Chennai formely known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu and is often referred to as the ‘Gateway of South India’. The city is a major social, economic hub of India and is also one of the oldest metropolitan of India along with Delhi, Calcutta and Mumbai. The city oversees millions of travelers yearly, who throng to the city for business or pleasure. The city holding a rich heritage and culture offers plenty of interesting sightseeing attractions for its tourists, for instance St. Mar’s Church, Kapeeleswarar Temple, Fort St.George, Guindy Natioanl Park, Marina Beaach, Breezy beach and much more.
The city of Chennai is extensively connected to various regions of the country and the rest of the country by means of plane, railways and fleets of buses. These buses are both privately and Government operated and come in varied classes ranging from AC Volvo buses to Non-AC buses, to suit varied tastes and needs. Buses from Chennai for varied regions are pretty frequent. Some of the popular routes of the region include Chennai to Bangalore
, Chennai to Coimbatore
, Chennai to Dindigul, Chennai to Ernakulam
and Chennai to Pondicherry among others. Bus bookings from Chennai are also relatively easy with the presence of online ticket booking services.
Locals and travelers looking to getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, have some interesting options to choose from, from the hill stations of Tamil Nadu to the varied religious and historical destinations. Some of the popular Chennai weekend getaway includes Pondicherry, Mamallapuram (60km), Kanyakumari, Yercaud, Yelagiri, Ooty.