Transportation & Reach
Chennai is one of the four major Metro cities of India and has a well
developed transport infrastructure. Popularly known as "Gateway to
South India", the city is also well connected to other parts of India
and the world. The International Airport of Chennai is the third busiest in
India and is the premier international gateway in South India.
The Anna International Airport and the Kamaraj Domestic Airport located at
Tirusulam, at a distance of 20 km from the city. The international terminal
has several important international airlines with regular flights to several
cities around the world. Domestic terminal also has daily flights to
all-important centers in India.
Chennai Railway Transportation:
The city is well connected to the entire major cities and towns in India
through its wide railway network. The two major railheads of Chennai are
Chennai Sea Transportation:
- Chennai Central or Madras Central station connects the city by broad
gauge and to all major north and west cities of India.
- The Egmore station is the starting point for both meter gauge and
broad gauge trains proceeding to destinations within the state as well
as to the southern states of India. The suburban system can be broken
down into four sections:
- Central - Avadi - Arakkonam
- Central - Ennore - Gummidipoondi
- Beach - Tambaram
- MRTS (Mass Rapid Transport System)
The city has two major ports namely Chennai Port (India's second busiest
container hub handling general industrial cargo, automobiles etc) and Ennore
Port. Apart from these, a passenger liner to Port Blair in the Andaman and
Nicobar Islands connects Chennai to these islands.
Local Transportation of Chennai:
Chennai's Intra-city transport requirements are met by an extensive public
transport system. The government-owned Metropolitan Transport Corporation
bus service covers most of the city and its suburbs. In addition to this,
private metered taxis and autos are also extensively used. Vans (popularly
called "Maxi Cabs"), Call Taxi and private mini bus
also forms one of the very common and convenient way of transport
Hotels & Accommodation
The captivating capital city, Chennai is dotted with wide range of
lodgings. The hotels in the city are strategically located close to the
business centers and the transportation hubs. Accommodations ranging from
deluxe to luxury, Chennai ensures a comfortable stay for the class seekers.
Chennai along with the business hotels for the business travelers, also has
various weekend getaway hotels offering a refreshing break from the
hustle-bustle of city life. Chennai also offers several bargain, cheap and
discounted hotels for the economy travelers.
Recommended hotels for your stay in Chennai
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