Cheap Flights to Chennai, India

Chennai – Roofs South Indian Artistic Talent

Chennai is the pride of Tamil Nadu and thus is also the capital of the state as well. Situated right on the Bay of Bengal’s Coromandel Coast, it derives hordes of tourists and encourages local pride in terms of culture and education in the whole of South India. It encompasses large are of land and thus was named as the fourth most populated and largest city of India as per the records of 2011. Chennai also boasts of being one of the most toured cities of India by foreigners and thus is also ranked at 47th position for most visited city in the World. Furthermore, the city has also been tagged with Safest City in India badge and thus is particularly quite safe for tourists who roam alone. The airport of Chennai is named Chennai International Airport and caters for almost all International airlines. Tourist can book flight to Chennai with any of the following airlines mentioned further down.

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Peak & Off Season

Peak season of a city depends on the weather it garners and in which months along with activities famous for it. Suppose a place is known for outdoor activities then the best time is either summer season or autumn / spring season as both monsoon and winter season are restrictive season. However summer season months in Chennai at times become too hot in the mornings. Thus before planning a holiday in Chennai, do ensure that the weather corresponds with the reason for your visiting.

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Chennai International Airport

The international airport of Chennai called Chennai International Airport is structured over suburban regions of Pallavaram, Tirusulam and Meenambakkam covering an area of 1283 acres. The airport caters to the city of Chennai and other surrounding towns and cities of South Indian metropolitan area and thus is positioned at fourth number on the list of busiest airports of India where passenger movement is considered. The airport is used as headquarter of the southern region for Airport Authority of India (AAI) which includes cities like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telengana. The airport caters for passenger facilities, some of which are:

  • To resolve money exchange problems of passengers Foreign Exchange stores are available throughout the airport in both International & Domestic terminals.
  • ATM machines are also situated throughout the airport to take money out. They accept most of credit and debit cards along with bank ATM cards.
  • For young parents with toddlers and babies, Child Care Room is available in order to help feed and change clothes.
  • To charge electronic devices, charging point is available to keep your gadgets alive during the flight for your entertainment or professional use.

Airlines Landing in Chennai International Airport

Chennai International Airport caters for both international and domestic airlines. International aircrafts land with terminal Anna, which also includes many of Domestic flights as well. On the other hand terminal Kamaraj only caters for domestic flights. Both the terminals are named in honor of previous chief ministers of Tamil Nadu – Terminal Anna after C N Annadurai and Terminal Kamaraj after K Kamaraj. It is the first airport in India which has both International and Domestic terminals right next to each other. Furthermore, airlines – Air Costa, Blue Dart Aviation, Spice Jet, Air Carnival and Jet airways treats the airport as the hub for their flights while IndiGo, Air India and GoAir takes Chennai Airport as its focus city. Airlines landing in the airport along with its intended destinations are listed below:

  • Air Arabia – Sharjah
  • AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur–International
  • Air Austral – Saint-Denis de la Réunion
  • Air Carnival – Coimbatore, Madurai
  • Air Costa – Ahmedabad, Jaipur
  • Air India – Ahmedabad, Colombo, Delhi, Dubai–International, Goa, Hyderabad, Kuwait, Mumbai, Muscat, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sharjah, Singapore, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Air India – Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Port Blair
  • Air India Express – Kuala Lumpur–International, Singapore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli
  • Air Mauritius – Mauritius
  • Batik Air – Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta (Date not announced)
  • British Airways – London–Heathrow
  • Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong
  • Emirates – Dubai–International
  • Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi
  • Flydubai – Dubai–International
  • GoAir – Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune
  • Gulf Air – Bahrain
  • IndiGo – Dubai–International, Muscat, Singapore
  • IndiGo – Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode (begins 16 February 2017) , Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Raipur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam
  • Jet Airways – Abu Dhabi (ends 14 January 2017), Singapore
  • Jet Airways – Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi (begins 1 February 2017), Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Mangalore, Port Blair, Pune, Rajahmundry, Tiruchirappalli, Vadodara
  • Kuwait Airways – Kuwait
  • Lufthansa – Frankfurt
  • Malaysia Airlines – Kuala Lumpur–International
  • Maldivian – Dhaka, Malé
  • Oman Air – Muscat
  • Qatar Airways – Doha
  • Saudia – Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
  • Scoot – Singapore
  • SilkAir – Singapore
  • Singapore Airlines – Singapore
  • SpiceJet – Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Colombo
  • SpiceJet – Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune, Rajahmundry, Thiruvananthapuram, Tuticorin, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
  • SriLankan Airlines – Colombo
  • Thai AirAsia – Bangkok–Don Mueang
  • Thai Airways International – Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
  • TruJet – Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada

Fine Dining Options in Chennai, India

Being one of the biggest capital cities in South India, Chennai caters for many cuisines which other small cities do not. Aside from its ever famous culture influenced art, dance, literature and architecture, food is another old tradition of Chennai royalties. The dining atmosphere in Chennai is quite eclectic with diverse range of cuisines starting from yummy and authentic South India and regional delicacies to International menus. From street side food and cafes to buffet style bistros and 5 star restaurants, people have a lot of option to pick and choose from. Some of the chosen ones are listed below:

  • South Indian Cuisine

    • Dakshin
    • Visiting South India and not trying the authentic South Indian cuisine is nothing short of sin. The most recommended restaurant in Chennai for super delicious South Indian cuisine is called Dakshin. Along with this it is also pretty good in the special dishes of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Ambience of relaxing and spiritual theme is further enhanced due to sculptures and pillars with traditional touch and intricate detailing famous of Chennai. Live music along with flute is spotlight for all nights except Mondays. We recommend trying the Fish Curry specialty of Andhra Pradesh accompanying fine wine and whiskey.
      • Timings: From 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm & 7:00 pm to 11:15 pm
      • Price: Starting From Rs. 690 to Rs. 1690 for Main Course
    • Multi cuisine

      • Amethyst
      • Centered in an old-fashioned warehouse converted to house all the modern amenities needed in a sophisticated and posh restaurant of a city, Amethyst is an epitome of classiness with a veranda enclosing all sides of the place with a sitting for a pleasant night out in Chennai. Its lush green garden is perfect for discussing airy issues of expats and higher legion of Chennai community. With cuisine excelling in Euro sphere from quiches and crepes to pasta and salads of various kinds served along with different range of beverages including supreme quality of Indian tea. Get your table as soon as possible and digest the savory meal by going through the couture boutique of Indian styles.
        • Timings: From10:00 am to 11:00 pm
        • Price: Starting From Rs. 240 to Rs. 450 for Main Course

Spell Binding Experiences in Chennai, India

Chennai is filled to brim with impeccable tourist points including splendid resorts nearby beaches and some of India’s best centers for spiritual awakening. Marina beach being the pride and glory of Chennai, is a must visit for a relaxing and fun filled days by water and sun kissed sand. Get inspired by the history of Chennai by making time to pay homage to some forts and monuments like St. George fort and temples including the 13th Century pride – Parthsarthy and Kapaleeshwar temples that are prime examples of talent of Dravidians in architecture. Take a plunge to visit some other regions near Chennai by going on some of the tours starting from the city itself, of which two are mentioned below:

  • South India Tour of UNESCO Heritage Temples

    • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have filtered out some authentic and most intricately structured temples of South India. These temples have some extraordinary art or sculpture and all are quite famous in the country as well. To encompass some of these special temples under one excursion South India Tour of UNESCO Heritage Temples was founded. Your trip starts from Chennai itself and goes on to round the temples that were the stepping stone of Hindu religion. Next place in list Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram where must visit temples called Kailashnath and Ekambareswarar are located. You can also check out other heritage sites of UNESCO and continue your trip from Tanjore and Madurai to Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. Your 5 nights and 6 days will pass in holy servitude of the Gods of South India.
      • Duration: 6 Days
      • Price: Starting From $ 455
      • Itinerary
        • Day – 1: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (D)
        • Day 2: Mahabalipuram – Tanjore (B,D)
        • Day 3: Tanjore – Madurai (B,D)
        • Day 4: Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai (B,D)
        • Day 5: Madurai – Kanyakumari (B,D)
        • Day 06: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (B)
      • Luxurious Tour to Chennai, Mahabalipuram and

        Pondichery
        • Visit the most lucrative cities of South India in just 5 days and 4 nights. Accompany Luxurious Tour to Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Pondichery on trip of your life time. While your time in grandiose 5-star hotels, and relax on the beaches of all three cities, especially the famous and most visited ones – Pondichery Beach, Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Get in touch with culture and religion of Bengal as visit temples and spectacular monuments with exquisite and tastefully decorated wall and structure.
          • Duration: 5 days
          • Price: Starting From $ 940
          • Itinerary
            • Day 01: Chennai – Mahabalipuram (70 km, 2 hrs)
            • Day 02: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (106 km, 2.5 hrs)
            • Day 03: Pondicherry
            • Day 04: Pondicherry – Chennai (170 km, 3 hrs)
            • Day 05: Chennai

Essential Information

Utilities Status
Airport
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Wheel Chair Availability Yes
Currency Exchange Yes
Fine Dining Yes
Baggage Locker Yes
City Guide Yes
Prepaid Booth (TAXI) Yes
Terminal Interchanging Facility No
Domestic Flights Connectivity Yes
Extras
Privilege Lounge Yes
One Day Shelter Yes
Local Transport Yes
Apartments Rent Starting from Rs.12,000 / month
Beer Rs. 112.85 / 0.5l (INR)
Mineral Water Rs. 28.49 / 1.5l (INR)
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