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Things to Do in Chennai

  • Cholamandal Artists Village

    Located on the East Coast Road, approximately eight kilometres from the south of Chennai, Cholamandal Artists' Village represents an important arts centre in the entire state of Tamil Nadu. Spread over eight hectares of land, it lies close to the Bay of Bengal and has become a great tourist destination.

    Established in 1966, it is the largest conglomeration of artists from South India. It is home to 20 resident painters and sculptors who work together to gain self-sufficiency and create beautiful paintings, sketches, terra-cotta, stone or metal sculptures, batiks and handicrafts for their living. These art works are then displayed in an exhibition at this complex. Apart from the exhibitions, the centre has a museum, an art gallery and an amphitheater for staging plays.

  • Pasha Nightclub

    If you are one of those who enjoy to party all night, then Pasha is the place for you. Part of the most affluent hotels in Chennai, The Park, Pasha is styled in authentic Persian style with recliner divans and cushions backed by high-voltage music.

    What makes Pasha one of the most-happening clubs in Chennai is the fact that is open till 4 am in the morning.

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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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