Located on the southern tip of India, Tamil Nadu is a large state which boasts 900 kilometers of shoreline on the Indian Ocean. Madras is the capital of Tamil Nadu, a city rich in history, legends and monuments. Today Madras is the fourth largest city in all India, and has long been an important southern port. Among the sights and attractions of Madras are its magnificent temples like Kapilishwarar and Marina Beach, which stretches out between Madras and the Bay of Bengal, making this long strip of sand the longest beach in the world.

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