Madras, as this quaint city of South India is still addressed by many, has been rechristened as Chennai in tune with its ancient name. What was originally an outpost of British Raj until 1773, Madras then went on to become the seat of power in South India.
Over the decades, Madras continued to maintain its pride of place as the capital of Tamil Nadu - the bastion of dravidian culture, a growing metropolis that is seeing the influx of many industries and MNCs, a city that boasts of traditional agraharams standing cheek by jowl with high rise apartments.
Chennai city is one of contrasts - On the one hand you can still savor piping hot filter coffee and listen to the strains of the Suprabhatam while on the other you can take in the coolest pubs and entertainment multiplexes.
Allow us to familiarize you with different aspects of this ancient city - Understand its rich history, take in the sights and sounds, find out the best places to shop and dine out! We bring you interesting articles on the trials and tribulations of living in Chennai, be it the water shortage or the chaotic traffic or the year-long summer.
Whether you are looking for train timings or flight schedules, whether you are looking for best land deals or sparkling cars, Madrasi.info is geared to bring it all. Check us out for the latest happenings, shopping offers, interesting tidbits and useful city information.