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Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019
Chennai’s five-star hotels offer all the luxurious touches you will want when you visit the vibrant capital of Tamil Nadu. Choose a five-star hotel in Chennai with impressive Anglo-Indian décor, an outdoor pool and glorious views of the Bay of Bengal. Or you could choose a palatial grand hotel with a huge range of dining options along with a nightclub, a gym and spa.
If you want to be by the sea, book a five-star hotel south of Chennai where lush, palm-filled gardens are all that stand between you and the Bay of Bengal. Relax on a hammock in the shade while enjoying the gentle sea breezes.
Discover the history and art of Chennai by wandering through the galleries that make up the Government Museum. There’s the National Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery, as well as prehistoric displays in the Anthropology Galleries. One of the stand-out features of the Government Museum is the Bronze Gallery, which has an excellent exhibition of seventh-century South Indian bronzes.
If you’re visiting the Government Museum, don’t forget to take the kids to the Children’s Museum where they can wander among life-size dinosaur replicas. There’s also a collection of antique dolls, toys and other curious. For a fun day out, visit the Guindy National Park, which has a zoo as well as a children’s park with more monkeys and deer. If they like reptiles, they can have a look at the vipers, cobras and pythons in the Snake Park.
Enjoy the best Indian and international cuisine in elegant surroundings at Chennai’s upmarket hotels. Some of Chennai’s five-star hotels have as many as seven restaurants catering for all tastes.
Many of Chennai’s restaurants serve European dishes still popular since colonial times, if you want a change from the mainly vegetarian cuisine of South India. Your five-star hotel can also book a table at a top-notch Chennai restaurant that specialises in dishes from other parts of India such as northern Indian tandoori.