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Waiting area in chennai

by Brian28

Hi I am arriving at chennai airport and then have a 7 hour wait before catching the train from Egmore. Can anyone guide me on on safe area to wait during mid-night without having to bear expensive hotel cost? does the chennai international airport arrival lounge have a waiting area? Since i will be spending my time at night there are very few options available. PLease help

Re: Waiting area in chennai

by vdadu

Indian Railways provide Waiting Rooms as an essential facility at all the Railway Stations. The person who is traveling by train and had a valid Reserved Ticket may avail this facility free of Cost.

Generally, Waiting Rooms are divided into two categories
a)For Sleeper (SL) class passengers
b)Upper Class intended for passengers travelling by AC (HA,A,B classes)

Therefore, it is advisable to go to station directly and wait at Railway station. Also, these waiting rooms have common Toilet and Bathrooms.
Cleanliness varies station to station.

I hope this will help.

Keep Smiling
Vivek Dadu

Re: Waiting area in chennai

by suru

Unfortunately there is no arrival lounge at Chennai International airport.
Also that you may not be allowed to enter domestic airport terminal because you might be stopped by security as you are not going to be a domestic air passenger.Ofcourse if you are lucky you may enter and be there during midnight.

Why not take a prepaid taxi from airport to Egmore station and wait inside the Egmore station?Or you may stay in one of the budget hotels opposite to Egmore station incase you don't like to spend in the train station.

Travel Tips for Chennai (Madras)

Addressing elders !!

by GK2005

Madras is also a conservative city compared to the likes of Bombay and Delhi and so when you address people who are much more senior to you in age, do not use their first names. Its considered offensive there and you would be frowned upon.

HUGE PORTIONS

by rahulkesu about CASCADE CHINESE RESTAURANT

ONE OF THE FEW RESTAURANTS THAT SERVES EXCELLENT CHINESE FOOD. VERY POPULAR WITH THE LOCALS. LOCATED IN NUNGAMBAKKAM WHICH IS VERY CENTRALLY LOACTED IN CHENNAI. PORTIONS ARE HUGE, ENOUGH FOR TWO TO THREE PEOPLE (DEPENDING ON YOUR APPETITE) GOT TO TRY THE PHUKET FISH, FILLET OF FISH COATED WITH SOYA SAUCE AND LOT OF GARLIC. AFTER THAT YOU CAN HAVE SOME FRIED ICE CREAM WHICH WILL COOL YOU OF.

Magnificient Mahabalipuram

by GK2005

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is very famous for the carvings and sculptures on rock and architecture. It is located at about an hour's drive from the city and is served by frequent buses. Mamallapuram is very famous for the Shore temple, a must visit for the tourists. This city also served as the capital for the ancient Pallava dynasty.

Fort St George Museum

by Willettsworld

The Fort St George Museum exhibits items of British rule in The Exchange Building that was built in 1795. It first housed the office of the Madras Bank while the hall upstairs was the Public Exchange Hall and served as a place for public meetings, lottery draws and occasionally for entertainment. The idea of setting up a museum in this building to house relics of the British Raj was mooted in 1946 and the museum then opened in 1948. The objects on display in the museum include weapons, coins, porcelain, silverware, medals, uniforms and other artefacts from Britain, France and India. Original letters written by Robert Clive and Cornwallis make fascinating reading.

Open: 10am-5pm. Admission: Rs100 for foreigners.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

by Willettsworld

Kapaleeshwarar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva also known as Adi Bhagwan of Dravidians (Arugar, Adinath) and his consort. The original 8th century temple was built by the Pallavas and located on the shore but it was destroyed by the Portuguese and was re-built as a church 300 years later. The Vijayanagara kings rebuilt the temple during the 16th century and added the majestic 37m gopuram (tower) after the much older temple was destroyed by the Portuguese.

The presiding deity of this temple is a form of Shiva called Kapaleeshwarar. The form of Shiva's wife Parvati at this temple is called Karpagambal (from the Tamil for "goddess of the wish-yielding tree"). Legend has it that Lord Shiva was once telling Lord Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, about the creation of the three lokas but Lord Brahma did not agree with what Shiva said. Shiva got angry and plucked out one of Brahma's four heads. Brahma begged for forgiveness and was asked to perform penance at Mayilai (Mylapore) and then he asked Lord Shiva to take the name of Kapaleeshwarar as Lord Shiva (eswarar) was wearing a necklace of skulls (kapala).

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