Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to the Tamil film industry and also known as a major film production centre.

Chennai is one of the smart city under the Smart Cities Mission in India.

The city is famous for beautiful temples and has more than 600 hindu temples.


The city draws thousands of visitors every year as there are lots of places to visit. Some of the best places to visit in Chennai are:

and many more..


When it comes to Chennai's cuisine, one might believe that the food is limited to just idli-sambar but there is more to that. Below are some food and dishes which is very popular in Chennai:


Chennai is not just a land of beautiful beaches and Temples but it also offers some of the best adventures which include Rock Climbing, Mountain Camping, Surfing, Paragliding, Paramotoring, Scuba Diving, Parasailing etc.


Some of the best hotels in Chennai are - Crowne Plaza, The Park, The Accord Metropolitan, The Leela Palace, Novotel, GreenPark, Holiday Inn, Hilton, ITC Grand Chola, Trident etc.


Chennai is a heaven for travellers. When it comes to weekend getaways from Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, there are many places to explore. Some of them are Coorg, Yercaud, Wayanad, Munnar, Pondicherry, Chidambaram etc.


Any city is incomplete without witnessing its shopping culture. The city does not only offer a good variety of products but also has a couple of bazaars and malls. Some of them are:


One of the ways to known the culture of the city is by visiting the major restaurants. To make the experience more amazing, visiting the beach restaurants in Chennai will be worth your time. Some of them are:


Various colorful festivals are celebrated in chennai throughout the year. Chennai is one such city in India which has been able to preserve its tradition till date. Some of the festivals are:


Being the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai attracts a lot of visitors coming in from different parts of the country. Chennai has quite a lot of places where you can party and enjoy drinks. Some of them are:


Apart from the beautiful beaches, magnificent temples and other architectural wonders, there are a number of museums in Chennai that you can explore. Some of them are:


The Metro in Chennai is a rapid transit system which is the third longest metro system in India after Delhi Metro and Hyderabad metro. The Metro in Chennai started its service in 2015 after partially opening the first phase.

The city's metro has a mix of underground and elevated stations and the services operate daily between 4:30 and 23:00.



Tamil is the most spoken language in Chennai. But, languages like Telugu, Malayalam and Urdu are spoken as well.