known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state and is the fourth largest metro
city in India. The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and
gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages. However, despite the strong British
influence, Chennai has retained its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and effectively
blended it with the foreign influence. The city is widely spread in about 180 Sq. Kms. It
is a major trade center, being well linked by road, rail and air to important cities
besides being a sea port. Compared to the other major metros of India, it is far less
congested and polluted.
Chennai, is a journey into timeless India, a
kaleidoscope of moods. rich in the treasures of history, from temples and shrines to forts
and palaces, the landscape of the past lives easily with the present. Chennai is the
fourth largest city in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu. Retaining
much of its traditional charm, this 350 year old city is the gateway to the south,
providing many a fascinating vignette of southern heritage.
AREA: 174 Sq.Km. ALTITUDE:
Sea level TEMPERATURE: Max- 37 C and Min-21 C in Summer, Max-32C and Min-20C in
RAINFALL: 1,272 Mm
( June to Sept ) BEST SEASON: Throughout the Year.
Winter- Woolen, STD CODE: 044
Kamraj National and Anna
International Airports are situated at Tirusulam about 20 Kms from city. Chennai is
connected by rail with all major towns and cities in India. Main Railway Stations: Central
and Egmore. Chennai is connected by good network of roads with all important places in
Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.
- 58 kms.
||Vellore - 145
- 85 kms.