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Chennai is the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu.
Tourism guide publisher Lonely Planet named Chennai as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015.
Chennai is ranked as a beta-level city in the Global Cities Index and was ranked the best city in India by India Today in the 2014 annual Indian city survey
In 2015 Chennai was named the "hottest" city (worth visiting, and worth living in for long term) by the BBC, citing the mixture of both modern and traditional values.
National Geographic ranked Chennai's food as second best in the world; it was the only Indian city to feature in the list.
Chennai was also named the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet.
Chennai was the most visited Indian city by foreign tourists in 2009.
The Santhome Church, which was originally built by the Portuguese in 1523 and is believed to house the remains of the apostle St. Thomas, was rebuilt in 1893 in neo-Gothic style