Chennai, nicknamed Gateway of South India, is one of India’s most important economic, cultural, health, and educational centres. Chennai is also India’s Health Capital and the Detroit of India with manufacturing plants of Royal Enfield, Hyundai, Renault, Robert Bosch, Nissan Motors, Ashok Leyland, Yamaha Motor, Daimler AG, Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Limited, BharatBenz, Ford, BMW, and Mitsubishi etc.
Old Mahabalipuram Road and the Grand Southern Trunk Road are the buzzing hubs with companies like TCS, Hexaware Technologies, Cisco Systems, KiSSFLOW, CTS etc. Besant Nagar, Adyar, T Nagar, Mylapore, Nungambakkam, Vadapalani are some of the best residential places which are getting saturated in giving way for residential areas near the IT Corridor.
People of Chennai love sports, and Cricket is one of the most popular sport in Chennai. M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk had hosted multiple ODIs, including the world cup; Chennai is the home ground for Chennai Super Kings. Chennai is also known for Chennaiyin FC (an Indian Super League football club), Chennai Smashers (badminton team in the Premier Badminton League), Tamil Thalaivas(a Kabaddi team in the Pro Kabaddi League), Chennai Slam(n UBA Pro Basketball League franchise)
Chennai is the base of Kollywood, the Tamil film industry, with some notable names like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Shankar S, Mani Ratnam, etc.
Chennai has many malls like Express Avenue, Phoenix Market city, AMPA Skywalk, Forum Vijaya Mall, etc., with multiplexes screening movies in multiple languages. Chennai is also known for Beaches, zoo, Wildlife Parks like Marina Beach, Elliot’s Beach, Covelong Beach, Reptile Zoo, Guindy National Park. Chennai also houses theme parks like MGM Dizzle World, VGP Universal Kingdom, Queens Land and other recreational centres like airborne trampoline park in Nungambakkam, Madras Boat Club etc.
The coastal city lies on the thermal equator with an average maximum temperature of over 33°C and an average minimum temperature of around 25 °C. When in Chennai, you can experience rain from September to December.
In Chennai, you should visit Mahabalipuram, Frt St. George, Chennai Rail Museum, Birla Planetarium, Vivekanandar Illam, Dakshina Chitra, Kalakshetra, which are some of the places with historical importance and price tourist destinations in the city.
When it comes to food, you must try Masala Dosai Adyar Anand Bhavan, Mysore Pak at Sri Krishna Sweets, Fish fry at Anjappar Chettinad, filter coffee at Saravana Bhavan and biriyani in Aasife Biriyani. Radisson Blue Hotel, Savera Hotel, Hotel Ambassador, The Raintree, Aloft, The Accord Metropolitan, THE GATEWAY Hotel IT expressway, The Park Chennai, Le Royal Meridien are some of the best hotels in Chennai.