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Arun the Stock Guru -Stock tip, Tips Trading, Bse Nse, Share market live, Sensex, pasar saham India Perusahaan disarankan ke anggota premium beberapa minggu yang lalu. Ini telah bergerak dengan baik sejak saat itu. Masih terlihat perusahaan dengan potensi multibagger. Orang-orang yang tertarik dengan workshop Mumbai yang akan datang juga menawarkan layanan topi kecil premium mengisi formulir di bawah ini. Untuk bantuan melakukan pendeteksian Ujjal pada 9831291631 atau dip di 9007652301. Perbaikan efisiensi operasional dengan pengurangan biaya tenaga kerja dan bahan baku (sehingga meningkatkan margin ebidta). Menjadi co 70 thn tua. Kekuatan utama cos menawarkan berbagai macam produk amp merancang dan menyesuaikan produk sesuai dengan kebutuhan klien. Menyediakan produk amp untuk hampir semua perusahaan Fortune 500. Meningkatkan pangsa pasar dan pangsa pasar di segmen Pertahanan Kereta Api, meningkatkan biaya RampD untuk mengembangkan dan mengenalkan produk berbasis teknologi baru dan dengan demikian memperbaiki penerapan lini produk baja, gula, tekstil, semen, energi dan lain-lain. Mencoba untuk kembali ke bisnis pertahanan dimana kita 15 tahun yang lalu. Menantikan hasil yang lebih baik di Q3 dan Q4 karena arus masuk yang bagus untuk (pabrik Mysore untuk transformer pengisi minyak) dan pertumbuhan yang terlihat di sektor-sektor tersebut di atas. Mendapatkan order (pendapatan) bukan menjadi masalah bagi co, tujuan utamanya adalah untuk mengurangi hutang modal kerja dan biaya beban bunga amp memperbaiki jaringan distributor. Pesanan pertahanan tertentu berada di tahap L1 (penawar terendah dalam tender). Mengharapkan pasar yang besar untuk energi terbarukan di India. Eksekutif top mgt Cos telah berkeliling dan bertemu dengan perusahaan pembangkit listrik. Co akan mengajukan penawaran untuk proyek Water Grid (skema irigasi - menyediakan air minum dari berbagai sungai di dekat AP ke semua kota yang beragam) dan mengharapkan untuk mendapatkan pesanan senilai 50 Cr di negara bagian Telengana untuk memasok 1000200 set tegangan tinggi dan rendah Pump Set 12 Lac masing-masing). Eksekusi akan hadir di Q3 amp Q4. Baru-baru ini, co telah mendapat pesanan proyek surya senilai 60 Cr. Ini merupakan peluang terbesar bagi pertumbuhan pendapatan. Restrukturisasi dilakukan dengan bank pada tahun 2014 untuk modal kerja dan kenaikan biaya modal. Co telah secara bertahap mengurangi Deposito (24 Cr) dan ICD (22 Cr). Buatlah hutang perusahaan bebas selama periode waktu tertentu dengan membuang aset real estat non inti dari co. Di Hubli dari 100 hektar di dekat bandara hubli, awalnya mengalokasikan 20 Cr, yang akan menjemput mereka 120cr (menunggu persetujuan dari pemerintah negara bagian untuk mengatasi krisis), Mysore - 5 situs senilai sekitar 50 Cr, ruang Kantor Regional di Delhi, Hyd , Pune, Bglr dll (model kemungkinan untuk diadopsi oleh co adalah membuang dan dibawa kembali berdasarkan sewa). Mengurangi hutang dengan korporasi bank. Total aset non-inti real estat perusahaan lebih dari 1000 Cr. Pandangan saya: Langkah terakhir yang diambil oleh mgt mengenai penjualan saham treasury seharga 18 Cr dan QIP dari 37 Cr adalah salah satu langkah berani dan berani. Ini telah membawa positif dan optimisme di antara semua karyawan perusahaan dan mereka akan bekerja sangat keras untuk membawanya kembali ke puncak. Permulaan awal modal kerja dipecahkan dan mereka mulai berkonsentrasi pada bisnis. Scuttlebut dari distributor terbesar yang bersama perusahaan selama 20 tahun terakhir: - Jika Anda memesan motor LVM hari ini, Anda akan mendapatkannya besok. Jadi tidak ada masalah pengiriman di motor standar tapi jika Anda menuntut untuk yang khusus maka tergantung ukuran, fitur waktu pengiriman bisa dari 1 bulan sampai 6 bulan. Pidato yang bagus dari Ketua sangat fantastis. Mengharapkan keuntungan yang sangat baik dalam 2 tahun ke depan Crompton dan abb juga agresif. Perusahaan ini memiliki bank tanah yang luas di banglore dan hubli. Seri 8226Ravi memang bagus karena pengaturan terminal di sisi atas kedua keduanya tersedia. Pengaturan terminal sisi awal hanya tersedia tapi sekarang keduanya.70 sampai 80 efisiensi lebih banyak yang dicapai dalam rangkaian ravi, keluhan telah turun drastis. Dalam hal jaringan penjualan amp, perusahaan seperti maruti amp lupin. Mereka telah membeli lahan baru 5 sampai 6 Tahun kembali.Ini adalah Mencoba untuk meningkatkan pangsa pasar.Ini mencoba untuk menyewa orang-orang besar dari pasar. 2 sampai 3 orang yang salah telah memimpin di perusahaan tersebut karena yang terakhir 5 sampai 7 tahun tidak baik. MD baru datang baru-baru ini dan membersihkan semua debu dari perusahaan. Dia menyingkirkan semua orang yang salah, semua persediaan telah dibersihkan. Juga dipecat orang yang berpikir perusahaan seperti organisasi pemerintah. MD baru diam dan agresif. Saya secara pribadi merasa bahwa dia bekerja sangat keras. Dalam 15 sampai 20 tahun pengalaman saya di perusahaan, saya pasti dapat mengatakan bahwa segala sesuatunya membaik dengan tajam dan 2 sampai 3 tahun mendatang akan menjadi fantastis. Saya sangat optimis. Mencoba untuk pemasok baru dengan orang baru. MD baru adalah pria keuangan murni dan membersihkan semua persediaan. Saya secara pribadi melihat semua tanaman dan merasa bahwa, tanggung jawab akuntabilitas baru-baru ini telah meningkat untuk setiap orang. Mendapatkan galian dari konsumen yang hilang yang berprestasi besar seperti sekarang. Dari sisi merek, Crompton, perusahaan ini, abb lebih diutamakan (Order). Apa yang terjadi ketika sebuah keluarga yang dikelola perusahaan dengan produk bagus dan brand recall yang hebat mengubah pendekatan PSU-nya menjadi perusahaan swasta yang terkelola dengan baik. Sebenarnya, ini adalah kisah tentang perusahaan ini. Mereka telah memberi dua permainan rockstars profesional untuk menjalankan pertunjukan. VB, CFO perusahaan mana yang dipromosikan menjadi MD sekitar tahun 2015. AH, salesman bintang dengan kekayaan pengalaman di industri ini mengambil alih posisi sebagai kepala penjualan. Mereka berputar keluar untuk mengubah perusahaan dan membawanya ke liga yang didambakan. Masalah perusahaan dimulai dengan mengakuisisi LDW pada tahun 2008, sebuah perusahaan Jerman yang terkenal dengan teknologinya. Resesi diikuti yang membuat masalah ini menjadi lebih buruk bagi perusahaan. Terlepas dari setiap dukungan yang mungkin dari orang tua India, anak perusahaan Jerman tidak dapat melakukan turnaround. Beberapa perempat kembali akhirnya menyerah dan membukukan kerugian. Mereka telah menyerap teknologi Jerman dan dengan sektor yang harus dilihatnya, hari-hari yang lebih baik akhirnya berlaku bagi perusahaan. Perusahaan memiliki aset non-inti yang kaya untuk lagu lebih dari 1000crs (kebanyakan bidang tanah dan pabrik yang tidak diperlukan). Mereka dalam dialog aktif untuk membuang nilai yang sama dengan 400crs dan membuat entitas hutang yang tinggi bebas dari hutang. Selama 2-3 tahun ke depan, Perusahaan akan menjadi entitas lean tanpa kewajiban biaya bunga. Akan lebih bijaksana untuk dicatat bahwa biaya bunga saat ini perusahaan akan mendekati 40crs. Pengguna akhir produknya seperti industri gula, listrik, baja dan semen sudah mulai melihat perubahan waktu untuk selamanya. Jika pengguna keluaran Anda menandai perputaran yang kaya, vendor juga akan mengalami turnaround right Seringkali akal sehat sangat jarang terjadi, terutama jika pengecer memilih untuk memilih entitas yang terdaftar. Saluran kami memeriksa dari jaringan dealernya di seluruh negeri membuktikan hal di depan permintaan. Pelanggan memiliki masa tunggu 2-3 minggu untuk motor Ac-Dc-nya. Dealer juga menyarankan tentang fokus baru dari perusahaan. Ini memiliki status monopoli yang dekat dengan Transformers yang Diisi Minyak dimana permintaannya sangat besar. Tahun lalu mereka melakukan penjualan sekitar 18 tahun. Tahun ini mereka sudah memiliki pesanan senilai 90 gr di tangan, hadir dengan margin EBITDA dua digit. Perusahaan selalu mendapat perintah tapi karena krisis modal kerja mereka tidak bisa mengeksekusi sebagian besar. Kondisi ini jadi sangat genting sehingga harus menjual saham treasury-nya pada dan sekitar bulan Desember 2015. Ini berhasil mengumpulkan 20crs dan akhirnya berhasil melakukan turnaround setelah waktu yang sangat lama. Mereka melakukan QIP baru-baru ini pada usia 46rs yang selanjutnya akan memberikan kelegaan dan membantu mencapai target yang ditargetkan pada target. Betapa berkah dalam penyamaran Bagaimana akumulasi kerugian ratusan crores dalam bukunya yang berarti tidak ada kewajiban pajak sampai melampaui akumulasi kerugian di dalam jendela pajak 7 tahun. Manajemen memang menjelaskan tentang tidak ada MAT. Kesimpulan: Setelah tepat 8 kuartal atau di bulan Desember 2015, perusahaan akhirnya tampil dengan warna hijau. 2 perempat terakhir juga menguntungkan perusahaan itu. Ini menargetkan pertumbuhan 30 dimana penjualannya diperkirakan akan melampaui perkiraan fiskal tahun ini. Estimasi EBITDA 9 memberi kita angka PAT sekitar 15crs (63crs dikurangi biaya bunga 36crs dan penyusutan 12crs dan tanpa kewajiban pajak). Perusahaan mengutip 23 kali fy16-17 pendapatan. Fy17-18 akan melihatnya menghasilkan 880-900crs penjualan dengan pesanan margin lebih tinggi. EBITDA yang diharapkan sekitar 11 membuat perusahaan tersebut mengutip hanya 7 kali. Turnaround taruhan disambut dengan valuasi yang lebih tinggi dan dengan perusahaan yang melayani sektor inti, ia akan selalu mengutipnya dalam kisaran kisaran 15-20. Kelompok teman sebaya yang terkenal sebagai raksasa, Alstom, Siemens dan Abb dari dunia mengutip lebih dari 30 kali pendapatan fy18. Juga seperti yang disebutkan sebelumnya dalam laporan yang mereka targetkan menjadi entitas bebas hutang selama 3 tahun ke depan. Jika itu terjadi, Perusahaan dapat menulis sebuah tulisan suci untuk dirinya sendiri dengan pemegang saham membuat banyak lipatan dalam beberapa tahun mendatang. Kesenangan taruhan dalam intisari dimaksudkan untuk portofolio inti Anda. Sekarang jangan repot-repot bertanya pada orang target. 8 kiasan untuk mengetahui segala hal tentang microcap yang Anda inginkan. Mari kita jalankan: 1) Quote: Ini bukan ide saham baru tapi perpanjangan dari postingan sebelumnya. Tujuannya adalah untuk memiliki cakupan rinci dari 5 perusahaan tersebut. The desi cloud player yang sudah lama dilakukan. Catatan hari ini berkaitan dengan perusahaan ke 3 dari jabatan sebelumnya. Berutang kepada saudara laki-laki Bhaumik atas bantuan dan pertengkarannya. Dia melakukan perjalanan yang baik sejak beberapa hari karena alasan yang tidak saya ketahui. Dengan harga yang mahal untuk dipastikan pada level sekarang (stok mahal selalu ada 5 bagger dalam beberapa kuartal terakhir). Oh yah, Damn Mencoba cara SEBI yang sesuai untuk menulis lagi. 2) Cerita: 1200 cr Kelompok yang berbasis di Kochi 8211 perusahaan andalan mereka adalah E.Condiments (menjadi rempah-rempah dan kari) dengan 900 cr. Pendapatan 8211 diadakan oleh promotor dan 26 oleh Mccormick (perusahaan Fortune 1000 yang berbasis di AS yang memproduksi rempah-rempah, rempah-rempah, perasa). Perusahaan grup lainnya adalah ET (ban vulkanisir), E.Mattress (beddings dengan merek Sunidhra) Eastea (menjadi teh), King Richards (pakaian). Tidak ada kepemilikan silang antar perusahaan kelompok. ET adalah satu-satunya perusahaan yang terdaftar dan sepertinya tetap seperti itu. Tidak ada rencana daftar E.Condiments. 3) Campuran pendapatan ET 8211 70 pasar terbuka, 26 SRTC (perusahaan transportasi jalan negara) dan 4 ekspor. Margin kotor masing-masing 26, 35, 38. Hari debitur adalah 40-60 hari, 90 hari dan 90 hari dengan LC masing-masing. Riwayat hidup merupakan 96 dari pendapatan dan 4 berasal dari PV. Vulkanisir adalah mendapatkan daya tarik yang dipimpin oleh peningkatan kesadaran, penciptaan merek oleh pemain seperti ET, Indag dll dan kesadaran biaya bagi pemilik armada. Sebuah ban truk baru berharga 20k, sementara ban vulkanisir harganya 5k dan memiliki 80 kehidupan ban baru. Rantai nilai 8211 pemilik armada memberi ban kepada dealerretreader, yang pada gilirannya membeli bahan vulkanisir dari pemain seperti ET dan melakukan vulkanisir dan memberikannya kembali kepada pemilik armada. Sebagian besar peminta iklan di pasar tidak eksklusif, mereka bekerja untuk semua pemain. Vulkanisir pra-sembuh digunakan untuk CV, PV, dll. Sedangkan vulkanisir panas digunakan untuk OTR, kendaraan pertambangan, dll. Yang berjalan pada permukaan keras dan memerlukan kerja yang lebih berat. Teknologi vulkanisir panas dan pra-sembuh di seluruh dunia digunakan. Tidak ada perubahan material dalam teknologi selama bertahun-tahun. 4) 50 permintaan penggantian dipenuhi oleh ban vulkanisir di India. Secara global yang jauh lebih tinggi 8211 di AS itu adalah ban vulkanisir 80. Secara bertahap India akan bergerak lebih tinggi ke arah ban vulkanisir karena kesadaran akan manfaatnya meningkat dan juga lingkungan ini lebih efisien. Jadi seiring berjalannya waktu ban vulkanisir akan naik. Industri vulkanografi di India adalah 3200 cr. Industri 8211 50 yang terorganisir 8211 tumbuh dengan pertumbuhan 10 volume. Pertumbuhan ini cenderung berlanjut dengan beberapa perubahan bertahap dari segmen yang tidak terorganisir. GST bisa memberikan fillip pada shift ini. Pertumbuhan volume ET di TA16 adalah 10. Apollo, MRF dll mencari untuk memasuki ruang vulkanisir 8211 namun mereka tidak menganggap ini sebagai ancaman. Satu orang ini memiliki konflik karena mereka juga menjual ban dan kedua industri itu terlalu kecil untuk mereka. Namun, secara global ada pasar vulkanisir yang besar tapi juga sangat matang. India akan membutuhkan waktu bertahun-tahun bagi OEM ban untuk melihat industri ini dengan penuh arti. 5) Mereka sedang dalam proses mengubah jaringan distribusinya dari hanya distributor menjadi campuran distributor dan pemegang waralaba eksklusif. Pada TA16, 10 pendapatan masuk melalui franchisee di TA16 (6 di TA15) dan mereka mengharapkannya naik ke level 40 di FY17. Mereka saat ini memiliki 46 franchisee dan akan terus menambahkan ini. Keuntungannya adalah mereka dapat mengenakan harga lebih tinggi dengan 15-20 melalui franchisee eksklusif dan juga menghemat margin saluran. Hal ini menghasilkan 5 marjin kotor yang lebih tinggi. Misalnya, sebelumnya Midas menjual 140kg dan ET di 120. Sekarang ET mampu menjual di 170kg. Elgi Rubber saat ini mengikuti model franchisee eksklusif ini. Sementara Indag mengikuti model ini namun beralih ke model distributor karena mereka merasa kesulitan untuk meningkatkannya. Dalam model franchisee, manfaat lainnya adalah loyalitas merek yang baik dan mereka dapat mengendalikan keseluruhan ekosistem dan memastikan penjualan dan servis yang lebih baik. Namun, skalabilitas adalah masalah yang coba ditangani oleh ET dengan memastikan fokus pada masing-masing pemegang waralaba dan pembelanja waralaba dengan memastikan bisnis minimum dll. 6) Mereka juga memiliki 2 pusat vulkanisir di Chennai dan Bangalore yang menampilkan proses vulkanisir dan juga bertindak sebagai pusat merek. Mereka juga memiliki Zona Infinity yang untuk visibilitas merek dan merupakan outlet premium. Gerai ini juga memberikan dukungan pemasaran kepada para pemain retreader. Mereka juga mengatur kampanye pemilik armada di setiap wilayah di mana mereka memanggil 100-150 pemilik armada dan mereka mendidik mereka tentang manfaat ban vulkanisir dan layanan lainnya dan juga mendengar umpan balik mereka. Dengan cara ini mereka bisa lebih dekat dengan pemilik armada. Hal ini telah membantu mereka menargetkan pemilik armada secara langsung di beberapa daerah daripada bergantung pada retreader. ET ingin memposisikan diri sebagai solusi satu atap untuk vulkanisir 8211 pasokan bahan vulkanisir berkualitas, asesoris (permen karet, semen dll.), Perawatan mesin, ketersediaan tenaga kerja terampil, pemasaran dan kesadaran akan vulkanisir. Mereka telah memulai mesin outsourcing mfg dan mereka memasok mesin ini ke alat penguji 8211 ini untuk memastikan bahan berkualitas dan ban vulkanisir yang konsisten. Ini tidak akan melibatkan belanja modal utama. Mereka juga memiliki lembaga pelatihan dimana mereka melatih tenaga kerja. 7) Fokus manajemen telah meningkat pesat dalam beberapa tahun terakhir dan mereka juga telah melantik para profesional yang telah menyebabkan perubahan di atas. Juga sebelumnya keluarga Meeran hanya fokus pada E. bumbu. Tapi sekarang Mccormick sebagai mitra dan juga perusahaan yang telah stabil, ini akan membantu meningkatkan fokus mereka pada ET. Pergerakan harga bahan baku adalah melewati jeda 1 bulan 8211 sehingga risiko harga dibatasi hingga 1 bulan. Biasanya margin kotor akan membaik pada saat harga karet jatuh dan sebaliknya karena efek penyebut pembilang. Dalam kasus retreader, harga karet yang jatuh sangat membantu karena mereka biasanya tidak memberi manfaat sementara mereka menaikkan harga pada saat harga karet meningkat. Harga karet telah melonjak 40 di Mar-April821716 8211 mereka telah mengambil kenaikan harga 11 di May821716 8211 ini sebagian besar akan mencakup kenaikan harga bahan baku, mereka memperkirakan harga karet akan membaik dan pada akhirnya tidak berdampak pada margin kotor dari waktu ke waktu. 8) Visi jangka panjang adalah untuk mencapai no. 2 posisi. Target mereka adalah mempertahankan rasio RMsales 65 (66,5 dalam FY15-16). Seiring waktu mereka bisa melakukan gross margin 37-38. Saat ini kapasitas 12000 MT dan utilisasi 45. Mereka bisa mencapai 60 utilisasi di TA17. Mereka bisa melakukan 200 cr. Pendapatan dengan kapasitas saat ini dan 5 cr. Capex. Capex 7-8 cr. Lebih dari 2 tahun 8211 5 cr. Pada kapasitas dan 2-3 cr. Pada otomasi pada tanaman. Pemeliharaan capex dari 50 lacs. Ekspor adalah 4 dari pendapatan dan mereka menargetkan untuk menumbuhkannya besar. Tahun ini mereka berpartisipasi dalam 5 pameran besar di Jerman, Hannover, Kuala Lumpur Delhi, dll. Mereka menargetkan 50 p.a. Pertumbuhan ekspor. Tidak ada gaji yang dibayarkan kepada direksi karena semuanya anggota keluarga dan kebanyakan dari mereka memiliki saham di perusahaan. Juga mereka tidak terlibat secara aktif dalam menjalankan bisnis. Kecenderungan diskon naik karena pasar lambat. Diskon diperhitungkan sebagai bagian dari biaya lainnya. OPM menolak QoQ 230bps di Q4FY16 karena biaya promosi yang lebih tinggi pada jalur franchisee dan biaya staf yang lebih tinggi (bonus). Sementara impor ban China merupakan ancaman, retreadability mereka buruk. Kualitas ban juga buruk dan dianggap tidak aman dan kerusakan ban juga banyak. Mereka tidak memiliki rencana untuk memasuki segmen lain. Karet Indag belum menaikkan harga pasca kadaluwarsa cukai 8211 mereka akan menanggung biaya. Tidak ada rencana penggalangan dana atau peningkatan saham promotor. KSIDC yang memegang 11,75 saham tersebut ingin keluar dan setiap hari mengharapkan terjadi kesepakatan massal gemuk besar. Tidak ada kebijakan distribusi dividen. Btw: Seperti yang bisa dilihat, dibutuhkan usaha besar untuk menggali perusahaan kecil yang tidak biasa yang bisa menjadi bluechips besok. Tidak ada Ketuhanan atau membosankan Hind Unilever yang bisa memberi Anda jenis uang yang bisa membantu Anda pensiun lebih awal. Tentang peluncuran beberapa layanan kecil dan midcap SEBI yang sesuai hanya untuk investor berdisiplin jangka panjang. Isi formulir jika itu menarik minat Anda. Selamat berinvestasi orang. Catatan: Untuk masalah atau bantuan silakan hubungi Dipendu di 9007652301. Sudah lama sejak blog diupdate. Hidup telah berubah untuk selamanya setelah peluncuran aplikasi android Sharebazaar. Cari Share Bazaar Arun di playstore untuk mendownloadnya. Dalam waktu yang sangat singkat seperti yang Anda ketahui orang-orang, kami mencapai skala hampir 30000 pelanggan, tanpa menggunakan publikasi atau tipuan pemasaran. Dari konferensi untuk mengadakan lokakarya di India, banyak hal membuat saya sibuk. Segera, akan melakukan lokakarya Internasional, mulai dari Dubai segera. Sebi juga benar-benar menonjol dalam hal menipu pengecer dengan cara yang lebih baik. Oleh karena itu, wont suka memberi nama saham tapi petunjuknya mungkin bisa membantu Anda untuk membuat nama dan menggali lebih jauh cerita-ceritanya. 1) Telah terkesan dengan compounder China yang juga baru saja mengganti namanya untuk menandai fokus terbarunya. Orang tua telah mencapai rekam jejak yang mencengangkan tumbuh 65 CAGR dalam 20 tahun terakhir ini. Orangtua China mengutip PE rata-rata lebih dari 50 sejak pencatatannya. Bahkan jika bisa melakukan sebagian dari apa yang telah dilakukan orang tua, saham yang hadir dengan persediaan terapung hampir nihil, akan bergerak dalam orbit yang berbeda. Ini telah menjadi doubler sejak rantspany Twitter saya baru-baru ini mengantongi pesanan besar dari IFB dan Symphony. Kekayaan perusahaan selanjutnya akan berubah karena klien terbesarnya beralih dari negara-negara seperti Australia untuk melakukan outsourcing segala hal mulai dari India. Sebaiknya terus mengungguli ekspansi, prospek keturunan dan pertumbuhan perusahaan mereka. Mahal pada tingkat sekarang namun dengan perkiraan 50 pertumbuhan bottom line untuk 3-4 tahun ke depan, saham memberikan kesempatan menarik pada penurunan yang kecil. Hutangnya bebas pada tanggal dengan market cap sekitar 800crs. Hasil yang seharusnya luar biasa datang pada tanggal 30 Mei. 2) Pemain awan desi yang berasal dari chennai telah menjadi favorit saya selama 3 tahun terakhir. Perusahaan baru-baru ini menyampaikan jumlah angka yang layak. Kecualikan biaya karyawan dan akan terlihat luar biasa. Perusahaan juga menahan diri untuk tidak mengambil pesanan dengan margin kotor di bawah 65-70. Ini merupakan bisnis skala besar dengan ukuran pasar berurutan kumulatif 2,5 lakh cr yang terus meningkat dan diperkirakan akan berkembang lebih jauh pada 26-30 untuk setidaknya 5 tahun. Leverage yang meningkat ditambah dengan tailwinds yang kuat dan seorang penjual super super (Dia telah memulai Off dengan staf tiga orang di Singapura untuk Satyam pada tahun 2000, dan kemudian meningkatkan bisnisnya menjadi 15 pusat pengembangan dan 33 kantor penjualan di 20 negara dengan lebih dari 4.000 karyawan. Berhenti untuk bergabung dengan HCL-D pada masa depannya, pertumbuhan HCL Di kawasan itu spektakuler, 60 persen pertumbuhan year-on-year, misalnya. Ini menjadi kawasan dengan pertumbuhan tercepat untuk HCL) membuat resep sempurna untuk potensi multibagger. 2016-17 fiskal harus menjadi yang terbaik untuk mereka. Oh iya seandainya honcho standar emas yang sama mengundurkan diri, luangkan waktu untuk segera keluar. Itu tetap menjadi risiko terbesar perusahaan khusus ini. Hutangnya bebas pada tanggal dengan market cap sekitar 2000crs. 3) Memiliki lokakarya sepanjang hari Sharebazaar yang menakjubkan di Cochin baru-baru ini. Memiliki beberapa waktu luang yang dengan dingin dimanfaatkan dalam mengunjungi daerah dewi milik sendiri. Apakah mendapat kesempatan untuk melihat sekilas pabrik perusahaan ini. Muncul dengan manajemen yang sangat kredibel yang melakukan segala sesuatu yang mungkin untuk menciptakan banyak kekayaan pemegang saham. Pengambilan Vulkanisir adalah mendapatkan daya tarik yang dipimpin oleh peningkatan kesadaran, penciptaan merek oleh para pemain dan kesadaran biaya bagi pemilik armada. Sebuah ban truk baru berharga 20k, sementara ban vulkanisir harganya 5k dan memiliki 80 kehidupan ban baru. Mereka sedang dalam proses mengubah jaringan distribusinya dari hanya distributor menjadi campuran distributor dan pemegang waralaba eksklusif. Di FY16 10 pendapatan datang melalui franchisee di TA16 (6 di TA15) dan mereka mengharapkannya naik menjadi 40 di FY17. Mereka saat ini memiliki 46 franchisee dan akan terus menambahkan ini. Keuntungannya adalah mereka dapat mengenakan harga lebih tinggi dengan 15-20 melalui franchisee eksklusif dan juga menghemat margin saluran. Hal ini menghasilkan 5 marjin kotor yang lebih tinggi. Misalnya, sebelumnya Midas menjual 140kg dan perusahaan di 120. Sekarang mampu menjual di 170kg. Perusahaan hampir bebas hutang karena hutang jangka panjangnya diperhatikan. Perusahaan ditetapkan untuk tumbuh di 30 CAGR selama 5 tahun ke depan. Radiisasi yang bagus akan menjadi tema besar yang harus diperhatikan dan tidak terlihat lagi untuk mengangkat tema. Keralas Buffett memang membuatnya mahal dengan tweetnya namun prospek jangka panjang terlihat lebih kuat. Marketcap berdiri di sekitar 60crs. 4) Yang terjadi adalah neraka bertekad mencari pemain yang merebut pangsa pasar dari raksasa. Jivanjor, pemain perekat tampak paling pas dan saya melanjutkan penelitian saya. Untuk Scuttlebutt berarti, berinteraksi dengan banyak dealer dan manajer penjualan namun hasilnya tidak begitu menarik. Akhirnya, sampaikan penelitian saya setelah mantan manajer penjualan mengungkapkan banyak barang menarik yang membuatnya terpaksa keluar dari perusahaan. Dia juga menyebutkan perusahaan barunya dan bagaimana hal itu membuatnya termotivasi sejauh yang telah menyebabkan pertumbuhan di daerahnya yang terik. Kebetulan, perusahaan yang sama kebetulan menjadi yang terdaftar yang pada saat itu memiliki Marketcap kecil hanya 15crs. Perusahaan dengan nama merek Euro 7000, menempel pada perekat lem putih, meningkat 11x dalam 5 tahun terakhir dan ingin meraih 100crs bounty 2 tahun ke depan. Perusahaan mendapat produk fenomenal bernama D3 yang membutuhkan 60kgs untuk memberikan ikatan yang dibutuhkan sementara Fevicol melakukan hal yang sama dalam 100 kg. Mereka memiliki kekuatan harga, mendapat margin kotor 45-50 dan menghabiskan banyak uang di bidang pemasarannya. Perusahaan juga memiliki pasokan dan distribusi yang sangat kuat dari 7000 dealer di 13 negara bagian dan 130 kota. Fevicol, selama beberapa tahun terakhir mengakuisisi perusahaan serupa dengan membayar lebih dari 2x Sales. Stok sejak saat itu telah berlipat ganda dengan Marketcap sekarang masih pada angka 40crs yang remeh. Promotor pemegang saham dimana 97 dari itu telah dijanjikan baru-baru ini telah dilepaskan sepenuhnya. 5) Bahkan tidak perlu pena apapun untuk yang satu ini. Prem Watsa dengan investasi besarnya di dalamnya, sangat menarik. Pada tahun 2010 Nahoosh Jariwala dan tiga teman masa kecil dan keluarga mereka sedang berlibur bersama di sebuah cadangan harimau di India Tengah. Nahoosh dan sepupunya yang lebih tua, Rajan, mendirikan perusahaan itu pada tahun 1985 dan mencantumkannya di BSE pada tahun 1995. Sementara Nahoosh memiliki impian besar untuk bisnis ini, Rajan tidak begitu tertarik, jadi saat masih di hari libur Nahoosh8217s tiga teman memutuskan untuk membeli Rajan dan mendukung rencana pertumbuhan agresif Nahoosh8217. Selama lima tahun berikutnya sampai kami mendengar kabar dari perusahaan ini, Nahoosh secara eksponensial telah mengembangkan kapasitas produksinya dari 8.000 menjadi 45.000 metrik ton per tahun. Ini adalah perusahaan kimia oleo. Bahan kimia oleo adalah bahan kimia yang berasal dari tumbuhan atau lemak hewani, yang dapat digunakan untuk membuat produk yang dapat dimakan dan produk yang tidak dapat dimakan. Dalam beberapa tahun terakhir produksi bahan kimia oleo telah bergerak dari Eropa A.S. dan Jepang ke negara-negara Asia karena ketersediaan bahan baku utama lokal. Ia menempati ceruk unik di lapangan bermain global yang besar ini. Ini telah mengembangkan teknologi in-house yang menggunakan mesin yang diproduksi oleh perusahaan-perusahaan Eropa terkemuka untuk mengubah limbah yang dihasilkan selama produksi kedelai, bunga matahari, jagung dan minyak kapas menjadi bahan kimia berharga. Bahan kimia tersebut meliputi asam yang masuk ke produk yang tidak dapat dimakan seperti sabun, deterjen, produk perawatan pribadi dan cat, dan produk lain yang digunakan dalam pembuatan makanan kesehatan dan vitamin E. Pelanggan perusahaan tersebut mencakup perusahaan multinasional besar termasuk BASF, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Bahan Organik Lanjutan, IFFCO Chemicals dan Asian Paints.Co beroperasi di luar pabrik tunggal di Ahmedabad. Ini memiliki kapasitas pemrosesan terbesar untuk asam lemak berbasis minyak lunak alami di India. Selama sepuluh tahun terakhir, penjualan tumbuh 23 per tahun menjadi 27 juta, dan laba setelah pajak meningkat pada 30 per tahun menjadi 2,3 juta. Pada 8 Februari 2016 kami membeli 45 saham dari tiga teman Nahoosh dan pemegang saham lainnya di Rupee 212 (3,12) per saham. Dua sen saya: Bisnis terukur yang luar biasa dengan hambatan masuk yang tinggi. Headwind saat ini memberikan kesempatan seumur hidup bagi pencari nilai yang ingin memperbanyak modal selama 5 tahun ke depan. Btw: Kami siap meluncurkan beberapa layanan menarik hanya untuk investor jangka panjang. Tertarik orang pls mail di arunsharemarketgmail untuk rincian. Anda juga bisa mencarinya di 9007652301. Selamat berinvestasi. Seminar dan lokakarya: Sekitar 8 jam Workshop Investor di tempat-tempat seperti Delhi, Hyderbad dan Kolkata selama 3 minggu mendatang. Lakukan pena surat di arunsharemarketgmail jika Anda tertarik untuk menjadi bagian darinya. Dalam Lokakarya Mumbai terakhir, tema-tema Jute didiskusikan dan Cheviot secara kebetulan mengutip sekitar 700 orang. Mari pakai pena yang menarik perhatian saya di perusahaan ini. Catatan: Hari ini saya cukup sibuk dengan workshop dan seminar yang sedang kami hadiri di Pan India. Usaha terbaru Share Bazaar Android App telah sukses besar dengan hampir 30000 unduhan selama beberapa bulan terakhir. Blog akan menjadi usang karena kemajuan teknologi dan karenanya keputusan untuk memindahkan semuanya ke App. Apakah download app guys jika Anda belum selesai. Cari saja Bazaar Arun di play store. Quote: Cheviot Company adalah salah satu contoh utama perusahaan yang menghasilkan banyak uang dari investasi serat hijau dan suara sehat. Vardhan Kanoria yang keras telah menciptakan Emas dari sebuah Industri, di mana Matahari telah benar-benar mengatur dengan keberangkatan Inggris. Pada tahun 1947. Saat ini, dengan unit pengolahan dan omset yang melebihi Rs 265 crore, Cheviot Company menghasilkan lebih banyak uang dari Rami dan Investasi Korporatnya, dalam setahun, daripada yang bisa dilakukan kebanyakan perusahaan seumur hidup mereka. Sementara Kolkata mungkin memiliki perbedaan yang berbeda. Artinya bagi orang yang berbeda, untuk pemilik keluarga Cheviot-the Kanoria saat ini, Sun Never Set On Jute bahkan dengan runtuhnya kekaisaran Inggris. Pendahuluan: Cheviot Company Limited (CCL) yang didirikan pada tahun 1897, merupakan perusahaan andalan kelompok Cheviot, yang memiliki kepentingan di industri goni, teh, dan kulit. CCL memproduksi benang dan kain goni bernilai tinggi, seperti benang rami halus, kain pemecatan, kain hessian dan tas, tas pemecatan (untuk mengemas biji-bijian makanan dan keperluan sekutu lainnya), dan kain hessian yang superior. Dipelopori oleh Mr. H. V. Kanoria di bawah kepemimpinannya, kelompok tersebut telah menunjukkan kinerja teladan dari tahun ke tahun. Dia adalah seorang industrialis terkemuka dengan pengalaman 40 tahun yang luas dalam menangani Industri Rami, Teh dan Kulit dengan sukses. Perusahaan juga berkelana ke kategori produk baru dengan menambahkan tas belanja goni di lini produk mereka yang ada. Perusahaan melayani pasar ekspor dan domestik. Ini memiliki dua unit manufaktur di Bengal Barat: satu di Budge Budge dan satu di Zona Ekonomi Khusus Falta (unit berorientasi ekspor). Permintaan untuk tas ramah lingkungan: Permintaan barang rami hijau seperti produk berkebun, tas belanja, tekstil geo, pulp dan kertas, tekstil rumah, penutup lantai dan tekstil non-woven sangat tinggi di tingkat konsumen8217 di pasar internasional. Karena meningkatnya kesadaran tentang lingkungan. Dari produk tersebut, tas belanja buatan tangan kini menjadi barang terlaris. Banyak negara seperti Amerika Serikat (AS) dan Uni Emirat Arab (UEA) telah pergi untuk mengganti tas belanja plastik dengan tas belanja buatan tangan. Permintaan untuk tas ramah lingkungan juga meningkat di negara-negara Eropa Barat, Australasia, Timur Tengah, Asia dan Afrika. Ukuran pasar tas jute buatan dunia seharga 500 miliar keping, setara dengan tujuh juta ton produk goni, dalam beberapa hari mendatang, karena usaha untuk benar-benar menghentikan penggunaan bahan plastik atau plastik di seluruh dunia karena mereka Dampak buruk terhadap lingkungan. Serat masa depan: Bahan komposit dan kompon dari serat buatan (yaitu serat kaca, serat karbon, dll.) Sudah tersedia sebagai produk untuk keperluan konsumen dan industri. Rami adalah salah satu serat alami yang bisa mengurangi dampak terhadap lingkungan. Ini tersedia dalam kelimpahan, kuat dan semakin sering disebut sebagai masa depan8221. Komposit PP jute diisi saat ini sedang berhasil digunakan untuk berbagai komponen dan bahan. India sebagian besar masih merupakan ekonomi agraris, yang perlu menghasilkan lapangan kerja yang besar di daerah pedesaan untuk populasi yang berkembang pesat. Terobosan teknologi seperti senyawa PP yang mengandung rami menunjukkan jalan bagi perkembangan ekonomi rakyat dengan menikahi teknologi dan penelitian mutakhir dengan tanaman keras untuk menciptakan kemakmuran pedesaan dan industri. Kemajuan Baru dalam Senyawa Jute: STEER berbasis di Bengaluru membuat kemajuan baru dalam senyawa goni yang membantu penggunaan serat di bagian mobil (under-the hood), bahan bangunan perumahan atau bahkan wadah memasak microwave. Senyawa baru ini dapat memiliki efek riak tidak hanya pada sektor goni, namun juga keseluruhan ekonomi India dengan membuka peluang pasar yang besar. Rami polimer untuk memberikan kesempatan yang sangat baik bagi industri matahari terbit baru untuk muncul, penciptaan ribuan pekerjaan di Benggala Barat, Orissa dan Bihar. Popularisasi polimer jute diharapkan dapat membantu memberikan dorongan besar pada kampanye Governmentield di India, dengan mempopulerkan penggunaan jute baru di sektor lain, sehingga merangsang aktivitas industri. Jute polymers are certain to greatly benefit the jute industry with its ability to transform the traditional use of jute for modern day products, thus, touching human lives. Advantage over Bangladesh :India and Bangladesh together accounts for the 95 of worlds jute production. The cost of producing quality yarn is 40 per cent higher in Bangladesh than in India because of the technological disadvantages. India has set up composite jute mills with modern machinery and technologies for production of fabrics, dyeing or lamination under one roof. Bangladesh has nearly 250 jute mills, but none of them has the dyeing and lamination facilities, which are essential to producing diversified products, according to exporters. Potential for an anti-dumping tax: Around 125 lakh bales of jute sacks are needed just to package crop seeds in India. Indian jute mills can produce only 25 lakh bales of jute. The Indian Jute Mill Association (IJMA) has already pleaded for an anti-dumping tax in case Bangladeshi goods enter India. The Indian jute commission is considering the plea, and is soon to give a decision about it. This decision is aiming provide a monopoly to Indian jute mill owners which is a very big positive as there are barely few survivors in the industry. Jute Particle Board: They are used as substitutes for wood. The availability of the technologies for producing particleboards and its high socio-economic value are arguments in favour of the future development of this product. The use of wood in house construction, furniture, etc. is slowly being discouraged due to environmental reasons. The use of jute particle board as a substitute has been found to be quite acceptable both in terms of quality and price. Strong Financial Risk Profile: CRISILs ratings on the bank facilities of Cheviot Co Ltd (CCL) continue to reflect CCLs strong financial risk profile, marked by a robust net worth, low reliance on external debt and strong liquidity. The ratings also factor in the strong business risk profile, with an established market position in the jute industry, a diversified product profile, and a wide distribution network. Jute has always been a dull and boring sector. However, several positive advancement drew my attention to this sector.Several innovations ranging from diversified uses of Jute and Jute compounds (as discussed above) implies a turning tables for this sector.Also there has been a rise in demand for jute products all across the globe. Several countries have already banned use of plastic bags in their grocery markets and shopping malls. Thus, demand has been projected to increase 50 times within next five years if the eco-friendly trend continues.Potential for an anti-dumping tax which is a game changer, would provide a monopoly to Indian jute mill owners as there are barely few players in the industry.Recently MD of Gloster (one of the leading Jute players) emphasized in an interview that this is a 8216golden period8217 for the jute industry with several sectoral tailwinds. He guided a robust rise in export demand in coming quarters. He also said that the upcoming quarters will see a very sleek growth which they have never seen before. Concerns: Adverse regulatory changes in the jute industry may impact the top line and thus the regulatory risk would always prevail.Revenues coming in from exports have been a significant rise in past several quarters, fluctuations in currency can pose a threat. Also the RM prices which is Raw jute been on a recent upswing which can put pressure on its margins. Financials: Company over the past 5 years have grown its topline and bottomline at a CAGR of 8 and 13 respectively. But the half yearly results of 2015-16 presents an entirely different picture where the company has delivered an impressive sales growth of 25 to register a figure of 150crs vs 120crs. Profits have more than doubled to 23crs vs 11crs. The third quarter numbers probably should be the best since its inception. Conclusion: I liked Cheviot for its attractive valuations (in terms of EV) along with strong financial risk profile, marked by a robust net worth and low reliance on external debt.It has huge investments and cash on book worth Rs. 200 Cr and it8217s almost debt free. Thus,on EV basis it is available at a very reasonable price.Currently it is quoting at a 6 forward PE and given the tailwinds even a meagre rerating up to 10 PE would make it move way higher. Promoters are owning 75 stake of the company.CCL has also been very generous with its consistent 20 dividend pay-out policy in past 5 years. So even dividends will be 2x with 100 rise in bottom line.Also, CCL doesn8217t needs any capex and has huge reserves so one can expect another bonus due to low equity base. (Last bonus was in 2006) .There are very few listed players in Jute industry in India. All are with very tiny equities and limited floating stock. So even average accumulation can make them run into circuits. BTW:For different stock market related services and also for techno-Funda tutorials,rush a mail at my mail id arunsharemarketgmail to know more about it. Note: The above is not a research report but assimilation of information available on public domain and it should not be treated as a research report. Registration status with SEBI: I am not registered with SEBI under the (Research Analyst) regulations 2014 and as per clarifications provided by SEBI: 8220Any person who makes recommendation or offers an opinion concerning securities or public offers only through public media is not required to obtain registration as research analyst under RA Regulations8221 Disclosure: It is safe to assume that I might have Cheviot in my portfolio and hence my point of view can be biased.Readers should consult registered consultants before making any investments. After the launch of my Share Bazaar android app,the workload has increased many a times. Hardly theres any time to do blogging. As you all know the app has been a huge hit with downloads been nearly 25000 in a very small time. For the uninitiated,to download-go to play store and search Share Bazaar Arun. Do give your reviews and ratings folks. Microsec Financial Services AGM Notes (QampA) E-commerce Divisions:- 1. Are we planning to raise Private Equity for both our E-Commerce division Ans: We were anxious when we started both e-com divisions but in retrospect we believe it was one of the greatest decision we ever made. Usually in a typical e-commerce start up, it takes huge amount of cash burning to achieve a GMV of 100crs but we are aiming to achieve that feet by remaining debt free. We are going to set a benchmark by achieving this only from a single state in India (West Bengal) which has been unprecedented in the world of E-commerce. And yes we are looking to raise money for both the verticals. 2. What is the USP of our E-com Services Will ban on selling online medicine(if at all happens) affect us Ans: The USP of the company is our last mile delivery where 99 of the logistics costs are borne by the franchises. (Company gave the examples of newspaper where the logistics costs are Zero.) We dont sell prescribed drugs online. Sastasundar forwards the lead to its offline brickampmortar franchisehealthbuddies and they deliver the order to the customer. Its just a lead generation medium. 3. As medspa, Apollo pharmacy, netmeds, pm ventures are all in the same business as Sastasunder, What are we doing to thwart competition Ans: Competition makes business and the arena is too large. The retail pharmacy market is worth over 70000crs and theres a room for everyone to have their own pie. 4. We are entering Karnataka. What would be the strategy Are we also entering other states Ans: Strategy is to repeat what we are doing in Kolkata. Sastasundar will further expand in Mumbai and other big cities by 2016. 5. In medicine distribution we need large inventories. Even we supply the inventory to our franchise owners. How are we playing it Are we ready for addition in future debt Ans: Company is against too much debt however we may need some for taking care of our WC requirements. 6. What is the ratio of repeat customers to new customers What are we doing to retain our old customers Ans: Repeat Customers contribute to 75 of the present top line. Company is taking all initiatives to retain its existing customers. 7. What is the credit cycle from where we procure the medicines Ans: (Didnt gave a clear answer but hinted of a good credit cycle once they garner in big volumes) 8. How many franchises we have till date What is out average franchise revenue What is the number of franchise we are looking to add over the coming few years Ans: 87 in total, 81 franchise and 6 company owned stores. Company looking to appoint more franchises. Aims for a number of 225 within the next fiscal. 9. What is the ebitda margin we will have after counting for 15 discounts and 8 commission to franchises How can we compete with the retail pharmacist stores Ans: Our medicine distribution margins are 30. The retail pharmacist averages margin of around 20. So theres nothing to worry on that front. Sastasundar makes around 7. 10. How many brands are attached with foreseegames as on date Ans: Its around 120 and yes the target is to tieup with 500 brands ASAP. 11. We brag about 11 lakh users in foresee then why is the revenue is not even 50 lakhs Ans: Foreseegame will see increased monetization from Brand partners going forward, however current strategy is more focused on acquiring more brand partners. 12. Foreseegame itself is engaging but the worst part is we have just 33k likes Facebook on user base of 1.1 million. Why arent we looking at it One of our peer latestone came into the arena much later yet they have 7-8 lakh fans in no time and increasing at a rapid speed. Ans: (The Company appreciated the fact and promised to look into the issue at the earliest.) 13. Why arent we marketing enough We dont see foresee ads in TVs. They are nowhere. We havent even done a SEO, let alone AdWords. Nobody can see us if they Google up online games. Why is it so Ans: Not fond of marketing in the television world. SEO and other needed necessities are actively looked upon which will help the company to increase its users. 14. Have we got a break even target in our verticals When we will break even in e-com verticals Ans: Company looking to break even by fy17-18. Both e-com verticals are exceeding expectations as of now. 15. Do we make profit from every transaction What is the ratio of our private level biz to the medicine biz What is the margin we make from our private biz Ans: We are making profit from most transactions, if not all. The ratio is hardly much to talk about as of now. Private level business margins around 50. 16. What about our recent launches: chef on and others Are we seeing any traction What has been the acceptance of our customers Ans: Chefon: the made to order segment has seen immediate traction after its recent launch. Company is getting 400-500 enquires on a daily basis. 17. In Foreseegame we often provide Sastasunder currency to our game buddies which in turn inflates the topline. Out of 21crs topline in Sastasunder, what has been its contribution last fiscal Ans: That is less than half a percent of the total turnover. 18. Any revenue guidance for foresee and Sastasunder in the present fiscal Next year 17 and by 2020 Ans: Foreseegame should more than double its turnover this year. Sastasundars GMV should be heading to 100crs within the next few quarters. 19. Zapak games recently got valued at 1000crs, be it alexa rank or minutes spend in the site it8217s beneath foreseegame by every standard. Are we looking to unlock value by divesting a stake Ans: Lot of offers from private equity. Foreseegame will dilute in favour of a private equity to unlock value. Should be done at a good valuation. 20. Ironically whenever we announce our results, we see our stock being hammered owing to higher losses. Would we see the same in future Ans: (We aren8217t bothered about stock prices or market cap. The company is in a solid footing and with time, the right valuation should definitely chip in.) Financial Services Division:- 21. It8217s been quite a while since the demergerdivestment news was announced by the company. When is it actually happening Ans: Our core was finance and its a pretty emotional decision to hive off the same. However, we believe in being ahead of the time and hence will soon do what8217s best for the business. 22. We have a capital employed of over 100crs in the financial vertical. We have got large holdings running worth several Crs. We did a PAT of 10crs. Its a brand with intangibles adding up to a good few Crs. Tailwinds are blowing with few recent brokerage deals. Sudhir Valia acquiring fortune financial at 35crs and Sudip banerjee buying out JRG sec at 100crs. So we should get a good valuation right Ans: (They appreciated the fact and hinted about a good deal coming soon. Fathoming the body language, it seems like they will just sell the finance arm rather than demerging it as the full focus is on ECOM.) 23. Presuming we will sell out the Financial Services Division as admitted by Mr mittal earlier, how are we going to deploy that money Would it be fully on Ecom Or can there be a special onetime dividend Ans: As of now we are not in favour of a dividend as the stock price would just adjust it immediately. The money received would be deployed in the ECOM ventures. 24. Promoters own 71 in the company as on date, bit below the max permissible limit of 75. Why arent you buying out the rest This fiscal year the promoters hardly bought anything. Ans: Microsec is the only stock we acquired in last few years. We desire to own the maximum permissible limit of 75 soon. 25. We had an internal target of achieving a billion dollar market cap by 2020. How achievable does it look under the present juncture. Ans: Futile to discuss about market cap at the present juncture. We believe in long term wealth generation for the stakeholders. 26. Is there any chances of selling out fully provided we get an extravagant offer, at a much premium to the present price Ans: No chances of selling out in the next 5 years. What I Perceive: Finance business to be sold soon and then in due course would be demerged in two separate companies. Sastasundar and Foresee to be separately listed in the future. P.s:Please refrain from asking buyingselling stuff. BTW:For different stock market related services and also for techno-Funda tutorials,rush a mail at my mail id arunsharemarketgmail to know more about it. Note: The above is not a research report but assimilation of information available on public domain and it should not be treated as a research report. 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ISO 9001 Consultants. 9001 HACCP 22001 SA 8000 14001 OHSAS 27001 17025 NABL Certification Consultant India Mumbai. ISO 9000 Certificate Consultants Mumbai India. This website and its content is property of Lakshy Management Consultant Pvt. Ltd. No part of the website or its content can be reused published nor layout of the website can be copied in anyform. Rev. No. 11 - 040609Author: Santosh Nair Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Share trading in India may have been formally recognized in 1875 with the formation of the Native Share and Stock Brokersrsquo Association of Bombay (now the Bombay Stock Exchange). Tapi berurusan dengan saham memang lazim mulai tahun 1840, meski hanya ada sekitar setengah lusin orang yang mengaku sebagai pialang saham. Segenggam pialang ini lebih dari cukup untuk volume terbatas bisnis perdagangan saham saat itu, kebanyakan di bank, pabrik tekstil dan mesin katun. Perdagangan kapas adalah bisnis yang lebih besar di Bombay pada masa itu, karena India termasuk di antara negara-negara penghasil kapas teratas. Lebih dari separuh kapas yang diproduksi di negara ini dipasarkan melalui Bombay. Antara 1840 dan 1855, pialang akan bertemu untuk bisnis di tempat terbuka di suatu tempat di Cotton Green, yang juga merupakan tempat pasar perdagangan kapas. Dari tahun 1855, pialang melakukan transaksi mereka di bawah naungan beberapa pohon yang luas. Tidak ada jam perdagangan, dan ketika demam spekulasi mencengkeram masyarakat, kesepakatan akan diserang melewati masa lalu dengan baik sampai waktu makan malam. Salah satu blok bangunan penting untuk perdagangan saham di India adalah pembentukan Companies Act pada tahun 1850, yang sebagian besar didasarkan pada British Companies Act 1844. Hal ini membantu mempromosikan konsep perusahaan saham gabungan di negara ini. Undang-undang tersebut dirombak pada tahun 1857 untuk memasukkan prinsip pertanggungjawaban terbatas. Pada tahun 1860, jumlah pialang saham telah meningkat menjadi 60, dan mereka dipimpin oleh Seth Premchand Roychand, yang telah mendapatkan sobriquets seperti Raja Keuangan Finansial Lancip dan Dewan Keuangan Financersquo. Premchand dikatakan sebagai broker saham pertama yang bisa membaca dan menulis bahasa Inggris. Lahir pada tahun 1831, dalam keluarga dengan cara sederhana, Premchand meninggalkan kota kelahirannya di Surat untuk Bombay untuk mencari penghidupan, pada usia dua puluh satu tahun. He found work with a successfulbroker and, within a few years, became one himself, transacting in cotton. Kehebatan dan ketenaran Premchandrsquos terus meningkat dan pada tahun 1862 dia berperan sebagai operator di saham, yakin kemampuannya untuk mempengaruhi harga secara sendiri-sendiri. Dia dikenal sebagai banteng di banyak saham perbankan pada saat itu, terutama The Commercial, The Mercantile, dan Asiatic Banking Corporation, yang didirikan pada tahun 1863. Saham ABC dicurangi sampai premium 65 per Persen, dan keberhasilan melahirkan 94 perusahaan keuangan lainnya, yang banyak di antaranya tidak bertahan lama setelah pasar mengalami crash dua tahun kemudian. Dia dikatakan telah diberkati dengan kenangan gajah dan tidak pernah menuliskan transaksi hariannya dengan sesama calo. Di malam hari, dia akan mendikte mereka ke petugas tepercaya untuk dimasukkan ke dalam buku. Reli saham antara tahun 1861 dan 1865 didorong oleh keuntungan yang berasal dari boom kapas, yang bertepatan dengan Perang Saudara Amerika. Karena perang saudara, pasokan kapas ke Eropa dari Amerika telah berhenti sama sekali. Akibatnya, industri kapas Lancashire di Inggris kekurangan bahan pokok baku dan ketergantungannya pada impor dari India meningkat. Volume bal kapas yang diekspor dari India ke Lancashire hampir tiga kali lipat dan lompatan nilainya hampir enam kali lipat. Dengan sepotong kapas besar yang menemukan jalan ke Inggris melalui Bombay, arus modal besar mengalir ke kota. Ada sedikit peluang menarik untuk menginvestasikan keuntungan tersebut, uang mengalir ke pasar saham, yang terutama terdiri dari bank, perusahaan keuangan, perusahaan dagang dan perusahaan reklamasi lahan, memicu kegilaan spekulatif. Itu adalah sesuatu yang ada di garis Laut Selatan dan raksasa tulip mania abad kedelapan belas. Reklamasi tanah membayar sejumlah uang kepada pemerintah, sebagai imbalan atas hak mereka untuk mendapatkan kembali tanah dari laut dan mengembangkannya. The Backbay Reclamation Company was set withthe purpose of reclaiming land from the tip of Malabar Hill to the end of Colaba. Saham Rs 5000 yang dibayarkan segera masuk dengan harga premium sebesar Rs 55.000. Saham Port Canning yang dibayarkan Rs 1000 diperdagangkan dengan harga premium Rs 11.000, Mazgaon Land Reclamation diperdagangkan dengan harga premium Rs 9000 dan Elphinstone Land diperdagangkan dengan enam kali nilai pembayarannya. Harga itu konyol dengan standar apapun, mengingat perusahaan akan mengambil setidaknya sepuluh tahun untuk mulai memberikan pengembalian. Maniarsquo lsquoShare, karena ledakan pertama yang tercatat di pasar saham India mulai dikenal, berakhir dengan kesedihan dan kehancuran bagi banyak orang, seperti biasanya terjadi pada pesta seks spekulatif. Ini juga mengetuk Premchand Roychand dari alas kakinya yang tinggi dari Napoleon of Finance. Pada 34, Premchandrsquos cemerlang karirnya sebagai broker dan financier berakhir dengan kegagalan spektakuler. Rincian kerugian finansial yang dideritanya tidak diketahui, tapi semalam, Kingsquo yang lsquoUncrowned menjadi objek jijik dan ejekan. Dia akan hidup selama empat puluh dua tahun lagi, tapi tidak pernah mendapatkan kembali keunggulannya di pasar saham. Pemicu untuk meledaknya gelembung itu adalah akhir yang tak terduga dari Perang Sipil Amerika. Pasokan kapas ke Lancashire dilanjutkan, membuat harga kapas di India menerjang. Ini mencekik arus keuntungan yang mengalir ke pasar saham, mengakibatkan penjualan panik karena menjadi jelas bahwa saham tersebut tidak akan lagi dapat mempertahankan kenaikan harga mereka. 1 Juli 1865 adalah hari perhitungan bagi investor pasar saham dan pialang karena banyak kesepakatan ditolak, dan satu-satunya penerima manfaat dari bencana besar ini adalah menjadi pengacara. Perusahaan reklamasi seperti Reklamasi Backbay, Elphinstone Land dan Bunder, dan Mazgaon Land dibeli kembali oleh pemerintah dengan harga yang sangat murah, dan pemegang saham mengalami kerugian modal yang sangat besar. Three years after the great crash, the brokers formed an informal association,and continued in this manner till 1873. All this while, the brokers used to ply their trades on the streets in and around their meeting ground on Esplanade Road, much to the annoyance of the general public, shops and banks, which had to put up with the noise and obstruction. Ketika pasar sedang booming, pialang diperlakukan sebagai kelas istimewa, dan bahkan diikuti oleh polisi, meskipun ada keluhan tentang gangguan yang mereka ciptakan. Tapi setelah keruntuhan pasar, masyarakat tidak lagi bersikap toleran terhadap cara-cara perantara para pedagang yang sulit diatur dan polisi akan dipanggil untuk membersihkan pialang kapan pun mereka memadati jalanan. Hal ini disebabkan sebagai salah satu alasan mengapa para calo berkumpul untuk membentuk asosiasi formal dan menemukan tempat dari mana mereka dapat menjalankan bisnis secara lebih tertib. Pada tahun 1874, asosiasi tersebut menyewa sebuah aula perdagangan di Dalal Street, di sebuah bangunan yang kemudian dikenal sebagai bangunan Advokat India, dengan harga sewa Rs 100 per bulan. Finally, realizing that coming together as a formal association was in their interests, the Native Share Stock Brokers Association was formed on July 9, 1875. There was an admission fee, which was the price of the card for right of membership. Ini adalah Rs 15 untuk memulai, kemudian ditingkatkan menjadi Rs 20 pada tahun 1877 dan menjadi Rs 51 pada tahun 1886. Para anggota harus membayar biaya berlangganan tahunan Re 1 untuk tahun pertama, Rs3 pada tahun berikutnya dan Rs 5 sesudahnya. Satu dekade sebelumnya, saat Share Mania mendekati puncaknya, ada 200-250 pialang saham. Banyak yang hancur dalam kecelakaan berikutnya dan, sebagai kejatuhan, profesi perdagangan saham kehilangan pesonanya. Hal ini menyebabkan turunnya jumlah pialang di tahun-tahun berikutnya. Tapi saat segala sesuatunya mulai mendongak, seperti yang terjadi pada payudara mereka, betapapun parahnya, pialang saham kembali menarik perhatiannya. By 1877, the Native Stock Brokers Association was able to boast of a membership strength of close to 300, most of them Gujarati Hindus andParsees. Di antara saham yang diperdagangkan secara aktif pada hari-hari awal pasar saham adalah pabrik tekstil seperti Oriental Mills, Maneckji Petit Mills, Lakhmidas Khimji Mills, Queen Mills, China Mills, Mazgaon Mills, Presidency Mills, Sun Mills, Lord Reay Mills, dan Perusahaan pembuat kapas seperti Colaba Press, Indian Press, Akbar Press dan Fort Press. Tidak seperti di masa lalu, ada beberapa jam untuk perdagangan itu akan dimulai pukul 1 siang dan berlangsung beberapa jam. Sampai tahun 1900, tidak ada catatan kontrak yang dikeluarkan antara pialang untuk jual beli. Begitulah kepercayaan antara anggota asosiasi bahwa bisnis senilai lakhs of rupees dilakukan berdasarkan kesepakatan lisan. Beberapa perdagangan akan berakhir dalam sengketa, dan beberapa lainnya merasa tidak terhormat, namun secara keseluruhan, sistemnya berjalan dengan baik. Masalahnya sering muncul di bidang hubungan ke depan, dengan tidak adanya peraturan yang jelas yang mengarah pada manipulasi harga, kadang oleh kartel banteng dan pada waktu lain oleh kartel beruang. Mungkin ada dua atau lebih broker untuk membentuk sindikat, mengumpulkan sumber daya mereka dan, dengan kekuatan uang yang tipis, menaikkan harga atau mengalahkannya. Untuk mencegah praktik semacam itu, Komite Pelaksana Asosiasi mengeluarkan sebuah resolusi yang memberi wewenang tersendiri untuk menetapkan harga kapan pun manipulasi dicurigai. Ketika Perang Dunia Pertama pecah pada tahun 1914, terjadi kepanikan di pasar India juga. Presiden Associationrsquos, Shapurji Broacha, setelah berkonsultasi dengan bank-bank yang telah meminjamkan uangnya terhadap saham, meyakinkan Komite Pelaksana bahwa dalam kepentingan semua orang untuk pasar harus tetap ditutup tanpa batas waktu sampai ada kejelasan tentang bagaimana perang tersebut terbentuk. Perdagangan dilanjutkan enam bulan kemudian, pada tahun 1915, karena harga bahan baku melonjak. Impor barang-barang manufaktur dari Inggris menjadi sulit, dan untuk memanfaatkan situasi ini, banyak perusahaan go public dengan meningkatkan modal dari pasar. The next five yearswere a period of boom in the stock market, thanks mainly to war profits. Hal ini menyebabkan terciptanya bursa saham saingan di Bombay pada tahun 1917, dan satu lagi di Ahmedabad pada tahun 1920, yang disebut Gujarat Share and Stock Brokers. Di Madras, bursa saham mulai terbentuk pada tahun 1920, dengan 100 anggota di atas gulungannya. Bahkan saat pasar sedang booming, Asosiasi Broker Saham Inggris melakukan beberapa reformasi sistemik yang penting, yang akan membantu meningkatkan pendiriannya dan juga mengurangi risiko yang terlibat dalam berbisnis. Pada bulan November 1915, sebuah resolusi disahkan bahwa kesepakatan di setiap saham baru akan meminta izin terlebih dahulu dari Dewan Direksi. Juga, pembatasan diberikan pada jumlah saham di mana transaksi berjangka akan diizinkan. Selain itu, tingkat transaksi dalam satu saham akan bervariasi selama satu bulan. Ini adalah proses yang membosankan dan kompleks untuk melewati setiap transaksi sebelum sampai pada harga penyelesaian untuk meneruskan perdagangan. Untuk mengatasinya, ratemdashiket seragam yang dikenal sebagai ratemdash havala tetap, yang kemudian akan membentuk harga dasar di mana tingkat carry forward akan diputuskan. Hingga 1916, semua pembayaran terhadap pembelian saham dilakukan secara tunai meskipun ada risiko yang terkait dengan pengangkutan uang. Hampir tidak ada broker yang memiliki rekening bank dan sebagian mungkin harus dilakukan di sana tidak ada bank India murni yang melayani penduduk setempat. Sudah biasa bagi pialang untuk membawa lakhs rupee dalam catatan mata uang pada hari pembayaran. Tapi ini juga merupakan masalah bagi bursa saham. Pada beberapa hari, omset tersebut akan melebihi jumlah rupee dan uang yang dibayarkan akan berlanjut sampai lewat tengah malam, membuat para jurubicara Asosiasi dan pialang tidak patuh, yang tinggal di pinggiran kota. Kemudian Sekretaris dan Bendahara Kehormatan, Jamnadas Morarjee, mengusulkan agar semua pembayaran ke bursa dilakukan melalui cek. There was some opposition to this proposal, but eventually thecheque system came into force from September 1916. Morarjee was also instrumental in pushing through the system of a Clearing House for the stock exchange, to avoid frauds as well facilitate payments and deliveries. Awalnya, ada juga penolakan terhadap proposal ini, karena dianggap tidak praktis. Tapi penipuan oleh salah satu anggota bursa saham mendorong rumah pengaturan rumah kliring. Satu Ibrahim Fazul membeli saham seharga Rs 8 lakh dalam satu penyelesaian dan menyerahkan cek untuk jumlah tersebut. Namun, rekening di mana cek ditarik tidak memiliki Rs 50. Namun, saat ini ditemukan, Fazul berhasil menjual sahamnya dengan harga pasar, mengumpulkan uang dan menghilang untuk selamanya. Setelah kejadian ini, usulan sebuah rumah kliring menjadi lebih dapat diterima dan, pada bulan Februari 1921, mulai beroperasi. Dengan basis keanggotaannya terus berkembang dan volume bisnis meningkat, Asosiasi membeli plot yang berdampingan untuk Rs 10.3 lakh pada bulan April 1920. Menariknya, properti yang sama ini telah dijual pada tahun 1913 dengan harga Rs 73.000. Perang memicu ledakan di kelas aset, dan kenaikan spektakuler harga properti harus memberi gambaran tentang jenis dampak yang dimilikinya. Pada saat itu, nilai kartu anggota di BSE meningkat menjadi lebih dari Rs 40.000. Untuk sementara, antara tahun 1913 dan 1918, tidak ada usaha besar untuk memanipulasi saham di bursa saham. Tapi saat pasar meledak, kartel banteng dan beruang mulai saling pergi, dengan merusak harga. Tak pelak lagi, siklus pasar saham mengulanginya sendiri dan setelah boom terjadi pada tahun 1921. Harga kain turun tajam, mengikis keuntungan pabrik tekstil, yang sangat diminati di pasar saham. The Association had to temporarily postpone construction of its new building on the plot which it had purchased in 1920. The new building came up in 1924. (Excerpted with permission from PanMacmillan India)This article or section does not match our manual of style or needs other editing. Please plunge forward. give it your attention and help it improve. Suggested fixes . None specified. Please use the articles talk page to ask questions if you are not sure why this tag was added and whether it is safe to remove it. Chennai (Tamil:) 1. formerly known as Madras . this 369-year-old city is the capital of the southern state of Tamilnadu and is India s sixth-largest city in terms of population with an estimated population of 7.45 million (2005). It serves as one of the main gateways to South India and has a thriving local culture and art scene and is one of the major destinations for medical tourism. It is considered as one of the worlds fastest growing cities although ranks 13th in terms of cleanliness. It is on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal and has the second longest beachfront of any municipality in the world. The Horse and rider, Anna Salai. Understand Edit History Edit Long the site of earlier coastal settlements, Madras was founded in 1639 when the British East India Company (represented by Francis Day and Andrew Cogan and aided by a local translator Beri Thimappa) was granted land to build a trading settlement by the local Telugu ruler (Nayak) of the suburb of Vandavasi, Damerla Venkatapathy Naidu on his fathers name Damerla Chennappa Naidu. The document of the land grant is dated 22 August 1639, and hence Madras celebrates its birthday on 22 August each year as Madras day. Madras was one of the first outposts of British East India Company. Colonel William Lambton, superintendent of the great Trigonometrical Survey of India, started his journey of triangulating India from St. Thomas Mount. The British built Fort St. George (today the legislative and administrative seat of the state). Fort St George was completed on St Georges day in 1640 (23 April) and hence was named after the patron saint. George Town then developed becoming the modern city of Madras, absorbing several nearby boroughs. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, is associated with Chennai. He is said to have come to India as an evangelist and died in what is now Chennai. Two suburbs, Santhome and St. Thomas Mount, are named in his memory. In 1996, the Tamilnadu government renamed Madras to Chennai providing the reason that Chennai was the citys traditional name while Madras was one derived during colonial rule. Madras is derived from Madraspatnam . a name given to the area when the British negotiated settling there with Damerla Venkatapathy Nayakudu. The origin of the name is from Muthuraja Chennappa Nayakudu as Chennapatnam.Chennappa served under Sriranga Deva Raya assisting him against the Golkonda forces of Ibrahim Qutb Shah in several battles,notably in 1576 when Penukonda was captured by Ali Adil Shah and in 1579 when he captured the Golkonda Commander Murari Rao. In 1580, Ibrahim Qutb Shah of Golkonda invaded Kondavidu. Later he took the Udayagiri Fort and began to massacre the locals. However he was defeated after a brief fight with the Rayas army. Qutb Shah later took the fort of Vinukonda. Sriranga defeated the Sultans forces with the assistance of his generals muthuraja Chennappadamarla was his surname and Kasturiranga. During this fight, Chennappa lost his life. He was succeeded by Kasturiranga. When East India Company was established the St.George fort in the present day Chennai, for which the permission was granted by Damarla Venkatadri Nayakudu,the local palegar of that area ,under the condition that area is to be named in the honour of his father Muthuraja chennapa nayakudu as muthuraja chennapatanam.The East India Company in brief named the area as madrasmadras is a corrupt form of muthuraj.In earlier days this area was called as madraspattanam and also chennapatnam. Later Govt. of Tamil Nadu renamed it as Chennai. Some elder population still refer to the city as Madras but the name Chennai has caught up with much of the population. Under the British, the then city of Madras grew to be a major city, It was the capital of the Madras presidency, a province that covered the parts of Southern India that were not governed by any of the other princely states. After independence, it became the capital of the Madras state, and when the states were reorganized on a linguistic basis, it became the capital of Tamil Nadu. Chennai boasts of many well known people including Elihu Yale, whose liberal gift funded the construction of Yale University in 1718 Indira Nooyi CEO of Pepsi International A.R. Rahman, the musical genius of Slumdog Millionaire, Manirathnam the ace film Director, Vijay Armirthraj, Ramesh Krishnan and his father Ramanathan Krishnanm tennis stars and World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand among many others. Culture Edit Chennai is gateway to the South, and its culture is distinctly different from that of any other city in India. Tamil tradition and culture are indigenous to this region and is essentially the celebration of the beauty, which is exemplified through dance, clothing, and sculptures. Chennai is both an orthodox and a modern cosmopolitan city the culture of the city reflects its diverse population. The traditional arts, music, dance and all other art forms of Tamilnadu grow and flourish here. The food is a unique blend of traditional, to fast foods and filter kaapi. Its a land of temples and priests. The architecture ranges from ancient temples to modern high-rises. Music is classical and western, to the growing nightlife in the city. You can find a school for traditional Bharatanatyam or Salsa dance and for music a veena violin or for Guitardrums school in almost every neighborhood of the city. Chennai checks reflects its traditionalism every December when the music season is in full swing. Clothes are generally conservative but young people are contemporary. Traditional Tamil Clothing - Tamil women traditionally wear the Saree or Sari while the men wear veshti . which could be either a white pancha or a colourful lungi with typical South Indian patterns. The saree, being an un-stitched wrap, enhances the shape of the wearer while only partially covering the midriff. In Indian philosophy, the navel of the Supreme Being is considered as the source of life and creativity. Therefore by tradition, the stomach and the navel is to be left unconcealed, though the philosophy behind the costume has largely been forgotten. This makes the realization of sharira-mandala (the body), where in Angikam bhuvanam yasya (the body is your world) unites with the shaarira-mandala (the whole universe), as expressed in the Natyashastra. These principles of the saree, also hold for other forms of wraps, like the lungi or worn by men. The lungi can be wrapped over clockwise or anti-clockwise and can be tied at the back or fixed just along the waist line. Its sometimes lifted till knee and tied at the waist leisurely or just held in hand to speed up walking. In tradition Brahmin homes men wear panchey kachche where it is tied at back by taking it between legs. Similar pattern is seen in women. Tamil Nadu Cuisine - Rice is the staple diet in Chennai, Dosa, Idli and Uttapam are popular in Chennai. The state of Tamil Nadu has a distinct place in culinary map of the country. Chennai has a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies to offer. The food here gets its flavor from a host of spices and condiments used in Tamil Nadu. Coconut, tamarind and asafetida are a must for almost all vegetarian recipes. Garam masala is avoided in Tamil cuisine. Gingelly oil(made from Sesame seeds) is normally used giving it a distinct flavor. Olive oil is usually not popular. Chutneys and mixed spice are served in the lunch and enhance the taste of the meal. The South India lunch (also called meals) in Chennai consists of cooked rice served with different kinds of vegetable dishes, Sambar, chutneys, Rasam (a hot broth made with tamarind juice and pepper) and curd (yogurt). The non-vegetarian lunch includes curries or dishes cooked with mutton, chicken or fish. Tamil meals are incomplete without crisp Papads or Appalam. In Chennai, Chettinad cuisine of Tamil Nadu is particularly famous. This cuisine is hot and spicy and provides delectable variety in mutton, chicken and fish dishes. Chettinad Pepper Chicken is one of the most famous dishes in Tamil Nadu. The Chennai style of Mughalai food can be tasted in the Biryani and Paya. Paya is a type of spiced trotters broth and is eaten with either Parathas or Appam. Breakfast or tiffin in Chennai includes idly (steamed rice cakes), dosai (a pancake made from a batter of rice) and lentils crisp fried on a pan, vadai (deep fried doughnuts made from a batter of lentils), pongal (a mash of rice and lentils boiled together and seasoned with ghee, cashew nuts, pepper and cumin seed), uppuma (cooked semolina seasoned in oil with mustard, pepper, cumin seed and dry lentils). Most of the breakfast dishes in Chennai are eaten with coconut chutney, sambar (seasoned lentil broth) and milagai podi (a powdered mix of several dried lentils eaten with oil). Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai, is famous for its filter coffee . Most Tamils have a subtle disliking for instant coffee therefore filter coffee is more popular. The preparation of filter coffee is almost like a daily chore, the coffee beans have to be first roasted and then ground. The coffee powder is then put into a filter set and hot boiled water is added to prepare the boiling and allowed to set for about 15 minutes. The decoction is then added to milk with sugar to taste. The drink thus prepared is then poured from one container to another in rapid succession to make the perfect frothy cup of filter coffee. An exotic drink that refreshes you and the taste that lingers, served best in Dabarah set which includes a steel tumbler and saucer with a rim. Music - There are many composers in Carnatic music. Purandara Dasa (1480-1564) is known as the father (Pitamaha) of Carnatic music due to his pioneering contributions to Carnatic music. Purandara Dasa is renowned for formulating the basic lessons of Carnatic music. The contemporaries Tyagaraja (1759-1847), Muthuswami Dikshitar, (1776-1827) and Syama Sastri (1762-1827), are regarded as the Trinity of Carnatic music due to the quality of Syama Sastris compositions, the varieties of compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar and Tyagarajas prolific output in composing kritis. The compositions of these composers are rendered frequently by artists of today during the music festival season. Chennai Music Festival or December Season is a celebration of classical music and dance of South India held during mid December to mid January in the capital city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The festival is held at a number of venues around the city by various sabhas or organizations. Besides the auditoriums, well-known temple premises and heritage bungalows are being used as venues. The month long dance and music extravaganza will have performances of eminent artistes from various parts of India. The Margazhi festival of Dance and Music started early back in 1927, to commemorate the anniversary of Madras Music Academy every December, was later adopted by various organizations which held art festivals in different parts of the city. The Tamil month of Margazhi (December) is a sacred month of the Hindus. South Indian classical music (Carnatic Music) which has its roots in devotion to the gods, has been a traditional form of worship from time immemorial. The city comes alive with the festival which has now developed into a cultural extravaganza with more than 2,000 artists participating in over 300 concerts. The festival also known as December Season attracts expatriate Indians and scholars from around the world as well. Performances include Vocal and Instrumental music, Dance - solo and group, both by junior and senior artistes. Even upcoming artists get a chance to perform along with well-established artists. The music include classical vocal renditions in various South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and instruments like Flute, Veena (a large string instrument), Goottuvadyam (similar to Veena but without frets), Nagaswaram (pipe), Thavil (percussion instrument), Mridangam (drum), and even Ghatam (a mud pot). The season goes on till mid January when the scene shifts to Tiruvaiyaru, near Tanjore, where Thyagaraja Aradhana a week long music festival is held to celebrate the birth of one of the greatest Carnatic composers and one among the trinity of music - Thyagaraja. Information about the tickets and the venues can be had from the tourist office, Chennai. The weather is cool and pleasant at this time of the year. November- December is the best season to visit the city. Now the music in the motion picture industry has emerged as an important entertainment platform in Chennai, over the years portraying the cultural changes, trends, aspirations and developments experienced by its people. Dance - Chennai is home to the distinct dance form- the Bharat Natyam. Bharatanatyam is the celebration of the eternal universe through the celebration of the beauty of the body. This is done through its tenets of having a perfectly erect posture, a straight and pout curving stomach, a well rounded and proportionate body mass- to the body structure, very long hair and curvaceous hips. These tenets bring to life the philosophy of Natyashastra, Angikam bhuvanam yasya (The body is your world). This is elaborated in the araimandi posture, wherein the performer assumes a half sitting position with the knees turned sideways, with a very erect posture. In this fundamental posture of the Bharatanatyam dance, the distance between the head and the navel becomes equal to that between the earth and the navel. In a similar way the distance between the outstretched right arm to the outstretched left arm becomes equal to the distance between the head and the feet, thus representing the Natyapurusha, the embodiment of life and creation. Climate Edit Climate of Chennai is Tropical. Chennai is situated in the Thermal Equator zone which prevents extreme changes in temperature. Chennai has mainly two seasons - summer (35-42176C 95-108176F) Apr-Jun (Highest temperature ever recorded is 45176C 113176F on 30 May 2003) and monsoon (Oct-Dec). It receives scanty rainfall from the south-west monsoon (Jun-Sep) while rest of India is lashed by heavy rains, but gets its bountiful rains from the north-east monsoon from October through December, thus amounting to about 125-150 cm (49-59 in) of rainfall annually. Rainfalls occur usually from October to December and dried up scrub lands bloom with greenery during this period. December to February are the mildest months temperature - (19-28176C 66-82176F). December to March is probably the best time to visit Chennai: the temperatures rarely exceed 30176C during midday and evenings are pleasant. Climate is humid pretty much throughout the year because the city is on the coast. Summers are very hot and humid. Be sure take along light (not flimsy) clothing. Winter fashion has never been of any use in Chennai, wearing a sweater will leave you drenched in sweat in less than five minutes. Books about Chennai . Madras Discovered, Tales of Old and New Madras, Madras (1992) by S. Muthiah Madras its Past and its Present (1995) by S. Muthiah Madras its Yesterdays and Todays and Tomorrows by S. Muthiah At Home in Madras (1989) by S. Muthiah Madras Then Chennai Now (2013) by Nanditha Krishna and Tishani Doshi Politics of Heritage from Madras to Chennai (2008) by Mary E. Hancock Chennai (2000) by Rina Kamath Chennai Not Madras: Perspectives on the City (2006) by Ira Venkatachalapathi The Story Of Madras by Glyn Barlow Books with plots set in Chennai Kalyanis Husband by S. Y. Krishnaswamy Chasing Rainbows in Chennai . 2 (2003) by Colin Todhunter Tamarind City . 3 (2012) by Bishwanath Ghosh In Old Madras (1913) by Mary Bithia Croker Tamil is the official language in Chennai, and also the first language of most locals. Almost all people speak Tamil, a classical language. Picking up some knowledge of the local language is useful to get by in Chennai as in every city in the world. However, knowledge of English is sufficient for the average visitor to the city. English education is widespread in Chennai. All educated people in Chennai can speak English while few understand simple English and can speak a few words. All important signboards are in English. All transactions with commercial establishments are in English. The English accent is different, there is a tendency to end sentences and words with -uh (Eg: Im going there-uh.) and interrogative sentences with -ah (Eg: You are going there-ah). Unlike other major cities in Northern India, Hindi is not widely understood. While there has been a significant increase in Hindi speakers in recent years, most locals will find it difficult to understand when you try to speak to them in Hindi. You are better off speaking English than Hindi in most southern cities except Bangalore and Hyderabad. Those native to Chennai and its suburbs speak the language of Tamil with a characteristic accent. Due to the proximity of the city to the State of Andhra Pradesh (where the official language is Telugu) and the presence of a sizable quasi Telugu speaking population in the city, there is heavy borrowing of Telugu words into the vocabulary of Chennai Tamil.Chennai Tamil is popularly known as Madras Bashai . Another characteristic of Chennai Tamil is that the words are spoken fast, possibly in line with the fast-paced life in Chennai when compared with the rest of the state. Nevertheless, all educated people are taught standard Tamil in school, and standard Tamil is still used in more formal settings as well as in the news. Get in Edit By plane Edit Chennai International Airport (IATA. MAA ) is the fourth busiest in India (after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore ). All international flights arrive at Anna Terminal, while the domestic flights arrive at Kamraj Terminal. The two terminals are on the same road and are 150 m (492 ft) away from each other. Chennai is well connected to London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Malaysia, Middle east, New York, Hong Kong, etc. It is in the process of being upgraded to a world class airport with direct Metro rail connection to the city. Europe and North America . Lufthansa (Frankfurt) and British Airways (London-Heathrow), fly nonstop to Chennai with connecting service from their European hubs to points in the United States and Canada. South-East Asia . Thai Airways offers nonstop service to Bangkok. Silk Air, Singapore Airlines and Tiger Airways connects you to Singapore along with many Indian carriers like Indian Airlines and Air India Express. AirAsia 4 connects passengers to Kuala Lumpur, Penang with affordable fares while Malaysia Airlines offers nonstop service to Malaysia. Indias very own Jet Airways flies non-stop to both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Cathay Pacific flies non-stop to Hongkong. Africa . Air Mauritius flies non-stop to Mauritius. Air Austral flies non-stop twice a week to Reunion. Air Seychelles flies nonstop to Seychelles. Middle East . Nonstop services are available from Chennai to Abu Dhabi. Bahrain. Dubai. Dammam. Doha. Jeddah. Kuwait. Muscat. Riyadh and Sharjah on Air Arabia, Indian Airlines, Air India Express, Oman Air, Emirates, Ethihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian and Gulf Air. Sri-Lanka . Chennai is a hub for flights to Colombo with Srilankan Airlines, Mihin Lanka (low-cost carrier operated by Srilankan Airlines), Jet Airways, Air India Express, SpiceJet. Chennai is the traveling hub for Colombo. Domestic . All the major Indian domestic carriers (Jet Airways, Spice, Go Air, Indigo) connect Chennai with multiple flights to points all over India and most use Chennai as a hub for flights to smaller cities in South India. Paramount Airways is a low cost all business class airline that offers flights from Chennai to points in South India. Chennai is also a staging point for flights to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. Airport to City connection Edit The cheapest way to the city is by taking the suburban train into the city which only costs 5 (0.08, 0.07). The suburban train connects you to Chennai Park and Egmore, the two main passenger train stations. Note this train does not go through Chennai Central station but Chennai Park station is within the walking distance. This is best if you dont have large amounts of baggage. You have to exit the airport and walk a considerable distance ( 500m) to reach the station Tirusulam. Tickets bought dont have to be validated but save the ticket in case there is an inspection. It is advisable to take a first class ticket in the train if you happen to reach the airport during peak hours. The general compartments are often over-crowded as they transport regular commuters to work. In peak hours even the first class compartments may also be crowded. Tickets are priced around 70 (1.27,0.96). The Chennai metro is also now connected to the airport and the airport metro station is just outside the exit, after crossing the taxi parking. Currently this (blue) line is operational only till Little Mount, halfway to the city center. However, you can interchange at Alandur (for the Green line, to go to either St. Thomas mount railway station or CMBT, the state-run bus terminus of Chennai. Otherwise, use the pre-paid taxi booth. Aviation Express is massively overpriced. Using the pre-paid taxi to get to the city, each terminal has several booths for several taxi companies when you exit the airport, outside before you meet the crowd. The fares are different for the domestic and international terminals though the terminals are next to each other. You can either choose the standard Taxis (Black with Yellow tops) which are usually the ancient Ambassador cars or the private call-taxi (which can come in any model and in any color). As in any Indian airport, you will be immediately haggled for transportation with promised offerings of the best price. A firm No should make them lose interest, ignore them if they continue harassing you. Its better to keep small change in hand while paying at the counters. Note the taxi numbe r written on your charge slip (one copy is for the passenger and the other is for the driver to collect the fare from the counter). Make your way to the taxi stand and get the taxi number allotted at the designated desk. The helpful drivers offer to take your luggage and guide you to the taxi that drives up quickly near the allotment desk. Prepaid and yellow top taxis are not air-conditioned, are of vintages right from 70s and 80s, rickety, prone to stop midway, drivers exhibit rough behaviour, sometimes could be dangerous, demand exorbitant fares, pre-paid may mean nothing and they may demand more when you get down. Keep away from these types. Or know that you can always negotiate. Typical ride into the central part of Chennai cost around Rs.300, to the farthest part of the city shouldnt cost more than Rs.1000. Online aggregator like Uber and Ola are pretty comfortable and safe. The cars are new and air conditioned. By train Edit Chennai has two main long-distance train stations, Chennai Central (code MAS) and Chennai Egmore (code MS). Both are connected to the Airport by the Suburban rail and to the Bus Terminus by City buses. Central has daily trains fromto Bangalore. Mumbai. Coimbatore. Delhi. Hyderabad. Kolkata. Ahmedabad and virtually all other major Indian cities. Egmore has trains which cover all the places in Tamil Nadu and also a few important places outside it. You can arrive at the prepaid taxiauto stand and book a cab to transport you to your place of stay. Many long distance trains to Egmore stop at Tambaram (code TBM) and some trains to Central stop at Perambur (code PER).These are two railway stations which serve the suburban areas of Chennai. Trains that connect Chennai to major hubs like Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi are usually booked out days in advance. If you plan to travel by train, consider making an advance reservation, the reservation opens 60 days before the day of travel. The AC compartments in the trains are preferable for new travelers as the sleeper class and sitting class compartments are generally very crowded. A 3-tier AC berth from Chennai to Bangalore or Coimbatore costs around 700 and that to Delhi around 2500 including meals. By bus Edit Chennai has one of Asias largest bus stations, Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT). Seven different state owned corporations drive buses to and from various destinations within South India. Connected to the Airport and the passenger train stations (Chennai Central and Egmore) by direct buses, it offers a cheap and spontaneous mode of travel. There are hourly buses for places like Tirupati. Pondicherry. Coimbatore ,Tirunelveli. You will get the option of AC or Non-AC coaches for cities like Bangalore. Trivandrum. Hyderabad. Several private players also operate buses between most southern destinations. During the weekends most buses are fully occupied and its better to reserve a ticket in advance. All buses terminate near Koyambedu but there are different stands for state owned (CMBT - Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus), and private buses (Omni bus terminus). Both these terminus are near each other, and it is better to tell your exact destination to the taxiauto-rickshaw driver. Buses usually drop passengers at various points in the city before reaching the Terminus. Feel free to ask the driver or fellow passengers the closest drop-off point to your destination. Always ask for the ticket and carry it until the end of your journey. Conning is very rare. Once in the city, its easy to get overcharged if you try to hire auto-rickshaws to get to your destination. While the law requires drivers to use meters, enforcement isnt very effective. It would be more comfortable and hassle free to hire a cab for the duration of your stay, or figure out the city bus routes and the suburban trains schedule. By car Edit Chennai is very well connected and to other parts of India by road. Five major national highways radiate outward towards Kolkata, Bengaluru, Tiruchy Madurai. Tiruvallur. and Pondicherry. With the progress of the Golden Quadrilateral project, driving down from Bangalore is an option too. Indian drivers will have no problem fitting into the traffic but international drivers are strongly advised against driving in India. Rules are not really rules and lane switchings happen without any notice. Get around Edit Getting around the heart of Chennai city often takes time, due to traffic and heavy congestion, more so because of construction work in progress for Chennai Metro. So it is advisable to plan your journey accordingly. Travelling within Chennai is not so cheap by Indian metropolitan standards, and are quite cheap by European and USA standards. As for foreigners, it is safe to wear a mask during traveling by motorcycles as pollution is bit of a concern. By train Edit Chennai has a suburban train 5 network. There are four routes: Western Line: Chennai Central - Arakkonam. North Line: Chennai Central - Gummidipoondi-Sulurpet-Nellore South Line: Chennai Beach - Tambaram and Chengalpet MRTS Line: Chennai Beach - Velachery (MRTS) Few trains on Western and North Line originate from Chennai Beach instead of Chennai Central. The Chennai Beach - Tambaram Chengalpet is the most used line, it takes you from the city to Vandalur Zoo for a getaway. The suburban trains are generally reliable and fast but they were built more for practical purposes of commuting than connecting tourist attractions. Unless you know your destination for sure, check with locals or information desks for the quickest way to reach your destination. The frequency of suburban trains is generally good and it is advisable to take a first class ticket during peak hours. Trains offer a reliable alternative to quickly reach your destination when compared to buses which might get trapped in traffic jams. The fare in Chennai suburban trains is the lowest in the country and you dont have to compromise comfort for the meagre amount that you pay as in other Indian metros. The lowest second class train fare is Rs.5-. Always keep your baggage safe when you are travelling in the suburban railway system . Chennai Central (hub for north and west suburban lines) is opposite to Park Town (MRTS line) and Park (South Suburban line) - These 3 stations make an interchange trio - the highest interchange between suburban lines happens in this zone. By bus Edit Metropolitan Transport Corporation(MTC) buses ply throughout the city accessing areas which are not accessed by the suburban trains. These are government-run and extremely cheap. Chennai has few major termini from where the majority of the buses ply towards the rest of the city. Normally Bus Fare in MTC range from 3 - 50. Deluxe and AC Buses are also operated on major routes. Fare for deluxe bus is almost two times as compared to normal bus. For same route, deluxe and normal bus have same number but deluxe buses are being run targeting long distance journey since it will stop at major bus stops only. So if you find normal buses too crowded, take a deluxe one. Non AC deluxe also have power gates and better suspension which you wont find in normal bus. If you have luggage with you, you might have to pay the cost of an extra person depending upon its size. A simple way of identifying the category of the bus is this: White Display Board - Standard Service,green display board-Express, Blue or LED- Deluxe Service, AC Service- 2 door, low floor volvo bus. AC bus run by MTC chennai which run between important routes like Parrys - Tambaram, Parrys - CMBT, Chennai Central - CMBT, Chennai central - Tambaram, CMBT - KelambakkamSirusery, T.Nagar - Kanchipuram, etc. Most frequent AC bus runs between CMBT towards Pondicherry and are known as East coast road (ECR) buses and Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) and is very comfortable for intracity travel too. If you are getting into a bus from Chennai central railway station you can either catch a bus just in front of railway station or you can take the subway to cross the road and get it from the bus stop in front of government hospital. Bus Route information for MTC Chennai is available online at official site6. While official site only provides stage wise info, others have more interactive interface which can ease your life specially if you are new to the city. Daily and weekly bus passes are available for tourists costing 50 or 300. They can be used on normal and deluxe bus services on all routes within the city. It is worthwhile to purchase the daily pass if you plan to visit more than a couple of sights in a day and it will save you from the trouble to maintain loose change. The daily pass can be purchased on the first bus you board from the conductor, while the weekly and monthly passes are sold at all major terminus. Recently a hop-on hop-off tour bus has also been organized by the Government. The service covers many of the famous sights along the scenic East Coast Road up to Mahabalipuram. By auto-rickshaw Edit Police demand auto-rickshawTuk-tuk drivers in Chennai to use meter. In fact many of them try to avoid using meter some try to overcharge and often drive rashly, but thats part of the fun of being in Chennai. They are happy to exploit foreigners and locals alike. The advantage of being a local is that you know when youre being fleeced, and so youll know when to walk away and find another auto. The advise is to use auto-rickshaws with meters only. Roughly 50-60 of drivers do use meters. So, If a particular driver doesnt agree - just go away and find another one. Move 100 m away from malls where touts concentrate. You will definitely succeed to catch a metered auto within 5-10 during day time. Maybe the driver will ask Rs.10 or Rs.20 extra. Usually Rs.10 is enough. The rates for auto-rickshaws in Chennai are the following (July 2014): Rs. 25- for 1.8KM For next every 1 km - Rs. 12- Waiting charges for every 5 minutes - Rs. 3.5 and Rs. 42Hour Night time ( 11 PM hrs to 5 AM) - 50160 extra of the day time charge Otherwise you can discuss the price with the driver. Often they tell 2-3 times bigger charge. Even so, by Western standards, they are dirt cheap. Youll have no problem once the fare has been agreed and for short trips the Auto is a must. The upside is that autos are ubiquitous and possibly the easiest form of transportation to locate. Use Auto-rickshaws only for short distances because they are uncomfortable. Try to find a rickshaw with a working meter. Dont take the first auto or take the first price, take a least quote and go to the second or third. Never leave anything behind when you leave. Negotiate a rate with the driver beforehand if he doesnt agree, just go to the next auto on the road there will always be others unless its very late or very early or you are in a remote area: then be prepared to pay up. Stick to the agreed price, though on many occasions the driver may attempt to ask for more. Consult local friends beforehand to find out reasonable market prices for the distance you intend to go. Try to hail individual auto rickshaws in traffic which are heading in the general direction of your destination rather than hiring one parked in their stand as they may gang up to you. As a general rule, expect to pay about 10 to 15 for every kilometer (0.6 mi) you travel. You dont have to pay for any empty return trips that the auto-rickshaw driver has to make once you have agreed upon a fare. You tell them to go to a landmark near where you want to go, and upon reaching the landmark, ask them to go a little further along a particular road to your destination. They might cite the extra distance travelled and ask for more money. So it is better to negotiate the fare upfront. If you pay them for petrol, make sure you pay them the remaining fare amount after subtracting petrol charges. Sometimes Airports and Railway Stations have a tariff chart. Share autos have emerged in the recent years as an alternative mode of transport in Chennai. They are over-sized threefour wheelers charge slightly more than the bus but way lesser than a regular auto. Likewise they are faster than the buses but slower than the autos. There are four wheelers known as meter taxis . which dont have a meter and are not taxis. They supplement the existing bus services and sometimes operate on routes based on popular demand. On a side note - if you are fascinated by the idea of going around in an auto, think about all those foreigners, who are riding an auto from Chennai to Mumbai. A Chennai based event management company, Chennai Event Management Services, has been having these auto-rickshaw rallies from Chennai to Mumbai, or Kanyakumari, etc. and has developed a great fan following for the same. By taxi Edit Taxis (locally called call-taxis since they must be pre-arranged) can be booked using phone or internet. Since there are so many listed in the phone book already and they are mostly reliable we dont list any. They can be ordered air-conditioned and have digital fare meters, although time-based hire is also possible with some companies. Most companies charge a minimum fare of 100-(Non-AC)150-(AC), which is for 4km (2.4 mile) and for every subsequent kilometer they might charge 12- or 13- depending upon the car model that you choose. Like in other major Indian cities, Uber and its local competitor Ola have pretty much run to the ground the traditional call taxis. These cabs are a boon to a city known for its avaricious and rude autorickshaw drivers, and are probably the best way to get around as a tourist Alternatively, you can hire a cab for limited time or full-day for your travel reasons within the city for charges ranging between 1200 to 3000 depending upon the car model you choose and the time-duration for which you use the cab. If your trip is time-sensitive,it is recommended that you make the booking about 4 hours in advance and call shortly before your journey to confirm. However, there is every possibility of you not getting one in spite of advance booking as they book without any planning and ditch the customers at the last minute. A proper system of confirmed allotment at least 45 min prior to the scheduled time (like in Delhiother cities) is what is required in Chennai. Other car rental companies available in chennai include GetMeCab7. BookCab, Clear Car Rental,Cabs24x7, Avis, Chennai Cabs and Hertz etc. By car Edit It is generally not advisable for foreign travelers to drive on their own as they might be unaware of the traffic rules and congestion in the city. Negotiating the Indian traffic is not a part of standard driving lessons and can only be mastered by experience. The roads in Chennai are better maintained than the average Indian road. Rush hour traffic may result in nasty jams. Chennai has three arterial roads: Anna Salai Mount Road, EVR Periyar Salai Poonamallee High Road, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai 100 feet Road. Foreign travelers should keep in mind that both diesel and petrol are used as fuel in India and it varies with the model of the car. Some cars have identical models with only a D badge to indicate diesel. Make sure you find out what type of fuel the car uses from the rental company. Restaurants, watering holes and discotheques have been opening with increasing frequency and while the absolute numbers arent much, theyre more experimental than most Indian metros. While in Chennai one can drop into one of the following places. Areas Edit Georgetown in the north of the city is considered the oldest neighbourhood and is associated with the nearby port. The whole area is an intense experience and a hive of commercial activity. Not too many tourists visit this part of the city, which is unfortunate because if Chennais heart is to be found anywhere, it is here. This is where the Sowcarpet area is located, in addition to one of the citys most famous thoroughfares, Mint Street. Beaches Edit Chennai Marina Beach Beach Watch Note Although Chennai beaches are both beautiful and inviting, they are not swimming beaches . due to strong under currents present along the shoreline. Swimming should not be attempted there. There are no lifeguards and rescue equipment is not provided at any of these beaches. However there are beach police who ride on horses and keep an eye on the people and look out for any trouble. People should avoid wearing swimwear or similar attire in the city beaches as such clothing is not appropriate there and will attract stares. Chennai has several well known beaches: Marina Beach . is 12160km long and offers excellent opportunities for walks and has a very wide sandy foreshore. Its width is up to 300160m (985160ft). The Marina of Madras is the second longest urban beach in the world. Along the shore, there are many buildings built during the British colonial rule. The South Beach Road runs past the Madras University, the Senate House, the Chepauk Palace (Nawabs of Carnatica once held their court here). It is the most popular gathering place for locals, especially in the evenings and on weekends. It can also get very crowded at those times. The beach is relatively less crowded in the early mornings and more pleasant. Walk along the Marina in the evening to cool off and eat crispy sundal (boilt, spiced lentils), freshly caught fish and Murukku(a type of dry noodles). Watching the sunrise from the beach is an experience by itself. Its not a swimming beach, though you will see people fully clothed taking partial dips. Breezy Beach- Valmiki Nagar (Thiruvanmiyur) Edward Elliots beach . is spread along the coast down south from Marina. It is also the night beach for Chennai youth. This beach is comparatively quieter and it is located near Besant Nagar. At the end of this beach are the Velankanni church and the Ashtalakshmi temple. Good roads, pavements, walking track illuminated sands, makes a visit to this beach a real pleasure. It can get really crowded during the weekends as well. Breezy Beach is located in the quiet neighborhood of Valmiki Nagar (Thiruvanmiyur) in Chennai. It is smaller and less popular than the Elliots beach. This beach is not as commercialized as the Elliots beach, and is hence more quiet and peaceful. Evenings are very pleasant and with gentle breezy here, Lots of tourists are attracted towards this beach. Since the residential area around this beach is occupied predominantly by young professionals working in the ITITES industries, this beach has turned into a hot-spot for them. It is less polluted and environment friendly. Those who look for a calm, cool and breezy place to relax, this beach is the best place in Chennai. Historical Places Edit Temples Edit Entry into the sanctum-sanctorum (the innermost part of the temple) of old temples maybe sometimes be restricted to foreigners because of the traditional beliefs that only a Hindu can enter the temples. In rare instances, it is forcefully enforced. The best thing to do in such situations is to explore the surrounding structures which are equally fascinating. Kapaleeswarar Temple ( Kapaleeshwara ), Mylapore, 9. One of Chennais oldest and best-known temples, said to date to the 8th century, although the present structure dates to the 1600s. Notable above all for its soaring, incredibly detailed 37m gopuram (entrance gate). There is a large water tank behind the temple, used for the Thaipusam festival (Jan-Feb), and plenty of flower shops all around. Within easy striking distance of the city centre. The temple also has an Arubathu Moovar festival in Mar and is known for the crowds and color. Karaneeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located in the neighborhood of Saidapet in Chennai, India. It is dedicated to the god Shiva.This temple is located next to the Saidapet Railway station. This temple has a 7-storied Gopuram with two prakarams(closed precincts of a temple). The main deity is Lord Karaneeswara (Shiva) and Goddess Swarnaambikai (Sakthi). It is believed that Lord Indra had come here to worship Lord Shiva to cure his curse. Special worships are done to Shiva on Pradosham days. This temple has a beautiful tank. The temple is heavily crowded on Pradhosham days. Annual ten day Brahmotsavam takes place in the Tamil month of Chithirai. During Chitirai thirvizha, people visit the temple in huge numbers and there will be a daily spiritual talk on Thiruvasagam about Lord shiva. The Parthasarathy Temple 10 at Tiruvallikkeni (Triplicane) as the Britishers called it, is considered be the oldest temple in the Chennai and origins date back to the 8th century AD, the reference of which has been made in the Vaishnavite works of the Alwar saints. The existence of the Tiruvallikkeni village in referred in the Pallava records and before. The temple derived its name from the pond in front of the temple. It was originally built by the Pallavas. The temple was renovated by later dynasties, the Chola and the Vijayanagar kingdom. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The name Parthasarathy has been derived from two Sanskrit words Partha and Sarathy. The former word refers to Arjuna and the later means Charioteer. Its architecture is a combination of several temple building styles. There are inscriptions of the Pallavas, Cholas and the Vijayanagar kingdom on the temple structure. The temple besides being dedicated to Parthasarathy is also revered for Venkatakrishnaswami and to Ranganathar. The temple, when it was built, housed five avataras of the deity Vishnu. The structure, as it stands today, houses the shrines of popular deities like Venkatakrishnan with Rukmani, Balaraman, Satyaki, Anirudha, Pradyumna, Rama, Lakshmana, Barata, Sita, Shatrugna, Varadaraja and Hanuman. Sri Ramakrishna Math- Universal Temple Sri RamakrishnaMath- Universal Temple 11. 31 Ramakrishna Math Rd, Mylapore. Swami Vivekananda on his return from the west was requested by the devotees in Madras (now Chennai) to start a Math here. To fulfill their desire Swamiji sent his brother-disciple Swami Ramakrishnananda to Madras in March 1897. After reaching Madras, the first thing Swami Ramakrishnananda did was to set up a small shrine for Sri Ramakrishna at a rented house. He lived there and led a life of renunciation, service and austerities. Slowly he built up the institution as the present Sri Ramakrishna Math and thus Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras, came into existence. This is the oldest centre of the Ramakrishna Order in the South. Srimat Swami Bhuteshanandaji Maharaj, the 12th President of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, laid the foundation-stone for this Universal Temple on 1 December 1994 in a grand function. It took five years for the project to take shape as the present grand Universal Temple. On 7 Feb 2000 the temple was dedicated by Srimat Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj, the 13th President of the Ramakrishna Order. Sri Ramakrishna Math completed hundred years of its service in 1997. The Math is regarded for its spiritual traditions, modern outlook, acceptance of all religions, service as the way of life. With its lushy green surroundings, the Universal Temple is the ideal spot for contemplation and meditation. 5AM-11:45AM and 3PM-9PM Tele: 91 044 2462110 Email: mailchennaimath.org Web presence: chennaimath.org Kundrathur sivan temple ( vada thirunageshvaram ), Kundrathur ( Kundrathur bus depot ). Sekkizhar built this 1000 year old temple 160edit Kumaran Kundram ( The Deity of Lord Murugan in Kumaran Kundram is considered to be equivalent to the one in Swamimalai ), ( Very near MIT Fly over ). small hillock at Kumaran Kundram near by Madras Institute of Technology 160edit Churches Edit Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas. Santhome High Rd. 91 44 24985455, 91 44 24980758 (parishpriestsanthomechurch ), 12. 5:AM-9PM daily. In the whole world, there are only three churches built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ- the Basilica of Saint Peter built over the tomb of St.Peter in Rome, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela built over the tomb of St.James in Spain and Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas built over the tomb of St.Thomas. Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas is in Chennai, India. The present National Shrine of St.Thomas is built over the tomb of Saint Thomas the Apostle, who came to India in the year 52 AD. After preaching on the West coast, he came to Chennai (formerly Madras), and attained martyrdom on a hill at the outskirts of the city, today known as St. Thomas Mount. His body was buried on the spot over which the present Basilica stands. The shrine was restored in 2004. A valuable work of art kept in the Basilica is an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother, in front of which the other great apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier, used to pray. There are two new structures today: The Tomb Chapel below the Basilica and Museum cum theatre . The new underground chapel with a separate access outside the church structure, allows pilgrims to pray at the tomb and tourists to visit it, without disturbing the sacred functions in the church. The museum exhibits artifacts connected with St. Thomas and the Basilica, and the theatre is used for screening a short video on the life of the Apostle. 160edit St. Marys Church St. Marys Church, situated in the fort, is one of the oldest surviving churches built by the British in India. This is the first English church in India and the oldest Anglican church in the East.Designed by William Dixon, the then Master Gunner of the Fort, it was constructed under the supervision of the Governor Streynsham Master. Given the precarious nature of the English presence in India at the time (not to mention later attacks by the French and the locals), the church has a defensive stance- thick walls, castellated parapets and a well within the grounds - to withstand any bombardment or siege). The church was consecrated on 28 October 1680. The tower was completed in 1701 the steeple added in 1710 and the tower was connected to the main body of the church in 1759. Robert Clive - more famous as Clive of India- married Margaret Maskelyne here in 1753. The first but equally famous wedding was that of Governor Elihu Yale (who was to become the benefactor of Yale College) to Catherine Himmers in November 1680. The interior of the church contains many fascinating plaques and monuments to early British India evoking past glories and lives full of achievement. It also contains the old colours of the Madras Fusiliers, the first European regiment of the East India Company. The glass windows, wall frescos, teak plaques from the colonial times are still preserved. 10AM-5PM daily except closed on F. St. Thomas Mount St. Thomas Mount . Chennai South. St.Thomas, referred to as Didymus, in the Gospel of St.John is one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. He is one of the prime witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus. St. Thomas Mount is associated with St. Thomas, the apostle of Christ, who is believed to have been martyred here. The mount is commonly called in Tamil Parangi Malai or Bhringi Malai.History says 2000 years ago, a saint Parangi lived here (parangi in Tamil language is used to refer to a white person). According to local myth, St. Thomas was one of the first Christians to reach India and to preach Christianity. He is believed to have reached South India in AD 52, and spent the last years of his life in a cave on this hill. Tradition states that Thomas was assassinated by an arrow in AD 72, by persons hostile to him. Thus, the hillock acquired the name St. Thomas Mount. Over time Anglo-Indians predominated in this area. A small relic-filled Church built in 1523 at the summit of the 300 feet high St. Thomas Mount. The place was visited by Pope John Paul II during his visit to India on 5 February 1986. At the northern foot of the mount, is a gateway of four impressive arches surmounted by a cross bearing the inscribed date 1547. A flight of 160 steps leads up to the summit of the mount. There are fourteen stations of the cross erected on the way to the summit. The Tamil Baptist Church in Kilpauk is worth a visit. It is a 107 year old monument. Lutheran Adaikalnathar Church(TELC). Tana Street. Protestant Church which is more than 100 years old 160edit St. Matthias Church. Vepery. One of the oldest churches in Chennai which was built by the British. Its also has a Anglo-Indian higher secondary school in the campus which has both boys and girls studying in the school and its famous for Producing High Standard Students with Capability of Speaking English as native speakers of the Language. 160edit Mosques Edit Big Mosque also known as Wallajah Mosque Big Mosque also known as Wallajah Mosque, is situated at Walajah Road in Triplicane, Chennai is a historical landmark constructed by Wallajah family in memory of Nawab Muhammad Ali Walajah, in 1795 . It is an imposing structure of symmetry and form of architectural magnificence with an imposing facade. The Mosque stands in extensive grounds, which are being used as a forum for religious and cultural activities. The magnificent grey granite structure is built without steel and wood. This architectural marvel is one of the important mosques in Chennai. The Nawabs descendants are still living in a mansion known as Amir Mahal . One distinctive feature of this mosque is that the chronogram engraved in stone and fixed on the inside of the western wall of the mosque is by a non-Muslim, Rajah Makkan Lal Khirad, a Persian and Arabic scholar of repute, who was the private secretary to the Nawab. It may be mentioned in this regard that, as far as is known, no other mosque in the world has a chronogram composed by a non-Muslim. The Mosque has two minarets at the front. The Eid Prayer timing remains the same, 10AM, since 1749 A.D. Adjoining the Wallajah Mosque is the tomb of the great Islamic saint Maulana Abdul Ali Bahrul Uloom, a divine scholar of the days of the Nawab Wallajah. In this enclosure also are the tombs of the late Nawabs of the Carnatic, the Princess of Arcot and other eminent Muslim scholars and theologians. Wallajah Mosque can be reached either from Ellis Rd (backside) or the Triplicane High Rd. Memorials Edit Valluvar Kottam . Valluvar Kottam High Rd, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Valluvar Kottam marks the memorial of one of the renowned poet and saint of the region, Tiruvalluvar. The memorial is shaped like a temple chariot and is, in fact, the replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. There is a 101-feet high temple chariot structure with a life-size image of the poet in it. This chariot is a replica of the temple car of Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu. The monument stands as a massive auditorium and was open to public in the year 1976. Over 3,000 blocks of stone were used to create this memorial to Tamil culture. Valluvar Kottam has quite an extensive space. The auditorium at Valluvar Kottam is said to be the largest in Asia and can accommodate about 4000 people. The auditorium is surrounded by granite pillars that have the inscriptions taken from the famous work of the poet. The epic Tiruvalluvar, written by the poet consists of 1330 verses, all of which are inscribed on the granite pillar. The 133 chapters of his famous work Thirukkural have been depicted in bas-relief in the front hall corridors of the chariot. It stands as a modern memorial to the great poet who represents the glorious culture of the Tamils. Monuments Edit Fort St. George (formerly known as White Town), is located on the banks of the Bay of Bengal. It was established as the East India Companys fortified foothold in Madras and it was from this small trading post (or factory as it was then known) that British influence spread throughout India. The establishment of Fort St. George marked the birth of the new city that is Madras, in the year 1640. The fort was named after St George who is believed to have preached in the region. The British East India Company, after buying the land from the Nayak of Vandavasi in 1639 . led the establishment of what was called the Madrasemen . the permanent settlement of the company. One year later they built the fort as a commanding post in the region. With the increased trade activities of the East India Company the region soon developed into a popular trade and commerce centre. The British enjoyed supremacy in the region until 1746, when the French attacked the fort and captured it. After three years, in 1749 the British regained power by signing a treaty with the French. In the meantime they fortified the base in order to repel the invasion of Hyder Ali and the French. The fort is believed to be the first establishment of the British in India. The military architecture is interesting and holds great historical importance. Inside the Fort is the Fort Museum 13 decorated with cannons of Tipu Sultan. There are a lot of interesting artifacts showcased in the museum. Apart from the museum, the southern division of the Archaeological Survey of India is located here. Today, Fort St George is famous for its exotic collection of books in the library and housing the legislative assembly in the secretariat building. The fort in its present form looks more like a mansion, rather any fort. Various Government offices function inside this building, including the structure which used to be the residence of Robert Clive called the Clive House. St. Marys Church, situated in the fort, is one of the oldest surviving churches built by the British in India. The tallest flag pole in the country can be seen here, its height is 150 feet. The pole is now made of metal but was originally made entirely of teak wood. Sa-Th 10:00-17:00. Fort Museum: Children lt15 yr free, Indian Adults 5, Foreign Adults: 100 The Regional Grand Lodge of Southern India Freemasons Hall is located at 87, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore. It was constructed in 1923 for the troops. The architecture is classical Greek style and houses a lodge room on the first floor where Masonic meetings are held M-F 10:00-17:00 and Sa 10:00-14:00. Museums and Art Galleries Edit Government Museum 14. Pantheon Rd, Egmore. Established in 1857, the Government Museum of Chennai is one of the popular tourist destinations in the city. It is a multi-purpose State Government Museum located in Egmore, which is in the heart of the city, spreading over an area of 16.25 acres of land. Six independent buildings in this Museum campus has 46 galleries. There is an Archaeology Section, Zoology Section, Botany Section, Geology Section, Numismatics Section, Bronze Gallery. Childrens museum, Art gallery and various other interesting sections and galleries. It is considered to be one of the oldest museums of India, since its inception dates back to the Colonial rule. There is history behind the origin of this Museum. In 1846 AD, the Madras Literary Society debated the proposal of establishing a museum in the then Madras. The proposal was approved by the Court of Directors of the East India Company in London. Chennai Government Museum was handed down with a sprawling complex and the presently maintained by the State Government. The Museum was formally inaugurated on December 5, 1896 by the Sir Arthur Eli bank Havelock, the then Governor. He named it after the former Governor, Lord Connenmara. The museum was designed by H. Irvin, the consulting architect of the Government of Madras. The Government Museum has a splendid hall, marvelous reading room and striking Teak wood shelf and stands divided into a number of sections. Note that parts of the museum are often closed. Phone: 91 44 2819-3238, 09:30-17:00 except holidays. A free guide service is available at 11:00 and 15:00. National Art Gallery The building of National Arts Gallery was built in the year 1907. This magnificent red sandstone building was designed by Henry Irwin and built by T. Namberumal Chetty. The building represents a typical Indo-Saracenic structure and was initially famous as the Victoria Memorial Hall. Built with sandstone and adorned with motifs, the building bears impressions of Mughal architecture. It is this architecture, not just the gallery collections that make it worth a visit. The gallery exhibits medieval handicrafts, sculptures, metal ware and paintings belonging to various schools of art and eras. The gallerys collections are displayed in four different sections: Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Ravi Varma Painting Gallery. The Tanjore paintings on glass are wonderful. The miniature paintings from Rajput and Mughal eras are fascinating too. The handicrafts that are displayed belong to the 11th and 12th century Indian handicraft period. The top floor, closed in May 2011, offered additional galleries. Sa-Th 09:30-17:00 except national holidays. 91 44 2819-3238. The Birla Planetarium The Birla Planetarium . at Kotturpuram, between Adyar and Guindy, is the most modern planetarium in the country. Adjoining the planetarium is a Periyar Science and Technology Museum which will be of interest to students and other science scholars. Built in memory of B.M. Birla, the well known industrialist and visionary, the Planetarium is considered to be the most modern in the country. Location: Tamil Nadu Science amp Technology Centre, Gandhi Mandapam Rd (Behind CLRI). Tele: 91 44 2441-0025 67515250. The Science and Technology Centre is open daily except national holidays. Programmes at 10:45-13:45 and 15:45. In English at Noon, Tamil 14:30. Miscellaneous Edit Integral Coach Factory .15. Check the website for directions as the the auto-rickshaw drivers have never heard of it. Zoological gardens and eco parks Edit Arinjar Anna Zoological Park Arinjar Anna Zoological Park ( The Vandalur Zoo ), 91 044 22751089 (aazpyahoo. fax. 91 044 22750741 ), 16. 9AM-6PM daily except Tu. Started in Peoples Park in 1855, the Madras zoological gardens (later renamed as Arignar Anna Zoological Park after C. N. Annadurai, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state from 1967 to 1969) was moved to Vandalur (a former game reserve frequented by governors of colonial Madras) on the outskirts of Chennai city in 1985 owing to lack of space in the congested heart of the city. Today, the zoo is one of the biggest in South Asia housing more than 170 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Lion safari vehicles, elephant rides, battery operated vehicles are some of the facilities available. The peak time is during Pongal and weekend holidays. The animals are usually housed in their natural settings. 160edit Guindy National Park Guindy National Park. Sardar Vallabhai Patel Rd, Adyar, Guindy. M-F 9AM-5:30PM except Tu. The current park area stands close to 280 hectares. Guindy Park happens to be almost certainly the smallest national park in the country and the only park within the city suburbs of India. The park is inhabited by more than 20 species of trees, about 14 varieties of shrubs and more than 14 species of woodland mammals. Guindy National Park The place also houses many species of rare birds and amphibians. The dry deciduous forests of Guindy are lined with tree species like Amona Squamosa, Atlanta Monophylla, Feronia Limonia and Azadirachta India. The popular park animals include species like Indian Antelope (Black Buck), Elephant, Spotted Deer, Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hedgehog, Pangolin and Jackal. Some rare bird species found in the park include Black Winged Kite, Honey Buzzard, and Pariah Kite. The park is also home to many reptile and amphibian species. JULY 2016 only childrens park and snake park open. Visits to the National park proper are only allowed with park ranger and the gate is locked. Rs 15, Free below 10 years, 11 to above Rs 5, School Children age 5-12 from government and aided schools Rs 2, children from private schools age 5-12 Rs 10, still camera Rs 10, video camera Rs 75. 160edit Guindy Snake Park. ( next to Guindy National Park ). M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM except Tu. Founded by one of the prominent wildlife conservationist Romulus Whitaker. The park houses a number of snake species, lizards, crocodiles and turtles. The park breeds more than 30 species of Indian snakes. Some of the most sought after species include King Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Reticulated Python, Adders and Vipers. In addition to the snakes the park also breeds species of lizards, crocodiles and turtles. The museum in the park premises contains preserved specimens of many reptiles and amphibians. 160edit Tholkappiar Poonga ( Adyar Eco Park ), 6 103, Dr. D. G. S. Dinakaran Salai, Raja Annamalaipuram, Chennai - 600 028. 91 44 2461 4523 (membersecretary.crrtgmail. fax. 91 44 2461 4524 ), 17. 2.30PM-4:30PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.This park maintained by the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust is the only prominent eco park located within Chennai city limits. Measuring a total of 358 acres, the park covers the estuary of the Adyar river known for its fragile ecosystem. The estuary was restored in various phases starting from 2003 and recently opened for guided public tours. However, prior online booking is necessary in order to visit the park through the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust website. A maximum of 20 visitors are allowed each day. The eco park is popular among bird-watchers as various species of pelicans, herons, storks and butterflies are found here. The park areas houses about 172 endemic species of flowering plants. Sculptures of dinosaurs and various animals carved out of naturally available stone are found within the park. Rs. 20, Children below 12 years: Rs. 5. 160edit Protected areas Edit Pallikaranai wetland is a freshwater swamp in the south of the city 18. Being able to retain water throughout the year, it forms an aquatic ecosystem. The marsh acts as a home for many endangered and as a breeding ground for thousands of migratory birds which makes it an ideal place for bird watching. A conservation project is afoot to spruce up the area and build an observation center for visitors convenience. There have been walks conducted in the marsh by the societies like Madras Naturalists Society 19. Contact them to find out about their events. Nanmangalam Reserve Forest is a protected area between Velachery and Tambaram. According to reports, it is home to 85 different species of birds and some rare territorial orchids. Similar to the above marsh, there are no regularly conducted walks, but some photography societies and nature societies organise walks once in a while. Visit the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society situated at Adyar in the southern part of Chennai. The Adyar Library 20 situated in the societys campus has one the largest collection of Tibetan manuscripts with over 20,000 palm leaf folios. For nature-lovers, a stroll through the vast and biologically rich Theosophical Society Gardens is a must. One of the curiosities is a 450-year old banyan tree. Go for a ride along Kamarajar Salai . a promenade on the sea front. The road is dotted with some of the finest specimens of Indo-Saracenic and art deco architecture such as the University of Madras buildings, Chepauk Palace, Vivekanandar Illam, Queen Marys College, Presidency College and the Chennai police headquarters. Among other buildings are the MGR memorial and Anna Samadhi, Gandhi statue and statues of poet Subrahmanya Bharathi, G. U. Pope and Bishop Robert Caldwell. Food Tours Edit Chennai Food Tours ( Blaffer Food Tours ), IIT Madras, Adyar ( Directions depend on the tour location, and are mailed prior to the tour ), 91-8056202141 (contactblaffer.in ), 21. Every weekend. Can be contacted for custom trips if visiting on a non-tour day. South India has contributed numerous dishes to the world Therefore it is imperative to explore Chennai - the hub of South India - through the gastronomic lens. Chennai Food Tours offer a number of tours - street food, food history tour (very unique), kebab tour - all with the mindset of exploring. Do not leave Chennai without going to this tour 160edit Eco Tours Edit Nizhal Tree Walks. Ashok Nagar, Chennai. 98841-14721 (nizhal.shadegmail ), 22. Nizhal has 3 series of walks- the Margazhi walks in December January, the Chithirai walks in April and the Madras day walks in August. Nizhal has conducted tree walks to acquaint citizens with the trees around them. Through its tree walks Nizhal has hoped to sensitize citizens to the role played by trees in the environment, the challenges they face and how they can be protected. Walks have also served as forums where tree lovers can network with each other. 160edit The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC) 23 organizes weekend treks and getaways. A lot of cleaning operations, blood donation and photography camps are also organized by CTC. Membership is free and costs are shared equally. Events Edit Madras Music Season 24 Organized in December-January every year in an unbroken sequence since 1928, the Madras Music Season is the most important cultural event in the Chennai calendar. The season features Carnatic music concerts, dance programmes, operas, plays and magic shows. Chennai Book Fair 25 Held usually for two weeks in December-January every year since 1977, the Chennai Book Fair is the second largest book fair in the country after the Delhi Book Fair. The 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions had more than 700 stalls and over one million visitors. Organized by the Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI), many important publishers in India participate in the fair. Debates, prize distributions, lectures and film screenings are also held at the venue. Madras Day or Madras Week 26 The Madras Day or Madras Week celebrations are held in August every year to commemorate the purchase of the village of Madrasapatnam by East India Company factors Andre Cogan and Francis Day on August 22, 1639. The celebrations usually comprise of heritage walks, exhibitions, lectures, nature and tree walks, book and postage cover releases and film screenings. Though the celebrations typically last a week, the 2014 and 2015 editions extended through August and into September as well. The Hindu Lit for Life 27 Held during the Pongal festival (2nd week of January) every year since 2010, The Hindu Lit for Life is an international literary festival organized by The Hindu group of newspapers. The festival typically comprises of group discussions and lectures and The Hindu Lit for Life award is given at the end of each festival. Music and Dance Edit Chennai has a lot of Carnatic music Sabhas (loosely translates to concert house) where concerts are held during the Madras Music season. You will see mostly older celebrities, although occasionally there will be some world-class young virtuosos. The Music Academy 28. No. 168, T.T.K. Road,Chennai - 600 014. Phone: 91-44-2811 2231 91-44-2811 5162, Email: musicmusicacademymadras Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall 29. Madras Seva Sadan, No 7, Harrington Road. Chetpet. Call for details: 91 44 43561198 and 91 42146632, Email: infosirmuthamemorial VDS Arts Academy 30. MOP Vaishnava College for Women, Nungambakkam. Music and Bharatanatyam dance concerts throughout the year at 6:30 PM. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday by young artists. Admission: free. Brahma Gana Sabha 31. Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, M.Ct.M School, 179, Luz Church Road, 91 92821 06425, 91 98412 96684 Indian Institute of Music and Arts . R.K Swamy Auditorium, Sir Sivaswamy Kalalaya, 5, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore. Kartik Fine Arts 32. Narada Gana Sabha Hall, TTk Road. 91 44 2499 7788, 91 44 2495 2695 ( 30th Year Art Festival ), Sri Krishna Gana Sabha 33. Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar, 20. Maharajapuram Santhanam Road, T.Nagar, 91 44 2814 0806 ( The 49th Art and Dance Festival amp Pongal Nagaswara Isai Vizha And the 24th Natya Kala Conference ), Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha 34. Vani Mahal, 103, GN Chetty Road, 91 44 2815 2166 ( The 25th Isai Iyal Nataka Vizha ) Kalalayaa Art Academy . Kalalayaa Art Academy. 2nd Floor, 100ft Bye Pass Road, Velachery.(Landmark: Opp to Bharat Petroleum Petrol Bunk, Above Nuts amp Spices) 91 98408 77546, 91 44 4303 6546 35 GK Parigi in Cine Abinayam star night programme.contact:parigeyahoo.co.in Nungambakkam Cultural Academy Trust Chennai is a major centre of Bharata Natyam with over 1000 dance performances a year. More dance forms are now encouraged and taught like Kuchipudi (Traditional dance form from Andhra Pradesh ), Mohini Attam . etc. Some other dances like Odissi Manipuri can be found, but are rarer. Cinema Edit When in Chennai, do not miss a chance to watch a movie. Make sure to book your tickets in advance especially in the weekend, because most of the cinemas will be sold out. Chennai also provides best cinematic experience at lowest cost Rs. 120- and lesser, which is very less compared to other metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata. There are several cinemas in the city. Check out any local newspaper or websites to get to know the movies running in and around Chennai. Some of the cinema halls are Udhayam Theatre . Ashok Pillar, Chennai Devi Cineplex . 36. In the heart of Chennai on Anna Salai. The Cineplex is a huge complex and a great architectural beauty. Jazz Cinemas . 37. In Phoenix Mall, Jazz Cinemas has a lot of screens and 2 IMAX screens. Sathyam Cine Complex 38. Thiru-vi-ka Rd, phone 044-42244224. One of the best theaters. Provides quality food and the main screen is one of the biggest in INDIA. Escape Cinemas 39. Express Avenue, Royapettah, phone 044-4224 4224 Inox 40. Chennai Citi Centre, R.K.Salai Mayajaal Cine Complex 41 . Abhirami Cine Complex . Purasawalkam. Shanti Cine Complex . Anna Salai Ega theatres 42. p.h road, Kilpauk (Features Hindi movies). Sangam Cine Complex in Kilpauk. Rohini Cinema Complex . Koyambedu. Ganga Theatre complex in Kolathur. Rakki Theatre in Ambattur. AGS Royal ,Villivakkam, AGS Navalur ,OMR Luxe cinemas . 11-screen multiplex in Phoenix Market City, Velachery AGS Cinemas OMR ,Navalur. Vetri Theatre . Chromepet. Sports Edit Chennai has been one of the prominent sporting location in India, with wide variety of sports played almost everywhere right from every street corners to big stadium matches. M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Famously known as Chepauk Stadium) Cricket by itself is a festival in India,every TV in the Mall is tuned to cricket during the match season and the whole city would be tuned in to the sport some way or another.Chennai is an international venue for cricket and is also a home ground for the Chennai super Kings (a famous cricket team).While in Chennai it might be interesting to catch a game and enjoy the electric spirit of Indian cricket.Close to Chepauk there are several sporting good store where you can buy good quality cricket equipments at low cost Chennai open is a prominent tennis tournament that happens around January every year, the event has attracted lot of high ranked players such as Rafael Nadal,Carlos Moy,Leader Paes.The event is well organized with details published online including ticket sales. Learn Edit Chennai has dozens of different institutes of higher learning from arts to engineering. The city also offers plenty of opportunities to learn Yoga, Bhartanatyam, Carnatic music and The Bhagavad Gita. Alliance franaise de Madras ( (AFM) ), No.24, College Road, Nungampaakam, Chennai 600 006 ( Nearest to bus stop name: Nungampaakam Sterling Road ), 91 44-28279803. 43. Monday to Saturday: 8.30 am - 6:30 pm. Indo-French cultural center and a place to learn French. AFM is one of the best places to learn French next only to Alliance Franaise de Delhi. 160edit Chinmaya Mission. 2 13th Ave Harrington Rd, Chetpet. 91 44 2826 5641 ( 91 44 2827 4046 ). 160edit The World Community Service Centre. ( Vedathri mahirishi Vision for wisdom ), 044-24571153. 44. free yoga. 160edit ISKCON ( International Society For Krishna Consciousness ), Hare Krishna Land Injambakkam. 91 44 2501 9303 ( 91 44 2501 9147 ). 160edit Isha Yoga. 81 Manoharan St, SW Boag Rd ( near Pazhamudhir Nilayam ), 91 44-24333185 ( mobile 91 9442515557. chennaiishafoundation.org ), 45. 160edit Kalakshethra. Kalakshetra Foundation, Tiruvanmiyur. 91 44 2491 1836 ( 91 44 2491 4359. fax. 91 44 2491 4359 ), 46. 160edit Kishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. 31, 4th Cross St, R.K. Nagar. 91 44 2493 7998 ( 91 44 2493 3092. fax. 91 44 2461 334 ), 47. 160edit Krishnamurthi Foundation. 124, 126 (Old 6465) Greenways Rd. 91 44 2493 7803 infokfionline.org ( 91 44 2493 7596 ), 48. 160edit Raja Yoga ( Ishwariya Vishwa Vidhyalayam ), 49. Learn Yoga free of cost. 160edit Theosophical Society. Adyar, Chennai. 91 44 2491 2815 (intl.hqts-adyar.org. fax. 91 44 2490 2706 ), 50. 160edit Stores on Doors ( Best Online Shop in Chennai for Grocery, Vegetables and Fruits ), 1714, Pallavan Street, Alwarthirunagar, Chennai. 044 65158534. 51. 160edit Shopping Malls Edit Express Avenue 52. Royapettah High Road. It is the second largest shopping mall in South India and features unique stores like Hamleys, Global Desi and Peekaboo, designer wear like Guess and Diesel and high-street chains like Body Shop, Tie Rack, Esprit and Lush. It has a few fine-dining restaurants and also one of the largest food courts in India. Spencer Plaza 53. 769, Anna Salai. Spencer Plaza is the oldest shopping mall in India dating to the 1980s. The present building stands in place of an Gothic-style one which housed the Spencers, Asias first departmental store. The original was destroyed in a fire, and the current building dates back to 1983. The new Phase III section even has a mock Indo-Saracenic atrium in the style of the original. One of the earliest shopping malls in India, it has slightly lost its charm with the arrival of swanky new malls, but it is still an excellent place to buy handicrafts, ethnic wear, Indian jewellery and books (it houses the largest Landmark bookstore in Chennai). There is a reasonably good food court on the 2nd level of Phase I and Phase III. Chennai Citi Center 54 10, Radhakrishnan Salai. Opened in March of 2006, it houses mostly mens western-wear brands like Adidas, Louis Philippe, Parx and Zodiac. Has a good food court, an Indian restaurant, INOX cinema and a supermarket. Shoppers Stop 55 2, Harrington Road, Chetpet. This is one of the largest department stores in Chennai, and you can buy everything from clothes to shoes to books here. Ispahani Center Nungambakkam road. An early shopping centre - has a cafe, bar amp shops. Prince Plaza . Pantheon road, Egmore. It has been featured in many movies. Ampa Mall . 56. A new shopping mall in Chennai with both western and Indian brands featuring in the shops. Most popular for its PVR Cinemas multiplex, Star Bazaar grocery store and one of the few McDonalds in the city. It also has a food court and a boutique hotel. Pheonix Market City . 57. A new shopping mall in Chennai Located in velachery. Biggest mall in chennai, It houses Satyam Cinemas in the name of luxe cinemas will open 11 screens here which will also house Chennais first IMAX theatre. Chennais first Hardrock Cafe is soon to come up here. Forum Vijaya Mall . 58. A big shopping mall in vadapalani. one of the Biggest mall in chennai,Houses Satyams 9 screens,chennais second IMAX will come up here. Spectrum Mall (formerly known as Grand Venus Mall) is a shopping mall located in Perambur, Chennai, India. It is the first mall in North Chennai.The mall was developed at the site of erstwhile Venus theater on Paper Mills Road in Perambur. The mall is spread over an area of 1,60,000 sq.ft with two levels of retail shopping and a five screen multiplex Chandra Metro Mall is a shopping mall located at Virugambakkam, Chennai. The Mall with a built up area of 1.43 lakh sq.ft .The mall has a five screen multiplex with a capacity of 1300 seats called as Fame National Books Edit Chennai has a wide selection of rare books and maps in the many second-hand book stalls. With luck you may end up getting one of the best deals ever. English, Tamil and Hindi books are widely available and sold, other language books are sold by specialised stalls. Alwars Roadside bookshop opposite Kamadhenu theatre in Mylapore. Bookfield . Opposite the LIC building on Anna Salai (Mount Road) Moore Market near Chennai Central Vendors on Mount Road outside Devi Theatre and the GPO (General Post Office) Higginbothams . Anna Salai. Kennedys Book House . Anna Salai. For more current publications Landmark 59. Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) - Books, Toys, CDs etc. four locations: Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) - 37,000 sq. ft. Apex Plaza, Nungambakkam High Road - 12,000 sq. ft. - The original store. Chennai Citi Centre, Radhakrishnan Salai Ampa Mall, Injambakkam- newest location Odyssey . Behind Gandhi Nagar Bus Stand, Adyar and Express Avenue,Royapettah Giggles . Connemara Hotel Binny Road - General books from a friendly shop keeper Chennai Book Fair (annual) If you happen to be in Chennai in January, the ChennaiBookFair is an event not to miss. Plan to visit on a weekday as they attract lesser crowds and you can browse through the collections peacefully. If you pick a weekend or holiday, try to visit in the morning instead of the evening. Look through all the shops but it is usually better to skip the marquee stalls and visit the smaller ones which have books stacked all around. You will be rewarded with some great finds as these shops have lesser known but excellent titles from all around the world. Carry cash as many of the smaller shops do not accept creditdebit cards and cash also helps to bargain down the price of the books to some extent. On average, paperback novels in bargain shops cost 100 to 200. A budget of 3000 (around 50) should be enough to purchase a good collection of books. Clothes Edit AMAARA 60 2714, C.V. Raman Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 6000018. 91 9842212173 91 44 45000020. Located in the heart of the city is a quaint little designer boutique - Amaara. Amaara specializes in high quality Indian ready to wear clothing for Women. Their cuts are simple, fashionable amp sophisticated. Amaara clothes use handloom fabrics such as maheswari cottons, tussar silks, jute, hand block printed kalamkari etc. The store is co-owned by sisters Soorya amp Vijayalakshmi, who are usually around at the store to help you out, which adds to the personal touch. Brass Tacks 61. 7713, Corporation Shopping Complex, C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, 91 44 4208 1767. Contemporary clothing from natural fibres for women. FabIndia . 62. The Ilford House location at 3 Woods Road is probably the best in terms of choices and selections. This is the place to go for all your natural-dyed, hand loomed and hand made textiles. The prices have been going up the last few years, but FabIndia is the only source for this sort of textile in Chennai at any retail outlet. Just Casuals . Nungambakkam, 1, Sterling Road, 91 044 28273882. A good place to head if youre in the mood for the Banana RepublicAbercrombieOld NavyGap type stuff. They seem to get all the export rejects or overstocks. Youll find that all the brand tags are cut out due to some agreement with the manufacturer. The quality and prices are good, but unfortunately theres no bargaining possible. Handloom Exhibitions . Year-round there is always a handloom exhibition profiling the work of one state or the other. These temporary installations (youll have to check the local papers to find out where they set up) generally have a good selection of interesting fabrics and textile products. And there is always the option to bargain, which makes it a better bet than oft-overpriced retail stores. The Royapettah YMCA (across from Royapettah Hospital) has a regular handloom exhibition. Crafts Edit Poombukar . 108 Anna Salai, Plandmark. ( opposite the LIC building in Annasalai and next to Higgingbothams book store ). They sell handicrafts. Amethyst . Sundar Mahal, Padmavathi Rd, Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram, 91 44 2820 3582. They sell handicrafts. Victoria Technical institute 63. located very close to Spencer Plaza and a few minutes by walk from Express Avenue. They have a huge display of handicraft items, paintings, wood carvings and metal work statues. Ashvita - Arts and Artifacts . 11 2nd St, Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, 91 44 2847 6063. Art, jewellery, photo prints. Crafts and Weaves . 1, 1st Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore. 91 44 2466 0232. Handicrafts. Giri Stores . Adjacent to Kabaleeswarar Temple, ( opposite the Radha Silk Emporium, Mylapore Tank ). Hindu spiritual items like Rudraksha garlands, books, CDs amp tapes for chanting, incense sticks, camphor and lamps. Hidesign . Ispahani Centre, Nungambakkam High Rd amp Phase 3, Spencers Plaza. 64. Leather goods. Vimonisha Art Gallery . 12 Khadar Nawaz Khan Rd. Handicrafts. Jidoka Store . 1st Lane, Nungambakkam High Rd, 91 44 2822 3516, 91 44 2822 3317. Handicrafts. Poppat Jamals . Mount Rd Anna Salai, ( opp. Spencers Plaza ). Crockery. Manasthala . 12 Cenotaph Rd, 91 44 2433 2842. Terracotta ceramics. Art galleries Edit Prakrit Art Gallery . Dhandayuthapani Nagar, 2nd St, Kotturpuram, 91 44 42188989, 65 . Lakshmi Ethiraj Art Gallery . 70 1st Main Rd, CIT Nagar, 91 44 4359 223. Raasi Art Gallery . 1 Anna Ave, Bakthavatsala Nagar, Adayar, 91 44 2441 0389. Apparao Galleries . 7th St, Wallace Garden, 91 44 2827 226. Contemporary arts and crafts showroom . 41 CP Ramaswamy Rd, Alwarpet, 91 44 2499 7069, 91 44 2466 0159. Chennai Studio . 222 Peters Rd, Royapettah, 91 44 98405 43420, 66 . Sarees Edit Revathy Stores ,No. 78, RK Mutt Rd, ( Luz Bazaar Building ), 91 44 24934328. Small store with a wide variety of Kalyani and Indian hand-loomed sarees. Aavaranaa . 15, Ashoka Street, Alwarpet, 91 44 24988292. Vardhrams and Sons Silks . Harington Rd, Chetpat. Radha Silk Emporium (Rasi) . Silk sarees, ethnic wear, arts amp crafts in multiple locations. 1 Sannadhi St, Mylapore, 91 44 2494 1906 827, Dhun Building, Mount Rd, 91 44 2852 0251 23 1st Main Rd, Nanganallur, 91 44 2232 4176 Shilpi . 29 C.P. Ramaswamy Rd, Alwarpet. Jewelry Edit Joyalukkas . TNagar. Vummidi Bangaru Jewellery . Nungambakkam, also a location TNagar. Bapalal Jewellers . Kakani Towers, Cathedral Road. KANISHK . TNagar. Music Edit Sapthaswara Musicals . Features Western and Indian musical instruments. Shruthi Musicals . 10 Harleys Rd, Kilpauk, 91 44 2660 3630. Sruthilayais . 93 Royapettah High Rd, Mylapore, 91 44 2499 4045,91 44 2498 2625. Musical instruments. Lakshman shruthi . Vadapalani Signal, Vadapalani. Musical instruments, CDs. In addition to these there are several exhibitions at Das Community Hall (Cathedral Rd), Shankara Hall (TTK Rd) where artisans display their work. Check the local newspapers for details and timings. Chennai has numerous restaurants, offering an assortment of cuisine. The beach restaurants are well maintained and serve great food during the evenings. The eat outs in Chennai range from budget, midrange and to up-market. There are swanky star quality restaurants, plain open traditional vegetarian or non vegetarian restaurants- where you share a table with strangers, street stalls, tea kadais, fast food centers, western fast food centers, food courts, coffee shops, bakeries. Vegetarian restaurants serve tiffin and vegetarian meals. There are also a number of restaurants that serve a variety of Tamil, Andhra and Kerala vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare. Many of these restaurants have nowadays diversified and offer other Indian and Indianized Chinese dishes as well. Usually the check includes a service charge, written next to S.C. If no service charge is added, it is customary to leave a moderate tip. Budget Edit Hot soup stand outside Santhome, Chennai All these budget eateries serve only vegetarian food and are very cheap. DOJO KULFIS . A must visit for Traditional Indian desert - Kulfis, Ice creams, Faloodas, Smoothies amp Coolers. Situated in Kutchery Road, Mylapore and Ennore. They supply their products to most of the hotels, restaurants, food courts. Contact 91 99620 22850, maildojokulfis, dojokulfis. Eat N Drink. 570-N, Anna Salai, Teynampet ( next to Courtyard Marriott ). South Indian fast food, from masala dosas to uttapam and pongal. Fast, cheap, tasty and hygienic. Rs 20-40. 160edit Geetha Caf . Pondy Bazaar. South Indian tiffin. Hot Chips . T.Nagar and Anna Nagar for budget priced South Indian tiffin, including North Indian chaat (snack) items. Kebab Junction . Royapettah, NV, opp. Express Ave, ( near Melody theatre ), Karpagambal Mess . Mylapore, ( opposite the Kapaleeswarar temple ). Cheap and authentic South Indian Food. Komalas . Kodambakkam High Rd. South Indian fast food. Mansuks . T.Nagar. Best for Bombay Chaat, Lassi and an unlimited Gujarati Thali. Palimar . Parsn Complex, Mount Rd, Anna Salai. South Indian cuisine. Rathna Cafe . Triplicane. also Thiruvanmiyur, ( opposite the RTO ). For fluffy hot idlis, hot vadai, delicious pongal dripping in ghee and accompanied by sambhar. Quality maintained for more than 100 years. More expensive than Murugan Idli shop. Sangeetha . at intersection of Valluvar Kottam High Rd and Nungambakkam High Rd in Nungambakkam Chain of vegetarian restaurants. A mix of good-quality and tasty South Indian, North Indian, and Indo-Chinese cuisine at very reasonable prices. A chain restaurant. Saravana Bhavan . 67. Probably Chennais best known restaurant chain, with 25 branches in Chennai itself (incl. one next to Kapaleeswarar Temple). Pure vegetarian Indian food with high standards of hygiene. Sanjeevanam . New No. 97, Old No.45, Nungambakkam High Road in Nungambakkam, Chennai 91 44 4549 0324. Adyar location: Old No.24, New No.76, B. Venkatarathinam Nagar, Adyar, 68. A popular vegetarian health restaurant that cooks its foods using ayurvedic principles. The food is truly delicious, and the concept is that they are cooked with low amounts of oil, using healthy ingredients. The chain also features Ayurvedic and yogic classes. Sri Krishna Sweets . Mount Rd, Spencers Plaza, Adayar, Anna Salai, also at MG Rd, Shastri Nagar. Indian sweets amp salad bar. North Indian chat (snack) items. The Spice Box . Thiruvanmyur, 91 44 4304 2365. Lunch deliveries and gourmet outdoor catering. Wholesome, innovative lunch-dinner in 6 options is great to try out. Vasantha Bhavan . ( near Vadapalani Bus stand ). Chain of vegetarian restaurants. Mid-range Edit Mother Cluckers Cafe . 7, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Good food on a tight budget Mother Cluckers Cafe brings to Chennai fabulous Burgers, Pizzas, Waffles, Pancakes and Thick Shakes Meal for 2 - Rs 500 Table Reservations Tele: 91 91761 13893 facebookmothercluckerscafe Dynasty . Harrisons Hotel, (Non-Vegetarian) 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Good quality Chinese-Indian cuisine Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 52222777 The Cascade . Quality Inn Sabari, 1. floor, 29 Thirumalai Pillai Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017, Tel: 91 44 2834 3030 Texas Fiesta . (Non-Vegetarian) 172, Shaffee Mohammed Road, off Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Chennai 600006. It is owned and operated by a Tex Mex aficionado who fell in love with this great cuisine while in the USA. Favorite dishes include chicken wings, cream of leeks and potato soup, chicken fajita and grilled tenderloin steak apart from burritos, quesadillas and tortillas. Meal for two would cost about 500. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 43087882 Amethyst . (Vegetarian) ,Sundar Mahal, Padmavathi Road, Jeypore Colony, Gopalapuram, Chennai. 91 44 2820 3582. Garden and patio cafe and restaurant with a mix of western (pastas, burgers) and Indian fare. Cuisines served by Amethyst are Coffee and International. It is a nice, cozy, romantic place to chill out on weekends. Their cuisine is nice and so is their interiors. Its a colonial house turned into a restaurant. Highly recommendable. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28353581 Curry House: (Non-Vegetarian), 2, Block AB, 11th Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai. Hyderabadi, Chettinad, and Kerala delicacies. Good tandoori fare of the Non-Veg variety popular among the punjabis and found all over Delhi is also offered. Open: 12PM to 3PM and 7PM to 11PM. Price range: Meals for two around 350. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 42611167, 42611168 Dhaba Express . (Non-Vegetarian) 9, Cenotaph Road, Teynampet, Chennai and Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai. Cuisines served by Dhaba Express are North Indian. They serve Chicken Tikka Masala, Mutton Rogan Josh, Tandoori Aloo (starter), Naans and Roomali Rotis. Valet Parking. Open: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 1:30 AM. Price range: Meals for two 500. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 2432 8213. ECR Dhaba . (Non-Vegetarian) 976, Kunnukadu, East Coast Road, Near Muttukadu Boat House, Chennai. Cuisines served by ECR Dhaba are Punjabi Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 27472943, 91 098407 04050. Open: 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Coastline . (Non-Vegetarian) 118, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai. South Indian Seafood. Freshly done Interiors, slow service but delicious food. Crab Rasam, Prawn or Fish Biryani. Vide variety of sea food offerings. Must try place. Price range: Meals for two 600. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28251128 Aiwo . (Vegetarian) . 7 Rosy Towers, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Fusion and health foods. Aiwo features a 14-course meal served on a conveyer belt that moves around the room. Various dishes served are supposed to be cooked in olive oil. Healthy tasty food for the health conscious. Resonably priced at 199 per meal inclusive of taxes.Table Reservations Tele:91 044 66514241 Amaravathi . (Non-Vegetarian) . 1 Cathedral Road, Gopalpuram, Chennai. It serves South Indian sea food cuisines and is known for its spicy Andhra food . Their famous Andhra meals, chicken and mutton biryani, Vazahapoo and Keerai Vadi are a must try. Wide range of delicacies includes chilly chicken, chili paneer, momos, soups, burgers, rolls, etc. Punjabi dishes like kadhai chicken, butter chicken, daal makhni, roti, butter naan, paneer butter masala, allu matar etc. Special fish prawns and Amaravathi chicken are the main dishes of the restaurant. Price: Avrg. for 2 persons 500. Seating: 135 covers. Valet Parking and Take away. Open: Seven days a week. 11AM to 11PM. Table Reservations Tele: 91 044 28116416, 28110305 350. Open: 11.30AM to 3.30PM and 7PM to 10.30PM. Table Reservations Tele: Mr.Chinniah 91 044 28340242, 42122176 Anjappar . (Non-Vegetarian) J.P. Tower, 72, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai 600034. Speciality: Anjappar Popular Meals: White Rice, Chettinad Chicken, Mutton Gravy, Fish Gravy, Sambar, Rasam, Kootu, Porial, Keerai, Curd, Buttermilk, Appalam. Also famous for Spl.Mutton Dum Biriyani,Nattu Koli Biriyani and Chettinaad Fish Masala. Price range: Meals for two 500. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28217200, 2825666, 42144573. They have other outlets in Chennai: Anna Nagar: . (91 44 26264111) Chennai Airport-Food Court- Anna International Airport, . (91 44 22561793, 2256194) Near Central Station: (91 44 25382666, 25383334) Egmore . (91 44 42134111, 42179222) Purasaiwalkam . (91 44 42089188, 26400200) TNagar . (91 44 24328444, 24328555) Mylapore . (91 44 24982883,24981226) R.K.Salai . (91 44 28114555, 28114666) Annalakshmi: (Vegetarian) 183, Rukmani Lakshmipathy Road (Marshall road), Sigapi Achi Building I Floor, Adjacent to Raja Muthaiah amp Rani Meyyammai Hall, Egmore, Chennai 600008. This is a must try expensive South Indian food restaurant. Elegant ambience, friendly service and good food. Filling portions served. Best selling dishes- Elumichai Sevai, Badam-saffron milkshake. Elite crowd. Pricy at 1000 for 2 meals. Open: Tuesday to Sunday (Monday weekly holiday) Lunch: 12 Noon to 2.30 PM. Dinner: 7.30 PM. to 9.45 PM. Table Reservations Tele: 91 044 28525109 044 42141210 Anupama Southern Spice . (Non-Vegetarian) 25, 1st Floor, G.N. Chetty Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai 600017. Specialty Andhra Cuisine. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 31000733 Hotel Coronet . (Non-Vegetarian) 128, Lattice Bdge Road, Adyar, Chennai 600020. This is one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Very reasonably priced, Coronet is known for its great Mughalai food. Their specialties are the mutton korma with parotha, Ceylon egg parotha, and kheema masala. They also serve Kerala Malabar dishes. Modest ambience. Open: 9 AM to Past midnight. Tele: 91 44 24413446, 91 44 24411915 Madurai Appu . (Non-Vegetarian) 40, Sarojini Street, TNagar, Chennai 600017. Speciality: Authentic Chettinad Cuisine: Known for its Chettinad Chicken Masala, Chicken and Mutton Biryani. Price range: Meals for two 500. Table Reservations Tele: 91 044 2432 8484. They have other outlets in Chennai: Valasaravakkam: . (91 044 2486116624860022) Mugappair: (91 044 2656767626567393) Triplicane . (91 44 28580786, 28591515, 28592929) East Coast Road (ECR- Vettuvankani) . (91 44 24490077, 24491515) Barbeque Nation (BBQ Nation) . T.Nagar. Gallopin Gooseberries . Burgers, Sandwiches and Entres. Has two outlets: 1. 4359,Gatsby Village, Mgr Road, 91 44 24493924 2. 11, Shop 2, 2nd Floor, Greams Road, Landmark: Near Thousand Lights Police Station Phone: 91 44 28291077, 28292190 Gyan Vaishnav . Mount Road, Near Anand Theatre. North Indian Kadalivanam . Mogappair. 69. 100 natural, fully vegetarian restaurant Karaikudi . VeeraRaghava Road, T. Nagar, 91 44 2815 1021. (also at Anna Nagar, Besant Nagar, Mylapore, Thiruvanmiyur) Chettinadu cuisine. Edens . Harrisons Hotel, 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam. Wonderful Continental cuisine, fully vegetarian. Once Upon A Pirate. . A Pirate Theme Restaurant, Besant Nagar Beach Road, Opp Velankanni Church. 91 44 45511980. Indian Tandoor Chinese Cuisines. Murugans Idli Shop . 2 locations: GN Chetty Road T. Nagar and Besant Nagar. Murugan Idli Shop is a chain restaurant, and the GN Chetty Road shop in particular is a well-kept secret among locals as a purveyor of high-quality food on weekends, there is a long line for entry. The price for one meal is around 20-40 rupees, or around 1. South Indian. Mughals Zaika . Rajaratnam St, Chetpet, Behind Ega Theatre. This is the best place in Chennai for any Kebabs esp. their Juicy Irani Kebabs They also serve the best amp authentic Mughlai Biryani.Great value for money. One drawback (or advantage) is its non-ac, its an open-air restaurant. The price for one meal is around 80 rupees, or around 2. MughlaiPersianAfghaniIrani. Noodle House . A chain restaurant, whoese locations include: 1. Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) and 2.the Intersection of Sterling Road and Nungambakkam High Road in Nungambakkam. Chinese. Pizzaurant . Velachery Road, Little Mount, Saidapet. Cuisine - Pizza amp Pasta.(Without MSG) Home delivery for nearby areas, Very Indian. Poonamallee . Breeze Hotel, 850, Poonamallee High Road. 91 44 2641 3334, 91 44 2643 0596. Multicuisine Ponnusamy . Commander-in-Chief Road (opp Ethiraj College), Egmore. Chettinadu cuisine Rangis . Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. Chinese. Swati and Swayam . at Saravana Bhavan, Peters Road. South Indian. Sparkys . located in Egmore, is an American diner operated by an American expatriate settled in Chennai. Mexican, Italian and American food. Prices range from 70-150 rps for a meal.70 Splurge Edit Peshwari . Sheraton Chola Hotel, Cathedral Road, Chennai 600 086. The award winning Peshawari is the Indian specialty restaurant with the rugged flavours of the North-West Frontier and the art of tandoori cooking. The food is cooked in clay ovens or tandoor in the traditional style which is viewed through the open kitchen. (5 Star Hotel) Rated Expensive. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28110101 Mainland China . Hotel Tulip Aruna, 144145, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai.( 4 Star Hotel) The restaurant chain serves authentic cuisine from the major provinces of China. Table Reservations Tele: 91 044 28238345, 044 39155261, 044 39155256 Shanghai Club . Hotel Chola Sheraton, 13,Cathedral Road, Chennai 600086. Well known for its most authentic Chinese Cuisine. Live three piece band. (5 Star Hotel) Rated Expensive. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28110101 Shansi Chinese amp Tandoori Restaurant . AnnaNagar - Indian and Chinese - 26213109 Cafe Mercara In Chola Sheraton Hotel, 13,Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai- 600086. Coffee Boutique which serves an amazing array of coffees and tea from around the world- Burgers, pizzas, salads and snacks. (5 Star Hotel) Rated Expensive. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 24322640 91 44 28110101 Cilantro . Coffee Shop Restaurant of Le Royal Mridien,1 GST Road, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai-600016. The restaurant serves continental, Indian, South Indian, Italian, Arabic Shawarmas, Chinese, Thai and a teppanyaki grill of Japanese Cuisine. Open: 24 hrs. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 22314343, 91 44 43534545 The Residency . Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet,Chennai. Lavish buffet and an international a la carte menu. In a gracious setting reminiscent of the Edwardian era. Live music. Open: 12.30 PM to 2.45 PM, 7.30 PM to 11.45 PM. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 2499 4101 Grill and Indian Cuisine Pergola . The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, 35, G N Chetty Road, T Nagar - The highest open to sky restaurant in the city- Featuring GrillsIndian cuisines- Hours of operation 19:00 Hrs- Midnight- Seating capacity 120 covers- Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28161000, 43911000. Bella Ciao - Lounge Beach Garden, 4, Shri Krishna Enclave, Kottivakkam, Chennai- 600041, Italian-owned and run, authentic Italian food. The famous wood fired oven pizza, home made pastas, steaks and salads. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 24511130 Little Italy . Italian Restaurant, Eldorado No 112, Nungambakam High Road, Chennai-600034. Italian classic cuisine with a perfect wine. Chefs favourites: Pizza Mellino, Pasta del Fattore and In Wines- Brunello di Montalcino. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 42601234, 42601230 Prego . Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. 91 44 5500 2827. Gourmet Italian dining, replaced Patio Rhapsody . Courtyard Marriott, 564 Anna Salai,Teynampet. 91 44 66764499. Authentic Italian restaurant with an attached lounge. Akasaka . Suraj Towers, Ground Floor, 128 L.B. Road, Behind Jayanthi Theatre, Thiruvanmiyur. Japanese Chef, The ambeince is Japanese- low seating and all that. Own fishing boat, excellent sushi and sashimi. Very Expensive-- figure on over 1000 for a meal here. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 24453424, 24456493 Arirang Korean Restaurant - Dr Thirumurthy Nagar 91 Main Road Nungambakkam, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28233739 Lebanese and Middle Eastern Delicacies Cedars . Wallace Garden Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600085. Dim lit ambience is beautiful with exquisite furnishing in Mediterranean style. They serve the most authentic Lebanese, Middle Eastern delicacies and some interesting Mediterranean cuisines. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 42182397 Don Pepes . 73, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai. Mexican. Located above Hot Breads as an extension, They are best known for their fajitas (sizzlers) and enchiladas (a tortilla wrap with some Mexican rice). Rated Expensive. Open: 12:00 to 2:45 PM, 7:00 to 11:45 PM. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28221461 Entree Restaurant 71. Located in Emall hotel, Express Avenue Mall, Gate No 1, Pattullous Road, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002.Tele: 91 044 28463333, 91 044 28463358. 100160 Vegetarian multi-cuisine restaurant in Chennai. Serves a delectable fare from all around the world - Thai soup, Mexican main course, Indian spice tadka, French pastry for deserts. Citrus . Savera Hotels Ltd. 146, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, Mylapore, Chennai- 600004. Multi-cuisine- featuring Mediterranean barbeque and Norwegian smoked salmon. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28114700 Cream Centre . 55, 2nd Main Road, Raja Annamalaipuram, Chennai- 600028.(Near Kaliappa Hospital)Cream Centre offers a wide range of vegetarian food choices- North Indian and Mexican, to American, Italian and even Lebanese.Nachos, Channa Bhatura, American Corn Cheese Ball, Sizzlers amp Sizzling Brownie. A specialty here is the Mera Thali, where you have a choice of dishes from which you can make your own thali. Open: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (11:00 AM to 11:00PM on Weekends). Table Reservations Tele: 91 044 42815777, 91 044 42815776. Seasons . The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, 35, G.N. Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai- Extensive Buffets featuring cuisines from all over the world- Oriental to Italian, Continental to Indian, and Global A la Carte - Open: 24 Hrs. Seating capacity 65 covers- Breakfast buffet 07:00 - 10:30 Hrs - Lunch buffet 12:30 - 15:00 Hrs - Dinner buffet 19:30 - 23:00 Hrs- Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28161000, 43911000 Copper Chimney . 74, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai. (Opposite the Chola Sheraton). Mainly North Indian and Iranian inspired dish. Specialities: Bagani Bahar, Paneer Musselum. Rated expensive. Open: 12:00 to 3:00 PM, 7:00 to 12:00 PM. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 28115770, 28114941 The Great Kabab Factory . Radisson G R T Hotel, G.S.T. Road, St Thomas Mount, Chennai, 600016. Specialities: Galoutti Kabab, Tangri and Murgh Malai Kababs, Fish and Mutton Kababs. They serve alcohol and have valet parking. Pricing: Rated expensive. Open: 12:00PM to 2:45PM, 7:00PM to 11:45PM, Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 22310101 Navaratna . Le Royal Meridien, Le Royal Mridien,1 GST Road, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai-600016. Indian restaurant serving Royal Indian Cuisine. Live Ghazal performances. A Private dining room is available for up to 12 persons and an intimate bar for pre-dinner drinks. Rated very expensive. Open: For Lunch from 12.00 Noon to 3.00 PM amp For Dinner from 7.00 to 11.45PM. Table Reservations Tele: 91 44 22314343, 91 44 43534545 Tandoor . Quality Inn Aruna Hotel, 4th Floor, 144 amp 145, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam. Chennai- 600034. Specialties: North Indian, Punjabi, Tandoori and Mongolian amenities: outdoor seating and valet parking. Serves alcohol. Table reservations Tele: 91 44 28262626, 91 44 28283636. Kayal . Seafood Restaurant of Le Royal Meridien, 1, G.S.T. Road, St. Thomas Mount. Chennai 600016. Specialities: Coriander Prawn, Seafood Platter, Kadia Lobster, Prawn Biryani. Nice complimentary garlic bread with butter. Rated very expensive. Open: 7:00 to 11:30 PM. Table reservations Tele: 91 44 22314343, 91 44 43534545 Dakshin . Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, 132, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, Chennai. South Indian Cuisines- Dakshin offers the rare pleasures of ethnic coastal and regional cuisines. The choicest cuisine of the four southern states served in a regal setting. Live Carnatic music. Expensive but excellent food- Starters include traditional,kuli paniyaram. Try the Idi Appam or Appam with mutton stew. Desert: Kulfi. Open: 12.30 to 2.45 PM, 7.30 to 11.45 PM. Table reservations Tele: 91 44 24994101. Southern Spice . Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. 91 44 55002827. Benjarong . 146, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018, The authentic flavor of Thailand. Seating capacity 68 covers. Open: 12.15 PM to 2.45 PM and 7.15 PM to 11.45 PM. Table reservations Tele: 91 44 24322640 Drink Edit Chennai is a difficult place in which to drink. Government rules state that only establishments with a minimum of 21 bedrooms can obtain a barliquor license. Hence there are no standalone bars or pubs here. All the bars that are around are part of a hotel and are far apart. This makes traditional drinking activities like pub crawling an impossibility. Drinking is a habit of two social classes in India: the lower sections of the society and the highest. As a result, you will either find dingy places or exceptionally classy ones. Government run liquor stores called TASMAC are all over the place but, in general, not at all a pleasant experience. They usually have rude staff, are filthy and do not have the brand of your choice. Also, they tend to mark up each bottle by 5 to 10 over the listed price. Go for it if you want a one time war-like experience in order to obtain some booze. Clubs and discotheques may be thought to be a rarity in conservative Chennai, but there are plenty and the list is growing. Compared to other cities, Chennai has no curfews over closing hours, so theoretically they can be open 24hours, but most clubs and bars close by 3am. Most bars double as night clubs. Budget Edit The Pub . Liberty Park Hotel, 1st Main Road, Kodambakkam, Ph - 24725950 Paradise Bar . Aruna Hotel, 20 South Usman Road, T Nagar, Chennai - 600017, Ph - 243465650834 Nandini Palace . 14, Giri Rd, Lakshimi Colony, T.Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India, Ph - 91 44 4212 Mid-range Edit Bike and Barrel . Residency Towers, T.Nagar.Nice ambience there are 2 levels-lower level for couples and upper level for stags. Nice sitting arrangement, but can get crowded. Expect to spend around 1000 for 2 people for drinks and food. Champagne amp Cider . Grand Orient, Anna Salai (Mount Road). Crystal . Hotel Ranjit, Nungambakkam High road, Nungambakkam. Grammy . Hotel Sabhari, Thirumala Pillai Road, T.Nagar, Ph - Platinum . (Formerly HFO), Hotel Quality inn Aruna, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam Hudson . Harrisons Hotel, 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Ph - 42222777 Has two levels. Hudson Upper and H2O. Cramped seating providing very little privacy. The liquor stable is limited to the local brands and a bottle or two of Scotch. Society . Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Montieth road, Egmore, Ph - 28554476 Pretty small. Crowd is predominantly hotel guests. Attire is business casual and drinks are a little pricy. Diesel . G.N Chetty Road, T.Nagar Cambridge . Hotel Dee Cee Manor, GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar Million Dollars . Hotel Ambica Empire, 100 Feet road, Vadapalani Star Rock . Kodambakkam High Road (Next to Palmgrove hotel), Nungambakkam Zero bar . Quality Inn Sabari, ground floor, 29 Thirumalai Pillai Road, T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017 Splurge Edit OPM - Nightclub . The Accord Metropolitan, 35,G.N.Chetty Road, TNagar, Chennai- Open: 18:00 Hrs Onwards. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but available for private events. Information and Reservations: Tele: 91 44 28161000 43911000 Zodiac- Lounge Bar . The Accord Metropolitan, 35,G.N.Chetty Road, TNagar, Chennai- Popular labels, ingenious cocktails, rare blends of liquor amp a wide selection of hot and cold canaps. Open: Monday to Friday:16:00-23:00 Hrs, Saturday amp Sunday:11.00-23.00 Hrs- Seating capacity 76- Information and Reservations: Tele: 91 44 28161000 43911000 Geoffreys- The Pub, Radha Regent (formerly- Radha Park Inn), 171, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Inner Ring Road, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106. Decor is a mix of British and American- very contemporary and trendy looking- pool tables, swinging DJs and live shows. An area of 2700 sq ft with 97 covers which makes it the largest of its kind in the city. Open: 4 pm to 11 pm on all days. Information and reservations: Tele: 91 44 66778899 The Westminister . Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet. 91 44 2499 4101. Zara . Cathedral Road. Dublin . Park Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Chamiers Road, Alwarpet, Ph - 24994101 Durrants Bar . Chola Sheraton, Cathedral Road, Ph - 28110101 Distil Bar . Taj Connemara, Binny Road Leather Bar . The Park, Nungambakkam High Road The largest liquor stable in Chennai - includes hard to source Moet amp Chandon, Glenfiddich and a variety of other scotch. Loud Music. The Rain Bar . Hotel Raintree, St.Marys Road, Alwarpet The Havana . Hotel Raintree, St.Marys Road, Alwarpet 10 Downing Street Kences Inn Hotel, North Boag Road, T Nagar Elixir Lounge Bar 72 Located in Emall hotel, Express Avenue Mall, Gate No 1, Pattullous Road, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002.Tele: 91 044 2846 3333, 91 044 2846 3392. Indulge yourself with some of our fine liquor, exotic cocktails and amazing concoctions, along with an eclectic choice of delicious finger food and savory cuisine from all over the world. Local Specialities - Soft Drinks Edit Tender Coconut Definitely try a tender coconut on a hot summers day. Available on roadside stalls at 20 a coconut. NeerMoar Spicy butter milk, with local seasoning. Available at most South Indian restaurants. Fruit Bizz ( Adyar signal ), left corner building from ananda bhavan road to guindy. This is one of the best juice shops very famous in adyar region. Shop open from morning 10 am till 1am. 30-50. 160edit DOJO KULFIS Definite visit for Kulfis, Ice creams, Faloodas, Smoothies amp coolers. Situated in Kutchery Road, Mylapore and Ennore. They also supply to leading restaurants, hotels and food courts. Contact 91 99620 22850, maildojokulfis, dojokulfis Sleep Edit Alcove Service Apartments Chennai. Anandapuram ,Off Dr. Ranga Road,Mylapore.Chennai 600004. 91-9900578231 (stayalcove.co.in ), 73. Single room. Independent 3 or 4 BHK Apartments, Air-conditioned rooms, Lounge and dining area and independent bathrooms, TV, fully furnished kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, mixer, grinder and gas stove complimentary breakfast, free wi-fi internet 160edit Broadlands lodging house No 18, Vallabha Agraharam Street, (opp. Star Theatre) Triplicane - a travellers institution which is very popular with the backpacker crowd, leafy courtyard, a rustic feel to the whole hotel, good rooms are situated to the back of the hotel and one of the most recommended rooms are room 43 and 44 which are roof cottages. Rooms start at 400 for single without ensuite and 450 for single ensuite. Great place to get over your jet-lag and get acclimatized to india. Walking distance from the beach and 10 minute rickshaw ride to most places you would like to see in Chennai-email: broadlandshotelyahoo. Kanchi . C-in-C Road, Egmore Old Woodlands ,(a.k.a Royapettah WoodlandsWoodlands Hotel that is next to Woodlands Theatre) in Royapettah. Phone: 91 44 2848 2150, 91 44 2848 2152. Little known, but an excellent place to stay. The hotel building is at least one hundred years old and stands in the middle of sprawling grounds and surrounded by massive trees. The main building was once the palace of Raja of Ramnad. The auto-rickshawstaxis will not tell you about the place as the hotel does not pay a commission to middlemen. Pay no more than 40 rupees to get there from the railway station. New Woodlands Hotel . 74 It is sometimes crowded and a tad busy. There is a nice quiet art gallery and cafe nearby, the ashvitha cafe. Recommended for those wanting to slow down and soak in the pace of life in Chennai. Theaters and shopping arcades are close by. Sri Krishna Residency . Ph: 044 24643617 South mada street. Mylapore. Hotel Karpagam International, Ph: 24613701, South mada street, Mylapore. Hotel Regent . 11 Kennet Lane. Phone: 91 44 2825 3347. Zam Zam Guest House. 91 4442664508. checkin: 24 hrs checkout: 24 hrs. Newly built with clean spotless rooms and nice staff. It is located about 100m behind Thaj Regency Hotel on the small street. Look for the black marble entrance and sign. All rooms have bath, fan, sat TV, intercom and wifi, although from the third floor up you may have difficult time getting the signal. Squat toilets only. No mosquito nets on the windows. Official prices start from Mid-range Edit 2925) means two single beds. Comfort Inn Marina Towers . 2A Ponniamman Koiil Street Egmore, Phone: 91 44 2858 5454, Fax: 91 44 2858 5454, 75 Dakshin . Venkatnarayana Road, Near Nandanam Signal, T.Nagar Dee-Cee Manor . GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar GRT Grand Days Grand Orient . Anna Salai (Near Anand Theatre) Harrisons . 315, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Ph - 91 44 5222 2777 Imperial Serviced Apartment . 11 Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai- 600031. Highly recommended and suitable for both long term as well as short term stays 91 98417 42520 76 . Lemon Tree Hotel, Chennai . Sardal Patel Rd, Guindy, 77 . Somerset Greenways Chennai. No 94 Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar. Located just 10 minutes from the central business district in Chennai, you can travel conveniently throughout the city while enjoying the comforts of home with designer layouts, furnishings and facilities presented at these contemporary serviced apartments. 160edit The Raintree Hotel. 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, India 600035. 4443939999. 78. Located in the city centre of Chennai, India, the modern Raintree Hotel features 105 contemporary guest rooms, Jacuzzi, bamboo wood flooring, flat screen TV and high speed internet. ( 13.0339982. -80.2440313 ) 160edit Opposite the Raj Bhavan. 1500-2800 plus taxes. Peninsula . GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar President . Radhakrishna Salai, Mylapore Raj Residency. 22 Kennet Lane, Egmore ( 2 min walk from the Egmore railway station ), 81. USD 17-147. 160edit Ranjit . Nungambakkam High Road, Residency . GN Chetty Road, T.Nagar Residency Towers . Boag Road, T.Nagar Westin Park . Montieth Road, Egmore Aspni Inn. 77 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani, Chennai - 600 026, Tamilnadu, India. 91 44 2362 2284. 82. Aspni Inn the Luxury amp Business class hotel is situated nearby Chennai Metropolitan Bus Terminus and Vadapalani Lord Murugan Temple. Aspni Inn has 51 Luxurious Rooms. Rates start at 1000. 160edit Aloft by Starwood Hotels - 83 - 102 Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Sholinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 119 - Opened 1 July 2010 - from Best Guest House. 29 amp 31 South Usman Road, Corner of Damodaran Street, Opp, T. Nagar Bus Terminus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017 ( opposite T Nagar Bus Terminus ), 91-44-24360717 24360718. checkin: 24 hours checkout: 24 hours. Double and triple ac and non-ac rooms with bathrooms and cable TV. 300-1,000. ( 13 2 0.48. 80 13 50.45 ) 160edit Splurge Edit The closest hotels to the airport are The Trident . Le Royal Meridian . Hilton and Radisson GRT Hotel all five star properties. The Accord Metropolitan . 35, G N Chetty Road, T Nagar, Tel: 91 44 2816 10004391 1000, Fax: 91 44 2816 1001, 84 ,85. Chennais Premier Five Star Hotel. Ambassador Pallava . 30, Montieth Road, Egmore, tel: 91 44 2855 4476, Fax: 91 44 2855 4492, pallavaambassadorindia. 86. Reasonable value and friendly staff. My Fortune . Cathedral Road, tel: 91 44 2811 0101, Fax: 91 44 2811 0202, 87 . Courtyard Chennai. 564, Anna Salai. 91-44-66764000. 88. Known by locals simply as the Marriott . this is a gorgeous, recently renovated business hotel located on the western edge of the city core, near the airport. Two restaurants, gym, no pool. 7100 and up. 160edit Hyatt Regency . 365 Anna Salai, Teynampet, tel: 91 44 6100 1235, 89 . ITC Hotel Park Sheraton amp Towers . T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, tel: 91 44 2499 4101, Fax: 91 44 2499 7101, 90 . Le Royal Meridian . Business District, 1 GST Road, St. Thomas Mount (Near Kathipara Junction), tel: 91 44 2231 4343, Fax: 91 44 2231 4344, 91 . The Park . 601 Anna Salai (next to the Anna Flyover), tel: 91 44 5214 4000, Fax: 91 44 5214 4100, 92. Modern style with a film theme. Radisson GRT Hotel . Radisson GRT Hotel, 531, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount (Near Kathipara Junction), tel: 91 44 2231 0101. Taj Connamera . Binny Road, tel: 91 44 5500 0000, 93 . Taj Coromandel . 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, tel: 91 44 5500 2827, 94 . Trident Chennai . 124, G.S.T. Road, tel: 91 44 2234 4747, Fax: 91 44 2234 4555, chennaitrident-hilton. 95 . Emall Hotel (E hotel, Chennai) 96. Express Avenue Mall, Gate 1, Patullos Road, Tel: 91 44 2846 3333, e-mail: bookingsemallhotel. A chic and trendy boutique hotel at the business hub of Chennai located in Express Avenue Mall. Specious rooms, 24 hours Wi-Fi connectivity, the 40 LED TV, global vegetarian restaurant, mini bar and an electronic safe. Stay safe Edit Chennai is generally a safer area of India in terms of crime, although pickpocketing, muggings, and robberies sporadically occur. Keep your doors and windows shut and locked at night and do not carry or display large amounts of cash if possible. It is advisable for women, especially unaccompanied ones, to dress modestly and limit their interaction with unfamiliar local men. Foreigners were generally overcharged by auto-rickshaws simply because they were ignorant of the prevailing fares and are still now. However with recent regulations coming in from 2013, it is compulsory for autos to run on meters. The minimum standard rate is Rs 251.8 km, over which Rs. 12.50km. In the night (10.00 PM o 6.00 AM) the fares are charged 50 extra. It is necessary to confirm whether the driver knows the exact destination. Autos, as auto-rickshaws are known in Chennai, are notorious for fleecing customers, tourists and locals alike so before getting into an auto ask if the driver will set the meter on. Be alert to your surroundings and watch where you step, especially if you get caught in a large crowd where it is difficult to look at what is in front of you. Cross streets extremely carefully as traffic is generally heavy. On major roads, use the underground crossings (locally called subways). Avoid using underground road-crossing subways in the night or if you notice them to be empty. Traffic signals are frequently ignored by drivers and pedestrians alike, and it is not at all advisable for tourists to try driving in Chennai. Stay healthy Edit While in Chennai it is advisable to drink only bottled water . Do not trust water from small local restaurants as it may be from the tap, and avoid cold or iced drinks that are not commercially sold (Bigger chains of eateries and juice shops can be trusted to an extent). Eating fresh vegetables and fruits that have sat outside in the presence of insects can also be unhealthy, although bananas and coconuts are usually safe because they are opened only immediately before eating. Hot drinks in restaurants such as tea, coffee, and other local specialties are safe, as are packagedbottled drinks such as Aquafina water, Frooti (a popular local mango drink) and others. If you have access to a stove, boiling tap water before drinking is also an option. Never eat from roadside shops as the food is prepared in the most unhygienic conditions. Chennai summers are humid and sultry its better to step out with an umbrella . bottled water and some oral rehydration salts (available from pharmacies, the brand name is Electral). These come in handy if you happen to get dehydrated. Chennai is the medical capital of South East Asia. Hospitals Edit Apollo Hospitals . Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Nungambakkam Tel - 28293333 Aysha Hospital . 91A Millers Rd. Tel: 26426930. Balaji Hospital G.S.T Road,Guindy, Tel - 22345282 New Hope Medical Centre . Kilpauk, Tel - 25321532, 97 CSI Rainy Hospital . Royapuram, Tel - 25951329 Hindu Mission Hospital . 103, G.S.T. Road, Tambaram West, Tel: 22262244, 98 . Madras Medical Mission . Moggapair 37 -26565961 91, 99 . Ramachandra Hospital . Porur Tel:91 44 2476 8403 Dr.Kamakshi memorial Hospital . No1, Radial Road, pallikaranai, Chennai 600 100 100 Dr.Mehtas Hospital ,No2,McNichols Road,3rd Lane,Chetpet,Chennai 31-Tel:4227100042271004 Devaki Hospitals . Opposite to Rangachari cloth store mylapore Pharmacies Edit Kanthi Pharmacy . No 12,L.B.Road, Adyar, Chennai-20 ph: 24915410 Apollo Pharmacy . All Over the City Health amp Glow . Spencers Plaza (Phase 3), Mount Road Nungambakkam High Road Madras Medical Mission . 24 Hr. Pharmacy, Mogappiar, Chennai-37 101 The Psychotherapy Clinic ,261, Arcot Street,T.nagar, Chennai 600 017 102 MY MOTHER PHARMACY,E.B.COLONY,CHENNAI-88 Contact Edit Landlines Edit BSNL 103 and Airtel 104 Reliance, Tata, are main providers of terrestrial telephone lines in Chennai. You can make long distance calls from one of the many booths that display NSDISD i.e. National Subscriber Dialing (National Long Distance) and International Subscriber Dialing (International Long Distance). Calling cards are also available with these providers which are considerably cheap. Mobile Phones Edit Cell phone rates are one of the cheapest in the world. GSM service providers: BSNL 105 GSM Triband with 3G services AirTel 106 GSM Triband with 3G and 4G services Vodafone 107 GSM Triband with 3G services AirCel 108 GSM Triband with 3G services Reliance GSM launced in 2009 Tata DOCOMO GSM launched in 2009 Idea GSM launched in 2009 and providing 3G services MTS CDMA launched in 2009 mtsindia.in You can buy a sim card with a photo and a copy of your passport. For making long distance calls Aircel is cheaper with 49 card calls to US and Canada will be 1.50Min. this will work only in home network. For other destinations Please check with operator. CDMA service providers are Reliance 109 , TATA Indicom 110. Virgin Mobile and MTS . Starter packs and top-up cards can be picked up from numerous outlets. Seemles roming across the country is provided by all providers. Internet Edit There are several internet cafes from where you can access the internet for sending email or uploading your digital photos. Reliance WebWorld . incorporating JavaGreen coffee shops, Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai (Mount Road) TTK Road, Alwarpet, Besant Nagar, L.B.Road, Adyar. The TTK Road branch has free wifi if you use the coffee shop. Sify iway . 111 Several of them in the city Apart from that you can access Internet provided in your hotel or if you are staying long you can buy Internet packs from all mobile providers. ATMs are commonplace, you will not be more than 200m from an ATM. Most international creditdebit cards are charged a transaction fee of 150 on top of whatever your bank charges except if they have an agreement of some kind with local banks. Major exception to this rule is State Bank of India, which does not add any transaction fee. Bank Jerman . 114, Kothari Building, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam - Part of Global ATM Alliance. BNP Paribas . Prince Towers, 3rd Fl, 2526, College Road, Chennai 12 American Express . Near Anand Theatre, Anna Salai (Mount Road) Citibank . Opp Spencers Plaza, Anna Salai, GN Chetty Road, Opposite Citi Centre, Velachery Highway, Nanganallur ABN Amro . Harrington Road, Opp Residency Hotel on GN Chetty Road, Adyar - Sardar Patel Road, TTK Road HSBC . Adyar, Mylapore, Pondy Bazzar, Tidel Park, Kadar Nawaz Khan Road, Annanagar, Rajaji Salai, Kathipara Junction Andhra BANK . All over Chennai HDFC Bank . ITC Centre, Anna Salai (Mount Road),Anna Nagar(West) All over Chennai ICICI Bank . All over Chennai Axis Bank . All over Chennai Standard Chartered Bank . Haddows Road State Bank of India . All over Chennai. They have an ATM locator online Indian Overseas Bank . All over Chennai Indian bank ,All over chennai Oriental Bank of Commerce, Adyar LB Road, Mylapore,G N Chetty Road, T Nagar Money changers Edit Many hotels will change money for you at the front desk. However, they may not have the best rates. It is best to change money at the city based money changers than the ones located at the airports. The ones at the airport offer much less for exchanging forex into Indian Rupees and sell forex for a much higher rate than the market rate. American Express . Spencers Plaza, Anna salai Thomas Cook . Spencers Plaza, Anna salai Beauty parlors amp hair salons Edit Celeste Beauty Salon . Spencer Plaza,(Mobile -9941130508) F-26. Phase 1, First floor. Chennai 600002 Ayush . Anna Nagar (Ph - 262231022622344626203862), Kilpauk (Ph - 5217963526472298), Mylapore (Ph - 5206707130907691) - Therapy includes Abhyangam . Abhyangam with Pichu . Abhyangam with local Pizhichil . Abhyangam with Thalam . Udvartanam . Abhyangam with Nasyam . Abhyangam with local Navarakizhi . Muka Lepam Anushka ,6,Thyagaraya Road,Pondy Bazaar, T.Nagar, Ph- 52179197 Green Trends . 1576, 13th Main Road, Anna Nagar (ph - 26161534) Ashok Nagar (Ph - 52193636) Adyar (Ph - 24451759) Purusawakkam (Ph - 52174414) Taylors Road, Kilpauk (Ph - 26453331) T. Nagar (Ph - 28143886) Velachery (Ph - 22445590) Virugambakkam (Ph - 55511973) - Exotic natural treatments like Strawberry facial, Avocado Butter Massage Facial, Red Banana Facial, Baby-Corn under eye treatment etc etc Jazzy . North Boag Road, T. Nagar Lakme . Adayar (Ph - 24469730), Alwarpet (Ph - 24662481), Anna Nagar (Ph - 26268841), Ashok Nagar (Ph - 23750207), Kilpauk (Ph - 52179634), Nungambakkam (Ph - 28333050), T. Nagar (Ph - 28155577) Salon Nayana . GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Ph - 28256064 Style Mantra- Makeover Concepts . Nungambakkam (Ph - 28280066), R.K. Salai (Ph- 28110707) Dollys beauty parlour . Elcanso Plaza, Egmore, ph: 9840118882 Mind N Body 360degree Fitness Studio - Ramapuram amp Mugalivakkam. 9600030058, 8754409900, 044-42014949 Body Sports Gym -Govindan Road, Saidapet. 9841151091 Blue Boutique Gym -329, TTK Road, Alwarpet.24996045,24996064. Talwalkars . Near Khader Nawaz Road, Nungambakkam Talwalkars . 23rd Cross Street,Indira Nagar, Adyar O2 Gym 112 . Kader Nawaz Road, Nungambakkam, Velachery Soldiers Gym . Triplicane High Road, Triplicane (and on Anna Salai) Golds Gym No 111, Lattice Bridge Road, NPL Devi, 7th and 8th Floor, Adyar, Chennai - 600041 Post Offices are a common sight, although they may be discreet without big advertisings. Snail Mail in India is by a Post Card (25Ps), Inland Letter Rs 5, or envelope Rs 5. The Speed Post facility allows you to send mail more conveniently than a courier service. Public Telephones in India are available on almost every street usually painted with the letters PCO (Public Call office,local calls), STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) and ISD (International Subscriber Dialing). All booths have electronic metering and you pay whats displayed on the meter. (Included in the metering is a nominal Rs 2 as service charges). Youll also get a receipt if you insist on one. Libraries amp Cultural Centres Edit British Council - Anna Salai, Phone - 52050600 Ext 350351. 113 Connemara Library - Pantheon Road, Egmore, Phone 28193751. 114 Max Mueller Bhavan (German) - Khadar Nawaz Khan Rd. Nungambakkam. 115 American Information Resource Center Library (located within the American Consulate - see list of consulates) High Commissions Edit Canada. 18 (Old 24), 3F, YAFA Tower, Khader Nawaz Khan Rd, Nungambakkam. 91 44 2833-0888. 116. 160edit Chile. Oakland House, 7 Adayar Club Gate Rd. 91 44 2434-0610. 117. 160edit Finland Honorary Consul. 202 Anna Salai. 91 44 2852-4141 (finconschennaigmail. fax. 91 44 2852-1253 ), 118. 160edit Germany. 9 Boat Club Rd. 91 44 2430-1600. 119. M-F 08:00-11:30. 160edit Greece. 37 Sterling Road, Nungambakkam. 91 44-8203663 (nkumarindchem. fax. 91 44-8200038 ). 160edit Japan. No.121 Cenetoph Rd Ist St, Teynampet. 91 44-24323860. 120. 160edit Argentina. San Luis Commercial Office ,6163 Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai,Mylapore. 160edit Armenia ( Honorary Consulate ). Shivsu Towers, 149 Poonamallee High Road,Kilpauk 160edit Australia ( Consulate General ), 9th Floor, Express Chambers, Express Avenue Estate, Whites Road,Royapettah. 160edit Austria,Honorary Consulate,Kothari Buildings, 115 Nungambakkam High Road,Nungambakkam. Belgium,Honorary Consulate,Spic House, 97 Anna Salai,Guindy. Czech Republic,Honorary Consulate,64 Thirumalai Pillai Road,T.Nagar. Denmark,Consulate,9 Cathedral Road,Gopalapuram. Ethiopia,Honorary Consulate,83 First Main Road ,R.A.Puram. France,Honorary Consulate,Shri Vishwavandita, 19 Poes Garden,Gopalapuram. Hungary,Honorary Consulate,Tiam House, 28 Rajaji Road,Georgetown. Iceland,Honorary Consulate,Bhavani Mansion, 2nd Floor, 4th Lane, 3 Nungambakkam High Road,Nungambakkam. Indonesia,Honorary Consulate,2-D, Eldorado Building, 2nd Floor, 112 Nungambakkam High Road.Nungambakkam. Ireland,Honorary Consulate,Mecheri Centre, 49 Eldams Road,Teynampet. Kyrgyzstan,Honorary Consulate, 2nd Floor, 35-36 Greams Road,Thousand Lights. Latvia, Honorary Consulate,Khivraj Complex II, 2nd Floor, 480 Anna Salai,Nandanam. Liberia,Honorary Consulate,18 Cenatoph Road,Alwarpet. Luxembourg,Honorary Consulate,2D South Gate, 17 Kasturi Rangan Road,Alwarpet. Malawi,Honorary Consulate,8341 Armenian Street, Golf Links,Gopalapuram. Maldives,Honorary Consulate,Royal Textiles Mills Ltd, 22 (Old 855) Anna Salai,Mount Road. Malta,Honorary Consulate,10 II Street, Seethamal Colony,Alwarpet. Mauritius,Honorary Consulate,RR Tower, 9495 Block 6, 8th Floor, Guindy Industrial Estate,Guindy. Mongolia,Honorary Consulate,Agastyar Manor, 20 Raja Street,T. Nagar. Netherlands,Honorary Consulate,8081, 7th Floor, MBC Towers,Alwarpet. New Zealand,Honorary Consulate,Rane Engine Valves Ltd, Maithri, 132 Cathedral Road,Gopalapuram. Norway Consulate,Harbour Gate House, P.O. Box 1396, 4445 Rajaji Salai Georgetown. Paraguay,Honorary Consulate,AVM Studios, NSK Salai,Vadapalani. Philippines,Honorary Consulate,Spic House, Annex Building, 8th Floor, 88 Anna Salai,Guindy. Serbia,Honorary Consulate,3D, 5 Murrays Gate Road,Alwarpet. Seychelles,Honorary Consulate,Hello Telecom (P) Ltd, 62 Veerabadran Street,Nungambakkam. Singapore,CONSULATE GENERAL,17-A North Boag Road,T. Nagar. Slovenia,Honorary Consulate, Shanthi Apartments, Flat No. 4, 1st Floor, No. 22 Judge Jambulingam Road,Mylapore. South Africa,Honorary Consulate,19 Rajaji Salai,Georgetown. South Korea,Honorary Consulate,Chaitanya, 19, 3rd Floor, 12 Khader Nawaz Khan Road,Nungambakkam. Spain,Honorary Consulate, 6 Nimmo Road,Santhome. Sri Lanka,DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION,196 T.T.K. Road,Alwarpet. Sweden ,Honorary Consulate,6 Cathedral Road,Gopalapuram. Switzerland,Honorary Consulate,I-6 Dr. V.S.I. Estate, Rajiv Gandhi Salai,Thiruvanmiyur. Thailand,CONSULATE GENERAL, 2122 Arunchalam Road,Kotturpuram. Turkey,Honorary Consulate,The KCP Ltd. Ramakrishna Building, 2 Dr. P.V. Cherian Crescent,Egmore. Turkmenistan,Honorary Consulate,3 Mangesh Street,T. Nagar. Zambia,Honorary Consulate,Rosy Tower, II Floor, 7 Nungambakkam High Road,Nungambakkam. Malaysia. New no.7,Old no.3,Cenotaph Road,1st street,teynampet, Chennai-600018 ( Near SIET College ), 9144-28226895. 09:00am to 05:00pm. 160edit Russia. Santhome High Rd, Santhome ( Next to St. Bedes School ). 160edit United Kingdom. 20 Anderson Rd, Nungambakkam. 91 44 4219-2151 (bdhcchenvsnl. fax. 91 44 42192322 ). M-F 08:30-13:00 and 13:30-16:00. 160edit United States. 220 Anna Salai ( Near Gemini Flyover ), 121. secret. 160edit Get out Edit East Coast Road (ECR) Edit The East Coast Road (ECR), named for the stretch of coastline which the road abutts, is a two-lane state highway which connects Chennai with Pondicherry. The stretch of road, especially between Chennai and Mahabalipuram. is a popular weekend getout with a number of beaches, resorts, amusement and theme parks and multiplexes. Some of the important tourist spots on this stretch include: Marundeswarar Temple 122 (14 kms from Chennai) is a 11th century Hindu temple located barely a few hundred metres into the East Coast Road. that one comes across on the route. The presiding deity is Shiva. Cholamandalam Artists Village: 123 (21 kms from Chennai) Set up by a group of artists to serve as a recluse for artists of all genres. This village offers the ambience needed for creativity to flow and is inhabited only by artists. The village offers guesthouse facilities exclusively for artists from elsewhere so that they could also benefit from the environment provided by the place. A must visit for those who appreciate the finer things of life. VGP Universal Kingdom 124 (23 kms from Chennai) Started in Injambakkam village in 1975 as the VGP Golden Beach, the Universal Kingdom is the oldest amusement park along the ECR and also the first of its kind in Tamil Nadu. Ploughing a lonely furrow for decades, the Universal Kingdom has been facing stiff competition from other amusement and theme parks in the last two decades. Though this has a caused a significant fall in revenues, the VGP Universal Kingdom still maintains a significant though much-reduced presence along the beach. The Prarthana Drive In Theatre and Restaurant: 125 nearby was started in 1991 and advertises itself as the worlds first beach drive-in theatre and Indias only beachside drive-in theatre. Kart Attack: 126 (23 kms from Chennai) Situated in Akkarai village next to Injambakkam, Kart Attack is the first karting centre in Chennai and the most popular one. It has also been instrumental in creating a few go karting champions also. There is also an RC car race track next to Hot Kitchen Restaurant nearby. Mayajaal: 127 (29 kms from Chennai) Started in Kanathur village in 1997, Mayajaal, which extends for over 100,000 sq.ft is Asias largest multiplex theatre. The complex includes movie theatres, bowling alleys, video games parlours and multicuisine food courts. The multiplex is open from 11 AM to 11 PM every day. The MGM Dizzee World . situated nearby is a theme park that offers joy rides, food stalls and other games. It is spread over an area of 27 acres. Dakshinachitra: (128 ) (30 kms from Chennai) Dakshinachitra is a museum of art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India. It was started by Deborah Thiagarajan, an art and crafts lover in 1996. Muttukadu Boat House: (35 kms from Chennai) Started in 1984, the Muttukadu Boat House offers rowing, wind surfing, water skiing, and speedboat riding facilities. There are a total of 15 row boats, 27 speedboats and 9 pedal boats besides two high-speed aqua scooters. The boat house is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) and is visited by more than 4,000 people every weekend. Covelong (36 kms from Chennai) . locally known as Kovalam, is a small fishing village that was fortified by the Nawab of Carnatic, Saadat Ali in the 18th century. A former Dutch colony, the fort was taken by the French under General Labourdonnais in 1746. Covelong was conquered by Robert Clive in 1752 and the fort was destroyed. The Beach is separated from the mainland by the canal running from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. The Taj Group of Hotels runs the Fishermans Cove Resort on a building of Dutch colonial vintage. There is a Catholic church, Hindu temple and Muslim darga on the beach. Sunbathing here attracts much less attention than in the city beaches. Wind surfing is a popular sport on the beach. Crocodile Bank Trust 129 (40 kms from Chennai) The brainchild of Romulus Whittaker, the acknowledged specialist on reptiles, this center has gained fame as an endeavor for the preservation and propagation of endangered species of crocodiles. The center also houses a large variety of snakes. To get to Crocodile Bank from Chennai (Triplicane), you need to get on the PP19BX bus (runs along the beach) to Kovalum, which is the last stop for 14 (75mins30km). Then at this same intersection, get on 588CX bus to Mamallapurum (7Km7mins) for 1418AC. The entry fee is 35locals60foreigners w a 20 still camera 40 video camera fee. Some people know it as a farmpark rather than a bank if you are asking for directions. Saluvankuppam (47 kms from Chennai) A fishing village, 5 kms from Mahabalipuram, which is known for a Pallava-era monument known as the Tiger Cave . Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and dating to the 8th century AD, the Tiger Cave is a popular family picnic spot enroute to Mahabalipuram. Krishnas Butter Ball- Mamallapuram Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram: (52 kms from Chennai) The world-famous tourist destination includes two UNESCO World Heritage monuments - the Pancha Rathas and the Shore Temple . The Pancha Rathas are believed to have been the work of the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I (also known as Mamalla) (630-668) while the Shore Temple was constructed by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman II (also known as Rajasimha) (695-722). The Shore Temple is one of the oldest structural temples constructed in Tamil Nadu. The temples are listed as monuments of national importance and maintained by the ASI. ECR beyond Mahabalipuram Edit Kalpakkam (67 kms from Chennai) The Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Indias first fully indigenously constructed nuclear power station is situated in Kalpakkam. Sadras (70 kms from Chennai) . or Sadurangapattinam is a former Dutch colony which has a fort maintained by the ASI. Pondicherry (167 kms from Chennai) . a former French colony and administrative headquarters of French India. Restaurants along ECR Edit The ECR road abounds with restaurants and eating spots, which offer a wide range of cuisines and tasteful ambience. And you can plan your dinner or lunch in one of these hotels. A few of the food outlets are listed below: Basera Blue Lagoon -Thanjavur Restaurant Food Village -Coastal Kitchen Hot Kitchen Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road Edit Meenambakkam (18 kms from Chennai) The Chennai International Airport is located in Meenambakkam. Tirusulam (19 kms from Chennai) Tirusulam is a municipality in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. The Tirusulanathar Temple constructed by the 11th century Chola king Kulothunga I is located in Tirusulam. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and possesses inscriptions from the Chola period. Pallavaram (22 kms from Chennai) A municipality in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, Pallavaram gets its name Pallavapuram, as it was an important settlement during the Pallava period. Within the precincts of the Islamic dargah located atop a hill within the town, are a set of 7th century rock-cut shrines or mandapa s believed to have been hewn from rock by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I (600-635). There is also a Sanskrit inscription in grantha characters. Pallavaram is also the place where the oldest man made artifact in India, a hand-held stone axe, was found by Robert Bruce Foote in 1861. This proved that the region was inhabited as early as the Early Palaeolithic, that is 500,000 years before Christ. The hand axe was only the first of many discoveries of the what came to be known as the Madras industry. Vandalur (31 kms from Chennai) The Arignar Anna Zoological Park or Vandalur Zoo is situated in Vandalur. For more details, refer the section on Zoological parks. Singaperumal Koil (47 kms from Chennai) It is a township in Kanchipuram district. It is famous for the Patalathri Sri Ugra Narasimhar Temple, a mountain shrine of the Pallava period (6th to 9th century AD) deicated to Narasimha, an avatar or incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. Chengalpattu (55 kms from Chennai) It is a municipality in Kanchipuram district. Chengalpattu is a famous for its mud fort, a few hill shrines and the Kolava Lake. Situated at an elevation of 118 feet, Chengalpattu was a health resort during colonial times. GST beyond Chengalpattu Edit Madurantakam (78 kms from Chennai) . A municipality in Kanchipuram district, Madurantakam is known for the Eri Katha Ramar Koil or the Temple of Rama who protected the Tank. It is believed that in 1798, the British District Collector of Chingleput (as Chengalpattu was called back then) named Sir Lionel Blaze had a vision of the Hindu gods Rama and Lakshmana gurading the temple tank each with a bow and a quiver of arrows and hence the name. Melmaruvathur (88 kms from Chennai) Melmaruvathur is known for the Adhi Parasakthi Siddhar Peetham . a famous shrine of Hindu pilgrimage. Tiruchirappalli (320 kms from Chennai) The fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli, popularly known as Tiruchi or Trichy and in colonial times as Trichinopoly is a popular Hindu pilgrimage centre and manufacturing hub. The Rockfort temples, the Jambukewarar Temple at Thiruvanaikkoil and the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam are the most important Hindu temples in the city. Archaeological excavations at Uraiyur, a suburb of Tiruchirappalli have revealed the remains of an Early Chola settlement which is almost two thousand years old. Tiruchi is also famous for the Trichinopoly cigars. Temples Edit South India is famous for its temples. Even if you arent on a pilgrimage, these are worth a visit if you are interested in grand buildings and architecture. There are 33, 000 temples in and around Chennai. Some of them are Chidambaram 8212 Approximately 250 Kms from Chennai. The famous Lord Nataraja temple which has the golden roof for the moolavar which was offered by Parantaka Chola I . Tiruvallur 8212 Approximately 45 Kms from Chennai. It is famous for its Vaidhya Veera raghava Swami Temple and Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami Ashram which has a 40 ft tall Murti of Hanuman. Tirupati 8212 Approximately 150 Kms from Chennai, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Madurai 8212 Home to the famous Meenakshi temple. Tirunelveli 8212 Home to the TamilNadus largest Shiva temple. Nellaiappar Temple . Swamithoppe 8212 Ayya Vaikundar Pathi, religious head quarters of Ayyavazhi. Kanchipuram 8212 Kamakshi temple, seat of one of the Shankaracharyas - the closest Hinduism comes to a spiritual head. Thanjavur 8212 Brihadeswara temple (Big Temple). Tiruvannamalai 8212 Arunachala Temple famous for full moon day girivalam and Deepam Tiruchirapalli 8212 Its situated 350 kms south of chennai.By NH45 Trichy can be reached in 5-6 hrs and it has lot of attractions including the Srirangam temple (Sri Renganathar),Ucchi Pillayar (Rock Fort temple) and the river Cauvery. Ini adalah artikel yang bisa digunakan. Ini memiliki informasi untuk masuk dan juga beberapa entri lengkap untuk restoran dan hotel. An adventurous person could use this article, but please plunge forward and help it grow
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