Chennai – Immerse Yourself in Culture & Admire Stunning Historic Architecture
Chennai is the colourful capital of Tamil Nadu, boasting eclectic neighbourhoods, gorgeous beaches, wildlife reserves and captivating museums. Chennai is considered as the cultural capital of South India with a thriving music and arts scene, and also has a very rich and interesting history which is worth delving into; it was the first and one of the most important British settlements in India when it was called Madras, which is still evident in the preserved colonial architecture around the city. Fort St. George is an important colonial landmark of Chennai, which houses the first church in India that was built by the British and a museum displaying artefacts from the British Raj. Traveasy offers cheap flights to Chennai, taking you to the heart of this fascinating city.
Another significant element of Chennai’s ancient history is the preserved religious structures that have been a part of the city’s skyline for centuries. Parthasarathy Temple is the oldest temple in the city, dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu. This sacred building is very eye-catching with its traditional South-Indian architecture, intricate carvings and colourful patterns. The Kapaleeswarar Temple is another iconic religious site of Chennai that is believed to have been built in the 7th century and restored during the 16th century with stunning paintings and sculptures that depict Hindu cultures. Then there’s the Thousand Lights Mosque, one of the largest mosques in India and an incredible Islamic structure featuring towering minarets, domes and decorated quotes from the Quran.
Chennai is an excellent foodie spot and the birthplace of many signature South Indian dishes; look forward so sampling idli, rasam, dosa, vada and plenty of other authentic dishes around the city at local restaurants and street food vendors. As well as tasty local food, you can also sample a range of international and fusion dishes in world-class restaurants across the city. Contact Traveasy about our cheap air tickets to Chennai and look forward to a diverse array of travel experiences in this amazing South Indian city. Why not plan your visit to Chennai during December or January, when the city thrives with colourful festivals and events featuring music and dance performances, art exhibitions and cultural demonstrations.