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Chennai Travel Packages
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Things to Do in Chennai

  • Guindy National Park

    Located close to Raj Bhavan, Guindy National Park is an extension to the grounds of the official residence of the governors of Tamil Nadu. Spanning across an area of 270 hectares, this thorn forest is touted to be the smallest national park in India. Despite the size, the park is home to 400 blackbucks, 2,000 spotted deers, 24 jackals and other animal species like chital, pangolin, elephant, jungle cat, toddy cat and Indian civet.

    Not just animals, you can also spot rare bird species including black winged kite, honey buzzard and pariah kite here. This park provides a lot of opportunities for children to learn about various animals and birds. Whether you are an adult or a child, the park will be an interesting getaway for you and is ideal for a day outing with family.

  • 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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