• Mylapore is a cultural hub and a vibrant neighbourhood. Photo by Vinoth Chandar
    Patterns Of Mylapore

    Mylapore is a cultural hub and a vibrant neighbourhood. Photo by Vinoth Chandar

  • Chennai is famous for its ancient temples, most of which date back to 500 years or more. Photo by Vinoth Chandar
    Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    Chennai is famous for its ancient temples, most of which date back to 500 years or more. Photo by Vinoth Chandar

  • Legend says St. Thomas the Apostle came 52AD and built a chapel. Photo by Nigel’s Europe & Beyond
    San Thome Cathedral

    Legend says St. Thomas the Apostle came 52AD and built a chapel. Photo by Nigel’s Europe & Beyond

  • Marina Beach is the world's second longest beach, spreading for 12km. Photo by Thangaraj Kumaravel.
    Marina Beach - Chennai

    Marina Beach is the world's second longest beach, spreading for 12km. Photo by Thangaraj Kumaravel.

  • Chennai is home to the heart of Tamil Cinema - Kollywood. Photo by Steffen Zahn
    Kollywood

    Chennai is home to the heart of Tamil Cinema - Kollywood. Photo by Steffen Zahn

  • The Government Museum in Chennai, one of India’s oldest museums. Photo by Prince Roy
    Chennai Museum

    The Government Museum in Chennai, one of India’s oldest museums. Photo by Prince Roy

  • The gopuram was rebuilt after the original temple was destroyed by the Portuguese. Photo by mountainamoeba
    Kapaleeshwarar Gopurum

    The gopuram was rebuilt after the original temple was destroyed by the Portuguese. Photo by mountainamoeba

  • The ancient city of Mahabalipuram is located about 60 km south from Chennai. Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
    Mahabalipuram

    The ancient city of Mahabalipuram is located about 60 km south from Chennai. Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

  • The Thillai Natarajah Temple in Chidambaram, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
    Chidambaram

    The Thillai Natarajah Temple in Chidambaram, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

  • Kanchipuram is one of the great temple towns in South India. Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
    Kanchipuram

    Kanchipuram is one of the great temple towns in South India. Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

  • Detail of the Thiru Vagestheeswar Temple, Thiruvannamalai. Photo by Amirthanarayanan Rajaravi
    Thiruvannamalai

    Detail of the Thiru Vagestheeswar Temple, Thiruvannamalai. Photo by Amirthanarayanan Rajaravi

  • The Yelagri region is much loved for its lake, and also for it hiking trails. Photo by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mckaysavage/4031751392">McKay Savage</a> + <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode">Creative Commons</a>
    Yelagiri

    The Yelagri region is much loved for its lake, and also for it hiking trails. Photo by McKay Savage + Creative Commons

  • The Auroville in Pondicherry was an experimental township in the 60s. Photo by Ravikiran Rao.
    Pondicherry

    The Auroville in Pondicherry was an experimental township in the 60s. Photo by Ravikiran Rao.

  • The Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, one of Chennai’s oldest temples. Photo by Ravas51
    Visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    The Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, one of Chennai’s oldest temples. Photo by Ravas51

  • The Government Museum is one of India's top and oldest museums. Photo by Nigel’s Europe & Beyond
    Chennai Museum

    The Government Museum is one of India's top and oldest museums. Photo by Nigel’s Europe & Beyond

  • Chennai is a haven for shoppers, especially the busy stalls in T. Nagar. Photo by Vinoth Chandar
    Shopping in Chennai

    Chennai is a haven for shoppers, especially the busy stalls in T. Nagar. Photo by Vinoth Chandar

  • Cricket is one of Chennai’s most popular sport. Photo by David Brossard
    Sport in Chennai

    Cricket is one of Chennai’s most popular sport. Photo by David Brossard

  • Chennai is a hot destination in India for yoga lovers. Photo by Shiv
    Yoga Hotspot - Chennai

    Chennai is a hot destination in India for yoga lovers. Photo by Shiv

  • Chennai might not have a reputation for its nightlife, but you can always find something exciting! Photo by Rivo
    Chennai Nightlife

    Chennai might not have a reputation for its nightlife, but you can always find something exciting! Photo by Rivo

  • Tamil cuisine is characterized by rice, dal and spices. Photo by tailorandyumi
    Resturants - Chennai

    Tamil cuisine is characterized by rice, dal and spices. Photo by tailorandyumi

  • Idli is one of Tamil Nadu’s special dishes, made from fermented rice and black lentils. Photo by avlxyz
    Food

    Idli is one of Tamil Nadu’s special dishes, made from fermented rice and black lentils. Photo by avlxyz

  • Tamil Thali. Photo by Terry Presley
    Bars + Resturants

    Tamil Thali. Photo by Terry Presley

  • Filter Coffee is a staple in Tamil Nadu, made from locally grown coffee beans and chicory. Photo by avlxyz
    Masala Tea + South Indian Filter Coffee

    Filter Coffee is a staple in Tamil Nadu, made from locally grown coffee beans and chicory. Photo by avlxyz

  • Chennai often celebrates with events Tamil culture, such as the Bhatatanatyam dance. Photo by Alex Mercatali
    Tamil Bhatatanatyam Dance

    Chennai often celebrates with events Tamil culture, such as the Bhatatanatyam dance. Photo by Alex Mercatali

  • Chennai's diversity has turned it into one of India’s most interesting cities. Photo credit: McKay Savage
    Chennai Culture

    Chennai's diversity has turned it into one of India’s most interesting cities. Photo credit: McKay Savage

  •  St. Mary’s Church, Fort St. George. Photo by Nigel’s Europe & Beyond
    Fort St George

    St. Mary’s Church, Fort St. George. Photo by Nigel’s Europe & Beyond

  • Chennai is India’s 4th city, rich in diversity in both its people and its architecture. Photo by McKay Savage
    T. Nagar Market

    Chennai is India’s 4th city, rich in diversity in both its people and its architecture. Photo by McKay Savage

  • About 5% of Chennai is parkland, the most famous being Guindy National Park. Photo by Vinoth Chandar
    Guindy National Park - Chennai

    About 5% of Chennai is parkland, the most famous being Guindy National Park. Photo by Vinoth Chandar

Let us be the first to say Vanakkam! (“Welcome” in Tamil).

Ancient and new, sprawling but community oriented, Chennai is a city that captures the Tamil spirit of South India, acting as a gateway to both the region and its culture. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai has changed over it’s relatively short history, from its humble beginnings as a colony established by the British East India Company, before expanding into a vast metropolis in the 21st Century.

If you are planning to visit Chennai, your first should be the Tourist Information Centre Chennai, we’re here to help you make the most of this exciting city. Peruse our Travel guide to Chennai, eat with us, stay with us, maybe even take a tour – see the best that Chennai has to offer.

Our online Chennai tourist guide and accompanying booklet are here to give you the must sees and dos in the city, practical information, maps, hints and tips you need to make the most of your stay in India’s 4th largest city.

Check out our blog for interesting articles about Chennai and around, and also we’ll keep you up-to-date on which local events and festivals should be on your bucket list.

If there is anything not covered and you’d like to know more or see it on the site or the magazine, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help.

Chennai International Airport is the third busiest in India servicing the needs of not only Chennai but the wider southern India. If you are travelling to Southern territories, then we are ideally situated for your continued journey.

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The Tourist Information Centre Guest House offers budget accommodation in Chennai without compromising on security, comfort and cleanliness.

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