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About chennai

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu in India, is a fast-paced metropolitan city and home to a rich heritage with an alluring historical background. Some of the major attractions in Chennai include the Kapaleeshwar Temple, ISKCON Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple and San Thome Cathedral which is one of the three St. Thomas Basilicas in the world. When you have had your share of divine sightseeing, head to the beaches in Chennai. Breezy Beach, Marina Beach and Covelong are known for their panoramic views. There are also historical places of high significance like the mighty Fort St. George, which was the foothold of British, Government Museum and Art Gallery which has several artifacts of sculptures and carvings from 9th and 11th centuries. Shopping in Chennai is a highly rewarding experience. Both souvenirs and world’s leading brands are available to shop in Chennai. This city has something for everyone, and before you know it, this cultural metropolitan hub would have sneaked into your heart.

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  • Best time to visit chennai The perfect time to visit Chennai is from November to February, during the winter season. Due to the cooler te...Read More
  • How to reach chennai Chennai has its own international airport which makes the city well-connected to the major international citie...Read More
  • Transport In chennai Transportation in Chennai through local bus network is efficiently managed by the Metropolitan Transport Corpo...Read More
  • People of chennai The people of Chennai are known as “Chennaiites”. They follow a medley of religions like Hinduism, Islam and C...Read More
  • Languages of chennai The primary language spoken in Chennai is Tamil, the official language of Tamil Nadu. However, a majority of t...Read More
  • History of chennai Chennai and the nearby regions have contributed to the country as a great military, administrative and financi...Read More
  • Culture of chennai The rich culture of Chennai can be exemplified through the dance forms and Carnatic music practised here, perf...Read More
  • Weather of chennai Chennai possesses a hot and humid climate. The summers start from March and extends to May, with temperatures ...Read More
  • Map of chennai Chennai is located on the south-east coast India, known as the Coromandel coast of Bay of Bengal. The seashore...Read More

Best Places to visit in chennai

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Kapaleeshwarar temple is a splendidly built Shiva temple located ...
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Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Zoo-Wildlife

Spend approx 4 hours

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP) popularly known as Vandal...
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Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

Zoo-Wildlife

Spend approx 2 hours

If creepy crawly crocodiles give you an adrenalin rush - see them...
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Thyagaraja Temple

Thyagaraja Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The intriguing architecture of South Indian temples is sure to at...
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Murugan Idli Shop

Murugan Idli Shop

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

If authentic South Indian morsels is the call of the day, head to...
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The Marina

The Marina

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1200

Marina is known for its unique setting, neat ambiance, and yummy ...
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The Great Kabab Factory

The Great Kabab Factory

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 3000

Celebrate being a foodie as you amble inside The Great Kabab Fact...
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Annalakshmi Restaurant

Annalakshmi Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Annalakshmi Restaurant is truly a paradise for vegetarians. Locat...
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Hoppipola

Hoppipola

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1100

Had a long tiring day? De-stress yourself with good food and refr...
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Sera The Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Sera The Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1600

Looking for a place to chill, relax and have a gala time with you...
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10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Gulp down some soothing drinks in a classy ambiance at 10 Downing...
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The Flying Elephant

The Flying Elephant

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 3500

Located within the premises of Park Hyatt, The Flying Elephant is...
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These Mouthwatering Local Dishes Of South India Are A Must Try

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A Quick Guide For A Smooth South India Tour

A Quick Guide For A Smooth South India Tour

Here is a handy guide before you head out to discover the beautiful peninsular region of South India for a vacation. Read on!

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Things To Do For A Splendid South India Tour

Things To Do For A Splendid South India Tour

Here is a look at some of the must-dos of South India - and best places to head to. Read on.

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Holiday Packages In chennai

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    Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram Ex Chennai - Monsoon Special
    2 Nights, 3 Days
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    Rs.12,119
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    Marvellous Rock Temples of Mahabalipuram
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,499
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    Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry (Standard)
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.16,299
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In chennai

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    Family Holidays
    1 Nights, 2 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Affordable Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Sightseeing Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,119
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in chennai

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    Beverly Hotel
    Chennai
    One night from
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Popular Flights To chennai

    • CJBCoimbatore
      MAAChennai
    • Indigo
      6E-6313
    • 23:45 00:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,028
    • COKCochin
      MAAChennai
    • Indigo
      6E-591
    • 09:55 11:15
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,118
    • BLRBengaluru
      MAAChennai
    • Air Asia India
      I5-2383
    • 17:30 18:30
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,297
    • TRVThiruvananthapuram
      MAAChennai
    • Indigo
      6E-606
    • 17:00 18:20
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,820
    • BOMMumbai
      MAAChennai
    • Spicejet
      SG-6287
    • 00:15 02:15
      Non Stop
    • 02h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,908
    • PNQPune
      MAAChennai
    • Spicejet
      SG-747
    • 00:35 07:15
      1 Stop
    • 06h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,939
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