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19, Amman Koil St, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600026, India
One of the many highlights of a Chennai visit is the culinary experience. Chennai, in the south of India, has many different types of cuisine. Saravana Bhavan is a local joint where every visitor must stop by to sample the vegetarian local cuisine...
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120, St Marys Rd, Austin Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018, India
Though this hotel resides at the heart of a city of eight million, the sounds of bleating, auto-rickshaw and sounds of the city fade away 14 floors above at the Above Sea Level rooftop-restaurant and bar. Snag a table near the pool - turned...
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No.126,Santhome Road, Pattinapakkam, Mandavelipakkam, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028, India
Don't waste your time searching for utensils or a menu and instead follow my lead: Order a couple of idli, a vada or dosa and a cup of tea. Moments later you'll be presented with your order plus a rainbow of chutneys and sambar on a banana leaf...
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Taj Coromandel, 37, Uthamar Gandhi Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034, India
Tucked within a member of the Taj Hotel's family, The Taj Coromandel, lies the finest South Indian cuisine in Chennai, outside of your grandmother's kitchen, that is. Southern Spice is everything intricate and aromatic about South Indian cuisine,...
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Kalakshetra Rd, Radhakrishnan Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041, India
Located on the grounds of the vibrant campus of the Kalakshetra Foundation in late February, a national association of craftsmen come together from around India to sell their wares. In a sandy and shady corner of the campus, tents are set up,...
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Chotabhai Centre, 2nd & 3rd Floor, 140, Nungambakkam High Rd, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034, India
Above the charming chaos of the streets of Chennai, located on the roof top of the Park Hyatt lies the Antahpura Spa. From the dimly lit hallways and locally inspired Tamil-herbal essences and Chettinad therapies, you can all but forget about the...
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Wholesale Market Complex, Koyambedu, Wholesale Market Complex, Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600092, India
The vibrant markets on the streets of Chennai may be bustling from 10-10, but the real pulse of the flora, fruit and fauna of Chennai lies in the midst of the night and in the early morning at Koyembudu. The hub for deliveries from local farms and...
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106, Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar Rd, RA Puram, Austin Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028, India
This English-style boutique cafe, sits just above the renowned Indian clothing company, Anokhi and Chennai's own Amethyst Room. On cozy banquette sofas, and painted rattan chairs, amidst a huge collection of vintage Indian photography and enameled...
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sold in restaurants and by street vendors everywhere, the fastest way to cool down and freshen up in Chennai is with a fresh lime soda. Made to order, I like mine "sweet and salty" for the perfect combination of refreshment.
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The Raintree Hotel 120, St Marys Road, Austin Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018, India
We had heard about this spot from friends, it seems a shame to eat Chinese food when you could eat South Indian food, but variety is the spice of life. We'd also heard that kids eat free (kids under 5 I believe). They have a regular menu and a set...
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Don't you dare leave town without a indulging in the delights of Indian Ghee Sweets and savory snacks. The Grand Sweets and Snacks has some of my favorite sweets and cocktail snacks famous to Chennai and to South India. Try the Mysorepauk, in...