Chennai is India’s major port and commercial hub. It has long sandy beaches and great shopping destinations for silk and cotton clothing. The historical monuments, temples, churches, and art festivals add beauty to the city. It also offers some excellent restaurants and food spaces that offer a great range of authentic south Indian delicacies. Best time to visit Chennai
The best time to visit Chennai is the winter season from November to September. The Pongal festival is celebrated for three days in January with Rangoli competitions and other festivities. In December, the city hosts a traditional music festival with the best of artists. November, December, and January also see the festivities of Diwali, Christmas, and New Year celebrations, respectively. Handy guide for Kochi to Chennai flights Connectivity from the Chennai airport
The Chennai International Airport
is around 14 km from the city. Taxis and rental cars are available outside the airport. Several government AC and non-AC buses run from the airport and are a popular way of transport. App-based and metered taxis like Ola cabs and Uber can be availed to reach the city. Trains are available from the nearby station that is a 2-km ride from the airport. About Kochi airport Cochin International airport
is the only international airport in the city of Kochi. The airport code is COK.
• Duty-free shops offer the finest of spirits, wines, cosmetics, perfumes, confectionery, electronic items, travel accessories, branded clothing, and traditional handicrafts.
• Relax at the well-maintained lounges exclusively designed for premium passengers as well as others via payment on the spot.
• Refreshing snacks, bars, and restaurants including the popular ‘The Oberoi’ are present in the airport. Offbeat things to do in Chennai
• Edward Elliot’s Beach:
Enjoy the calming atmosphere of Chennai’s cleanest beaches. You can also visit Velankanni Church and Ashtalakshmi temple located at the end of the beach.
• Ramakrishna Math:
This place is considered an ideal spot for contemplation and meditation or for just a peaceful visit. It has a history of more than hundred years of service to society.
• Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas:
This is one of the three churches in the world built to honor his apostle of Jesus Christ. There are various functions held here and there is also a museum.
• Memorial of Tiruvalluvar at Valluvar Kottam:
The memorial is shaped like a temple chariot and is 101-feet high with a life-size image of the poet. The auditorium can accommodate around 4,000 people and the granite pillars have inscriptions of the poet’s work.
• National Art Gallery:
This magnificent sandstone building is known for its collections as well as its exquisite architecture. The Tanjore paintings on glass, miniature art and handicraft are some of its attractions.
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