Chennai – City of the Marina, the second longest beachfront in the world
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is located on the Bay of Bengal’s Coromandel Coast and is amongst the major cosmopolitan cities of India. The gateway to South India, the city with its strong auto components manufacturing base is also nicknamed the “Detroit of South Asia” attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment and turning in to a hub for major automobile manufacturing units from companies round the world. It is also the safest city to live in according to the quality of living survey.
Chennai is rich in traditions and culture abounding with music, dance and many other south Indian art forms that are indigenous to the region. Despite the recent surge in cosmopolitan glamour in recent years in the form of luxury boutiques, star hotels, Chennai, at heart is still orthodox in a lot of ways. The culture, history and art of the region are preserved in its beautiful temples, old forts and historical structures. The sunset along the Marina is definitely worth your time.
Chennai has two major railway stations, the Egmore and the Central railway stations and is connected to all parts of India via numerous daily trains. It is also well connected by road (well connected bus services), air (Chennai International airport – third busiest in India) and sea -Chennai is one of the major ports in India.
Rice is the staple food of Chennai and forms the basis of many cuisines including idly, dosa, pongal, uttapam etc served with sambar or chutneys (coconut, tomato, coriander and mint). The distinct flavor of food in this region is owing to the use of gingelly oil and other condiments specific to the region. The city also is famous for its fast foods and has a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies in offer.
Food delivery in trains
Traveler food offers food delivery to train seat at both of Chennai’s major railway stations. Hot, hygienic and healthy food prepared from local food outlets is delivered with an order placed up to only an hour before train arrival time!