Chennai was previously known as Madras, this 369-year-old city is the capital of the southern province of Tamil Nadu and is India’s 6th biggest city in terms of populace. This city serves as one of the major entrances to South India and has a flourishing local culture and art scene and is one of the major places for medicinal tourism. It is considered as one of the world’s rapidly developing cities despite the fact in terms of cleanliness it is in 13th place.
The word Chennai originates from the Tamil word “Chennapattanam”. The city in the past ruled by South Indian Dynasty, notably the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and Vijayanagara. The region where the present city exists was awarded to Britishers by Damerla Chennappa Nayaka who was general under Vijayanagara ruled from Chandragiri, next to Tirupati. Chennai is well-known for its beaches, Museums, Parks, and various Historical Places around the city. The tourist also loves to visit this city because it offers the chance to experience the traditional culture with a modern touch.
Attractions: Marina Beach, Govt. Museum, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple, San Thome Cathedral Basilica, Valluvar Kottam, Birla Planetarium, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, National Art Gallery, Elliot’s Beach, etc…
Best Time to visit: October to February.
Peak Season: November to January.
How to Reach
- By Air: Chennai has its own airport. The domestic and international flights arrive here on a regular basis from major cities of India and internationally.
- By Rail: Chennai has three railway stations: The Central, Egmore and Tambaram Railway Stations. Chennai one of the station which covered major cities of South India and well connected with rest of the Country.
- By Road: Chennai is the metro city that why it’s well-connected to cities and towns of Tamil Nadu. State buses and private luxury buses are also run inter cities regularly. Also, private cabs and taxis are also available too.