Melbourne to Chennai
Flight to Chennai with Malaysia Airlines.
Economy Class from $675.00
Travel Dates: After 16 JAN 2018
Chennai was formerly known as Madras and is said to be a 369-year-old city. It is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is the sixth largest city of India in terms of population. It is one of the foremost gateways to South India and has a flourishing local culture, art scene and is one of the chief termini for medical tourism. It is even considered as the world's fastest growing city.
As said, Chennai opens your door to the Sothern culture and lets your experience the vividness existing in the cities of Southern India. From historical buildings to modern architecture, to ancient dance forms to various traditional arts; it is a complete package for entertainment and fun. Traveling from Melbourne to Chennai, you will come across the south Indian culture in a deeper way.
The climate of Chennai happens to be tropical. It majorly has two seasons, summer and monsoon. Summer extends from April to June while there is scanty rainfall in between June to September. October to December happen to be the period of north-east monsoon because of which the city receives maximum rainfall. The best time of visiting is between December to February as the temperature then stands to be mild. Owing to the humid atmosphere, you must opt for carrying light clothing with you.
Chennai’s culture is noticeably dissimilar from other cities in India. Tamil custom and culture are ethnic to this region and is fundamentally the merriment of the beauty, epitomized through dance, apparel, and sculptures. It is both a conventional and modern cosmopolitan city; the culture here reflects its varied population. The food is a distinctive assortment of traditional, to fast foods and sieve kaapi. Music is classical and western, to the rising nightlife here.
Flights from Melbourne to Chennai
Chennai International Airport
It is the third busiest in India, following Mumbai & Delhi. All the major international flights arrive at Anna Terminal, while domestic ones arrive at the Kamraj Terminal. The two terminals are situated on the same road and are around 150 m (492 ft) away from each other. It is well connected to London, Singapore, Middle east, Malaysia, New York, Hong Kong, etc.
Facilities at the Airport
Maharaja lounge, Bica lounge, Royal lounge etc. are some of the excellent lounges out here that help you relax and unwind your mind. Your business meets can also be handled here with great ease of comfort.
You can avail Free WiFi facility at the lounges.
You can avail the foreign exchange services, situated near the terminals along with ATMs of various banks.
The restaurants within the airport serve as the ideal hub of satisfying your hunger and gorge on some yummy delicacies.
It is well connected to other parts of India. There are five major national highways radiating towards Tiruchy/Madurai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Tiruvallur, and Pondicherry. You can book for car rentals and enjoy the expedition on your level of comfort.
The city has one of the largest bus stations in Asia, Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT). There are hourly buses to Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Pondicherry, and Coimbatore. You can avail A/C or Non-A/C coaches for the prime cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Trivandrum.
Instead of the meter run taxis, Chennai will introduce you to auto-rickshaw that don’t make use a meter. Though there is no fix charge, but you can gather the necessary information and if you know the art of bargaining; the ride is worth taking.
Metro work in Chennai is under progress and as of now it has got over with the completion of phase 1. It is being built with the aim of reducing traffic and making the roads less crowded.
The city has two long-distance train stations, the Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. It has daily trains from and to Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad and to all other chief Indian cities.
Chennai is the city of temples and priests. It also has some of the ancient monuments that sing of the state’s historic glory. There are many more places that are sure to seek your attention; some of which are:
Marina Beach: The Marina beach happens to be the second longest metropolitan beach in the world. It is a sophisticated boulevard with wonderful flower beds alongside its lanes. Beside the shore, there are several buildings that were all built in the course of the British colonial rule.
Big Mosque: Also called the Wallajah Mosque, Big Mosque it is located at the Walajah Road in Triplicane. A historical landmark of the city, it was constructed by Wallajah family in remembrance of Nawab Muhammad Ali Walajah, in the year 1795.
Fort St. George: Situated on the banks of Bay of Bengal, Fort St. George was time-honored as the East India Company's invigorated grip in Madras and it was from this minor trading post that the British impact spread all over India.
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