What to expect when booking a hotel in Chennai?
Rated as the second best business destination in India, a business trip to Chennai is an opportunity you would not want to miss. HRS offers a wide selection of hotels in Chennai situated a short drive from the city centre where one can get a taste of the bustling, metropolitan Indian city. This port city hosts several trade fairs and shows, many of which are hosted at the Chennai Trade Centre, and offers an intersection of cultural heritage and modern flavour.
Where can I go in the city after business hours?
If you are looking for an evening out, there are a variety of sites and activities awaiting. Chennai boasts the world’s largest urban beach, spanning 13km, known as Marina Beach. It is ideal for relaxing walks after a workday – you can try corn on a cob or sugar cane juice at local stalls, ride a horse along the beach front, or simply walk beside the waves with your feet in the sand. If you prefer the indoors, you can explore Chennai’s largest shopping malls – Phoenix Market City and Express Avenue. Inside you will find a mosaic of luxury brands, more affordable retail stores, food courts, and cinemas. For more upbeat nights, Chennai also offers a variety of bars and clubs including The Velveteen Rabbit and Gatsby 2000.
What lies outside your hotel in Chennai?
While Chennai’s city centre offers great opportunities for evenings out. A trip would be incomplete if you did not take advantage of the possibility to explore what lies beyond the city centre. Mahabalipuram – a UNESCO world heritage site – is a popular destination for several travellers, situated conveniently an hour’s drive from the city. It is a historical town in the neighbouring district sprouting intricate rock cut-out sculptures dating back to the seventh and eighth centuries, temples, and cave sanctuaries.
Another popular destination, that makes a great weekend trip, is the French colonial settlement of Pondicherry. The colourful architecture, seaside promenade, and French style boutiques give you the welcome feeling of relaxation. Moreover, HRS offers a selection of quality hotels in both Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry. Chennai is a hub that opens the door for a variety of opportunities: business venues, mini-vacations to neighbouring towns, cultural exploration, and urban sights – making it an exciting destination for work and leisure.