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Marina Beach in Chennai

It is a fascinating tourist spot located in the coastal region of the southern part of India. Being the longest urban beach of India and the second in the world, it is stretched over thirteen kilometers of landscape along the average width of 300 meters.

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History of Marina Beach in Chennai:

Marina Beach used to be one strip of mud before the 1880s, but the Governor of Madras, Moutstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, during this period had changed the fortune of this beach by building Madras Harbour on the coast of this region.

The beach was renamed from Madras Marina to Marina Beach. After the earthquake many statues and temples were discovered.

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Marine life at Marina Beach in Chennai:

The most admiring animal to see among the sea wild life is the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, which is a vanishing species on the earth. The varieties of tropical and fresh water fish are found plenty on this beach as it is aptly situated along the Bay of Bengal.

Attractions of Marina Beach in Chennai:

Shivadurai and MGR memorials, statues of heroes from Tamil culture, Triumph of Labor; these statues and historical monuments are the best places for tourists to know about the legends and glorious history of Indian freedom. 

Apart from these historical reminiscences, Marina is also quite popular for its joggers track, aquarium, and other interesting spots suited to all age groups.

Food at Marina Beach in Chennai:

Being the second longest beach in the world, the Chennai beach is filled with its range of food items which everyone should try. All these are food items are extremely cost-beneficial.

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How to reach Marina Beach in Chennai:

ByAirpot : Chennai Airport is the closest and most convenient airport. The airport is approximately 18.6 kilometres from the beach.

By Train: The nearest train stations to Marina Beach are Chepauk, Thiruvallikeni, and Lighthouse. Most of these stations are connected to Chennai Central railway station through local trains.

By bus: The closest bus stop to the beach is the Marina Beach bus stop.

Best time to visit Marina Beach: The months of November to February are the best time to visit Marina Beach.

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Hotels near Marina Beach:

Stalin Pleasant Park
141, 142, Wallahjah Rd, Mount Road, Anna Salai, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002•090084 43377

K11 Express - Opp Express Avenue- Eco-certified
168, Bharathi Salai, Padupakkam, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014•095859 11711

CAPITAL O72249 Saravan Botique Inn
37, 37, Peter's Rd, Balaji Nagar, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014•0124 458 8630

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