Overview

  • Founded in 1639 this 376years Metropolis is the gateway to South India.
  • Fourth largest and forth most populous (7 Million) Metropolis in India.
  • Known as Detroit of South Asia for its Automobile Industry (Hyundai, Ford, Nissan, Renault, Datsun, Mitsubishi, Royal Enfield, Leyland, Isuzu, Suzuki etc).

Time Difference

  • Chennai is 05.30 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Weather usually pleasant in August

  • Average Weather in August 30 C – 86 F
  • High – 33 C – 93 F
  • Low – 26 C – 79 F

Cuisines available at Chennai

  • Korean 5
  • Japanese 5
  • Thai 6
  • Chinese 12
  • Malaysian 4
  • Continental 12

Languages Spoken

  • Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and English.
  • The official language of conference is English.

Connectivity

  • Well connected by Road, Rail, Sea & Air.

Chennai International Airport

  • First Greenfield Airport in India. 3rd busiest. 9 National carriers, 23 International Carriers, 21 cargo carriers.
  • 342 Air craft movements per day.

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Chennai Central Railway Station

  • Chennai Central Railway Station was built in 1858, a landmark architectural structure.
  • Handles 400, 000 passengers per day and 200 trains per day.

Marina Beach

  • Marina Beach is a natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal, a part of Indian
    Ocean.
  • Length is 13kms – Worlds Second longest natural beach.

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple built around seventh century CE is a temple of Shiva one of the Gods of Hindu Trinity.

San Thome Basilica

  • San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai, India.
  • It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of St Thomas, an apostle of Jesus

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Crocodile Bank

  • A reptile Zoo and Herpetology Research Station, 40kms South of Chennai. 1st Crocodile breeding centre in Asia.
  • Has worlds largest collections of Crocodiles and Alligators.
  • Asia’s biggest center for Snake Venom Extraction and   Antivenin Production.

Mahabalipuram

  • Mahabalipuram an ancient sea port since first century – 60kms south of Chennai. Seventh century monuments carved out of rocks.
  • Classified as a UNESEO World Heritage site.

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