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  2. Chennai - Wikipedia

    Chennai (/ ˈ tʃ ɛ n aɪ / , Tamil: [ˈt͡ɕenːaɪ̯]), formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost Indian state. It is the state's largest city in area and population, and is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

  3. Chennai, formerly Madras, city, capital of Tamil Nadu state, southern India, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Known as the “Gateway to South India,” Chennai is a major administrative and cultural centre. Pop. (2011) city, 4,646,732; urban agglom., 8,696,010. Chennai is located on the Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal.

  4. About Chennai (Madras) The diverse population of Chennai (Madras) is reflected in its rich cultural scene. You’ll find serious theatre as well as the glitz and glamour of Kollywood. Chennai is also an important center for the Bharatanatyam, a local form of classical dance. Visit in January, for the festival of Pongal, or in April, when Chennai celebrates its new year.

  5. Chennai (Madras) travel - Lonely Planet | India, Asia

    Chennai (Madras) If you have time to explore Chennai (formerly Madras), this 284-sq-mi (400-sq-km) conglomerate of urban villages and diverse neighborhoods making up Tamil Nadu's capital will pleasantly surprise you. Its role is as keeper of South Indian artistic, religious and culinary traditions. With its sweltering southern heat and lack of outstanding sights, Chennai has often been seen as the dowdier sibling among India’s four biggest cities.

  6. Chennai (Madras) Tourism (2023): Best of Chennai (Madras), India...

    About Chennai (Madras) The people of Tamil Nadu consider providing food to others a service to humanity. Thus the service in the state capital, Chennai, is first-rate. Treat your senses to some of the richest South Indian flavours in traditional dishes like sambar, rasam, fish curry or kootu. And don't forget to have a cup of full-bodied Tamil coffee, enhanced with chicory—no visit is complete without it.

  7. Today, Chennai is a thriving hub of manufacturing, technology and healthcare industries. It also ranks high among the foremost centers of information technology and business process outsourcing....

  8. History of Chennai - Wikipedia

    Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India 's fifth largest city. [1] It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. With an estimated population of 8.9 million (2014), the 383-year-old city is the 31st largest metropolitan area in the world. The city of Madras in 1909

  9. Places to Visit in Chennai - Chennai Tourism 2023

    Arignar Anna Zoological Park Chennai Established in the year 1855, Arignar Anna Zoological Park is the first public zoo of India. Located around 31 km away from the centre of the city, it is spread over 510 hectare of land and is home to around 1500 species of wild animals and birds. This zoo consists of an aviary, aquarium and butterfly house.

  10. Chennai - Maps of India

    Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and with an estimated population of 6.96 million (2006), Chennai is a commercial and industrial hub. It is also known as the automobile capital of India and is...

  11. Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has a population of about 7 million people. Almost 10% of all of the people in the state live in Chennai. The city is the fourth largest city of India. It was founded in 1661 by the British East India Company.