A metropolitan city surrounded by temples, churches and beaches, Chennai is located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. It houses one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centers in South India. Proud of its ornamental heritage, Chennai has diverse experiences to offer. Best time to visit Chennai
The ideal time to visit the city is from November to February. During this time of the year, Chennai celebrates one of its biggest festivals, Pongal. Hotels in Chennai
Chennai has many hotels ranging from posh hotels of the country to budget hotels. Some of the best known five-star hotels in the city are Hyatt Regency, Radisson Blu Hotel, Taj Club House, Park Hyatt, Taj Coromandel, The Leela Palace
and ITC Grand Chola Hotel
Some of the affordable hotels in the city are Hotel Mallika Residency, Hotel Ammu Palace
, Ginger Hotel and Hotel Pratap Plaza. Restaurants in Chennai
Some of the best restaurants in Chennai are Mathura Restaurant, Bombay Brasserie, Maplai, Annalakshmi Restaurant, Mainland China, Ottimo Cucina Italiana and Peshawri. Offbeat things to do in Chennai
• Visit beaches:
There are three famous beaches that can beat the Southern heat. These are Covelong Beach, Elliot's Beach and Marina Beach.
• Go for a long drive on the East Coast Road:
Taking a road trip on the East Coast Road would be refreshing as it is considered to be one of the most scenic routes in India.
• Take part in the Olive Ridley conservation walk:
Olive Ridley turtles, the smallest and most abundant sea turtles in the world, lay eggs on the beaches of Chennai between December and April. Join the walk to find these eggs and put them back to their safe hatchery.
• Go surfing in Kovalam:
For all the water babies, Kovalam beach is waiting for you! The beach is an hour away from Chennai and has an active surfing scene.
• Go on a catamaran ride:
You can explore the beautiful beaches in an open boat ride. FAQs Q. What are the domestic and international airlines that operate on the Madurai to Chennai route? A.
The domestic airlines
that connect Madurai to Chennai are SpiceJet
, Jet Airways, IndiGo
and Air India
. Q. How is the Chennai Airport connected to the city? A.
The Chennai airport
is situated on the Grand Southern Trunk Road which is a major national highway connecting several cities within the state. Prepaid taxis are available with fares fixed by the government. The airport metro station of the Chennai Metro connects the airport to other parts of the city. Q. What is the earliest flight from Madurai to Chennai? A.
The earliest flight from Madurai to Chennai is SpiceJet, which departs at 07:40 am. Q. What is the last flight from Madurai to Chennai? A.
The last flight from Madurai to Chennai is Jet Airways, which departs at 09:20 pm. Q. What are the airlines that provide direct flight from Madurai to Chennai? A.
The airline that provides direct flight on this route is Jet Airways. However, SpiceJet, IndiGo and Air India provide non-stop flights on this route. Q. What are the hotels in the vicinity of Chennai airport? A.
The most popular hotels near Chennai airport are Quality Inn Airport, Hotel Mount Manor, Radisson Blu Hotel, Mahalaya Residency, Mount Heera and Hablis. Shopping in Chennai
Whether you are a street shopper or a luxury-loving kind, you need to be familiar with the famous shopping spots. From colorful ethnic markets to bustling wholesale stores, the city has everything. The famous shopping destinations in Chennai are T. Nagar, Sowcarpet, Ritchie Street, Spencer Plaza, Pondy Bazaar and Parry’s corner among others. Nightlife in Chennai
Chennai’s nightlife is not considered as happening as Delhi or Mumbai but you will get to see a different side of the city as soon as the sun sets. If you’re looking for a lively place to hang out in Chennai, the options include Mayajaal Entertainment, The B Bar, 10 Downing Street and Sathyam Cinemas Multiplex. Major attractions in Chennai
The major attractions in Chennai are its beaches which include Marina Beach and Breezy Beach, temples such as Kapaleeshwarar Temple at Mylapore, Chennai Rail Museum, Chettinad Palace, St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica Church and Queens Land theme park in Poonamallee. About Madurai Airport
Established in 1957, the Madurai Airport
is a customs airport serving Madurai and its surrounding districts in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The airport is located about 12 km from the Madurai railway station and near State Highway 37.
Connectivity to Madurai Airport
Madurai airport is about 15 km from the city center, off National Highway 47. It is best to hire a taxi from the airport at the counter in the arrival lounge. Bus number 10J is connected to the airport which runs from the Complex bus stand. Q. What are the popular domestic routes from Madurai? A.
Madurai is well-connected by air with other prime cities of India. The airport of Madurai is about 10 km from the city. There are regular flights to Madurai from major cities like Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and others. Q. What are the popular airlines flying from Madurai airport? A.
Some of the popular airlines
flying from Madurai airport are SpiceJet, Jet Airways, IndiGo and Air India. Q. What are the prominent hotels near Madurai Airport? A.
Some of the hotels near Madurai Airport are Regency Madurai, Alps Residency, Hotel Jungle Stay Madurai, Astoria Hotels, Heritage Madurai, and Hotel Sree Devi. Q. What are the key attractions in Madurai? A.
Some of the major attractions in Madurai are Samanar Hills, Koodal Azhagar Temple
, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal
, Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Q. What is the best time to visit Madurai? A.
The ideal time to visit Madurai is from December to February as the climate is very pleasant at this time of the year.