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Gateway Chennai (Madras)

The earliest British settlement of the East India Company, Chennai is an elegant colonial port of fine gothic buildings, palm trees and gardens. Nearby is the ‘City of a Thousand Temples’ Kanchipuram, noted also for fine silks, the Shore Temples and rock carvings of Mahabalipuram.


Hotels : We recommend the Taj Connemara now known as Vivanta by Taj – Connemara, a well run hotel converted from a Nawab’s Town House.

Or – We use the Taj Group’s Fisherman’s Cove now known as Vivanta by Taj –Fisherman’s Covea superb beach resort hotel with easy access to Madras, Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.

Alternatively – We recommend The Raintree Hotel, Chennai, South India’s First ECOTEL® Hotel, which is an Environmentally Sensitive Hotel with all modern amenities.