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Your Complete Chennai City Guide

Posted: 14th August 2015 08:47

The muddled, narrow streets of Chennai may not have the appeal of some of India’s other cities, but the capital of the south is well worth a visit.  The thriving motorcar industry has made it the biggest industrial centre of the country, but for travellers the biggest attractions will be the temples, museums and the country’s longest beach, bordered on one side by the Indian Ocean and on the other by countless markets, fortune tellers and statues.

Chennai’s culture is epitomised by the ancient Kapaleeswarar Temple, a 300 year old temple to Shiva, the world renowned Kalakshetra traditional dance academy where classical Indian dancers practice their art, and the surprisingly beautiful Government Museum; the best of Chennai’s many museums.

Where to Stay

Chennai’s budget accommodation is notoriously poor, so shelling out just a little more to stay at Springhaven City Centreis a good option.  The bed and breakfast is a cosy and comfortable enclave of peace, away from the endless pace of the city.  It is also rare for low-mid end accommodation in offering air conditioning to keep you cool during the Indian summer heat.

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