Chennai has deep rooted culture and tradition is known to be metropolitan that crisscrosses between modern technology and traditional arts and crafts. This charming city which is spread over 200 square kilometers along the Bay of Bengal , situated on the south eastern coast of India. The areas like Triplicane, Purasawalkam, Egmore and Chetput that existed during the British rule developed and formed into Chennapatnam
Places to Stay
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Chennai. Some of them are Mallika Residency (Tariff – Rs 350), Raj Residency (Tariff – Rs.900), Samco Hotel (Tariff – Rs 1725) and Hotel The Orchid Inns (Tariff – Rs.1265).
The official language of Chennai is Tamil . The languages spoken by others who have made Chennai their home include Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi and Telugu.
Some famous festivals and events of Chennai include Dance Festival at Mallapuram, Tayagaraja Festival, Velankanni Festival and Music Festival
Place to Visit
Some of the tourist attractions include Valluvar Kottam (2kma from US Consultate)Marina Beach (15kms from bus stand), Crocodile Park (1.7kms from nearest bus stand), Elliot’s Beach (7kms from bus stand), Gudiyam Caves (75kms from Chennai), Fort St. George(7kms from Chennai), St. Mary's Church (1.5km from Guidy RS)
How to Get There
Chennai International Airport is located along Meenambakkam and Tirusulam, 7 km from the south of Chennai . It has two terminals Kamaraj Terminal and International Terminal. Kamaraj terminal handles the domestic flights. The other terminal is called the Anna International that connects major international locations like London, Singapore, France etc.
Chennai Central also fondly called Madras Central is a major railway hub in the city. It is positioned right adjacent to the headquarters of the Southern Railway, as well as the Ripon Building. The other busy railway terminus includes Chennai Egmore and Tambaram.
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT is a major hub of activity that is located Koyambedu. Some of the best bus operators that offer exceptional experience for passengers include Palraj Travels, Wahaan Tours & Travels and KNP Tours & Travels. Utilising bus ticket online offer from travel websites can save you a lot of money.