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The fourth largest city in India and capital of Tamil Nadu State, Chennai has a history spanning 2000 years. During this time, Chennai has played host to missionaries, seafarers, spice traders and cloth merchants. The 16th century saw the arrival of the Portuguese, then the Dutch. In 1639, the British East India Company established a settlement in Madraspatnam.

Fort St George was built over a period of 15 years, and was completed in 1653. An area known as George Town mushroomed in the area of Fort St George. After some monumental struggles with the French, the British eventually gained a stranglehold. In the 19th century, the city became the seat of the Madras presidency, one of the four divisions of British Imperial India. Fort St George houses the fascinating Fort Museum. The museum displays a host of memorabilia from both the British and French East India Companies, coupled with the Raj and Muslim administrations.

Also at the fort is St Mary’s church. Built between 1678-80, it was the first English church in Madras, and is also the oldest surviving church in India. George Town, the former British trading centre remains the focal area for commerce and harbours a fascinating medley of architecture including 18th and 19th century churches, Hindu and Jain temples, mosques and Raj mansions. The Kapaleeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a fine example of Dravidian temple architecture.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Chennai, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Tea plantation | Kerala | India
Beautiful South
14 days FROM $3,459

Chennai, Pondicherry and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kochi, colonial hill stations and a rice boat cruise on the Keralan backwaters. An action packed fortnight in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, that simply has it all!

Wildlife spotting | Kerala | India
Great Southern Getaway
15 days FROM $5,939

Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial hill stations. Take a train journey on the scenic Blue Mountain Railway, cruise the backwaters of Kochi and spot elephant from your jungle hide-away at both Mudumalai and Nagarhole National Parks.

Tea plantatino | Nilgiri Hills | India
Nilgiri Hills
5 days FROM $1,399

The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills, are a range of mountains and a district in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. See the famous hill station of Ooty, reached by the Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway.

Tailormade Holidays to Chennai

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Chennai.

Taj Coromandel, Chennai
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Taj Coromandel combines Indian and European styles, resulting in an inspiring hotel with eleganbt rooms.

The Pride Hotel, Chennai
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Pride, Chennai presents 115 aesthetically-designed luxurious rooms with an exclusive 24 hour coffee shop, multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, roof-top restaurant, health club and a swimming pool.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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