Chennai: An Escape to the Bay of Bengal

Mumbai, formerly called Bombay is known to be the largest city in India. Mumbai is a paradox of chaos, hope, glamour and squalor along with its rich tradition and modernity. The south Indian culture will be always attractive to other states of India. In South India, on the Bay of Bengal, Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu is located. Chennai was formerly known as Madras, and if you want to explore the culture and traditions of this city, then pack up your bag and ready to board the flight. If you are from North India and your hometown is Mumbai, then chart your Mumbai to Chennai flight.  Exploring Chennai by watching the urban villages and neighbourhoods will definitely surprise you. It consists of south India’s religious, artistic and culinary traditions. There are museums, temples, the deliciously authentic South India delicacies and the beautiful sunset along the Marina beach.

  • Chennai is also known for its biggest cultural, economic and educational centres. Chennai is the sixth largest city and the fourth most populous urban agglomeration in India. Chennai is also ranked as the 43rd most visited city in the world as it is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. The living survey also rated Chennai as the safest city in India.
  • Chennai is the only city in South Asia to get featured “Top 10 Food cities” list. Chennai has a rich musical tradition and is added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. More than one-third of India’s automobile industry is in Chennai and is known by the name “The Detroit of India”. Chennai is one among the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission. As we know that Chennai is formerly known as Madras and it was in 1996 the government of Tamil Nadu officially changed the name from Madras to Chennai.
  • Eye catching historic landmarks, buildings, long sandy beaches, rich cultural legacy, art centres and parks makes Chennai an interesting location for visitors.
  • Mahabalipuram, the neighbourhood place of Chennai is one of the most notable tourist attractions. Mahabalipuram is known for its collection of ancient temples made up of rocks with beautiful rock carvings on them. This is considered as an UNESCO world heritage site. The travel guide “Lonely Planet” ranked Chennai among one of the top 10 cities.
  • India’s longest beach and one of the world’s longest beaches “Marina Beach” is situated in Chennai. Attractions of this beach include lighthouse, Actor MGR Memorial, Jayalalitha Memorial, etc. The Besant Nagar beach also known as Elliot’s beach begins where Marina beach ends. Karl Schmidt memorial is located in the heart of Elliot’s beach.
  • The notable museums in Chennai are Government Museum Egmore, Chennai Rail Museum and Birla Planetarium. Vivekananda house and the VallaurisKottam are the historical monuments in Chennai. Chennai also has some beautiful wildlife sanctuaries such as Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Guindy National Park. The nature parks such as Adyar Eco Park, Chetpet Lake, and the Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society. The devotees can see so many temples in Chennai with beautiful interior and exterior architectures.

Mumbai to Chennai flight route is very busy; you will have to check the ticket availability before planning the trip.