Chennai formerly known as Madras is the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is the country's fourth largest city. It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. This 367 year old city has an estimated population of 9 million. It is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world and it has the 2nd longest seashore in the world. Despite being an important city for manufacturing, health care, and IT, Chennai has managed to maintain a spaciousness that's lacking in other major Indian cities. It's a rambling and busy, yet a conservative city with deep traditions and culture that are yet to give way to the growing foreign influence here. Mamallapuram, an annex of this city is known for its sandy beaches, stone carvings, food and resorts. It also hosts the which is quite well known in 'art circles' both in India and abroad. There are many more Tourists Attractions like Temples, Art Galleries, around this City.