, also known as Madras
the official name until 1996, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. Famous places for shopping in Chennai are Ranganathan Street, Phoenix MarketCity- Shopping Mall, Ritchie Street Market, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Express Avenue Mall, Burma Bazaar. Famous Food items in Chennai to eat are Filter Coffee, Idli. Idlis have to be white, fluffy, soft, moist and perfectly round, Masala Dosa. The different types of dosas available in Chennai can probably fill all the items on the menu, Vadai/Thayir Vadai, Sambar and Rasam rice, Kuzhi Paniyaram, Bajji, Adai etc.What should not miss in Chennai- Kapaleeswarar Temple, Marina Beach, Ripon Building, Varadaraja Temple, Senate House, Christ the King Church, Vivekananda Illam, Elliot Beach, Chayavan Eshwara Temple, Government Museum.Level of crimes is moderate and Chennai is relatively safe for tourists. The most common types of crime are theft, armed robbery, and rapes. In order to make your trip safe.