|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.65|
|Chicken breasts at the market||$2.93|
|Milk (1 liter)||$0.51|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.22|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.95|
|Local draught beer||$1.66|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$5.14|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$2.16|
Are you contemplating on a trip to India? If you haven’t been there, then it’s the best time to book cheap flights to Chennai and experience the long list of things to do in the city. Chennai or Madras as it is unofficially called is the major city of the Tamil Nadu state. It’s popularly known as South India’s Cultural Capital.
If you’re traveling to Chennai, be sure to have enough time covering the many different attractions and activities you can visit and do in the city. Topping the list is the Kapaleeshwar Temple. The temple is located at the heart of the city and considered among the most popular landmarks. This is one of oldest temples in Chennai which comes with huge history. Next is the Kalikambal Temple. This is a good place for worship and some quite time. You can also visit the Sri Parthasarathy Temple which offers an architectural wonder dating back to the 8th century.
If you want to get some break from temple visits then enjoy some entertainment at Sathyam Cinemas. This is Chennai’s exciting entertainment destination. Watch interesting Bollywood movies here and experience excellent theater sound technology. You can also visit the Escape Cinemas which offer exciting movie experience and the first luxurious multiplex in city.
After a day at the Cinemas, you might want to visit more temples and other sites which offer architectural interests. You can visit the Vadapalani Murugan Temple. This might be a little too crowded with both tourists and worshiper but still worth a visit. An hour drive from the city center is Jagannath Temple which is a replica of the Jagannath temple located in the state of Orissa. Other interesting place to visit includes the San Thome Church which offers a good reminder of Chennai’s colonial past.
There are many hotels in Chennai for visitors who want to stay in the city and explore the area for several days. If you are tight on budget then save money by booking a hotel with free breakfast included in the room rate. Alternatively, you can also skip eating in hotel restaurants during lunch or dinner and look for favorite local hangouts. Restaurants outside hotels are often cheaper. Some of the recommended hotels in the city include the Westin Chennai Velachery with rates starting at $142USD, The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai with rates beginning at $106 per night. Other hotels in the area include The Raintree Hotel, Annasalai and the Raintree Hotel, St. Mary’s. It is time to book cheap flights to Chennai and experience one of India’s most charming destinations.