Ambica Empire

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

57 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, 100 Ft. Road, Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600026, India
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Costs 35% less but rated 13% lower than other 3 star hotels

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The Heat

by WhiteMughal

My ancestors (some of them) were Laplanders. So I'm not real good with extreme heat and humidity. I'm just wondering if a person like me, wanting to visit Chennai, should aim for January. I've done some checking. It appears that most of India never gets too much below 70 celsius. I'm pretty sure after about April, I'd melt. But perhaps a visit in the least steamy months of the year would work. Any reactions?

Re: The Heat

by HansDK

70 celsius? Fahrenheit maybe?

Re: The Heat

by Donna_in_India

It only feels like 70 Celsius! Temperature wise Dec & Jan are the "coolest" months being between 25 and 30 Celsius. We were there this past Jan and it was still hot! Jan is a good time to visit as there are Pongal celebrations going on (which if you can plan it you should come to India during some festival!).

Re: The Heat

by Donna_in_India

25 - 30 Celsius is 77 - 86 F. Hot & humid.

Re: The Heat

by WhiteMughal

I thought the conversion but my fingers ignored my thoughts. Gee I was hoping it would be 20-25 C. Well, either it would teach me how to adapt or my visit would be that much shorter. Other than Chennai, what reaches out to me are hill stations. If they appealed to Brits, I am guessing they'd appeal to me, too.

Re: The Heat

by Donna_in_India

I'm not familiar with the hill stations in the south but we have lovely ones from Mumbai. It's a great escape from the heat.

Re: The Heat

by illumina

I was there at the end of March, and it wasn't too bad (certainly not as hot as Rajasthan was a few weeks later!). Probably in the high 20s/low 30s (In fact if you google Chennai you'll see it's only 28-36 NOW).

Re: The Heat

by WhiteMughal

Is the heat of Rajahstan wet or dry heat? I'm thinking it might be like desert environs elsewhere in the world.

Re: The Heat

by illumina

Very much dry heat. Chennai is a bit more humid obviously, but I don't remember the heat being oppressive, whereas in Rajasthan I couldn't go outside much between 11am and 5pm!

Re: The Heat

by WhiteMughal

When did the phrase "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" originate. Did it have anything to do with India?

Re: The Heat

by illumina

Noel Coward, 1932!

Travel Tips for Chennai (Madras)

...be ready for maddening...

by Raxon

...be ready for maddening traffic & it's related congestion!! I was not ready for this, despite having lived here for 4 years as a kid. The rains helped quite a bit. .....but then another problem the puddles & mud. Mind you....Madras is a city alive in extremes. A short distance (2/3 hours) away from some very cool places like Mahabalipuram.

Suburban Rail

by illumina

If you fly into Chennai Airport, there is a suburban train station nearby, from which you can take a train to Egmore (or in fact all the way to Chennai Park) for 6INR (as of Mar 2009). We stayed near Egmore.

Kapaleeswarar Temple

by Rodan44

This sprawling Hindu temple complex, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the oldest in Chennai. Located in the Mylapore area, the temple is visited by thousands of worshippers and hosts several important annual festivals. The existing temple is a relatively modern structure built on the site of an earlier temple that was submerged in the sea. The classic Dravidian architecture displayed here is magnificent, and the large gopuram (entrance tower) is quite impressive. The inner sanctum of the temple is normally closed to non-Hindus, but we were able to enter because the complex was undergoing a massive renovation during our visit.

Marina Beach

by Willettsworld

Chennai sits on the Bay of Bengal and hosts one of India's largest urban beaches, stretching for 13km (8 miles). Marina Beach connects Fort St George with San Thome Cathedral almost 5km (3 miles) away and was built by Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, the governor between 1881 and 1886. It is a favourite place for Chennai's citizens to escape the humid heat of the city and enjoy the sea breezes. The beach itself, looked fairly clean when I was there except for the area around the lighthouse near the cathedral which looks like its home to a fishing village.

Chennai

by lakshmij

"Visit Chennai"

Chennai, the gracious capital city of Tamil Nadu is the fourth largest metropolis in India. It is located on the Coramandel coast and has waterways of Cooum and Adyar and the Buckingham Canal.

Chennai is regarded as the "Gateway to the South" and it presents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this city.

Chennai has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructural facilities. Where religion is concerned, this city which is believed to have been the place of St. Thomas, in the outskirt of the city. There are a number of churches in Chennai that are connected with the life and times of this apostle. There are also several ancient temples around Chennai, and, within the city itself are two magnificent temples - a temple in Triplicane and another in Mylapore.

Chennai also is a modern metropolis with beaches, parks and even sanctuaries in the heart of the City.

Places to visit are Fort St George, Marina Beach, Santhome Church, Besant Nagar Beach (popularly known as Elliot's Beach), Theosophical Society, Kalakshetra, DakshinChitra, Mammallapuram (also known as Mahabalipuram), Government Museum

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Address: 57 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, 100 Ft. Road, Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600026, India