Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, and educational centre in South India. The port of Chennai is the second largest port in India. Chennai’s economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. It is India's second largest exporter of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. A major chunk of India's automobile manufacturing industry is based in and around the city. It is also an important centre for Carnatic music and hosts a large cultural event - the Annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. Moreover, Chennai has a vibrant theatre scene, a fledging film industry, and is an important centre for the Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form.
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Lying in the tropical zone, Chennai enjoys a humid climate. The period from April to June records the highest temperature. The temperatures during the day usually exceed 40 °C during summer. Chennai receives adequate rainfall throughout the year. The months of September and December receive rainfall from the North-East monsoon. If you are planning for trip to Chennai, then it is advisable to visit during the winter months, the period between November and February. December and January record the lowest temperatures.
Kamaraj Domestic Terminal, Chennai Airport, Chennai – 600027.