Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a city that comes with a history going back 369 years. Considered to be the 6th largest city in India and the capital of the State of Tamil Nadu, it offers a vibrant local culture along with an impressive art scene. In addition to having a fabulously established IT sector, it is also among the most preferred medical tourism destinations in the country.
Enjoying the “Longest” Beachfront
Chennai is known to have one of the longest beachfronts of any city in the world. With a tropical climate the winter months are the most tolerable for those looking to maximize their time in the city. Chennai also serves as an excellent base when exploring nearby historic and charming towns such as Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry.
The city has a thriving restaurant culture is also home to some great bars and discotheques. Georgetown in the north part of the city is considered to be one of the oldest neighborhoods and is closest to the port. With significant commercial activity, you will find fewer tourists here. However, if you truly want to get into the heart of the city, this is the area you want to be.