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Chennai Travel Guide

The metropolis of the state Tamil Nadu, Chennai is a bustling city with luxury stores, cinema studios and chaotic traffic. This city is famous for its world’s second longest beach – Marina Beach. Other than the beach, Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Government Museum, Edward Elliot’s Beach, Theosophical Society Garden and Anna Zoological Park are tourist-friendly attractions.
Birla Planetarium is a good place for science enthusiasts. Earlier known as Madras, this city used to be a base for the East India Company when it was only a fishing settlement. This famous city is filled with music, traditions, the classical Bharatanatyam dance and its very own ‘Filter Kaapi’ (filter coffee). You can find a number of multi-cuisine restaurants and other entertainment options. Chennai has a tropical climate so it is best to visit this city from December to February. To beat the heat of Chennai, drink packaged water and cover yourself before going outside.
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How to Reach Chennai
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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Are residential societies, offices and hotels recording temperature of visitors?
Dear guest, Yes,the temperature is being tested almost everywhere. We have implemented many steps as per the advice of WHO and Govt Of India pertaining to Covid at our hotel. We look forward to hosting you at our hotel when you are in Chennai next. C.S.Sivanandan, Proprietor,Mount Kailash Suites,Chennai
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Are buses, metros and other public transport sanitized at regular intervals?
Dear guest, Buses and Metro are yet to start in Chennai. We have incorporated a number of steps as per the advice of WHO and Govt Of India concerning Covid at our hotel.Kindly access our website for more information. We look forward to hosting you when you are in Chennai next.we offer you anytime check-in. C.S.Sivanandan, Proprietor, Mount Kailash Suites,Chennai
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Are all supermarkets and markets (grocery, stationery shops etc.) inside residential colonies open?
All standalone shops, grocery stores, supermarkets and showrooms can now operate till 7pm.
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Have local transport services like autos, three-wheelers etc resumed in the city?
Auto-rickshaws are permitted to operate in the city with a maximum of two passengers.
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Are electricians, plumbers, gardeners, maids etc. permitted inside societies and residential colonies?
All self-employed individuals like maids, drivers, carpenters, electricians, cleaners, garbage collectors and plumbers are allowed to resume work inside residential colonies in non-containment zones only. However, the final decision to allow the entry rests with the RWA authorities.
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