The Westin Chennai Velachery is strategically located on Velachery Road, close to major commercial areas including Guindy and OMR. Chennai Madras (Meenambakkam) International Airport (MAA) is less than nine kilometers away.
Once a tiny fishing village and the current state capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is a lively metropolis on the Bay of Bengal's Coromandel Coast that is known as a musical and cultural capital of India. Producing over 150 films per year, the city formerly known as Madras is also a leader in the Tamil movie industry.
Catch a glimpse of Chennai’s rich history at Fort St. George, India’s oldest surviving British construction, and St. Mary’s Church. Find serenity at the exemplary 7th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, peruse the rich array of artefacts—from art and archeology to zoology and botany—at the Government Museum Chennai, or enjoy a computerized show at the Birla Planetarium. Created by the Chennai Crafts Foundation, the "living museum" of Dakshinachitra showcases different Southern Indian lifestyles and traditional arts and crafts. Kanchipuram, known for its exquisite temples, stunning saris, and fine local exports, and the historical seaside destination Mamallapuram are both within 75 kilometers.
Sample Chennai's impressive array of cultural offerings, from classical dance shows to music and fine arts, and recharge with Chennai’s delicious South Indian cuisine and famed filtered coffee. Special events include the annual Chennai Sangamam arts festival, showcasing myriad forms of Tamil Nadu arts in January, and the six-week Madras Music Season, featuring hundreds of artists each December and January.
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