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Monday, November 30, 2009

Travel Destinations Of 'Chennai' India


Chennai is the fourth largest state of India and is the capital of Tamil Nadu. With a population of 6.4 million people main language spoken here is Tamil, it is the only metropolis in India that has room to expand vertically.

Chennai, then known as Madras, became a British presidency in the 19th century. Post independence era has witnessed the meteoric rise of the formerly Madras presidency into a vital commercial center of India.

Chennai offers a wealth of nature and a rich historic past to visitors in the ambiance of a city with every modern facility. Popularly known as the "Gateway to the South", Chennai presents culture that is distinctly different from that of north India. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this city.

January is the best time for vacations in Chennai, the exciting local festival of Pongal-the four-day Harvest Festival is celebrated all over the state in January. Lord Ganesha or Vinayaka, the elephant headed god is among the most worshiped deities of the State.

Chennai is noted for its delectable South Indian cuisine, so distinct from North Indian cuisine but equally famous and much sought after everywhere. From the idli, vada, and idiyappam to uppuma and dosa, Chennai provides delicious variety for the taste buds.

Vegetarian restaurants in Chennai serve simple meals where lunch is served on a banana leaf. One can also savour non-vegetarian Chettinad cuisine that is a speciality in Tamil Nadu and will be a delight for those who like hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.

Also, savor the tantalizing taste and alluring aromas of over 72 varieties of teas and 20 different kinds of sandwiches. Varieties of tea available include - Regional, Blends, Oolong, Premium, Vintage, Green, Herbal, Flavoured, Aromatic, Spicy and International teas.

The city is easily accessible by land, air and water. Its long route bus terminals, international and domestic airports and harbor at George Town also act as a gateway to the rest of the country.

Travel destinations in Chennai includes, Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwar Temple, National Art Gallery, Fort St. George, Mahabalipuram, Pulicat, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, V.G.P Golden Beach Resort, Kanchipuram etc.

List of hotels in Chennai :

Ambassador Pallava Chennai Hotel Madras
30 Montieth Road Egmore Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 008

Ambica Empire Hotel Chennai - 57 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai 79 100 Feet Road Vadapalani Chennai Tamil Nadu 600 026

Arunai Anantha Hotel Chennai
- Chengam Road NH 66 Tiruvannamalai Chennai Tamil Nadu 606 603

Benzz Park Tulip Hotel Chennai
- 62 Thirumalai Pillai Road T Nagar Chennai Tamil Nadu 600017

Beverly Hotel Chennai
- 17 Rajarathinam Road Kilpauk Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu 600 010

Breeze Hotel Chennai
- 850 Poonamalle High Road Chennai Tamil Nadu 600010

Buena Vista Resort Chennai
- Kapileshwar Nagar Beach Road Neelangarai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600010

Fortune Select Palms Chennai - 142 Old Mahabalipuram Road Thoraipakkam Tamil Nadu 600 096

Grand Orient Hotel Chennai
- 693 Anna Salai Chennai Tamil Nadu 600006


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