Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, previously known as Madras located on the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal.
When To Visit?
Chennai has tropical dry & humid climate and hence termed as “hottest city.” The place lies on the coastal areas and hence variation in average temperature can’t be seen that much. The vast majority of the tourists prefers going in winters i.e. November to February, when the average daylight temperature is in between 25 to 30 degree Celsius and cold breeze from the sea compensate for the hotness.
Fort St. George
Vandalur Zoo/ Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Elliot’s Beach/ Besant Nagar Beach
St Mary’s Church
Guindy National Park
How To Go?
There are 4 NH that connects Chennai with Madanapalle (NH 205), Theni (NH 45), Mumbai (NH 4), and Kolkata (NH 6) via different cities like Bangalore, Pune, VIshakapatnam, Tirupati, Bhubaneswar and more through Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC). The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) is the main stand from where majority of the bus operates. The local transport includes vans, Maxi cabs, autos etc.
There are 2 main railway station that operates in the city; Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. The Chennai Egmore provides access with the state and Chennai Central connects with the nation. There is availability of regular trains from Bangalore, New Delhi, and Mumbai to Chennai Central. The ticket price per head ranges from Rs 500 to Rs 3180.
With increase in the urbanization and population, there is a need of rapid transport on daily basis to move from one place to another. Therefore, in 2015 Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) came into existence that covers Koyambedu (Chennai Central) to Alandur on Green line and Washermanpet to Chennai Airport on Blue Line.
The Chennai International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in India. It has regular connectivity to Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and more. The international destinations includes majority of the Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East. The minimum domestic fight ticket price is Rs 1218 per head.