Best Time to Visit and How to Reach Chennai, India
Best Time to Visit Chennai
The best time to visit Chennai is from November to March since the weather at this time is pleasant and cool.
How to Reach Chennai:
Air: Chennai is an international airport connected by several international airlines including Air India, British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air Lanka and Malaysia Airlines while Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Sahara Airlines etc handle the domestic traffic. There are regular flights to several cities around the world from the International Terminal. There are also daily flights to all-important centers in India from the Domestic Terminal. Kamaraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Meenambakkam about 20 kms from the city
Check the addresses of Some of Airlines Offices:
Indian Airlines, 19 Marshall's Road, Chennai 600 008.
Air India, 19 Marshall's Road, Chennai 600 008.
Air France, Thapar House, 43-44,Montieth Road, Egmore
American Airlines, Thapar House, 43-44,Montieth Road, Egmore
British Airways, 8th Floor, Raheja Towers, 177 Anna Salai
Cathy pacific Airways,Taj Connemara,Binny Road
Lufthansa Airlines, 167 Anna Salai
Malaysian Airlines: Karumuttu Centre, 498,Anna Salai
KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines:Taj Connemara,Binny Rd
Gulf Air:Indian Red Cross Building,52 Montieth Road,Egmore
Rail: There are two major railway stations in Chennai. Chennai Central is the bigger one and connects the city by broad gauge as also broad gauge trains to all major cities and towns of India. The Egmore station is the starting point for both metre gauge and broad gauge trains proceeding to destinations within the state as well as trains to neighbouring Kerala. Chennai is also accessible by road from any part of India. If you want to move quickly across the city, catch the more recently introduced north-south MRTS (Mass Rapid Transport System). Some of the stations include Beach, Fort, ParkTown, Chintadripet, Chepauk, Lighthouse and Luz. Chennai is well connected by rail with all the major towns and cities in India. The main Railway stations are Chennai Central which link north and west India and Egmore link south India.
Road: Chennai is connected by good network of roads with all the important places in TamilNadu and other parts of India. Most government bus services for Tamil Nadu and interstate now operate from the newly opened Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Koyembedu.It is claimed to be the largest bus station in Asia. You can also rent car with private tour and cab operators. Pre-paid taxis and airport coaches are available at airports and railway station.
A passenger liner to Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands connects Chennai to these islands in the Bay of Bengal. The Andaman and Nicobar Administration and the Shipping Corporation of India control reservations.
Distance from some of the cities:
Kancheepuram: 75 Kms Bangalore: 334 Kms
Pondicherry: 162 Kms Tirupati: 154 Kms
Mamallapuram: 58 Kms Vellore: 145 Kms