Travel Blogs from Chennai (Madras), India

Sort by Newest Best first

Test drive across Sri Lanka, Chennai, India travel blog

Test drive across Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

This is a top pick!
19

... one book to change at the next opportunity. Adust the compass for the ride back to Colombo, and then the flight to Chennai, formerly Madras, capital of Tamil Nadu. There is a cricket Test match waiting for me, South Africa versus India. The little master, ...

Arrival in Chennai, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Arrival in Chennai

A travel blog entry by mxharris

This is a top pick!
1
5

Very early (~2 am) Chennai Airport After our four hour connector, we are safely in Chennai (Madras) a metropolis about 3 hours north of Pondi.  While getting off the plane we struck up a conversation with the American couple sitting behind us who ...

Innovative India, Chennai Airport, India travel blog

Innovative India

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

This is a top pick!

... perhaps under your breath at airport security for confiscating your little plastic bottle of water before you board an airplane? India has a unique way of dealing with the thirsty. The security official simply removes the bottle cap, hands you back ...

Chennai-ny Happy People!, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Chennai-ny Happy People!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

This is a top pick!
5
13

... cricket ball on his trousers - it's very off-putting!! Sorry, no photo - you'll just have to imagine...) Our time in Chennai has been a mixture of catching up on sleep after two nights' traveling and Charlie getting her 'kid fix' playing with the ...

Mamallapuram and thoughts on India, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Mamallapuram and thoughts on India

A travel blog entry by tavini

This is a top pick!
6
30

The little town of Mamallapuram is the last stop of the Indian leg of our journey. We are flying out of Chennai airport on the 18th, but since Chennai has very little to offer a tourist besides the usual charms of a large Indian city (pollution, traffic ...

Our final India observations and travel tips, Chennai, India travel blog

Our final India observations and travel tips

A travel blog entry by globedecker

This is a top pick!
3

... seem to be more of a dumping ground than a place to relax. For example, the beach just kilometers from the big city of Chennai (which would certainly be expensive property if this were in the US), is a slum and some of the most impoverished area we have ...

Holiest of holies, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Holiest of holies

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
2
10

... M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation- it helps poor communities by implementing eco-technology and sustainable agriculture throughout India’s various regions. They also support equality for women, who often endure tremendous abuses in impoverished ...

Touchdown, no bettter still, Meltdown, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Touchdown, no bettter still, Meltdown

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

This is a top pick!
3

... comical but apparently this is the way they say yes. Just like we nod when we are agreeing with a comment.   After three hours of Chennai we had had enough and took the bus two hours south to a town called Mamallapuram. Cooper Out Love Dan & ...

Chennai - Quick 4 hour stop....., Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Chennai - Quick 4 hour stop.....

A travel blog entry by mikeandmarisha

This is a top pick!

Loved this place as we flew into breath taking scenary and beautiful sunshine.... shame we weren't stopping!!  Off we go for our connecting flight to ...

Music, films and...well... more temples, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Music, films and...well... more temples

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

This is a top pick!
3

Chennai We arrived in Chennai, the capital of the great Dravidian state - Tamil Nadu, after a surprisingly comfortable train journey. Chennai was, like Kolkata, full of homeless people and terrible poverty and somehow managed to smell even worse - the ...

Learn and burn, chennai, India travel blog

Learn and burn

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
24

... a lot less fun). Anyway- there’s a lot to catch up on… it’s Sunday morning and I’ve been in Chennai (India’s fourth-largest city) since Friday. Here are some highlights: We met with a panel of Indian teachers who had each ...

Bollywood here we come!!, Chennai, Madras, India travel blog

Bollywood here we come!!

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

This is a top pick!
1

... he saw more of it than moi). It was quite fun but we'd come on a quieter day maybe. We pootled about the centre of Chennai and made a few last purchases, including a Gay boy Tee-shirt with Elvis on the front for Martin, and we both got a decent ...

Chennai - our final destination, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Chennai - our final destination

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

This is a top pick!
1

We took a train from Bangalore to Chennai which would be our last city in India as were flying out from there the next day. When we arrived at the train station I contacted my Mothers friend Soroja who lives there to see if we could go see her. I wrote ...

Lap of luxury, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Lap of luxury

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!

Just wanted to check in quickly to say we arrived safely in Chennai this morning. Our latest hotel is unbelievable!! I think I may have hit my saturation point for luxury. Anyway, we hit the streets tomorrow so I'll be getting a more realistic view soon ...

Last day in India and flight to Thailand!, Chennai, India travel blog

Last day in India and flight to Thailand!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke

This is a top pick!

... in a restaurant near the hotel. We got to the airport with plenty of time to spare so spent the rest of our rupees on pizza and chocolate before boarding the flight. Bye bye India, we've had the most amazing 8 weeks and will most certainly be ...

A Silent Revolution, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

A Silent Revolution

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
5

... making to tailor instruction to students’ individual needs (an audacious goal for teachers everywhere). Tomorrow is our last day in Chennai. We start the day with a very early morning walking tour- perfect for beating the heat. We’ll move on ...

Madras, Madras/Chennai, India travel blog

Madras

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

This is a top pick!
5

To be honest we found this city a bit lacking ! It is India's forth largest city but we found little in the way of the atmosphere we have experienced elsewhere ! Yes it is possible we just couldn't find it in this huge city ? We did visit the largest ...

Madras ( Chennai ), Madras (Chennai), India travel blog

Madras ( Chennai )

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

This is a top pick!
3

We had a very short visit here as we arived at 10pm and we flew out again at 7 the next morning to the Andaman Islands. We will have a look around later as we will have to fly back here from the islands. ...

transit, Chennai, India travel blog

transit

A travel blog entry by jay29

This is a top pick!

   ...

Military power!, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Military power!

A travel blog entry by benabroad

This is a top pick!

... one other one is in Rome, i forget about the third). Then we saw he Kapaleeswarar temple, the luz church (the oldest church in Chennai) and then onto 2 government shops, where i did my 10 mins of 'hhhmmm, interesting' 'ooh, thats nice' and 'i quite like ...

OMG!, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

OMG!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

This is a top pick!
2
5

Hello people's, The journey has begun, arrived at 1am India time and to say it was daunting would be an understatement, at that time in the morning we saw 1 man asleep on the back of a motor bike, someone urinating in the street and groups of people ...

Chennai traffic (video), Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Chennai traffic (video)

A travel blog entry by bolluijt

1
1

Short (50 sec) impression of the traffic in Chennai in front of the hotel. It was a constant flow of traffic, noisy and even more fun to be driven around in....Thank goodness Jeroen decided driving here wouldn't be in our best ...

Indian

Indian "Luxury"

A travel blog entry by blissmiss

... no more buses to Pondicherry, we would have to travel 6 hours to Chennai and then get another bus to Pondicherry. The bus to Chennai ended up being 8 hours long, not 6, and we were then dropped in the middle of nowhere in Chennai. After hours of walking ...

Orphanage and Hindu temple, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Orphanage and Hindu temple

A travel blog entry by seanmalonerules

My last day in India was spent in Chennai. My friend Greg and I sought out a nearby orphanage that was started by Mother Theresa. It was only about 2 miles from the ship and we took an auto-rickshaw there. The orphanage has an open door to S@S students ...

Colombo to Madras, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Colombo to Madras

A travel blog entry by susiewoo

... Bravely we at last wrote letters to our parents, telling them about my pregnancy. The flight back to India was very quick. We went by train into central Madras, then got a rickshaw to the Hotel Broadlands, a popular hippy hangout where Andy had stayed ...

The 1st connection, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

The 1st connection

A travel blog entry by hornuts

... ; I was pretty much ko'd from the moment I got on the plane in Colombo, and woke up pretty disoriented in Chennai (arrival time was 440am).  Fortunately, checking in, clearing immigration, claiming my bag, and switching terminals went fairly smoothly ...

Chennai, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Chennai

A travel blog entry by melindaoba

28

J'ai passé 2 semaines formidables chez Jacopo & Sheerja, à Chennai. Un couple adorable italo-indien (vous devinez qui est quoi...). J'avais déjà passé mes 2 derniers jours chez eux en 2009. Tommaso, un autre ami de Walter, mon prof de yoga, ...

Train to Chennai, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

Train to Chennai

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

February 2 and 3 2009 The 39 hour train trip to Chennai Jim headed off to the hospital to take care of the billing issues that have cropped up. We think that the hospital has charged us three times about 500.00 when it should only be two times. We ...

Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Thailand

A travel blog entry by jodytomp

5

... nbsp; Bad planning on our part, but we didn't know enough at the time we made our plans.    Compared to India, Thailand is clean, organized, prosperous, and pleasant.  I was really impressed with the road system.  There are four and ...

The Journey to the Northern Kingdoms, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

The Journey to the Northern Kingdoms

A travel blog entry by michael.bell

10

... flight would firstly take us to the realms of Singapore where we would spend two nights and then onto Chennai on the Southeast coast of India.     This sudden change of travel plans had filled us both with enormous amounts of excitement ...

Sort by Newest Best first