Whether you’re looking for local Tamil cooking or an Italian pizza, Chennai has it all, and you can find something to cater to any budget, be it luxury dining or street food. Our best restaurants in Chennai will help you make the right choice!
A city where there is always something going on, you will find many festivals and events in Chennai every month. This includes numerous dance, music and cinema festivals in Chennai, whatever your interest, you’re bound to get your dose of culture. Here’s our selection of cultural festivals and events in Chennai over the year. Check out our Calendar at the bottom for a more comprehensive list for trip planning.
A trip to Chennai should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you need an extra incentive, here are ten reasons to visit Chennai!
Chennai is an amazing city. A city that had been European before it was Indian. Boasting tourist attractions that are deservedly world famous, you’re likely to have a plan before you arrive. You must see the Kapaleeshwarar temple, right? Fort St George? A city such a gem of the Crown, that the British swapped Québec just to get it back from the French. The old Madras however has less-known treasures you shouldn’t miss. Visiting Chennai George Town, the old city you’ll find plenty of such places. Within easy reach of the Elements Hostel!
It’s hard to categorize the Guindy National Park, but whatever compromise we come up with, it’s definitely a sight you shouldn’t miss when visiting Chennai. It’s located in the middle of the city, not far from the airport (and the Elements Hostel!), yet Guindy National Park is not a planted park or zoo. It’s the remnants of a dry evergreen forrest, attracting almost a million visitors a year.