In a list churned out by the New York Times, '52 places to go in 2014', Chennai, formerly known as Madras, in the state of Tamil Nadu, has been placed at number 26.
Chennai had been long considered a getaway to popular South Indian travel destinations like Kerala but was overlooked as an attraction in itself.
The city boasts of being a national cultural capital and home to several dance and music schools.
Historical sites include the Kapaleeswarar Temple, built in the name of the Hindu god Shiva.
Featuring at the top of NYT's list is Cape Town, South Africa, which has continued to attract tourists from across the globe for its amazing beaches and nightlife.
Other places include Downtown in Los Angeles, Namibia, Seychelles, Ecuador, Arctic Circle, Nepal, and Niagara Falls among others.
--ANI (Posted on 11-01-2014)