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Printable maps of Chennai

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Map of metro in Chennai
Chennai metro map

Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Chennai

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Chennai with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Chennai area

This Chennai map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Chennai and surroundings

Overview of festivals and celebrations in India

In October, India celebrates the holiday of devotion and loyalty, Karva Chauth. Married Indian women dress up in beautiful clothes, fast and pray for the health of their spouses. Men can also join women in the fast, however, it is optional. Fasting means that a couple is ready to sacrifice something in the name of love. Spouses spend this day together and give each other presents. Husbands often present wives expensive jewelry. November 7th in India marks the Diwali Lights Festival. It symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. On the night of the holiday, also called the festival of lights, Indians light up icing lamp, torches and let off festive fireworks in the sky. According to legends, such illuminations are dedicated to the coronation of Prince Rama. According to another version, the festival of lights is held in acknowledgment of his (Prince Rama’s) wise reign and overcoming the hard period in the country. On this holiday, Indians clean up their houses, fumigate them with incense and light up lamps and candles. The holiday lasts for five days. Hindus congratulate each other, wish one another the very best, dance and have fun. … Open

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Our guide to Chennai

Travel guide to Chennai

In the vicinity of Chennai, there is another sacred place, the Chidambaram Temple Town. It is a big complex of churches, the oldest of which were built in the 6th century. This complex is devoted to the god Shiva too. As many years ago, the temple complex is used to perform important Buddhist rites and holidays. It is more interesting to visit the temple in June or December. At this time, the most interesting … Open

Advices for travellers

5. Seasoned travelers recommend exploring local attractions by your own, without going to numerous tourist bureau. In this case, sums spent on excursions will be several times lower than while using services of professional guides. 6. Those resting in a large company are advised to use private drivers. Taxis could be hired for a day; the driver will gladly take clients not only to any city attraction, but also to … Open

Traditions and mentality of Chennai

Those used to have cameras with them have to be cautious and take photos of locals only with their prior consent. These rules are not only due to ethical principles, as it is forbidden to take pictures of some locals for religious reasons. You have to take off your shoes at the entrance to temples, some public institutions and houses. In general, it isn’t difficult to understand the culture of the indigenous … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

There are more than five hundred restaurants in Chennai and each of them is ready to surprise visitors with interesting culinary masterpieces. Among the best Indian restaurants Beyond Indus, which has won the recognition of loyal customers for the high quality of food and impeccable level of service, is worth mentioning. The restaurant serves its visitors until late in the evening and prepares an interesting … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Travelers who wish to bring a lot of interesting souvenirs should definitely visit the Storytrails district, as a colorful market is its main attraction. Here you can spend hours strolling through the winding streets, examining colorful stalls and enjoying the typical atmosphere of Indian markets. At Storytrails market, you can buy not only interesting souvenirs, but also a variety of national food and spices, fresh … Open

Cultural excursion through Chennai - things to see

Not far from the fort there is St. Mary's Church that is the oldest church in India. It was built in the second half of the 17th century; over the years many ceremonies have been held there with the participation of high-rank officials. Those who are fond of excursions are recommended to visit the Government Museum, which is considered one of the most important and interesting in India. Its collection is simply … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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