Vanakkam Chennai The detroit of india

Common Slang:- Every shopkeeper/autowalla/waiter is ‘Anna’ or ‘Akka’, depending on the gender; 'Mokkai’ – an adjective used to describe the most boring/pointless/annoying things – a mokkai joke, a mokkai session, or a mokkai movie is always around; Machan/Mama/Mapla' – The parliamentary words used by guys to address each other other.

Chennai - A Historical Gold Mine

Chennai is the second oldest Municipal Corporation in the world, started in 1687, next only to London
Connemara Public Library at Chennai is one of the four National Depository Libraries which receive a copy of all books, newspapers and periodicals published in India. Chennai is also home to the Asia's largest library. It is housed in the same campus as the Government Museum, which is the second oldest in India.
The Great Trigonometry Survey (the first proper map of the country) was started by British surveyor Col. William Lambton on the 10th of April 1802. It was started from St.Thomas Mount, Chennai up to the foothills of the Himalayas. St. Thomas Church, located on this mount, is said to have the best view of the city’s airport.
Higginbothams book store on Mount Road is the first and oldest existing book shop in India which was started in 1844
Spencer Plaza is the oldest shopping mall in India.

It is also the cultural and religious heart in many ways. There are at least five temples in Chennai which are over a thousand years old!

Kapaleeshwarar Temple - Mylapore
Kaligambal Temple
Ashtalakshmi Temple
Parthasarathy Temple - Triplicane
Kandaswami Temple - Thiruporur

Delicious Cheap Eats

Sangeetha's - Adyar
Kolkata Chat - Mandaveli
Prems Graama Bhojanam - Adyar
Rayar's Mess - Mylapore
Royal Sandwich - Alwarpet
Chennai has the second largest number of movie theaters in any city in India, some of the oldest ones being Casino, Pilot Theatre and Kamala Theatre. Welcome to the heart of Kollywood - home to Rajinikanth and AR Rahman. 'Nuff Said!
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Sanjana Dalmiya

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