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Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The present day Chennai portrays the rich historical background along with modern infrastructure. It has been the fortress of many dynasties of ..............

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and was once called Madras. From Chennai Travel Guide one will surely get hold of the present day Chennai that portrays the rich historical background along with modern infrastructure. It has been the fortress of many dynasties of South India in the past. The history of Chennai is filled with the stories of colonial times, and it has served as a battle ground for the colonial forces of the French and the British as well as the Mysore kingdom. The city of Chennai served as a major naval port during the 18th century and became the capital of the presidency of Madras post-independence.

It is a fast paced metropolitan city in South India and is situated in South east of the Coromandal coast of the Bay of Bengal. Being a major center of culture, administration and trade in South India, the city has a rich cultural heritage. Chennai Travel Guide also exhibits the aesthetics for Tamil art that can be seen in the classical dances, Carnatic music and other art forms of the state. It is the main centre of Tamil culture. Chennai tourism offers architecture, culture, crafts, drama and art of the city which gives a glimpse of South Indian heritage and are the prominent attractions in Chennai.

Chennai is the center stage of Kollywood which is the name given to the Tamil film industry. Chennai has witnessed fast paced development in terms of infrastructure and business. It is home to diverse industries such as automobile, pharmaceutical and healthcare, Information Technology and hardware manufacturing. To know more about the place, one can refer to Chennai Travel Guide. Overlooking the Bay of Bengal Chennai also hosts some of the serene sea beaches. Nonetheless the city also encircles some other tourist destinations like Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Tirupati. Whereas Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Pondicherry and Coimbatore are some other prominent destinations from Chennai.

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Chennai is not as classy as Mumbai and it’s not that happening like that of Bangalore but Chennai does feel more genial than most cities its size. It is having its own sensational charm and together with an ideal aura Chennai soups up to be the second largest IT exporter of India. Being one of the eminent industrial hubs in India, comprising industries like automobile, software services, hardware manufacturing, health care and financial services, it counts a great part in India’s economy. Nonetheless the city is served by two major ports, Chennai Port, one of the largest artificial ports in India and the second busiest container hub in India, and Ennore Port, which is one of the major cargo ports in India. Hence how to reach Chennai is not a big matter. It is well knitted by roadways, airways, railways as well as waterways. The capital city of Tamil Nadu, which is also the cultural capital of the state, encircles some of the India’s major tourist and pilgrimage centers. The road distance from Tirupati to Chennai is approximately 140kms whereas Hyderabad to Chennai en route Mumbai Highway and National Highway 5 is approximately 630kms. Chennai by road from Vizag is approximately 800kms and it takes more or less half a day. One driving from Cochin to Chennai en route Coimbatore and Salem, which is approximately 680kms, is surely going to enjoy his driving passing by the hues and heights of Nilgiri and the Eastern Ghats. From Madurai to Chennai it is approximately 450kms whereas from Kanyakumari it is 700kms en route Madurai and Tiruchirapalli. The approximate distance from Mahabalipuram to Chennai is 60kms. Mahabalipura has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nonetheless one planning to reach Chennai by train then he is having two main railway terminals. Chennai Central station, the city's largest, provides access to other major cities as well as many other smaller towns across India, whereas Chennai Egmore provides access to destinations primarily within Tamil Nadu. Chennai is the headquarters of Southern Railway and it smoothly connects to cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, New Delhi, Jammu, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Cochin.
The Chennai International Airport that hosts two terminals connects the Chennai by air to all major cities in India so you can take flights to chennai as well as to major hubs across Asia, Europe, and North America through more than 30 national and international carriers.
The Chennai Sea Port is well connected to Port Blair, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, Manila, London, Suez, Aden and Colombo and is open for travellers. So one planning to reach Chennai by sea is having an ocean cruise option.

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What are the trains timings from Bangalore to Chennai time?

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grandcascade chennai

Dear sir/madam "new hotel grand cascade chennai Trains Originating from Bangalore Train No. Name Departure Stn (Time) 12028 Shatabdi Express Bangalore Cy Junction (06:00) 12608 Lalbagh Express Bangalore Cy Junction (06:30) 22352 Patliputraexp Yesvantpur Junction (09:55) 12658 Chennai Mail Bangalore Cy Junction (22:40)

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i have booked tickets now what i have to do now...and I allowed booked seats from your option there was written 0 rs... will i have to pay something over there???

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Prithvi Sekhar

Which is the best cab to book from airport?

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Surya

go for uber and next ola. local airport taxi fares are more

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Pls suggest Good hotels near Apollo hospital, gream road?

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Murali Nambiar

To very opposite you have Raintree hotel.

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minimum check in baggage from chennai to mumbai ??

which terminal the flight is departing..?

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Senthilraj Selvaraj

Which flight?

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indigo airlines,how much is the check in by default??

pls suggest unmarried couple hotels in chennai........

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shabneet.kaur

Hi Sir, You can search hotels through Goibibo app/website by using the couple friendly tag.

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how can I obtain my boarding pass online?

What time it reach Chennai and where is the drop point?

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