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The Soul of South India: Chennai

by Manish Kumar Marketing Head

Chennai or Madras, as it was called before, on the Coromandel Coast, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. As several automobile industries are located here, it is also called the Detroit of India. The city is very efficiently connected by the Chennai airport (domestic and international) and the Chennai Central railway station. One can find hotels near Chennai Central railway station that provide with basic amenities such as comfortable accommodation with free Wi-Fi in most places. A place to stay can also be found at many budget hotels in Vadapalani.

The city was once a centre of interest under British occupation. It is a major industrial, commercial, cultural, economic and educational centre of Southern India. The climate is hot and humid most of the year, but the best time to visit Chennai is in the winters, i.e., from November to February. There are many tourist attractions all over the city. If you want to be close to nature, you will certainly want to visit Marina Beach and enjoy the beauty of the sunset. It is regarded as the 2nd longest beach in the World.

Anna square is the tomb of the Late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr. C.N. Annadurai. A highly respectable man, people come to pay their respects to him at this spot. Fort St. George was the first English fortress in India. It was built in 1644. The fort provided the British to further their settlements and expand their trade in the country. There are several other buildings in the fort itself, including a church and a museum. The Jain temple in the city houses beautiful sculptures of Lord Mahavira, Tirinthkaras and Lord Shantinath to whom the temple is dedicated. The tomb of Saint Thomas is on the St. Thomas Mount which is close to the airport.

Book one of the hotels near Chennai railway station and then drive to some really exciting places around Chennai. One such place is Mahabalipuram. Also called Mamallapuram, the town is situated on a narrow strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake. Many famous temples and monuments built in the 7th and 8th century are found here. Considered a pilgrimage site by Hindus, Kanchipuram or Kanchi is home to several 8th-century temples, the most famous among them being the Kailasanathar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also, worth visiting is Kovalam, a fishing village known for its clean beaches.

Vadapalani is known for the famous Vadapalani Andavar Temple. Budget hotels in Vadapalani can be found by a simple click on your touch screen. Or, you can visit them personally and book a room most suitable to your personal liking.


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