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Chennai ranks 26th among NYT’s ’52 places to go in 2014’ list

Jan 15 ():  Chennai, ranking 26th,  has attained the honours of figuring in the NYT’s  ’52 places to go in 2014’ list.

Namma Chennai, in addition to boasting of being a  cultural capital  is home to several top-notch music and dance schools. Chennai has long been ignored as an attraction in itself though  considered as a  getaway to popular South Indian travel destinations like Kerala.

The historical  Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore, constructed in typical Dravidian architectural style around the 7th century CE has also been listed as one of the attractions in Chennai in the list drawn out by the New York Times.

Cape Town, South Africa, figures on top of NYT’s list, which has continued to attract tourists from across the globe for its wonderful beaches and amazing nightlife. Other destinations  include Downtown in Los Angeles, Namibia, Seychelles, Ecuador, Arctic Circle, Nepal, and Niagara Falls, reports ANI.

The ‘ Places to Go ’ list is published by the New York Times  each January. On their method of choosing the destinations, the official website says that the selection of these cities is done through an extensive screening process from suggestions received from their contributing writers based overseas. The places are cherry-picked based on some compelling reasons that include opening of a new museum, availability of a new transportation option or a historical anniversary. The team deliberates on the merits and drawbacks of each destination at length, aiming to bring a good mix of destinations including cities, regions and countries,though not a comprehensive one.

Chennai is indeed going places!