315 Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, 600034

Nearest airport:

Domestic/International: Chennai International Airport, 17 kilometres

Hotel location:

Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the capital of the Tamil Nadu state, is on the Bay of Bengal on the eastern India. Harrisons Hotel is in the Nungambakkam neighbourhood, a few kilometres inland, and one of the city’s oldest districts. This is a busy area with many businesses, government offices, sports facilities, shopping and schools and colleges.

Nearby attractions:

Fort St. George. Houses coins, silverware, arms, porcelain, documents and other artefacts from the colonial era.

Sri Parthasarathy Temple. Said to be the oldest in the city.

Kapaleeshwar Temple. Unique architecture, the main structure is 37 metres high and holds a festival in March and April.

Vellankani Shrine. Pristine white church overlooking the Bay of Bengal.

Thousand Lights Mosque. 1,000 lamps light up the hall of this beautiful, domed mosque with twin minarets.

Madras Crocodile Bank. 2,500 creates including alligators, snakes, sea turtles and water birds…. As well as crocodiles of course.

Besant Nagar Beach (previously Elliot’s Beach). Less crowded than Marina Beach, and with the famous Ashta Lakshmi Temple and the Velenganni Church and Schmidt Memorial.

Marina Beach. India’s largest beach extending from Fort St. George to Besant Nagar. Spectacular sunrises, lined by palm trees. Look out for the old lighthouse.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park. 35 kilometres from Chennai city centre, home to 1,500 species with an aviary, lion, deer and elephant safaris.

Muttukadu. Backwater area in the Bay of Bengal that is ideal for watersports, bird-watching and ocean-side dining spots.

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Harrisons Hotel,
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