Hotel Zen Garden

86 Mount Road, Guindy, Block No.5, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600032, India
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Thirupathi to chennai!!!

by pawali

This is the first time i coming to India with my wife for leisure purpose, between sept 2009 and mid november 2009

I would like to get some suggestion the mode of transport( which is cheap, affordable, and convinent) May be its sound a bit different caused i assumed the hospitality there would be as same as malaysia. i dont want to get cheated by the touts

where should i get the first class bus ticket from Thirupathi to chennai in Thirupathi.
(mode of transport suggested, frequent of transport, journey time and estimated cost).

Hotel ( Budget range from Rs.1100 to Rs 1350 must be safe and clean with attached toilets and easy to access the city.

Im planning to spend about 3 days 2 night in chennai, the places are as follows:
T. Nagar
Mylapore
Vadaphalani
Ampa mall
Tidel Park
Spencer Plaza
Mount road(Richie street)
AVM studio(if possible got a chance to see a film shooting)
Charlie Grammam
Mayajaal

To airport cheap and save mode in the night

best mode of transport(afforable and convinient) for above mentioned place or is that cheap to arrange a ground work with the tour agents.

Pls advice me, i hope this first visit will make me india is very nice place to visit again

Re: Thirupathi to chennai!!!

by mssthirdeye

try same mode of bookings for bus and trains also available.

Re: Thirupathi to chennai!!!

by cochinjew

I do not know which country you are coming from, but I have found Madras/Cennai like other places in India to be expensive when it comes to lodging. Food is extremely good and inexpensive. Transportation by private car is safe and inexpensive. The cheapest air conditioned bathroom attached accomodation I could find was around 3500 inr per night. but there might be Indian Hotels which might be slightly cheaper. good Luck. I found the Tamoul people to be generally very warm and friendly and apart from the airport i did not see any evidence of touts in the city. it is a quieter city in comparison to Bangalore and one of the more interesting cities in the south. Great Vegetarian Food!

Travel Tips for Chennai (Madras)

visit the kabaleeshwar temple...

by newsfreak

visit the kabaleeshwar temple in the heart of the city. The temple is open for worship from 4 am to noon and from 4.00 to 8.00 pm. For hand held cameras visitors are expected to pay Rs 5 and Rs 101 for video and movie cameras that draw on the temple's electricity supply. temples are the arteries of this ancient city steeped in tradition. there are enough temples in chennai itself to fascinate one and all... 1. Besant nagar beach. safe till 2 in the night. absolutely essential in the summer as the cool breeze wafts in from the water.
2. Specer Plaza. for cheap and comfortable shopping (its air conditioned)
3. kabaleeshwar, nanganallur, ashtalakshmi, adayar guruvaayoorappan and the 100 other temples. for the calm and soothing atmosphere and sense of faith.
4. fighting (in some cases literally) with the autodrivers.
5. Cinema theatres. the chennaites love their movies. some of the theatre complexes rival the ones abroad. check out an english movie in Shree or Studio 5, the best theatres in chennai.

Auto-rickshaw

by PierreZA

I found that it was not easy to negotiate with drivers in Chennai. But, do persist and decide on the rate and destination before you get in. There are many to choose from, so if not happy, try the next one, they will surely give you a good price then.
As Chennai is so spread out, I did find it useful to hire a rickshaw and driver for a few hours to show me around and take me to specific sights.

Movie Magic at Mayajaal

by abi_maha

If you are game for a nice drive on the ECR and want to club it with some bowling games and a movie, head to Mayajaal on a nice sunny weekend.

It a nice complex housing a few screens showing the latest movies and also some games for the kids et al...there is a nice place to eat with a big screen which shows live cricket matches jus in case!!! :)

Drive to Mahabalipuram

by abi_maha

Ride down to this place on the awesome ECR (East Coast Road) on a nice sunny weekend for a truly unforgettable experience!!
Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second capital of the Pallavas who ruled Kanchipuram. Formerly, mahabalipuram was known and called as Mahabalipuram. The former name of this place ‘Mahabalipuram’ has a history. A very rude cruel king Mahabali reined this place and in a fierce battle king Mahabali was killed by Lord Vishnu and the place was named after the dead, arrogant kind Mahabali.

It was during the reign of King Narasimha Varman I, the name Mahabalipuram was changed. It was renamed mahabalipuram which is called till now. There is a story behind. The name Mamallpuram king Narasimha Varman I was a great and valiant warrior. He was given the title Mamalla which means ‘the great wrestler’ so the name was converted from Mahabalipuram to mahabalipuram considering the great king and his achievements.

holyman's Madras Page

by holyman

About 900 kms from Madras you can visit Kanya Kumari (also known as Cape Comorin), the the southern-most tip of India and the Indian sub-continent, touching the Indian Ocean and intersecting the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

This IS lands end! On a piece of rock (see picture) just off this tip is a memorial honoring Swami Vivekanand, one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers this country has had.

Significant landmarks include the Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to the goddess Parvati and The Gandhi Memorial where an urn containing Mahatma Gandhi's ashes is kept.

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