Chennai (before now called Madras), the ‘Cultural Capital of India’, is the fourth largest big city in the country with a population of over 8 millions. places to go at a distance of 337 km from Bangalore, 629 km from Hyderabad, 453 km from Vijayawada, 170 km from Pondicherry & 772 km from Trivandrum, Chennai is one the largest cities in India and capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also one of the famous Tourist places in Tamilnadu.
The present town was founded in 1639, by Sir Francis Day, who arrived with East India Company. The British East India Company established a fort and a trading post at the small fishing village of Chennai. Today, it has come out as a major industrial and educational center. Chennai with theBay of Bengal on its side had been major British trading post for years.
The area around Chennai has served as an important (related to managing and running a company or organization), military, and money-based center since the 1st century AD. It has been ruled by different South Indian dynasties, especially/famously the Pallava, the Chola, the Pandya, and Vijayanagara. The area where the present city exists was awarded to British byDamerla Chennapa Nayaka who a general under Vijayanagara ruled from Chandragiri, near Tirupathi. The name Chennai believed to became/coming from Chennakesava Perumal Temple present in the city.
places to go in the city is famous for its beaches, Museums, Parks and (more than two, but not a lot of) historical places around the city. The major tourist places in Chennai include Boat dock Beach, GovtMuseum, Parthasarathy Temple, Kapaleeswaraar Temple, San Thome Church, etc. There are(more than two, but not a lot of) other attractions near Chennai like Elliot Beach, VGP GoldenBeach, Mahabalipuram, Pulicat Lake, Muttukadu, etc. Kanchipuram, the famous historical & holy trip town is located close to Chennai.
Chennai has great connectivity from major cities in India and the world. Chennai has two major railway stations – Chennai Central & Chennai Egmore. Chennai Central is a major (connecting point/joining point) which is connected with major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Vijayawada, Kochi, etc. Chennai Egmore is mostly provided connectivity with major towns within Tamilnadu. Chennai Mofussil Bus Last point/end (CMBT) is one of the largest bus last point/ends in India with inter-state and inter-city connectivity.
The city is base to around 30% of India’s car industry and 35% of its auto parts/pieces industry. Chennai is highly humid area and winter is the best season to visit.
It usually takes two full days to visit major places to go attractions in Chennai.