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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2016
Dress in Temples  (3 Answers)

What is suitable dress for a western man and a western woman when visiting a temple for a wedding?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2016
What to do in Giundy, Chennai

We want to book the ITC Grand Chola Hotel on a 5-day trip to Chennai, but what is there to do within walking distance in the area? Shopping malls? Markets?
Is anything in walking distance or do I have to take a taxi everywhere?
Thanks
Tanja


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2015
Private buses vs. Government buses, Chennai to Pondicherry  (21 Answers)

Based on what I read on Virtual Tourist, I took Rathi Meena Travels, a private bus company offering deluxe bus service from Chennai to Pondicherry. We paid about 480 Rs. each, expecting a fast, smooth trip. What a mistake! Our deluxe Volvo bus broke down on the highway, and for three hours, we sat and stood around, watching while two men tried to fix a
Broken pipe using string and duct tape. Everyone had cell phones, but no-one called for a replacement bus, as they were afraid of management response to the situation. It was dark and they finally got us on another bus.
On our return trip, we took a government bus. It was less than half the price, more spacious, and arrived on time.
I wonder if the person who recommended the high priced private buses got paid for his recommendation...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2015
Flood situation in Chennai, Kanchipuram and thiruvannamalai  (2 Answers)

I booked my ticket to visit Chennai, kanchipuram and thiruvannamalai from 9 Dec to 15 Dec 2015?
Can anyone please advise as to the flood situation in these areas. Is it safe to travel to these places?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2015
Nus from Chennai airport  (2 Answers)

Can you tell me of a quick bus from Chennai airport to the city, and a connecting bus to Pondicherry? We will be flying in on Tuesday.
Thanks,
Noreen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 17, 2015
Is makemytrip.com a reliable and trustworthy agent?  (2 Answers)

Is makemytrip.com a reliable and trustworthy agent?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2015
Baggage shipping options at chennai domestic airport  (1 Answer)

Hi,
I'll be arriving in chennai from Chicago on September 11th at around 3 a m and same day at 6 a m I'll be flying to Madurai in jet airways. I'm carrying two baggage weighing approximately 20 kg each. Jet airways baggage policy allow only 1 baggage weighing 15 for domestic travel and their excessive baggage charges are way too expensive (Rs. 300 per kg). What are the options available in chennai airport for safely shipping my luggage to Madurai? Is there any 24 hrs domestic cargo handling services available within Chennai airport that I can use for shipping my luggage? Please advise any help is greatly appreciated. Thank in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 24, 2015
How to Contact  (1 Answer)

Hi , I am in urgent need to contact any of the photographers who operate on Marina Beach or any such tourist spot in Chennai and offer Instant prints of the photos. Its regarding a project and he will be handsomely paid for it. I need precisely them only who operate at tourist spots. Can someone help me in contacting them? My number is +91 80970 26946, Vikas


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2015
Stay during transit  (3 Answers)

My train will reach chennai central railway station around 4am and next train will leave at 10pm. Where to stay the period?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2015
Any travelling from Chennai to Frankfurt or Chennai to Helsinki on 23rd June 2015 by Lufthansa  (3 Answers)

HI,

Any travelling from Chennai to Frankfurt or Chennai to Helsinki on 23rd June 2015 by Lufthansa, my mother will be traveling alone and she would some travel assistance during her travel. If you know any please contact me on [email]. Your heap is greatly appreciated..

Regards,
Reddy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2015
Is it easy to flag and board a taxi in Eillots's Beach?  (1 Answer)

Hi, Chennai VT,

Is it easy to flag and board an ordinary taxi in Eillot's Beach and anywhere else in India without calling a taxi in advance? Will taxi drivers without passengers stop to allow passengers to board if passengers flag?

I just want to avoid the autos.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2015
Is it easy to flag and board a call-taxi in Chennai without advance booking?  (6 Answers)

Is it easy to flag and board a call-taxi in Chennai without booking in advance? Can a Chennai hotel help a tourist flag a taxi for fast travel to Chennai city centre from Pallavaram?

Which is advisable for travel in Chennai from Pallavaram, share auto or call-taxi / taxi?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2015
Is it safe to bring camera while touring in Chennai?  (10 Answers)

Is it safe to bring camera (kept in shoulder bag) while touring in Chennai? Chennai appears to be very high in crime rates.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2015
Which noteworthy destinations in Chennai to visit?  (12 Answers)

Is Eillot's Beach easier and safer to explore than Marina Beach? I hear many drownings in Marina Beach area even close to Triumph of Labour Statue.

Other than Saint Thomas Mount and the faraway Fort St George, is there a famous Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Chennai? I am looking for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church closer to the airport or closer to Thousand Lights.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2015
Money belt or waist pouch or neck wallet in Chennai for tourists?  (7 Answers)

Hi, Chennai VT,

Is it safe to wear money belt or waist pouch in Chennai as a tourist? Or should i stick to neck wallet? I wish to bring digital camera as well.

Is Chennai like Manila?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2015
Any food court or vegetarian restaurant near or in Chennai Airport?  (3 Answers)

Hi, Chennai VT,

Are there food courts or vegetarian restaurants near or in Chennai Airport? Where to find a guide to dining in Chennai especially near the airport?

Chyan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2015
Why does Chennai have no city tourist map?  (5 Answers)

Does anyone know why Chennai has no airport-to-city tourist map? Whenever India Tourism appears in any mega travel fair, its brochures are on provinces of India and wordy writes-up on selected towns and cities. It makes FIT travel planning difficult.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2015
Are there places of interest surrounding Chennai International Airport?  (2 Answers)

Hi, India VT,

Are there places of interest surrounding Chennai International Airport? I have 1 day stopover in Chennai. Can you suggest briefly what i can see around the airport? Does Chennai have Chinatown? Which is the Seventh-Day Adventist Church nearest to the airport?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2014
Weekend in Chennai  (2 Answers)

Hi all,

I'm thinking about taking advantage of the new visa rules for India and heading to Chennai for a weekend next month.

Please can you let me know which area should I be looking at staying in? Having looked at accommodation it seems to be very wide spread.

Also, is it best to use cabs, drivers etc or is it easy enough to use public transport to get around.

Many thanks, Nat


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2014
Private clean pools in chennai  (2 Answers)

I am an Australian visiting chennai for 3 months and staying in a residence in alwarpet. Do you guys know of a good clean well maintained pool who will let me use their facilities on pay per use or membership basis? Public pools may not be suitable so any feedback on something a little more exclusive and clean will be appreciated


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2014
hey there can somebody who has been to Chennai help me  (3 Answers)

I would like to ask where should I stay for the night. I mean I'm a single boy all alone & I would like to know what kind of transport would be best


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2014
Nightclub Chennai  (1 Answer)

Looking for a night club with music/band jazz./blues/rock/soft. More a cosy corner to spend the late evening. Very hard to find in Chennai.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2014
Pubs in chennai  (1 Answer)

I have a plan to go for a pub in chennai.. can you pls suggest some good place?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2014
2 weeks in Chennai  (11 Answers)

Hello

I travel for the first time to India. Can you tell mi more about Chennai. There are no people experience from there.
How it is for tourist (esspecially women)? is it dangerous?
What to do there?
Any tips are welcome.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2014
social gathering

where we can celebrate social gathering with lunch for 20 people with cultural entertainment


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2014
Planning to go to Goa in 1st week of August  (1 Answer)

Hi all, first time user of VT. I'm the lonely guy on this planet. I’m planning to go to Goa in the 1st week of August. Anyone / group can join with me. I have a flat and a car in Goa, so no need to worry about accommodation and local travels in Goa. Only thing is loneliness is killing me. I want to celebrate this vacation with peace and joy. Anyone can help?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2014
Sounth India Tourist Place  (10 Answers)

Give me best south indian tourist place?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2014
[email]  (2 Answers)

If I were to stay in Chennai for 2 days , what should I plan to see ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2014
Traveling solo  (5 Answers)

I am a single traveller planning a small getaway pelgrinage to velankanni and I have been doing some research online. I came over this agency - chennai travel in offering interesting packages which meet my expectations and time frame. I would like to know how safe it is for a lady to travel from chennai to velankanni which is more than 320km in a car organized by the agency with all we hear nowadays.

Thank you to advise


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2014
Autism, Slow development kid friendly school options  (2 Answers)

I wanted to know the autism, slow development kid friendly school options in Chennai. Currently my Kid aged 5 is studying abroad in a normal public school with support staff in London and planning relocation to Chennai in 2 months.



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