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About Chennai

The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. One of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India, this city is highly visited by tourists for its natural beauty and calm atmosphere.

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, offers blue beaches, gorgeous churches and historic temples to ensure you have a memorable visit. Savour the best in South Indian cuisine as you gorge on some of the most delicious local dishes. Stroll along the sandy beaches while you explore the raw beauty of this city. That’s not all. You can even indulge in some retail therapy by scouting the local markets for traditional clothes and handicrafts.

Visit this beautiful city of Chennai during the winter months of November to February for a truly unforgettable time. With a cool breeze and a pleasant climate to complete the scenery, you are sure to leave all your troubles away.

About Chennai Airport

Chennai International Airport - is located in Meenambakkam and is the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of total passenger traffic. The domestic and international terminals are located adjacent to each other. The domestic terminal is known as Kamaraj Domestic Terminal whereas the International terminal is known as Anna International Terminal after the former Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu.

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  • Places To Visit
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Marina Beach:

Marina Beach is the longest natural beach in the country stretching out to 13 kms. Housing statues of heroes, this beach is visited by thousands every day. The white sandy shores of this beach, complete with a stunning view is sure to leave you inspired. Take a walk along the charming stretch of the beach as you enjoy some local delicacies to complete the experience.

MGR Film City:

Managed by the Government of Tamil Nadu, MGR Film City was constructed in the memory of MG Ramachandran in 1994, a veteran Tamil actor as well as the CM of the state. Spreading out to a massive 70 acres, you are highly likely to catch a glimpse of popular Tamil actors as well as explore various shooting locations. It is sure to be an interesting visit, do not miss a trip to the film city.

Santhome Cathedral Bascilica:

Believed to house the remains of St. Thomas, it is a major pilgrimage centre for Christians. Built in 78 AD by Portuguese explorers, San Thome Basilica is one of the only 23 Basilica in India and one of the five Basilica in Tamil Nadu. Plan a visit to this magnificent beauty that will surely leave you speechless.

Shop

Shop for some of the best traditional clothes and handicrafts when visiting the city of Chennai. You will find a wide variety of the famous Kanchipuram sarees here that are not to be missed. The raw silk fabric adorning all traditional wear is highly sought after.

Explore

Take a trip to the striking beaches while you gaze across the deep blue waters. You can also visit the churches and temples to have a fulfilling experience. When in Chennai, do try the local filter coffee that is sure to become a favourite. Besides this, you should also try some local delicacies like Mysore Pak, Murukku Sandwich, Mulligatawny Soup and Sundal.