Nestled on the southern shores of India, Chennai is one of the eminent tourist destinations in the country. The city is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is also the gateway to the former era of the Vijayanagar Empire. Picking one of the holiday packages in Chennai will immerse you in the historical essence of South India comprising of ancient temples, rock-cut caves and forts. The city offers an opportunity to spend fun-filled moments in one of the world’s best architecture and therefore always manages to gather the attention of its visitors from all over the world.
Centre of Attraction
Chennai is one of the eminent Information Technology hubs of India and acts as a major commercial sea port. Despite modernization, Chennai continues to showcase its essence and deep-rooted culture and traditions of South India. The tour packages for Chennai offer plenty of options to explore, from statue-covered Dravidian temples and fascinating museums to British-era fortsand churches and pristine beaches, beside much more. The city also serves as the India’s second-largest movie industry, ‘Kollywood’.
The city of Chennai holds some of the flawless beaches of Southern India. Chennai tour packages encompass a leisurely walk along the Marina Beach and the Elliot’s Beach. Likewise, the city is also home to many temples and churches, among which Sri Parthasarathy temple, Kapaleswar temple, Fort St. George Church, Santhome Church and St. Mary’s Church, are a few noteworthy attractions. Other than this, a holiday in Chennai also includes the divine trip to the popular Tirupati Temple, which is one of the richest pilgrimage centers of the country.
Encircling the city of Chennai, the tour packages also drive you to the Government Museum and the National Art Gallery, which are another popular tourist attractions of the city. Additionally, the Theosophical Society, Kalakshetra and a walking tour of Mylapore are a few other places that could be of your interest in Chennai.
Apart from the treasured heritage, the metropolitan city also acts as a shoppers’ paradise with the traditional hue of Kanchipuram, popularly known for its Kanjivaram Sarees. Chennai is also the cultural capital of the state and acts as the soul of Indian classical music and dance. In addition, the traditional Carnatic music is another crowd-pleaser in the city, making Chennai a perfect fusion of tradition and modernity.
Treating Your Taste Buds
South Indian cuisines are extremely popular and one can get numerous eating options of the same, which in their own way give a boost to the industry of tours and travels in Chennai. Idli, dosa, wada and uttapam are the staple breakfast items, whereas rice is the primary food that is eaten with either sambhar or curd. Both vegetarian as well as non vegetarian cuisines have generous use of tamarind and coconut. Along with this, Tairchadam and puliogare are other popular Tamil dishes. Besides, filter coffee is a famous beverage in the city.
Sarvana Bhavan, that serves delicious Tamil food, is a popular eatery in the city. Apart from restaurants and street stalls, Chennai also encompasses a lot of cafes, bakeries and international fast food joints that offer multi-cuisine options.
Budget Friendly Accommodation
No tour can be satisfactory until and unless it has been well-organized. Hence, it is necessary to choose the perfect hotel for yourself, keeping in the mind the budget that suits you. Chennai has several hotels that offer excellent, clean and comfortable accommodation. You could even take some help from online reviews if you wish to find the one that would cater to all your requirements well.