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What to do in Chennai
Chennai is India’s colourful city beside the majestic Bay of Bengal. It’s filled with rich cultures, history, stunning manmade and natural sights, tasty cuisine, and fascinating traditions. When you visit, it will show you why all kinds of treasures that will charm all visitors.
Start your trip by seeking blessings at the Kapaleeswarar Temple. Don’t forget to bring your camera and best smile when you drop by. You can also visit the incredible Mahabalipuram Temples, which is a definite must-see.
Up for more history? Soak in the city’s history on the Madras High Court Heritage Walk. You’ll find a story and photo op at every turn. Next, marvel at the exhibits of the Government Museum and the Fort Museum. Then experience folk art at the living museum of Dakshinachitra.
If you’re getting hungry right about now, no worries! Chennai has delicious food everywhere, like the savoury and crispy dosa, steamed or fried kuzhi paniyaram, the addicting adai, and curry of course. Then enjoy a cup of filtered coffee to energize you for the rest of your trip.
Add some hues to your travel photos by heading to the lush Theosophical Society Gardens. Enjoy nature photography at Ubbalamadugu Falls and Pulicat Lake. Feel the wind in your hair with a boat ride at the Bay of Bengal. Go surfing in Kovalam Beach and watch the sunrise at Thiruvanmiyur beach.
What’s the best way to experience Chennai? Aside from tasting filtered coffee ice cream from Amadora, you should visit the city during celebrations of big events! Take your pick from the entertaining Natyanjali Dance Festival Chennai, the colorful parade of Arubathimoovar Festival, the dazzling Karthigai Deepam festival of lights and many more.
When to visit Chennai
The best time to visit Chennai is during winter from November to February. You’ll enjoy cool breezes from the sea, great weather, and lots of exciting activities in the city too. But if you don’t mind the heat to save more money on airfare, book your flights for April because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Chennai.
Temperature average in October
24.4 - 32.2°C
Rainfall average in October
Cheapest time to fly to Chennai (MAA)
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