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Madraspatnam or Madras as it came to be known later rose to its present grandeur because of European influence. Now renamed as Chennai, this city is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is the fourth largest metro city in India.The Gateway to the South; Chennai is located besides the Bay of Bengal is embraced by it from the east, while the state of Andhra Pradesh is beautifully located on its northwest. It has the famous district of Tamilnadu, Kanchipuram, on its south and the states of Kerala and Karnataka on its western side.

As per folk lore, the name ‘Chennaipattinam' arrived from the Chenna Kesava Perumal temple. It is also believed that the region was named after Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu, who was the Nayaka of Kalahasthi and Vandavasi.

Chennai is famous for its temples and churches which are considered as fine examples of architecture and craftsmanship. Parthasarathy Temple, Kaapaleshwar temple, Ashtalakshmi temple, Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Velankanni Church, etc. are some of the famous religious destinations in Chennai.

Chennai is home to one of the longest urban beaches in the world, Marina Beach, which is 12 km long.

Some of the famous tourist destinations near Chennai are Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Chidambaram, Tiruvallur, Tirupati, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Swamithoppe, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai and Tiruchirapalli .

 

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Madraspatnam or Madras as it came to be known later rose to its present grandeur because of European influence. Now renamed as Chennai, this city is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is the fourth largest metro city in India.

Hotels near Chennai

Trident Hotel Chennai

The Trident Hotel, Chennai (Tamilnadu, India) conveniently located near the airport, is close to the new business centres of Sriperumbudur, Maramalainagar and the Guindy Industrial Estate and 20 minutes from the main city centre. The elegant low rise hotel, is set amidst 5 acres of tropical gardens to present a charming ambience in a tropical settin


Best Price: Rs. per day

The Pride Hotel, Chennai

The Pride Hotel is a 4-star hotel located in city Center of Kilpauk at Chennai (Tamilnadu, India) Pride Chennai provides excellent personalized services, luxurious accommodation, along with modern facilities and warm hospitality.


Best Price: Rs.6000 per day

Vivanta By Taj Connemara

The Taj Connemara Hotel is Chennai's (Tamilnadu, India) oldest 5 star hotel. This heritage property is a 20 minute drive from the airport and is located in the heart of the business district.


Best Price: Rs.1 per day


  
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