Activities for a Rainy Day in Chennai (Madras)

What to Do in Chennai (Madras) When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Chennai (Madras)

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  • Abdul wahaab
    Chennai (Madras), India175 contributions
    Always a special place in the hot spot of the city and easily approachable from all ends of city. All the branded showrooms are available in this mall. Fun city and food court also available. Good place for couples, family, friends, kids too
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • Mohamed Meeran
    Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia307 contributions
    Best Transportation in Chennai City, Time Saving and cool to travel, On Time Arrival, very comfortable to Travel
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Suba Divya
    1 contribution
    Awesome place to visit. Entered the marine world with no expectations, exited with so much nice memories. You get to forget rest of the world when you are here. Lots of fish varieties. Most of which are a surprise to watch. You can spend atleast 3 hrs here peacefully. They have a good court and a popcorn stall too. Those who want to spend half a day outside city life, pls try visiting here once.

    The day we visited, we had a long queue in all counters for the tickets. But I booked online in a minute and entered the premises without wasting time. Sometimes they give offer while we book online too.

    Take kids and have fun.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Rohini
    48 contributions
    Palazzo as theatre neat and big halls. Popcorn tasty. Ample parking area. Shopping easily . Washroom needs to be cleaned frequently.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Bupa
    Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
    Amazing place with lots of books. Definitely a big salute to kalainar. Every time I feel excited when Ithe collection of books and ambience of surroundings.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
    Museum is well done with informative displays on Swami Vivekananda and Indian spirituality. The 3D film on the Parliament of Religions was well done and charming. There was an area where you could ask questions and hear the reply from a video display of Vivekananda, it was enjoyable. And meditating in the room where he stayed was powerful. Definitely recommend this sight if you have time in Chennai.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
    Beautiful church with a separate chapel where the burial and the relics of St. Thomas are kept. Peaceful place for contemplation. This is a must destination when visiting Chennai!
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • Mano
    Vejle, Denmark5 contributions
    Compared to other malls in Chennai. the recently built VR mall offers great dine-in, shopping & fun for kids.
    The best part is the PVR cinemas, which has shining decor with light fixtures. In general, the mall was neat and clean all the time, I have seen the cleaning team is often cleaning the food court. I appreciate their dedication to maintenance. Furthermore, the shopping part was really great, couldn't stop shopping after buying clothes in all branded shops. Tommy Hilfiger & Jack and Jones collection for men was great (didn't visit all shops for men). Ritu Kumar, west side, mango, Vero Moda and lifestyle had a great collection for women. Noticed great watch collections, cosmetic collections as well. Toni & guy offer the best salon & spa service. Basically, you can find everything in one place. The food court looks crowded all the time, especially on weekends. however, the taste of the food from the food court was average. I really recommend the writer's cafe (small dine-in), their pizza was delicious. Karaikudi food tasted good however, the ambience needs to be improved. last but not least, my son really enjoyed the fun city.

    Overall, it is a great location to spend time together with family, kids & friends
    Written 11 January 2022
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  • duttkrish
    Amman, Jordan170 contributions
    really cheap clothing...great people and not trying to scam you. Still do ask for discounts and you will save some extra coin for lunch :)
    Written 27 October 2020
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  • Lucy
    New York City, NY10 contributions
    A quaint library with a fantastic collection of books of all genre. The architecture of the building is itself a marvel.
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • Soumyajit Saha
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India399 contributions
    Cholamandal Artists Village is a very good place to watch creativity. People here are very artistic and you will see many creations.
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • Joseph Carlton
    London, UK8 contributions
    The museum is an fantastic gothic building and stands out. The collection is quite fascinating. I spent the most time in Bronze statues. Don't miss the sections of bronze from Chola period. Quite a memorable visit.
    Written 13 May 2021
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  • Ajino Singh
    Kanyakumari, India91 contributions
    Spencer Plaza- used to be Chennai's most famous shopping mall- It was the first one in that smart city to host millions of lovers, events, families- still it's open to host many such precious moments in people's life. The livelihood of the shop owners entirely depends upon the young customers, they have unique products and the shopping experience entirely, was new to me.

    All pocket friendly products- except the Jammu & Kashmir shops- despite their price, I loved their product, they are fancy, unique and alluring.

    I think they need our support. Show some love!
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • TamilAmerican
    Tirunelveli, India89 contributions
    When we went to the Palladium mall we were drawn to the upmarket shops and the airy feel that was very comforting in the covid era. Definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a safe shopping experience
    Written 20 April 2021
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  • Honisoiquimalypense
    Derby, UK1,355 contributions
    This is a large white edifice that houses the remains of St Thomas. Inside is interesting, the wooden roof, stained glass windows, the painted stations of the cross and a statue of Christ with peacocks at his feet (Shiva?).
    Downstairs is the tomb of St Thomas but as there was a service on, we didn’t get a great view of it. Definitely worth a visit. On the wall are religious posters and in one, I am sure Jesus was modelled on Elvis!
    Written 6 March 2020
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