Sometimes called the "Gateway of the South" Chennai (formerly Madras), is the fourth largest and one of the most developed cities in India. It has the distinction of being a perfect blend of rich culture, modern technology, and fascinating history - all ready to be explored when you book your flight. Since 2008, it has surpassed all other cities in India, visited by the most foreign tourists, and lies off the shores of the Bay of Bengal in the South. With a plethora of hassle free ways to book airline tickets and find a cheap flight to Chennai, there is no reason you can't start planning your holiday today. Whether you wish to compare flights from Liverpool or London, Easyvoyage can aid you with all your travel plans. Once you arrive and make the trip from the airport in Chennai to the city centre, be sure to visit the galleries, museums and other artistic institutions, many of which offer free admission. One can also soak up the sun and visit Marina Beach, which at a reported length of 15 km and circa 450 metres wide is the second largest beach in the world. Gardens, ethnic café's and restaurants are plentiful along the beach area making it a great day trip.
There are numerous places of interest, including the Thousands Lights Mosque, which is a prominent place of worship for Muslims, but as the mosque is picturesque in its architectural beauty it attracts several non-Muslim visitors as well. For adventurous tourists the area offers excursions such as a visit to a wildlife and crocodile sanctuary, or tours to the temple at Mahabalipuram where many ancient carvings and monuments exist. Perhaps the best time to visit is during the annual Arubathimoovar Festival, when saints of Shiva are paraded through the city in a colourful procession. Visitors may also find eating authentic street food a rewarding experience. At the street food fest you can mix in among the locals and a myriad of Indian dishes are cooked representing cities all over the country. With all Chennai has to offer, it is no wonder why many people choose to take a flight here. Your dream holiday is just a cheap flight away!