Chennai, primarily known as Madras, is known for its splendid theatrical scenery and one of the finest classical forms of Indian dance, Bharatanatyam. It is the largest city of Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest metropolitan city in India. Famous for its Marvel temple's architecture, silk sarees, and coconut fringes, Chennai is a 350-year-old region encompassed by lush green surrounding and one of the major commercial centers of Southern India.
Chennai was introduced as a British trading post, and hence possess immensely beautiful architecture work belonging to the ancient British rule. is an exquisite location extended over an area of 13kms and is the second longest beach in the world. Santhome Cathedral structured around 14th-15th Century is an excellent work of colonial construction. The St. George Fort, constructed in 1653, was a building constructed by the British colonial ruler and is currently the state government's secretariat. The is the oldest temple in the city. Parthasarathy temple, MGR Film city, and Birla Planetarium are other major attractions in Chennai.
Buses are the primary in the city. Traveling via bus is cheap and costs INR 4 for a single trip. One can also move around the city through Tuk-Tuk which is a local rickshaw. This is the best mode of transport in Chennai, and the price may vary from location but on an average might cost INR10-15 per kilometer. For a comfortable journey, one can opt for taxis, which is best and most comfortable form of traveling in the city. You may but have to pay around INR150 as the basic fare, which might increase to INR15 every additional kilometer.
The is positioned at a distance of 7km towards the southern boundary of the city. It is the third largest airport in India and houses two terminals – new and old. The old terminal is now used just for shipment of cargo. The new terminal, located at Pallavaram welcomes passengers flying to and from Chennai. One can board both domestic and international flights to Chennai and all major destinations across India from the new terminal. Cheap buses and taxis are available at the airport to move around in Chennai. The price for traveling in a simple bus is INR 4 for a single trip, while that for moving around a deluxe or AC bus is INR10 - INR20.
Most of the population in Chennai comprises Tamilians, and hence, Tamil is the primary language of the region. But being a metropolitan city, the crowd also speaks English and Hindi. English is also the official language of the city. Another language common among the locals is Madras Bashai, which is mainly used by fishermen and auto rickshaw drivers. South Indian cuisine is the primary cuisine of Chennai. One can enjoy tempting Chicken, Mutton, Fish, Onion Pakora, sambar, Knots, Buttermilk, Rasam, Idli, dosa, vada, chutney, and curry. The South Indian cuisine also comprises multi-cuisines like Pongal, Appam, thogayal, Puliyogare, vital and more. Sweet Pongal, Payasam, and Kesari are famous sweet dishes in Chennai. Saravana Bhavan, Karaikudi, Komala, and Anjappar are the best restaurants in Chennai. There are cheap restaurants also where one can enjoy good quality food at INR50 – INR100.
There are numerous best and cheap accommodation options in Chennai. Radisson GRT Hotel, Le Royal Meridien, Taj Connemara Hotel offers luxury accommodations at a price of INR 5000-INR8000 for one night. , Hotel Mars, and other cheap hotels offering a comfortable stay at a price of INR 1500-INR 3000 for one night.