Chennai, a historical Indian city, is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The city, which is by the Bay of Bengal, is a delight for historians and travellers who are looking to delve into Indian culture. Chennai has beautiful sandy beaches, grand parks, unique local markets and a rich tradition of arts and culture. Hop onto one of the multiple flights from Singapore to Chennai to experience the charm of the city.
How do I get to Singapore’s airport and what do I do?
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) is connected to the different parts of the city via MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) trains, in addition to taxis and buses. The journey by road averages 30 minutes, while the train usually takes around 40 minutes.
Which airport will I arrive at in Chennai?
The Chennai International Airport (MAA) is the only airport in the city and is where your flight will land. You can hire a taxi to get to your accommodation from the airport, or use public transport if your luggage is minimal.
What flights operate between Singapore and Chennai?
There are direct flights to Chennai offered by carriers such as Air Asia, Air India Express and Scoot. Cheap flights from Singapore are connecting flights which and are offered by IndiGo and Air India-Express.
How long is the flight?
Direct Singapore to Chennai flights usually has an average flying time of 4.5 hours. Connecting flights have been known to take up to 10 hours.
Which is the best area to stay in?
You can stay in Nungambakkam if you’re looking to live near the more modern part of the city. Accommodation near Marina Beach, one of the world’s longest beaches, is also a great place to stay.
What places should I visit in Chennai?
Head over to Besant Nagar beach for a quiet stroll by the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy the local delicacies served at the stalls in and around that area. Visit the Mylapore neighbourhood to see the Kapaleeshwarar Temple and buy a few of the city’s best silk sarees.
You can also head to Mahabalipuram, home to temples and monuments that have been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
To see Chennai’s bustling crowds, visit T. Nagar- a shopping market like no other. The area also plays host to entertainment venues where you can enjoy classical music and dance performances.
What should I eat in Chennai?
When it comes to delicious food, Chennai has an abundance of options. Try the traditional Tamil Breakfast which consists of dosa, idli, sambar and chutney. If you’re looking for a grander experience, visit a restaurant at one of the city’s many top-level hotels.
Did you know? Chennai was formerly known as Madras, and is the fourth largest city in India in terms of space.
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