Holidays to Chennai

Chennai, previously known as Madras, is the capital of the southern state of Tamilnadu in India. A major transport hub of the region, it is well connected to the rest of India by bus and train, making it a lesser known but effective jumping-off place for a tour of the …

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How to get to Chennai

Here's what you need to know about getting to Chennai. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Chennai takes 10 hours, 49 minutes.

When to go to Chennai

Typical Holiday Price

£674 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Chennai varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Chennai.

Where to stay in Chennai

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Chennai, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Chennai

Nomadic by Nature | Trip by SkyscannerMarina Beach
Marina Beach
Rajasekhar Kondepati | Trip by SkyscannerExpress Avenue
Express Avenue
Iwan Gabovitch | FlickrSathyam Cinemas
Sathyam Cinemas
Gopal | Trip by SkyscannerChennai City Center
Chennai City Center
D-Stanley | FlickrElliots Beach
Elliots Beach
ashwin kumar | FlickrPalazzo
Anisha Shah | Trip by SkyscannerTrain journey
Train journey
ErnestoPz | FlickrKapaleeswarar Temple
Kapaleeswarar Temple
Priya Kasi | Trip by SkyscannerSanthome Cathedral Basilica
Santhome Cathedral Basilica

Reviews of Chennai

Hema Sathish
Hema Sathish

I enjoy my trips to Chennai. I have a couple of my fav hotels where I stay, love the food and shopping scenes. They have some amazing shopping malls with great cinemas too. While there, I also visit some of my favorite temples.

KHALED  Alsaif

Chennai is a great Metropolitan city. It’s safe and cosmopolitan with lots of things to do and many shops.

KeaneSan Francisco

Saw a few highlights of the city during a festival period, which made it much more fun. The temples are beautiful, but the bronze museum is sorely lacking. The city seems to be a mess, however the people were friendly.


The city is so huge.. So crowded .. So hot .. Different people , different languages , different culture .. Different types of food which taste so good in and around the city .. Nice to enjoy with family and friends ..

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