Chennai is the bustling metropolis of south India and the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu. Indeed, it is one of the most impressive cities of south India, as there’s a lot to see, do, and enjoy here. Perched on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai has the second longest urban beachfront in the world.
If you’re looking to explore this scenic, warm, colorful and flavorful city, choose from our tourism packages in Chennai which are all-inclusive tours which include transfers, accommodation, food, and guided trips to the tourist spots in the city.
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is an ancient city established in the year 1639. In the year 1996, the state government renamed Madras to Chennai, citing the reason that ‘Madras’ was derived during colonial rule and that 'Chennai' was the city's traditional name.
The city serves as one of the main gateways to South India, and is popular for its local culture, various art forms, food, and spots of historical importance. It is also one of the major destinations for medical tourism. If you have time to explore Chennai, our Chennai tourism package tours are meant for you as these take you through the myriad of cosmopolitan highlights of the city. Revel in the South Indian artistic, religious and culinary traditions with our tour packages in Chennai.
Abutting the sea, the city lets you experience the fun of tropical climate. Apart from a couple of months of hot and humid summers, the remainder of the year sees pleasant temperature with rains in between. So, it is always a great time to explore this beautiful city with our tourism packages in Chennai!
December and January are the months when the Chennai Music Festival or Madras Music Season is organized here. Besides music, there are classical dance forms and art fests showcased in these months. During the time, the city is overflowing with talent, performances, discussions and meets.
Religion is in the heart of the city. Experience it with tour packages in Chennai as you visit the religiously important places of worship. Lined with temples, churches and mosques, all these places hold great architectural significance.
Spanning a long stretch of 13 kilometers, Marina is the longest urban beach in India and second longest in the world! Several marathon and walkathon campaigns are organized throughout the year on the beach. The road to Marina Beach has some beautiful British buildings. There are many activities like kite flying, beach cricket, skating, etc. organized at the beach. Swimming pools, skating arena and artificial water fountains are also added attractions at the Marina Beach. Thiruvanmiyur Beach is another famous beach in Chennai, but it is relatively quiet compared to Marina.
From Mylapore’s Kapaleeswarar Temple to Tambaram’s Dhenupureeswarar Temple, Chennai is popular for its antiquated religious architecture. Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas and Fort St. George are the other must-visit spots here.
When in Chennai, don’t forget to binge on the delicious dosas, idlis and sambhar, wherever you choose to stop and eat. Sarvana Bhavan, Murugan Idli Shop and ID (Idli Dosa) are places to enjoy a sumptuous south Indian meal. And if you’re a meat lover, take some time out to taste Chettinad cuisine, coastal delicacies and biryanis. For shopping, head to T. Nagar where you will have endless choices in stores offering wide variety of options for jewelry and clothing. All of this is well-encompassed in our Chennai tourism package tours to help you explore the city to the maximum.
Chennai is the only city in South Asia and India to find a place in the “52 places to go around the world” by The New York Times. Another gem in its crown was added when its name was featured as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet. Explore our tourism packages in Chennai and plan a visit to this enthralling metropolis of Chennai.