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This city is best described as the city of contrasts. Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and was previously known as Madras before being renamed. The city is located along the coast and boasts of having the world’s second largest beach. There are quite a few airlines that fly to Chennai from London Heathrow such as Lufthansa, British Airways, Air India, SriLankan Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates. The average duration for the flight is 10 hours.
Visitors who arrive in Chennai will be greeted by a warm and friendly welcome from the locals. Chennai is the main transport hub in the region and it mainly consists of semi urban villages that are built alongside modern and elegant buildings.
Festivals taking place at this destination provide opportunity for visitors to sample the very best of Indian culture, cuisine and hospitality. The city hosts the popular Dance Festival, which takes place at Mammalapuram in early December. The festival features traditional dance performances and is regarded as one of the popular dance festivals in India.
The Vellankani festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in the city. The event pays homage to a group of Portuguese sailors who were rescued from a violent storm by what is believed to be divine light.
One of the famous events that take place in the city is the International Film festival that usually takes place in December and features a number of local and international celebrities.