- Chennai - The Gateway to South India
Chennai, the erstwhile seat of Madras Presidency, is today the 4th
largest city in India. Acclaimed widely as the Gateway to the South, the
city is a buzzing metropolis that is rapidly growing, expanding and
vigorously changing. Chennai has come a long way from being a sleepy
fishing hamlet to a place of glamour and grace. Chennai of the 21st
century offers a picture of grand luxury hotels, modern shopping malls,
cutting edge industries and fine places to dine and entertain. This is
one such rare place, offering a perfect blend of old and new, balancing
both traditional and modern outlooks with perfect agility.
The city of Madras (presently Chennai) was founded by the East India Company in the year 1639. Madras gave the British their first serious foothold on the Indian soil. Fort St. George, built as a small fortified warehouse, later became the epicenter from where the company flourished. Madras holds a distinct place in Indias history. It is here the East India Company made its first grand profits and recruited their first native armies.
- Place of Interest
Fort St George
Madras High Court
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Little Mount Shrine
St. Thomas Mount
The Snake park
The Theosophical Society
National Art Gallery and Government Museum
- Best Time To Visit
October to March.
- How to Reach
Chennai Airport has domestic and international terminals. Regular flights connect Chennai with all major Indian cities and also with many international destinations.
Well connected with all cities in India.
Tamil Nadu State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with all major towns and cities in the country.