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Ask a local what he loves about Chennai and you'll be in for a surprise. He might not wax eloquent about the Marina (welcome to the second longest beach in the world) or the exquisite Pallava architecture (many of the city's temples date back to this 7th century period), or hold forth on the cultural capital of India. Chances are he might just shrug and declare simply, nonchalantly, "Everything"... MORE | City cricket profile

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    Courtyard

    Courtyard by Marriott (from Rs 5100) offers a good deal just a stone's throw away from Chepauk.

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    Courtyard

    Courtyard by Marriott (from Rs 5100) offers a good deal just a stone's throw away from Chepauk.

    Spring Hotel

    A new addition is Spring Hotel from Rs 3400), with its playful decor and a themed restaurant, just off Nungambakkam High Road.

    The Residency Towers

    The Residency Towers is also a favourite, located in the shopping district of the city (from Rs 6000).

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    The Taj hotels

    Taj Mount Road, less than 2km from the stadium, has awesome early bird discounts (from Rs 7500). Or hop across the road to the other Taj property, Connemara (Rs 6400), or opt for the centrally located Coromandel in Nungambakkam.

    The Park

    The Park (from Rs 11,100) is a premium boutique hotel that is centrally located.

    ITC Sheraton Park Hotel

    ITC Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers (from Rs 9500) is another luxurious option if you are willing to travel 5km to the stadium.

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    Getting around

    Public transport services are aplenty, with buses, autorickshaws, call taxis, suburban trains and the MRTS (Mass Rapid Transport System) plying till midnight. The suburban railway network is connected to 35 stations across the city, while the MRTS starts at the ...

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    Fog 25 °C | Fog

    If one could find fault with Chennai, it has to be its weather. The summer months are probably the most oppressive as temperatures shoot up to the 40s. Humidity too is at an all-time high so drink lots of water. Chennai is a bit more conservative than Delhi and Mumbai, so for women, it is best to avoid wearing very revealing clothing.

    Tips for Travellers
    The underrated MRTS overhead trains are extremely useful, especially for getting to the Chepauk stadium. The station is right next to the stadium.
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