Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chennai (Madras) Tips



Getting There:
from Mamallapuram there is an AC bus (70 Rs) that will take you to the bus station in the western part of the city; from there are numerous buses to Egemore Train station (9 Rs) or Prepaid Rickshaws (100 Rs);

from Chennai you can go south to Mamallapuram or West to Bangalore/Mysore

Shatabdi Express leaves Chennai for Bangalore/Mysore at 6 am; a great way to travel

Attractions:
large, polluted city; the beach is nice for walking, not swimming
the suburban train system is a rather convenient and cheap way to get around

Accommodation:
hotels can be found opposite Egemore train station and also around Tirukallikeni train station

Salvation Army Guest House- near Egemore train station; Northwest about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute rickshaw; a double room with bath- 300 Rs; the room is musty and dingy but fine

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