Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu is also its principal harbour and has one of the finest beaches in Asia. It was founded at Fort St. George in 1640 A.D. by Francis Day of the East India Company.
Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max. 37, Min. 22.1. Winter- Max. 32, Min. 19.8., Best Season: Throughout the year (Preferably October to March).
Places Of Interest:
Fort St. George & St. Mary&39s Church, Gandhi Mandapam, Anna Square, Kapaleeswara Temple, Light House, Marina Beach & Aquarium, Parthasarathy Temple, San Thom Cathedral, Snake Park, Theosophical Society, Valluvar Kottam, Ripon Buildings and War Memorial Fort Museum and Govt. Museum & Art Gallery.
Covelong- 38 kms, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary- 85 kms, Pulicat- 61 kms, Kanchipuram- 71 kms, Ennore Beach- 18 kms, Muttukudu- 30 kms, Red Hills- 14 kms, Mahabalipuram- 61 kms, Cholamandal Artists Village- 20 kms, Elliots Beach- 11 kms, Crocodile Bank- 42 kms, Pundi Reservoir- 60 kms, Thirukkalikundram- 80 kms, Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur).
By Air: Directly linked to the major cities.
By Rail: Connected with Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kodai Road, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Ooty, Rameshwaram, Trichy, Tirupati Trivandrum and Varanasi.
By Road: Bombay- 1329 kms, Bangalore- 334 kms, Hyderabad- 669 kms, Kanyakumari- 693 kms, Madurai- 461 kms, Mahabalipuram- 60 kms, Pondicherry- 162 kms, Rameshwaram- 619 kms, Kanchipuram- 71 kms, Tirupati- 143 kms, Ooty- 535 kms, Kodaikanal- 498 kms, Trivandrum- 709 kms, and Thanjavur- 334 kms.