Here are some of the Homestays in Chennai where you can stay:
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Chennai, also known as Madras, is the capital of Tamil Nadu, and the country’s fourth largest city. Owing to the beauty of the city tourists are thronging the city to get a piece of its history and charm. But with a dearth of hotels, travelers are opting for the beautiful and affordable Chennai homestays which apart from offering just accommodation also give a local touch to one’s stay.
Compared to the other major metros of India, it is far less congested and polluted. Chennai was the site of the first settlement of the East India Company. It was founded in 1639, on a piece of land given by the Raja of Chandragiri, the last representative of the Vijayanagar rulers of Hampi.
The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages. However, despite the strong British influence, Chennai has retained its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and effectively blended it with the foreign influence.
Chennai, the gracious capital city of Tamil Nadu is the fourth largest metropolis in India. Located on a 17 km stretch of the Coramandel coast, the city is trisected by the waterways of Cooum and Adyar and the Buckingham Canal. The city is widely spread in about 180 sq. km. It is a major trade center, being well linked by road, rail and air to important cities besides being a sea port.
Chennai, is a journey into timeless India, a kaleidoscope of moods. rich in the treasures of history, from temples and shrines to forts and palaces, the landscape of the past lives easily with the present. Retaining much of its traditional charm, this 350 year old city is the gateway to the south, providing many a fascinating vignette of southern heritage.
With a population of 6 million people, Chennai is a vibrant city ever growing, expanding and changing every year. Popularly regarded as the “Gateway to the South”, Chennai presents culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this city which, though industrialized, continues to be traditional and conventional in many ways.
The region of Chennai was called Tondaimandalm in those days and had its military headquarters at Puzhal, which is now a small and rather insignificant village on the outskirts of the city.
Modern Chennai grew out of a small village when in 1639 a fishing hamlet called Madraspatnam was selected by early English merchants of the East India Company as a site for the settlement.
Chennai is marked by a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructural facilities which make it a convenient entry point or base to start your tour of Tamil Nadu and South India.
There are a number of churches in Chennai that are connected with the life and times of this apostle. There are also several ancient temples around Chennai and within the city itself are two magnificent temples - a temple in Triplicane and another in Mylapore.
CERTAIN FACTS ABOUT CHENNAI:
AREA: 174 Sq.Km.
ALTITUDE: Sea level
TEMPERATURE: Max- 37 C and Min-21 C in Summer, Max-32C and Min-20C in Winter.
RAINFALL: 1,272 Mm ( June to Sept ) BEST SEASON: Throughout the Year.
CLOTHING: Summer-cottons, Winter- Woolen,
STD CODE: 044
By air: Kamraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Tirusulam about 20 Km from city.
By rail: Chennai is connected by rail with all major towns and cities in India. Main Railway Stations: Central and Egmore.
By road: Chennai is connected by good network of roads with all important places in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.
Kancheepuram (75 km), Bangalore (334 km), Pondicherry (162 km), Tirupati (154 km), Mamallapuram (58 km), Vellore (145 km), Thirukkazhukundram (74km), Vedanthangal (85 km).
So next time you are on a trip to Chennai, make sure you opt for a homestay. Take my word you will not be disappointed.