Heritage Temples in Chennai

Chennai is one of the top tourist places in South India. One of India’s oldest metropolises, Chennai is an amalgamation of heritage temples, historical monuments, buzzing streets and modern skyscrapers. Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is the perfect confluence of the old and new - the city is symbolic of the state’s culture, art and heritage.

There are numerous old temples in Chennai, which, built centuries of years back, stand as testimonies of the city’s spiritual heritage. As you visit Chennai this time, do not forget to visit these well-known temples in Guindy.

A closeup of a temple with intricate carvings in Chennai
Facade image of a colourful temple with blue sky in the background
Carvings outside a temple in Chennai

Kapaleeswarar Temple

Dedicated to Hindu deities Arulmigu Kapleeshwar - this temple was built in the 7th century by the Pallavas. The temple features the Dravidian style architecture which includes intricate wood and stone carvings, ornate pillars and a Gopuram at the doorway.

The Kapaleeswarar Temple is about 10 km from Hablis Hotel Chennai, our business hotel in Guindy.

Intricate carvings on outside of temple in Chennai
facade image of Marundeeswarar Temple Gopuram

Marundeeswarar Temple

One of the trinity sea shore temples in Tamil Nadu, Marundeeswarar Temple, is located in Thiruvanmiyur, adjacent to the Bay of Bengal beach. Believed to be built in the 11 th century, this is one of the most revered Shiva temples in the country. Shiva is worshipped in the form of Marundeeswarar, the healer of all ailments, in this temple.

Marundeeswarar Temple, is about 9.5 km from Hablis Hotel Chennai, our business hotel in Guindy.

Ekambareswarar Temple

The resplendent temple in colours of gold, built around the placid water bodies, is one of the must visit temples in Chennai. Built in 1680, this temple’s entrance tower, known as Gopuram, is the tallest in South India. Celebrations, especially during the festivals of Chithirai, Aadi, Markazhi and Panguni, are celebrated with pomp here.

Located in Kanchipuram, the Ekambareswarar Temple is 65 km from Hablis Hotel Chennai, our business hotel in Guindy.

overview of Ekambareswarar Temple in Chennai
facade image of Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai

Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple

Located in Thiruvallikeni, the Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathyswamy Temple in Chennai, is an 8th-century Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The temple features Dravidian architecture, replete with inscriptions and sculptures of various avatars of Vishnu.

This temple, a must-visit tourist spot in Chennai, is about 12 km away from Hablis Hotel Chennai, our business hotel in Guindy.

Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai

Located on the shoreline of Elliot’s Beach, the Ashtalakshmi Temple in Chennai is a Lakshmi temple dedicated to the eight avatars of the deity. The serene ambience of the temple is its biggest draw. Built in 1970, this temple features intricate designs and architecture of South Indian temples.

This temple in Chennai is about 11.5 km from Hablis Hotel Chennai, our business hotel in Guindy.

facade image of Ashtalakshmi Kovil Temple in Chennai