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Chennai - What to do/see in two days

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Chennai - What to do/see in two days

Heading for Chennai for a couple of days as part of our India trip in April this year and looking for advice on what there is to do/see in the area. Any input would be appreciated. Cheers

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1. Re: Chennai - What to do/see in two days

Well there's the marina beach which is the world's second longest beach. There i fort st. George which houses our political leaders in there now.

And for some shopping you could head to T. Nagar area where all the leading textile shops are here.

You can also do a day trip to Mamallapuram or Kancheepuram. Where we have world heritage sites and temples etc.

There are DE's who can throw more info to your question

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Hi

Theosophical Society Adayar -spread across 250 acres of well maintaned garden timing 8-10 am 2-4 pm sunday holiday

Birla planetarium kotturpuram - inside the theatre laser show displayed in cone shaped screen of stars planets

Santhome Eliot beaches

Dhakshina chitra ECR an art gallery of old type of houses of south India

Shopping malls Express Avenue spencer plaza Hindu temples mylapore kabaleeswar temple

Choose according to your interest

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Do keep in mind, April would be the onset of summer and the sun can get really hot during the day. Humidity is possibly the highest in this part of the globe. It would be apt to keep away from the sun during the daytime.

If you have specific interests (Heritage, architecture, shopping etc) we could possibly suggest places which will meet your interest yet keep you away from the sizzling sun.

regards

Rajan

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4. Re: Chennai - What to do/see in two days

It would be easy to suggest, if you could indicate your interests/preference as Chennai has very diverse options on offer.

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5. Re: Chennai - What to do/see in two days

You could have a look at the website of Story trails to get a sense of what s on offer.

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Well its April Chennai will be too hot ,also you have many options to spend here

Day-1

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1) Muttukad Boat House

2) Crocodile Bank

3) Mahabalipuram

Day-2

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1) Express Avenue

2) St. George Fort

3) or any theme parks (MGM / EVP)

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7. Re: Chennai - What to do/see in two days

'onset of summer' is an understatement. Chennai is already quite warm, April is more like peak of summer, and with high humidity. Be prepared to sweat it out!

While you may visit theosophical society (one of the places suggested), do visit Kalakshetra, the centre of classical arts and dance teaching and research school. If you are lucky you may see some performance too. Try to take in some native classical music or dance (or even a play) show in the city one of the evenings. Your hotel should be able to assist with this.

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8. Re: Chennai - What to do/see in two days

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I shall spend a bit of time and check them out so we can decide what we do. Your advice is much appreciated.

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