Chennai city is situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal
and is the capital of state of Tamil Nadu. Madras, the earlier name of
this cosmopolitan metropolis was baptized to Chennai in 1996. It is the
fourth largest city in India and is regarded as the gateway to the
south. The British influence together with tamil Hindu culture can be
observed all around the city. Chennai presents a distinctive variation
to North India in music, dance, language, food and costumes. City
Information Of Chennai India -it is also home to the south Indian film
industry. Its temples, forts, beaches, parks, churches and musuems
attract tourists from all over the world.
» Marina Beach - It is one of the world's longest beaches and is
the pride of Chennai. Tourists can see many important buildings such as
the Fort St. George, the University of Madras and the Senate House along
the Marine drive. Long strolls along the golden sand are enjoyed by the
visitors here especially in the early mornings and evenings. One must
also visit the Sunday market on the Marina beach.
» Government Musuem - It is the first government-sponsored musuem
in the country and is located on the Pantheon Road in Egmore. It has the
most beautiful bronze collection of international repute, numismatic and
arms collection with various department likes History, Anatomy, Botany,
Mineralogy, Antiquities and Archaelogy.
» Sri Parthasarthy Temple - This temple devoted to Lord Krishna
is situated at Triplicane High Road. The temple was built by the
Pallavas in the 8th century and subsequently renovated by the Vijaynagar
Kings in the 16th century.
Chennai experiences a very hot tropical climate for most of the year.
Summers are hot and humid. In the months of September-December, the city
receives heavy rainfall.
How to reach
Chennai has rail, road and air links to all parts of India. It has two
airports namely the Anna International Airport and the Kamaraj National
Airport at Meenambakkam about 20 km from the city. The city is easy
enough to access with its two rail terminals- Chennai Central for broad
gauge trains to Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Egmore railhead
for metre gauge trains to all parts of Tamil Nadu. It is also connected
by good roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and India.