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Marina Beach, Chennai

No Doubt, the sea view was splendid. As I soaked my feet in seawater of Marina Beach, the first time in my life I felt the part of the Bay of Bengal. Nothing can give me a better feeling than spending a few days in another state,a far far away from work.

The Bay of Bengal & Me

The Bay of Bengal & Me

So I was in Chennai with my best buddies for a wedding of my friend’s sister. On the wedding day, we witnessed a wedding ceremony in Tamil style and then we ate various Chennai special food items. In the evening, we were having plenty of time to roam around, so we decided to visit Marina Beach.

Marina Beach

Marina Beach

Marina Beach, one of the famous tourist attractions in Chennai. As mentioned on the wiki, Marina Beach is not a just beach. It holds a few records like the longest beach in India (13 kms) as well the world’s eleventh longest beach.

Travelling on public transport is a bit challenging, language is a barrier. It was not easy to convince rickshaw drivers.All the rickshaw drivers were asking for extra charges. We struggled and we fought for half an hour to find rickshaws, but somehow we managed to reach Marina Beach.

Chennai auto rickshaw

Chennai auto rickshaw

The beach is a bit away from the main road. It took us around 10-15 minutes to reach the beach. Unexpectedly, the beach was heavily crowded and most of the area was occupied by street stalls and local sellers.

Statue

Statue

Statue at entrance

Statue at entrance

Too crowded

Too crowded

Street stalls

Street stalls

I can surely say, Marina beach is the most crowded beach I have ever seen.Though, the beach was crowded, but I was just excited about seeing the Bay of Bengal and for me spending some time around the sea is always refreshing and peaceful.

Small girl walking on a rope

Small girl walking on a rope

Rope walking

Rope walking

One can click photos with celebrities

One can click photos with celebrities

People were not allowed to bath or swim in Sea due to turbulent flow of seawater. We spent some time in the seawater, clicked photos, tried playing some games and ate Bombay chat items.Overall, we had a good time at good place. 🙂

Police man on horse as a safeguard

Police man on horse as a safeguard

My friend is trying gun shooting

My friend is trying gun shooting

Instant fish fry

Instant fish fry

Snacks stall

Snacks stall

Bombay bhel puri in Chennai :)

Bombay bhel puri in Chennai 🙂

Rock Fountain

Rock Fountain

After seeing the many beaches of Arabian sea , It was a good experience to see the beach from southern India.

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Hi, My name is Manisha Tajne and I am from a city of dreams, Mumbai. I am a software techie by profession and “The Travel Junkie” by passion. I am passionate about travelling, exploring the places and people, knowing their food, culture and lifestyle. “The Travel Junkie” is my small start and inspiration to pursue my travelling passion and I would like to share here my travels, food and living stories or anything good I come across.

10 Comments

  1. Pingback: Chennai: My First Impressions | M The Travel Junkie

  2. priyankamoraes says

    I loved your pics…and the fish fry took me back to the beach! I agree with you it is just teeming with people but still lends a serenity..

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