On the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of South India, the capital city of Tamil Nadu- Chennai or as formerly known Madras. Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal and is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization. Today, Chennai, the capital city is the 4th largest city of India and is also the leading commercial centre of South India.
Chennai - Places to Visit
Chennai is one of the four metropolitan cities of India and is known to be the Gateway to Southern India. Chennai, being an important metropolitan city is very well-connected to all the major cities of India as well as with the countries overseas. And, it is also considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts etc. Historical landmarks, long sandy beaches, ancient temples, cultural and art centres and parks, this city have something for everyone’s interest. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Kapaleeswarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Fort St. George, Vadapalani Temple, St. Thomas Church, St. Mary’s Church, Vellankani Shrine, Thousand Lights Mosque and Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam are some of the beautiful and exquisite masterpieces of intricate architecture which attracts tourists from every nook and corner. Not just this, one can also relax and refresh themselves at the serene and calm beaches of Chennai like the Marina Beach and Elliot’s Beach. Few locations such as Madras Crocodile Zoo, Anna Zoological Park, Guindy National Park, MGM Dizzee World, MGR Film City, Vivekananda House, and National Art Gallery are worth visiting destinations in the city. Besides the tourist destinations, the city offers a kaleidoscopic view to the rich South Indian drama, sculpture, art and culture. The Chennai International Airport is known to be the fourth busiest airport in India after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Shopping in Chennai is a delight for shopaholics and for those interested in collecting traditional artifacts. Chennai is also popular for offering finest silk, which can be found at Kanchipuram shops and boutiques. Shopping in the city is an experience in itself as tourists can visit the local wholesale and retail market such as T. Nagar, Nungambakkam, Ritchie Street, Pondy Bazaar, Parry’s Corner etc.
Accommodation in Chennai by OYO
Chennai is referred to as the Detroit of Asia due to the abundance of the automobile industries and attracts corporate travellers from all over the world. Those travelling for work needn’t worry about finding a pocket-friendly accommodation due to the availability of budget hotels in Chennai. OYO Rooms- India’s largest branded network of hotels provides a wide range of hotels in Chennai such as Premium, Elite and Budget. OYO Rooms offers comfortable and budget hotels in Porur, making it convenient for corporate travellers visiting the beautiful city for work with a slight wish to explore the beaches and gardens. OYO Premium hotels in Omr Chennai, provides exclusive deals for a comfortable and affordable accommodation. Likewise, tourists visiting the city for leisure can visualize Kollywood Cinema at the film studios by staying at budget hotels near Vadapalani. Witness luxury redefine itself at the OYO Premium hotels in T Nagar while you splurge into shopping of sarees and gold jewellery at the T Nagar market which is Chennai’s biggest shopping district. OYO also offers long stay options for those who are looking for hotels in Chennai for a longer duration but within a budget. OYO Homes, around Guindy National Park, is the most comfortable stay option for corporate and leisure travellers alike. There are multiple hotels in Egmore, for travellers visiting the city for work but with a desire to stay near the commercial and transportation hub. OYO Elite is one of Chennai’s finest luxury hotels located strategically in Nungambakkam. Get pampered home style by staying at the hotels in the posh residential areas of Chennai such as Thiruvanmiyur and T Nagar. If you are looking for a comfortable stay with modern amenities, there are large number hotels in Chennai around the Chennai International Airport offering a variety of accommodations from budget hotels to the most lavish properties. If you are looking forward to stay in its cultural hub, you can explore hotels in Mylapore, one of the oldest residential areas in Chennai. You can also book hotels in Kolathur Chennai, which is a well-developed locality. All OYO hotels near Kolathur Chennai are well maintained and well rated. If you are a shopaholic and love the traditional value for money clothes and accessories you can stay at Purasawalkam hotels in Chennai's shopping district. With some of the best parks, shrines and restaurants in vicinity, Chennai hotels near the Airport make for an ideal stay option for tourists visiting for a short stay or businessmen who wish to explore the city after work. Priced at a varied range to suit the travelers’ budget, all OYO hotels around Chennai International Airport offer modern facilities and ensure a good stay of the guests.
Events in Chennai
Madras Week: August Chennai today stands tall for a lineup of reasons such as education, healthcare, IT, history, tourism, movies, etc. With mega star Rajinikanth who is widely known for his mega fan following to the home place of the magnificent Kapaleeshwar Temple. Chennai truly has a reason to celebrate its birthday. Celebrated every year in the month of August, it is a festival with the utmost pomp and enthusiasm coming from the locals as you see them celebrating the birth of Madras/Chennai by showcasing their style and tradition through dance, art exhibitions, singing, the lip smacking food and must do ‘Heritage Walks’ of this historical city. Be there on August 22nd and witness a celebration for the love of a city. With great rooms available in and around the city of temples thanks to your trusted stay partner, OYO, you are bound to fall in love with the city all over again. Covelong Surf Classic Surf and Music Festival: August This three-day event is held over the weekend and hosted by Covelong Point Social Surf School and presented by TT Group and EarthSync in association with the Surfing Federation of India. This festival has transformed the quaint fishing village beyond recognition — the sound of the waves is swallowed by the sound of music, laughter, and conversation. The villagers play wonderful hosts; there are part of it all — they run a few food stalls, sit with their families munching fries and corn at the beach, or simply stroll with the visitors, a little amused, but mostly proud that their village is being celebrated thus. Experience it all with OYO as you sink in with their tradition and be a part of this colourful and exciting festival! Book your OYO now and experience this atmosphere of carnival and festivity like never before.