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Big, busy and full of colour, Chennai is a fantastic place to experience southern India. The Tamil culture dominates the region, but the city is a melting pot of residents and visitors from all over the country and the world. History and modernity both have their appeals in Chennai, remembered by some as the colonial Madras.
The long coastline of sandy beaches is a jewel in the city's crown - at 12 kilometres long, Marina Beach has space for everybody. The temples, churches and mosques of Chennai are a spiritual experience not to be missed, particularly the stunning Kapaleeswarar Temple which is said to date to the 8th century. Foodies will delight in the Tamil cuisine and the wide range of vegetarian delicacies on offer, while others might enjoy the strong music and dance scenes.
Cruise destinations from Chennai
A cruise departing Chennai heads out into the Bay of Bengal, and is well-placed to visit exciting Southeast Asia ports as well as other coastal cities in India. The Andaman and Nicobar islands are a popular cruising ground, with some spectacular places to visit and a bustling port at Port Blair. Well known cruise lines which pass through the area on international or world cruises include Royal Caribbean, Princess cruises, cruises with P&O and Celebrity cruises.
Chennai cruise port
Cruise ships coming in to Chennai dock at the Port of Chennai in the Ambedkar Dock, where there is a modern passenger terminal with lounges, air conditioning, duty free shops and customs facilities. Taxis are available from the terminal.
The port is around 6 kilometres from the centre of town, and right next to the Chennai Beach Railway station. Chennai International Airport is 25 kilometres away, around an hour's drive or train ride.