Chennai the capital city of Tamilnadu is located in the coast of Bay of Bengal. It is one of the metropolitan cities of India. It is the sixth largest city of India. Chennai is also named as the Detroit of India. One-third of the automobile industry of India is based in Chennai. The city has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as smart city. Chennai has the second largest beachfront of municipality in the world. Chennai is considered as one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
The old name of Chennai is Madras. The name Madras was given by the British. The culture of the city is quite different than the other cities of India. Chennai is both orthodox and modern worldly city. Chennai is famous for temples. It is the land of many famous temples. The food of Chennai is unique. Filter Kappi is one of the famous drink of Chennai.
The people of Chennai are very traditional. They love to wear traditional clothes. Tamil women wear saree where as men wear a white pancha or coloured lungi. Normally they wear silk sarees. Chennai cuisine includes idli, dosa, wada, uttapam, puliyogare etc. Chennai cuisines are simple and spicy. Rice is the main diet of Tamil people. There are many restaurants in Chennai which server the authentic Tamil food.
There are many places for sightseeing. Marina beach, the second longest beach in world is a famous landscape in Chennai. For beach lovers Chennai is the best destination. VGP golden beach, Breezy beach are some of the famous beach in Chennai. Chennai is situated in the thermal equator. The climate if Chennai is mostly dry. December to March is probably the best time to visit Chennai. As the climate is dry there is no use of winter fashion here.
The best time to visit the place is from October to February. The weather remains pleasant during this time. It is the best time to travel around the place and step out for sightseeing.
By Air: The Chennai airport is the primary international airport allowing for regular and direct flights to Chennai from all across the world.
By Train: Chennai is connected to many cities and towns by super-fast and express trains.
By Road: One of the major bus stations in Chennai is the Madras Bus Station providing regular bus services. Chennai is linked with the important cities in India.