Explore Chennai, a former British colonial city on the Bay of Bengal. The city’s colourful art scene and diversity contribute to its status as cultural capital of southern India. Book your flights to Chennai with Cathay Pacific and enjoy comfortable seats and in-flight entertainment. Upgrade to Business or First Class for premium offerings.
Things to do in Chennai
Thanks to Chennai’s location on the Bay of Bengal, its beaches are stunning. Head to Marina Beach for peace and quiet in the heart of town. Learn more about the city's colonial past at Fort St. George, which dates back to 1644. Explore pre-colonial history, when the city was known as Madras, at the Dravidian-style Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a stunning Temple of Shiva that was built in the seventh century CE by the Pallavas.
Chennai travel tips
Walking around is a great way to get a feel for this urban beach town. Chennai's transportation isn't as affordable as other parts of India, and the traffic is often standstill – so plan ahead. Take the suburban trains to avoid traffic. For comfort, style, and convenience on your Chennai flights, book with Cathay Pacific today.
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