A modern metropolis on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is one of India’s most populous cities and is the capital of Tamil Nadu. Formerly called Madras, Chennai is an important economic centre as well as a cultural hub. It is home to the Bharatanatyam classical dance and the Tamil film industry, one of the largest film industries in the country.
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Snap up some silk, jewellery or other trinkets at T Nagar, Chennai’s shopping and entertainment hub. Pavement shops at Pondy ...
Head south and soak in some history in Mylapore. This historic part of Chennai is said to have been visited by astronomer Pto...
Madras Music Season
Join in the music revelry at Madras Music Season, a six-week extravaganza held in December to January featuring kutcheri (Car...
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Events and festivals...
Chennai is at its busiest during the first and fourth quarters of each year, when most of the festivals occur. Shopping befor...
- Flying time from Singapore4 hours 20 minutes
- CurrencyIndian Rupee (INR)
- Airport to city20 kilometres
Airport taxPassenger Service Fee INR154
User Development Fee INR788
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applicable and tax amount depends on itinerary.
ClimateSummer Season (April - May)
Monsoon Season (June - September)
Winter Season (November - February)
- Best time to goWinter
- ActivitiesStrolling along the Marina Beach or explore the wonders of Kapaleeswarar rich history.