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Best of Chennai (Madras) Guide

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Chennai (Madras)
The diverse population of Chennai (Madras) is reflected in its rich cultural scene. You’ll find serious theatre as well as the glitz and glamour of Kollywood. Chennai is also an important center for the Bharatanatyam, a local form of classical dance. Visit in January, for the festival of Pongal, or in April, when Chennai celebrates its new year.

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Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple
Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is... more Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is the main feature of the temple. As anecdotes go, the British were unable to pronounce the original name, Thiriallikeni, and rechristened it Triplicane. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Kapaleeshwar Temple
Kapaleeshwar Temple
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Marundeeswarar Temple
Marundeeswarar Temple
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Samudra, Trident
Samudra, Trident
Ranked #1 of 4,449 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price:
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
Pan Asian
Pan Asian
Ranked #2 of 4,449 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Cuisines: Pan-Asian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dakshin
Dakshin
Ranked #3 of 4,449 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price: $22 - $70
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Southern Spice
Southern Spice
Ranked #4 of 4,449 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price: $31 - $39
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Cafe Mercara Express
Cafe Mercara Express
Ranked #5 of 4,449 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Cuisines: Indian, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Fast Food, International, Ice Cream, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Royal Green Accommodation
Royal Green Accommodation
$16 - $30
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DM Travellers Inn
2.5 of 5
DM Travellers Inn
$14 - $28 (INR 894 - 1,788)
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Chennai Residency
Chennai Residency
$9 - $13 (INR 600 - 800)
Ranked #53 of 341 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Bhuvi Serviced Apartments
Bhuvi Serviced Apartments
$28 - $33 (INR 1,788 - 2,107)
Global Residency
Global Residency
$36 - $89 (INR 2,299 - 5,683)
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Springhaven
Springhaven
$30 - $45 (INR 1,916 - 2,874)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Leela Palace Chennai
5.0 of 5
The Leela Palace Chennai
$132 - $179
Ranked #1 of 341 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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The Westin Chennai Velachery
5.0 of 5
The Westin Chennai Velachery
$115 - $166 (INR 7,344 - 10,600)
Ranked #2 of 341 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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Park Hyatt Chennai
5.0 of 5
Park Hyatt Chennai
$72 - $170
Ranked #3 of 341 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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