Chennai, the city situated at the Coromondal coast of Bay of Bengal is often recognized as the 'Detroit of India' and the 'Gateway of South'. Chennai is the Soul of South India formerly known as Madras. It is a major industrial, commercial, cultural, economic and educational centre of the Southern India. The city has its own unique charm, which sets it aside from the rest of the big cities of the country. A great confluence of rich tradition, varied heritage, modern amenities and technology, Chennai is the vibrant place in the vicinity of nature. This unmatchable blend of culture and modernity has designated Chennai with one such city in Tamil Nadu, blessed with an extreme treasure of tourist attractions. The sightseeing tour around the ancient city of Chennai with its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, cultural and art centers and parks, will completely sweep you off your feet. Besides, there is such wide diversity that you will be amazed at its existence. The picturesque beauty of the city includes beautifully carved temples, serene beaches, colonial monuments and much more. A notable tourist attraction in Chennai is actually in the neighboring town of Mahabalipuram, with its ancient temples and rock carvings of the 7th century Pallava kingdom is an UNESCO World Heritage site.