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Airports in Chennai

Chennai International Airport

Official name of the airport: Chennai International Airport 

IATA Code: MAA

Location: The airport is located in Tirusulam which is 21 km away from the city center.

Hub for: Indigo

Focus city for: Spicejet, Air India

Quick Facts: The airport is the 5th busiest airport in India, and 3rd by international traffic

What is the Best Time to Visit Chennai?

The hot equatorial climate of Chennai necessitates that travelers choose the colder winter months to visit the city. Temperatures ranging from 200C (680F) to 250C (770F) and a cool sea breeze sea makes November to February an apt timeslot for getting yourself an air ticket to Chennai. Pongal and a special music and dance festival called Sangamam are celebrated with gusto in January – another reason to buy airline tickets to Chennai during winter months. During summers the temperatures soar up to 400C (1040F) which can hinder your outdoor activity plans – although you might find the best deals on hotels and last minute flight to Chennai around this time.

What are the Top Places to Visit in Chennai?

1. Marina beach

Stretched along the Bay of Bengal, this 13km beach is the longest urban beaches in India. You can enjoy a scintillating walk along the beach while tasting local snacks like sundal and murrukku. Here, you can also visit the country’s only lift operated Old Light house that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

2. Santhome Church

Santhome Church is also known as the International Shrine of Saint Thomas Cathedral Basilica. It is one of the only three churches in the world that house the mortal remains of one of the Christ’s original disciples. This stark white and beautifully towering structure was built in the neo-gothic style and is home to an underground chapel and the sacred crypt tomb of St. Thomas as well as a museum of antiquities.

3. MGM Dizee World

This is the largest amusement park in India and also the first of its kind in the state. Perfect for an outing with kids, the place offers many thrilling and high energy rides like water coaster, star wheel and big wheel, Disco Saucer, Dodgem Car, Caribbean Swing, Creeper Bug, Kamikaze ranger and more.

4. Dakshinachitra Museum

Dakshinachitra started out as a village and is a collection of 18 authentic houses; each with its own contextual exhibition. It proudly displays the entire gamut of the knowledge of South Indian Heritage! This living history museum houses artifacts and books/journals about art, craft, anthropology folklore and performances of South India.

What are the Top Dining and Nightlife Options in Chennai?

1. The Flying Elephant

This unique, fifty meters tall restaurant is beautifully made of glass and located in the Park Hyatt Residency, Chennai. It offers an unmatched multisensory gastronomic experience to its diners, featuring Indian, Turkish, Western and South-East Asian styles of cooking.

Cost of dishes on menu: $8 and above

Customer rating* (Google):4.4/5.0 based on 298 reviews

2. Pan Asian

Pan Asian Restaurant at the ITC Grand Chola provides a unique culinary spread spanning Oriental and Asian cuisines! The master chefs here bring flavors from China, Afghanistan, Japan and Indonesia right onto your plate. Sushi, Sashimi platter, Simmered Prawns, Stirred Fried Lobster, Thai Curry, Chicken Jiao Dim Sum and Bucai Bao Dim Sum are the high demand dishes here.

Cost of dishes on menu: $8 and above

Customer rating* (Google): 4.7/5.0 based on 9,597 reviews

3. Adyar Ananda Bhavan

What’s a visit to Chennai without tasting the Indian sweets, snacks and savories! Adyar Ananda Bhavan is a vegetarian shop which specializes in South Indian snacks like Idlis, dosa, vada, murrukku, uttapam and North Indian snacks like Chhole bhhature, pao bhaji and more. Not to be missed are the Indian sweets like rasgullas and laddoos.

Cost of dishes on menu: $2 and above

Customer rating* (Google): 4.0/5.0 stars based on 2583 reviews

4. The Moon and Sixpence

Located at the Hotel Hablis, this Irish style pub offers lip smacking finger foods to go with your signature drink! Live music, poetry and laughter make this place perfect to unwind. This place has an old world yet modern charm to it that pleasantly surprises you in a city like Chennai.

Cost of dishes on menu:$4 and above

Customer rating* (Google): 4.5 based on 418 reviews

What are the Top Shopping Options in Chennai?

1. T. Nagar District

Thyragaraya Nagar or T. Nagar is the busiest commercial district of the city as it is home to pretty gold jewelry shops, stunning silk sari shops and commodity stores. It also has thousands of street vendors who sell their merchandise at unbelievably low prices. A shopping spree at this market will get you many value-for-money deals, perfect for your need of souvenirs and gifts.

2. Pondy Market

This market is dedicated to the women’s clothing and accessories. You’ll find a wide range of saris, salwar suits and other Indian clothing here. The accessory shops at Pondy offer bangles and beautifully decorated bags. The crowd in the market can be overwhelming at times and you’ll need to be prepared for bargaining to get better deals!

3. Sowcarpet

Yet another wholesale market in Chennai which specializes in accessories for women. You will find excellent traditional jewelry here at cheap prices. This place has a distinct North Indian flavor to the collection of clothes as one would find traditional lehengas as jaw dropping prices here. It is an excellent place for souvenir shopping too!

4. Parry’s Corner

From decorative handicrafts to steel utensils – you name it and you’ll find everything here at this wholesale bazaar in Chennai. The place is known for its reasonable pricing policies.  You might crack some deals if you are headstrong and skilled at the beautiful art of bargaining.

What are the Top Hotels to Stay in Chennai?

1. The Leela Palace

Get ready to be treated like a celebrity at the Leela Palace – the only sea-facing palatial hotel in Chennai! Its close proximity to the airport, the beaches, St. Thomas’ Basilica and the Parthasarthy temple make it a hot favorite for the visitors. Its world class service, exquisite décor and exotic ambience make it a perfect option for honeymooners.

Location: Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar

Distance from airport:17.4 km by road from MAA

Guest rating (booking.com): 9.0/10.0

Rental* (booking.com): $146 (2 persons/night)

2. ITC Grand Chola

This awesome five star hotel in Chennai offers an array of amenities and luxuries including an outdoor pool, 11 dining options, spa, fitness center and exceptionally comfortable and well stocked rooms. If you wish to be treated well during your Chennai trip, this is the place to be at.

Location: Mount Road, Guindy

Distance from airport: 7 km by road from MAA

Guest rating (booking.com): 8.9/10.0

Rental* (booking.com): $ 153 (2 persons/night)

3. Pebbles Serviced Apartments

Rooms at Pebbles are the perfect combination of convenience and affordability. This place provides covered car parking, 24×7 Wi-Fi, 24 hours power backup (including AC), 24×7 security systems, well-stocked rooms and a lot more! This place is perfect longer stays and group bookings.

Location: Lodikhan Street, T. Nagar

Distance from airport:14.4 km by road from MAAGuest

rating (booking.com): 8.5/10.0

Rental* (booking.com): $ 46 (2 persons/night)

4. Trident Chennai

Located just a few kilometers away from Sriperumbudur, Maraimalai Nagar and Guindy business districts, as well as the Chennai Trade Centre, The Trident is perfect for business trips and corporate meets. The hotel is well decorated and offers amazing amenities to pamper yourself after a long and hard day of meetings and conferences.

Location: G.S.T. Road

Distance from airport: 3km by road from MAA

Guest rating (booking.com): 8.9/10.0

Rental* (booking.com): $90 (2 persons/night)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What airlines operate nonstop flights to Chennai, India from the USA?

Currently, there are no non-stop flights to this part of India from any of the cities in the USA. One-stop or two-stop flights to Chennai are available from all key cities in the USA.

Q2. Does Air India operate flight from New York to Chennai?

Yes. Air India has connecting flights to Chennai from JFK Airport in New York. Flights have connection at another airport in India, i.e., Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM). The overall flight time is 16 hours 30 minutes.

Q3. Does Air India operate flight from San Francisco to Chennai?

Yes. Air India has connecting flights to Chennai from SFO Airport in San Francisco. Flights have connection at another airport in India, i.e., Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR). The overall flight time is 19 hours 05 minutes.

Q4. Does Air India operate flight from Chicago to Chennai?

Yes. Air India has connecting flights to Chennai from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Flights have connection at another airport in India, i.e., Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The overall flight time is 17 hours 10 minutes.

Q5. Does Air India operate flight from Newark to Chennai?

Yes. Air India has connecting flights to Chennai from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Flights have connection at another airport in India, i.e., Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The overall flight time is 14 hours 40 minutes.

Q6. What airlines have the cheapest flight from New York to Chennai?

Etihad Airways has the cheapest flight to Chennai from New York JFK. Flights have a connection at Zayed International Airport (AUH).

Q7. What airlines have the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Chennai?

Qatar Airways and Air India have the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Chennai. Qatar Airways has its connection at Hamad International Airport (DOH) and Air India at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR). 

Q8. What airlines have the cheapest flight from Chicago to Chennai?

Air India provides the cheapest flight to Chennai from Chicago International Airport. The flights are usually with a connection at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India.

Q9. What airlines have the cheapest flight from Newark to Chennai?

Lufthansa (LH) and United Airlines (UA) together have the cheapest flight to Chennai from New York, JFK. The flights are usually with a connection at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Paris. It is a 17 hours flight excluding the layover time at FRA.

Q10. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Honolulu (HNL), USA?

It takes around 22 hours and 45 minutes to reach Chennai from Honolulu excluding the overlay time spent at a connection. 

Q11. What airlines offer the cheapest flight to Chennai from Honolulu?

Hawaiian (HA) and Etihad Airways (EY) have the cheapest flight to Chennai from Honolulu. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Zayed International Airport (AUH) serve as connections.

Q12. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Seattle (SEA), USA?

22 hours 41 minutes. It excludes layover time at the connection airport(s).

Q13. Which airline has the cheapest flight tickets to Chennai from Seattle?

Jetblue (B6) and Etihad Airways (EY) together provide the cheapest flights to Chennai from Seattle. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Zayed International Airport (AUH) serve as connections.

Q14. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Anchorage (ANC), USA?

25 hours 40 minutes. It excludes layover time at a connection airport(s).

Q15. What airlines provide the cheapest flights from Anchorage to Chennai?

Alaska, Qatar, and Indigo jointly provide the cheapest flights to Chennai from Anchorage.

Q16. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Denver (DEN), USA?

21 hours. It excludes layover time at a connection airport.

Q17. What airlines have the cheapest flight to Chennai from Denver (DEN), USA?

Air Canada (AC) and Air India (AI) together provide the cheapest flights to Chennai from Denver Airport. Connection airports are Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Canada and Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India.

Q18. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Miami (MIA), USA?

20 hours 15 minutes. 

Q19. What airlines have the cheapest flights from Miami to Chennai?

United Airlines (UA) and Lufthansa Airlines (LH) together have the cheapest flights from MIA in Miami to MAA in Chennai. The flights usually have two connection – first, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey; second, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Paris.

Q20. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Atlanta (ATL), USA?

17 hours 10 minutes. 

Q21. What airlines have the cheapest flights from Atlanta to Chennai?

Qatar Airways (QR) and Indigo (6E). ATL to MAA flight is connecting with layover at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in UAE.

Q22. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Indianapolis (IND), USA?

20 hours excluding the layover time at any connection airport.

Q23. What airlines have the cheapest flights from Indianapolis to Chennai?

United Airlines (UA) and Vistara (UK). The flights are connecting. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) are the possible connections enroute.

Q24. How long does it take to reach Chennai from Las Vegas (LAS), USA?

23 hours approximately.

Q25. What airlines have the cheapest flights from Las Vegas to Chennai?

United Airlines (UA) and Vistara (UK). The flights are connecting. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) are the possible connections enroute.

Q26. What are the cheapest months to fly to Chennai?

April to mid-May are the cheapest months to fly to Chennai.

Q27. When to book airline ticket to Chennai, Chennai for the lowest fare?

Book your cheap flights 4–7 months before the scheduled departure.

Q28. Do I need a tourist visa to visit Chennai?

Yes. Travelers must enter in either on a paper visa, valid for 10 years for U.S. citizens, or an e-tourist visa.

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