Chennai is the largest city in Tamil Nadu and is located on the southeastern coast of India. The city was formerly known as Madras and was established by the British. They developed it into a significant urban center and naval base. Around 20th century, Chennai became an important administrative headquarter and the capital of Madras Presidency. The growth and expansion of British Empire led to development of the city. It has been endowed with the rich heritage of art and culture.
It is for this reason that Chennai is also called as the ‘Gateway to South India’. The city been blessed with the wealth of arts and literature. It is famous for its various cultural events, showcasing the performing arts such as Dance, Music and Drama at its best. Tamil literature is very rich in content and preaches ancient morals and values. Chennai is also popular for the glitz and glamour of Kollywood, the ‘Tamil film industry’. Many Tamil films have won acclaim in the international film festivals and have brought fame to India.
Today, the city has gone through a tremendous change and is developing rapidly. There are a number of industries here such as automobile, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The Automobile industry in Madras is one of the leading industries in the country. It is also the second largest exporter of Information Technology, after Bangalore. Apart from this, the city is a leading player in the fields of education and sports. There are a number of reputed educational institutions and stadiums here which mark the significance of the two in Chennai.
Chennai, is a journey into timeless India, a kaleidoscope of moods. rich in the treasures of history, from temples and shrines to forts and palaces, the landscape of the past lives easily with the present. Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and the capital of Tamil Nadu. Retaining much of its traditional charm, this 350 year old city is the gateway to the south, providing many a fascinating vignette of southern heritage.
AREA: 174 Sq.Km. ALTITUDE: Sea level TEMPERATURE: Max- 37 C and Min-21 C in Summer, Max-32C and Min-20C in Winter.
RAINFALL: 1,272 Mm ( June to Sept ) BEST SEASON: Throughout the Year.
CLOTHING: Summer-cottons, Winter- Woolen, STD CODE: 044
Kamraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Tirusulam about 20 Kms from city. Chennai is connected by rail with all major towns and cities in India. Main Railway Stations: Central and Egmore. Chennai is connected by good network of roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.
Near by Cities Kancheepuram – 75kms. Bangalore – 334 kms. Pondicherry – 162 kms. Tirupati – 154 kms. Mamallapuram – 58 kms. Vellore – 145 kms. Thirukkazhukundram – 74kms Vedanthangal – 85 kms.
Proud to be an chennaitie………