Chennai or erstwhile Madras is the capital of the Southern state of Tamil Nadu. Situated along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a major metropolitan capital city and a centre of many cultural and political activities in South India. Chennai is often nicknamed as a Gateway to the South because of its location and one can see many tourists throng the shores of Chennai round the year, especially during winter season.
Chennai has been a land of many empires and rulers since the beginning of the century and has a strong heritage that reflects in every aspect of the culture. History states that Chennai was born out of a small fishing village called Chennaipatnam and have grown in leaps and bounds ever since. The advent, foreign powers such as Portuguese...more..