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About Chennai

The capital of southern state Tamil Nadu, Chennai is the sixth most populated city in India. Currently a major metro city, Chennai is a very old establishment. Even before the colonial era, the city was called Madras. The name was officially changed by the government in 1996. Many people still refer to this city by the old name. Chennai is an important centre for learning, commerce and culture. There are several noted educational institutions, multinational corporations and IT Parks.

There is a blend of old and modern ways of living in the city. People follow traditional practices in their daily routine and wear the ethnic clothing mostly. With the influx of people from other parts of India, working in MNCs, the culture has become largely cosmopolitan. The tourists can enjoy plenty of options like beaches, monuments and places of religious importance. The New York Times published a list of ‘52 places to go around the world’ in which Chennai was the only South Asian city to be named.


Area :

426 km2

Best Time to Visit : November to February.
Climate : The climate is hot and humid.
Main Languages : Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.
Population :

89,17,749 as recorded in 2014.

Temperature : Summer - Max : 37. Min : 22.
Winter - Max : 32. Min : 19.8.
Best Time to Visit :

November-February

Calling Code :

044

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