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People of chennai

The people of Chennai are known as “Chennaiites”. They follow a medley of religions like Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The people are quite orthodox and take their traditions very seriously. However, mutual respect and companionship is widely followed and the capital is a confluence of traditional beliefs and modernity merging in harmony. Chennai in fact has the third largest size of expatriate population in India, after Mumbai and Delhi. Besides the local Tamilians there is a sizeable migrant population from surrounding places - so communities of Telugu, Malayalee and Sri Lankan Tamil abound in the city. Some other significant communities are Anglo Indian, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati and Marwari communities as well as people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The traditional wear for men in Chennai is the lungi and a shirt, while women wear sarees with gold motifs. You will also see women wearing gold jewellery as daily wear. Most of the native women in Chennai adorn their hair with flower garlands on special occasions.

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  • Theme of Chennai [Contemporary, Beach, Religious, Heritage]
  • You'll love Chennai for [Landscape, Historical Sites, Shopping, Greenery, Temples]
  • Watchout for [Humidity]
  • Best Time To Visit
    November - February
  • Altitude 20 ft. above sea level

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    Rs.4,999
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Places to stay in chennai

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    Grand Padappai Residency
    Chennai
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    Rs.1,500
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    Chennai
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    Rs.2,199
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    Hotel City Tower Chennai
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Popular Flights To chennai

    • IXMMadurai
      MAAChennai
    • Spicejet
      SG-3028
    • 10:30 11:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,457
    • BLRBengaluru
      MAAChennai
    • Spicejet
      SG-3302
    • 07:10 08:05
      Non Stop
    • 00h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,556
    • TRVThiruvananthapuram
      MAAChennai
    • Indigo
      6E-536
    • 20:50 22:15
      Non Stop
    • 01h 25m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,740
    • CJBCoimbatore
      MAAChennai
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      SG-502
    • 10:25 11:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,752
    • BDQVadodara
      MAAChennai
    • Indigo
      6E-6505
    • 11:40 19:15
      1 Stop
    • 07h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,087
    • TCRTuticorin
      MAAChennai
    • Indigo
      6E-7242
    • 09:20 13:55
      1 Stop
    • 04h 35m
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    • Rs.4,245
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