Travel guide to Chennai (Madras)

Facts

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Local name
Chennai (Madras)
Inhabitants
5.900.000
Timezone
When the time is 12:00 in England (summer time) it is 16:30 in Chennai. When the time is 12:00 in England (winter time) it is 17.30 in Chennai.

Best time to visit

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The best time to visit Chennai is from January to September.

Literature

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Chennai - Everything You Never Wanted to Know About This Glorious City

Culture and entertainment

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From the middle of December to the middle of January the Carnatic Music & Dance Festival is held. In December or January there is also the Kalakshetra Arts festival that deals with cultural artifacts.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Chennai has good accommodation possibilities. There are inexpensive hostels, middle range hotels and guesthouses, and expensive luxury hotels. Book your hotel in Chennai (Madras) here

Local transport

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Taxi

The city has many taxis, they rarely use their meters, and so you should negotiate a price before hand. E less expensive solution is to take an auto-rickshaw.

Other transport

Chennai has a well-developed buss system that covers nearly the whole city, there are also trains that go to many areas of the city.
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