Done with all your shopping? visited few attractive places in Chennai? Need a place so that you can take a break? Then, ‘Besant Beach’ should be your next stop. Named after the noted lady theosophist Annie Besant, Besant Nagar is one of Chennai’s neighborhoods.
Edward Eliot’s Beach, popularly known as Besant Nagar Beach, is located in Besant Nagar. The beach is named after the then Governor of Madras ‘Edward Eliot’.
This beach is a very nice place to hangout in the evenings. A nice place with all kinds of street food available throughout the beach and most importantly, the beach is very well maintained and kept clean. There are lot of eating joints on the beach road. Evenings are lively and a very good place to hangout.The beach is also not much crowded and is also a favorite beach for the college students and local families living in and around Chennai.
100 % fun and enjoyment is assured when you come to this beach with your families and friends and yes, of course tasty foods are also assured when you get here.
The beach is ideal for long walks. Moreover, the ones who want to soak their feet in the splashing sea water and lose themselves completely in the arms of the nature, head on. Elliot’s Beach is quite a hit among both the tourists as well as the natives of Tamil Nadu. A prominent landmark on this beach is the Karl Schmidt Memorial. The memorial is named after the Dutch sailor who lost his life in the process of saving a drowning swimmer.
There is this Ashtalakshmi Temple, which is 20 years old and is significant for its modern style architecture. It is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and appears different from the rest of the Temples in South India.