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Chennai Travel Packages

Things to Do in Chennai

  • Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centres

    Established in 1983 by the Tamil Nadu Government, this institute provides educational tours and activities displaying the importance of science and technology in today’s world. Spread over twenty acres, this centre highlights the norms of scientific technology amongst people and students.

    The centre has many options from a planetarium to a science centre, from a science gallery to a 3D science movie. There is a lot that can be done here. Amongst all, two of its most popular centres are Periyar Science and Technology Centre and Birla Planetarium.

  • Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram

    Approximately 9 kilometres away from the main city, this temple is located in RA Puram and was built by Shri Sathya Sai Baba. It is also one amongst the three main temples that were founded by Shri Sathya Sai Baba.

    The beautiful lotus-shaped prayer hall is spread across an area of 30,700 square feet. An image of Shri Sathya Sai Baba along with the throne and the famous golden sandals of Sai Baba are placed on the stage. Apart from that, idols of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha can also be found inside the temple.

    Though visitors can come any time during the week but the temple is at its best on Thursdays and Sundays when a special prayer meeting is conducted. You can check from the temple authority about the timings of the prayer ceremony. What's more, Sai Baba’s birthday is celebrated on 23rd November every year. The temple is very beautifully decorated and there is a festive cheer in the air during this time.

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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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