An elegant city, acclaimed a most popular tourist destination in India. It boasts of a rich heritage, culture, traditions and living style of the people through generations. It is one of the fascinating metropolitan cities in India which is blend of the elegance of past with the vibrancy of modernism. This amazing city is often referred as the Gateway to the South India representing the entire south Indians.
It is an ancient city which has got a rich history of long 350 years. Since many decades, Chennai has been able to preserve its mores and charm among the world. It is dotted with long busy sandy beaches, parks, sculptures and historic landmarks etc. It is also referred as a vivacious and lively city whereas one can enjoy sprouting, mounting and shifting in harmony with the modern trends.
When we make a plan to Chennai we always consider one place and that is the Marina Beach whose long expansion of sandy beaches. With its alluring charm, it enthralls the spectators for a long. Here, one can see museum awaits its visitors to unfurl the richness of the past. That represents richness of the past. Additionally, it has important place to be visited in this city is the St Mary’s Church, which is considered as the oldest Anglican Church in Asia.
An authentic blend of varied cultures, people with distinct features, varying viewpoints, beliefs, values and morality etc, this city is undoubtedly created its tremendous image on the minds of the people. Moreover, there is genuine combination of cultures and ideas that make the multi-ethnic nature of Chennai. With its majestic monuments, temples, mosques and churches, it will be able attract the deep sense of ethnicity and tradition. This metropolis also offers the tourists these exciting activities to the visitor. Marina Beach, MGR Film City, Vivekananda House (Ice House) are some of the captivating places in this city.
A genuine blend of mighty kings of Chola, Pandya, Pallava and Vijaynagar kingdoms, Chennai squeezes a vast and a long history. Due to its planned position in the coastal area it has become a centre attraction of naval administration since the first century. Most of the earlier dynasties had ports in and around the city. The might and courage of the illustrious rulers of various regimes has occupied the foreign market traders like the Portuguese, the French and finally the British.
After Independence, the city has become the capital of Tamil Nadu that has changed the political affairs of the entire nation.
Tamil culture is world-famous for its warmness and generosity of the people. One can celebrate various festivals amongst Pongal is celebrated with great fervor in Chennai. This blessing festival is celebrated in five days in which every day is charaterised by special poojas dedicated to sun, nature and the cattle. Other festivals encompass the harvest festival, Christmas and Eid.
Chennai represents the real richness of classical and traditional art forms of our country. A prosperous center of the traditional dance forms, Chennai presents a perfect combination of culture field to flourish. One can take participation as the general public in unique cultural festivals in the city.
Kollywood is another attraction in this city named as the Tamil film industry is popularly called, has provided three popular chief ministers to Tamil Nadu. The main focus in this industry is Tamil movies that attract a large number of spectators around the world.
A visit to oldest and most renowned dance accademy in India Kalakshetra is enough to know the depth and significance of classical culture
Travel within city
There are lots of ways of transportations known as fastest modes: bus services, an extensive sub urban rail system, auto rickshaws, shared auto rickshaws, and cabs. Through it, you can travel in and around this city quickly.
The most widespread intra city transport system in Chennai is the bus service. The government of our country has controlled and run of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation. It lets you to travel to most parts of the city and suburbs. Volvo air conditioned buses also ply in the city. Local Train.
The most preferable mode of transportation in this city is the auto rickshaw. The charges of this medium is quite negotiation.
One of the most common means of transportations is cycle rickshaw which gives you an easy ride with low fare rates.
Cabs / Taxis
Cabs and taxis are the most extensive source of traveling and many hotels arrange for you to pick from airport to hotel.
If we talk about food, so the cuisine of Tamil Nadu dominates delicious among other South Indian Dishes. It can easily touch the soul of the tourists with its tremendous smell and taste. Idli, Dosa, Sambar, Chutney and Vada are the most common dishes of a typical Tamil family that acquires popularity as a delicious and healthy food.
Here, one will find a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine that smells delectable is the specialty of Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai. Coconut, asafetida, and tamarind, the chief ingredients of vegetarian foods make the dish yummier. Some other yummy dishes and spices of this place are cooked rice with so many vegetable dishes like Sambar, Rasam, chutneys, curd and pickles, Crispy Pappadams etc.
Night Life in Chennai is quite lovable that revolves round in the trendy Bars & Pubs. Late night activities in Chennai would provide a wonderful time to enjoy with your friends completely. All posh hotels in this capital city of Tamil Nadu have their own dancing floors and bars, which compete with each other in providing the best facilities to its customers.
Those who want to spend their time with their family would also have lots of options. There are some nice restaurants in this metro which offer pleasing and quiet evenings where you can have dine with your adored ones.
A wide rage of market is flooded with latest outfits and clothes. Here, you will se world-class variety of clothes and other accessories as well. A wide option of traditional and stylish goods such as stone, carvings on brass, leather bikinis, wood and ivory, shoes, bags etc, are offered in each shops.
Palmyra-fiber handicrafts and Pattamara Mats, leaf from Tirunellveli, bronze and brass casting and conventional jewelery from Kumbakonam, Metal works from Tanjavur, stone figurines from Mamallapuram and Silks from Kanchipuram are very famous in these shopping hubs.