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Chennai Airport
State Tamil Nadu
City Chennai
Airports Chennail Airport 
Distance from City Centre 18 Km/11 Miles
Railway Junctions Chennai Station
Local Languages Tamil
Chennai Introduction

Chennai formerly 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 Winter.

RAINFALL: 1,272 Mm ( June to Sept ) BEST SEASON: Throughout the Year.

CLOTHING: Summer-cottons, Winter- Woolen, STD CODE: 044

REACHING CHENNAI

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.

Near by Cities
Kancheepuram - 75kms. Bangalore - 334 kms.
Pondicherry - 162 kms. Tirupati - 154 kms.
Mamallapuram - 58 kms. Vellore - 145 kms.
Thirukkazhukundram - 74kms Vedanthangal - 85 kms.

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