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Chennai Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Chennai?

There are heaps of awesome things you can do when you're in a new place. So why not get your trip to Chennai off to a cracking start by taking a look at some of our ideas? After all – out there starts here!

Time spent amongst nature is proven to lift both your spiritual and physical state of being. Take a trip to Guindy National Park and experience the benefits of connecting with the natural environment. Adventurers in this destination have a great range of options. History is overflowing with incredible stories to be told and many lessons to be learned. Pay a visit to Valluvar Kottam and get a look into the past. Still got some time to spare? Are you excited to understand more about wildlife and nature? Book yourself into a guided tour at Chennai Snake Park and take the chance to behold these beautiful animals up close and personal.

What are the most popular activities for a Chennai vacation?

Traveling is about doing things you get a kick out of as well as things you've never undertaken before. Are you ready to try your hand at some remarkable new experiences?

Kick-start your trip to Chennai by trying a few of these things to do:

For a more comprehensive range of activities, head to our Chennai things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Chennai?

Finish up your day of exciting adventures with a cozy bed and a snuggly pillow. View the 176 accommodations in Chennai available via Expedia and pick one for your luxury getaway or cheap vacation.

The Taj Coromandel (37 Mahatma Gandi Road) and The Leela Palace Chennai (175 Sathya Dev Avenue Extn) are two of the higher-quality choices in Chennai. Book a room at either and you're sure to have some of the nicest services and hotel features in town. Prefer somewhere cheap and cheerful? Take a look at the Green Meadows Resort (4/364 A, Anna Salai) and the Brownstar Boutique Hotel (2/25 Dr. Ambedkar Road).

Is there an airport in Chennai?

Have you booked your plane tickets for your trip to Chennai yet? When you arrive, get ready to walk out into Chennai International Airport (MAA). It's 5 miles from here to the downtown area.



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Best Lodging Options Near Chennai

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Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels CA $98
Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020
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Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels

Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels

120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Food items, in two days breakfast items are same, non veg also not satisfied

    The Raintree, St. Mary's Road CA $72
    Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020
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    The Raintree, St. Mary's Road

    The Raintree, St. Mary's Road

    120 St. Mary's Road, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
       
      4.6 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      I love this stay..will introduce to my friends..

      Park Hyatt Chennai CA $101
      Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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      Park Hyatt Chennai

      Park Hyatt Chennai

      39 Velachery Road, Raj Bhavan, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Amazing! Simply amazing. Comfortable bed, excellent service, great food. Would definitely stay here again. Felt like the price was right for what you get as well.

        Hyatt Regency Chennai CA $83
        Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020
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        Hyatt Regency Chennai

        Hyatt Regency Chennai

        365 Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
           
          4.1 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Good customer service and exceptional cleanliness.

          Hilton Chennai CA $70
          Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020
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          Hilton Chennai

          Hilton Chennai

          124/1 J.N. Salai, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Fabulous staff, facilities, food. Very helpful with transfers.

            ibis Chennai Sipcot - An Accor Brand CA $45
            Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2019
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            ibis Chennai Sipcot - An Accor Brand

            ibis Chennai Sipcot - An Accor Brand

            Opp. SIPCOT IT Park, Old Mahabalipuram, Road, Near ECR Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
               
              3.9 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nice place to stay. The Copper water pot at the entrance was a novelty to me. Nobody uses it anymore.

              Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road - an Accor Brand CA $77
              Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2020
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              Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road - an Accor Brand

              Novotel Chennai Chamiers Road - an Accor Brand

              City Centre, Near Boat Club & Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Food & Bar staff are excellent in their approach to customers needs and take personal interest in providing the same Chefs Samiran, kalif and Gopi deserve special mention. Also I would like to thank Sachin and Mania (F&B managers) for their special effort to make my stay pleasant and memorable Looking ...

                ibis Chennai City Centre - An Accor Brand CA $60
                Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2020
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                ibis Chennai City Centre - An Accor Brand

                ibis Chennai City Centre - An Accor Brand

                690 Anna Salai, Mount Rd, Near US Consulate, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Good

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