Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the country's fourth largest city. It is on the east coast and is the capital of the southern state of Tamilnadu.
Most nationalities require a visa to visit India.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at Ambedkar Dock in the Port of Chennai. Shuttles are usually provided to the port gate on the southern end of the port.
Money and Tipping
There is a suburban train network, the MRTS, with Chennai Beach station the closest to the port if you want to go downtown or towards the beach. Short trips start at 3 Rs. A new metro system is under construction with the first phase scheduled for completion in 2015.
Taxis are inexpensive but fares need to be negotiated with the drivers.
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There are markets along Marina Beach. There are modern malls in Chennai including the large Express Avenue Mall and Spencers Plaza close by.
Try cafes and restaurants for WiFi.
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