"Madras-Cultural capital of India." Top 5 Page for this destination Chennai (Madras) by radz

Chennai (Madras) Travel Guide: 461 reviews and 937 photos

Madras(now its is called "Chennai") is the capital of Tamil Nadu state.Its gateway to South of India.Its coastal city ,famous for Carnatic music and Barata Natyam classical dance.
From Madras no place is very too far,other places in the state is well connected by road,rail&air.
Near Madras are two heritage places ,the Pallava Dynasty old capital Kanchipuram and Pallava Port town Mamallapuram.

Best time to visit Madras is November to Feb.

T his is lighthouse,48m above sea level,it is in southern end of Merina beach.Few years back one can climb up here ,from top floor can have a good view of Chennai&Merina beach.
Now can see from outside ,visiters not allowed to go inside.

This is boating spot, near Madras.The backwaters of Muttukadu is place for boating,water sport,windsurfing.
Its 24 km from City..

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gateway of South India,Marina,Temples,Music ,&dance ..!!
  • Cons:Hot humid climate ;)..
  • In a nutshell:Must see city,bcas its my home town !!hahahahhaha
  • Last visit to Chennai (Madras): Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    india is like magic

  • Pinoy_Traveller's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 5:44 AM

    Hi Radz, i was referring to Sri Parathasarathy Temple.... ty

  • Niagara-Latino's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 4:00 AM

    Very interesting city(Chennai).Our Business have a lot of tourists from India(they love Niagara Falls).They come in groups and rent our whole house.Thanks for your travel tips.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2006 at 5:28 AM

    Charming city--beautiful buildings, lovely beach. Since I love to read I would like Higginbotham's!

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2006 at 9:23 PM

    Aha! Madras is now Chennai. wonderful stuff again Radz. wish i could remember the name of the village way up north where the colorful dancers were. thanks again.

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 2:05 PM

    Madras is a must I see ... ;))) Thanks for let us come closer Radz... greetzzz RoyJava

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2005 at 1:32 PM

    decades back, we were only stuck in transit at the airport, a pity, as i was looking forward to sightseeing and shopping for Madras Cottons ;-)))

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 11:17 AM

    A fascinating page; I enjoyed the virtual tour.

  • ARoman's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2005 at 11:05 AM

    Interesting information and nice pics, thanx!

  • laughingsun69's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 1:56 AM

    Nice pages and tips Madras looks very interesting its a kool hometown :)

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