Sprawling Chennai, or Madras, is South India's principal metropolis and the country's fourth largest city.
Founded by the British East India Company on the shores of the Bay of Bengal in 1639, it is modern by Indian standards with fine examples of Raj and Indo-Saracenic architecture and many opportunities to witness complex local dances, which are still widely taught and practiced.
Top places to stay in Chennai
Chennai’s only heritage hotel, the Connemara was first built in 1854 as the Imperial and has provided luxury accommodation to Chennai's visitors for over 150 years. Since an art deco makeover in 1937, the hotel has served as a living museum to the changing architectural fashions of the city, and to…
There are a lot of generic beach resorts around the world, but the Taj at Fisherman's Cove is hardly one of them. Its sleek Scandinavian-style cottages and villas, dotted among the ruins of an old Dutch fort, bring a timeless North Sea ambience to the Coromandel Coast. Set amongst 48 acres of casua…
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