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The people of Tamil Nadu consider providing food to others a service to humanity. Thus the service in the state capital, Chennai, is first-rate. Treat your senses to some of the richest South Indian flavours in traditional dishes like sambar, rasam, fish curry or kootu. And don't forget to have a cup of full-bodied Tamil coffee, enhanced with chicory—no visit is complete without it.

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Escape Cinemas
Escape Cinemas
Owner description: Escape by SPI Cinemas – the city’s first luxury multiplex. A culmination of style, innovation and passion, Escape is all the city has yearned for, redefining the cinema experience... more Owner description: Escape by SPI Cinemas – the city’s first luxury multiplex. A culmination of style, innovation and passion, Escape is all the city has yearned for, redefining the cinema experience and presenting entertainment in a setting like never before. less
Attraction type: Cinemas; Game/ Entertainment Centres
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Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is... more Owner description: Close to Marina Beach, yet another architectural wonder from the 8th century can be part of the itinerary. An intricate pyramid-shaped rajagopuram (dome) stands prominently and is the main feature of the temple. As anecdotes go, the British were unable to pronounce the original name, Thiriallikeni, and rechristened it Triplicane. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Kapaleeshwar Temple
Kapaleeshwar Temple
This ancient shrine to Shiva is centrally located and among the area’s most popular landmarks.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Sathyam Cinemas
Sathyam Cinemas
Owner description: The Maker of Memories, Sathyam is Southern India's Iconic Home of Cinema, welcoming everyone to enjoy the ultimate cinematic experience. Sathyam has been a household name in... more Owner description: The Maker of Memories, Sathyam is Southern India's Iconic Home of Cinema, welcoming everyone to enjoy the ultimate cinematic experience. Sathyam has been a household name in Chennai since 1974 and is the city's favourite destination for people from all walks of life, across a wide age group and user profile. Sathyam strives to be at the forefront of media technology and endeavours to bring new entertainment technology to customers first. Technology: The cinemas are equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment technology; including 4K digital projectors with 3D technology, 2.4 gain Silver Screens and digital audio delivering stunning cinematic experience. It is the first in the country to have a screen equipped with Dolby Atmos and also the first in Asia to have a screen equipped with Auro 3D. Facilities: Spread over six levels, Sathyam offers you a variety of entertainment. Apart from the state of the art technology, the facilities available at Sathyam are: Blur: India's largest gaming experience, spanning three floors at Sathyam is a must for gamers of all levels. This all action, advanced gaming centre has something for everyone. From Xboxes to PS4s to Nintendos to PC gaming to good old fashioned arcade games, we have it all! Purchase your favourite games and preferred equipment at the Blur Store on level 4. Blur Cafe: Do not miss Blur Cafe on level 5 that serves up your favourite dishes from multiple cuisines. Ecstasy by Mikael Besse: French chef Mickael Besse takes you on a culinary fantasy that can only be defined as unique and exquisite at this international patisserie located on the driveway of Sathyam. ID: If tasty, traditional South Indian food makes your day, then stop by ID. Modern and contemporary yet with the traditional food lover in mind, ID is a quick, purely vegetarian restaurant offering the very best South Indian delicacies in Sathyam and across Chennai. E18hteen Below: SPI's E18HTEEN BELOW provides ice cream lovers a completely new experience with a range of out-of-the-world homemade flavours, lip smacking toppings, and a Cold Stone. The products, right from the ice creams to the toppings are pure vegetarian. And here's the best part: you can create your own mix of flavours and toppings! Magic Hat: Designed for patrons that love their movies and their kids. Magic Hat is a space where you can leave your kids knowing fully well that they will be taken care of and enjoy a undisturbed, uninterrupted, unparalleled movie experience at the home of Indian Cinema - Sathyam Cinemas. less
Attraction type: Cinemas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pan Asian
Pan Asian
Ranked #1 of 2,490 Restaurants in Chennai
Cuisines: Pan-Asian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Dakshin
Dakshin
Ranked #2 of 2,490 Restaurants in Chennai
Price: USD 23 - 73
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
Ranked #3 of 2,490 Restaurants in Chennai
Price: USD 12 - 24
Cuisines: Café, Indian, International, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
On The Rocks
On The Rocks
Ranked #4 of 2,490 Restaurants in Chennai
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
The Moon and Sixpence
The Moon and Sixpence
Ranked #5 of 2,490 Restaurants in Chennai
Cuisines: Irish, Continental
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

DM Travellers Inn
2.5 of 5 DM Travellers Inn
USD 15 - 24 (INR 928 - 1,485)
Ranked #7 of 220 Chennai B&B and Inns
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Hotel Sea Shore Inn
Hotel Sea Shore Inn
USD 18 - 24
Ranked #9 of 220 Chennai B&B and Inns
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Royal Green Accommodation
Royal Green Accommodation
USD 18 - 31
Ranked #10 of 313 Speciality Lodging in Chennai
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Global Residency
Global Residency
USD 34 - 51 (INR 2,104 - 3,157)
Ranked #1 of 220 Chennai B&B and Inns
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Bhuvi Serviced Apartments
Bhuvi Serviced Apartments
USD 26 - 27 (INR 1,609 - 1,671)
Pleasant Stay Guest House
Pleasant Stay Guest House
USD 24 - 47 (INR 1,500 - 2,900)
Ranked #2 of 220 Chennai B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Novotel Chennai Sipcot
4.0 of 5 Novotel Chennai Sipcot
USD 122 - 158 (INR 7,551 - 9,779)
Ranked #1 of 337 Hotels in Chennai
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The Westin Chennai Velachery
5.0 of 5 The Westin Chennai Velachery
USD 125 - 164 (INR 7,737 - 10,150)
Ranked #2 of 337 Hotels in Chennai
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ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
5.0 of 5
ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
USD 149 - 230
Ranked #3 of 337 Hotels in Chennai
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