Chennai: The Gateway to South India

You have not eaten a biryani until it’s a Hyderabadi Biryani. The city of Nizams was founded in the year of 1591 by fifth Qutb Shahi Ruler Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. The famous city of pearls is the countries sixth most populated city, with an estimated population of 6.1 million and currently serves as the capital of two of the Indian State, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Business and pleasure trips from Hyderabad to Chennai is quite an often. One can quickly check out the Hyderabad to Chennai flight Online chedule and confirm there traveling plans.

Chennai, or earlier known as Madras, is called as the gateway of South India.  The city attracts 45% of health tourist in visiting India and 30-40% of domestic health tourist. Due to this, the city gets its other title ‘The health Capital of India.’ Chennai is also nicknamed as the ‘Detroit of India’ as it houses more than one-third of the countries automobile industry.

Madras served as the capital of southern India for many decades, ranging as far as the Cholas dynasty to the British rulers and still is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Marina Beach is the instant crowd attracted by being the second largest beach in the world and the largest in the country. This vast expanse of silver sands is a place frequented by one and all may it be rich or poor celebrities or the common mango man. The sunset and sunrise here are picturesque in the perfect settings.

 The other tourist attraction places in the city include the first ever zoo in the country, Arignar Anna Zoological Park that was established in the year 1855. The Zoo is currently the home of over 170 species of wildlife. The zoo also offers elephant ride and lion safari to its visitor.

The boat ride at the Pulicat Lake is also a ‘must do’ in the city of Chennai. The Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary near the lake should not be missed as you can see some rare and mesmerizing species of the birds that fly across the world to come here. The ruins of a Danish Fort of the 17th century can also take a spot in your to-do list, when in Chennai.

Even though the Marina is the only known beach of Chennai, the Breezy Beach is now gaining popularity because of its cleanliness and isolated environment. This small beach remains untouched by commercialization and is a fantastic way to spend your evening with a breezy walk along the shore of the Bay of Bengal.

The city also has temples, art gallery, museums and the Connemara Public Library to visit among the other attraction of the place.

No trip is ever complete without checking out the famous eateries of the place. You can have fresh seafood being cooked in front of you at the Marina Beach at the small vendors there. Or can have some fancy food at the high-end cafés situated spread all over the city. And don’t forget to check out the famous Robot Restaurant in Semmancheri, Chennai.