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> 24 hours in Chennai - advice please!
jessicadawson
post Sep 29 2009, 08:54 PM
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Hello!

Because of some awkwardly timed flights I'm going to have a bit of time in Chennai, which hadn't initially been one of my planned destinations in India. The first time I'll be there a full 24 hours before my flight to Sri Lanka and the second time around I've got a 12 hour layover between flights.

Can anyone recommend any activities/sights to see during my 24 hour stop over?

How about a hostel/guest house - preferably something accessible to the airport?

Finally, what would you recommend during a 12 hour layover between flights? The airport does not look like a fun spot to spend 12 hours - is there anything nearby worth checking out?

Thanks in advance!
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post Sep 30 2009, 09:45 AM
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I like to check the lists of things to do on TripAdvisor and Virtual Tourist before I go somewhere new

TA: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g30...Tamil_Nadu.html

VT: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/...Madras-R-1.html

From there, I would check out some blogs on Chennai to see what other people liked:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...93573/tpod.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...36080/tpod.html

Most people don't know this, but TravelPod has hotel listings:
http://www.travelpod.com/s/hotels/chennai

Also, I'm sure you've checked the hotel listings on TA and VT already too:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g304556-...adu-Hotels.html

http://www.virtualtourist.com/hotels/Asia/...ras-TG-C-1.html

Phew! I hope all those links work for you and help a bit.


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post Sep 30 2009, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for the links - I'll check them out! =)

QUOTE(starlagurl @ Sep 30 2009, 10:45 AM) *

I like to check the lists of things to do on TripAdvisor and Virtual Tourist before I go somewhere new

TA: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g30...Tamil_Nadu.html

VT: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/...Madras-R-1.html

From there, I would check out some blogs on Chennai to see what other people liked:

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...93573/tpod.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...36080/tpod.html

Most people don't know this, but TravelPod has hotel listings:
http://www.travelpod.com/s/hotels/chennai

Also, I'm sure you've checked the hotel listings on TA and VT already too:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g304556-...adu-Hotels.html

http://www.virtualtourist.com/hotels/Asia/...ras-TG-C-1.html

Phew! I hope all those links work for you and help a bit.

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