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Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai, previously known as Madras, is a city of the southern state of Tamilnadu in India. A major transport hub of the region, it is well linked to the rest of India by bus and train, making it a lesser known but effective jumping-off place for a tour of the subcontinent. A port of entry to India for years, it was also one of the earliest outposts of the British East India Company which established its toehold at Fort George in 1639. A busy, full city, Chennai’s restaurants serve rice based tail cuisine and performances include the native Bharatanatyam dance.
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What to Do
Looking for things to do in Chennai? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Marina Beach
4.1/533 Reviews
"Beaches"
Fort St. George
3.8/59 Reviews
"UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites"
"Historical Sites"
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple
5.0/51 Reviews
"Other Places of Worship"
Chennai High Court and Market
3.1/57 Reviews
"Historical Architectures"
Government Museum Chennai
4.3/55 Reviews
"Museums"
Kamakshi Amman Temple
4.8/55 Reviews
"Other Places of Worship"
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
4.0/54 Reviews
"Other Places of Worship"
Chennai Central Railway Station
4.0/52 Reviews
"Historical Architectures"
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
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Kalikambal Temple
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
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Wide Beach
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Where to Stay
Discover the most popular places to stay in Chennai, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers.
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The Park, Chennai
4.8/547 Reviews
Novotel Chennai OMR Hotel
Somerset Greenways Chennai
Trident Chennai
4.9/549 Reviews
The Belstead
5.0/529 Reviews
The Leela Palace Chennai
Taj Coromandel
4.6/541 Reviews
What to Eat
Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Chennai dishes and foodie spots.
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As in this series posts, speaking about food. I can't miss the chance if not to brag about the Indian food. Especially the ones, that is served in the big fat Indian marriages; yes you heard it right it's a 'big fat' wedding with lots and lots of food. And it's served on the banana leaf which also makes it more eco friendly, just toss it to the land and it becomes the manure. The wedding itself will be sort of a big tour, with bride judging the groom over his skills. As with the Indian food mainly in the south, it was more of carbohydrates and protein than any other. And so, rice is an important part of our cuisine with all three meals in one form or the other. So P.S. if you ever get invited to an Indian wedding don't miss the chance 👻 It's worth traveling for, not just to attend your friend's wedding but also to feast the subcontinental cuisine. #deliciousfood #tripfoodie #indiancuisine #travelforlife #tripfoodie#lightthecity#urbanexplorer
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