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Chennai

Location Tamil Nadu
Temperature Summer- 37°C, 21.10°C, Winter- 32°C, 19.81°C
Must-See Attractions Marina Beach, Kapileshwar Temple, San Thome Cathedral, Fort St. George
Best Time To Visit From October to March
Languages spoken Tamil, English, Hindi and Urdu
Fort St. George

Gateway to the South, Chennai is a dynamic city earlier known as Madras. It is a 350 year old city, which witnessed the rule of many rulers. It enchants tourists with its amazing attractions such as beautiful temples, romantic beaches, gardens, historic monuments and amazing handicrafts.

It is an IT hub where students and professionals come from all across the globe. IIT Madras is one of the most renowned engineering institutes located in the city. Religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Jainism are followed here. Pongal is one of the most famous festivals of the city, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm.


Some of the major attractions of Chennai are:

Marina Beach
It is the second largest beach in the world boasting of golden sand, refreshing ambiance and picturesque views.

Kapileshwar Temple
The mind-blowing architecture of this temple reflects the height of human imagination. It was built in honor of Lord Shiva.

San Thome Cathedral
Taking pride in its wood and glass paintings, San Thome Cathedral was constructed by the Portuguese.

The Government Museum
Housing objects reflecting the rich heritage of Tamil Nadu, the museum has 6 galleries.

Fort St. George
It is the first fort built by the British in India in the 17th century. It houses various artifacts belonging to the British period.


Excursions from Chennai

Shopping
Take back home some of the mesmerizing handicrafts from Chennai such as brass, stone, wood and ivory carvings, leather bags and shoes, mats, metal work, paintings, silk saris and traditional jewelery.


Accommodation
Being a famous tourist destination and a metropolitan city, Chennai offers a range of accommodation options catering to different budgets of tourists. From beach resorts to budget hotels, all are available here.


How To Reach

By Air
The city has both national (The Kamaraja National Airport) and international airport (Anna International Airport) located at Titusulam, which is 20 km from the city.

By Rail
The city is well connected with almost all the major cities of the country by rail.

By Road
The city is easily accessible by road from the major cities of India.

 

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