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Chennai cityChennai, earlier known as Madras is the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is known as the biggest cultural, economic and financial center in South India. This culturally rich city is located on the Coromandel coast off the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is visited by lacks of health tourists people from all over the world and is also known as India Health Capital.

If there is one place that has beaches, educational institutes, ancient spots or sacred venues, there no other city than Chennai.

Don't Miss

Marina beach and Kapaleeshwarar temple top the list of must visit places when in Chennai. Fort Saint George and Arignar Anna Zoological Park are also some of the main visited places in Chennai. Don’t miss to carry a beautiful Kancheepuram silk saree as a souvenir from Chennai.


Things to do and see


  • Visit the zoo and wildlife parks and rewind yourself.
  • The Government Museum and The National Art Gallery is worth seeing.
  • Marina beach and Edward’s Elliot’s Beach will entice you to spend some quality time with yourself.
  • Savour the local street food that ranges from cotton candy to Biryani.
  • Satiate your shopping appetite by shopping at the Ranganathan Street.

 

Grab a bite

Believe it or not, Chennai is a foodie’s paradise. It serves some of the most wonderful vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. Various dishes of rice and filtered coffee are certainly not to be missed. Idli, masala dosa, vadai, kuzhi panyaram, kotu parottha, chetinnad chicken and fish curry are some of the food items that you have to have while in Chennai. Coconut and curry leaves are indeed the main ingredient in all the dishes. From high class restaurant to street food vendors, we suggest you to try everything and you won’t regret giving it a try.



WHAT TO PACK

Chennai is hot and humid generally all around the year. Carry your sunscreen lotion, umbrellas, sunglasses and cotton clothes.



Local Currency

Indian Rupee is acceptable in Chennai.