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Where to Stay

Taj Coromandel 28272827/28273103

Connemara 28520123

Le Royal Meridian (Delux) 22314343

Radisson GRT 22310101/22331032

The Trident 22344747/22344741

Welcome Group Chola Sheraton 28110101

Welcome Group Park Sherton 24994101

Ambassador Pallava 28554476

Grand Orient 28524111

GRT Grand Days 28150500

President 28473683/28472211

Aruna (Delux) Inn Chennai 28259090

Savera 28114700/28110883

Ashoka 28553377

KodaiInternational 5350263/25357946

Hotel Pritha Garden 26383012

Harisons 28275271/28263339

Heritage 28264422

Hotel Nest Inn  28192919

Hotel Sudha 28268466/28260633

Imperial 28264433/28264422

Kanchi 28271100/28279000

Liberty Park 24811673/24838650

Mount Heera 22335656

Maurya International 24840049

MGM Grand 24980320/24980311

Maharaha Joy (Mogappair) 26258966

Mekala Inn 26430900

Malika 28534102

Sriram Nallamani 28533866

Nayagara 24841209

Nilgris Nest 28115111

Nrimala Dakshin 28520545

Picnic Plaza 24940472

Pandian 28191559

Palmgrove 28271881

Pratap Plaza 28170670

Parthan 28158791

Peninsula 28150003

Paradise 28594252/28594055

PicnicHotel(P)Ltd. 28389715/23/34/25

Prabhu International 26286524

Ranjith 28270521

Ram Prasad 28193178

Residency 28253434/2857373

Guest Houses

Andaman Nicobar House 26549295

Anna University Guest House 22301427

Chennai Port Trust Guest House25362201

State Guest House, Chepauk 25366920

State Guest House, Chindadripet 28454499

TNHB Guest House 24354032

West Bengal Youth Hostel 28530457

World University Service Centre 28362251



This metropolis is often called the cultural capital of India for its deep-rooted traditions and long heritage. Chennai is a city younger than its image. More than any other city in India, it is a true reflection of this country's diversity. In a time span of just over 350 years, Chennai has blossomed into a charming city that has a large heart and is very welcoming. It is city that encourages all forms of development, both modern technology and the traditional arts and crafts, and it embraces a series of paradoxes. It was in 1639 that Francis Day and Andrew Cogan, agents for the English East India Company, acquired a strip of land on lease from the Vijayanagar King. They built the Fort St.George, which remains of the city's important landmarks and serves as the Government Secretariat today. It was built to set up a factory that served as a nucleus for British settlements that began to be formed. Surrounding villages like Triplicane, Purasawalkam, Egmore and Chetput slowly merged with the new developments, to form Chennapatnam, as it was known. The city was called Madras till 1996 and then renamed Chennai. Today this buoyant metropolis is a blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern.

Spread over 200 square kilometres with the Bay of Bengal on the east, the city is the gateway to the rest of South India. There are verdant green patches found amidst the high-tech, high-rise buildings.

With a population of around six million, it is India's fourth largest city. From before days of Independence to present , the people of Chennai have played an important role in shaping the country's political destiny.

Chennai's Pride Chennai's newest pride is the Tidel Park, the home for the Information Technology Industry. It is spread over 1.28 million sq.ft. of built up area. The Tidel Park is an architectural marvel and houses several large national and international software companies in its premises. The City of Grace And Peace

Places to See
Fort St. George  Fort st.George occupies pride of place and prominence in Chennai. This bastion derived its name form St. George, the patron saint of England. The State Legislature and the Secretariat are located inside this fort . The St. Mary's Church , the oldest Anglican Church in India built in 1680 is situated here. The tombstones in its courtyard are some of the oldest British tombstones in India. The weddings of Robert Clive and Governor Elihu Yale, who later founded the famous Yale University in the U.S.A were solemnised in this ancient prayerhouse.

Around Chennai

Chengalpattu  The TTDC provides boating facilities to the tourists in the beautiful lake at Chengalpattu  


Fairs & Festivals

All India Tourist & Industrial Fair is held during Jan-March. World Tourism Day (27th September)

India Leather Fair is held between Dec-Jan, every year.

Various Special Fairs at frequent intervals depending on the season and the festival.

Arubathumoovar Festival ,Kapaleeswarar Temple (Mar-Apr)

Vaikuntha Ekadesi Festival ,Parthasarthy Temple (Dec-Jan)

Kandhashasti Festival ,Kanadaswamy Temple (Oct-Nov)

Annai Velankani Festival ,Velankanni Church (Aug-Sep)

Important TelephoneNumbers

Government of Tamil Nadu Tourist Office 25368358

Tourist Information Centre, Central Railway Station 25353351

Tourist Information Centre, Egmore Railway Station 28192165

Tourist Information Centre, Domestic Terminal, Airport 22560569

Tourist Information Centre, International Terminal, Airport 22560437

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, Head Office 25383333

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, Sales counter,Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25389857

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, Sales counter, LLA Building , Anna Salai, Chennai.2 28411177

Govt. of India Tourist Office, 154, Anna Salai, Chennai.2 28460285

Foreigners Regional Registration Office 28275424

Shastri Bhavan Annexe 28288210

Uttranchal Tourism Office, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25363524

Himachal Pradesh Tourism, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25385689

Kerala Govt. Tourism Bureau, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex , Chennai. 25382639

Kerala Tourism Devt. Corpn. Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25369789

Rajasthan Tourism, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25365554

Uttarpradesh Tourism, C-in C Road , Chennai 28283276

West Bengal Govt. Tourism, Wallajah Road , Chennai.2 28532346

West Bengal Youth Hostel, Wallajah Road , Chennai.2 28530293

Orissa Tourism, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25360891

Tourism Corpn.of Gujarat Ltd. Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex , Chennai.25366613

Andaman Nicobar Islands Tourism, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex 25360952

India Tourism Devt.Corpn.CinC Road , Chennai 28278884/28255800

Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Office, North Usman Road , Ch.17 28235958

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Centre, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex,Chennai25381213

Delhi Tourism, Tamil Nadu Tourism Complex, Chennai.2 25364444

Pondicherry Guest House 24838170/24831332

Thirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam 24343535

Archaeological Survey of India 24343535
Travel Agents

Sarathy Travels 4211221, 9444443223 / American Express 28491844

Ashok Travels 28553203 / Bharath Travels 25340996

Gay Travels 28279046 / Govan Travels 28294416

Mercury Travels 28522993 / Madura Travel Services (P) Ltd. 28193858

Orient Express 28269616 / Sita World Travels 28278861/62

Thomas Cook 28554600 / Trade Wings (P) Ltd. 28524921

Travel Corporation India (P) Ltd. 28362585/28362566

Union territories

Metropolitan cities of India

Metropolitan cities of India

Where to Stay

Attantic 28553914

Abu Palace 26412222

Ambika Empire 23721818

Arunachala 28213312

Amrdeep International 24942710

Aditya 24832710

AmpaCrystal Inn 23741999/23743369

Breeze 26413334

Buinavista 24490301

Blue Star International 25350001

Broadlands 28545573

Comfort 28587661

Chinnas 28214839

Cresent Inn 25331619

Diplomat 28193302

Shan Royal 26221212

Dee cee Manor 28158833/28158899

Gokulam Park 24891273

Guru 28554065

Ganpat 28272165

Ganga Internnational 28141340

Goutham Manor 28231885

Green Palace 25267177

Himalaya 28547522

Henkala 22261593

Hari Paun 28583082 

Hotel Mars 22640116/22641211

Royal Darbar 28526844

Radha Park Inn 24757788/24756644

Shrilekha Pvt Ltd. 28530522

Shelter 24952762

Swagath 28132791

Suria 24340969

Sornam International 25353060(10 lines)

Tourist Home 28194679

Ramada 24987777

Premier 25383311/25368922

Ashoka Residency 24766647

Aruna International 28214411

Beverly Hotel 26612772

Central Lodge 25355042

Everest 25380772

Regent 28253347

Raj Palace 25328888

HotelLakeView 24746779/3716039/3716040

Picnic Park (P) Ltd. 25389022

Sai Ram Nallamani 28588405

Benz Park 28159999

The Park 52144000

GLM Meridian 52070555

Dream Park 24313994

Vijay Park 24758080

Tulsi Park 28343006

Hotel Grand Palace 22510545

ComfortInn Marina Towers 28585454


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