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Chennai (சென்னை)
Madras (மெட்ராஸ்)
Ripon Building, seat of Chennai Corporation
Chennai (சென்னை)
Location of Chennai (சென்னை)
in Tamil Nadu and India
Coordinates 13°5′2″N 80°16′12″E / 13.08389°N 80.27°E / 13.08389; 80.27
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District(s)  • Chennai
 • Kanchipuram
 • Tiruvallur
Mayor M. Subramaniam
Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni
Population
Density
Metro
4,616,639[1] a (5th) (2010)
26,532 /km2 (68,718 /sq mi)
7,413,779[2] (4th) (2010)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Metro
Elevation
174 km2 (67 sq mi)[3]
1,189 km2 (459 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
Website www.chennaicorporation.gov.in
.Chennai (Tamil: சென்னை IPA: [ˈtʃɛnnəɪ]), formerly known as About this sound Madras , is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.^ Another three properties will come up in Tamil Nadu – near Chittar dam bordering Kerala, at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, and on Old Mahabalipuram Road, the state’s IT corridor.

^ The 19 developers showcasing their projects are from the Indian cities like Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and New Delhi.

.Chennai is the fourth most populous metropolitan area and the fifth most populous city in India.^ In the premium segment, most of the interest revolves around main city areas and resale properties.

.Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai city had a population of 4.34 million in the 2001 census within the area administered by the Corporation of Chennai.^ Brokers say the million transactions in the City of Joy are to the tune of 1-2% in areas like Ballygunge and Alipore with a buyer profile mainly consisting of businessmen.

[4] a The urban agglomeration of metropolitan Chennai has an estimated population over 8.2 million people.[5]
.The city was established in the 17th century by the British, who developed it into a major urban centre and naval base.^ In 2007, the company had entered into a joint development agreement with Kolkata-based Salarpuria Group to develop a 6.3 acre site in Dooravani Nagar, Bangalore.

^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

By the 20th century, it had become an important administrative centre, as the capital of the Madras Presidency.
Chennai's economy has a broad industrial base in the car, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The city is India's second largest exporter of software, information technology (IT) and information-technology-enabled services (ITES). .A major chunk of India's car manufacturing industry is based in and around the city.^ Around 70 percent of India’s commercial projects announced in these cities for completion during the year are expected to be operational, it said.

^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

^ Cushman and Wakefield’s report in April, based on a survey of eight major cities.

[6][7] .Chennai Zone contributes 39 per cent of the State's GDP. Chennai accounts for 60 per cent of the country's automotive exports and is referred to as the Detroit of South Asia.^ The RIES estimates that about 92 per cent of the commercial space supply coming in the next three years in Chennai is for IT occupiers.

^ According to the JLLM study, commercial rents in Chennai were down by 10 to 15 per cent since the last quarter of 2008.

^ Life Insurance Corporation south zone expects to develop a hotel on the 2.8 acres of property it has in Pallavaram, in Chennai.

[8][9][10]
Chennai is an important center for Carnatic Music and hosts a large cultural event, the annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. The city has a vibrant theatre scene and is an important centre for the Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form. .The Tamil film industry, one of the largest film industries in India, is based in the city; the soundtracks of the films dominate its music scene.^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

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Names

The name Chennai is a shortened form of Chennai pattinam, the name of the town that grew around Fort St. George, which was built by the British in 1640.[11] There are two versions about the origin of the name Chennai: according to one version, Chennai pattinam was named after Chennaiappa Naicker, Raja of Kalahasthi and Vandavasi from whom the British acquired the town in 1639. The first official use of the name Chennai is said to be in a sale deed, dated August 1639, to Francis Day of the British East India Company.[12] According to the second account, Chennapattinam was named after the Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple; the word chenni in Tamil means face, and the temple was regarded as the face of the city.[13]
The city's former name, Madras, is derived from Madraspattinam, a fishing village north of Fort St. George. There is little agreement among researchers about the exact origin of the name Madraspattinam. Some believe that the Portuguese, who arrived in the area in the 16th century, may have named the village Madre de Deus.[14] Others believe that the village's name came from the once prominent Madeiros family (variously known as Madera or Madra in succeeding years) of Portugese origin, which had consecrated the Madre de Deus Church in the Chennai locality, Santhome, in 1575. It is uncertain whether the name 'Madraspattinam' was in use before European influence.
Some time after the British gained possession of the area in the 17th century, the two towns, Madraspattinam and Chennapattinam, were merged. The British referred to the united town as Madraspattinam. .The state government officially changed it to Chennai in 1996, at a time when many Indian cities were being renamed.^ While this was a worthy ambition, it was poorly conceived as a plan since many of them did not factor in State Government-level regulatory challenges such as local municipal laws.

^ The 19 developers showcasing their projects are from the Indian cities like Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and New Delhi.

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History

Historical populations
Year Pop.  %±
1871 367,552
1881 405,848 10.4%
1891 452,518 11.5%
1901 509,346 12.6%
1911 518,660 1.8%
1921 526,000 1.4%
1931 645,000 22.6%
1941 776,000 20.3%
1951 1,416,056 82.5%
1961 1,729,141 22.1%
1971 2,420,000 40.0%
1981 3,266,034 35.0%
1991 3,841,398 17.6%
2001 4,216,268 9.8%
The city of Madras in 1909
The region around Chennai has served as an important administrative, military, and economic centre since the 1st century.[17] It has been ruled by various South Indian dynasties, notably the Pallava, the Chera Dynasty, the Chola, the Pandya, and Vijaynagar.[17] The town of Mylapore, now part of Chennai, was once a major Pallavan port. The Portuguese arrived in 1522 and built a port called São Tomé after the Christian apostle, St Thomas,[18] who is believed to have preached in the area between 52 and 70 AD. In 1612, the Dutch established themselves near Pulicat, just north of the city.
On 22 August 1639, Francis Day of the British East India Company bought a small strip of land on the Coromandel Coast. The region was ruled by Venkatapathy, the Nayak of Vandavasi.[17] He granted the British permission to build a factory and warehouse for their trading enterprises. A year later, the British built Fort St George, which became the nucleus of the growing colonial city. Fort St. George houses the Tamil Nadu Assembly.[17]
In 1746, Fort St. George and Madras were captured by the French under General La Bourdonnais, the Governor of Mauritius, who plundered the town and its outlying villages.[18] The British regained control in 1749 through the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and fortified the town's fortress wall to withstand further attacks from the French and another looming threat, Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore. .By the late 18th century, the British had conquered most of the region around Tamil Nadu and the northern modern-day states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, establishing the Madras Presidency with Madras as the capital.^ Mr Prakash Challa, President, CREDAI – Tamil Nadu, proposed the development of Special Residential Zones, a concept being suggested by the builders’ body.

[19] Under British rule, the city grew into a major urban centre and naval base.
Victoria Public Hall, an example of a colonial building in Chennai
.With the advent of railways in India in the late 19th century, the thriving urban centre was connected to other important cities such as Bombay and Calcutta, promoting increased communication and trade with the hinterland.^ Having established its value formats such as Reliance Fresh and Reliance Mart in the top 85 cities, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail is planning to establish its other formats in these cities.

Madras was the only Indian city to be attacked by the Central Powers during World War I, when an oil depot was shelled by the German light cruiser SMS Emden on 22 September 1914, as it raided shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean, causing disruption to shipping.[20]
After India gained its independence in 1947, the city became the capital of Madras State, renamed the state of Tamil Nadu in 1969. The violent agitations of 1965 against the imposition of Hindi as the national language, marked a major shift in the political dynamics of the city and the whole state.[21]
In 2004, an Indian Ocean tsunami lashed the shores of Chennai, killing many and permanently altering the coastline.[22]

Environment

Geography

Chennai is on a flat coastal plain, as shown on this Landsat 7 map.
Chennai is on the southeast coast of India in the northeast of Tamil Nadu on a flat coastal plain known as the Eastern Coastal Plains. .Its average elevation is around 6.7 metres (22 ft),[23] and its highest point is 60 m (200 ft).^ The average cost of our land is Rs 200 a sq ft and construction cost varies from Rs 900-1,500 a sq ft.

[24] The Marina Beach runs for 12 km along the shoreline of the city. Two rivers meander through Chennai, the Cooum River (or Koovam) through the centre and the Adyar River to the south. A third river, the Kortalaiyar, flows through the northern fringes of the city before draining into the sea at Ennore. Adyar and Cooum rivers are heavily polluted with effluents and waste from domestic and commercial sources. The state government periodically removes silt and pollution from the Adyar river, which is much less polluted than the Cooum. A protected estuary on the Adyar forms a natural habitat for several species of birds and animals.[25][26] The Buckingham Canal, 4 km (2.5 mi) inland, runs parallel to the coast, linking the two rivers. .The Otteri Nullah, an east-west stream, runs through north Chennai and meets the Buckingham Canal at Basin Bridge.^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

Several lakes of varying size are located on the western fringes of the city. Red Hills, Sholavaram and Chembarambakkam Lake supply Chennai with potable water. Groundwater sources are becoming brackish.[27]
Chennai's soil is mostly clay, shale and sandstone.[28] .Sandy areas are found along the river banks and coasts, such as Thiruvanmiyur, Adyar, Kottivakkam, Santhome, George Town, Tondiarpet and the rest of coastal Chennai.^ In Chennai, in premium areas of Aryapuram, Besant Bagar, East Coast Road, Perungudi, Adyar, T Nagar, Ashok Nagar, KK Nagar and Boat Club prices Land as investment .

Here rainwater runoff percolates quickly through the soil. Clay underlies most of the city including T. Nagar, West Mambalam, Anna Nagar, Villivakkam, Perambur and Virugambakkam. Areas of hard rock include Guindy, Perungudi,Velachery, Adambakkam and a part of Saidapet.[29]
Marina Beach, one of the longest beaches in the World
.Chennai is divided into four broad regions: North, Central, South and West.^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

North Chennai is primarily an industrial area. .Central Chennai is the commercial heart of the city and includes an important business district, Parry's Corner.^ These areas could emerge as the next central business district (CBD) over the next ten years.

^ We want to buy land in the heart of the city and are looking at Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

^ We are now looking for a property in the central business district,” company spokesperson Priti Chand said.

.South Chennai and West Chennai, previously mostly residential, are fast becoming commercial, home to a growing number of information technology firms, financial companies and call centres.^ Residential real estate investment growth in Hyderabad is expected to centre primarily around Gachibowli and Tellapur owing to their proximity to the financial district, which is where the highest growth of IT and other commercial projects is happening.

^ CHENNAI: Real estate firm Ozonegroup is all set to commence its Rs 2,500 crore residential project in the city on 42 acres of land.

^ Orbit Corporation, the south Mumbai realtor, decided convert its 2.5 lakh sq ft commercial development, called the Hafeez Contractor House in Lower Parel, into a residential project.

.The city is expanding quickly along the Old Mahabalipuram Road and the Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road) in the south and towards Ambattur, Koyambedu and Sriperumbdur in the west.^ The drop in rentals was observed to be more prevalent along Old Mahabalipuram Road than along Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road.

^ Tagged: Chennai , Kochi , Old Mahabalipuram Road .

[30] .Chennai is one of the few cities in the world that accommodates a national park, the Guindy National Park, within its limits.^ For a project within city limits, these costs alone worked out to over Rs 8,100 a sq.ft and in the suburbs to about Rs 3,800.

[31]

Climate

Chennai has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate. The city lies on the thermal equator and is also on the coast, which prevents extreme variation in seasonal temperature. The weather is hot and humid for most of the year. The hottest part of the year is late May to early June, known locally as Agni Nakshatram ("fire star") or as Kathiri Veyyil,[32] with maximum temperatures around 38–42 °C (100–108 °F). .The coolest part of the year is January, with minimum temperatures around 18–20 °C (64–68 °F).^ While during January-March, there was a growth of 10-15%, now it is around 15-20%.” He is not alone.

The lowest temperature recorded is 15.8 °C (60.4 °F) and highest 45 °C (113 °F).[33][34] The average annual rainfall is about 1,300 mm (51 in). .The city gets most of its seasonal rainfall from the north-east monsoon winds, from mid-October to mid-December.^ Bangalore, May 12: Barring selective markets, most cities saw a fall in rentals in January-March 2009 as compared to October-December 2008, according to property report.

Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal sometimes hit the city. The highest annual rainfall recorded is 2,570 mm (101 in) in 2005.[35] Prevailing winds in Chennai are usually southwesterly between April and October [36] and northeasterly during the rest of the year.

Water

Historically, Chennai has relied on annual monsoon rains to replenish water reservoirs, as no major rivers flow through the area. .With a steadily increasing population, the city has faced water supply shortages, and its ground water levels have been depleted.^ Even now the city could grow and affordable housing supply increased if adequate transport was available to tap the land in the peripheries.

.An earlier Veeranam Lake project failed to solve the city's water problems, but the New Veeranam project, which became operational in September 2004, has greatly reduced dependency on distant sources.^ About 1.8 million square feet of absorption in Q2 is contributed by pre-leased projects of SBD (small business development) Bangalore, which became operational in the quarter.

^ Around 70 percent of India’s commercial projects announced in these cities for completion during the year are expected to be operational, it said.

^ Earlier this year, Unitech had launched a project in Gurgaon, south-east of New Delhi, where apartments are priced between Rs28 lakh and Rs40 lakh.

[38] In recent years, heavy and consistent monsoon rains and rainwater harvesting (RWH) by Chennai Metrowater at its Anna Nagar Rain Centre have significantly reduced water shortages.[39] Moreover, newer projects like the Telugu Ganga project that bring water from water-surplus rivers like the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh have eased water shortages. .The city is constructing sea water desalination plants to further increase the water supply.^ Even now the city could grow and affordable housing supply increased if adequate transport was available to tap the land in the peripheries.

[40][41]

Administration and utility services

City officials, as of September 2007[42][43]
Mayor
Ma. Subramanian
Deputy Mayor
R. Sathya Bama
Corporation Commissioner
Rajesh Lakhoni
Commissioner of Police
T. Rajendran
Postmaster General
M.S. Ramanujan
Chennai city is governed by the Corporation of Chennai. Established in 1688, it is the oldest municipal corporation not only in India, but also in any Commonwealth nation outside the United Kingdom. .It consists of 155 councillors who represent 155 wards and are directly elected by the city's residents.^ Rajeev Rai, V-P, corporate, Assotech, says rental property is currently being preferred by those who are not looking to stay in their city of residence for a longer duration.

From among themselves, the councillors elect a mayor and a deputy mayor who preside over about six standing committees.[44]
.The area of jurisdiction of the Corporation of Chennai is set to expand manifold from its present extent of 176 km2 to 800 km2 pending a decision to be taken by the Government of Tamil Nadu.^ Tamil Nadu government is planning a special IT industry economic zone spanning 1,000 square kilometres, according to T Willington, director of projects, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).

On doing this the population of Chennai is also set to increase from the present 4.5 million to over 8 million.
.Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu, houses the state executive and legislative headquarters primarily in the Secretariat Buildings on the Fort St George campus but also in many other buildings scattered around the city.^ Another three properties will come up in Tamil Nadu – near Chittar dam bordering Kerala, at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, and on Old Mahabalipuram Road, the state’s IT corridor.

^ The project in Chennai will not be very far away from the city.” Unitech plans to invest Rs1,700 crore this year to build these homes.

^ There are reports that some realty firms in cities like Chennai, Coimbatore and Kochi are designing and building flats exclusively for senior citizens.

.The Madras High Court, whose jurisdiction extends across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, is the highest judicial authority in the state and is also in the city.^ South zone comprises Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

.Chennai has three parliamentary constituencies — Chennai North, Chennai Central and Chennai South — and elects 14 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to the state legislature.^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

[45]
Chennai Metropolitan Police cruiser
.The metropolitan region of Chennai covers many suburbs that are part of Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur districts.^ This region would be administered by a development authority on the lines of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.

The larger suburbs are governed by town municipalities, and the smaller ones are governed by town councils called panchayats. .While the city covers an area of 174 km2 (67 sq mi),[46] the metropolitan area is spread over 1,189 km2 (459 sq mi).^ Based on consumer preferences, house property beyond Rs 5,900 a sq ft would be unaffordable across all cities covered,” it said.

[47] .The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has drafted a Second Master Plan that aims to develop satellite townships around the city.^ This region would be administered by a development authority on the lines of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.

^ The Hiranandani group has plans to develop townships in the three cities on the lines of its Powai project in Mumbai.

^ Gurgaon, Faridabad to be developed as green cities The Haryana government has planned to develop Gurgaon and Faridabad as green cities.

Contiguous satellite towns include Mahabalipuram to the south, Chengalpattu and Maraimalai Nagar to the southwest, and Kanchipuram town, Sriperumpudur, Tiruvallur and Arakkonam to the west.
The Greater Chennai Police department, a division of the Tamil Nadu Police, is the law enforcement agency in the city. The city police force is headed by a commissioner of police, and administrative control rests with the Tamil Nadu Home Ministry. The department consists of 36 subdivisions with a total of 121 police stations. The city's traffic is managed by the Chennai City Traffic Police (CCTP). The Metropolitan suburbs are policed by the Chennai Metropolitan Police, and outer district areas are policed by the Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur police departments.

Utility Services

The Corporation of Chennai and municipalities of the suburbs provide civic services. .Garbage in most zones is handled by Neel Metal Fanalica Environment Management, a private company, and by the Chennai Corporation in the other zones.^ The company was planning to set up these hotels through ownership, lease, public private partnership and management contracts, he said.

^ Life Insurance Corporation south zone expects to develop a hotel on the 2.8 acres of property it has in Pallavaram, in Chennai.

Water supply and sewage treatment are handled by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board, popularly referred to as CMWSSB. Electricity is distributed by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.[48] .The city does not have a piped gas network and gas is supplied in cylinders by both state owned and private petroleum companies.^ He said the project would have three basement levels to park 6,000 cars and a piped gas network.

^ The company is open to contract management opportunities as well as setting up its own hotel in the city.

^ The real estate company says it owns around 8,000 acres of land in various cities, on which it can develop some 500 million sq.

.Telephone services in the city are provided by nine mobile phone service companies that include nine GSM networks and two CDMA networks along with four land line companies.^ The Oakwood Apartments category is meant for tier-two and tie-three cities and has compact service apartments.

^ The real estate company says it owns around 8,000 acres of land in various cities, on which it can develop some 500 million sq.

[49][50] .Commercial and domestic broadband Internet services are provided by all the four land line service providers and a majority of the mobile network service providers.^ New Delhi (PTI): Realty major DLF has sought government approval for building service apartments and commercial complexes in four special economic zones, of which two are located in Gurgaon.

^ Domestic help, laundry service and maintenance services are also available in-house at all times.

Some areas of the city are also covered by a paid Wifi Internet service.

Economy

Parry's Corner, one of the older Business Districts of Chennai
Tidel Park is one of the many software parks in Chennai.
Chennai has a diversified economic base anchored by the automobile, software services, hardware manufacturing, healthcare and financial services industries.[51] .As of 2000, the city's total personal income was Rs.^ This is our flagship project in city and the total project cost is Rs 2,500 crore”, Ozonegroup Managing Director Mr S Vasudevan told reporters here.

12,488.83 crores, making up 10.9% of the total income of Tamil Nadu.[52] .In 2001, the total workforce in Chennai was about 1.5 million, which was 31.79% of its population.^ Chennai alone would need over 1.23 million dwelling units, but the current supply was about a fifth of that.

^ The total area in the phase one of the launch would be about 4.5 million square feet with about 5,000 flats.

^ It has already launched two projects in Bangalore and Chennai and is in the process of launching its second project totalling 6 million sq ft in size in Bangalore with an investment of around Rs 900 crore.

.According to the 1991 census, most of the city's workforce was involved in trade (25.65%), manufacturing (23.52%), transportation (10.72%), construction (6.3%) and other services (31.8%).^ According to a person involved in the transaction, the agreement had been signed last month between Hiranandani Upscale and three individual sellers in these cities.

^ According to him, senior citizens were 7.5% of the population in 1991 and the number is expected to go up to 10% by 2015.

Chennai metropolitan area accounts for over 75% of the sales tax revenue in the state.[53] According to the CII, Chennai's is estimated to grow to a $100-billion economy, 2.5 times its present size, by the year 2025.[54]
.The city is base to around 30% of India's automobile industry[55] and 35% of its auto components industry.^ Around 70 percent of India’s commercial projects announced in these cities for completion during the year are expected to be operational, it said.

^ The demand fundamentals of the India story are now focused around all cities that have sufficient economic activity, be it industrial, service sector-driven or incentive-driven programs by the State Government.

[56] A large number of automotive companies including Hyundai, Ford, BMW, Mitsubishi, Komatsu, The TVS Group (TVS Electronics and TVS Motors), Ashok Leyland, Nissan-Renault, Daimler Trucks, TI Cycles of India, TAFE Tractors, Royal Enfield, Caterpillar Inc., Caparo, Madras Rubber Factory (MRF) and Apollo Tyres have or are in the process of setting up manufacturing plants in and around Chennai. The Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi produces military vehicles, including India's main battle tank: Arjun MBT. The Integral Coach Factory manufactures railway coaches and other rolling stock for Indian Railways. .This very industrial expanse has given the name to Chennai as being the "Detroit of Southern Asia".[57] The Ambattur-Padi industrial zone houses many textile manufacturers, and an SEZ for apparel and footwear manufacture has been set up in the southern suburbs of the city.^ Tier II and Tier III cities still represent a great story, especially in terms of affordable housing for industrial workforces.

^ However, he has not revealed the names of the cities in which the company is interested in setting up its properties.

^ While your main house may be located within the city, the free flat may be far away in the suburbs or in another city.

[58] .Chennai contributes more than 50% of India's leather exports.^ Rival Unitech has managed to sell more than 4,000 units in the last two and a half months in the National Capital Region, Chennai and Mumbai.

^ Developers are more than willing to give in to the demands of a serious buyer,” Dr. Devender Gupta CMD, Century 21 India.

[59]
.Many software and software services companies have development centres in Chennai, which contributed 14% of India's total software exports of Rs.144,214 crores during 2006–07, making it the second-largest exporter of software in the country, behind Bangalore.^ New Delhi: Unitech Ltd, India’s second largest real estate developer, is looking at investing Rs 600 crore to develop and launch affordable houses under its Uni Homes brands across seven cities in the country.

^ A few villa projects in the Royal Challenge area by developers such as Oberois and Rahejas are finding takers at Rs 8-9 crore each.

^ The fourth largest city in India , Chennai is the seat of culture and learning in South India .
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[60] Major software companies like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Hewlett Packard, HCL Enterprise, IBM, Mahindra Satyam, CTS, MphasiS, Polaris Software Lab, Capgemini and Accenture have their offices set up here, with some of them making Chennai their largest base. .Prominent financial institutions, including the World Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank have back office operations in the city.^ Apart from IT/ITES and BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) sector, other sunshine sectors -– like telecommunications, pharmaceutical and automotive — are leasing out office spaces in various Indian cities”.

[61] .Chennai is home to three large national level commercial banks[62][63][64] and many state level co-operative banks, finance and insurance companies.^ The RIES estimates that about 92 per cent of the commercial space supply coming in the next three years in Chennai is for IT occupiers.

^ The company also plans to launch three projects in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, where it already owns land.

^ An example is the COO of a leading multinational company in Delhi who had been looking for her dream home for three years within a budget of Rs 1.5 cr.

Telecom giants Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent, pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer and chemicals giant Dow Chemicals have research and development facilities in Chennai. TICEL bio-tech park[65] and Golden Jubilee bio-tech park[66] at Siruseri house biotechnology companies and laboratories. Chennai has a fully computerised stock exchange called the Madras Stock Exchange.

Demographics

Ranganathan Street in T. Nagar usually throngs with shoppers
A resident of Chennai is called a Chennaiite. .As of 2001, Chennai city had a population of 4.34 million, while the total metropolitan population was 7.04 million.^ Total retail stock across the cities at the end of the quarter to March stood at 34.8 million sq ft while another 62.6 million sq ft of mall space is either proposed or under various stages of construction in the next 2-3 years.

^ It has already launched two projects in Bangalore and Chennai and is in the process of launching its second project totalling 6 million sq ft in size in Bangalore with an investment of around Rs 900 crore.

[67] The estimated metropolitan population in 2006 is 4.5 million.[68] .In 2001, the population density in the city was 24,682 per km2 (63,926 per mi²), while the population density of the metropolitan area was 5,922 per km2 (15,337 per mi²), making it one of the most densely populated cities in the world.^ In the premium segment, most of the interest revolves around main city areas and resale properties.

^ In the suburban areas of Gurgaon, per sq ft rates of premium property is between Rs 3,000 and Rs 3,500 on Sohna Road to Rs 15,000 on the Golf Course Road.

^ Because Chandigarh is a planned city with a cap on density of population, the potential for development is limited here.

[67][69] .The sex ratio is 951 females for every 1,000 males,[70] slightly higher than the national average of 944.[71] The average literacy rate is 80.14%,[72] much higher than the national average of 64.5%.^ Rival Unitech has managed to sell more than 4,000 units in the last two and a half months in the National Capital Region, Chennai and Mumbai.

^ In some cases, the latter may be priced higher than the market rate.

^ Delhi such as Vasant Vihar, the rates were Rs12,000-14,000 per sq.

.The city has the fourth highest population of slum dwellers among major cities in India, with about 820,000 people (18.6% of its population) living in slum conditions.^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

[73] This number represents about 5% of the total slum population of India. .In 2005, the crime rate in the city was 313.3 per 100,000 people, accounting for 6.2% of all crimes reported in major cities in India.^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

^ Cushman and Wakefield’s report in April, based on a survey of eight major cities.

^ Adds Puri: “In Gurgaon, property rates have dropped from Rs 6,500-7,000 per sq ft to Rs 3,250.

[74] The number of crimes in the city showed a significant increase of 61.8% from 2004.[75]
The majority of the population in Chennai are Tamils. Tamil is the primary language spoken in Chennai. English is widely spoken especially in business, education and white collar professions. Sizeable Telugu and Malayalee communities live in the city.[76] .Chennai also has a large migrant population, who come from other parts of Tamil Nadu and the rest of the country.^ Another three properties will come up in Tamil Nadu – near Chittar dam bordering Kerala, at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, and on Old Mahabalipuram Road, the state’s IT corridor.

^ We look forward to being a vibrant part of the RE/MAX community and playing an important role in the real estate transactions in Tamil Nadu” .

As of 2001, out of the 937,000 migrants (21.57% of its population) in the city, 74.5% were from other parts of the state, 23.8% were from rest of India and 1.7% were from outside the country.[77]
According to the 2001 census, Hindus constitute about 81.27% of the city's population, and Muslims (9.37%), Christians (7.63%) and Jains (1.05%) are other major religious groups.[78]

Culture

Chennai is a major centre for music, art and culture in India.[79] The city is known for its classical dance shows and Hindu temples. Every December, Chennai holds a five-week long Music Season celebrating the 1927 opening of the Madras Music Academy.[80] It features performances (kutcheries) of traditional Carnatic music by hundreds of artists in and around the city. .An arts festival called the Chennai Sangamam, which showcases various arts of Tamil Nadu is held in January every year.^ Chennai, Madras Tourism - Tamil-Nadu .
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^ Chennai, Madras, Tamil-Nadu, India .
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^ Chennai Tourism - Chennai Travel Guide - Chennai, Tamil-Nadu, India .
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Chennai is also known for Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu. An important cultural centre for Bharatanatyam is Kalakshetra, on the beach in the south of the city.[81] .Chennai is also home to some of the best choirs in India, who during the Christmas season stage various carol performances across the city in Tamil and English.^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

^ The project in Chennai will not be very far away from the city.” Unitech plans to invest Rs1,700 crore this year to build these homes.

^ Total retail stock across the cities at the end of the quarter to March stood at 34.8 million sq ft while another 62.6 million sq ft of mall space is either proposed or under various stages of construction in the next 2-3 years.

[82][83]
Chennai is the base for the large Tamil movie industry, known as Kollywood, home to most of the movie studios.[84] .The industry makes more than 150 Tamil movies a year,[85] and its soundtracks dominate the city's music.^ Kolkata’s real estate market has historically remained far more stable than those in other large Indian cities.

^ A person who bought property more than 3-4 years ago may make a profit if he sells now .

^ We have seen more than 73 per cent occupancy during the financial year 2008-09 at our three properties.

.Some of the biggest names in the Indian film fraternity like Ilaiyaraaja, K. Balachander, Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Mani Ratnam and S. Shankar are based out of Chennai.^ The 19 developers showcasing their projects are from the Indian cities like Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and New Delhi.

A. R. Rahman took Chennai to international fame by winning two Oscars,two Grammy Awards in 2009 for the movie Slumdog Millionaire.[86] Chennai's theaters stage many Tamil plays; political satire, slapstick comedy, history, mythology and drama are among the popular genres.[87][88][89] English plays are also staged in the city.
Among Chennai's festivals, Pongal is celebrated over five days in January, is the most important. Almost all major religious festivals such as Deepavali, Eid and Christmas are celebrated in Chennai. Tamil cuisine in Chennai includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Many of the city's restaurants offer light meals or tiffin, which usually include rice-based dishes like pongal, dosa, idli and vadai, served with steaming hot filter coffee.

Transport

The IT Highway in Chennai with the MRTS passing overhead
Chennai serves as a major gateway to southern India and the Chennai International Airport, comprising the Anna international terminal and the Kamaraj domestic terminal, is the third busiest airport in India.[90][91] .The city is connected to major hubs across Asia, Europe, and North America through more than 30 national and international carriers.^ Rival Unitech has managed to sell more than 4,000 units in the last two and a half months in the National Capital Region, Chennai and Mumbai.

^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

^ With close to 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and the Asia-Pacific region, Le Meridien provides a strong international complement to Starwood’s primarily North American holdings.

The airport is the second busiest cargo terminus in the country. .The existing airport is undergoing further modernisation and expansion, and a new greenfield airport is to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2,000 crore in Sriperumbudur.^ Transactions in the Rs 70 lakh to Rs 3 crore for 2,000-2,500 sq ft, 3 BHK apartments are taking place.

^ In Ahmedabad, luxury apartments of around 2,000 sq ft come at Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore.

^ The group is also constructing two residential projects in Bangalore at a total cost of Rs 400 crore, he said.

[92]
The city is served by two major ports, Chennai Port, one of the largest artificial ports, and Ennore Port. The Chennai port is the largest in Bay of Bengal and India's second busiest container hub, handling automobiles, motorcycles and general industrial cargo. The Ennore Port handles cargo such as coal, ore and other bulk and rock mineral products.[93] A smaller harbour at Royapuram is used by fishing boats and trawlers.
MRTS Train station in Chennai
Chennai is well connected to other parts of India by road and rail. .Four major national highways link Chennai to Bangalore, Kolkata, Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) and Tirupati and onwards to the rest of the national highway system.^ The study covers seven cities — Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune.

^ Tagged: Bangalore , Chennai , Delhi , Kolkata , Metros , Mumbai , Real estate in india .

^ Posted in Bangalore , Chennai , Delhi , Hyderabad , Kolkata , Mumbai , Pune , Serviced apartments/offices .

.Numerous state highways link the city to Puducherry (Pondicherry) and other towns and cities in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states.^ South zone comprises Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

[94] .The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), the terminus for all intercity buses from Chennai, is the largest bus station in Asia.^ This location is close to the prime residential catchment of Anand Nagar and also to the railway station and the bus terminus.

[95] .Seven government-owned transport corporations operate inter-city and inter-state bus services.^ The demand fundamentals of the India story are now focused around all cities that have sufficient economic activity, be it industrial, service sector-driven or incentive-driven programs by the State Government.

^ Homex has operations in 32 cities located in 20 Mexican states as of December 2008.

.Many private inter-city and inter-state bus companies also operate services to and from Chennai.^ Homex has operations in 32 cities located in 20 Mexican states as of December 2008.

Chennai is the headquarters of the Southern Railway. The city has two main railway terminals. .Chennai Central station, the city's largest, provides access to other major cities as well as many other smaller towns across India.^ This will provide the property with access to the Luxe hotels’ central reservation system and marketing and promotional initiatives.

^ Plans are on the anvil to start similar projects, called Shubh Griha, in Chennai and Kolkata and, subsequently, in other Tier-I and Tier-II cities.

^ Also, RE/MAX India is planning to open Franchisees in major towns and regions of the country.

[96] .Chennai Egmore is a terminus for trains to destinations primarily within Tamil Nadu; it also handles a few inter-state trains.^ Another three properties will come up in Tamil Nadu – near Chittar dam bordering Kerala, at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, and on Old Mahabalipuram Road, the state’s IT corridor.

[97]
Buses, trains, and auto rickshaws are the most common form of public transport within the city.
An MTC bus
.The Chennai suburban railway network, one of the oldest in the country, consists of four broad gauge sectors terminating at two locations in the city, namely Chennai Central and Chennai Beach.^ It would come up with two more properties in Mumbai, and two in Chennai in the next one year.” .

^ Spencer’s Retail is gearing up to open two hypermarkets in Bangalore, one in Chennai, one in Kolkata, two in Hyderabad and two in Pune.

^ The brand has so far launched four properties in the country while 11 new locations are under construction.

Regular services are offered in the following sectors from these termini: Chennai Central/Chennai Beach - Arakkonam - Tiruttani, Chennai Central/Chennai BeachGummidipoondi - Sullurpeta and Chennai BeachTambaram - Chengalpattu - Tirumalpur(Kanchipuram). The fourth sector is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) which links Chennai Beach to Velachery and is interlinked with the remaining rail network. Construction is underway for an underground and elevated Chennai Metro rail.[98]
.The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs an extensive city bus system consisting of 3257 buses on 622 routes, and moves an estimated 4.35 million passengers each day.^ Brokers say the million transactions in the City of Joy are to the tune of 1-2% in areas like Ballygunge and Alipore with a buyer profile mainly consisting of businessmen.

[99]
Vans, popularly known as Maxi Cabs and 'share' auto rickshaws ply many routes in the city and provide an alternative to buses. Metered call taxis, tourist taxis and auto rickshaws are also available on hire. .Chennai's transportation infrastructure provides coverage and connectivity, but growing use has caused traffic congestion and pollution.^ Transport infrastructure gap was another important cause for the bottleneck in supply of affordable housing, he felt.

.The government has tried to address these problems by constructing grade separators and flyovers at major intersections, starting with the Gemini flyover, built in 1973 over the most important arterial road, Anna Salai to the recently completed Kathipara Flyover.^ The State Government has provided for additional built-up space for builders to cater to these segments.

[100][101]

Media

Newspaper publishing started in Chennai with the launch of a weekly, The Madras Courier, in 1785.[102] It was followed by the weeklies The Madras Gazzette and The Government Gazzette in 1795. The Spectator, founded in 1836, was the first English newspaper in Chennai to be owned by an Indian and became the city's first daily newspaper in 1853.[103] The first Tamil newspaper, Swadesamitran, was launched in 1899.[102]
.The major English dailies published in Chennai are The Hindu, The New Indian Express, The Deccan Chronicle and The Times of India recently joined the list.^ Le Meridien currently has eight hotels in India in Ahmedabad, Kochi, Jaipur, New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

^ The 19 developers showcasing their projects are from the Indian cities like Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and New Delhi.

^ Source : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Indian-Realty-News/~3/r71BjpVplMg/25-upswing-in-indias-housing-market.html .

The evening dailies are, The Trinity Mirror and The News Today. As of 2004, The Hindu was the city's most read English newspaper, with a daily circulation of 267,349.[104] The major business dailies published from the city are The Economic Times, The Hindu Business Line, Business Standard, Mint and The Financial Express. The major Tamil dailies include the Dina Thanthi, Dinakaran, Dina Mani, Dina Malar, Tamil Murasu, Makkal Kural and Malai Malar and major Telugu dailies include Eenandu, Vaartha, Andhra Jyothi and Sakshi.[105] The one and only Hindi Newspaper published from Chennai is the Rajasthan Patrika. Neighbourhood newspapers such as The Annanagar Times and The Adyar Times cater to particular localities. Magazines published from Chennai include Ananda Vikatan, Kumudam, Kalki, Kungumam, "Thuglak", Frontline and Sportstar.
.Doordarshan runs two terrestrial television channels and two satellite television channels from its Chennai centre, which was set up in 1974. Private Tamil satellite television networks like Sun TV, Raj TV, Zee Tamil, Star Vijay, Jaya TV, Makkal TV, Vasanth TV and Kalaignar TV broadcast out of Chennai.^ It would come up with two more properties in Mumbai, and two in Chennai in the next one year.” .

^ The company was planning to set up these hotels through ownership, lease, public private partnership and management contracts, he said.

^ Spencer’s Retail is gearing up to open two hypermarkets in Bangalore, one in Chennai, one in Kolkata, two in Hyderabad and two in Pune.

.The Sun Network one of India's largest broadcasting companies is based in the city.^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

^ The company will widen its network in south India with the launch of Ginger in Chennai and Tirupur.

.While SCV and Hathway are the major cable TV service providers, Direct-to-home (DTH) is available via DD Direct Plus, Dish TV, Tata Sky, Sun direct DTH, Reliance Big TV and Digital TV(Airtel-Bharti)[106][107] Chennai is the first city in India to have implemented the Conditional Access System for cable television.^ This will provide the property with access to the Luxe hotels’ central reservation system and marketing and promotional initiatives.

^ At Maa Properties, we have in-depth knowledge of property markets, extensive experience, specialized skills and resources necessary to provide an entire range of reliable and responsive property management services.

^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

[108] .Radio broadcasting started from the radio station at the Rippon Buildings complex, founded in 1930 and was then shifted to All India Radio in 1938.[102] The city has 4 AM and 14 FM radio stations, operated by Anna University, All India Radio and private broadcasters.^ Hiranandani Upscale, founded by Surendra Hiranandani, managing director of Hiranandani Group, intends to buy land in smaller cities such as Pune and Kochi to build townships.

^ The vacancy for commercial space in India rose from 9.1 per cent to 12.5 per cent in the first three months of 2009 and in all the cities the vacancy rose to double digits.

[109]

Education and health care

Anna University's Guindy campus
Schools in Chennai are either run publicly by the Tamil Nadu government or privately, some with financial aid from the government.[110] The medium of education is either English or Tamil, with the former being the majority. Most schools are affiliated with the Tamil Nadu State Board, the Matriculation Board or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).[111] .A few schools are affiliated with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board, there are even schools which cater National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) board, Anglo-Indian board or the Montessori system.^ The project hadn’t even reached the drawing board when we closed the deal a few months back.

.Schooling begins at the age of three with two years of kindergarten followed by ten years of primary and secondary education.^ It is gathered that the projects will commence in two years and could take another three years for completion.

.Students then need to complete two years of higher secondary education in either science or commerce before being eligible for college education in a general or professional field of study.^ It is gathered that the projects will commence in two years and could take another three years for completion.

[112][113] There are 1,389 schools in the city, out of which 731 are primary, 232 are secondary and 426 are higher secondary schools.[114]
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and College of Engineering, Guindy, founded in 1794, are the premier centres for engineering education in the city. Most colleges that offer engineering programs are affiliated to Anna University. Madras Medical College (MMC), Stanley Medical College (SMC), Kilpauk Medical College and Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC) are the notable medical colleges in Chennai.
The Government General Hospital
Colleges for science, arts and commerce degrees are typically affiliated with the University of Madras, which has three campuses in the city; some colleges such as Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras Christian College, Loyola College and The New College are autonomous. Research institutions like the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) and the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) are in the city. The Connemara Public Library is one of four National Depository Centres in India that receive a copy of all newspapers and books published in India.[115] It has been declared a UNESCO information centre.[116]
There are 15 Government hospitals and a large number of private hospitals which provide medical and health care. The Government General hospital, popularly referred to as "G.H.", is the biggest government run hospital in the city. .There are many large private hospitals, among which many are multi-speciality hospitals.^ The deal is important since there are not too many large deals taking place in the real estate sector now.

.Some of India's well-known healthcare institutions such as Apollo Hospitals (the largest private healthcare provider in Asia),[117] Sankara Nethralaya and Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre are based in the city, making it one of the preferred destinations for medical tourists from across the globe.^ Through this event, we are bringing NRI home-seekers and leading developers from major cities across India together under one roof.

^ For city-based small investors, studio apartments or 1-BHK properties near known demand drivers such as IT hubs, large manufacturing units, and educational institutions offer good return potential.

^ Based on consumer preferences, house property beyond Rs 5,900 a sq ft would be unaffordable across all cities covered,” it said.

[118]

Sports

An IPL match in progress at M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium
Cricket is the most popular sport in Chennai.[119] The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium (MAC) in Chepauk is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India.[120] The stadium is currently being renovated for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The Chemplast Cricket Ground on the IIT Madras campus is another important venue hosting first class matches. Prominent cricketers from the city include former Test-captains S. Venkataraghavan and Kris Srikkanth.[121][122] A cricket fast bowling academy, the MRF Pace Foundation, whose coaches include Bob Simpson and Dennis Lillee, is based in Chennai.[123][124] Chennai is home to the Indian Premier League cricket team, the Chennai Super Kings. Chennai is also home to the Indian Cricket League team, the Chennai Superstars.[125][126]
The city is home to a Premier Hockey League (PHL) team, the Chennai Veerans, and has hosted many hockey tournaments such as the Asia Cup and the Men's Champions Trophy at The Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium.[127][128]
ATP Chennai Open
.Chennai has produced popular tennis players such as Leander Paes,Vijay Amritraj,Ramesh Krishnan and Mahesh Bhupathi [129][130][131] and is host to an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) event since 1997, the Chennai Open,[132] ATP World Tour 250 series, the country's only (ATP) event.^ Brix Research, the research arm of magicbricks.com, has been conducting a series of multi-city surveys to assess the demand of premium housing in the country since December 2008.

^ McDonald’s is planning to open 40 new outlets across the country in FY10 — mostly in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad — with an investment of Rs 120 crore.

Football and athletic competitions are held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which also houses a multi-purpose indoor complex for competition in volleyball, basketball and table tennis. Water sports are played in the Velachery Aquatic Complex. Chennai was the venue of the South Asian Games (SAF Games) in 1995.[133]
Automobile racing in India has been closely connected with Chennai since its beginnings shortly after independence. Motor racing events are held on a special purpose track in Irungattukottai, Sriperumbudur,[134] which has also been the venue for several international competitions.[135] Horse racing is held at the Guindy Race Course, while rowing competitions are hosted at the Madras Boat Club. The city has two 18-hole golf courses, the Cosmopolitan Club and the Gymkhana Club, both established in the late nineteenth century. Viswanathan Anand, the chess World champion, grew up in Chennai.[136][137][138]
Other athletes of repute from Chennai include table tennis players Sharath Kamal[139] and two-time world carrom champion, Maria Irudayam.[140] .The city has a rugby union team called the Chennai Cheetahs.^ Plans are on the anvil to start similar projects, called Shubh Griha, in Chennai and Kolkata and, subsequently, in other Tier-I and Tier-II cities.

[141]

Sister cities

Chennai has sister city relationships with the following cities of the world.[142][143]
Country City State / Region Since
United States United States Sanantonioseal.jpeg San Antonio Flag of Texas.svg Texas 2007
Germany Germany Wappen-frankfurt.png Frankfurt Flag of Hesse.svg Hesse 2005
Egypt Egypt Coat of arms of Egypt.svg Cairo Flag of Egypt.svg Cairo Governorate 2000
United States United States DenverCOseal.gif Denver Flag of Colorado.svg Colorado 1984
Russia Russia Coat of Arms of Volgograd.png Volgograd Flag of Volgograd Oblast.svg Volgograd Oblast 1966

See also

Notes

.
  • ^ In December, 2009, The Tamil Nadu government announced plans to merge nine municipalities and 25 village panchayats into the city of Chennai, which would increase its area to 426 square kilometres, and population (according to the 2001 census, to 5.6 million.^ Tamil Nadu government is planning a special IT industry economic zone spanning 1,000 square kilometres, according to T Willington, director of projects, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).

    ^ Chennai alone would need over 1.23 million dwelling units, but the current supply was about a fifth of that.

    ^ The total area in the phase one of the launch would be about 4.5 million square feet with about 5,000 flats.

    The city boundary would be finalized in 2011[144]

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Further reading

  • Muthiah, S. (2004). Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. ISBN 81-88661-24-4. 

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.Chennai (Tamil:சென்னை) [1], formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India, and is the country's fourth-largest city.^ Chennai, The capital city of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of India's four metros.
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^ The fourth largest city in India , Chennai is the seat of culture and learning in South India .
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^ Chennai formerly known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state and is the fourth largest metro city in India.
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.It is on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal.^ It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.
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^ Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai city had a population of 4.34 million in the 2001 census within the area administered by the Corporation of Chennai.a The urban agglomeration of metropolitan Chennai has an estimated population over 8 million people.

^ Area & Location: Located on the east coast on India on the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal, Chennai is situated at 13.04 Latitude North and 80.17 Longitude East.
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.With an estimated population of 7.45 million (2005), the 367 year old city is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world.^ With an estimated population of 7.06 million (2007), [1] the 368-year-old city is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world.
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^ With an estimated population of 7.60 million (2006), the city has the 2nd longest seashore in the world.

^ It is the fourth largest metropolitan city in India.
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.Its has the 2nd longest seashore in the world.^ With an estimated population of 7.60 million (2006), the city has the 2nd longest seashore in the world.

^ Marina Beach (12 km) is the 2nd longest beach in the world and a must-see.
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The Horse and rider, Anna Salai.
The Horse and rider, Anna Salai.

Understand

History

.Madras was founded in 1639 when the British East India Company (represented by Francis Day and Andrew Cogan and aided by a local translator Beri Thimappa) was granted land to build a trading settlement by the local ruler (Nayak) of the suburb of Vandavasi, Damerla Venkatapathy Nayak.^ On 22 August 1639, the British East India Company was granted land by the Nayak of Vandavasi as a base for a permanent settlement, believed to be called Madrasemen.

^ It was the company’s first settlement in India and was established by the trader Francis Day as a fort and trading post.
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^ The Britishers owned the East India Company, which dealt in the export of spices.
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.The document of the land grant is dated Aug 22nd 1639 and hence Madras celebrates its birthday on Aug 22nd each year as Madras day.^ It was on that day, in that year, that a sliver of land, where Fort.

^ Madras Day celebrates the city.

^ The city was founded in 1639 when the East India Company was granted land to build a trading settlement by the local Indian administrators.

.Madras was one of the first outposts of British East India Company.^ This 367 year old city was one of the first outposts of British East India Company.
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^ Fort St. George - It is the first British fort built by the British East India Company.
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^ Chennai was the site of the first settlement of the East India Company.
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Colonel William Lambton, superintendent of the great Trigonometrical Survey of India, started his journey of triangulating India from St. Thomas Mount. The British built Fort St. George (today the legislative and administrative seat of the state). .Fort St George was completed on St George's day in 1640 (April 23rd) and hence was named after the Patron Saint.^ Foundation laid for Fort St.George.
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^ This bastion achieved name from St. George, the patron saint of England.
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^ It was named after the patron saint of England.
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.George Town then developed becoming the modern city of Madras, absorbing several nearby boroughs.^ The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages.
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^ Formerly known as Madras, the city was developed by the East India Company as a major tradition centre.
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^ In 1746, Fort St George and Madras were captured by the French under General La Bourdonnais , the Governor of Mauritius , who plundered the town and its outlying villages.
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.Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, is associated with Chennai.^ National Shrine of St.Thomas Basilica Christians believe that one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ came to India in A.D.52 and died in A.D.72.
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^ The St Mary's Church, which is one of the oldest Anglican churches in the east, and the San Thome Cathedral, said to be the last resting place of St Thomas the Apostle, are also worth a visit.
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^ The chapel has paintings believed to have been painted by the Apostle in 52 AD. Its also one of the best places to have a (literally) Birds eyeview of Chennai.
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.He is said to have come to India as an evangelist and died in what is now Chennai.^ Madras, now known as Chennai, is a city on the east coast of southern India.
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^ Chennai is a popular name among the tourist cities in India.The hotels in Chennai come in handy for the large number of tourists who visit the capital.

^ He said resorbable screws were in use for sometime now across the world but this was the first time it was being used in India to correct such rare problems of the lower spine.
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Two suburbs, Santhome and St. Thomas Mount, are named in his memory.
.In 1996, the Tamil Nadu government renamed Madras to Chennai providing the reason that 'Chennai' was the city's traditional name while Madras was one derived during colonial rule.^ Overview - Chennai, formerly known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state.
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^ However, in August 1996 the name of the city was officially changed to Chennai.
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^ The city was known as Madras until 1996, when it was officially renamed as Chennai.
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.Madras is derived from Madraspatnam, a name given to the area when the British negotiated settling there.^ Earlier known as Madras, the city derived its name from Madraspatnam, an area under British control.
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^ The name ‘Madras’ was derived from Madraspatnam, the site chosen by the British East India Company for a permanent settlement in 1639.
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^ History & Evolution The name ‘Madras’ was derived from Madraspatnam, the site chosen by the British East India Company for a permanent settlement in 1639.
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The origin of the name is uncertain. .Tradition suggests that a fishing village near to the location of the British settlement was called Madraspatnam.^ In 1693, the British East India Company established a settlement in the fishing village of Madraspatnam.
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^ History Of The Chennai City Modern Chennai grew out of a small village when in 1639 a fishing hamlet called "Madraspatnam" was selected by early English merchants of the East India Company as a site for the settlement.
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^ Overview Formerly called as ‘Madras’ and once been the small fishing village, this capital city of the Indian State Tamil Nadu, has grown into a bustling metropolis.
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Others think early Portuguese may have called the area Madre de Sois after an early settler, or Madre de Deus after an early church (of St. Mary).
.Chennai is derived from Chennapatnam, a name with almost equally uncertain origins.^ Following the conception that the name Madras was of Portuguese origin, the city's name has been changed to Chennai in August 1996.
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^ One more theory suggests that Chennai is derived from the name of the original owner of the land Chennappa Nayak.
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^ The city, previously known as Madras, reverted back to its original name of Chennai in 1996.
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.Tradition has it that Chennapatnam was the name of a fishing village near to the location of Madraspatnam.^ As the trade flourished, adjoining fishing villages such as Triplicane, Purasawalkam, Egmore and Chetput slowly merged with the Fort area and the resulting agglomeration was named Chennapatnam.
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^ The Kalakshetra, an academy dedicated to teaching and preserving traditional art forms, and Cholamandalam artists’ village at Mamallapuram near Chennai enjoy international repute.
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^ The hotel is also near several of Oregon's premier fishing locations including the Deschutes River, Haystack Reservoir, Lake Billy Chinook, Metolius River and Lake Simtustus.
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.However it is not clear if the village was there beforehand or grew up around the British Madraspatnam settlement.^ The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages.
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^ History Of The Chennai City Modern Chennai grew out of a small village when in 1639 a fishing hamlet called "Madraspatnam" was selected by early English merchants of the East India Company as a site for the settlement.
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^ From the 19th century onwards, as the British consolidated their rule, the third area, the city, gradually grew up between the other two districts.
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.There are some suggestions that the name was given to the developing Indian settlement honor a local Indian administrator.^ There are some huge names like the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the Charminar, the Amber Fort and the Golconda Fort to start with.
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^ There have been, however, suggestions that Chennai may not be a Tamil name while Madras may be of Tamil origin.
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^ Last year, an economic columnist in an Indian journal wrote about how foolish local politicians had been to change the names of some of India’s greatest cities.
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.As the settlements grew, the exact location of both Chennapatnam and Madraspatnam became confused as the two settlements merged into a single town.^ The older area called the Madraspatnam lay  to  the  north of it.  Later on, the intervening space  between  the  older northern site of Madraspatnam came to be quickly built over with houses of the new settlers (as the two expanded) and that the two villages  became  virtually one town.
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^ The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages.
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^ Printer-friendly version of section The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort St George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages.
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.Under the British, the then city of Madras grew to be a major city, It was the capital of the Madras presidency, a province that covered the parts of Southern India that were not governed by any of the other princely states.^ Transportation: With a major transport system, the city is well linked with the other parts of India as well as the world.
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^ In the 19th century the city became the seat of Madras Presidency, the southern division of British Imperial India.
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^ We are in the southern part of India .

.After independence, it became the capital of Madras state, and when the states were reorganized on a linguistic basis, it became the capital of Tamil Nadu.^ After Indian independence, Madras became the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu.
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^ Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu.

^ Overview - Chennai, formerly known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state.
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.Chennai boasts of many well known people including Elihu Yale, who's liberal gift funded the construction of Yale University in 1718; Arvind Sanmugam of Canada- Chairman World Police Academy, Chairman and CEO of Chez Leeloo Canada, Chairman of Chez Leeloo India, Director of Chez Leeloo Philippines, President of Canadian Peacemakers Corporation and Director of Tan Theta Entertainment Indira Nooyi CEO of Pepsi International; A.R. Rahman, the musical genius of "Slumdog Millionaire" and chess wizard Vishwanathan Anand among many others.^ Airport : Chennai has domestic as well as international airports.
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^ Elegantly placed in the shores of coromandel coast, Chennai boast of a rich heritage, which is elaborately intertwined with the culture, traditions and living style of the people through generations.
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^ Amongst the must visits, well highlighted by Chennai tourism is the second longest beach in the world - Marina Beach.
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Culture

.Chennai, being the capital of Tamil Nadu, is home to a host of Tamil culture art forms including dance, literature, sculpture, music and cinema.^ Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is the quintessence of India's rich culture and tradition.
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^ Chennai being the capital of Tamil Nadu houses the executive and legislative headquarters of the government of Tamil Nadu.
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^ Chennai is a fabulous capital city of Tamil Nadu, formerly known as Madra and hotels here enjoy huge tourists throughout the year.
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.The season for Bharatnatyam and Carnatic Music draws visitors and aficionados from the world over.^ The Music Season encompasses performances ( kutcheries ) of traditional Carnatic music by hundreds of artists in and around the city.
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^ Festival of Carnatic music and dance is celebrated immensely and is one of the largest festivals of this type in the world.
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^ Every December, Chennai holds a five week-long Music Season , which has been described as one of the world's largest cultural events.
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.Being the capital of Tamil Nadu, the preferred language of communication amongst the local population is Tamil.^ Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu.

^ Tamil Nadu slum population , Government of Tamil Nadu.
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^ Day 10: MADRAS (CHENNAI) Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is located on the legendary Coromandel Coast with a marvellous tradition of music and dance.

.However, English is widely spoken as the language of commerce and English speaking visitors should have no problem getting around.^ Getting around Chennai is easy with a fast and reliable bus system, no shortage of taxi cabs and the quick-paced MRTS, shooting locals and visitors throughout the area quickly and reliably.
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^ The local language is Tamil and only the educated one can speak English.
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^ Language has been a source of pride among Madrasis, and it was common even in the 70s to hear Tamil speaking Madrasis converse among themselves in English, with mastery over both languages.
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.The city also has a fair number of people that speak Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.^ People visiting this beautiful city can chose to stay, according to their requirements, at any one of the large numbers of hotels listed below our Hotels Map of Chennai.
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^ Chennai city enjoys an eminent position in the country in film industry and Kodambakkam, known as the Hollywood of Chennai, has a number of studios engaged in the production of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi movies which are quite popular.
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^ Tamil is the language commonly used and English, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi are also used by large sections of people in Chennai.
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.Mamallapuram, an extension of the city is very well known for its sandy beaches, stone carvings, food and resorts.^ Excursions V.G.P Golden Beach Resort This is a very skillfully planned beach resort geared to entertain the visitor with sculptured vignettes from the past folk dances and ethnic food cuisine.
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^ Located in the heart of the city, Deccan Plaza is well connected to various business, commercial, shopping and entertainment spots in Chennai, with the world famous Marina beach and the ...
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^ Away from Chennai city, this resort offers well furnished rooms, restaurant, bar, banquet hall, swimming pool, health club etc..
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.It also hosts the Cholamandalam artists village which is fairly well known in art circles both in India and abroad.^ Volunteer Abroad in Chennai India: (formerly known as Madras) is a coastal city, located on the Bay of Bengal, with a tropical climate.
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^ The Kalakshetra, an academy dedicated to teaching and preserving traditional art forms, and Cholamandalam artists’ village at Mamallapuram near Chennai enjoy international repute.
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^ Popularly known as "Gateway to South India", Chennai is well connected internationally and to other parts of India.
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.The city has a thriving Tamil film industry.^ Located on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a thriving capital city, home to some of India’s largest software, healthcare and industrial manufacturers.
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^ Chennai city enjoys an eminent position in the country in film industry and Kodambakkam, known as the Hollywood of Chennai, has a number of studios engaged in the production of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi movies which are quite popular.
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^ Kollywood, as the Tamil film industry is popularly called, has provided three popular chief ministers to Tamil Nadu.
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It is also known as Kollywood. .It is the second largest film industry in India.^ Chennai is also home to Kollywood - the second largest film industry in India.
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^ Chennai is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture.
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^ Located on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a thriving capital city, home to some of India’s largest software, healthcare and industrial manufacturers.
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.Some of the most prominent figures of Tamil Nadu like M.G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, M. Karunanidhi, J Jayalalithaa, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Shankar, Mani Ratnam, Ilayaraja, AR Rahman are currently, or have at some stage of their career, been associated with Kollywood.^ Some pictures of flooded Tamil Nadu.

^ The Tamil lunch includes of cooked rice with so many vegetable dishes like Sambar, Rasam, chutneys, curd and pickles.
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^ In 1749, the British regained the control of the town and by 18th century they captured most of the regions in Tamil Nadu.
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.Amongst sports, Chennai is also a major centre for cricket, motorsports and tennis.^ Cricket is the most popular sport in Chennai.
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^ Being a major metropolis and a centre of arts and culture, Chennai attracts a lot of tourists and as such offers a wide variety of local and international cuisine.

^ Besides being a major center for outsourced jobs, this vigorous destination is also known for its sport venues and hosts India's only ATP tennis event, the Chennai Open.
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Madras Motor Sports Club - Indian auto sports racing was founded in 1952.
.Chennai, like all the other metropolises in India, experienced significant economic growth in the last 15 years.^ All hotels in Chennai (madras), India .
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^ Getting There Air : Chennai is an international airport with flight connections to all major parts of the world, Domestic airlines connect Chennai with all the major cities of India.
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^ Happy new year to all Hi, As 2009 comes to a close, I hope that 2010 will bring us more business, new prospects and growth.
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.It has several options for mainstream entertainment with malls, multiplexes, restaurants and hotels at nearly every major commercial district.^ You'll also have things like schools, shopping malls, entertainment parks and some amount of commercial space.

^ It will house IT SEZ, a medical college with a hospital, hotel, multiplexes, commercial space, school and all basic facilities.

^ Havana , Raintree Hotels, 120 St. Mary's Road, Alwarpet DJs Blaise & Dean playing the best commercial Music every Friday.

.Pubs and lounges, however, are restricted to only hotels in Chennai due to legal restrictions on the sale of liquor.^ Chennai, the present gateway to the South of India, is itself, however, only about 350 years old.
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^ A preferred venue of Heads of state, royalty, and the who's who of the corporate world, this hotel is the only member from Chennai of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of the World".
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^ Chennai's Le Royal Meridien Hotel, a 10-drive from the airport, and is only 4 km (2 miles) away from...
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Climate

.Climate of Chennai is Tropical.^ Being situated at the tropical zone, Chennai normally has a very hot and humid climate.
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^ Chennai has a very hot tropical type of climate.The summers here are very sultry and hot while the winters are warm.
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.Chennai has mainly two seasons - summer (35 deg C - 42 deg C) Apr,May & June (Highest temperature ever recorded is 45 deg c on 30th May 2003) and monsoon (Oct, Nov and Dec).^ Highest temperature , The Hindu, May 31, 2003.
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^ Sep 09 , Oct 09 , Nov 09 , Dec 09 .
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^ The hottest part of the year is late May and early June, known locally as Agni Nakshatram ("fire star") or as Kathiri Veyyil , with maximum temperatures around 38–42 ° C (100–107 ° F ).
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.It receives scanty rainfall from the south-west monsoon(June to September) , but gets its bountiful rains from the north-east monsoon from October through December, thus amounting to about 125-150 cm of rainfall annually.^ The city gets most of its season al rainfall from the north-east monsoon winds, from mid-September to mid-December.
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^ During the monsoons between June and September, the showers make the atmosphere humid and sultry.

^ The city gets about 51 inches of rain per year, mostly during monsoon season.
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Rainfalls occur usually from October to December. .During some seasons, Chennai gets ample amount of rainfall if there are depressions in Bay of Bengal.^ Kovelong Road - Near Chennai 72 Bedrooms Grt temple bay a luxurious beach resort over looking the blue waters of the bay of bengal sea.
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^ Located on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a thriving capital city, home to some of India’s largest software, healthcare and industrial manufacturers.
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^ The city gets about 51 inches of rain per year, mostly during monsoon season.
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.December to February are the mildest months temperature - (19 deg C - 28 deg C).^ The hottest months are May and June, and the best time to travel is mid-December to February.
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^ Coolest Months December-February .
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.Climate is humid pretty much throughout the year because the city is on the coast.^ Chennai is on the thermal equator and has a hot and humid climate year round.
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.Summers are very hot and humid.^ Its Climate Being situated at the tropical zone, Chennai normally has a very hot and humid climate.
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^ Chennai has a very hot tropical type of climate.The summers here are very sultry and hot while the winters are warm.
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Be sure take along light (not flimsy) clothing.

Talk

.Tamil is the official language in Chennai, and is very popular.^ Tamil is the language commonly used and English, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi are also used by large sections of people in Chennai.
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^ Chennai is also known for the classical Indian dance, Bharatanatyam, which is also the official dance of Tamil Nadu.
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^ Chennai is also popular for the glitz and glamour of Kollywood, the 'Tamil film industry'.
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.Almost all people speak Tamil, and picking up some knowledge of the local language is useful to get by in Chennai as in every city in the world.^ Visit Chennai during the Pongal festival when the entire city is dressed up in floral decorations and lamps.
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^ Chennai is a fabulous capital city of Tamil Nadu, formerly known as Madra and hotels here enjoy huge tourists throughout the year.
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^ Chennai, The Capital City of Tamil Nadu Chennai, one of the metropolitan cities in India, is often called the cultural capital of India for its deep-rooted traditions and long heritage.
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However, knowledge of English is sufficient for the average visitor to the city. .English education is widespread in Chennai, thanks to an excellent network of schools throughout the city.^ The medium of education in private schools is English.
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^ The city of Chennai is also well connected to all the major cities in Tamil Nadu and other neighboring states through an excellent road network.
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^ By Road: Chennai is well connected to all the major cities of India by a great network of highways and roads.
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.All educated people in Chennai can speak fluent English while almost everybody will understand simple English and can speak a few words.^ Tamil is the language commonly used and English, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi are also used by large sections of people in Chennai.
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^ A few speed bumps along the way and we are all set to hold the Chennai Twestival 2009!

^ Minority, How to develop poor people, Industry, education to all back ward people even Muslim, Retirement scheme etc..
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All important signboards are in English. All transactions with commercial establishments are typically in English. .Unlike in other major cities in India, Hindi is not widely understood and is instead met with varying degrees of hostility from most locals.^ India Local Homepage Choose a city City Choose a city .
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^ Chennai: A city unlike any other I have visited so far in India...
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^ Regular train services also connect Chennai (Madras) directly with all the major cities and National Highway connect the city with excelllant road network from other capitals and major tourist places in India.
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Get in

By plane

.Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA) is the third busiest in India .^ With a seaport and an international airport, Chennai is also an important commercial center of India.
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^ Chennai is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture.
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^ The Chennai International Airport (comprising the Anna International Airport and the Kamaraj Domestic Airport) serves as the city's airport for both domestic and international flights and is the third busiest in India and is the premier international gateway in South India.
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.All international flights arrive at Anna Terminal, while the domestic flights arrive at Kamraj Terminal.^ By Air : The Kamaraj Domestic Airport and the Anna International Airport are located at Meenambakkam about 20 kms from the city.
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^ Domestic airlines operate daily flights to all major cities of the country from the domestic terminal.
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^ Anna International Terminal, Chennai Airport, Chennai 600 027 .
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.The two terminals are on the same road and are 150 metres away from each other.^ Areas around the 150-metre road that will eventually connect Gurgaon to Dwarka — specifically, Sectors 103 to 111 — have significant growth potential.

.Europe and the United States: Lufthansa (Frankfurt), Jet Airways (Brussels) and British Airways (London-Heathrow), fly nonstop to Chennai with connecting service from their European hubs to points in the United States.^ They can shift from a needle to whole industrial unit from  Chennai to anywhere through their world class moving and logistics services.
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^ The city is connected to major hubs in South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East , Europe and North America through over thirty national and international carriers.
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^ Homcourt are serviced apartments located near Chennai's business and corporate hubs as well as shopping centres and malls.
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.Jet Airways is the only airline flying to the States (New York-JFK) via Brussels.^ MS 499/1 (7) American Associate Board: legal papers relating to New York State and change of name of board, 1949-1951.
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.South-East Asia: Thai Airways offers nonstop service to Bangkok, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways connects you to Singapore along with many Indian carriers like Indian Airlines and Air India Express.^ Sprawled over an area of 200 square kilometers with the Bay of Bengal on the east, the city is the gateway to the rest of South India.
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^ Chennai is well connected by air, rail, and road with important destinations in India .
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^ Chennai, formerly known as Madras, situated on the south east coast of India, is a strategic gateway point to west and the oriental east.
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.Malaysia Airlines offer nonstop service to Kuala Lumpur.^ Book airline ticket Now Take Advantage of Egypt Air Offers & Unique services.
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India's very own Jet Airways flies non-stop to both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
.Middle East: Nonstop services are available from Chennai to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Dammam, Doha,Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah on Air Arabia, Indian Airlines, Air India Express, Oman Air, Emirates, Etihad, Kuwait Airways, Saudi Arabian and Gulf Air.^ Chennai, The capital city of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of India's four metros.
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^ Fox and many other networks who have been airing from the Middle East for decades never explained this to Americans,that a Madrasa simply means a school.
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^ They also assist service seeker in sea shipping or air cargo services from Chennai to anywhere in the world.
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.Sri-Lanka: Chennai is a hub for flights to Colombo with SriLankan Airlines, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Air India Express, JetLite and recently joining the race Kingfisher Airlines.^ Jet Airways flights return due to fog Chennai .

^ The capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is the fourth largest metro city in India.
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^ Chennai Travel Agent providing outbound tours from India to Far East, Europe, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand, Nepal and Middle East.
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.Domestic: All the major Indian domestic carriers (Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spice, Go Air, Indigo) connect Chennai with multiple flights to points all over India and most use Chennai as a hub for flights to smaller cities in South India.^ Chennai City is one of the most important Metro cities in India.
  • Chennai India - Chennai City - Chennai Tourism - Chennai Travel - Tourism in Chennai 9 October 2009 5:35 UTC www.bharatonline.com [Source type: General]

^ By Rail : Chennai is connected by rail with all major towns and cities in India.
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^ Domestic airlines operate daily flights to all major cities of the country from the domestic terminal.
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.Paramount Airways is a low cost all business class airline that offers flights from Chennai to points in South India.^ All hotels in Chennai (madras), India .
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^ The hotel offers a good choice for both business as well as leisure travelers, looking for comforts and high -class facilities at a reasonable cost.
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^ Offering a fusion of rich South Indian design cues and classic European elegance, the Taj Coromandel Hotel Chennai gives guests the best of both worlds - business and leisure in the heart of the city.
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Chennai is also a staging point for flights to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands.

Important phone numbers

Airport to City connection

.Use the pre-paid taxi to get to the city, each terminal has several booths for several taxi companies when you exit the airport, outside before you meet the crowd.^ You'll also find some useful ratings and information so that you can get all of the unbiased information you need before making a reservation.
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^ A tweetup is where random twitter uses who follow each other meet up in a city and generally socialize outside the web.

Aviation Express has the best rep, figure on around Rs. 450 to the city centre for a Toyota Innova or equivalent. .The fares are different for the domestic and international terminals though the terminals are next to each other.^ Providing domestic and international tickets, passports, VISA, train tickets, package tours, door delivery and many other services.
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.You can either choose the standard Taxis (Black with Yellow tops) which are usually the ancient Ambassador cars or the private call-taxi (which can come in any model and in any color).^ You may rent a car with popular private cab owners.
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^ When it comes to cars, the models that are being doled out have, or are going to be, phased out.

It's better to keep small change in hand while paying at the counters. .Note the taxi number written on your charge slip (one copy is for the passenger and the other is for the driver to collect the fare from the counter).^ One of our executives will call you and verify your mobile number.
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^ One person is blind and the other two are accompanying him carrying a collection box.

^ Note: Your contact details will be shared with the advertiser once you click to "View Number" Name: Contact No: Email Id: View Number You have reached your response limit.
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.Make your way to the taxi stand and get the taxi number allotted at the designated desk.^ Advertising on the net is an inexpensive and effective way of carrying your message to a large number of people and political parties have discovered this fact only during this election.
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^ So hurry and order Valentines Day Gifts to Chennai and Valentines Day Flowers to Chennai through us and make an avowal of your earnest thoughts to your dear ones in an ardent way.
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^ The tastefully designed interiors with a Western style modular kitchen make this apartment ideal for your pleasant stay in Chennai.
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.The helpful drivers offer to take your luggage and guide you to the taxi that drives up quickly near the allotment desk.^ India Tourist Spots City Guides will help you find your way to surprises you did not know exist..
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^ Furthermore, if you want to just take a break with your family then weekend getways like Muttukadu,Mayajal and MGM are just a short drive away.

^ But if you are not sure of the right Valentine gift for your beloved, simply drive in to chennaionlineflorists.com and get the privilege to choose from a wide array of our exotic Valentine Flowers and Gifts.
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.Prepaid and yellow top taxis are not airconditioned, are of vintages right from 70s and 80s, rickety, prone to stop midway, drivers exhibit rough behaviour, sometimes could be dangerous, demand exorbitant fares, pre-paid may mean nothing and they may demand more when you get down.^ We give you everything you could possibly want and more..
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^ They are real eye-candy, surreal, and probably more fun if you don't understand the language but have a good imagination.
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^ So this may be just the right time for you to scout for a good deal!

.Keep away from these types.^ We need to keep hammering/pounding away at these extremist, just the same as we will with terrorist.
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.You are best off taking the train into town which only costs a few rupees.^ An added attraction is that you have a clear view of the Chennai airport runway from here and its nice to watch planes landing and take off.
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^ Only in a church where discipling – spiritual life training and mentoring – is taking place on a daily basis will the standard of Jesus’ life be sustained.
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^ Primary means of transportation is the bicycle followed by a battery of battery operated vans which charge only one rupee to take you wherever you don't want to go.
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Otherwise, use the pre-paid taxi booth. Aviation Express is massively overpriced.
You can also get to the city center by train. .Just get outside of the airport, and keep walking to the main road.^ Hotel Pandian is just 2 minutes' walking distance from Egmore Railway Station, 5 minutes' drive from the Central Railway Station and 30 minutes' drive from the International & Domestic Airport.
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^ Located in the heart of the Chennai - just few minutes drive from Central Railway station and within walking distance from Egmore Railway station and 16 kms from the airport.
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^ Taj Connemara Hotel Chennai 2 Binny Road 0.7 mi The best of this intimate, busy city stands just outside of the Taj Connemara Hotel Chennai.
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.There is an underpass that you can use to get across the National highway 45. You will reach Tirisulam railway station from where you can take a train that transports you to the city.^ But vendors are fine with making juice using bottled water if you ask (bring it or buy it there), and sports-type bottles are for sale everywhere.
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^ There are two main railway terminals, the Chennai Central station, which is the city's largest railway station with trains to all the major cities like Mumbai , Kolkata, Bangalore , Delhi , Hyderabad , Coimbatore and towns in India, and Chennai Egmore , with trains primarily for destinations within Tamil Nadu and a few inter-state trains.
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^ We use to love the restaurant for its food but after last nights experience and extremely poor service, I would refrain from going there unless you want to be treated as a take-out customer .
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.It is advisable to take a first class ticket in the train if you happen to reach the airport during peak hours.^ Dusty, crowded and polluted, you might not take to Chennai at the first glance.
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^ An added attraction is that you have a clear view of the Chennai airport runway from here and its nice to watch planes landing and take off.
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^ The majority of city's population uses public transportation which gets very crowded during peak hours.
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.The general compartments are crowded in peak hours as they transport regular commuters to work.^ The majority of city's population uses public transportation which gets very crowded during peak hours.
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By train

.Chennai has two main long-distance train stations, Chennai Central (code MAS) and Egmore (code MS), with daily trains from/to Bangalore, Bombay, Coimbatore, Delhi and virtually all other major Indian cities.^ SR reschedules departure of two New Delhi trains Chennai .

^ Fire stations of Chennai city .
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^ Being a cosmopolitan city, almost all major religious festivals like Thai Poosam, Deepavali , Eid and Christmas are celebrated here.
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.You can arrive at the prepaid taxi/auto stand and book a cab to transport you to your place of stay.^ Located in the heart of Chennai, The Accord Metropolitan welcomes you with a range of services that make your stay comfortable and your work smooth.
  • Hotels in Chennai - India | Book Chennai Hotels On Cleartrip 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cleartrip.com [Source type: General]

^ Hired transport facilities include metered call taxis , fixed rate tourist taxis and auto rickshaws.
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^ Even now, this place is very useful for your movie ticket booking plans.
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By bus

.Chennai has one of Asia's largest bus stations, CMBT. Seven different state owned corporations drive buses to and from various destinations within South India.^ The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), which serves as the terminus for all intercity buses from Chennai, is the largest bus station in South Asia .
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^ Chennai is one of the leading cities in India today from the point of view of trade and commerce, with the fourth largest port in the country and the first to have developed a full-fledged container terminal to international standards.
  • District Pofile - CHENNAI 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.chennai.nic.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 2009, 1.45pm Go Go's - one of the best Curry Houses in Perth I've lived in Asia for several years and also travelled India a few times.
  • GoGo's Madras Curry House, Highgate - Restaurant Information And Reviews - yourRestaurants.com.au 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.yourrestaurants.com.au [Source type: General]

.There are hourly buses for places like Tirupati, Pondicherry, Coimbatore.^ There are reports that some realty firms in cities like Chennai, Coimbatore and Kochi are designing and building flats exclusively for senior citizens.

^ If there is good demand for such flats in places like Chennai and Kochi, there is no reason such flats would not find buyers in this part of the country.” .

.You will get the option of A/C or Non-A/C coaches for cities like Bangalore, Trivandrum, Hyderabad.^ The study covers seven cities — Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune.

^ If you're looking for a luxury stay in the city, you'll find the Grand Orient a good option.
  • Hotels in Chennai - India | Book Chennai Hotels On Cleartrip 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cleartrip.com [Source type: General]

^ The high average room rates (ARR), despite the current slump, have reduced hotel occupancies by 57% in cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune for star hotels.

Several private players also operate buses between most southern destinations. During the weekends most buses are fully occupied and it's better to reserve a ticket in advance. .All buses terminate near Koyambedu but there are different stands for state owned(CMBT [2]), and private buses (Omni bus terminus).^ The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), which serves as the terminus for all intercity buses from Chennai, is the largest bus station in South Asia .
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^ Seven government owned transport corporations operate inter city and inter state bus services.
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^ We all are writing at midnight to support the party and to give them some ideas regarding the issues in Tamilnaadu and other states, there what could be the party’s poll plank.
  • Chennai : Friends of BJP — Because India Deserves Better 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC friendsofbjp.org [Source type: Original source]

.Both these terminus are near each other, and it is better to tell your exact destination to the taxi/autorickshaw driver.^ They can assist you very professionally in moving your vehicle from one city to other, your goods movement from source to destination point smoothly and very economically.
  • Portal by PackersMoversDirectory.com ~ Chennai Packers Movers & Car Carrier Companies ~ 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.moverspackerschennai.com [Source type: News]

.Buses usually drop passengers at various points in the city before reaching the Terminus [3].^ Both cities have seen a near-13 percentage point drop in rate of decline of office space rentals.

.Feel free to ask the driver or fellow passengers the closest drop-off point to your destination.^ They can assist you very professionally in moving your vehicle from one city to other, your goods movement from source to destination point smoothly and very economically.
  • Portal by PackersMoversDirectory.com ~ Chennai Packers Movers & Car Carrier Companies ~ 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.moverspackerschennai.com [Source type: News]

  • CMBT Enquiry : Please Update the number. [Previous number was apollo pharmacy!]

By car

.Chennai is very well connected and to other parts of India by road.^ Popularly known as "Gateway to South India", Chennai is well connected internationally and to other parts of India.
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^ Chennai is aptly called the automobile capital of India as half of India's automobile industry have a base here and a major part of the nation's vehicles are being produced here.
  • Chennai Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Chennai India 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

^ East Coast Road aka ECR/Scenic Highway is a long nearly straight road running parallel to the Bay of Bengal and connecting Chennai with Puducherry.
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.Five major national highways radiate outward towards Kolkata, Bangalore, Tiruchy/Madurai, Tiruvallur, and Pondicherry.^ Five major national highways radiate outward towards Kolkata (Calcutta), Bangalore , Trichy , Tiruvallur , and Pondicherry.
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With the progress of the Golden Quadrilateral project, driving down from Bangalore is an option too.

Get around

.Getting around the heart of Chennai city often takes time, due to traffic and heavy congestion.^ Description -Location/ Located in the heart of the city, the hotel lies just half a kilometre from one of Chennai's most prominent landmarks - the Spencer Plaza.
  • Chennai Hotels | Cheap Hotel Booking in Chennai | Online Reservation of Hotels in Chennai at MakeMyTrip India 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.makemytrip.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, the city's attractions are very spread out, and getting around can be nightmarish; select a few choice attractions and get an air-conditioned taxi for the day.
  • Chennai : Attractions | Frommers.com 9 October 2009 5:35 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ IBS Chennai is located in spacious premises within the heart of the city over an aggregate built up area of 51,000 sq ft.
  • Welcome to the IBS� 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.ibsindia.org [Source type: Academic]

So it is advisable to plan your journey accordingly. .Travelling within Chennai is not expensive by Indian metropolitan standards, and are extremely cheap by typical Western standards.^ It is strategically located in the center of Chennai city, GRT Grand combines international standards of efficiency with renowned south Indian hospitality.
  • Chennai Hotel - Hotels Chennai at Discounted Price 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.travelguru.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Chennai Travel Marina Beach Meenakshi Temple South Indian Films Map of Chennai .
  • Chennai Hotels in Chennai India Hotels of Chennai Hotel Reservation Booking 9 October 2009 5:35 UTC www.indiantravelportal.com [Source type: News]
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Map of Chennai's suburban rail network and major bus links
Map of Chennai's suburban rail network and major bus links
.Chennai has a suburban train [4] network.^ The fourth sector is an elevated MRTS suburban train system (locally called Parakkum Rayil or flying rail which links Chennai Beach to Thiruvanmiyur), which is interlinked with the remaining rail network.
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^ The Chennai suburban railway network consists of four rail sectors, namely Chennai Central— Arakkonam , Chennai Central— Sullurpeta , and Chennai Beach— Chengalpattu .
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There are four routes:
  1. Chennai Central - Arakkonam
  2. Chennai Central - Gummidipoondi-Sulurpet-Gudur
  3. Chennai Beach - Tambaram and Chengalpet
  4. Chennai Beach - Velachery (MRTS)
The suburban trains are generally reliable and fast. .The frequency of suburban trains is generally good and it is advisable to take a first class ticket during peak hours.^ The majority of city's population uses public transportation which gets very crowded during peak hours.
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.Trains offer a reliable alternative to quickly reach your destination when compared to buses which might get trapped in traffic jams.^ Apart from office goers, passengers who had to reach the airport too were caught in the traffic jam.

^ Universal Relocation corporation is a leading transportation company from  Chennai offering reliable and safe moving services with their professional moving experience and making your transportation experience great.
  • Portal by PackersMoversDirectory.com ~ Chennai Packers Movers & Car Carrier Companies ~ 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.moverspackerschennai.com [Source type: News]

^ They have quality services to offer for all your moving needs from  Chennai to other parts with reliability and safety.
  • Portal by PackersMoversDirectory.com ~ Chennai Packers Movers & Car Carrier Companies ~ 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.moverspackerschennai.com [Source type: News]

.The fare in Chennai suburban trains is the lowest in the country and you don't have to compromise comfort for the meagre amount that you pay as in other Indian metros.^ In addition, it holds out an interesting fare of South Indian architecture, music, dance, drama, sculpture and other arts and crafts.
  • District Pofile - CHENNAI 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.chennai.nic.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chennai, The capital city of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of India's four metros.
  • Chennai Hotels Accommodation - Chennai Tours - Book Online at discounted rates with chennai-hotels.co.in 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.chennai-hotels.co.in [Source type: General]

^ Chennai conjures up images of music, dance and all other south Indian art forms.
  • Chennai Hotels Accommodation - Chennai Tours - Book Online at discounted rates with chennai-hotels.co.in 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.chennai-hotels.co.in [Source type: General]

By bus

.Metropolitan Transport Corporation [5] buses ply throughout the city.^ Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSRTC) bus stand is located close to the railway station, from where city buses and long distance buses ply for various places.
  • Chennai Railway Station | Chennai Station Info | Chennai Railway Station Enquiry- Makemytrip 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.makemytrip.com [Source type: News]

^ List of Routes , Metropolitan transport corporation of Chennai Ltd.
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^ Seven government owned transport corporations operate inter city and inter state bus services.
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These are government-run and extremely cheap. .Normally Bus Fare in MTC range from Rs.3 - Rs.15. State corporation has also introduced New Type Deluxe, A/C Buses for Chennai Passengers.^ The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs an extensive city bus system.
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^ TCS to invest Rs 668 crore in new Chennai facility at Siruseri on the IT Corridor .
  • India Chennai Real Estate and Property News from INRnews.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.inrnews.com [Source type: News]

^ The Chennai based Empee Group is setting up a five-star deluxe hotel in Chennai at an investment of Rs.
  • India Chennai Real Estate and Property News from INRnews.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.inrnews.com [Source type: News]

.Deluxe AC bus run by MTC chennai which run between important routes like Parrys - Tambaram, Parrys - CMBT, Chennai Central - CMBT, Chennai central - Tambaram, etc.^ Also the Central Business District was in Parry’s Corner till a few years back and now moved away from this Chennai 600001.

^ Vans which are run like bus services and popularly called "Maxi Cabs" also ply on many routes in the city.
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^ Hotel Shelter, Chennai 3 star hotel in the Mylapore, centrally air conditioned rooms attached bath, running hot & cold water, direct dialing from rooms, etc.
  • Hotels | Chennai 365 -- everything covered. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC chennai365.com [Source type: General]

Bus Route information for MTC Chennai is available online [6]
.State Express Transport Corporation buses go to different parts of the state.^ Seven government owned transport corporations operate inter city and inter state bus services.
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.Private carriers also run to other towns/cities in state.^ Entering the city at Tondiarpet in the north and running along the western outskirts of George Town, it joins the new canal, south-west of General Hospital.
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^ Its a practise mainly in this city, and not seen in any other parts of the state too.

.You can buy these bus tickets online at redBus [7] or realIndia [8] or RathiMeena [9].^ Several online and offline agencies can help you book movie tickets in .
  • Movies in Chennai - Cinema Theatres in Chennai - Movie Timings/Showtimes & Cinema Ticket Booking Information; 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC chennai.ghoomo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These are e-mails that you get when new or updated property listings matching your saved search criteria available online.
  • Madras, OR Homes for Sale - Real Estate Listings | HomeFinder.com 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.homefinder.com [Source type: General]

^ The planned online movie booking facility will make it easy for you to completly plan your ticket booking (e-tickets) for the movies running at various cinema halls in Chennai.
  • Movie Tickets Chennai, Book Chennai Movie Tickets Online 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC chennai.ghoomo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By auto-rickshaw

.Auto-rickshaw drivers in Chennai do not use meters; they grossly overcharge and often behave rudely and drive rashly.^ Hired transport facilities include metered call taxis , fixed rate tourist taxis and auto rickshaws.
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They are happy to exploit foreigners and locals alike. .The advantage of being a local is that you know when you're being fleeced, and so you'll know when to walk away and find another auto.^ Not only can you find homes for sale in Madras, OR on REALTOR.com®, but you can also get neighborhood information about Madras, OR. You’ll find information such as population, local schools, closest airports, and other local facts.
  • Madras real estate & Madras homes for sale | Single family homes,Condos,Townhomes,Co-ops - REALTOR.com® 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.realtor.com [Source type: General]

^ We walk along and find cows on top, we move in a slow pace with a lot of photographs being taken.

^ If you're researching Madras local real estate market, use our Madras property search to find past home sales information and neighborhood school information.
  • Madras real estate & Madras homes for sale | Single family homes,Condos,Townhomes,Co-ops - REALTOR.com® 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.realtor.com [Source type: General]

.The upside is that autos are ubiquitous and possibly the easiest form of transportation to locate.^ Buses, trains, and auto rickshaws are the most popular form of public transport .
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.Use Auto-rickshaws only for short distances (if you know exactly how far you are going).^ If you do decide to go here simply order the cheapest entree because they all taste exactly the same.
  • The Madras Cafe - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Indian, Kosher Restaurant Search 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

^ These people don't know how to properly use spices and it seems like the only one they use is cinnamon, which overpowers everything.
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^ You should know how much of time he might have spent in photographing such enviable and grand structures of Chennai.
  • Chennai (Madras) Photo Gallery by R.K. ARUN at pbase.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.pbase.com [Source type: General]

.Before talking to an auto driver ask any local person what the actual fare should be, because they will most likely ask for up to 3 times more.^ At the same time, they can hold summits, meetings and conferences at the three different sections or separate rooms offered by this property like “Genesis”, “Summit” and “Opulence”.
  • Breeze Chennai (Madras), India 16 September 2009 21:44 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only thing I dislike, actually, is that when you go a second (and third and fourth) time, the waiters will still tell you a little about everything you get, even if you ask them not to.
  • Chennai (Madras) Restaurants - Chennai (Madras) Restaurants Reviews - VirtualTourist.com 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ The Grand Madras Room in Le Royal Meridien has a large hall that can accommodate up to 1200 persons at a time.

.Please note that most of the autorickshaw drivers in Chennai are local goons so please be extremely careful and avoid hiring an auto for commuting within the city until and unless it is an emergency.^ Localities in Chennai Cities/towns near Chennai .
  • Chennai Real Estate | Chennai Property for Sale | Real-Estate in Chennai | Chennai Properties Ads Listings on Sulekha.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC classifieds.sulekha.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Popular with both Chennai's international diplomats and locals, Benjarong is one of the city's top spots for Thai food.

^ Chennai is also one of the rare cities to accommodate a national park, the Guindy National Park, within its city limits.
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.Autorickshaw drivers will often resort to violent methods of extorting money if you do not pay up to their demands and for the local police does not come for any help because the auto stands are owned by police constables.^ With three big events coming up, the payment issue should have been settled long ago to help the players to focus on playing the game," he added.

^ You can either pick from here or come up with your own topic.
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^ "Active participation" might mean giving a presentation, helping with a presentation, blogging or podcasting the event, or whatever other creative ways to contribute people can come up with.
  • BarCamp / BarCampChennai 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC barcamp.org [Source type: General]

The local government of Chennai has miserably failed to regulate the price mechanism of the autorickshaws.
If you want to travel by the auto, stick to these rules:
.
  • Forget the meter; no one will go by it, and if they do, it's probably rigged to show a higher fare.
  • Negotiate a rate with the driver beforehand; if he doesn't agree, just go to the next auto on the road; there will always be others unless it's very late or very early or you are in a remote area: then be prepared to pay up.^ If you do decide to go here simply order the cheapest entree because they all taste exactly the same.
    • The Madras Cafe - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Indian, Kosher Restaurant Search 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We use to love the restaurant for its food but after last nights experience and extremely poor service, I would refrain from going there unless you want to be treated as a take-out customer .
    • Chennai Garden - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Indian, Vegetarian, Kosher Restaurant Search 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you like Dosa / south Indian food, there are several other places that are infinitely better, just a few steps away .
    • Madras Mahal - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Indian, Vegetarian, Kosher Restaurant Search 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

    Stick to the agreed price, though the driver may attempt to ask for more. If he complains about the agreed-upon fare during the journey, you can bet he will demand more on arrival at the destination.
  • Consult local friends beforehand to find out reasonable market prices for the distance you intend to go.
  • Try to hail individual auto rickshaws in traffic which are heading in the general direction of your destination and avoid those parked in groups; they tend to charge more and they may try to gang-up on you.
.As a general rule, expect to pay about Rs.10 for every kilometer you travel.^ The group expects to generate revenues of over Rs 500 crore by 2011 from Treasure Showcase.

^ It has earmarked about Rs 100 Crore as investment in the Indian hospitality sector, with about Rs five to 10 Crore per project.

^ The Bill Board team went about its way of putting up sign boards every where possible to create awareness among the general public.

Be careful about the following when you plan to undertake an autorickshaw trip:
.
  • You don't have to pay for any empty return trips that the autorickshaw driver has to make once you have agreed upon a fare.
  • You tell them to go to a landmark near where you want to go, and upon reaching the landmark, ask them to go a little further along a particular road to your destination.^ If You want to add your hotel to this list please click here .
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    ^ Note: Your contact details will be shared with the advertiser once you click to "View Number" Name: Contact No: Email Id: View Number You have reached your response limit.
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    .They might cite the extra distance traveled and ask for more money.^ A fellow diner had to ask for (and got) tea, when I asked for tea, I was told "the tea is finished", apparently because they were trying to maximize their profit a little more.
    • Madras Mahal - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Indian, Vegetarian, Kosher Restaurant Search 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

    So it is better to negotiate the fare upfront.
  • You don't have to pay for petrol during the ride.
  • If you pay them for petrol, make sure you pay them the remaining fare amount after subtracting petrol charges.
.The call taxis are better regulated and can be ordered air-conditioned, although unlike auto-rickshaws, advance reservations are needed and they cannot usually be flagged on the street.^ Hotel Nest International Hotels in Chennai offering online hotel reservations of luxury hotel in Chennai with deluxe air conditioned rooms, banquet halls, bar & restaurant etc.
  • Hotels | Chennai 365 -- everything covered. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC chennai365.com [Source type: General]

^ Hired transport facilities include metered call taxis , fixed rate tourist taxis and auto rickshaws.
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^ April - Call Taxi Details - You can get a call taxi for travelling between any 2 fixed points to save haggling by auto walas.
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.Share autos have emerged in the recent years as an alternative mode of transport in Chennai.^ Chennai, October 29, 2006 : The Ambattur area in the North of Chennai is rapidly emerging as an IT/ITES hub for the city and an alternative to the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
  • India Chennai Real Estate and Property News from INRnews.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.inrnews.com [Source type: News]

.They are oversized three wheelers running on diesel and charge slightly more than the bus.^ We have seen more than 73 per cent occupancy during the financial year 2008-09 at our three properties.

^ I’d be more than happy to engage in a civil discussion with those people, if they’d do the same.
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The only advantage is that it is cost effective.
.On a side note - if you are fascinated by the idea of going around in an auto, think about all those foreigners, who are riding an auto from Chennai to Mumbai.^ If you do decide to go here simply order the cheapest entree because they all taste exactly the same.
  • The Madras Cafe - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Indian, Kosher Restaurant Search 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

^ Nanchil Kumaran, Chief Guest, Life Member of our Association inaugurated the Campaign by presenting Membership Cards to all those who joined on the inaugural day.
  • Y.M.C.A News 9 January 2010 21:45 UTC www.ymcamadras.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chennai aka Madras, what is the city all about, who are its people and many.

.A Chennai based event management company, Chennai Event Management Services, has been having these autorickshaw rallies from Chennai to Mumbai, or Kanyakumari, etc., and has developed a great fan following for the same.^ The company is also in negotiations with developers in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.

^ It offered clients a comprehensive Executive Search and Consulting service PSS has offices at 5 business centers Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai .
  • Chennai Placement Consultants - List of Job Consultants in Chennai 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.naukri2000.com [Source type: News]

^ A list of the top building contractors in Chennai including construction companies is given here from where you can get a detailed account of the construction services and costs.
  • Chennai Builders Building Contractors Home Flats Appartment Developers Cost India 9 October 2009 5:35 UTC www.indiahousing.com [Source type: News]

More info: [10] This year the rally starts on the 2nd of August 2009....

By taxi

.Taxis (locally called "call-taxis" since they must be pre-arranged) are available by phone.^ Also, more number of permanent slides are available in accordance with the syllabus of all standards and they are systematically arranged in the slides cabinet.
  • ICSE, CBSE, IGCSE, Montessori & International Schools in Chennai 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.chennaischools.info [Source type: General]

^ Since they are making flats for senior citizens, they are providing in-house medical facilities, available round the week, throughout the year.

.They are mostly reliable, can be ordered air-conditioned, and have digital fare meters, although time-based hire is also possible with some companies.^ Prodapt which provides application development, deployment, and integration services in helping create the next generation of Web-Service based solutions for some of the worlds leading companies.
  • IT Acumens - Surfing Point of Users 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.itacumens.com [Source type: Reference]

^ We walk along and Tamal keeps us company and starts walking a bit ahead after some time.

^ Theres a back room though, lighter, quieter, non-smoking, and air conditioned (although you still need to tie back long hair).
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Most companies charge a minimum fare of Rs. 150/-, which is for 5 km and for every subsequent km they charge Rs. 10/-. Alternatively, you can hire a car for a half/full day for around Rs. .800/1200. These figures are for basic non-AC Ambassadors, add about 50% if you want a comfier aircon Tata Indica.^ For a project within city limits, these costs alone worked out to over Rs 8,100 a sq.ft and in the suburbs to about Rs 3,800.

.If your trip is time-sensitive, it's best to book your taxi a few hours in advance and call shortly before your trip to confirm.^ Call Taxi Service 24 Hours .
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^ January 2009, 1.45pm Go Go's - one of the best Curry Houses in Perth I've lived in Asia for several years and also travelled India a few times.
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^ In his book he talks about attempting suicide before, so its not the first time he's done this.
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.Tourist Cabs - Are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places like Mahabalipuram, Tirupati, etc.^ Being a cosmopolitan city, almost all major religious festivals like Thai Poosam, Deepavali , Eid and Christmas are celebrated here.
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^ You can also avail benefits of various flight offers and discount airfare (last minute) deals like cash back offers, 1 ticket free offers etc.
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^ Chennai is a popular name among the tourist cities in India.The hotels in Chennai come in handy for the large number of tourists who visit the capital.

.Costs about INR 10/-Rs per KM and 50 Rs per hour as hire charges.^ Auto during normal hours should not cost more than Rs.60/-.
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^ The house cost me Rs 1,690 per sq ft two years ago.

^ The minimum and maximum sum insured would be Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.

.Also generally there is special price if you need to go Chennai Central or Chennai Airport.^ But when we consider the traffic education for Kids in Chennai, there is a basic issue: ” What traffic education are we going to impart to the kids?

^ In Chennai, too, the decline wasn’t as sharp—prices fell by up to 18% but only in some neighbourhoods; in others, there was no change at all.

^ We can’t go always with Ram Mandir issue alone to rule our country you need support from each and every part of country and people.
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By car

.It is generally not advisable for foreign travellers to drive on their own as they might be unaware of the traffic rules and congestion in the city.^ Create traffic parks in the outskirts of city where the kids get a chance to drive the toy vehicles and learn the traffic rules.

^ While other areas in these cities are headed for correction, these locations will hold their own and might even offer positive returns.

.The roads in Chennai are better maintained than the average Indian road.^ Theme: Indian Price: less than US$10 » Currency Converter Comparison: about average Address: 7 Gandhi Nagar, 1st Main Road, Adyar Phone: 24426554 Directions: Close to Odyssey bookstore.
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.The main highway is Anna Salai also known as Mount Road.^ Address: 601, Anna Salai Road, Chennai – 600 001, India .
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^ FIRM FOUNDATIONS Q-93, 4th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600 040.
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^ Club House Road, Anna Salai Chennai  - 600 002,.Tamil Nadu Phone: +(91) - (44) - 28461213, 28461113, 28585579 Fax: +(91) - (44) - 28461195 .
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.If you choose to rent a car, it's highly advisable to hire a driver as well, whose fee comes to around Rs.150/- for an 8 hour shift.^ In Ahmedabad, luxury apartments of around 2,000 sq ft come at Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore.

^ When you hire a professional coach(Jose Manuel Basra) and pay him well, including g family accommodation, you should also pay the players well."

Companies include:

See

There's nothing much to see from a traditional tourists's point of view. .Most of the colonial buildings are usually in use as administrative offices and the traditional Tamil boroughs of Mylapore and Triplicane, though interesting are densely populated and aren't very welcoming to gawking though one should brave it at least through Mylapore.^ The majority of city's population uses public transportation which gets very crowded during peak hours.
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^ Though Tamil Nadu remained a polio free state for the last few years, the administration of Oral Polio Vaccine was to eradicate a few cases reported in some districts.

.Chennai is more of a commercial city with various industries, banks, offices, port, & a thriving movie industry.^ New Victoria Hotel, Chennai 3 star centrally air-conditioned hotel, located in City centre, Stone throw from various State Emporiums.
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^ Chennai city enjoys an eminent position in the country in film industry and Kodambakkam, known as the Hollywood of Chennai, has a number of studios engaged in the production of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi movies which are quite popular.
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^ Chennai is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture.
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.The most popular forms of entertainment are a visit to the cinemas at the weekend or some time at the sandy beaches.^ At the same time, some of the major magnificent attractions of first city of Tamil Nadu that is, Chennai can be visited.
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^ Buses, trains, and auto rickshaws are the most popular form of public transport .
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.Restaurants, watering holes and discotheques have been opening with increasing frequency and while the absolute numbers aren't much, they're more experimental than most Indian metros with the exception of maybe Mumbai and Bangalore.^ If you're looking for Indian or Pakistani vegetarian fare you can find it in all of the Indian and Pakistani eateries in the East Village, and some of them are much cheaper than Madras Cafe (but none of them are very good either).
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^ For them, it's a reason to get up in the morning and, maybe, a trade they can use once they're outside.
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^ It rises slightly as the distance from the sea-shore increases but the average elevation of the city is not more than 22' above mean seal-level, while most of the localities are just at sea-level and drainage in such areas remains a serious problem.
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While in Chennai one can drop into one of the following places.
  • The Birla Planetarium,at Kotturpuram, between Adyar and Guindy, is the most modern planetarium in the country. .Adjoining the planetarium is a Periyar Science and Technology Museum which will be of interest to students and other science scholars.^ Periyar Science Park Birla Planetarium.
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    .Built in memory of B.M. Birla, the well known industrialist and visionary, the Planetarium is considered to be the most modern in the country.^ It is still not too late for BJP to project a honest well known politician/industrialist as their candidate in this constituency .
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    .Programme Timing: 10.45AM - 1.45PM and 3.45PM. English: 12.00 Noon and 2.30PM Tamil.
  • MGR Memorial House,at T.Nagar, is the house of the Late Actor- Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran popularly known as MGR. : 10.00AM - 05:00PM .
  • Connemara Library, Pantheon Road, Egmore [11]
  • Elliots Beach, is in the Besant Nagar suburb of Chennai.^ Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai – 08 .
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    ^ Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008, India .
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    ^ January 2009, 1.45pm Go Go's - one of the best Curry Houses in Perth I've lived in Asia for several years and also travelled India a few times.
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    Sometimes called Besant Nagar beach, after the area it is located in. It is a popular place to cool off from the city heat. .It is a very nice beach, safe and good place for picnicking.
  • Breezy Beach is in the quiet neighbourhood of Valmiki Nagar.^ Rated by - albert good theater very good theater nice sound effects .
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    ^ The place is usually full which is a good sign and the service very good.
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    It is smaller and less popular than the Elliots beach. This beach is not as commercialized as the Elliots beach, and is hence more quiet and peaceful.
  • Ennore Port and Ennore foundries.
  • Fort St. George, built in 1653 by the English Company of the Eastern Indies (CAIO), houses the Secretariat and the legislative Parliament of Tamil Nadu. There is a museum presenting objects of the time of the domination of the CAIO, and a banqueting suite going back to 1802 where the portraits of the governors of the fort are hung. .The fort comprises also the oldest Anglican church of India, the church of St Mary.^ Another important place to be visited is the St Mary’s Church, which is considered as the oldest Anglican Church in Asia.
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    ^ Striking locales like Marina beach, Parthasarathy temple, Luz church, Fort St. George etc, reveal the glory of this beautiful city.
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    ^ Foundation laid for St. Marys Church in Fort St. George.
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    .This also happens to be the worlds oldest church to the east of the Suez Canal.
  • Government Museum, or National Art Gallery on Pantheon Road, comprises an interesting archaeological collection and a room holding a significant and superb collection of Chola bronzes.^ National Art Gallery (Victoria Memorial Hall) .
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    .One building has modern works, while the other has historical works.
  • Guindy National Park, The smallest national park in India and one of the few located in a metro.^ January 2009, 1.45pm Go Go's - one of the best Curry Houses in Perth I've lived in Asia for several years and also travelled India a few times.
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    ^ In between the long busy sandy beaches, parks, sculptures and historic landmarks, one can see a vivacious and lively city which is ever growing, sprouting, mounting and shifting in harmony with the modern trends.
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    ^ One among the popular cuisines of India that is liked by the natives and foreigners alike has been able to establish its own position in the food habits of the entire nation.
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    .The park is an extension of the grounds surrounding the official residence of the governors of Tamilnadu.
  • Guindy Snake Park, next to the Guindy National Park.^ Chennai is also one of the rare cities to accommodate a national park, the Guindy National Park, within its city limits.
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    ^ Guindy National Park .
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    ^ Guindy Snake Park .
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    See the deadly King Cobra,Common Krait,Common Cobra, pythons and vipers as well as other reptiles. .There is a Children's Park adjacent with collections of animals and birds.
  • Marina Beach, is one of the world's longest beaches.^ For the more adventurous there are such natural travel destinations like the wildlife sanctuary, the bird sanctuary, the crocodile and snake parks and so on.
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    ^ There is one cement water tank of 5000 litre capacity adjacent to the lab to store rain water which we use for analysis instead of distilled water.
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    ^ Chennai is known for its beautiful Marina Beach, which is also credited with being one of the cleanest beaches in the country.
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    It is the most popular gathering place for locals, especially in the evenings and on weekends. It can also get very crowded at those times. The beach is relatively less crowded in the early mornings and more pleasant. At almost any time, the sea breeze is a welcome relief. Unfortunately, it is a very dirty beach, with plastic bags and trash strewn everywhere. .But it's a great place to "people watch", especially the local fishermen who take their catamarans out to sea, and the families and groups of friends eating from chaat stalls and sitting in small circles on the sand.^ This is especially for those who have already booked flats in new schemes or are ready to take possession.

    ^ The Chennai Weight Loss Meetup Group Meet with other local people who are interested in weight loss and management.
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    .It's not a swimming beach, though you will see people fully clothed taking partial dips.^ My dear secular media you look through all parties and politicians in one prisom, otherwise we neutral people will shut your channel for ever .
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    The tsunami on December 26, 2004, caused massive death and destruction along the beach. It has been difficult to recover, but the community is working hard to make the area attractive to tourists and vacationers once again.
  • Integral Coach Factory The Railway Coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways, which has a Rail Museum.
  • St.Thomas Basilica The popular myth is that one of the apostles of Jesus Christ died in India and that his body was buried in Mylapore and that this church is built over the tomb.
  • St. Thomas Mount The hill where it is believed that he died. .It is a wonderful sight to see the flights take off and land - since the airport is very near to this hill
  • Valluvar Kottam, Nungambakkam.^ She gets very upset by that statement and looks around and asks other porters to see who will be willing to take her up as she really wanted to make it.

    An auditorium built in memory of the poet Thiruvalluvar. All of the verses of the poet's 'The Thirukkural' are inscribed on the pillars around the auditorium.
  • Vandalur zoo, Tambaram. A zoo which is largest of its kind in Asia. Just a 17 km drive from the heart of Chennai. See the large number of species found there,some endangered species.For details, visit www.aazoopark.gov.in
Detail of the gopuram of Kapaleeswarar Temple
Detail of the gopuram of Kapaleeswarar Temple
Entry to all structures listed here is free, although token fees may be levied for photography. .As usual in south India, non-Hindus are not permitted in the inner sanctum, although they are welcome to tour the outer areas of the temples.^ Anyone with a strong interest in trekking, photography and exploring the breath taking hidden locations in South India is welcome to join the club!

.Most temple are open in the morning from dawn to 12 noon, close for an afternoon siesta, reopen around 4 PM and stay open until 10 PM or so.^ To specify midnight (start of day), select “00 / 12 am” in the Hour-field and 00 in the Minutes field To specify noon (middle of day), select “12 / 12 pm” in the Hour-field and 00 in the Minutes field Advertising More information .
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^ At around 12 45 pm, Vinodha hears Bindhu's voice calling out for her from a small peak.

^ Open Chess Tournament 2008 : An Open Chess Tournament was conducted on Saturday 4th October 2008 for both boys and girls under the age group of 8 / 10 / 12 years.
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  • Aarupadaiveedu Temple, Besant Nagar (Kalakshetra Colony)
  • Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, Adayar
  • Annai Velankani Church, Besant Nagar
  • Ashtalakshmi Temple, Besant Nagar (Kalakshetra Colony). The temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. .It looks different from other South Indian temples as it is of modern construction, less then 20 years old.
  • Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, Manali Pudunagar.
  • Big Mosque, Triplicane, Chennai
  • CSI Church House Of Prayer, Adayar.
  • CSI Church, Near Gemini fly over.
  • CSI Wesley Church, Royapettah.
  • Guruvayurappan Temple, Nanganallur.
  • Adivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swami Temple (32 Feet Hanuman), Nanganallur.
  • ISKCON (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) Temple, Injambakkam.
  • ISKCON Temple, Perumbur.
  • Jain Temple, Kutchery Road, Mylapore.
  • Kaalikaambaal Temple, Parrys.
  • Kapaleeswarar Temple (Kapaleeshwara), Mylapore, [12].^ Triplicane Big Mosque-Walajah Mosque built.
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    ^ A big fair is held near the temple.
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    ^ In addition, it holds out an interesting fare of South Indian architecture, music, dance, drama, sculpture and other arts and crafts.
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    .One of Chennai's oldest and best-known temples, said to date to the 8th century, although the present structure dates to the 1600s.^ From very early times, Chennai was known for its pleasant scenery and was said to be a town open to sky and full of garden of mangoes, coconuts, guavas, oranges, etc.
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    ^ Chennai is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture.
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    ^ Chennai is known for its beautiful Marina Beach, which is also credited with being one of the cleanest beaches in the country.
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    Notable above all for its soaring, incredibly detailed 37m gopuram (entrance gate). .There is a large water tank behind the temple, used for the Thaipusam festival (Jan-Feb), and plenty of flower shops all around.^ The Jathirai festival in Adhi Mottaiamman temple attracts a large number of crowds.
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    ^ Of all the festivals celebrated in the Parthasarathy temple in Triplicane, the most important is the Vaikunta Ekadari observed (December-January).
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    .Within easy striking distance of the city centre.
  • Kaaraneeswarar Temple, Saidapet.
  • Luz Anjaneyaar Temple, Mylapore.
  • Madhya Kailash Temple, Adyar.
  • Mary's Church, Built in 1680 it is the oldest Anglican Church in India.^ The oldest church in the city, built in the 1516 and dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Luz ('Our Lady of Light') by Portuguese Franciscan missionaries, who believed they owed their survival in rough seas to her divine intervention, could be linked to this.
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    ^ Another important place to be visited is the St Mary’s Church, which is considered as the oldest Anglican Church in Asia.
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    ^ Striking locales like Marina beach, Parthasarathy temple, Luz church, Fort St. George etc, reveal the glory of this beautiful city.
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    Robert Clive and Governor Elihu Yale (who later formed Yale University in the USA, were married here.)
  • Marundeeshwar temple, Thiruvanmiyur.
  • Mundakaneeyaman Temple, Mylapore.
  • Nizhal Thangal, Oragadam.
  • Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane.
  • Periaapaalayath Amman Temple, Adayar.
  • Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram, Chamiers Road.
  • Qurasani Mosque, Adayar (near new bus terminus).
  • Ragavendhra Temple, Triplicane.
  • Ratnagirishwarar Temple, Besant Nagar (near RBI).
  • Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Mylapore, Santhome, where the Apostle St. Thomas is buried according to Christian tradition [13].
  • Shirdi Sai Temple, Mylapore Tank.
  • Shiva Vishnu Temple, T.Nagar.
  • Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple, Venkatnarayana Road, T.Nagar.
  • Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple-Mogappair.
  • St. Antony's Church, Kamarajapuram, Anakaputhur, Ph. No: 044 - 22481447.
  • St. Francis Xavier Church, Pallavaram, Chennai - 43.
  • St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Stringer's St, Broadway.
  • St. Peters & St. Paul Orthodox Chapel, Koyambedu, Near Anna Nagar.
  • Tamil Baptist Church-91, Medawakkam Tank Road, Near Kellys Signal, Kilpauk.
  • Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam Temple, Venkatnarayana Road, T.Nagar.
  • Thousand Lights Mosque, Anna Salai.
  • Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Vadapalani.
  • Vadivudai Amman Temple, Tiruvottiyur.
  • Varasidi vinayakar Temple, Besant Nagar (near bus terminus).
  • Visvaroopa Baktha Anjaneyaar Temple, Ramnagar, Nanganallur (The idol is 32 ft in height.)
  • During summers it becomes too hot and humid to venture out during the day. .So go out for a stroll during the night (7-9 PM) on the Marina beach and Elliots Beach (Besant Nagar). It's a nice idea to pack dinner and have a picnic on the beach as most locals do.^ Striking locales like Marina beach, Parthasarathy temple, Luz church, Fort St. George etc, reveal the glory of this beautiful city.
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    If you happen to drive a car you can also consider taking along a few foldable chairs. Beyond 10 PM, no one is permitted to be on the beach. .There are policemen on the beach to ensure people follow this rule, and on some occasions they tend to shoo people out by 9 PM.
  • Stroll along the over crowded Pondy Bazaar and Ranganathan Street and try your skills in bargaining for knick-knacks.^ Some people had motion sickness problems and chugged along with trouble – Shiva topping the list.

    ^ Really listening to what people say in general is a good rule… The Republicans say they want BIG GOV”T out of Americans lives… Then turn around and want abortion banned by the Gov’t….
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    .Be warned that it is an intensely crowded place, where you have to elbow your way through.
  • Take a bus or an auto to Mylapore Tank and take a walk around Mylapore especially in and around the Kapaleeshwarar Temple.^ You will be surprised how quickly reviews and stories start appearing around your contribution.
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    ^ India is the friendliest and easiest country to travel in, so make sure you take advantage of it during your gap year travels!
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    ^ Trains are amazingly good value especially if you travel overnight as your bed is included.
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    The crowds, sounds, fragrances of temple incense and flowers and the tiny shops are to be definitely experienced though keep away on Fridays. .It gets too hectic even for experienced Mylaporeans.
  • Chennai is also home to one of the best preserved Art Deco architectural areas in India, Parry's Corner.^ IT, Banking and Service Industries are also prominent giving Chennai a wide spread of economic activity rather than reliance on just one area.
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    ^ Even while other cities of South India have risen into prominence due to rare feats in the IT and automobile industries, the popularity of Chennai has remained unaffected.
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    ^ Chennai is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture.
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    .Its also Chennai's oldest Central Business District though it has long since given way to Nungambakkam and T Nagar.^ Situated in the central business district.
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    ^ We are now looking for a property in the central business district,” company spokesperson Priti Chand said.

    ^ These areas could emerge as the next central business district (CBD) over the next ten years.

    If you're particularly interested in architecture or photography, this is a must visit place. Don't forget the nooks and crannies.
  • The Tamil Baptist Church in Kilpauk is worth a visit. .It is a 107 year old monument.
  • Kumaran Kundram (The Deity of Lord Murugan in Kumaran Kundram is considered to be equivalent to the one in Swamimalai), (Very near MIT Fly over), [14].^ One year old startup dealing in US projects.
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    small hillock at Kumaran Kundram near by Madras Institute of Technology  edit

Music and Dance

.Chennai is famous for its concerts and performances that take place in various auditoriums and temples throughout the year, which are announced in the Hindu and other local newspapers.^ The Chennai Conversations With God Meetup Group Meet other local readers of the Conversations with God series, written by Neale Donald Walsch.
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^ Malls with retail stores, hyper markets, food courts, multiplexes and other entertainment enclaves will dot Chennai's IT corridor within the next two years.
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^ The Davis Cup tie was to take place in Chennai’s Nungambakkam Stadium in May.
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.During the Tamil month of Maargazhi (December - January) there is a series of classical Carnatic music concerts and classical dance performances in various parts of the city, but the best are organized in various Sabhas (loosely translates to "concert house").^ It is also a hub for south Indian classical music and dance performances.
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^ A five day music extravaganza, which commemorates the annual celebrations of the Madras Music Academy features performances of traditional Carnatic music by hundreds of artists in and around the city.
  • CHENNAI Travel Guide, Tourist places, Chennai Hotels, Chennai Tourism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Music Season encompasses performances ( kutcheries ) of traditional Carnatic music by hundreds of artists in and around the city.
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You will see mostly older celebrities, although occasionally there will be some world-class young virtuosos.
.
  • Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall , Madras Seva Sadan, No 7, Harrington Road , Chetpet .^ Floor, Salzburg Sqaure, Harrington Road Chetpet Chennai 6000031 .
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    ^ YMCA Madras, 223, N.S.C.Bose Road, P.B.No.194, Esplanade, Chennai - 600 001.
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    .Call for details: +91 44 43561198 and +91 42146632, Email: info@sirmuthamemorial.com
  • VDS Arts Academy, MOP Vaishnava College for Women, Nungambakkam.^ Contact me at my Email address: madrasplanet@yahoo.com to ordering cards or enlargements, or call 919-489-5441.
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    ^ Ph : +91 - 44 - 2361 4740 / 2361 4780 Cell : 94441 00300 / 94440 02934 prpreethaa@yahoo.com .
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    ^ Phone : +91 44 2366 3322 Tele / Fax : +91 44 2366 1617 contactnutech@gmail.com .
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    Music and Bharatanatyam dance concerts throughout the year at 6:30 PM., every Friday, Saturday and Sunday by young artists. .Admission: free.
  • Brahma Gana Sabha, Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, M.Ct.M School, 179, Luz Church Road, +91 92821 06425, +91 98412 96684
  • Indian Institute of Music and Arts, R.K Swamy Auditorium, Sir Sivaswamy Kalalaya, 5, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore.
  • Kartik Fine Arts, Narada Gana Sabha Hall, TTk Road.^ First Cross Street, Turnbulls Road, Nandanam Chennai  - 600 035,.Tamil Nadu Phone: +(91) - (44) - 24337616 Fax: +(91) - (44) - 24337626 .
    • Chennai Travel Agents Tour Operators in Chennai India Travel Agent for Chennai Tour Operator 9 October 2009 5:35 UTC www.indiantravelportal.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In addition, it holds out an interesting fare of South Indian architecture, music, dance, drama, sculpture and other arts and crafts.
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    ^ Swami Naicken Street, Chintadripet Chennai  - 600 002,.Tamil Nadu Phone: +(91) - (44) - 28454343, 28454455 .
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    +91 44 2499 7788, +91 44 2495 2695 (30th Year Art Festival),
  • 'Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, "Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar, 20. Maharajapuram Santhanam Road, T.Nagar, +91 44 2814 0806 (The 49th Art and Dance Festival & Pongal Nagaswara Isai Vizha And the 24th Natya Kala Conference), Rs. 50 to Rs. .500 (daily rates)
  • Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Vani Mahal, 103, GN Chetty Road, +91 44 2815 2166 (The 25th Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha)
  • Kalalayaa Art Academy , Kalalayaa Art Academy , 2nd Floor, 100ft Bye Pass Road, Velachery.^ New No 6, Old 31 2nd Floor Khader Nawaz Khan Road Nungambakkam Chennai 600006 .
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    ^ North Bogh road, 2nd Floor, T. nagar, Chennai .
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    ^ In the suburban areas of Gurgaon, per sq ft rates of premium property is between Rs 3,000 and Rs 3,500 on Sohna Road to Rs 15,000 on the Golf Course Road.

    (Landmark: Opp to Bharat Petroleum Petrol Bunk, Above Nuts & Spices) +91 98408 77546, +91 44 4303 6546 [15]
GK Parigi in Cine Abinayam star night programme.contact:parige@yahoo.co.in
  • Nungambakkam Cultural Academy Trust
.Chennai is a major centre of Bharata Natyam with over 1000 dance performances a year.^ Company profile: CADD Centre Training Services is the training arm of 22 year old CADD Centre Group, head quartered at Chennai, India.
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.More dance forms are now encouraged and taught like Kuchipudi(Traditional dance form from Andhra Pradesh), Mohini Attam, etc.^ Moreover, newer projects like the Telugu Ganga canal project that brings water from water-surplus rivers like the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh have eased water supply shortages.
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^ A flourishing center of the traditional dance forms, Chennai presents a perfect ambiance for the toddlers in this field to flourish.
  • CHENNAI Travel Guide, Tourist places, Chennai Hotels, Chennai Tourism 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

Some other dances like Odissi Manipuri can be found, but are rarer.

Cinema

When in Chennai, do not miss a chance to watch a movie. There are several cinemas in the city. .Check out any local newspaper or websites to get to know the movies running in and around Chennai.^ The club is run by several passionate volunteers who organize treks nearly every weekend to nearby and further away places around Chennai.

^ Chennai is the base for the large Tamil movie industry, dubbed Kollywood after the locality of Kodambakkam where most of the movie studios are located.
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Visit [16] to get the details of movies currently running in Chennai. Some of the cinema halls are
  • Devi Cineplex , www.devicinemas.in. .Located in the heart of Chennai on Anna Salai.^ Anna Salai Teynampet Chennai 600018 .
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    ^ Address: 49, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002, India .
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    ^ Aarthi chambers 3rd floor 189, Anna salai Chennai 600002 .
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    The Cineplex is a huge complex and a great architectural beauty. .(Book online at [17])
  • Sathyam Cine Complex, Gopalapuram (Book online at [18] ).
  • Inox, Chennai Citi Centre, R.K.Salai (Book online at [19] )
  • Mayajaal Cine Complex, ECR (Book online at [20] )
  • Abhirami Cine Complex, Purasawalkam
  • Shanti Cine Complex, Anna Salai
  • Ega theatres,p.h road, Kilpauk (Features Hindi movies).^ Anna Salai Teynampet Chennai 600018 .
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    ^ New Victoria Hotel, Chennai 3 star centrally air-conditioned hotel, located in City centre, Stone throw from various State Emporiums.
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    ^ Address: 49, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002, India .
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    (Book online at http://www.egacinemas.com/New/Default.aspx )
  • Sangam cine complex in kilpauk.
  • Rakki Theatre in Ambattur.

Learn

Chennai has dozens of different institutes of higher learning from arts to engineering. .The city also offers plenty of opportunities to learn Yoga, Bhartanatyam, Carnatic music and The Bhagavad Gita.^ The Music Season encompasses performances ( kutcheries ) of traditional Carnatic music by hundreds of artists in and around the city.
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  • Aurobindo Ashram
  • Bharatia Vidya Bhavan
  • Chinmaya Mission, #2, 13th avenue Harrington Road Chetpet, +91 44 2826 5641, +91 44 2827 4046
  • ISKCON (International Society For Krishna Consciousness), Hare Krishna Land Injambakkam, +91 44 2501 9303, +91 44 2501 9147
  • Isha Yoga, Old no.18/5, New no.^ Avenue, Harrington Road Chennai 600031 .
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    ^ While the IT firms that have sprouted along this route welcome the new inhabitants, investors can rejoice in the inevitable rise in land prices on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
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    ^ New No 6, Old 31 2nd Floor Khader Nawaz Khan Road Nungambakkam Chennai 600006 .
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    35, Taylors Estate, 2nd street, Kodambakkam, +91 044 2484 2424, +91 044 94425 15557
. Other centers at [21]
.
  • Kalakshethra, Kalakshetra Foundation, Tiruvanmiyur, +91 44 2491 1836, +91 44 2491 4359(fax +91 44 2491 4359) [22]
  • Kishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, 31, 4th Cross Street, R.K. Nagar, +91 44 2493 7998, +91 44 2493 3092, +91 44 2462 0202, +91 44 2462 0005 (fax: +91 44 2461 334) [23]
  • Krishnamurthi Foundation, 124, 126 (Old #64/65) Greenways Road, +91 44 2493 7803, +91 44 2493 7596 [24]
  • Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020. +91 44 2491 2815 (fax: +91 44 2490 2706, +91 44 2490 1399, intl.hq@ts-adyar.org) [25]
  • Raja Yoga, Commonly Known as Ishwariya Vishwa Vidhyalayam.^ Chamiers Road Raja Annamalaipuram Chennai 600 028 .
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    ^ Kasturibai nagar, adyar Chennai 600020 .
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    ^ Street, Ashok Nagar Chennai 600083 .
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    Learn Yoga free of cost. .Visit [26] for more details
  • Abirami mega mall Purasaiwakkam High road, [27].^ Address: 26/27, Ponamalle High Road, Periamet, Chennai – 600 003, India .
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    .It has a snow world, kids world.
  • Chennai Citi Centre [28] 10, Radhakrishnan Salai.^ New Victoria Hotel, Chennai 3 star centrally air-conditioned hotel, located in City centre, Stone throw from various State Emporiums.
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    ^ The Mahindra World City , a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with one of the world's largest information technology parks, is currently under construction in the outskirts of Chennai.
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    ^ Chennai is among the densest cities in the world in terms of population per area.
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    .Chennai's newest retail mecca, opened March 2006 - Mostly has Western Style clothing and such.^ Chennai, September 28, 2006: Spencer's is fast emerging as a key retail brand in the country.
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    ^ Chennai, September 22, 2006: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. M.Karunanidhi opened a new World Bank office in Chennai on Friday.
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    ^ McDonald’s is planning to open 40 new outlets across the country in FY10 — mostly in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad — with an investment of Rs 120 crore.

    Spencer's is better for Indian style wares. Has food court, Cinema, and a supermarket.
  • Shoppers' Stop [29] 2, Harrington Road, Chetpet. .The K.Raheja groups Shoppers' Stop is a departmental store.
  • Ispahani Center Nungambakkam road.^ Though marginally, we are growing steadily every month.” Shoppers Stop, the department store chain owned by the Rahejas, plans to open four stores in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad this financial year.

    .It has a cafe, bar & shops.
  • Prince Plaza, Pantheon road, Egmore.^ Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008, India .
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    It has been featured in many movies.
  • Spencer Plaza [30] 769, Anna Salai. .Spencer is a Chennai landmark that dates back to colonial times.^ The region around Chennai has served as an important administrative, military, and economic centre dating back to the 1st century.
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    ^ The Churches in Chennai are equally famous in that some of them date back to centuries.
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    .The original was destroyed in a fire, so the current building dates to 1983, but the newest "Phase III" section has a mock Indo-Saracenic atrium in the style of the original.^ The British influences are still dominant in the city in the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the older buildings, in its cathedrals and in its wide tree lined roads.
    • Chennai Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Chennai, India 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One of the largest shopping malls in India, it has grown to cover three "Phases", and while the layout can be confusing, it's an excellent place to buy pretty much anything and everything you could possible want from India.^ We want you to pay the lowest possible rate for your room.
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    ^ It's one of the largest and most active group of outdoor enthusiasts in South India.

    ^ As the area develops, it could offer a 5-7 per cent annual appreciation even in the current scenario while over the next three years you could expect an appreciation of 30-35 per cent.

    Good food courts on the 2nd levels of Phase I and III.

Books

.Chennai has a wide selection of rare books and maps in the many second-hand book stalls.^ Second Hand Cars in Chennai - Chennai .
  • Chennai Cars | New and Used | Used Cars Chennai | India Cars | Chennai Used Second Hand Cars Chennai - CarChennai.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.carchennai.com [Source type: News]

^ Chennai Used Second Hand Cars Chennai - CarChennai.com .
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  • Alwar's Roadside bookshop opposite Kamadhenu theatre in Mylapore.
  • Bookfield, Opposite the LIC building on Anna Salai (Mount Road)
  • Vendors near the Central Station
  • Vendors on Mount Road outside Devi Theatre and the GPO (General Post Office)
  • Higginbothams, Anna Salai.
  • Kennedys Book House, Anna Salai.
For more current publications
.
  • Landmark [31], Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) - Books, Toys, CD's etc.^ Address: 601, Anna Salai Road, Chennai – 600 001, India .
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    ^ Address: 51/22, Model School Road, Anna Salai, Thousand Lights (Opp to U.S. Consulate), Chennai – 600 006, India .
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    .Three locations:
    • Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) - 37,000 sq.^ Address: 601, Anna Salai Road, Chennai – 600 001, India .
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      ^ In the suburban areas of Gurgaon, per sq ft rates of premium property is between Rs 3,000 and Rs 3,500 on Sohna Road to Rs 15,000 on the Golf Course Road.

      ^ In April, three investors from Kolkata bought 50,000 sq.

      ft.
    • .
    • Apex Plaza, Nungambakkam High Road - 12,000 sq.^ In the suburban areas of Gurgaon, per sq ft rates of premium property is between Rs 3,000 and Rs 3,500 on Sohna Road to Rs 15,000 on the Golf Course Road.

      ^ Address: 17, Uthamar Gandhi Salai, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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      ^ Address: 5, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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      ft. - The original store.
    • Chennai Citi Centre, Radhakrishnan Salai - Newest location, opened March 2006
  • Odyssey, Behind Gandhi Nagar Bus Stand, Adyar
  • Giggles, Connemara Hotel Binny Road - General books from a friendly shop keeper
Books on or set in Chennai include:
  • Madras Discovered, Tales of Old and New Madras, Madras (1992) by S. Muthiah
  • Madras – its Past and its Present (1995) by S. Muthiah
  • Madras – its Yesterdays and Todays and Tomorrows by S. Muthiah
  • At Home in Madras (1989) by S. Muthiah
  • The Spirit of Chepauk (1998) by S. Muthiah
  • Kalyani’s Husband by S. Y. Krishnaswamy
  • The Story Of Fort St. George (1945) by Col. D.M. Reid
  • Chasing Rainbows in Chennai, [32] (2003) by Colin Todhunter
  • Amethyst, Sundar Mahal, Padmavathi Road, Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram Ph - +91 442820 3582
  • Anokhi, “Chamiers”, Old #47 (new #85), Chamiers Road, R A Puram.
  • Brass Tacks [33], 77/13, Corporation Shopping Complex, C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, +91 44 4208 1767. Contemporary clothing from natural fibres for women.
  • FabIndia. [34]. The Ilford House location at 3 Woods Road is probably the best in terms of choices and selections. .This is the place to go for all your natural-dyed, hand loomed and hand made textiles.^ Go through every blogs, find out what are the hot topics highlighted, reach them if possible, this all will increase your credibility in young voters.
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    .The prices have been going up the last few years, but FabIndia is the only source for this sort of textile in Chennai at any retail outlet.
  • Just Casuals, Nungambakkam, 1, Sterling Road, +91 044 28273882. A good place to head if you're in the mood for the Banana Republic/Abercrombie/Old Navy/Gap type stuff.^ Chennai's Old Mahabalipuram Road attracts retail development .
    • India Chennai Real Estate and Property News from INRnews.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.inrnews.com [Source type: News]

    ^ According to the report, Bangalore real estate saw a correction in property prices early last year continuing into the year.

    ^ The Chennai Trekking Club was founded a few years ago by a small group of trekking enthusiasts in Chennai.

    .They seem to get all the export rejects or overstocks.^ Most of the guys have gathered in one tent to listen to Mahabarata stories from Shiva, and it seems they’re all fascinated by his words.

    .You'll find that all the brand tags are cut out due to some agreement with the manufacturer.^ Go through every blogs, find out what are the hot topics highlighted, reach them if possible, this all will increase your credibility in young voters.
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    .The quality and prices are good, but unfortunately there's no bargaining possible.
  • Handloom Exhibitions.^ In Chennai, too, the decline wasn’t as sharp—prices fell by up to 18% but only in some neighbourhoods; in others, there was no change at all.

    ^ If there is good demand for such flats in places like Chennai and Kochi, there is no reason such flats would not find buyers in this part of the country.” .

    ^ The prices have now hit the 2005-year range and there is no possibilty for more reduction.” .

    .Year-round there is always a handloom exhibition profiling the work of one state or the other.^ We all are writing at midnight to support the party and to give them some ideas regarding the issues in Tamilnaadu and other states, there what could be the party’s poll plank.
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    .These temporary installations (you'll have to check the local papers to find out where they set up) generally have a good selection of interesting fabrics and textile products.^ Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule Ensuring that the production is cost effective Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality Working out the human and material resources needed Drafting a timescale for the job .
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    ^ At this budget hotel, you will find the entire set of necessary amenities like air-condition, satellite TV, CCTV, comfortable beds, direct dial-up telephone, refrigerator etc.
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    ^ Find your own place/city in the list (or a city in the same time zone as yourself), select the time and press the button to get local time all over the world at the fixed time and place you entered.
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    And there is always the option to bargain, which makes it a better bet than oft-overpriced retail stores. The Royapettah YMCA (across from Royapettah Hospital) has a regular handloom exhibition.
  • Shanti Colony, Annanagar is a hub for "seconds" clothing as in the above description for "Just Casuals".
Custom Tailoring.
  • Gatsby. over 100 years of tailoring tradition.
Suits, Jackets, Tuxedos, Shirts, Trousers for Men and Women. 24 hour Turnaround available- largest range of European and Domestic worsted Woolens, Blends and Linnens in the City. contact- Nungambakkam(044)28331677, Neelangarai,ECR (044)24495010
.
  • Amethyst, Sundar Mahal, Padmavathi Road, Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram, +91 442820 3582. They sell handicrafts.
  • Ashvita - Arts and Artifacts, 11 2nd Street, Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore,+91 44 2847 6063. Art, jewelery, photo prints.
  • Crafts and Weaves, #1, 1st Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore Ph - +91 44 2466 0232. Handicrafts.
  • Dakshinachitra, Muthukkadu.^ AA-19, 3rd Street, 3rd Main Road, Annanagar Chennai 600088 .
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    ^ C. I. T Colony , II Main Road Mylapore Chennai 600004 .
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    Featuring handicrafts
  • Giri Stores, Adjacent to Kabaleeswarar Temple, Opposite to Radha Silk Emporium, Mylapore Tank. .Hindu spiritual items like Rudraksha Garlands, books, CDs & Tapes for chanting, incense sticks, camphor, lamps, etc.
  • Hidesign, Ispahani Centre, Nungambakkam High Road & Phase 3, Spencers Plaza.^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    ^ Address: 17, Uthamar Gandhi Salai, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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    ^ Green Park F-160 1st Floor 3rd Phase Spencer Plaza Anna Salai Chennai-600002 04428491122 .

    [35]. Leather goods.
  • Victoria Technical Institute, Anna Salai. .Handicrafts.
  • Vimonisha Art Gallery, 12, Khadar Nawaz Khan Road.^ New No 6, Old 31 2nd Floor Khader Nawaz Khan Road Nungambakkam Chennai 600006 .
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    .Handicrafts.
  • 'Vinyasa Art Gallery Handicrafts .
  • Jidoka Store, 1st Lane, Nungambakkam High Road, +91 44 2822 3516, +91 44 2822 3317. Handicrafts.
  • Kalpadruma, Cathedral Road.^ Address: 17, Uthamar Gandhi Salai, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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    ^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    ^ Address: 5, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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    Handicrafts.
  • Poppat Jamals, Opp. .Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai, Mount Road.^ Green Park F-160 1st Floor 3rd Phase Spencer Plaza Anna Salai Chennai-600002 04428491122 .

    Crockery.
  • Pot holes, Music College. .Ceramics.
  • Manasthala, 12, Cenotaph Road, +91 44 2433 2842. Terracotta ceramics.
  • Music World, Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road).^ Address: 601, Anna Salai Road, Chennai – 600 001, India .
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    ^ Green Park F-160 1st Floor 3rd Phase Spencer Plaza Anna Salai Chennai-600002 04428491122 .

    ^ Address: 51/22, Model School Road, Anna Salai, Thousand Lights (Opp to U.S. Consulate), Chennai – 600 006, India .
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    .Music CD's, cassettes.
  • Prakrit Art Gallery, Dhandayuthapani Nagar, 2nd Street, Kotturpuram, +91 44 42188989 Prakrit Art Gallery [36].
  • Lakshmi Ethiraj Art Gallery, 70 1st Main Road, CIT Nagar, +91 44 4359 223.
  • Raasi Art Gallery, 1 Anna Avenue, Bakthavatsala nagar, Adayar, +91 44 2441 0389.
  • Apparao Galleries, 7th Street, Wallace Garden, +91 44 2827 226.
  • Contemporary arts and crafts showroom, 41 CP Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, +91 44 2499 7069, +91 44 2466 0159.
  • Chennai Studio, 222 Peters Road, Royapettah, +91 44 98405 43420, [37].
  • Revathy Stores,No.^ Address: 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India .
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    ^ Address: 32, De Monte Colony First Floor, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600 018, India .
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    ^ Address: 180, TTK Road (Near flyover End) Alwarpet, Chennai – 600 018, India .
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    .7/8, RK Mutt Road, Luz Bazaar Building, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004‎ - 044 24934328‎ ( Its a small store but a wide variety of CHINNALAPATTI sarees are available here at a nominal cost)
  • Aavaranaa, 15, Ashoka Street, Alwarpet, +91 44 24988292.
  • Vardhrams and Son's Silks, Harington Road, Chetpat.
  • Nalli Silks, Panagal Park.^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    ^ In Bangalore, some new high-end residential projects would be available at this cost in areas such as Richmond Road, Lavalle Road and Sankey Road.

    ^ The Tamil Nadu govt is planning to acquire 30,000 acres of land for a satellite township in the outskirts of Chennai.
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    Kanchipuram silk sarees.
  • Kumaran Silks, Panagal Park. Kanchipuram silk sarees.
  • Pothys, Panagal Park. Kanchipuram silk sarees.
  • Chennai Silks, Panagal Park. .Kanchipuram silk sarees.
  • Hayagrivas, GN Chetty Road, (near Panagal Park).^ Florance Flora 131/61, GN Chetty Road T.Nagar Chennai-600017 04442123527 .

    Sarees.
  • RMKV Silks, Panagal Park. Kanchipuram silk sarees.
  • Radha Silk Emporium (Rasi), Silk sarees, ethnic wear, arts & crafts in multiple locations.
1 Sannadhi Street, Mylapore. +91 44 2494 1906
827, Dhun Building, Mount Road, +91 44 2852 0251
23 1st Main Road, Nanganallur, +91 44 2232 4176
.
  • Shilpi, 29 C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet.
  • Joyalukkas , 39 North Usman Road, T'Nagar.^ Address: 29, Thirumalai Pillai Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 001, India .
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    ^ Address: 83, Usman Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India .
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    .India's largest exclusive jewellery mall, housing the worlds largest jewellery showroom of international retailer Joyalukkas amongst other world renowned retailers.
  • L.K.S Gold House, Usman Road, T'Nagar.
  • Jaipur Gems, 50 Cathedral Road.^ Address: 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India .
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    ^ South India’s largest mall to be ready next year .

    ^ Address: New No.11 (Old No.9), Cathedral Road, Chennai – 600 086, India .
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    Exclusive designer StarFire Diamond jewellery, authentic Jadau jewellery.
  • Vummidi Bangaru Jewellery, Nungambakkam, Features diamonds and gold. There is also a location T'Nagar.
  • Kirthilal Kaalidas-diamond Merchants Gold and Silver, CP Ramaswamy Road, Alwaarpet.
  • NAC -Nathella Anjaneyalu Jewellery, Mylapore Tank.
  • Aishwarya Jewellery, Mylapore Tank. Gold and silverware.
  • Bapalal Jewellers, Kakani Towers, Cathedral Road. .Diamond merchants.
  • Jugalkishore Jewellers, CP Ramaswaamy Road, Alwarpet.^ SS Florist 65/7 CP Ramasamy Road Abiramapuram Alwarpet Chennai-600018 04424998227 www.ssflorist.com 9884274333 .

    .Traditional and antique jewellery.
  • GRT Thangamaligai,, South Usman, T'Nagar.
  • Aarthi Thanga Maligai, 60 East Kalamandapam Road, Royapuram.^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

    ^ Address: 83, Usman Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India .
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    Gold for reasonable prices.
  • B.B Jewellery, 6/127 Arcot Road, Porur. .Specializing in gold.
  • KANISHK, Usman Road, T'Nagar.^ Address: 83, Usman Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India .
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    .Great value for money & wide range.
  • Saravana Stores Thanga Naga Maaligai, Usman Road, T'Nagar.
  • GSK Thanga Naga Maaligai, Ariyalur, TamilNadu.
  • Ambiga Jewellers , E.B.Colony Adambakkam.
  • Rasvihar, 17a, Sterling Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034. For exclusive contemporary jewellery.^ Address: 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India .
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    ^ Ferns N Petals #1 1st Main Road Gandhi Nagar Adyar Chennai-600020 04424420053 .

    ^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    .[38]
  • Floral Park, Gopalapuram, (Near Gongotree), +91 44 9840707510, [39].
  • Something Special, Casa Major Road, Egmore, +91 44 9840038696, [40].
  • Banswari, 17a,Sterling Avenue, Nungambakkam, +91 44 43561828, [41]
  • Sapthaswara Musicals, Features Western and Indian musical instruments.
  • Shruthi Musicals, 10 Harleys Road, Kilpauk, +91 44 2660 3630.
  • Sruthilayais, 93 Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, +91 44 2499 4045 or +91 44 2498 2625. Musical instruments.
  • Lakshman shruthi, Vadapalani Signal, Vadapalani.^ Address: 13, Santhame High Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004, India .
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    ^ Address: 17, Uthamar Gandhi Salai, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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    ^ Address: 5, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034, India .
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    Musical instruments, CD's.
In addition to these there are several exhibitions that happen at Das Community Hall (Cathedral Road), Shankara Hall (TTK Road) where artisans display there wares. Check the local newspapers for details and timings.

Eat

.Chennai has Tamil Nadu's best selection of restaurants, both local and international.^ Hotel Nest International Hotels in Chennai offering online hotel reservations of luxury hotel in Chennai with deluxe air conditioned rooms, banquet halls, bar & restaurant etc.
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^ Tamil Nadu govt to build satellite town on 30,000 acres near Chennai .
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^ Taking this general format, you need to plug in the outbound international access code for your originating country and the local subscriber number in Chennai.
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See Southern India for an introduction to southern Indian cuisine.
.Restaurants near Music Academy and those on the Beach coast are well maintained and serve 'Indian Cuisine' with an ambience to match, while most others cater South Indian Cuisine at very reasonable prices.^ Kolkata’s real estate market has historically remained far more stable than those in other large Indian cities.

^ The food was fine but there are plenty of other Indian restaurants in Perth that are as good if not better.
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^ Chennai has some great eateries serving south Indian food like dosa, vada, sambar etc.
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Usually the check includes a service charge, written next to 'S.C.' If no service charge is added, it is customary to leave a moderate tip.
Hot soup stand outside Santhome, Chennai
Hot soup stand outside Santhome, Chennai
.All these budget eateries serve only vegetarian food and are very cheap.^ The food of which we only sampled the entrees was very nice but the service was so disappointing that I would not recommend anyone to go to this restaurant.
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  • Eat N Drink, 570-N, Anna Salai, Teynampet (next to Courtyard Marriott). South Indian fast food, from masala dosas to uttapam and pongal. .Fast, cheap, tasty and hygienic. Rs.20-40.^ Prices continue to rule high at Rs 20,000-40,000 a sq ft, mainly because of the demand-supply mismatch and the aspirational value.

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  • Geetha Café , Pondy Bazaar. .South Indian tiffin.
  • Hot Chips, T.Nagar and Anna Nagar for budget priced South Indian tiffin, including North Indian chat (snack) items.
  • Karpagambal Mess, Opposite the Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore.^ Anna Nagar West, North (Part), CPWD Qtrs, Thirumangalam .
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    Do visit this place if you have a craving for cheap and authentic South Indian Food.
  • Komalas, Kodambakkam High Road. South Indian fast food.
  • Mansuk's, T.Nagar. Best for Bombay Chat, Lassi and an unlimited Gujarati Thali.
  • Murugan Idli Kadai. Very famous for their idlis and the many accompaniments which comes with the idlis. This chain had very humble beginnings but their fame is sky rocketing. .There are other branches throughout the city.
  • Palimar, Parsn Complex, Anna Salai (Mount Road).^ Some of the most prestigious locations in the city include the Old Mahabalipuram Road, GST Road, N.H. Road, N.M. Road, Thiruvottiyur High Road, C-in-C Road, Palikaranai-Medavakam, Thalambur, Thriveni Nagar, Adyar, Maraimalai Nagar, Velacheri, Anna Salai, etc.
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    South Indian cuisine.
  • Rathna Cafe, Triplicane. For fluffy hot idlis, piping hot vadai, delicious pongal dripping in ghee and accompanied by sambhar. .Quality maintained for more than 100 years.^ This year as well, we have seen more than 65 per cent occupancy, which is excellent considering the present economic situation,” Kapai added.

    ^ A person who bought property more than 3-4 years ago may make a profit if he sells now .

    ^ We have seen more than 73 per cent occupancy during the financial year 2008-09 at our three properties.

    Recently opened at Thiruvanmiyur, opposite the RTO. More expensive than Murugan Idli shop.
  • Sangeetha, chain of vegetarian restaurants. .Sangeeta offers a mix of good-quality and tasty South Indian, North Indian, and "Indo-Chinese" cuisine at very reasonable prices.^ The famous ‘Burma Bazaar’ offers a variety of imported goods at bargain prices.
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    .A chain restaurant, including one shop at the intersection of Valluvar Kottam High Road and Nungambakkam High Road in Nungambakkam.
  • Saravana Bhavan, [42].^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    Probably Chennai's best known restaurant chain, with 25 branches in Chennai itself (incl. one next to Kapaleeswarar Temple). .Pure vegetarian Indian food with high standards of hygiene.
  • Sri Krishna Sweets, Spencers Plaza, Adayar, Anna Salai (Mount Road),(also at MG Road, Shastri nagar).^ Thousand light Mosque is near to the Anna flyover, which is again on the Mount Road.
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    ^ High Court, Esplanade, Muthialpet, S.K. Nagar, Mannady, N.S.C. Bose Road (East) .
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    ^ Some of the most prestigious locations in the city include the Old Mahabalipuram Road, GST Road, N.H. Road, N.M. Road, Thiruvottiyur High Road, C-in-C Road, Palikaranai-Medavakam, Thalambur, Thriveni Nagar, Adyar, Maraimalai Nagar, Velacheri, Anna Salai, etc.
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    Indian sweets & salad bar. Visit "Sri Krishna" for a unique assortment of North Indian "chat" (snack) items.
  • The Spice Box, Thiruvanmyur, +91 44 4304 2365. Lunch deliveries and gourmet outdoor catering. .Their concept of a wholesome, well packed and innovative lunch / dinner in 6 options is great to try out.
  • Vasantha Bhavan chain of vegetarian restaurants, one near Vadapalani Bus stand titled Vasantha Bhavan.
  • Aiwo, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, (next to Barista Cafe).^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    Fusion and health foods. .Aiwo features a 14-course meal served on a conveyer belt that moves around the room; various dishes are served, and the food is very good but rather expensive.
  • Amaravathy, 1 Cathedral Road, Gopalpuram, +91 44 2811 6216,.^ We then watched other tables around us get served and given food while we waited for our mains.
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    ^ When the meals finally came the dishes were very small and most didn't contain much meat.
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    Andhra special and also Tandoori and Chinese food.
  • Amethyst, Sundar Mahal, Padmavathi Road, Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram, +91 44 2820 3582. Garden and patio cafe and restaurant with a mix of western (pastas, burgers) and Indian fare. .The patio is a cool place to while away a hot afternoon.
  • Amma, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar.^ Florance Flora 131/61, GN Chetty Road T.Nagar Chennai-600017 04442123527 .

    Chettinadu cuisine. (Region of South India.)
  • Anjappar, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. +91 44 2628 9344 (Anna Nagar). .Chettinadu cuisine.
  • Anupama, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar.^ Florance Flora 131/61, GN Chetty Road T.Nagar Chennai-600017 04442123527 .

    Andhra cuisine.
  • Coastline, Radhakrishna Salai, Mylapore. +91 44 2825 1128. Seafood.
  • Dhaba Express, Cenotaph Road, Tenampet and Nungambakkam High Road (opposite the ICICI Bank and near Little Italy restaurant). .+91 44 2432 8213. North Indian.
  • Dynasty, Harrisons Hotel, 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam.^ Chennai, India, June 20, 2007 - The Pride Group has launched The Pride Hotel, on Poonamallee High Road in Chennai.
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    +91 44 5222 2777. Good-quality Chinese-Indian cuisine
  • ECR Dhaba, On ECR Road, Next to Muttukadu Boat House, Muttukadu. +91 98407 04050. Indian, Tandoor, Chinese
  • Gallopin Gooseberries, Burgers, Sandwiches and Entres. Has two outlets:
1. 4/359,Gatsby Village, Mgr Road, +91 44 24493924
2. #11, Shop #2, 2nd Floor, Greams Road, Landmark: Near Thousand Lights Police Station Phone: +91 44 28291077, 28292190
.
  • Gyan Vaishnav, Mount Road, Near Anand Theatre.^ Thousand light Mosque is near to the Anna flyover, which is again on the Mount Road.
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    North Indian
  • Kadalivanam, Mogappair. .[43], 100% natural, fully vegetarian restaurant
  • Karaikudi, VeeraRaghava Road, T. Nagar, +91 44 2815 1021. (also at Anna Nagar, Besant Nagar, Mylapore, Thiruvanmiyur) Chettinadu cuisine.
  • Eden's, Harrisons Hotel, 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam.^ Chennai, India, June 20, 2007 - The Pride Group has launched The Pride Hotel, on Poonamallee High Road in Chennai.
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    ^ Some of the most prestigious locations in the city include the Old Mahabalipuram Road, GST Road, N.H. Road, N.M. Road, Thiruvottiyur High Road, C-in-C Road, Palikaranai-Medavakam, Thalambur, Thriveni Nagar, Adyar, Maraimalai Nagar, Velacheri, Anna Salai, etc.
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    .Wonderful Continental cuisine, fully vegetarian.
  • McDonalds, Ascendas IT Park, Taramani Road,Taramani and Rountana,Annanagar
  • Marry Brown, opposite to Vadapalani Bus Stand and Annanagar
  • Dominos Pizza, Near ashok pillar,Annanagar and many other places
  • Pizza Corner, Nugambakkam and other places
  • Murugans Idli Shop, 2 locations: GN Chetty Road T. Nagar and Besant Nagar.^ This location is close to the prime residential catchment of Anand Nagar and also to the railway station and the bus terminus.

    ^ It used to be frequented by many families and trekking enthusiasts from Chennai and other surrounding places.

    ^ Florance Flora 131/61, GN Chetty Road T.Nagar Chennai-600017 04442123527 .

    .Murugan Idli Shop is a chain restaurant, and the GN Chetty Road shop in particular is a well-kept secret among locals as a purveyor of high-quality food; on weekends, there is a long line for entry.^ The longevity of this restaurant says much about its success and the quality of its cuisine - and if you don't want to believe me, take it from all the international cricketers who eat there and whose memorabilia line the walls.
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    ^ The food was fine but there are plenty of other Indian restaurants in Perth that are as good if not better.
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    .The price for one meal is around 20-40 rupees, or around $1. South Indian.
  • Noodle House, A chain restaurant, whoese locations include: 1. Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) and 2.the Intersection of Sterling Road and Nungambakkam High Road in Nungambakkam.^ Over the last two quarters million dollar transactions in these locations have seen a spurt of around 20%,” adds Jain.

    ^ However, in peripheral premium localities such as Whitefield, Electronic City and Sarjapur Road, prices have dipped by almost 30-40%.

    ^ A fully furnished house for the price of a bare one.

    Chinese.
  • Pizzaurant, Velachery Road, Little Mount, Saidapet. Cuisine - Pizza & Pasta.(Without .MSG) Home delivery for nearby areas, Very Indian.
  • Poonamallee, Breeze Hotel, 850, Poonamallee High Road.^ In Bangalore, some new high-end residential projects would be available at this cost in areas such as Richmond Road, Lavalle Road and Sankey Road.

    ^ Chennai, India, June 20, 2007 - The Pride Group has launched The Pride Hotel, on Poonamallee High Road in Chennai.
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    .+91 44 2641 3334, +91 44 2643 0596. Multicusine
  • Ponnusamy, Commander-in-Chief Road (opp Ethiraj College), Egmore.^ Freemasons hall is situated in the Commander-in-chief Road in Egmore.
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    Chettinadu cuisine
  • Rangis, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. Chinese.
  • Swati and Swayam, at Saravana Bhavan, Peters Road. .South Indian.
  • Sparky's, located in Egmore, is an "American diner" operated by an American expatriate settled in Chennai.^ New Property Developments In Chennai Chennai: The gateway to South India Chennai had been an important economic and political centre for the South Indian Kingdoms since as early as the 1st century.
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    ^ Chennai has some great eateries serving south Indian food like dosa, vada, sambar etc.
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    ^ The sprawling estate is located near Chennai, south of the Vandalur-Kelambakkam road.
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    Mexican, Italian and American food. Prices range from 70-150 rps for a meal.[44]
  • .
  • Seasons, The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, 35, G N Chetty Road, T Nagar - Extensive Buffets and Global A la Carte - Open Round-the-Clock
  • Pergola, The Accord Metropolitan Hotel - High Altitude Dining - Chennai's highest restaurant featuring Grills / Indian cuisines
  • Akasaka, Suraj Towers, Ground Floor, 128 L.B. Road, Behind Jayanthi Theatre, Thiruvanmiyur.^ Indian IT major opens global development center for Nissan in Chennai .
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    ^ Ferns N Petals #1 1st Main Road Gandhi Nagar Adyar Chennai-600020 04424420053 .

    ^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    Japanese Chef, Own fishing boat, excellent sushi and sashimi. .Expensive -- figure on over Rs.1000 for a meal here.
  • Arirang, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam.^ Nirmal Florist G-11/112 Eldorado Building Nungambakkam High Road Nungambakkam Chennai-600034 04428235443 9840142771 .

    Korean.
  • Bella Ciao, 4, Sree Krishna Enclave, Kottivakkam, tel. +91 .44 24511130. Italian-owned and run, with real wood-fired oven pizzas.
  • Benjarong, 146 T.T.K. Rd, Alwarpet,044/2432-2640. Thai.
  • Cafe Mercara, Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road.^ The 22-km stretch of old Mahabalipuram road which runs parallel to the East Coast Road (IT Corridor) is now buzzing with real estate development.
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    ^ Sumanas Florist Hotel Park Sheraton, 132, TTK Road Alwarpet Chennai-600018 04424994101 .

    +91 44 2811 0101, Multicuisine.
  • Cedars, #29, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram. +91 44 55855 111, +91 44 2447 5073, Mediterranean
  • Cilantro, Le Royal Meridien, #1, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount. +91 44 2231 4343, 24hr coffe shop/restaurant
  • Citrus, Savera Hotel, Radhakrishna Salai, Mediterranean.
  • Copper Chimney, Cathedral Road. Mainly North Indian with the odd Iranian inspired dish on the menu. Opposite the Chola Sheraton.
  • Dakshin, Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet. +91 44 2499 4101. Rose wood furniture, antique tanjore paintings, bronze idols, fresh water lilies and flower garlands create a festive mood. Live Carnatic Music. Excellent food - Starters include traditional fare like Kuli Paniyaram. Try the Idi Appam or Appam and Mutton Stew. Finish off with a Kulfi.
  • Don Pepes, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram. Mexican. +91 44 2822 1461
  • Kayal, Le Royal Meridien, #1, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount. +91 44 2231 4343, Seafood
  • Little Italy, 12, Eldorado, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034, +91 44 42601234.  edit
  • Mainland China, Tulip Inn, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam. Chinese
  • Navaratna, Le Royal Meridien, #1, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount. +91 44 2231 4343. Indian hotel coronet, LB road, Adayar, serves Kerala malabar non=veg dishes
  • Peshwari, Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road. +91 44 2811 0101, North Indian, Afghan.
  • Shansi Chinese & Tandoori Restaurant, AnnaNagar - Indian and Chinese - 26213109
  • Shanghai Club, Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road. +91 44 2811 0101, Chinese
  • Southern Spice, Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. +91 44 5500 2827. South Indian
  • Tandoor, Aruna Hotel, 145 Sterling Road, Nungambakkam. +91 44 2826 2626, +91 44 2828 366, Gourmet dining.
  • The Great Kabab Factory, Radisson GRT Hotel, #531, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount. +91 44 2231 0101. Mughlai.
  • Prego, Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. .+91 44 5500 2827. Gourmet Italian dining, replaced Patio
  • The Residency, Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet.^ T. T. K. Road, Alwarpet Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 018 (India) Phone: +(91)-(44)-24986180 Fax: +(91)-(44)-24981665 SME Expo Auto Parts 20-FEB-07 to 22-FEB-07 Chennai Trade Centre Chennai- India .
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    +91 44 2499 4101.
  • Vijays, Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet. +91 44 2499 4101. Multicuisine Sports Cafe
  • The Westminister. Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road,
Alwarpet. +91 44 2499 4101.
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  • Emilio's Gelateria, 362/1 , Injambakkam, ECR , Chennai (On the way to Mahabalipuram , opp to VGP), 24496090, [45].^ India's Minister of Communications and IT, Mr. Dayanidhi Maran, has said that he would like to see Chennai's "IT Corridor" extended all the way to Mahabalipuram.
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    1030AM to 11PM. Great Italian gelato! Absolute low fat and natural flavours. Wide spread of sandwiches, pasta, etc. Moderate +.  .'drink', 'Chennai');return false;" title="click to edit Emilio's Gelateria">edit
  • curry house, anna nagar, 42611167.^ The Kamaraj Memorial house is situated on T. Nagar and if you are staying in Chennai city you can easily hire one auto rickshaw and visit the memorial.
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    good tandoori fare of the non-veg variety popular among the punjabis and found all over Delhi.  edit
  • Cream Centre, RA Puram.

Drink

The liquor trade in Chennai and rest of Tamilnadu is now run by the government. Most liquor shops have been taken over by the government. To get branded liquor at these "Wine Shops" one might have to cough up some extra cash. .However bars and pubs in the city's major hotels are managed by the hotels.But you have to pay extra for taxes, if you want to choose imported brands.^ The company is open to contract management opportunities as well as setting up its own hotel in the city.

^ Under the arrangement, the Tian Serrai Group will develop, manage and market hotels under the Luxe brand in India.

^ However, a new trend in the city saw clients wanting to consider mid-end options in prime locations such as RA Puram and Poes Garden.

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  • The Pub, Liberty Park Hotel, 1st Main Road, Kodambakkam, Ph - 24725950
  • Aruna Bar, 20,South Usman Road, T Nagar, Chennai - 600017, Ph - 24346565/0834
  • Bike and Barrel, Residency Towers, T.Nagar.nice ambience there are 2 levels lower level for couples and upper level for stags .^ Chennai, India, March 30, 2007 - L&T Urban Infrastructure Ltd and Arun Excello Infrastructure Pvt Ltd are to develop Estancia, a 78 acre township, in Maraimalai Nagar on the GST road in the south of Chennai.
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    ^ Chennai, India, January 21, 2008 - L&T South City Projects Limited (L&T SCPL) has launched “Eden Park” – an integrated township off Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai, on January 18, 2008.
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    ^ The sprawling estate is located near Chennai, south of the Vandalur-Kelambakkam road.
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    Nice sitting arrangement but can get crowded . Expect to spend around 1000 for 2 people for drinks and food.
  • Champagne & Cider, Grand Orient, Anna Salai (Mount Road).
  • Crystal, Hotel Ranjit, Nungambakkam High road, Nungambakkam.
  • Grammy, Hotel Sabhari, Thirumala Pillai Road, T.Nagar, Ph -
  • Platinum, (Formerly HFO), Hotel Quality inn Aruna, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam
  • Hudson, Harrisons Hotel, 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Ph - 42222777
Has two levels. Hudson Upper and H2O. Cramped seating providing very little privacy. The Liquor stable is limited to the local brands and a bottle or two of Scotch.
  • Society, Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Montieth road, Egmore, Ph - 28554476
Pretty small. Crowd is predominantly hotel guests. Attire is business casual and drinks are a little pricey.
  • Diesel, G.N Chetty Road, T.Nagar
  • Cambridge, Hotel Dee Cee Manor, GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar
  • Million Dollars, Hotel Ambica Empire, 100 Feet road, Vadapalani
  • Star Rock, Kodambakkam High Road (Next to Palmgrove hotel), Nungambakkam
  • The Cascade, Quality Inn Sabari 29, Thirumalai Pillai Road, T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017
  • OPM - Nightclub, The Accord Metropolitan, Chennai, Ph - 28161000
  • Zodiac - Soft Coversation Lounge, The Accord Metropolitan, Chennai, Ph - 28161000
  • Geoffreys, Radha Park Inn, Arumbakkam.
  • Zara, Cathedral Road.
  • Dublin, Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet, Ph - 24994101
  • Durrants Bar, Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road, Ph - 28110101
  • DIstil Bar, Taj Connemara, Binny Road
  • Leather Bar, The Park, Nungambakkam High Road
The largest liquor stable in Chennai - includes hard to source Moet & Chandon, Glenfiddich and a variety of other scotch. Loud Music.
  • The Rain Bar, Hotel Raintree, St.Mary's Road, Alwarpet
  • The Havana, Hotel Raintree, St.Mary's Road, Alwarpet
  • 10 Downing StreetKences Inn Hotel, North Boag Road, T Nagar
  • Fruitshop on Greams Road, Chain of fresh fruit juice retailers, outlets in Greams Road,
Kilpauk, Besant Nagar, Spencers Plaza, Gatsby Village (ECR), BPCL Bunk, Meenambakkam, BPCL Bunk, Nungambakkam, Shanti Colony (Anna nagar)
  • Tender Coconut Definitely try a tender coconut on a hot summer's day. Available on roadside stalls at Rs.15 a coconut.
  • NeerMoar Spicy butter milk, with local seasoning. Available at most South Indian restaurants.
  • Fruit Bizz (Adyar signal), left corner building from ananda bhavan road to guindy. This is one of the best juice shop very famous in adyar region. .Shop open from morning 10 am till 1am. Rs.30-50.^ USD 30.10 / Rs.
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    ^ The minimum and maximum sum insured would be Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.

    ^ Tamil Nadu Open University is also to have a new complex costing Rs.10 crores at Saidapet.
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  • Paradise Guest HouseNo 17/1, Vallabha Agraham Street, Near Star Theatre Triplicane - good location near cheap shops and places to eat as well as Anna Salai - very interesting area of Chennai with Muslim population.^ Experience: 3 - 8 Years Location: Chennai Functional Area: SAP SD Job Description Work independently and complete the tasks easily.
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    ^ Experience: 3 - 8 Years Location: Chennai Functional Area: SAP MM Job Description Work independently and complete the tasks easily.
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    ^ The whole area was so markedly religious Hindu – as Tamal remarked – the place is as Hindu as the Middle East is Muslim.

    Rooms - 350 for double and 500 for new double all with attached bathroom. Clean and friendly staff. 24 hour checkout. .Stayed here in October 2009 and reccomended.
  • Kanchi, C-in-C Road, Egmore
  • Old Woodlands, in Royapettah.^ Chennai, October 29, 2006 : The Ambattur area in the North of Chennai is rapidly emerging as an IT/ITES hub for the city and an alternative to the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
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    Phone: +91 44 2848 2150, +91 44 2848 2152. Little known, but an excellent place to stay. The hotel building is at least one hundred years old and stands in the middle of sprawling grounds. The main building was once the palace of Raja of Ramnad. .The auto-rickshaws / taxis will not tell you about the place as the hotel does not pay a commission to middlemen.^ You can hire auto rickshaws or cycle rickshaws.
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    ^ The Kamaraj Memorial house is situated on T. Nagar and if you are staying in Chennai city you can easily hire one auto rickshaw and visit the memorial.
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    ^ All you have a do is to hire a public auto rickshaw or get one of the luxurious cabs if you choose to do so.
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    .Pay no more than 40 rupees to get there from the railway station.
  • New Woodlands Hotel, [46] It is sometimes crowded and a tad busy.^ All others gathered there soon, we flew to Delhi and then drove through the crazy marketplace that resembled T nagar and reached the Railway station.

    ^ Sanjay Dutt, CEO (business), JLLM says the demand for rental homes continues to be high in prime areas with little or no new supply, and in locations that have witnessed a more rational supply rate in the past.

    ^ The project, worth about thousands of crores of rupees, is likely to attract investments of more than Rs one lakh crore and is being termed as ‘IT investment region’.

    There is a nice quiet art gallery and cafe nearby, the ashvitha cafe. Recommended for those wanting to slow down, and soak in the pace of life in Chennai. Theaters and shopping arcades are close by.
  • Sri Krishna Residency, Ph: 044 24643617 South mada street , Mylapore.
  • Hotel Karpagam International, Ph: 24613701, South mada street, Mylapore.
  • Hotel Regent, 11 Kennet Lane. Phone: +91 44 2825 3347.
  • Hotel Impala Continental, 12 Gandhi Irwin Road. .Phone: +91 44 2819 1423.
  • Hotel Chennai Gate, Gandhi Irwin Road.^ Chennai, India, June 20, 2007 - The Pride Group has launched The Pride Hotel, on Poonamallee High Road in Chennai.
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    Phone: +91 44 2819 4377. Deluxe room is Rp1500 with A/C with internet socket available for Rp100 for 24hours.
  • Abu Palace, Habitable, but not enjoyable (bathroom smells strongly of mold). Everything (including fridge and A/C) turn off when room keys are removed. Double room (for Rs. 2925) means two single beds.
  • Comfort Inn Marina Towers, 2A Ponniamman Koiil Street Egmore, Phone: +91 44 2858 5454, Fax: +91 44 2858 5454, [47]
  • Dakshin, Venkatnarayana Road, Near Nandanam Signal, T.Nagar
  • Dee-Cee Manor, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar
  • GRT Grand Days
  • Grand Orient, Anna Salai (Near Anand Theatre)
  • Harrisons, 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Ph - +91 44 5222 2777
  • Imperial Serviced Apartment, 11 Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai- 600031. Highly recommended and suitable for both long term as well as short term stays +91 98417 42520 [48].
  • Lemon Tree Hotel, Chennai, Sardal Patel Rd, Guindy, [49].
Opposite the Raj Bhavan.
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  • Liberty Park, 1st Main Road, Kodambakkam, Ph - +91 44 2472 5950. [50]
  • Mowbrays Inn, TTK Road, Alwarpet
  • New Woodlands, Radhakrishna Salai, Mylapore
  • New Victoria, Kenneth Lane, Egmore
  • Oriental Inn, 044 28114941, 71 Cathedral road, Gopalapuram, [51].^ The exquisite-range of Roca products for bathrooms can now be acquired at the new showroom, Presencia located at Lloyds Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai.
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    32 rooms in central Chennai. .Rs.1500-2800 plus taxes.
  • Peninsula, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar
  • President, Radhakrishna Salai, Mylapore
  • Raj Residency, 22 Kennet Lane, Egmore (2 min walk from the Egmore railway station), [52].^ This location is close to the prime residential catchment of Anand Nagar and also to the railway station and the bus terminus.

    ^ All others gathered there soon, we flew to Delhi and then drove through the crazy marketplace that resembled T nagar and reached the Railway station.

    ^ The city has two major stations – Central and Egmore – that are linked to all major railway stations in the country.
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  • Ranjit, Nungambakkam High Road,
  • Residency, GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar
  • Residency Towers, Boag Road, T.Nagar
  • Westin Park, Montieth Road, Egmore
  • Aspni Inn, # 77 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani, Chennai - 600 026, Tamilnadu, India, +91 44 2362 2284, [53].^ The project, ‘The Metrozone’ at Anna Nagar, would have 1,600 apartments across 29 towers.

    ^ Chennai, India, January 21, 2008 - L&T South City Projects Limited (L&T SCPL) has launched “Eden Park” – an integrated township off Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai, on January 18, 2008.
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    ^ Chennai, India, March 30, 2007 - L&T Urban Infrastructure Ltd and Arun Excello Infrastructure Pvt Ltd are to develop Estancia, a 78 acre township, in Maraimalai Nagar on the GST road in the south of Chennai.
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    .Aspni Inn the Luxury & Business class hotel is situated nearby Chennai Metropolitan Bus Terminus and Vadapalani Lord Murugan Temple.^ Chennai has very good road links to all major cities and towns, with regular luxury express bus services to various destinations.
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    Aspni Inn has 51 Luxurious Rooms.
    Rates start at Rs. 1000.  edit

Splurge

.The closest hotels to the airport are The Trident, Le Royal Meridian and Radisson GRT Hotel all five star properties.^ Le Royal Meridien Hotel is very renowned among the deluxe hotels in Chennai.

^ The Chennai based Empee Group is setting up a five-star deluxe hotel in Chennai at an investment of Rs.
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^ The Kochi property, a five-star business hotel, will be ready in the next few months.

  • The Accord Metropolitan, 35, G N Chetty Road, T Nagar, Tel: +91 44 2816 1000/4391 1000, Fax: +91 44 2816 1001, [54],[55]. .Chennai's Premier Five Star Hotel.
  • Ambassador Pallava, 30, Montieth Road, Egmore, tel: +91 44 2855 4476, Fax: +91 44 2855 4492, pallava@ambassadorindia.com, [56].^ Address: 30, Montieth Road, Egmore, Chennai-600 008 .

    ^ The Ambassador Pallava is a four star hotel in the heart of Chennai.

    ^ The Chennai based Empee Group is setting up a five-star deluxe hotel in Chennai at an investment of Rs.
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    .Reasonable value and friendly staff.
  • Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road, tel: +91 44 2811 0101, Fax: +91 44 2811 0202, [57].
  • Courtyard Chennai, 564, Anna Salai, +91-44-66764000, [58].^ Address: 13 Cathedral Road, Chennai - 600 086.

    .Known by locals simply as the Marriott, this is a gorgeous, recently renovated business hotel located on the western edge of the city core, near the airport.^ Comfort Inn Marina Towers is located near Chennai's business area and is very close to the shopping malls, consulates, hospitals and tourist destinations.

    Two restaurants, gym, no pool.
    Rs.7100 and up.  edit
  • ITC Hotel Park Sheraton & Towers, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, tel: +91 44 2499 4101, Fax:+91 44 2499 7101, [59].
  • Le Royal Meridian, Business District, 1 GST Road, St. Thomas Mount (Near Kathipara Junction), tel: +91 44 2231 4343, Fax: +91 44 2231 4344, [60].
  • The Park, 601 Anna Salai (next to the Anna Flyover), tel: +91 44 5214 4000, Fax: +91 44 5214 4100, [61]. Modern style with a film theme.
  • Radisson GRT Hotel, Radisson GRT Hotel, #531, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount (Near Kathipara Junction), tel: +91 44 2231 0101.
  • Taj Connamera, Binny Road, tel: +91 44 5500 0000, [62].
  • Taj Coromandel, 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, tel: +91 44 5500 2827, [63].
  • Trident Hilton Chennai, 1/24, G.S.T. Road, tel: +91 44 2234 4747, Fax: +91 44 2234 4555, chennai@trident-hilton.com, [64].

Stay safe

Chennai is generally one of the safer areas of India in terms of crime, although pickpocketing, muggings, and robberies sporadically occur. Keep your doors and windows shut and locked at night and do not carry or display large amounts of cash if possible.It is advisable for women, especially unaccompanied ones, to dress modestly and limit their interaction with unfamiliar local men. Foreigners are generally charged in excess by autorickshaws simply because they are ignorant of the prevailing fares. It is necessary to confirm whether the driver knows the exact destination and also fix the fare before boarding. 'Autos', as autorickshaws are known in Chennai, are notorious for fleecing customers, tourists & locals alike. .Be alert to your surroundings and watch where you step, especially if you get caught in a large crowd where it is difficult to look at what is in front of you.^ "If you looked back in your life What would you remember?

^ What you get depends largely on your negotiation skills and level of patience.

Cross streets with extreme care as the traffic is generally heavy. .On major roads, use the underground crossings (locally called "subways").Traffic signals are frequently ignored by drivers and pedestrians alike and it is not at all advisable for tourists to try driving in Chennai.^ Chennai has very good road links to all major cities and towns, with regular luxury express bus services to various destinations.
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Stay healthy

While in Chennai it is advisable to drink only bottled water. Do not trust water from small local restaurants as it may be from the tap, and avoid cold or iced drinks that are not commercially sold (Bigger chains of eatieries and juice shops can be trusted to an extent). .Eating fresh vegetables and fruits that have sat outside in the presence of insects can also be unhealthy, although bananas and coconuts are usually safe because they are opened only immediately before eating.^ They are front and center constantly only because of Rupert Murdoch and his FoxNews lie machine.
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Hot drinks in restaurants such as tea, coffee, and other local specialties are safe, as are packaged/bottled drinks such as Aquafina water, Pepsi, Frooti (a popular local mango drink) and others. If you have access to a stove, boiling tap water before drinking is also an option. Never eat from roadside shops as the food is prepared in the most unhygienic conditions.
Chennai summers are humid and sultry; it's better to step out with an umbrella, bottled water and some oral rehydration salts (available from pharmacies, the brand name is Electral). These come in handy if you happen to get dehydrated.
.Chennai is the medical capital of india.^ Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu in southern India is the 4th largest city in the country and the largest in south India.
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  • All Smiles family and cosmetic dental centre, new no.121 Alwarpet street, Cenotaph road 1st street, Alwarpet (Teynampet), Chennai-18, Tel: +91-(0)9381027132, 42110161[65]
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Nungambakkam Tel - 28293333
  • Aysha Hospital, 91A Millers Rd., Tel: 26426930.
  • Balaji HospitalG.S.T Road,Guindy, Tel - 22345282
  • Bone and Joint, Anna Nagar, Tel - 26212137/1026
  • Child's Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam, Tel - 28277487
  • New Hope Medical Centre, Kilpauk, Tel - 25321532, [66]
  • CSI Rainy Hospital, Royapuram, Tel - 25951329
  • Hindu Mission Hospital, 103, G.S.T. Road, Tambaram West, Tel: 22262244, [67].
  • Isabel Hospitals, Oliver Road, Mylapore,
  • General Hospital, Opposite to Central Station
  • Egmore Eye Hospital- RIOGOH,[68] Egmore
  • Madras Medical Mission, Moggapair, Chennai 37 -26565961 /91, [69].
  • Malar Hospitals, Adyar
  • RIGID Hospital
  • Sankara Nethralaya, College Road[70] (Eye Hospital),
  • Sundaram Medical Foundation, Anna Nagar, Tel - 26268844
  • Vijaya Hospital,Vadapalani
  • Ramachandra Hospital, Porur Tel:91 44 2476 8403
  • Bilroth Hospitals, Arumbakkam
  • Hande Hospital, Arumbakkam
  • Stanley Medical Hospital
  • Dr.Kamakshi memorial Hospital , No1, Radial Road, pallikaranai, Chennai 600 100 [71]
  • Balaji Dental Hospital,Velachery
  • Kalyan Hospital, Adayar
  • Kalyani Hospital, Triplicane
  • Govt Hospital, Royapettah
  • KMC College & Hospital,
  • MIOT Hospital
  • Devaki Hospitals, Opposite to Rangachari cloth store mylapore
  • Madras ENT Research Foundation & Hospital, R.K.Salai, Mylapore Chennai
  • Padmapriya Hospital, Adayar
  • Shivasunder Hospital, Adayar
  • Directory assistance can be had at 044-26444444
  • Apollo Pharmacy, , All Over the City
  • Health & Glow, Spencers Plaza (Phase 3), Mount Road; Nungambakkam High Road
  • Madras Medical Mission, 24 Hr.^ In Chennai, too, the decline wasn’t as sharp—prices fell by up to 18% but only in some neighbourhoods; in others, there was no change at all.

    ^ In Bangalore, some new high-end residential projects would be available at this cost in areas such as Richmond Road, Lavalle Road and Sankey Road.

    ^ Chennai, November 17, 2006 : Chennai is witnessing an increase in supply in the suburban and peripheral markets, primarily along the Old Mahabalipuram Road (also known as the IT corridor) and Guindy.
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    Pharmacy, Mogappiar, Chennai-37 [72]
  • The Psychotherapy Clinic,26/1, Arcot Street,T.nagar, Chennai 600 017 [73]
  • MY MOTHER PHARMACY,E.B.COLONY,CHENNAI-88

Contact

Landlines

BSNL [74] and Airtel [75] are the two main providers of terrestrial telephone lines in Chennai. You can make long distance calls from one of the many booths that display NSD/ISD i.e. National Subscriber Dialling (National Long Distance) and International Subscriber Dialling (International Long Distance). .Rates are cheaper during the nights: sometimes one-half of what its costs during the day.^ Vinodha feels low energy after 3 days of breathing problems and one night's sleep lost.

Mobile Phones

Cell phone rates are one of the cheapest in the world. There are seven GSM service providers:
  • BSNL[76] GSM Triband
  • AirTel[77] GSM Triband
  • Vodafone[78] GSM Triband
  • AirCel [79]GSM Triband
  • Reliance GSM launced in 2009
  • DoCoMo TATA GSM launched in 2009
  • Idea GSM launched in 2009
.CDMA service providers are Reliance [80],TATA Indicom[81], Virgin Mobile and MTS.^ At Maa Properties, we have in-depth knowledge of property markets, extensive experience, specialized skills and resources necessary to provide an entire range of reliable and responsive property management services.


Starter packs and top-up cards can be picked up from numerous outlets. .Note that top-up cards generally only work within the home network: you can't use a Bangalore Airtel top-up card in Chennai, for example.^ In Chennai, too, the decline wasn’t as sharp—prices fell by up to 18% but only in some neighbourhoods; in others, there was no change at all.

^ While it will offer an independent residence for you in posh locations in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, metros such as Mumbai and Delhi will mean living in upper class suburban locations if you don’t prefer build-up floors.

^ HCL Technologies has got approval to set up three special economic zones (SEZ) in India in the cities of Noida, Bangalore and Chennai.
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Some providers offer roaming capabilities for that purpose which must be activated first.

Internet

There are several internet cafes from where you can access the internet for sending email or uploading your digital photos.
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  • Reliance WebWorld, incorporating JavaGreen coffee shops, Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road); TTK Road, Alwarpet, Besant Nagar, L.B.Road, Adyar.^ In Chennai, in premium areas of Aryapuram, Besant Bagar, East Coast Road, Perungudi, Adyar, T Nagar, Ashok Nagar, KK Nagar and Boat Club prices Land as investment .

    .The TTK Road branch has free wifi if you use the coffee shop.
  • Sify iway, [82] Several of them in the city
  • ABN Amro, Haddows Road, Opp Residency Hotel on GN Chetty Road, Adyar - Sardar Patel Road, TTK Road, next to Citibank branch
  • HSBC, Adyar, Mylapore, Pondy Bazzar, Tidel Park, Kadar Nawaz Khan Road, Annanagar, Rajaji Salai, Kathipara Junction
  • American Express, Near Anand Theatre, Anna Salai (Mount Road)
  • Citibank, Opp Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road); Opp Hotel Parthan, GN Chetty Road, Opposite Citi Centre, Velachery Highway, near Vijaya Nagar Bus terminus, Nanganallur.
  • HDFC Bank, ITC Centre, Anna Salai (Mount Road),Anna Nagar(West); All over Chennai
  • ICICI Bank, All over Chennai
  • Axis Bank, All over Chennai
  • Standard Chartered Bank, Haddows Road
  • State Bank of India, All over Chennai.^ Velachery, on the outskirts of Chennai city.
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    ^ Officials at UCO Bank, Axis Bank and the country’s top mortgage lender HDFC too agree that an improving sentiment had helped drive housing sales.

    ^ Chennai, October 29, 2006 : The Ambattur area in the North of Chennai is rapidly emerging as an IT/ITES hub for the city and an alternative to the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
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    They have an ATM locator online [83]

Money changers

Many hotels will change money for you at the front desk. However, they may not have the best rates.
.It is best to change money at the city based money changers than the ones located at the airports.^ Chennai Airport is less than 10 km from the heart of the city and operates flights to all major domestic and international destinations.
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.The ones at the airport offer much less for exchanging forex into Indian Rupees and sell forex for a much higher rate than the market rate.^ We have decided to take on the market by pricing our products 30 per cent lower than others, even if it means less margins.” .

^ Although preferred unit sizes are less than 1,200 sq ft, many projects are offering greater sizes that are unaffordable.

^ Kolkata’s real estate market has historically remained far more stable than those in other large Indian cities.

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  • American Express, Spencers Plaza, Anna salai
  • Thomas Cook, Spencers Plaza, Anna salai
  • Ayush, Anna Nagar (Ph - 26223102/26223446/26203862), Kilpauk (Ph - 52179635/26472298), Mylapore (Ph - 52067071/30907691) - Therapy includes Abhyangam, Abhyangam with Pichu, Abhyangam with local Pizhichil, Abhyangam with Thalam, Udvartanam, Abhyangam with Nasyam, Abhyangam with local Navarakizhi, Muka Lepam
  • Anushka,6,Thyagaraya Road,Pondy Bazaar, T.Nagar, Ph- 52179197
  • Black and White, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar
  • Blue diamond, Near guhan studio, Sardar patel Road Adayar Chennai - 600020
  • Bounce, Ishpahani centre, Gemini, Nungambakkam
  • Chinese Beauty Parlour, gokul arcade basement, adayar
  • Green Trends, 1576, 13th Main Road, Anna Nagar (ph - 26161534); Ashok Nagar (Ph - 52193636); Adyar (Ph - 24451759); Purusawakkam (Ph - 52174414); Taylors Road, Kilpauk (Ph - 26453331); T. Nagar (Ph - 28143886); Velachery (Ph - 22445590); Virugambakkam (Ph - 55511973) - Exotic natural treatments like Strawberry facial, Avocado Butter Massage Facial, Red Banana Facial, Baby-Corn under eye treatment!^ Premium localities include Prahlad Nagar, Science City Road, Vastrapur, Satellite, Mani Nagar, Shahi Bagh, in and around Lajpat Club and upcoming localities such as Sanathan.

    ^ Chennai has very good road links to all major cities and towns, with regular luxury express bus services to various destinations.
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    ^ The sprawling estate is located near Chennai, south of the Vandalur-Kelambakkam road.
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    etc etc
  • .
  • Jazzy, North Boag Road, T. Nagar
  • Lakme, Adayar (Ph - 24469730), Alwarpet (Ph - 24662481), Anna Nagar (Ph - 26268841), Ashok Nagar (Ph - 23750207), Kilpauk (Ph - 52179634), Nungambakkam (Ph - 28333050), T. Nagar (Ph - 28155577)
  • Limelight, Off Greams Road
  • Mahesh, Parsn Complex, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam
  • Molly Ann, Gandhinagar, 4th Main Road, Adayar
  • Salon Nayana, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Ph - 28256064
  • Style Mantra- Makeover Concepts, Nungambakkam (Ph - 28280066), R.K. Salai (Ph- 28110707)
  • Dollys beauty parlour, Elcanso Plaza, Egmore, ph: 9840118882
  • Singapore Beauty Parlour for mens, branches in Choolaimedu, Kodambakkam, Anna Nagar, Metha Nagar, Nesapakkam & MGR Nagar.
  • Body Sports Gym-Govindan Road, Saidapet.^ Anna Salai and Nungambakkam are no longer on the growth list for commercial space.
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    #9841151091
  • Blue 'Boutique Gym'-329, TTK Road, Alwarpet.#24996045,24996064.
  • FitnessOne'Ascendas(Tharamani), Alwarpet, Kilpauk.
  • Slim Line Gym, Kutchery Road, Mylapore, Branches Adayar
  • Maverick Gym, Indira Nagar, 1st Main Road, Adayar
  • Madams Corner, Sastri Nagar, 1st Main Road, Adayar
  • Talwalkars, Near Khader Nawaz Road, Nungambakkam
  • Talwalkars, 23rd Cross Street,Indira Nagar, Adyar
  • O2 Gym [84], Kader Nawaz Road, Nungambakkam, Velachery
  • Soldiers Gym, Triplicane High Road, Triplicane (and on Anna Salai)
  • MSM GYMPadi,Mugappair Road,Chennai-101.
  • GYM PACKAnnanagar West ,(Near S.B.O.A School),Chennai-101
  • DheergayushBlueStar,2nd Avenue,AnnaNagar West,Chennai - 40
  • Body ConceptsTriplicane High Road,Triplicane, Chennai - 40
  • Ateliers Fitness Center37, Velachery Main Road, Vijayanagar, Chennai - 600 042.
  • Fireball Fitness Center Mogappair East,Chennai-37
  • Gold's Gym 17, Kasturi Rangan Road Alwarpet, Chennai- 600018 ,Phone:044 42088201
  • Mr. Pronto's, Spencers Plaza (Phase 3), Mount Road.
  • C.K Devchand Opticians, Mylapore (Near Devaki Hospital) Chennai Tel - 98846 86959
  • Photo Optic, Perumbur Barraks Road, Near Doveton Clock Tower, Purushwalkkam, Chennai Tel - 26421479, 26428245
  • Mehta Optiks, Perungudi (Opp Perungudi Bus Stand), Chennai

Post & telegraphs

The telegraph office on Anna Salai (Mount Road), near higginbothoms accepts letters and parcels up to 8PM with a small late fee. Snail Mail in India is by a Post Card (25Ps), Inland Letter (5Rs) or Envelope (5Rs). The 'Speed Post' facility allows you to send mail more conveniently than a courier service.
'Telephone Booths' or public telephones in India are available on almost every street usually painted with the letters PCO (Public Call office,local calls), STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialling) and ISD (International Subscriber Dialling). All booths have electronic metering and you pay what's displayed on the meter. (Included in the metering is a nominal INR 2 as service charges)You'll also get a receipt if you insist on one.
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  • Alliance Française - College Road, Nungambakkam, Phone - 2827 9803/1477. [85]
  • British Council - Anna Salai, Phone - 52050600 Ext 350/351. [86]
  • Connemara Library - Pantheon Road, Egmore, Phone 28193751. [87]
  • Max Mueller Bhavan (German) - Khadar Nawaz Khan Rd., Nungambakkam.^ Anna Salai and Nungambakkam are no longer on the growth list for commercial space.
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    [88]
American Information Resource Center Library (located within the American Consulate - see list of consulates)
  • American Consulate - 220, Anna Salai (Near Gemini Flyover). .[89]
  • British Deputy High Commission - 20 Anderson Road, Nungambakkam, tel:+91 44 42192151 (fax: +91 44 42192322, [90]) Open Mon-Fri 0830-1300 and 1330-1600.
  • Canadian Consulate - 18 (Old 24), 3rd floor, YAFA Tower, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam Chennai 600 006 Tel : +91-44-28330888. Website : [91]
  • Chilean Consulate - Oakland House, 7, Adayar Club Gate Road, Chennai 600028 Tel : +91-44-24340610. Website : [92]
  • Consulate of Finland - 202 Anna Salai, Chennai, Tel: +91-(0)44-2852 4141 (Fax: +91-(0)44-2852 1253, [93]) Open Mon-Fri 1000-1200. [94]
  • German Consulate - 9, Boat Club Road, PO Box 3110, Chennai.^ We intend to open 35 outlets in this part of the country in the next 18 to 24 months using up a cumulative floor-space of about 42,000 square feet.

    ^ Similar is the case with Chennai in areas such as Boat Club and Poes Garden.” According to Mr Magazine, it’s also the nervous sentiment that is persuading buyers to postpone their purchase.

    ^ Tagged: Chennai , Kochi , Old Mahabalipuram Road .

    Tel : +91-44-24301600. visa at germanconsulatechennai dot org - Open Monday to Friday 08:00 to 11:30 hrs. .Website : [95]
  • Japanese Consulate - No.12/1, Cenetoph Road Ist Street,Teynampet, Chennai 600-018 Tel : +91-44-24323860. Website : [96]
  • Malaysian Embassy - Old Location: Off TTK Road, Alwarpet, Behind Park Sheraton moved to new office opp.^ The exquisite-range of Roca products for bathrooms can now be acquired at the new showroom, Presencia located at Lloyds Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai.
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    ^ The Tech Park is expected to provide 12% of Chennai's new IT space supply for the year.
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    ^ Chennai, September 22, 2006: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr. M.Karunanidhi opened a new World Bank office in Chennai on Friday.
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    Loyola College, Nungambakkam
  • Russian Consulate - Santhome High Road(Next to St. Bedes School), Santhome

Get out

Even as recently as about ten years ago, the ECR, which was then known as the New Mahabalipuram Road, had nothing much to offer by way of entertainment, except for VGP Golden Beach and Romulus Whittaker's crocodile bank. Further down, the road led you to Mahabalipuram, and that was that.
.The scenario that meets a traveller today is entirely different.^ But today the scenario is different, with builders getting a mix of mid end and affordable housing into their portfolio.

.The East Coast Road could very well be termed the entertainment highway of Chennai.^ Property prices rise on Chennai's East Coast Road .
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^ Chennai has very good road links to all major cities and towns, with regular luxury express bus services to various destinations.
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^ Chennai, India, February 08, 2008 - MARG Ltd; (formerly MARG Constructions Limited) announced the launch of its mega infrastructure project – “MARG Swarnabhoomi” off the East Coast Road near Chennai.
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The road is brand new, flanked by the sea on the left and dotted with amusement spots through the entire stretch. Driving down ECR is an experience. Really!
.You can pick and choose from Amusement Parks, Water Sports Centres, Beaches, Eco Conservation, Cultural and Religious Centres, Restaurants or Resorts to spend your day in.^ We began our day from Tidel Park picking up all CTCians on the way until NH5.

The road caters to practically every type of pastime that one could think about.
Amusement Parks, Water Sports Centres, Beaches: Prarthana Drive In Theatre: Approximately 10 Kms out of Adyar, this complex offers both a drive in theatre and a drive in restaurant VGP
.Golden Beach: The first amusement park in Chennai, just about 11 Kms away from Adyar.^ Flextronics is set to invest USD 200 million in the first phase of its operations at industrial park at Sriperumbudur near Chennai.
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^ He announced that the first phase of Chennai - Siruseri IT Corridor covering the first 20 kms is expected to be ready by June, 2008 .
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Still a landmark of Chennai, this park offers over 40 odd rides for the fun seeker. The only park with an access to the beach
Ahaa Water Park: A spot for frolicking in water, the Ahaa Water Park offers a variety of water sports and fun activities. It has a wave generator, which can generate waves of up to 3.5ft.
Kart Attack: A centre dedicated to fulfilling the speed maniac's desire for thrill in a safe and secure environment. .The first go karting centre of Chennai, this has placed Chennai on the go karting map of India, and has been instrumental in creating a few go karting champions also.^ RE/MAX India has signed its first regional franchisee at Chennai.

.Mayajaal: 100,000 sq.ft of air-conditioned space.^ Rates range between Rs 7,000-8,000 per sq ft.

^ Rates range from Rs 3,000-3,500 per sq ft.

^ Transactions in the Rs 70 lakh to Rs 3 crore for 2,000-2,500 sq ft, 3 BHK apartments are taking place.

.A multitude of activities and entertainment avenues, including movie theatres, bowling alleys, video games parlours, multicuisine food courts, and much more.^ Malls with retail stores, hyper markets, food courts, multiplexes and other entertainment enclaves will dot Chennai's IT corridor within the next two years.
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This is Mayajaal, a multidimensional entertainment centre, on par with any entertainment zone found abroad. Open from 11AM to 11PM you can easily spend the entire day here. It offers that much and more.
MGM Dizzee World: Spread over 27 acres, this theme park offers joy rides, food stalls and other games. It features one of the first roller coaster rides of Chennai, and many of the rides offered could make your hair stand on edge. On the softer side, you have the dashing car drives, and the swimming pool with its water slides. MGM Dizzee World is in Muttukadu next to MGM Beach Resort.
Little Folks & Dolphin City: Specifically aimed at providing entertainment for the children, this park has a longer history than MGM. Dolphin city was closed [97] after all of it's dolphins and sea lions had died. It is no longer operational now.
.Muttukadu Boat House: Located at 23 Kms from Adayar, this backwater area is maintained by the Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation, and offers rowing and speedboat riding.^ The vaastu-compliant project, with built up area of 6 million sq ft, will offer 2,400 apartments, in addition to plots, group housing structures, bungalows, row housing and premium residential apartments.

^ As the area develops, it could offer a 5-7 per cent annual appreciation even in the current scenario while over the next three years you could expect an appreciation of 30-35 per cent.

Eco Conservation, Cultural and Religious Centres: Marundeswarar Temple is the first temple that one comes across on the route. A Shiva temple having a rich sthala purana or location history.
Sai Baba Temple: Approximately 8.5 kms from Adyar, the temple is peaceful, clean and breezy.
Jagannathan Temple: An exact replica of the Puri Jagannath Temple. .Those who have not been to Puri can take a look at this temple.^ She gets very upset by that statement and looks around and asks other porters to see who will be willing to take her up as she really wanted to make it.

^ Those who have identified a suitable property and have the financial means to take the plunge should do so now.

^ Rajeev Rai, V-P, corporate, Assotech, says rental property is currently being preferred by those who are not looking to stay in their city of residence for a longer duration.

.Cholamandalam Artists Village: Set up by a group of artists to serve as a recluse for artists of all genres.^ The Chennai based Empee Group is setting up a five-star deluxe hotel in Chennai at an investment of Rs.
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This village offers the ambience needed for creativity to flow and is inhabited only by artists. .The village offers guesthouse facilities exclusively for artists from elsewhere so that they could also benefit from the environment provided by the place.^ We meet a couple of Villagers – they ask us for a description of Kalu Vinayak so that they could decide on whether to visit the place or not.

^ In the process they will need to provide a conducive environment.
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A must visit for those who appreciate the finer things of life.
.Tiruvidanthai Nithya Kalyana Perumal Koil: As the name denotes, a temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara found on East Coast Road.^ Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the outer courtyard of the temple has bronze idols of 63 Saivaite Saints.
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^ Property prices rise on Chennai's East Coast Road .
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^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

Crocodile Bank: The brainchild of Romulus Whittaker, the acknowledged specialist on reptiles, this centre has gained fame as an endeavour for the preservation and propagation of endangered species of crocodiles. The centre also houses a large variety of snakes.[98]
Dakshinachitra: A venture of Deborah Thiagarajan and her associates from the Madras Craft Foundation. .Dakshinachitra is an amazing place to visit, as various kinds of traditional houses have been transported to Chennai from interior parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and rebuilt here piece by piece.^ Be it meeting the Forest Officials both at Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh and explaining to them of what has been happening at TADA and the need to restore it back to its pristine self, was in fact welcomed with praise and pomp.

^ South zone comprises Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

^ Tamil Nadu govt to build satellite town on 30,000 acres near Chennai .
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Mahabalipuram: The internationally recognized heritage monument of our country, personifying the art and culture of the Pallava kings. One of the most famous temples here is the Shore Temple and is next to the beach. .If coming from Chennai ensure you reach this temple between 6AM to 6PM, as it is shut down after 6PM. Also, keep in mind that it takes roughly an hour to reach Mahabalipuram from Chennai.^ Keeping this in mind, EWDPL is creating Retailocracy and a level playing field between what is considered traditional retail and modern retail.

Hotels and Restaurants in ECR: The ECR road abounds with restaurants and eating spots, which offer a wide range of cuisines and tasteful ambience. .And you can plan your dinner or lunch in one of these hotels.^ The Taj GVK group is progressing plans to develop three new five star hotels one each in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
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A few of the food outlets are listed below: -Basera -Blue Lagoon -Thanjavur Restaurant -Food Village -Coastal Kitchen -Hot Kitchen
.Beach Resorts: Another convenience that is found in plenty on the East Coast Road is the presence of several comfortable, pleasing, beach resorts, which enable you to take a break, and enjoy a seaside environment.^ Property prices rise on Chennai's East Coast Road .
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^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

^ The 22-km stretch of old Mahabalipuram road which runs parallel to the East Coast Road (IT Corridor) is now buzzing with real estate development.
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Take your pick from those mentioned below: -Buena Vista -Blue Lagoon -Green Country Resort -Fisherman's Cove -Casuarina Bay
Drive your way to fun and thrill. .But be prepared to pay a small toll fee on the East Coast Road.^ Property prices rise on Chennai's East Coast Road .
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^ The identified region spans from the outskirts of Chennai to its North and extends upto Kancheepuram and Chengalpet to its South and will be bordered by the East coast road to its East.

^ The 22-km stretch of old Mahabalipuram road which runs parallel to the East Coast Road (IT Corridor) is now buzzing with real estate development.
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Krishna's Butter Ball
Krishna's Butter Ball
  • Pondicherry — Go on a spiritual trip or volunteer at Auroville - an experimental township with no religion or politics. The drive down the East Coast Road (ECR) is delightful, with lovely beaches all along the way, and on the way you can stop over at...
  • Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) There are several things to see on the way and in Mamallapuram 60 km south of Chennai.
  • Hill stations of Tamil Nadu, including Ooty and Kodaikanal
  • Kanyakumari — Site of the famous Vivekananda memorial.

Temples

South India is famous for its temples. Even if you aren't on a pilgrimage, these are worth a visit if you are interested in grand buildings and architecture. There are 33, 000 temples in and around Chennai. Some of them are
  • Chidambaram — Approximately 250 Kms from Chennai. The famous Lord Nataraja temple which has the golden roof for the moolavar which was offered by "Parantaka Chola I".
  • Tiruvallur — Approximately 45 Kms from Chennai. It is famous for its Vaidhya Veera raghava Swami Temple and Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami Ashram which has a 40 ft tall Murti of Hanuman.
  • Tirupati — Approximately 150 Kms from Chennai, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Madurai— Home to the famous Meenakshi temple.
  • Tirunelveli— Home to the TamilNadu's largest Shiva temple , "Nellaiappar Temple".
  • Swamithoppe— Ayya Vaikundar Pathi, religious head quarters of Ayyavazhi.
  • Kanchipuram — Kamakshi temple, seat of one of the Shankaracharyas - the closest Hinduism comes to a spiritual head.
  • Thanjavur — Brihadeswara temple (Big Temple).
  • Tiruvannamalai — Arunachala Temple famous for full moon day girivalam and Deepam
  • Tiruchirapalli — It's situated 350 kms south of chennai.By NH45 Trichy can be reached in 5-6 hrs and it has lot of attractions including the Srirangam temple (Sri Renganathar),Ucchi Pillayar (Rock Fort temple) and the river Cauvery.
This is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow!

Wiktionary

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Contents

English

Etymology

.From the name of Chennappa Naicker, the Rajah of Chandragiri, a Telugu-speaker from Andhra Pradesh.^ Moreover, newer projects like the Telugu Ganga canal project that brings water from water-surplus rivers like the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh have eased water supply shortages.
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Proper noun

Singular
Chennai
Plural
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Chennai
  1. State capital of Tamil Nadu (India), formerly known as Madras.

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Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has a population of about 7 million people. Almost 10% of all of the people in the state live in Chennai. The city is the fourth largest city of India. It was founded in 1661 by the British East India Company. The city is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Chennai is the automobile capital of India. It is also referred as the Detroit of South Asia. The 12 km (7 mi) long Marina Beach in Chennai, is one of the longest beaches in the world. The city is separated into three parts by two rivers. The Cooum River divides the city into almost half and the Adyar River divides the southern half of the city into two parts. The historic Buckingham canal runs through the city. It is almost parallel to the coast. The 350 year old city still has much of its old charm. Today, it is a big commercial and industrial centre. The city has much cultural heritage. The temples, shrines, forts and palaces of the city combine it's past with the present.

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History

Chennai and its nearby area has been an important administrative, military and economic centre back to the 1st century. Many South India kingdoms like the Pallava, the Chola, the Pandya and Vijayanagara Empires have ruled over the area. The British controlled the town in 1749. Under British control, the city grew into a major urban centre and naval base. The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George. It slowly grew in the nearby towns and villages. Chennai became the capital of Madras state the India became independent in 1947. The state was later renamed as Tamil Nadu is 1968.

Attractions

  • Marina Beach - The world’s second largest beach. It is 12 km (7 mi) long.
  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple - Built by the Pallavas in the 8th century. The temple was dedicated to Lord Krishna. It has many images of Lord Vishnu.
  • Santhome Cathedral - The 500 year old cathedral was built by the Portuguese in honor of Saint Thomas.
  • Saint Thomas Mount -Built by the Portuguese, the church offers the very good views of the city.
  • Corporation Complex - The Ripon Building is located in the Corporation Complex. It is the home of the oldest municipal government in India. It was built in 1913. The complex has a building with the design based on the Taj Mahal. The domed white building has parks and gardens, Nehru Stadium, Victoria Public Hall, a public meeting place out of the gas light era and Moore market.
  • Government Museum - The museum was created in the 1857. It is one of the country’s best museums. It has the collection of relics of 2nd century from the Buddhist site of Amaravati. The museum shows prehistoric antiques of South India and carvings of the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths. There is also a collection of wood carvings from processional temple chariots. The museum also has a collection of South Indian musical instruments and jewellery, ancient icons and modern bronzes, including the famous bronze Natraja and the beautiful set of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman.
  • George Town-George Town is the commercial heart of the city. The streets are full with traders, buyers and their employees. Rajaji Salai (North Beach Road) separates George Town from the harbour. Along one side of it, there is much imperial architecture. George Town is bounded in the north by Old Jail Road and Clive Battery.
  • Valluvar Kottam - Located at Nungambakkam, the memorial was built for Tamil poet-saint, Thiruvalluvar. The memorial has also an auditorium. It can seat up to 4000 people.

Accessibility

Chennai is connected by airways, railways and roads with all the major towns of the country.

Roads

Chennai is linked with roads from rest of the country. The distance of major cities and towns from Chennai are:

  • Mumbai - 1,329 km (826 mi)
  • Bangalore - 334 km (208 mi)
  • Hyderabad - 669 km (416 mi)
  • Kanyakumari - 693 km (431 mi)
  • Madurai - 461 km (286 mi)
  • Mahabalipuram - 60 km (37 mi)
  • Pondicherry - 162 km (101 mi)
  • Rameshwaram - 619 km (385 mi)
  • Kanchipuram - 71 km (44 mi)
  • Tirupati - 143 km (89 mi)
  • Ooty - 535 km (332 mi)
  • Kodaikanal - 498 km (309 mi)
  • Thiruvananthapuram 709 km (441 mi)
  • Thanjavur 334 km (208 mi)

Railways

Chennai railway station is connected with all the major railway stations of the country. These include Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Varanasi.

Airport

The airport in Chennai is directly linked to airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Goa, Bhubaneswar, Cochin, Hyderabad, Port Blair and Pune.

The international terminal is connected with other overseas airports inculding London, Tokyo, Brussels, Singapore, Dubai, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur and New York.

It is one of the busiest airports in Asia.

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