Besant Nagar is a residential area on the suburbs of Chennai City. Elliot's beach commonly known as Besant Nagar beach is a famous picnic spot.
Besant Nagar named after the famous lady theosophist Annie Besant. The Theosophical Society Head Quarters located in Besant Nagar.
Besant Nagar also has many famous worship places like Varasiddhi Vinayaka temple, Ashtalakshmi Kovil, Arupadai Murugan Kovil, Ratnagirishwarar Kovil and the Velankanni Church.
Besant Nagar houses Kalakshetra, the world famous dance school. The locality also has residences of many affluent citizen and famous personalities.
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