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Monday, March 4, 2013

A Comprehensive guide to the city of Chennai

Chennai, one of the premiere cities of South India, has its own distinctive identity. The city’s multi-faceted persona flows through its opulent culture, vivacious people, architectural marvels and breathtaking beaches. We bring to you the most celebrated sights Chennai city has in store for you.

What Chennai has to offer you?

If you have planned a Chennai  trip, you are guaranteed to have a vibrant and lively experience. Whether it is exploring the nook and corners, visiting the centuries old skillfully carved architectural structures or the beaches; you will be pleasantly surprised in every encounter. What is the best time to visit Chennai? The ideal time to visit Chennai is between the months of November and February. Chennai is a hot and humid city, most of the year and is relatively pleasant during the onset of winters. The Must-visit tourist attractions:

Marina Beach: Marina beach is the best place to begin your day watching the sun rise or spending a relaxed evening watching the sun set. The backdrop of palm trees, friendly locals and the long stretch of the beachside will leave you with a thoroughly unique experience.

 Kapuleshswara Temple: Dedicated to lord Shiva, the Kapuleshwara temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. The beauty of this temple lies in its vibrantly carved architecture. The pyramid shaped towers of the shrine are sure to catch your eye from a long distance and once you enter the temple you will be filled with tranquility. Fort Museum: The Fort museum is a reminder of the British era in India. The ten different galleries of the museum display the swords, pistols, medals, porcelain ware, coins and many such items that were a part of British Raj, once upon a time. History is well-preserved and alive at the Fort museum.

Local Cuisine: Chennai is a foodie’s paradise! From the famous idlis, spicy rasam to tangy chutneys, the local food is worth relishing. The aroma coming from the local food stalls is bound to force you to dig in the simple yet full of flavor dishes.

Enjoy the Serene Backwaters of Kerala

The state of Kerala is synonymous with natural beauty in abundance especially of its pristine backwaters and beaches. There are endless experiences this state has got to offer to the water lovers. If you are a traveler who loves to explore the sun-kissed beaches or wants to feel the real essence of Kerala in its backwaters, we have the ideal holiday plan for you! An ideal Kerala tour can be stretched across three to four days, wherein the first two days you can indulge in the beachside encounters and the rest two days can be spent lazing around in the backwaters. Cochin and Alleppey can be the ultimate destinations to enjoy the soul of Kerala and its scenic views.

 The city of Cochin: Cochin can be said to be the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary ideologies, you will be able to experience this on your visit here. The must-visit places of Cochin city include: Cherrai beach, Mattancherry palace and Fort Cochin.

 Cherrai beach: A visit to the Cherai beach is highly recommended for the beach lovers. You will completely surrender your senses to the view of palm trees, jolly locals, aroma and vibrancy of the local food and the beauty of the sun as it sets. Mattancherry Palace: The Mattancherry palace can give you a glimpse of the rich culture of Kerala. Whether the artistic murals on the palace walls, the lord Shiva and Krishna temples built within the palace premises or the portraits of the kings who once ruled Cochin, there is grandness in everything here.  

Fort Cochin: Surrounded by the Arabian Sea is the region of Fort Cochin. The sight of Chinese fishing nets will let you know you have arrived here. These nets were introduced in this region in the 14th century by the Chinese natives and have been present here since then. This place is best to bring out the photography enthusiast in you, with every possible area having a unique tale to tell, be it the St. Francis church or the Jewish Synagogue.  

Alleppey: Alleppey is a quiet village of Kerala where you can witness some of the most beautiful facets of nature. Surrounded by backwaters, this town has its own charm and celebrates simplicity. The unique houseboat experiences and the local coir factories are the finest the gems Alleppey treasures and preserves. Houseboat experience: The backwaters of Kerala reside in the heart of Alleppey. You will be amazed to find some of the most luxurious houseboats sailing you across the lush-green backwaters and letting you enjoy nature at its best. You can try your hand at fishing, feel the early morning cool breeze or gaze at the sky from your boathouse window; simple yet very memorable experiences only Alleppey can give you.

 Coir factories: The coir factories located in Alleppey region are a source of living for many. You will be surprised to see the efficiency and skill put in by the workers here to make the fine ropes. Kerala is renowned for these, on your visit to one such factory you will get to know the reason why. Kerala can certainly be your imagined getaway with its beaches, backwaters, architecture, food and culture.

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