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Chennai

As a commercial centre Chennai is growing in importance. New and huge five star hotels such as the ITC Grand Chola and Leela Palace cater for the influx. But Chennai is also a gateway to the south of India.

Chennai is a chaotic, high-energy modern Indian city, but its modest size and friendly atmosphere are a draw and respite can be found on its Marina Beach or in the grounds of the ancient Mahabalipuram temple just along the coast. The laid-back beaches and bustling towns of Tamil Nadu and the highlands lie just beyond. Traces of the Raj-era town formerly known as Madras survive in George Town and St. Mary's, the oldest Anglican church in Asia.

Chennai.

Exciting experiences in Chennai

Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Chennai in private car.

See Chennai’s historical and architectural gems on this half-day private sightseeing tour. Visit the famous Kapaleeshwarar temple and learn about the Dravidian architecture of it. See Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India and San Throme Cathedral and then enjoy scenic views of Chennai on a drive along Marina Beach.

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Evening at the Beach in Chennai: Marina Beach, Covelong Beach or Elliot Beach with Private Transport.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend an evening at the beautiful Chennai beach of your choice: Marina Beach, Covelong Beach or Elliot Beach. Kick back and relax as you walk along the shore or lounge by the water while enjoying tasty Indian bites from the food stalls. Enjoy fun activities like surfing, spending time at the beach's notable landmarks - like the aquarium and amusement park at Marina Beach - and watching a gorgeous sunset.

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Small-Group Bazaar Walking Tour in Chennai.

Be captivated by the colourful sights, exciting sounds and exotic smells of Chennai's bustling bazaars on this small-group walking tour. In Georgetown, a historic neighbourhood in Chennai, follow your fun, knowledgeable English-speaking guide through winding aisles of a vegetable and spice market, both on foot and aboard a rickshaw, a wonderful immersion into India's food and market culture. Meet with your guide at a central location in Georgetown, a historic neighbourhood in Chennai, to begin your bazaar walking tour.

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Small-Group Cultural Walking Tour of Mylapore Neighbourhood in Chennai.

Gain an in-depth insight into local culture and traditions on this small-group walking tour of Chennai's ancient Mylapore neighbourhood, said to predate the city by more than 2,000 years. Hear fascinating stories as you follow your guide to a Hindu temple, Christian church and the home of a local priest. You will also enjoy a fun rickshaw ride through the city streets and top off your morning with a traditional South Indian breakfast.

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Chennai weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 25°Jan
  • 26°Feb
  • 28°Mar
  • 31°Apr
  • 33°May
  • 32°Jun
  • 30°Jul
  • 30°Aug
  • 30°Sep
  • 28°Oct
  • 26°Nov
  • 25°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 27
  • 34
  • 4
  • 12
  • 39
  • 71
  • 121
  • 138
  • 161
  • 373
  • 409
  • 152
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 9
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8

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