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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.

City Information

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. 

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