Time taken in hours
Height above sea level
From Bangalore- 331 kilometers
From Kanchipuram-76 kilometers
Max. - 42.0 (summers)
Light cottons in both summers and winters
Chennai, formerly Madras, is the capital
of Tamil Nadu and is located on the Coromandel
Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the
cultural center of the state and known for
its heritage temples. It is also known as
the automobile center of India as major
portion of vehicles are being produced here.
Chennai has developed and modernized, but
the city has still retained its ancient
traditions, its culture, its greenery and
several relics of its rural past.
Chennai lies in the southern part of India
and one of the hottest cities. The city
receives hot and humid climate during most
part of the year with the exception of four
pleasant months, November to February. The
only respite is in the form of cool and
fresh sea breeze that makes the warm evenings
Chennai's diverse population suggests the
cultural heritage of the state. Chennai
is famous for its classical dance forms
like Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music. Chennai
holds a five week-long Music Season every
December, which has been described as one
of the world's largest cultural events and
is a great attraction among tourists.
Chennai is also the base of the Tamil film
industry, which produces around 300 Tamil
movies every year. The theatre scene at
Chennai is also well appreciated and enjoyed
by local inhabitants and tourists alike.
There are several places of tourist interest
in and around Chennai that are worth visiting.
Marina Beach is the second longest beach
in the world and is stretched over an area
of 13 km. Other places of interest in Chennai
inlude, Parthsarthy Temple, Kalpaleeshwar
Temple, Santhome Cathedral, Fort St. George,
National art gellery, Snake park, Theosophical
Society, and Kalakshetra etc.
How to reach Chennai:
Chennai is directly linked with many regular
international flights such as Air India,
British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines,
Air Lanka and Malasia Airlines etc. Other
international flights have direct flight
to Delhi or Mumbai, which have daily flights
to Chennai. Chennai is also linked with
other major cities of India through direct
regular flights. Chennai is also linked
to all major cities in India by rail and
road network. Even the tiniest village in
Chennai is easily reachable by rail and
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