Thursday, May 4, 2017

Welcome to Chennai City ...

The Chennai City


History - TheChennaiCity.inChennai (சென்னை) formerly known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Long the site of earlier coastal settlements, Madras was founded in 1639 when the British East India Company.

Chennai is spread over an area of 174 square kilometers and is listed as 36th largest metropolitan area in the world.


Language - Tamil is the official language in Chennai, and also the first language of most locals. However, knowledge of English is sufficient for the average visitor to the city.

English education is widespread in Chennai, thanks to an excellent network of schools throughout the city.

All educated people in Chennai can speak fluent English while almost everybody will understand simple English and can speak a few words.

All important signboards are in English. All transactions with commercial establishments are typically in English.

Train Timings

Train Timings - Chennai has two main long-distance train stations, Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore.

Central has daily trains from/to Bengaluru, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad , Kolkata and virtually all other major Indian cities.Egmore has trains which cover all the places in Tamil Nadu and also a few important places outside it.

Many long distance trains to Egmore stop at Tambaram and some trains to Central stop at Perambur. These are two railway stations which serve the suburban areas of Chennai.

Reach Chennai

Reach Chennai - Chennai is one of the four metropolitan cities of India and therefore has a strong transport network. This solves your query of how to reach Chennai.

It has a good network of roads and railways, which will take you to the largest city of Tamil Nadu. Moreover, the city is effectively connected with a wide network of airlines.

There are both national as well as international flights operating to and from Chennai.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit - Chennai lies in the tropical zone of climate. As a result, it mostly experiences hot and humid weather.

However, it receives ample rainfall and therefore has a pleasant climate throughout the year.

The best time to visit Madras city is from November to February i.e. during the winter months.

During this time, the weather is very enjoyable for the tourists as well as the residents. It even receives rain during the winters, which is very pleasurable for a trip.

Bus Routes

Bus Routes - Chennai has one of Asia's largest bus stations, CMBT. Seven different state owned corporations drive buses to and from various destinations within South India.

There are hourly buses for places like Tirupati, Pondicherry, Coimbatore. You will get the option of A/C or Non-A/C coaches for cities like Bangalore, Trivandrum, Hyderabad.

All buses terminate near Koyambedu but there are different stands for state owned, and private buses (Omni bus terminus).

Both these terminus are near each other.

Helpline Numbers

  Police - 100
Fire - 101
Ambulance - 102/1066
Child Help Line - 1098
Eye Bank - 1919
Women Helpline - 1091
Old Age People Help Line - 1253

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