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.
|Tehsil/Taluk||Egmore Nungambakkam, Fort Tondiarpet, Mambalam Guindy, Mylapore Triplicane, Perambur Purasawalkam|
|Area||426 km2 (164.8 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||4,681,087|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail, Sea|
|Vehicle registration||TN-01 to TN-14, TN-18, TN-22, TN-85|
|Food and Cuisine||Hot filtered coffee, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food - Idli, Dosa, Appam, Vada, Upma served with tomato chutney, coconut chutney and sambar, enjoy rice dishes, Legumes and Lentils, curry leaves, mustard seeds, coriander, ginger, garlic, chili, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, coconut and rosewater, Parothas, Puliyogare, Aviyal, Thogayal, Thayir Sadam, Chicken, Pepper Chicken, Chicken Stew, many items made of coconut curry, sweet Pongal, kesari, etc Chennai drinks like tender coconut -spicy buttermilk, variety of fruit juices, etc|
|Religion||Muslims, Christians, Hindu|
|Festival||Natyanjali Dance Festival, Dance and Music Festival, Travel and Tourism Fair, Pongal, Arubathimoovar, Mamallapuram, Chitthirai, Mahamagam, Kanthuri, Velankanni, Nav-Ratri and Saral-Vizha, Kavadi Festival, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Summer Festival, Tayagaraja Festival, Karthigai Deepam, Saral-Vizha etc.|
|Monuments||Fort St. George, Freemasons Hall, Government Museum, Kamaraj Memorial House, MGR Memorial, Senate House, Thousand Lights Mosque, Valluvar Kottam, War Memorials|
|Places of interest||Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, San Thome Basilica, Parthasarathy Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Santhome Basilica, Marundeeswarar Temple, Ashtalakshmi Kovil, Fort St George, Vivekanandar Illam, Government Museum, Guindy National Park, Covelong, St. Thomas Mount, Elliot's Beach, Madhya Kailash, Valluvar Kottam, Kalikambal Temple, VGP Universal Kingdom, Queens Land, Kishkinta, Mayajaal, Birla Planetarium, Church of Our Lady of Light, Golden Beach, Ampa Skywalk, Lighthouse, Thousand Lights Mosque,Ravishwarar, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, St. George's Cathedral, St. Mary's Church (Fort St. George), Varasiddhi Vinayaka temple, Armenian Church, Sri Lanka Mahabodhi Centre, ISKCON Temple Chennai, Puzhal aeri etc.|
|Hotels||Hyatt Regency, The Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai, Radisson Blu Hotel, Courtyard, Radisson Blu Hotel City Centre, The Accord Metropolitan, Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers, Taj Club House, Vivanta by Taj - Connemara etc.|
|Markets||Pondy Bazaar, Anna Salai (Mount Road), Panagal Park, T- Nagar, Anna Nagar, George Town, Egmore, Mylapore, Burma Bazaar, Tirunelveli, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Parrys Corner, Mint Street, Malls- Abhirami Mega Mall, Alsa Mall, Ampa Skywalk, Chennai Citi Centre, Chennai Trade Centre, Coromandel Plaza, Express Avenue, Spencer Plaza, Phoenix Market City, Forum Vijaya Mall|
|Industries||Mil Industries Limited, Autotech Industries India Private Limited, Madras Engg Industries Priv Limited, Automotive Electronics, Software Retail, Manufacturing, Madras Stock Exchange, Royapuram Fishing Harbour, Kollywood, Madrassi, Madras Bashai, Madras Cloth, Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services etc.|
|University/College||A.M.E.T University, Anna University, B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Bharat University, Divine Hands International University (DHIU), Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Hindustan University, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Maritime University, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University etc.|
|Notable people||Shruti K. Haasan - Actress, Rekha - Actress, Priya Anand - Actress, model, Subra Suresh - Scientists, John Henry Constantine Whitehead - Scientists, Nicodemus Abel - Scientists, Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik - Indian cricketer, Vijay Amritraj - Tennis Player, Sports Commentator and Actor, Ramesh Krishnan - Tennis Player and Coach, Dipika Pallikal - Squash Player, Joshna Chinappa - Squash Player etc.|
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Last Updated on : June 19, 2014