Chennai Cricket Holidays & Tours
Sizzling, steamy Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is one of India’s most popular holiday destinations. In 2015 the BBC awarded Chennai ‘hottest city’ status and National Geographic hailed it ‘the second best food city in the world’. So what’s the recipe for Chennai success? It’s a tasty mix of culture,
Chennai is the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu, in the southern part of India. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India as it is immersed in tradition. This ‘gateway to the south’, is one among the four metropolitan siblings of India, having a rich cultural history which it perfectly balances with its metropolis lifestyle. Chennai has been recently nicknamed “The Detroit of India”, with more than one-third of India’s automobile industry being based in the city. Chennai is one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission.
Chennai is known as the ‘Gateway to South India’ but the city itself is home to an array of attractions. A must-see is the distinctive Kapaleeswarar Temple which dates from the 7th century with the colourful tower at its centre. Chennai’s seaside also beckons, including the dazzling sands of the endlessly epic Marina and unspoilt Breezy Beaches. And for a little respite from the city’s bustling streets just head for the shaded seclusion of Semmozhi Poonga Park.