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AreaTamil Nadu, India
Language Tamil, English, Hindi
WeatherSummer 30°C to 38°C, Winter 20°C to 25°C
Plan before:1 days
Prices starting: 2030/night
Best Time: January, Feburary, August
Ideal Duration1 - 3 Days
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Chennai Overview
26 customer reviews

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Average (7)
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Do's & Dont's in Chennai
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Ranked 2 out of 11 Places to visit in Tamil Nadu
Ranked 3 in Friends tours
Best Time to Visit Chennai
Best time to visit for Solo - Feburary, April, August
Best time to visit for Couple - January, Feburary, August
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - Feburary, April, May

Ideal duration for holidays in Chennai is 1 - 3 Days, Best for Weekend trips
Popular amongst travelers from chennai, kolkata, bengaluru, kerala, vijayawada
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About Chennai
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 600001

This metropolis is often called the 'Cultural Capital of India' for its deep-rooted traditions and age-old heritage. A city younger than its image, Chennai has blossomed into a charming city within a span of just over 350 years.

The city gained recognition when, in 1639, Francis Day and Andrew Cogan, agents of the English East India Company, acquired a strip of land, called Chennapatnam on lease from the Vijayanagar King. Fort St. George that serves as the Government Secretariat today was built to set up a factory serving as a nucleus for British settlements.

The city was known as Madras till 1996 and later renamed Chennai. Today this buoyant metropolis is a blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. Spread over 200 sq km with the Bay of Bengal on the east, the city is the gateway to the rest of South India.

Fast Facts


Summer 36 - 27 C
Winter 27 - 15 C

Best Season

December and January

Getting to Chennai


Chennai has two airports - international and domestic. Both terminals, Anna International Airport and Kamaraj Domestic Terminal, are located at Tirusulam, about 20 km from the city centre. Regular buses, pre-paid taxis, easy cabs, radio cabs and other car rentals can be easily availed at both tairport terminals.


Chennai Central and Egmore Station are the two major stations connecting Chennai to major parts of the country. While Chennai Central connects the city by broad gauge, Egmore is the starting point of both broad gauge and metre gauge. Several super fast, express and mail trains run regularly to different parts of the country. Tickets can be booked easily through the Indian Railways website www.irctc.co.in and reservation counters all over the city.


Chennai is connected by well maintained state roads and national highways with all the important places within the state and other parts of India. The newly opened Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Salai is the largest in Asia and operates most government bus services. You can also rent cars with private tour and cab operators. Pre-paid taxis and cars are available at airports, railway stations and private tour and cab operators.

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Chennai Reviews (26)
from Chennai, India
3 ★
My overall experience in Chennai was Good.
Riya mahesh teckchandani
from Chennai maa, India
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
4 ★
No photography is allowed here.
5 ★
My overall experience in Chennai was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
from Rameswaram, India
4 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Chennai was Very Good
4 ★
My overall experience in Chennai was Very Good.
1 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
3 ★
No photography is allowed here.
4 ★
Our hotel was in the downtown area... not many good places to walk to, but the hotel itself had terrific accommodations.
3 ★
Interesting experience but certain streets blocked with vehicles and bikes , very difficult walking from one side to the other, also so much rubbish littered everywhere. A lot of beggars with temporary accommodation! shed like sheet covered areas, plus their old tv's hooked up dangerously to hanging electrical cables in the side streets. Beach areas interesting but again littered. River edges filthy with rubbish. If Chennai undertook a refuse collection service by the Government maybe I would
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