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Mix of the old and the new


Escaping from the scorching heat is all we desire during summer. But since work took me to Chennai, I decided to spend an extra day to visit the tourist spots within the city limits.

I had anticipated the city to be hot only to find during mid-April, the climate in Chennai was better than in Kerala!

Half-day sight seeing seems to be more popular with tourists arriving in Chennai. The crowd was less in the tourist locales. I could spot several British Raj monuments, many of them functioning as government houses while touring Chennai.

Airfare for Rs 100 and less!

A note about transportation

~Call taxis are available.
~For short distances opt for a city bus service or suburban trains.
~Fix the amount before hiring an auto or taxi.
~Taxis normally charge around Rs 350 to Rs 400 from Central Railway Station to the airport.

Text: Reshmi Jaimon | Dibyanggshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images
Photograph: A vegetable vendor in Chennai
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