Located on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is the capital city of the Indian province of Tamil Nadu
. It is the 5th largest
and one of the cleanest
cities in India
. Chennai International Airport is a major gateway to southern India and is serviced by most major airlines. Chennai is also easily reachable by train from other Indian cities.
Due to its tropical location on the east coast of India, the climate is hot and humid year round
. The hottest months of the year are May and June, with temperatures regularly reaching 38 – 42 degrees Celsius. There is a rainy season from October to December, with 140cm of annual rainfall. During the coolest month of the year, January, temperatures still reach 30 degrees Celsius.
For accommodations, there is a wide variety of lodging available in Chennai, including condo rentals and private vacation rentals. Many tourists choose accommodations close to the shore for easy access to the beautiful and abundant beaches
. Chennai has one of the longest beaches of any city in the world, with Marina Beach stretching 12km along the shoreline. The city is also unique containing a national park – Guindy National Park – within the city’s boundaries.
No matter what kind of accommodation you are looking for, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals can help you find the ideal condo rental or private vacation rental for your stay in Chennai.
Most tourists choose to get around the city by either train, bus or auto-rickshaw. Traffic is very congested and private automobile use is not recommended. The train system is reliable and efficient, and the bus system is very inexpensive but can be prone to delays. Many tourists choose to experience travel in an auto-rickshaw as a novel way to experience the city
. Tamil is the primary language of the region; however English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Tamil cuisine is abundant in restaurants, many of which feature “tiffin” – small meals for lunch or dinner. There are a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available, many rice-based, such as dosa and pongol.
Chennai has a rich architectural history
, with many British colonial buildings still intact. The city also has strong musical, theatrical and film industries. The annual Madras Music Season – a five week festival from December to January - is a highlight of the Indian musical scene. The Tamil film industry is vibrant with many productions being filmed in the city at any one time. Cricket
is the most popular sport in the region, and the city is home to the Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premiere League. Horse racing and auto racing are also popular.
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