The Chennai city is a reflection of seamless blend of modernity and tradition. Although little polluted and congested, the city is a busy metro and as colorful as ever. The city has it all – beaches and temples, shopping for saris and hip clothes in designer boutiques, and pubs and bars versus spicy Chettinad cuisine.
Flights to Chennai
Chennai is connected to various international air routes through the Anna International Airport. It is a major stop in the domestic circuit. All domestic flights service Kamraj National Airport.
Accommodation in Chennai can never be a problem. The city offers a wide range of places to stay – from luxury hotels to standard hotels, beach resorts, and motels. Backpackers can also avail a budget accommodation in cheap hotels in Chennai. All these accommodation options ensure a comfortable stay, with a varied level of facilities, depending upon the cost.
Activities and Sightseeing
Chennai, the fourth-largest city in India, has plenty of activities to boast about apart from the various museums, beaches, and temples for religious travelers. Some of the key attractions include:
- Fort St. George
- Mary’s Church (the oldest Anglican church in India)
- Fort Museum
- Marina Beach (the second longest beach in the world)
- Church of our Lady of Expectations
- Birla Planetarium (for kids activities)
Shopping sprees can go for buying jewellery, arte facts, Hindu religious goods, and classical music albums. Don’t forget to take home some coffee powder and traditional snacks.
Chennai is a city with moderate temperature. Pack light cottons and sandals. Carry an umbrella for unexpected rains. Take along swimwear if there is a pool in your hotel. However, briefs and bikinis are of no use as the city is quite conservative. Beaches have temples unlike Goa!