Chennai earlier known as”MADRAS” is the capital of Tamil Nadu state of India. In the present era can be defined as a city of Elegant beaches, modern sea port and airport, highly technical software Silicon Valley, broad and beautiful highways, advantageous multi-transport system, global level Universities, towering business and residential complexes. The beautiful city is based on the cost of Bay of Bengal and has a great heritage of its prosperous classic music tradition & Chennai also known as the Resonance of Tamil Movies, and Major Film Production Center of Kollywood.
The ancient history of Tamil Nadu has a magnificent past it saw ups and downs of various empires like Cholas ruled for the period 985-1014, Cheras, Pandiyas, Pallavas ruled for 300 – 900 CE, Vjaya Nagara Empire, Madurai and Thanjavur Nayaks ruled for the time period 1371 – 1659, it was Patronized by the early rulers, Sangam Era, Medieval empires, then the foreign rulers; finally the Indian Independence and the modern Tamil Nadu. Chennai is biologically a massive land of exotic green landscapes and mountains, shining seas, rivers, lakes and waterfall and it are believed to have been part of the pre-historic period as early as 1.5 million years ago.
Chennai is worth visiting for its rich and spicy food which is known as South Indian cuisine around the world. Dosa, Idli, Sambhar, Vada are some of the main famous south Indian dishes which are loved by the people around the globe. Mostly these dishes are served in breakfast & brunch by most of hotels and restraunts, when you travel you would not able to escape from rice and rasam, idli sambhar, dosa sambhar and mouth watering coconut chutney.
The most celebrated festivals of Tamil Nadu are Pongal, Mattu pongal, Kaanum Pongal (Pongal is generally celebrated as the Uzhavar Thirunal or the Farmers Festival. All the people, especially in Villages, Cook Pongal with new and colorfully painted Earthen Pots , with New Rice from the harvest and Milk), Jalli Kathu (where bred fighter bulls are reared and brought to the arena for fight of control between Men and the Bull, It is an event of prestige for the Owner of the bulls), Mamaallapuram dance festival, Natyanjali Festival, Mahamagam festival, Thyagarajar music festival, Arubathumoovar festival, Udhagamandalam, Saral Vizha, Kanthuri festival, Kavadi festival , Velankanni Festival, Karthigai Deepam.
Chennai is well known for its famous beaches like Marina beach, Elliot beach, Mamallapuram, Covelong beach, Kanyakumari beach, Poompuhar beach, where the travelers of the world come to explore the beauty and serenity. Some of the beaches are well recognized in the world like Marina Beach.