Besant Nagar is located 16 km from Chennai
and around 2 km from Adyar
. The main attraction of the place is the Elliot’s beach. The specialty of the beach lies in its cleanliness. The road next to the beach is lined by posh houses. Restaurants and small eat-outs are located at the two ends of the road. The Besant Nagar Tennis Club is a major landmark. Other tourist spots are Varasiddhi Vinayakar temple, Ashtalakshmi temple, Velankanni Church and Kalakshetra.