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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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Kapaleeshwar Temple
Kapaleeshwar Temple
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Attraction type: Sacred & 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: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam
Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Vadapalani Murugan Temple
Vadapalani Murugan Temple
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites

All places to eat » Places to eat

Pan Asian
Pan Asian
Ranked #1 of 6,462 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Korean, Singaporean, Gluten Free, Chinese, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Annalakshmi Restaurant
Annalakshmi Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 6,462 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dakshin
Dakshin
Ranked #3 of 6,462 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price: $21 - $67
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Madras Pavilion
Madras Pavilion
Ranked #4 of 6,462 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Halal, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Peshawri
Peshawri
Ranked #5 of 6,462 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Royal Green Accommodation
Royal Green Accommodation
$14 - $22
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Red Lollipop Hostel
Red Lollipop Hostel
$10 - $25 (₹673 - ₹1,684)
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Raaj Bhaavan Hotel
Raaj Bhaavan Hotel
$17 - $24
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Springhaven
Springhaven
$27 - $40 (₹1,818 - ₹2,694)
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Taz Kamar
3.0 of 5
Taz Kamar
$34 - $47
Ranked #41 of 372 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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Bhuvi Serviced Apartments
Bhuvi Serviced Apartments
$28 - $2,285 (₹1,886 - ₹153,893)

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Leela Palace Chennai
5.0 of 5
The Leela Palace Chennai
$119 - $169
Ranked #1 of 372 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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Taj Coromandel Chennai
5.0 of 5
Taj Coromandel Chennai
$139 - $196 (₹9,362 - ₹13,200)
Ranked #2 of 372 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
5.0 of 5
ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
$140 - $203
Ranked #3 of 372 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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