Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India:

General Information

Chennai vacation- tourism places in IndiaChennai, located along the Coromandal coast of India, is the 4th largest metropolitan city in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu, one of the states in India.With a rich history, many places of religious interest and some exotic beaches, Chennai vacation is full of enjoyment and some great travelling experience for people visiting this famous place in India.
The city is served by an international airport and two major ports; it is connected to the rest of the country by five national highways and two railway terminals. Thirty-five countries have consulates in Chennai.Chennai hosts a large cultural event, the annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. The city has a vibrant theatre scene and is an important centre for the Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form.

A short history of Chennai

Although the places around Chennai has been a notable administrative ,military and economic centre since 1st century but the credit for establishment of Chennai goes to British. British established this place as one of the important urban centre and naval base.

Prior to that ,Chennai was invaded by Portuguese and then by Dutch but ultimately British east India company raised as supreme powers here.Since then ,Chennai has became a centre around which British expanded their rule over India.Due to its rich historical background ,Chennai vacations are extremely relishing for some one interested in history and historical places.

How to reach Chennai

Chennai is well connected to rest of India as well as by world by air ,railways as well as road.

Reaching chennai by air-
The international airport of Chennai called as Anna International Terminal connects countries of Asia ,middle east, Europe, and north America.Around 30 national and international operate from here.The airport is undergoing further modernisation and a new airport at Sriperumbdur is to be constructed.

The domestic airport in Chennai is known by the name of Kamraj terminal and domestic flights from across the country operate from here.All the major cities of India are well connected to chennai through air.For more details and to know the national and international flight schedule click here.

Reaching Chennai by Railway-
Chennai is well connected from every corner of the country by railway.Trains from almost every route reach Chennai.There are two major railway stations in Chennai- The Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. Chennai Central mainly handles the interstate trains while Chennai Egmore handles the domestic trains coming to and from within the state of Tamil Nadu.

Reaching Chennai by road-
Five major national highways radiate outwards from Chennai to some famous places in India like- Mumbai, Kolkata, Pondicherry, Trichy and Tiruvallur.Regular buses operate from neighbouring states as well as within the Places in Tamil nadu.

Where to stay in Chennai-

Being one of the largest metro cities in India, Chennai has numerous hotels and accomodation places spread throughout the city.You can find a hotel at virtually any place in Chennai.But it would be advisable to make prior arrangements to avoid hassles when you reach there or to get ripped of by touts and middlemen.The official government tourism website of India has some recommendations and list of hotels that you will find beneficial.Alternatively, you may contact a travel agent on the net to make prior arrangements for you.

Eating out at Chennai-

There are plenty of places to eat out in whole of the Chennai.You can relish the south indian delicacies as well as western foods at every place in Chennai.But don't eat anything from roadside hawkers and unclean places on the sides of the road.Choose clean restaurants and eating places to enjoy your food.Wikitravel has a list of some great places to eat here.

Places to see in Chennai

Monuments in Chennai

*Fort St. George
*Kamaraj Memorial
*Freemanson hall
*Government Museum
*Valluvar Kottam
*Senate house
*MGR Memorial

Beaches in Chennai

*Marina Beach
*Elliot Beach
*Covelong Beach

Temples in Chennai

*Kapaleeswarar Temple
*Parthsarthy Temple
*Adeeswar Temple
*Vadapalani Temple
*Kandaswami Temple

C hurches in Chennai

*San Thome Cathedral Basilica
*St. Mary's Church

Thousand Light Mosque

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