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Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in South India, it's also one of the biggest cultural and economic hubs in the country! Steeped in history––with its roots as a British military outpost––remnants of the era like the Fort St. George and the Government Museum in Chennai are attractions worth visiting. One of India's oldest and most prestigious universities, the University of Madras, is also located here. Spend an evening strolling along the shores of Marina Beach for the best sunset views and dinner options.

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Dive deep into the rich history and vibrant food culture of the capital city of Tamil Nadu and see some of most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in all of India

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About Chennai

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in South India, it's also one of the biggest cultural and economic hubs in the country!


Steeped in history––with its roots as a British military outpost––remnants of the era like the Fort St. George and the Government Museum in Chennai are attractions worth visiting. One of India's oldest and most prestigious universities, the University of Madras, is also located here. Spend an evening strolling along the shores of Marina Beach for the best sunset views and dinner options.

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  • JAN - DEC
    36° 28°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +05:30

  • Currency
    Indian Rupee

    1USD = 72.52INR

  • Best Time To Visit
    • JAN

      Pongal Festival

    • JAN

      Thaipusam

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