It is one of the ancient cities and is the fifth largest city in India. It is one of the birthplaces of Christianity in India. This was the place where the missionaries arrived in India about 2000 years ago. It is a coastal city with people from all over the world reaching this place and also the south Indian Tamil style includes it.
Chennai being one of the important cities in south India it is also known for its variety of silk, temples trying to touch the skies, a lively atmosphere and a coastline which is as long as 900km. Chennai gives us a clean picture of the Tamil culture, dance, architecture, art and some of the good dishes.
It is also the centre of the south Indian film industry that is famously known as the Kollywood. It is the place where once passion becomes his profession. It is the place where dreams come true for people. It is the source of the latest movies being produced and made with a lot of pain.
Elliot's beach is one of the important beaches in Chennai as it serves two purposes one is that it is that it is the head quarters of the theosophical society and the other thing is that is one of the important trading ports in Chennai. It stitches itself with the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal and is an important seaport of south India with ships leaving to other cities in India. This beach is not much crowded and is less polluted.
Chennai was first known as madras. The word madras comes from the letter Madrassapattinam, which was kept by the Cholas who were living there before. It is one of the important for the Britishers as it was the only good port on the east. There was confusion in the name when the people joined up their settlements.
Culture and Attitudes - The culture at this place is really unique and special. The culture is so good that foreigners coming from all over the country loved to change their culture to this Tamil culture. Recently there was a big festival conducted promoting the language of Tamil to which there were people from all over the world who attending that fest. The history is also the major reason for the culture of Tamilnadu to be great. The Dravidians lived at this place for a long time and have left their imprints in this place. Finally the Tamil film industry, today reached the level of Hollywood. All these make this place special.