Chennai boasts of rich historical legacy which lends an inexplicable charm to the city. The Portuguese arrived here in the 16th century and were followed by the Dutch, and East India Company. The British were able to establish their undisputed supremacy in the city and the Fort St George became the nucleus around which the British authority grew and expanded.The flourishing economy of the city is credited to its key industries - automobile, software services, hardware manufacturing, petrochemicals, textiles and financial services. Chennai is popularly known as 'Gateway to South India' and it is well connected internationally and to other parts of India via different modes of transport.
The city map of Chennai by mapsofindia will help you to be acquainted with the city in a better way. The map will aid you to locate all the important national highways in the city, the important railway lines, areas which are rich in vegetation, important water bodies in the city, popular hotels and hospitals, the cinema halls in different parts of the city, and other important landmarks in the city.
|Popular hotels in the city||Hotel , Claridges Hotel , Coromandel Hotel , Radisson Hotel , Sheraton Hotel , President Hotel , Dakshin|
|Popular hospitals in the city||Ganga Nagar Hospital Nungambakkam SRM Apollo Hospital|
|Popular Cinema halls in the city||Mannady Varadaraj Maharani Venkateswara|
|Important religious places||Ishwarya Vinayakar Moula Ali Dargah Nanadeswar San Thomas Basilica|
|Important landmarks||IIT Campus Race Course Guindy National Park MGR Film City|
|Important roads connecting the city||Great Northern Trunk Road National Highway 45 Poonamallee Road Chennai Tiruvallar High Road Tiruvottiyur high Road|
By Air: There is an International airport in Chennai. International flights arrive at Anna Terminal and Domestic flights arrive at Kamraj Terminal. Chennai is well connected to Thailand (Bangkok),Sri Lanka (Colombo), U.A.E (Dubai),Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur),Kuwait, Muscat (Bahrain) and Singapore. Prepaid taxis ply from the airport to downtown Chennai city. The taxis come in two varieties the standard black taxi and the private call taxi.
By Train: Chennai Central and Egmore are the two train terminuses for long distance trains from other parts of India.
By Bus: Chennai is superbly connected to other parts of India by the 'Golden Quadrilateral' transport project. If you want to travel inside Chennai then the following options are available to you
By Train: Chennai has a superb suburban train network. There are four routes:1. Chennai Central 2. Arakkonam 3.Tambaram- Chennai Beach and 4. Chengalpet.
By Bus: Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses ply throughout Chennai city. MTC buses are operated and owned by the Tamil Nadu government. The bus fare is very affordable
By Auto-Rickshaw: Auto-Rickshaws are suitable for only short distances. The auto drivers are known to be unreliable. If you call an auto-rickshaw, it is better to negotiate the fare with the driver before commencing the journey.
By Taxi: .Chennai taxis have digital meters. They are reliable means of transport.
Last Updated on : December 28, 2013