Although Chennai, India was established during the 2nd century, the city's modern chapter began in the 16th century when it was developed as a port city by the Dutch. By the 1700s, the English had occupied the area and placed factories there as a part of the East India Company. Later, the British expanded their control, and Chennai became a naval and administrative center. When India gained its independence in 1947, Chennai was named the capital of Tamil Nadu.
Chennai is now the largest city in southern India. Industry has strengthened this area into a thriving metropolis, and Chennai is now considered one of the economic and cultural capitals of India. Check into a Chennai hotel before stepping out to see everything the city has to offer.
Chennai has a tropical climate, with summer temperature near 35 degrees Celsius. In winter, the temperatures can dip to 15 degrees Celsius. From October through December, you can expect heavy rainfall—over 150 cm during most years.
Things to Do
As one of the most visited cities in India, Chennai has plenty to offer. One must-see is the UNESCO Heritage Site, Mahabalipuram, an ancient city that dates back two thousand years. See the animals at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, one of the largest in the world, or relax at Elliot's Beach or Marina Beach. Your room at one of the Chennai hotels will serve as an excellent place to rest between visiting the attractions.
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