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5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

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5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

We will arrive at 19:00 from Bangalore and leave at 00:55 to Colombo-all on Spicejet. Are there any malls near the airport with late hours? Saree shops? Souvenir shops? Places to get a massage but not the expensive day spa type? Budget places to eat that have non-spicy food?

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1. Re: 5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

There are no malls near the airport and the other options are also too limited in that area. But, you may try your chance going to Chrompet area or Guindy area and you are sure to find some shops. But, I see, you just have 2 hours in between, and it is not advisable to venture out. There are some good budget eating options in the airport and also O2 Spas, which are not very expensive.

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2. Re: 5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

There is an OK but expensive Tapas place, Zaras, outside of the International terminal. Unfortunately the airport has very limited services at stupidly expensive prices (rs 320 for idly!?) There is not too much in the area.

There are a few new hotels in the area that are OK, be careful of the taxi rates though. There are no meter taxis or Tuk-Tuiks available.

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3. Re: 5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

Thank you! I think the O2 spa will be perfect! The prices seem reasonable enough. o2spa.org/uploadedfiles/spa_menu/Chennai.jpg

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4. Re: 5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

Taxi inside the Airport will have pre-paid charge and fastrack counter will charge for rs.100 for first 4 km and rs.17 for every additional KM

Some autos (tuk-tuk) do not have meter but as per a supreme court order almost all autos are fixed by digital meter and the transport department RTO closely monitoring autos which do not have fixed autos

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5. Re: 5 hours to kill at Chennai airport

My choice would be O2 as they are reasonable and the Sangeethas Hotel outside the international terminal also would be priced nominally...

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