Chennai, the gracious capital city of Tamil Nadu is one of India's major port and the commercial hub of South India and thus it became a metropolitan city and emerged as fourth largest city in the country. Located on a 17km stretch of the Coramandel coast, the city is trisected by the waterways of Cooum and Adyar and the Buckingham Canal. It is a city of courtesy, charm and culture. Temples and Forts, Churches and Beaches, Mosques, Parks and Monuments are all a part of this wonderful city. Many of the indian languages are spoken in Chennai, though the main language of Chennai is Tamil. For travelers with an interest in the colonial history of India, Chennai has much worth exploring and abundant transport operations make other parts of the country readily accessible.
|Area||181 sq km|
|Altitude||6 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-24.0 C-42.0 C Winter-18.0 C-36.0C|
|Language||English, Hindi, Tamil|
|Rainfall||1,300 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
How to get there
1. Air :- Chennai is an international airport with flight connections to all major parts of the world, Domestic airlines connect Chennai with all the major cities of India.
Places to Visit
|Kapalishvara Temple||San Thome Cathedral|
|St. Thomas Mount||Little Mount Shrine|
|Fort St. George||St Andrew's Kirik|
|Goverment Museum||St Mary's Church|
|Vedanthangal Birds Sanctuary||Dakshina Chitra|
Chennai is famous for its handlooms, both the exquisite Kancheepuram silk and cottons used for designer sarees, shirts and domestic use.The beautiful Kancheepuram hand woven silk sarees are famous for their pretty temple borders and rich zari ( gold thread) pallavas. Detailed traditional motifs and bright colours with contrasting borders make these sarees absolutely delightful. Take home exquisite souvenirs for your loved ones in silver, copper, bronzed and wood, available in various government emporia and private stores or irresistible jewellery made from uncut precious stones.
|Chola Sheraton||ITC Park Sheraton||Le Royal Meridien|
|Hotel The Park||Hotel Taj Coromandel||Hotel Trident Hilton|
|Hotel Taj Connemara||Hotel Savera||Hotel Ambassador Pallava|
|Hotel Benz Park Tulip||Hotel Crystal Inn||Hotel Ambica Empire|
|Hotel Pleasant Days||Hotel Quality in Sabri||Hotel Radha Park Inn|
|Dee Cee Manor|