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Insider tips and helpful websites for a trip to Chennai

While it’s almost always hot, November through February are the best months to visit Chennai. There are no direct flights from the U.S. However, U.S. carriers American, Continental, United, and US Air and two dozen other airlines fly connections to the city. Guided tours of temples, museums and neighborhoods can be arranged through Storytrails,

Because getting around can be challenging, visitors may choose to stay at downtown hotels. For touring the Tamil Nadu region, the Hilton Chennai Hotel, a 15-30 minute drive from the airport, is convenient and provides outdoor rooftop lounge and swimming.

Helpful websites for travel planning include, and