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Things to Do in Chennai

  • Periyar Science Technology Centre

    Situated at Kotturpuram in Chennai and part of the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centres, Periyar Science Technology Centre is one of the leading science centres of South India. More than eight galleries are dedicated to fileds like physical science, electrical, communication, energy, living science, invention, transportation and materials science.

    There’s a lot for children at this centre as they can enjoy practical learning of scientific principles like motion, light, sound, pressure, energy, electricity, magnetism, environment and other basic concepts of physics. Apart from galleries, there are many interesting parks for children such as Science Park, Echo Park and Traffic Park.

  • M Rm Rm Cultural Foundation

    A non-profit organization, it aims towards the development of rural areas and preserves the dying rural arts and crafts in the form of contemporary textiles and architecture. By doing this, the organisation is able to revive the traditional crafts of the rural women via adopting direct marketing procedures.

    This initiative supports women who can thus live comfortably and regain their economic independence in the country thereby attaining self-sufficiency status. You can also come for a guided craft tour to the store or simply shop for cotton and silk sarees, woven baskets, bags, wallets, purses and boxes in vibrant colours and unique patterns. Do not miss buying the Chettinad Kottan, a traditional palm leaf basket and Chettinad lime-egg plaster.  

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How to Reach Chennai

By Air

Touted to be the third busiest airports in India, Chennai International airport is just 7 kilometres away from the city. It has two terminals. Most of the international and domestic airline carriers have direct flights to the terminal called Anna International Airport in Chennai making the airport well-connected to most major airports in the world. Domestic airlines operate on a daily basis at the Kamaraj Domestic terminal (located near the international terminal, just 150 meters away from each other.)

There are pre-paid taxi booths outside the airport from where you can hire a taxi and reach your destination. Charges may vary as per the cab vendor. However if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, auto-rickshaws can take you to the city at a relatively low fare.


By Bus

Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal (CMBT) is one of Asia's largest bus stations. Around seven state owned companies run buses to and from various destinations within South India. they connect cities like Tirupati, Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli and others. You can choose from deluxe, semi-deluxe, hi-tech, rajahamsa executive and sleeper buses while taking a route to any of the neighbouring cities. Also, there are various buses that connect major cities Bangalore and Calicut to Chennai.


By Train

Home to the headquarters of the Southern Railway, Chennai has three major railway stations namely Chennai Central (code MAS), Chennai Egmore which is just 2 kilometres from the city (code MS) and Tambaram which serves the suburban areas of Chennai. Many super-fast and express trains run on a daily basis and are well-connected to cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata and other Indian cities. Some of the popular trains are Chennai Mail, Guwahati Express, GT Express, Chennai Central and Andaman Express. Outside the station, you would find many prepaid taxis, cabs and auto-rickshaws that are available for hire.

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Best Time to Visit Chennai

Touted to be the third busiest airports in India, Chennai International airport is just 7 kilometres away from the city. It has two terminals. Most of the international and domestic airline carriers have direct flights to the terminal called Anna International Airport in Chennai making the airport well-connected to most major airports in the world. Domestic airlines operate on a daily basis at the Kamaraj Domestic terminal (located near the international terminal, just 150 meters away from each other.)

There are pre-paid taxi booths outside the airport from where you can hire a taxi and reach your destination. Charges may vary as per the cab vendor. However if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, auto-rickshaws can take you to the city at a relatively low fare.

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