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Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu India


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Chennai City Information

Chennai City InformationChennai (formerly known as Madras), is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is the fourth largest metropolis in India. Modern Chennai grew out of a small fishing village called Madraspatnam, when the East India Company chose the location for a new settlement way back in 1639.

Located on latitude - 13.09°N, Longitude  - 80.27°E. Chennai is located in southern India on the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal

Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Climate:  Coastal city having a tropical climate

Chennai Sports

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium - ChennaiCricket is a very popular sport in Chennai. The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium  in Chepauk is one of the oldest cricket stadiums in India hosting first class matches. A cricket fast bowling academy, the MRF Pace Foundation, whose coaches include Dennis Lillee, is based in Chennai. Chennai is home to the Indian Premier League cricket team, the Chennai Super Kings. Chennai is also home to the Indian Cricket League team, the Chennai Superstars.

Chennai Sightseeing & Excursions

Kalakshetra or 'Temple of Art’, Fort St. George built by the British in 1640, St. Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India, The Marina Beach is the second longest in the world, The San Thome Cathedral Basilica, 8th century Pallava temples,Government Museum and Art Gallery has objects of art, sculptures and carvings from the Chola, Pandya, Pallava, and the Vijayanagar periods.

Chennai Nearby Tourist attractions: Mahabalipuram (58 kms.), Covelong (48kms), Kanchipuram (75 kms., Tirupati (152km), Muttukadu (16 kms), Crocodile Bank (44 kms.),  V.G.P Golden Beach Resort (30km), Pondicherry (157km)