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European influences meld with local heritage in vibrant Chennai. The ‘capital of the south’ is keeper of South India’s cultural and artistic traditions, with dramatic temples and churches, interesting museums, and enthusiastic locals. Venture out and surprise yourself with its assorted charms.

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Sample Itineraries

Full day Itinerary

Start with meeting crocodiles, visit Chennai’s famous temple, museum and cathedral, and end your day on the beach.

Half day Itinerary 1

Go visit some crocodiles, watch classic motorcycles being made, and then taste and buy some local snacks.

Half day Itinerary 2

Buy some freshly-made crunchy snacks to take home, browse a bookstore, and splurge a little on a beautiful silk.

Annadurai International Airport is at Tirusalam, about 7km from the city, and enjoys good connectivity in both the domestic and international sectors.

Chennai Central station is well-linked to the rest of the country. It is also one of the hubs for rail transport in South India.

Government-run buses as well as private services are widely available, and ply between Chennai and south and western Indian cities and towns. Most buses depart from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, also known as Koyambedu Bus Stand. 

Chennai is connected by an extensive network of state and national highways to the rest of the country. Chennai is linked via National Highway 7 to New Delhi, NH 5 to Kolkata and NH 4 to Mumbai.