A hub of healthcare, technology and outsourcing, Chennai has emerged as one of the major metropolis of the country. Though you will find long-term imprints of the English settlements on the buildings and monuments here, yet it remains to be deeply connected to its traditions and age-old cultural history. For a regular traveller, Chennai is way more than being a popular tourist destination. Its film industry is renowned all over the globe and stands second to the largest one in Mumbai. In case you are here, watching Telugu films shootings in your past time would be one of the best things to do in Chennai. You will be astonished to see the devotion of locals for the Telugu film stars here.
Apparently, the entire city is fondly called the Mecca of Carnatic Music. Admirers of classical rhythm must be aware of the fact that Chennai is the home to the Mozart of Madras – A.R.Rahman. This musical inspiration is reflected in hundreds of concerts that the city holds every year. Most preferably in the month of December, when the fervour begins. The most renowned one is the Madras Music Season where enchanting dance performances and Carnatic music casts its spell on the audience keeping them glued to their seats. But if you really wish to live your holidays to the fullest, make sure you pre-book your tickets in the month of November to avoid any rush.
Not only this, Chennai is widely known to be a leading manufacturing hub. One of the biggest examples of the same is the leather trade fair that the city holds every year in the month of February. All original leather items like bags, belts and shoes can be easily bought at reasonable prices from the fair.
Chennai stands tall as a popular gateway to many tourist spots in South India. Some of them are Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur and Puducherry etc. However if you want to travel overseas, there is nothing better than visiting Dubai. To make it a smooth and hassle free journey, the Chennai Dubai flights ply 5 times per day from the Chennai International Airport. But before you leave, do not forget to shop for Eco-friendly silk from the T. Nagar and Nungambakkam areas which you won’t find anywhere else.
Apart from everything else, do not forget to visit Chennai to be a part of the traditional Pongal festivities and finger licking food experiences, which are exclusive to the city and its dwellers. You can also look out for street vendors selling scrumptious delicacies to people at economical prices.
So, what are you waiting for? Book the best trip of your lifetime and experience an all new side of the city of Chennai instead of following a regular, rigid travel itinerary!