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Location of Chennai : Along The Coast Of Bay Of Bengal, Tamil Nadu
Chennai is Regarded As : The Gateway To The South
Chennai is Hub Of : South India's Film Industry
Formerly Called : Madras
Chennai - The Gateway To The Southern India
Popularly regarded as "The Gateway to the South", Chennai is the fourth largest 
city in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu state. With a vast population of about
six million people, Chennai is a city that is growing, expanding and changing vigorously. 

Location of Chennai
Chennai has the Bay of Bengal bordering its east, while the state of Andhra Pradesh 
is on its northwest. It has the Kanchipuram on its south and the states 
of Kerala and Karnataka on its western side. 

Chennai, previously called Madras, is comparatively a new city, about 350 years old. 
The erstwhile villages of Mylapore, Triplicane, Ezhambur (Egmore), etc., all now a part of Chennai, 
have a recorded historical past centuries older than Chennai. Chennai is a gracious 
city that has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructural 
facilities which make it a convenient entry point or base to start a tour of Tamil Nadu and South India.

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PRIME ATTRACTIONS/PLACES TO SEE
Marina Beach - Golden sand, good surf and a shimmering clean blue sea; this in a 
nutshell is Marina beach. This beach is counted among one of the longest beaches in Asia. 

Theosophical Society - On a vast expanse of over 250 acres on the banks of the 
Adyar estuary lies the more-than-a-century-old Theosophical Society, 
amidst the woods, marshes, gardens and waters. 

Kapaleeswara Temple - The Kapaleeswara Temple situated in Mylapore is very famous and 
attracts thousands of devotees, especially during festival days

EXCURSIONS FROM CHENNAI CITY
MGR Film City - Known to the world over for its film industry, MGR Film City is a special 
delight, which houses various locations and settings for film shootings 
besides dubbing and re-recording theatres. 

Mahabalipuram - Located at a distance of 58 km from Chennai, Mahabalipuram has 
everything that makes a site memorable; tradition, history, piety, 
western annals, and current importance as a centre of tourism. 

Crocodile Bank - Located 42-m from Chennai is a farm where several species of 
Indian and African crocodiles and alligators are bred in captivity. This crocodile bank is 
on the way to Mahabalipuram and is run by Romulve Whittaker.

Tirupati - 84-km from Chennai at the extreme south of Andhra Pradesh is Tirupati, 
one of the most important pilgrimage centres of India.

HOW TO REACH CHENNAI
Chennai, is an international arrivel point and is well connected by Air from all the major 
national and international cities around the world. Regular train services also connect 
Chennai (Madras) directly with all the major cities and National Highway connect the 
city with excelllant road network from other capitals and major tourist places in India.

NEARBY CITIES
Kancheepuram - 75-km
Mahabalipuram - 58-km 
Pondicherry - 162-km 
Tirupati - 154-km. 
Bangalore - 334-km

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