Cheap Flights to Chennai, India
Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state India. Situated on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal; it is the only city in India and the entire South Asia to feature in “52 places to go around the world” by the New York Times.
Medical tourism thrives is one of the attractions of this city as many foreigners flock to the city in search of cheap quality health care. It is a cultural centre for the Southern India region famous for their special interest on beauty. A flourishing art scene, special dances and a unique native fashion, distinguish Chennai from other cities. Book cheap flights to Chennai International Airport with Travelstart. Search and compare cheap flights and airlines on the booking engine above
Requirements for Entry to Chennai
A Nigerian Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel. Tourist Visa is required for Nigerians and it can be obtained at Indian High commission at 364, Cadastral Zone, Central Business Area (CBD), FCT or 8-a Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Getting to the City Centre from Chennai International Airport (MAA)
Tiruslam railway station is next to the airport and train service transport passengers to the city. Airport prepaid taxis are a more convenient and way of transfer to the city. The fares are fixed by the Government and are moderate.
Beaches of Chennai: Chennai has beaches with gleaming sandy shores and immense expanse of crystal clear blue sea. The sight of the sun setting glorious in the evening and early morning sunrise are the exciting experiences that draw tourists to Marina Beach and Elliot’s Beach and Covelong beach like a magnet.
Government Museum: located Egmore, the government museum has a massive collection of scientific specimens and artifacts. It is one of the top attractions in Chennai.
Basilica of St. Thomas: This church is on top of the tomb of the Apostle of Jesus Christ; St. Thomas, who came to spread the Gospel in India in 52 AD. Artifacts owned by St. Thomas are on display as well as ancient paintings depicting the life of the apostle.
Kapaleeswarar Temple or Sri Parthasarathi Temple: either of these temples is the place to witness Indian History and culture in a fabulous form. Kapaleswarar Temple is a fine example of magnificent Dravidian architecture.
Things to Do
Take gentle stroll through the palm bordered shores and a refreshing horseback ride at Marina Beach.
Visit The Snake Park and have a breathtaking experience, it is a breeding ground for various species of turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes. Home to more than 30 species of vicious Indian snakes . Visit Cholamandal Artists Village and see beautiful art works on the making, several artists have their residence inside this gated community and it is fun to watch them at work. Go fishing on a boat with a fishing rod at hand, inside a wide expanse of sea at Barracuda Bay.
Hotels and Accommodation
There is a variety of hotels in Chennai among which are Hotel Pandian and Ashok Residency. Whether you are choosing based on star rating or price you will surely find a wonderful accommodation for your stay in Chennai.
Several Car Rental Companies offer car rental services at the Airport. There are also many car rental locations in the city. Argus, Avis and Hertz are among the car rental companies at the Chennai.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Chennai is after the Monsoon season and before the extreme heat of the summer. This would mean visiting between December and March.