Chennai is one of the largest cities in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu, an Indian state. It is located in the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is a very big commercial and industrial center, and a major point for Indian culture, economy and education. Some people call it the “Detroit of India”, because it has a very strong automobile industry.
If you are traveling to Chennai, whether as a tourist or as a businessman, you will arrive at Chennai International Airport, known as Madras International Airport as well. The airport is quite big: it handles more than 13.5 million of passengers every year, and more than 300 aircraft movement per day. If you want to go to the city and to explore the area later, the best solution for you is to rent a car from a car hire center at the airport. That way you will have a safe and unforgettable trip in Chennai.
There are many things to do and see in Chennai. A simple walk on the streets could be amazing if you come for the first time in India. But there are some must see attractions as well, and if you don’t want to miss it, make sure you have a car.
Make some time and go to the National Art Gallery in Chennai. The building itself is precious, but you can admire inside traditional Indian art and different special exhibitions. Chennai is a center of music, so you must watch a performance of traditional music. There are many artists and places in the city where you can listen to it. Chennai hosts a huge Carnatic music festival, which involves hundreds of artists, so it is a great idea to visit it that time of the year. Do not miss the traditional markets; the worship places, including churches, temples and mosques, and the parks of the city.
If you want to explore more the region, make sure you rent a car at Chennai International Airport and go to the beaches. Chennai has more than 15 kilometers of beaches on the Indian Ocean, where you can see lighthouses, memorial, statues, gardens, or just drive alongside a gorgeous beach front. Many people from Chennai come at the beach just to enjoy the promenade, the great restaurants and coffee shop in the area. Of course, you can simply stay at the beach and enjoy swimming.