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CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

o Goethe-Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan) No.4 5th Street, Rutland Gate, Nungambakkam. Ph: 28331314

o Inko (Indo-Korean) Centre

o Aboo Fun Land

112 And 113, OIinthamani Vinayagr Koil Street, Ramakrishna Nagar, Alwarthirunagar. Ph: 66751554

o Blur @ Sathyam Cineplex

51, Near O>ennai I<aliappa Hospital, 6th Main Road, Raja Annamalai Puram. Ph: 24361224

8,Thim-vi-ka Road, Royapettah. Ph. 42244224

o Russian Centre Of Science

29/14, Near Bharath School, 1st floor, Kamaraj Avenue 2nd Street, Adyar. Ph: 420S47l7

& Culture

74, Behind o.ola Sheraton Hotel, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet. Ph:

24990050

AMUSEMENT PARKS

o Dash-n-Splash

o Dfuze Gaming Lounge

o The Den Gaming Lounge No.1, 6th lane opposite shastri nagar water tank, Shastri Nagar, Adyar. Ph: 42150882

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Wired Get Hooked 8/'lJJ, 4th Street, Rutland Gate, KNK Road, Nungambakkam. Ph: 45038512

ART GALLERIES

o Akshara Creations

3/426, Near Vasan Eye Care, Pandiyan ~ NeelankaraiPalavakkam. Ph. 66591627

o Elite Gameplex

o Apparao Galleries

234 1st &: 2nd Floor, R K Mutt Rd, Mylapore. Ph: 9176452744

7, Wallace Garden, KNK Road, Nungaambakkam. Ph.28332226

o Fun City

o Ayya Art Galleries 33, Woods Road, Anna Salai

103/1, Mevallur KuPPam Village, Sriperambadur Taluk, Ph: 91356200

O>ennai Citi Centre, RK Sala~ Mylapore. Ph: 43533496

o Kishkinta

o Game Dhaba Game Lounge

o C P Art Centre

677, Near Leo Matriculation School, East Main Rd, Anna Nagar West. Ph: 66591641

1 Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 24341778

82, Varadarajapuram, Darkas WardI!, NearTambaram, Ph: 22512001

o MGM Dizzee World

o Pandora Ampa Skywalk

1/74,East Coast Road, Muttukadu. Ph: 27472129

Mall

o Queensland Amusement

(2ndfloor), Nelson Manickam Rd., Aminjikarai. Ph: 42082111

Park Bangalore Trunk Road, Palanjur, PoonamaIJee. Ph: 26811124

o VGP Universal Kingdom VGP Golden Beach, East Coast Road, Injambakkam.

Ph. 9282150077

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GAMING ARCADES

o Q Fun And Bowling Ramee Mall, 2nd Floor, Anna Salai, Teynampet. Ph: 66245219

Ph: 42158062

o Cherian Bros Art Gallery 2, B Yamini Appartments, Opposite To Pheonix Mall, No. 153 Velachen Main Road, Velacheri. Ph: 66420406

o Cholamandal Artists' Village ECR, Injambakkam. Ph: 24490092

o Rage - The Gaming Lounge

o Fine Arts Gills

13251st Floor, 18th Main Road, Anna Nagar West. Ph: 9884331422

54/231st Block, Gnana Vinayagar Koil Street, Arumbakkam. Ph: 9003290478


A-l/3, Kushkumar Road, Off Nungambakkarn High Rd, Nungambakkam. Ph: 44117575

o Dream Destinations Old No-19/10, New No-90/10, Sardar Patel Road, Adayar. Ph: 65667728

o Fine Yatra Tours &: Travels 3 Jothi Ramalingam Street, Bakthavatchalapurarn, Avadi. Ph: 66209454

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K Visa &: Travel Services

83, Sapthagiri Appartment, T T K Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 24992448

Ph: 26650707

o Lions Club of Central

o Parveen Travels

Madras Mount Road, Anna Salai. Ph: 9840818802

39/16, Behind BSNL Office, 1st Main Road, Shastri Nagar, Adyar. Ph: 24401412

o Madras Boat Dub

o Shakthi Tours &: Travels

2, Boat Oub Road 3rd Avenue, Raja Annamalai Purarn. Ph: 24353190

47, Desabandhu Plaza, Whites Road, Royapettah. Ph: 28513377

o Madras Flying Dub Civil Aerodrome, Chennai Airport, Meenarnbakkam, Ph: 22561709

o Presidency Dub Fairlawns, 51, Ethiraj Salai. Ph: 28226881

o Rotary Club Of Madras 158, Rayala Towers, Anna Salai, Ph: 28591020

o Royal Madras Yacht Club Spring Heaven Warf, The Harbor, Chennai. Ph: 25361713

o The Thyagarayanagar Social Club 1, Near Panagal Park, Nageswaran Road, T. Nagar. Ph: 24342223

TRAVEL AGENTS

o Akshaya India Tours &:

Travels â&#x20AC;˘ DC-8

Armenian St, Parry's Comer, George Town. Ph: 25386223

o Ashta Lakshrni Temple o Church of Our Lady of Light

o Nax Travels

o Madras Cricket Club

o Armenian Church of Virgin Mary

o Macro Hawk Flight Travels

No. 27, Tana Street, Purasawalkam.

1, Bells Road, Chepauk. Ph: 28523976

o Annai Velankanni Church

Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar Ph: 24911246

343, Munoth Centre, Near Dl Police Station, 2nd Floor, Triplicane. Ph: 28528585 No. 27, PSK Booshanam Mahal, No. 127100 Feet Bye Pass Rd, Velachery. Ph: 42022244

8, Adyar Gate Club Road, R A Puram. Ph: 24320727

RELIGIOUS SHRINES

Near Beach Seashore, Besant Nagar Ph: 24466777

o Madras Travels &: Tours

o Madras Club

o World Travels &: Tours 76 / 75 A, Ellaiamman Koil Street Vannanthurai, Adyar. Ph: 45510100

Luz Church Rd, Mylapore. Ph: 24992568

o ISKCON Temple Hare Krishna Land, Near VGP Golden Beach, Bhakthi Vedanta Swamy Road, Akkarai. Ph: 24530922

o Kapaleeshwarar

Temple

North Mada Street, Mylapore. Ph: 24641670

o Makkah Masjid 822, Mt Rd, Anna Salai, Triplicane. Ph: 42141333

o Marundeeswarar Temple

o Smile Self Drive Cars

Mettu Street, Sannadhi St, Lalitha Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur. Ph: 24410477

076, Near Water Tank, TVS Colony 44th Street, Anna Nagar West. Ph: 66753955

19/38, Santhome High Road, Mylapore. Ph: 24985455

o South Tours And Travels

o San Thome Basilica o Shore Temple

27 / 11 Montieth Mansions, Montieth Road, Egmore. Ph: 66590319

Mahabalipurarn

o Sri Om Travels

Gandhi Nagar, 2nd Main Road, Adayar. Ph: 24412529

Old #l42-Al, New #60, Habibullah Road, T.Nagar. Ph: 28341093

o Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple o St. George's Cathedral

o Sri Vaari Travels

Cathedral Road, Chennai. Ph: 28114261

No. 131, Shop No.8, Jain Bhavan, Pondy Bazaar, T Nagar. Ph: 44117575

Peters Rd, Peters Colony, Thousand Lights.

o Thomas Cook G4, Eldorado Building, No. 112, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. Ph: 64549212

o Trinity Tours &: Travels 5, Purasavakkarn High Rd, Kllpauk. Ph: 9841034466

o Thousand Lights Mosque o Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam Temple 50 Venkatanarayana Road, T. Nagar. Ph: 24343535

o Vadapalani Murugan Temple N Mada St, Vadapalani. Ph: 24836903


5***** o The Leela Palace Chennai Drawn from the inspiratiem ofOJettinati Dynasty, the architecture of the hotel exudes regal opulml% and is the first and only sesifrontft-sliu hotel in Olennai. Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar, Phone: 91 44 33661234, No. of Rooms: 305

o The Gateway Hotel First cJwice jiJr smmt traoelJers seeking crisp, hossk-/ru, and contemporary experimÂŁes em the IT Erpressway 309, Old Mahaba1ipuram Road, Ratha Tek Meadows Road, Sholinganallur, Phone: 91 44 66802500 No. of rooms: 204

o ITC Grand Chola Experience an era ofmagnifil%nl% and grandeur ofSouthern India's Golden Age in ITC Grand ChoIa which "'Presses the glory ofthe Chola Dynasty in a modem retelling. 63, Mount Road, Guindy, Phone: 91 4422200000, No. of Rooms: 600

o Taj Coromandel Offering afusitm ofrich, South Indian design cues and classic European elegance, the Taj Cmomandel is a welaJming spot jiJr both business and leisure. â&#x20AC;˘ D(-10

37, Mahatma gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 44 66002B27, No. of Rooms: 212

o Hyatt regency Chennai Luxurious aa:ommodaliDn, diverse euent spat%S spread across multiple 1erJo1s, splendid recreaticm facilities including spa, filmss I%ntre and pool makes this the perfect destinatiem jiJr all business meetings, sociaJ gatherings and euents. 365, Anna Salai Teynampet, Phone: 91 44 61001234, No. of Rooms: 327

o Taj Club House Equipped with stale-<if-the-<lrt tedrnowgy, amenities and world class restaurants, Taj Oub House is the perfect destinatiem jiJrfumities and corporate clients to host conferenl%S and get togethers in luxury and comjiJrt. 2, Oub house road, Anna SaIai, Phone: 91 44 66313131, No. of Rooms: 229

o Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers One ofthe finest living and dining destinaticms and lemg standing iconic landmark ofOlennai pampers you with their renowned butler and concierge services. TI'K Road, Alwarpet, Phone: 9144 24994101, No. of Rooms: '1B7

o Le Royal Meridien 240 rooms, 12 meeting spaces, restaurants serving Indian, Cemtinental, Olinest, SE Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, and spacious pubs with dance floors truly blends businesss with leisure 1,GSf Road, St. Thomas Mount. Phone: 9144 22314343, No. of Rooms: 240

o Hilton Chennai Convieniently kJcated within a 15 minute drive from the airport and the Olennai Trade Centre, Hilton is fuIIy equipped with a business I%nter, Awardwinning cuisine with jive restaurants and bars including 24-hour cafi 124/1,100 feet Road, Ekkaduthangal, Phone: 91 44 22255555, No. of Rooms: 204

o Vivanta by Taj Connemara Olennai city's emly heritage hotel, built in 1854 is now infused with afresh new vibe that complements tratlitiem 2, Binny Road, Anna Salai, Phone: 91 44 66000000, No. of Rooms: 150

o The Trident The closest luxury hotel near the airport with a wide choil% ofwellness and recreation facilities to unwind after a busy day. 1/24, GST Road, Meenambakkam, Phone: 9144 22344747, No. of Rooms: 167


There are several local festivals that are held around the year to celebrate the village Gods, the most prominent among them is mayana kollai (raiding tombs) that happens during the Mahashivaratri. In this ceremony, people dress up as Gods and take up a possession to the graveyard where they offer food to the deities.


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AIwarpet, Phone: 91 44 42316464, No. of Rooms: 10

of the Bay ofBengal, to rejuvenate your mind and body

o Crescent homes

Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuraxn, Phone: 9144 27442240, No. of Rooms: 68

77/34, lind Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Phone: 91 44 45504455, No. of Rooms: 24

o Deshna home Stay 3, lSD Nagar, 1st Main Road, Arumbakkam, Phone: 9884548314, No. of Rooms: 8

o Frangi House 6B, Nawab Hahibullah Avenue, 1st Street, Nungambakkam, Phone:91 44 43084694, No. of Rooms: 8

o Mamalla Beach Resort Take catamaran rides with local fishermen, dine under the casuarinas trees, enjoy a beach barbeque, or just stroll along the shore in this impressive resort 8, Kovallam Road, ECR, Mamallapuraxn, Phone: 9144 27442875, No. of Rooms: 35

o MGM Beach Resort

o HanuReddy

Enjoy a day in the city's most cherished theme park and spend the night at their beach side resort right next to it

41/19, Poes Garden, Phone: 91 44 24661021, No. of Rooms: 31

1/74, Ee&, Muttukadu, Phone: 9144 39102400-99, No. of Rooms: 86

o HanuReddy 6A/24, Wallace Garden, 3rd st Nungaxnbakkam, Phone: 91 44 45038413, No. of Rooms: 13

o Niketana 17, Sathya Narayana Avenue, Boat Oub, Phone: 91 44 42111838, No. of Rooms: 21

o Somerset

o MGM Eastwoods Unwind at the luxurious suites and deluxe cottages that create an oasis of calm, nestling amidet lush landscaped gardens and swaying palm fronds 1/240, Ee&, Injambakkam, Phone: 9144 24490660/990, No. of Rooms: 20

o Radisson Temple Bay Unwind in Mamallapuram at this luxurious resort that's the closest to the

World Heritage site - The SIwre Temple Ee&, Mahabalipuraxn, Phone: 9144 27443636, No. of Rooms: 144

o Indeco Leisure Resort Experience a unique bullock cart ride by moonlight to view the monolith sculptures at this luxury boutique Iwtel that also houses" The Steve Borgia Indian Heritage Museum II Shore Temple Road, Mahabalipuram, Phone: 9144 27443914/15, No. of Rooms: 36

o VGP Beach Resort Cherish some memorable golden moments in Chennai's c1wicest resort to lounge away your Iwliday in the sprawling beach and the calming ebb of waves Ee&, Injambakkam, Phone: 9144 24491446, No. of Rooms: 44

o Shelter Beach Resorts Pristine privacy, extreme security and stupendous service, is guaranteed at the Shelter resorts that truly shelters its customers in elan 275, Near Crocodile Park, East Coast Road, Mahabalipuraxn, Phone: 9144 27472424, No. of Rooms: 42

94, Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, Santhome, Phone: 91 44 71000071, No. of Rooms: 187

o The Lotus 15, Burldt Road, T.Nagar, Phone: 9144 24337979, No. of Rooms: 39

o Velacity 6&7, Ramagiri Extn, Opp TCS, Taramam velachery Link road, Phone: 9144 43213838/3939 No. of Rooms: 34

RESORTS

o Golden Bay Resort Escape the routine and enjoy a vacation in Chennai's first backwater resort that's also hame to the city's first floating restaurant Ee&, Koovathur, Phone: 91 44 30985555, No. of Rooms: 34

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Antique Classical Furniture, Custom Crafted Fine Furniture

103-104, 2nd Link St, Nehru Nagar, I<ottivakkam, (Off OMR, Near Sun DirecO, Chennai - 600 041 Telephone: 2454 0435. Mobile: 98409 94939 www.indika-antique.com I info@indika-antique.com


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Amaravathi

Enjuy the traditional rice with podi n ghee made the typical Andhra style 14, Karapakkarn, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Phone: 91 9566188814

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Daksbin

Subtly fllWoured dishes and a unique Iyer Trolley to seroe small adnis, banana fllWOured dosais and the ubiquitous kunni paniyarams Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, TIK Road, Alwarpet, Phone: 918144191807

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Daksbin Spice

Relish the spicy Andhra cuisine with their authentic Veppudu (spicy stirfry) and Pulusu (curry gravies) dishes in veg &non-veg 21/45, KB Oasan Road, Opposite SIET College, Alwarpet, Phone: 91 7305886015

D Palki Famous for its Hyderabadi Ohum Biriyani, Palki also seroes Kerala, Tandoor and Chinese delicacies 1, Cathedral Road, Gopalapurarn, Phone: 9144 28117000

D Samudra A fine dining restaurant that serves South Indian delicacies and a special catch ofthe day that is custvmized as per order with a elwice ofcooking style and marinade

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Trident, 1/24, GST Road Meenambakkam, Phone: 91 9543315071

5, Dev Apartments, 1st Main Road, KB Nagar, Adyar, Phone: 91 44 43548633

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One-stop destination for a varied spice fare from all the Southern states at reasonable rates and a decent ambience 25/3, East Mada Street, Tiruvanmiyur, Phone: 91 44 42043927

An all out ethnic Indian fine dining restaurant offering a range of delicacies from across the kitchens ofIndia GRT Grand, 120, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraja Road, T.Nagar, Phone: 91 8695259859

BENGALI D KoIkataQ A dine-in restaurant that is famous for its Thali meals mainly during Ourga Puja 47, Ganga International Hotel, Bazullah Road, T Nagar, Phone: 91 44 28141340

DPetuk Taste their lip-smacking' Chingdi macher malai curry' (prawn Malai curry) that makes people come backfor

more. 4/991-A, Kotivakkam Post, Opposite Waves Mall, OMR, Phone: 91 9789826262

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The Bayleaf

The place tv go when you crlWe for some soft parathas and subtly fllWoured Macchi curry 14, 6th Street, Gopalapuram, Phone: 91 44 28114557

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A well-kncmm elwin ofrestaurants famous for their Biriyani and Karaikudi Chicken Masala

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Copper Point

Jakob's Kitchen

SlWour the long forgotten Vetrilai Poondu Saadham, Mannpaani Meen Kulambu, KadiJlpattinam Meen Varuval, and Uppu Kari cooked tv perfection 28/18, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 7667193875

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Kaaraikudi

A famous chain ofChettinad restaurants famous for its Spl Chettinadu Meals and Sunday specials 118/ 84, Dr Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 44 28111893

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Only exclusive stop to relish over 12 varieties ofaapams accompanied with spicy chettinad gravies and curries. 1%, Near Chrompet Bus Stop, GST Road, T.Nagar, Phone: 91 9551555222

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The Raintree

Kuruvapillai Yera (Curry-leaff/IWOured Praums), Kozhi Melagu Chettinad (Pepper Chicken), and the unique chutney n pickle trolley truly define Chennai's deep rooted cuisine at the Vivanta by Taj Connemara, 2, Binny


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for corporate clients and business travellers to enjoy some exotic Ozinese delicacies after a business meet Fortune Select Palms, 142, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Thoraipakkam, Phone: 91 44 39884444

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Shogun

An Indo-Chinese budget restaurant on Chennai's IT Corridor that will leave your tummy and walletfeeling full with their all-you-can-eat buffet 14, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Opposite TCS, Karapakkam Phone: 9144 24500711

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Wangs Kitchen

Delicious and healthy Chinese food at aptimal value for money; must try the Kung Pao Chicken, Chicken Schezwan Rice, Shredded Mutton with Chilli Sauce, and Fried Ice cream 151, G 7, Gee Gee Emerald, Village Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 44 39253925

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Golden Dragon

A grand dining restaurant with exotic menu options featuring dim sums, live crabs, Pan-fried noodles, Cantonese style steamed fish and an exclusive Tea Bar to conclude afine meal Taj Coromandel, 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 44 66002827

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KimLing

A pocket-friendly chinese eat-<Jut with humble staff and tasty food; their Chicken Lollipop & Dragon Chicken deserves special praise for its saucy jlmJour AC 2, 4909, Teja Towers Basement, 2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar, Phone: 91 44 2620%09

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Mainland China

Try the Chicken Taipei, Crispy Corn, Lamb in Pepper Sauce, and Singapore Prawns and you will definitely go back again for more 144/145, Hotel Tulip, Arona Complex, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 9543010084

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Oriental Blossom

A fine dining Chinese restaurant that specializes in Szechwan Cuisine with a live Teppanyaki grill floor with comfortable seating around it Hotel Radha Regent, 171, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Inner Ring Road, Arumbakkam, Phone: 91 44 66778899

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Oriental Pavillion

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Wonton

Chilly Lamb, Phuket Fish, Dragon Praums, and Crispy Fried Vegetables are the unanimous clwices for guests of this reputed outlet 61, 3rd Main Road, Kaslhurba Nagar, Adyar, Phone: 91 44 42117041

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Drizzle

A wide range ofcuisines serve by well trained Chef and relaxed ambiance with a beach side lounge rejoice your thoughts and they also provide superb quality hookahs. 2/632, Sultan AInned Street, Neelangarai East Coast Road, Ph: 32219966

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StarRock

Enjoy dishes from all over the world, while you sip some oftheir signature cocktails, shooters n flaming shots The Spring Hotel, 11, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 918144004302

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Tangerine

A quaint restaurant apt for quiet romantic dinners to go along with their

scrumptious salads, steaks, sizzlers, pasta, and desserts 5, Murrays Gate Road, Alwarpel, Phone: 91 44 42110888

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The Pasta Bar Veneto

Find a lavish variety ofpastas, lasagnas, and pizzas, skilfully cooked to perfection, blended with subtly flavoured spices and seasonal vegetables; their Mud Pie and Tiramisu are definite showstoppers 32/59, Burkit Road, T Nagar, Phone: 91 8144914782

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Vasco's

A very popular Chinese restaurant with excellent food & service to please your palate

An all-day dining restaurant with an innovative global cuisine, and a relaxed ambience, come together with superb views of the city, to ensure the ultimate dining experience

The Residency, 49, GN. Chetty Road, Opposite Vani MahaI, T Nagar, Phone: 91 9543236578

Hilton, 124/1, IN Salai, Ekkadulhangal, Phone: 91 44 22255555

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Relish the Moroccan Veg Tangine, Mexican Grilled Cajun Chicken, American Steak Burger, European Mushroom Pie, and our very own Tandoori platter all under one roof 13/33, Shafee Mohammed Road, Opposite To Apollo Children's Hospital, Nungambakkam Phone: 91 8144051691

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CicIo Cafe

A relaxed andfriendly environment with simple cafe food that aims to bring back nostalgic memories ofthe olden cycling days in this cycle themed cafe. 33/47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chitta Nagar, Kotturpuraro, Adyar, Phone: 91 44 4204 8666

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Dewberry's

An outdoor resto cafe with a menu that's a colourful medley offlavours across the globe; enjoy barbeques, sizzlers, pastas, and their signature dish - Fruit/ettes 6/29, Rajasekaran Street, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 44 28473439

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Basil

An elite restaurant that serves Serbian/Ballam cuisine complemented with typical Mediterranean and Italian fare; The Icelander Mousse and Ballam platter are brilliant 58A, Habibullha Road, T Nagar, Phone: 91 9543603355

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Cilantro

Bacon wrapped scallops, chicken pita sandwich, steak burger, ricotta lasagne, grilled lamb chops, and grilled salmon are house favourites at Cilantro Le Royal Meridien Hotel, 1, GST Road, Kalhlpara, Phone: 91 7305978741

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Citrus Cafl'!

Open 24-hrs and located in the city's arterial Sardar Patel Road, this restaurant offers a lavish buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving Indian and International cuisine Lemon Tree Hotel, 72, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Phone: 9144 44232323

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Apart from the bird sanctuary housed here, one can see the Dutch influence of a bygone era in its dilapted fort, church ruins and a cemetery. The fort dates back to 1609 while the cemetery was structured in 1622. The huge mausoleums and graves inscribed by Dutch, carved with skeletons make for an interesting albeit eerie history lesson. Not a history buff? How about some bird-watching?

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17 & 18, Appaswarny Towers, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Phone: 9144 24335759

Radisson BLU Templebay, 57, Covelong Road, East Coast Road (ECR), Mamallapuram, Phone: 91 8144086107

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NewTown

Well-known ~ serving some sizzling Malaysian street ~d and Fusian cuisine with elaberate mrnu options and a relaxed ambience TI'K Road, Next To Levi's Store, Alwarpet, Phone: 91 44 43213333

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Night Queen

A rooftop fusion restaurant that blends Malaysian and Lebanese cuisine, with a spectacular aerial view ofSingara Chrnnai at night Vestin Park Hotel, 39, Montieth Road, Egmore, Phone: 91 44 28527171

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Aqua

A rooftop poolside bar and Mediterranean lounge, sets the perfect vibe ~ sprnding quality time with awesome~d

The Park, 601, Nungarnbakkarn High Road, Nungarnbakkam, Phone: 91 44 42676000 406, TI'K Road, Alwarpet, Phone: 91 4442138884

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ChapChay

Pick from an array ofAsian dishes or be your own chefand make your stirfries just the way you want them @ Chap Qury's do-it-yourselfstirfry station The Raintree, 120, St Mary's Road, Alwarpet, Phone: 91 44 42252525

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Crystal Jade

Combining authentic Asian cuisine from China, Thailand, Malaysia and Smg~ore~ratrue~obele~rnre

The Checkers Hotel, 30, Anna Salai, Little Mount, Saidapet, Phone: 91 44 43994399

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Her Name is Ming

Appreciate the mouth watering flavours and aromas ofthe finest fusion cuisine with stand-out dishes from China, Malaysia, and Bali Garlon Hotel, 25, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 44 28472211

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L'attitude 49

A beautifully landsc~ed sea side restaurant that offers the best of Malaysian, Indian and Continental cuisine 123, East Raja Street, Grand Bay Resort Kovelong Road, ECR, Mahabalipuram, Phone: 9144 27443060

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Nasi Kandar Pelita

Enjay age-old recipes deftly cooked to deliver traditional mouth-watering dishes that are part ofMalaysia's unique

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Azulia

Serving kitchen secrets from Malta, Israel, Southern Franre, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Greere, Italy, Turkey n Spain GRT Grand, 120, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraja Road, T Nagar, Phone: 91 7811%9347

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AzzuriBay

Fresh authrntic flavours ofChinese & Italian Mediterranean cuisine with Fresh Natural Gelato, Satay's, Dim Sums, Wood-fired Pizzas and much more 13, 1st Crescent Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Phone: 91 8754490250

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Lavash

The Hot & Cold Mezee Mixed Platter, Lamb Kofla, Sea~od Tagine, and Umm Ali will make sure that the guests come back ~r another visit 9, 3rd Floor, Oyster Building, Khader Nawaz Khan Road (KNK), Nungarnbakkam, Phone: 9144 42141144

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Seagull

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UpperDeck

Stylish restaurant that offers candlelit, alfresco dining with a superb selection of ~s that challrnge you to resist; not to ~get the lavish Champagne Brunch laid out every Sunday Vivanta by Taj Fishermanls Cove, Covelong Beach, Off East Coast Road ECR, Phone: 9144 67413388

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Bay146

A fun place to hang out with friends or ~ily with awesome ~d and deftly blended cocktails n mocktails The Savera Hotel, 146, RK Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 8695581602

o DCafe A vibrant cafe that offers Mexican and Italian cuisines with pizzas, sandwiches, brownies n muffins, mocktails, fizz drinks, hot n cold coffees n teas 35A, Bazullah Road, T Nagar, Phone: 91 44 28157786

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DonPepe

Serving Orennai some choicest Mexican delicacies ~r over 13 years now, their specialities include authentic Fajitas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Chimi Changas, and Buriltos 73, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Phone: 91 44 28110343

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Duchess Restaurant

Apart from Quesadillas n Enchiladas, the Grandmothers Sunday Roasted Chicken, Roast Leg ofLamb, and Baked Lobster Savannah are definitely worth the visit 84, Kaaraikudi Complex, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 44 28111128

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1's Five Two

A boutique hotel that serves Mexican, Italian, Continrntal, Orirntal n Indian cuisines along with an extensive beverage menu 80/29, 2nd Main Road, Near Cbamiers Road, RA Puram, Phone: 91 7667401109

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Kaidi Kitchen

Get afeel ofwhat it is to be behind bars

Take your pick from the buffet or sit beck and relish a mrnu specially designed by the chefs, to serve multi-euisine delights with Continrntal, Chinese and Indian

;) Delicious Mexican, Lebanese, Burmese, Thai n Italian veggie delights served in a jail set up

~ourites

20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Phone: 91 8695304900

Vivanta by Taj Fisherman's Cove, Covelong Beach, Off East Coast Road, ECR, Phone: 9144 67413353

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TheWharf Indulge in grilled meats, sea~d, delicate pastas and specially selected wine pairings, as you watch the sun set

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Newyorker

A simply one of the best vegetarian hangouts with quirky amblenre and reasonable prices. You can order Mexican, Italian and Indian dishes on


Design

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For me, Chennai is... Home - I felt that so deeply when i landed here after my wedding.

The best kid-friendly spot in Chennai Wish there were more, Sathyam was my top favourite with 'Magic hat'! Brilliant concept and effort. When am off work, I love to hangout at: Mostly home, otherwise at Amethyst or Chamiers My secret heaven in Chennai: Kipling cafe on ECR I can't imagine Chennai without The yummy steamy idlis ,ghee roast dosas ,filter kapi and sapaad - basically local food.

According to me, design has to '" originate from a deep underlying passion, reaching to the outer zones of comfort.

A must-have in a kid's room: Good natural light, loads of space, ample ventilation and happiness. My ideal weekend getaway My beach house or any good resort on ECR (perfect one is yet to come) If I could change something about

Chennai, I would... Otange the attitude of consumers My favourite Chennai celebrity and why: OMG toughest - right now, I am doing several celebrity / starlet rooms - they are such nice humans and am truly star struck with their attitude!


City

The best thing one can buy from

Restaurant that captures the Chennai

Victoria Technical Institute?

atmosphere perfectly?

Hand embroidered furnishing linen.

New Woodlands Hotel, Radhakrishnan Salai.

If a tourist had time to see only one

sight in Chennai, what would you

Best non-fiction book to chronicle

recommend?

Chennai?

Government Museum, Egmore, because

Madras Rediscovered, S Muthiah.

it showcases most aspects of South India's art and culture. One thing that has remained constant in Chennai for decades? The best restored heritage building? Senate House, Madras University.

The December Music Season.


coffees from Ecstasy while catching up on yaur favourite movie @ Sathyam

Cinemas 8, Sathyam Cinemas Complex, Thiruvika Road, Royapettah, Phone: 91 44 43920444

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Movenpick

Internationally reputed ice creams created hand crafted in the kitchens of fine Swiss restaurants is naw here in Chennai to steal your senses in scoops and waffle cones 53, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 44 28279300

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Nutmeg The Gourmet Shop

Walk in any time and enjoy oven fresh boulangerie, sandwiches, signature pastries, artisanal chocolates, and a clwice ofmilkshakes to satiate yaur sweet tooth ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy, Phone: 9144 49065272

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Snofield

Indulge in scoops ofcold stone ice creams in all flrroours topped with generous amounts ofsauce and nuts, apart from creamy shakes, and fresh fruit juices 1, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Phone: 91 44 28116416

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TrystCafe

A bakery store and caft that offers a clwice ofbreads, baguettes, quiches, sandwiches, c1woolate twists, danishes, cakes, tarts, and eclairs baked fresh troerydoy 14, Gem Court, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Phone: 91 9094844777

OUTDOOR SEATING o Above Sea Level Enjoy imported or domestic beverages with a selection oftasty continental entrees atop the 14th level rooftop restobar with stunning views of the city The Raintree, 120, St Mary's Road, Alwarpet, Phone: 91 44 42252525

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AnyTime

This 24 haur elite multi-cuisine

restaurant is a preferred social dining option for its extensive lunch n dinner buffet and elaborate menu offood a la carte GRT Grand, 120, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraja Road, T.Nagar, Phone: 91 7811895114

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Basera

An exotic lush garden restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese, and Continental food; fovaured for its unique huts on stilts 146, East Coast Road (ECR), Near Prarthana Cinema Hall, Vettuvankeni, Phone: 91 44 24492362

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BellaCiao

The city's first al fresco Italian restaurant with a tree hause to keep kids busy 4, Shri Krishna Enclave, Kottivakkam, Phone: 91 44 24511130

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BoardWalk

The elegant poolside grill restaurant that offers an open air terrace seating with Gazebos to catch some entertainment and enjoy grills with International beverages Ramada, Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road, Egmore, Phone: 91 44 30004777

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Burgundy's

Enjoy a wide spread ofWorld cuisines as yau launge in their terrace garden, seated under star lit skies 94, Somerset Greenways, Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, Santhome, Phone: 91 49001000

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CloudNine

A fine-dining rooftop restaurant with a spectacular view of the Chennai skyline, serving Indian, Tandoor & Chinese delicacies GLM Meridian Hotel, 80 A, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Salai, South Boag Road, T.Nagar, Phone: 91 7401010107

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Crimson Chakra

Sit in a shallow pool with a waterfall flowing in the background as yau relish signature dishes in Continental, North n South Indian cuisines

13, 1st Crescent Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Phone: 91 9677277900

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Food Village

Enjoy authentic Indian, Chinese n Tandoor recipes at their open garden restaurant with yourfriends n family for a memorable experience 2/181, East Coast Road, Injambakkam, Phone: 91 44 24490391

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High

Snack on yummyfinger foods, in the all new sky lounge by the pool that is Ohso-up above the sky so high! The Raintree, 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Phone: 91 7810978952

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Lydie's

Enjoy catch ofthe doy grilledfish with hamemade salads, Lydie's crabcakes, and much more seated either in Woven Bamboo Basket Boats, vintage woaden nylon clwirs, or bamboo sofa sets 2/196, Ruby Garden, East Coast Road (ECR), Muttukadu, Phone: 9144 27472602

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Minar

An alfresco zone leaving behind panoramic view ofthe city lights, this rooftop Mughalai and Awadhi restaurant elevate the atmosphere with meladious ghazals The Savera Hotel, 146, RK Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 7806920262

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NewTown

A Mnlaysian street food autlet with breezy lawn seating for casual dining 363, Injambakkam, Opposite VGP Golden Beach, ECR, Phone: 91 9176066866

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Piano

The largest multi cuisine buffet restaurant in the city with live stations and interactive Chefs will make your dining a pleasant experience The Savera Hotel, 146, RK Salai, Mylapore, Phone: 91 8695657708

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Shiraz Art Cafe Enjoy an intimate dining experience on the shares ofthe Bay ofBengal with some exotic Iranian delectable 27, Beach Road, Kapleshwar Nagar, Neelangara;' Phone: 91 9840572126

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The Crown

Enjoy the perfect candle-lit dinner under the stars in the city's highest rooftop restaurant with stunning views ofthe city's skyline, serving Indian and continental cuisine The Residency Towers, 115, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T.Nagar, Phone: 91 44 28156363

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Unwind Resto Cafe

A covered autdoor seating cafe that serves Russian, Continental, and Indian recipes; an overall good place to hang aut with friends 74, The lRCC Cafe, Russian Culture Centre, Kasturi Rangan Road, Gopalapuram, Phone: 91 9551098704

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Poison The Oteckers Hotel, 30, Anna Salai, Little Mount, Saidapet. Ph: 43994399

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o Poker Bar

DownTown Deccan Plaza, 36, Royapettah High Road, Royapettah. Ph: 66713333

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Durrant's Bar My Fortune Hotel, 10, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram. Ph: 28110101

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Elevate 4, Thirumalai PiIlai Road, T Nagar. Ph: 7812840335

o Fluid 3, Southern Crest, Venkatnarayana Road, T Nagar. Ph: 24313325

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Fuel The Pride Hotel, 216, E V R Periyar Sa1ai, Poonamalle High Road, Kilpauk. Ph: 43989898

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Gallop Bar Radisson Blu, 531, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount. Ph: 7667193742

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PUBSnBARS

o Hudson

Hyatt Regency, 365, Anna Salai, Teynampet Ph: 61001234

Harrisons HoteL 315, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam. Ph: 42222777

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o Anchor Bar Vivanta by Taj Fisherman's Cove, Covelong Beach, ECR. Ph: 67413354

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Bamboo Bar The Savera Hotel, 146, RK Salai Cathedral Road. Ph: 9543119821 DB-Bar

o Lava Bar Saara! Residency, 1/685, VaJayapathy Salai, Near MMM Hospital, Megappair. Ph: 9941099984

o LexusPub Benzz Park Hotel, 62, Thirurnalai PiIlai Road, T Nagar. Ph: 28159999

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Million Dollars - The Pub Ambica Empire Hotel, 79, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani. Ph: 7305767713

94. Somerset Greenways, Sathyadev

DMixx

Avenue, MRC Nagar, Santhome. Ph: 49001010

Hotel Forte!, 3, Gandhi Irwin Road, Egmore. Ph: 30242424

o Bike &: Barrel

o MoonVine Lounge Bar

The Residency Towers, 115, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Ph: 28156363

o Bliss Bar Grand Residence Hotel, 85/86, Areot Road, Ponu. Ph: 9%2539511

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BluHickey Bistro Radisson Blu, 531, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount. Ph: 7305339464

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Crystal Bar Hotel Ranjith, 15, MG Road, Nungambakkam. Ph: 28270521

o Crystal Bar Green Coconut Resort, 58/1, East Coast Road, ECR. Ph: 27472036

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Guinness D Bar BKR Grand HoteL 71, Usman Road, Off 21 & 22 Sarojini Street, T Nagar. Ph: 2432715

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BAY 146 Resto lounge SAVERAHOTEL,146, Dr.Radhakrishnan Road, Ph: 28114700, 9'710947363

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Ph: 24348440

Den Bar Hotel NRS Saldthyan, 42Thanikachalam Road, T Nagar, Ph: 24315919

JP Hotel, 1131, Inner Ring Road, Koyarnbedu. Ph: 66888000

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Mustang Bar Green Park Hotel, 183, NSK SalaL Areot Road, Vadapalani Ph: 66515151

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Nostradamus Fortune Select Palms, 142, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), OMR Ph: 39884444

o Opium The Hotel Royal Plaza, 3, E Road, Koyarnbedu. Ph: 23790066

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Paddington 132, O>amiers Road, Nandanam.

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Hotel Sbeiter, 19, Venkatesa Agrahararn Road, Mylapore. Ph: 49241919

o Recharge Bar Asiana Place Hotel, Phase ill, Zenith Building, Ascendas IT Park, CSIR

Road, Taramani. Ph: 66798888

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Stress Busters Sports Pub 65/5, Murugesan Naicker Complex, Grearns Road, Thousand Lights. Ph: 7601868787

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Studio Karaoke Bar Cine City Hotel, 28, 1st Main Road, United India Colony, Kodarnbakkarn. Ph: 9941416394 The Leather Bar The Park, 601, Nungambakkarn High Road, Nungarnbakkam. Ph: 42676000

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The Moon And Sixpence Hablis Hotel, 19, GST Road, Guindy. Ph: 22334000

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The Pirates Bar Esthe1l HoteL 1, Royal Enclave, Besant Avenue, Adyar. Ph: 7667883715

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The Society Bar Ambassador Pallava, 30, Montieth Road, Egmore. Ph: 28554476

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Touchdown 4/364 A, Palavakkam, ECR Ph: 9025770530

o Turf Pub Citrus, 35, Kaveri Nagar, Waterland Drive, Kottivakkarn Beach, Tiruvanmiyur, Ph: 24515435

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US 101- The Resto Bar GLM Meridian Hotel, 80 A, Otevalier Sivaji Ganesan Salai, South Boag Road, Nagar. Ph: 7401010107

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White House Bar Hotel Bhimaas, 1, Amman Keil Street, 100 Feet Road, Vadapalani. Ph: 24812481

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Winchester Bar Radisson Blu, 2, Ethiraj Salai, C-in-C Road, Egmore. Ph: 304lJ4444

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WXYZ (SM) Bar Aloft Otenna;. 102, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, OMR, Sholinganallur. Ph: 7305486236

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Zara Tapas Bar Cathedral Road, Gopalapurarn Ph: 28111462

o Zero Degrees Quality Hotel Sabari Classic, OMR, Navalur Ph: 47445030


LOUNGE BAR

o ArcotBar Trident, 1/24, GST Road, GST Road, Ph: 9543280846

o Blend

o Swirl

o Candy Club

The Gateway, 309, Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR),Sholinganallur. Ph: 66802500

Hotel Sakithyan, 42, Thanikachalam Road, T Nagar. Ph: 9600064411

o The Cheroot Malt 8< Cigar Lounge

Taj Oub House Hotel 2, Oub House Road, Anna Salai, Thousand lights. Ph: 66313131

ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy. Ph: 49065272

o Chipstead Taj CoromandeL 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road. Nungambakkam, Ph: 66002827

Le Royal Mericlien Hotel, 1, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount, !<athipara. Ph: 9543936596

o Distil Vivanta by Taj Connemara, 2, Binny Road, Egmore Ph: 66000000

o ElixirE Hotel 2nd Floor, Express Avenue Mall, Whites Road, Royapettah. Ph: 28463333

o The Dome o The Westminister Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, 111< Road, Aiwarpet. Ph: 8144132166

o Tranque bar ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy. Ph: 49065272

o High

o Urban Lounge

The Raintree, 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet. Ph: 7810978952

Hotel Centre Point, 286, Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Sholinganallur. Ph: 24509000

o I-Lounge Kohinoor Asiana Hotel, 1/238, Semmencherry, OMR. Ph: 67411000

o Library BluThe Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar, Santhome. Ph: 33661234

o Lobby Lounge The Leela Palace, Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar, Santhome. Ph: 33661212

o Havana The Raintree, 120, St Mary's Road. Aiwarpet. Ph: 42252525

o High Time GRT Grand, 120, Pondy Bazaar, Sir Thyagaraya Road,T Nagar. Ph: 7811891847

o Illusions The Madras Pub, 105, 1st Floor, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore. Ph: 7811050355

o Minus One 125

o Vintage Bank

o Waves Bar 8< Lounge

The Park, 601, Nungambakkam High Road,Nungambakkam. Ph: 42676000

Hilton, 124/1, IN Salai, Ekkaduthangal. Ph: 22255555 Ramada, Gandhi Irwin Bridge Road, Egmore. Ph: 30004777

o Willows

o Madera

The Raintree, 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet. Ph: 781000%23

NIGHTCLUBS

Lemon Tree Hotel, 72, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy. Ph: 44232323

o Escape Green Park Hotel, 183, NSK Salai, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Ph: 66515151

Hotel Park View, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam. Ph: 9551255110

The Westin, 154, Velachery Main Road, Velachery. Ph:22553366

o Slounge

o DublinSheraton Park Hotel & Towers, 111< Road, Aiwarpet. Ph: 8144209066

o 10 Downing Street

Kences Inn Boutique Hotel, 50, North Boag Road, T Nagar. Ph: 28152152

o Pasha DQBar Hilton, 124/1, IN Salai, Ekkaduthangal. Ph: 22255555

o Zodiac The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, 35, GN Chetty Road, T Nagar. Ph: 7810837044


MALLS

o Abirami Mega Mall The 1st family entertainment centre of south India that holds thematic cinema theatres with 100% reclining seats, an artificially created snow world, branded shopping outlets, and other modern amenities No 152, Purasaiwalkam High Road, Kilpauk, Ph: 9940066177

o Ampa Skywalk Enjoy a doy-out with over 19 different cuisines, hand-picked shopping outlets, 7 multiplex theatres, ice skating, a 7D movie, and have a restful night in their a 20 room boutique hotel No 1, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikara~ Ph 30249494

o Chennai Citi Centre Opened in 2006, the entry ofthis mall changed the shopping culture in Chennai to what it is now - an experience by itself! No 10 & 11, Dr Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Ph 28477882

o Express Avenue Mall South India's second largest mall, that houses 210 premium national and international brands, 3 leoels ofparking, afusion food court, 8 screen multiplex, and a luxurious business boutique hotel No 49/50 L, Near Oub House Road, Whites Road, Royapettah, Ph 28464703

o Phoenix Marketcity One ofthe biggest malls in the city spread over 1 million sq ft., features over 250 international and domestic retail

brands, a l1-screen multiplex cinema, Kids play zone, coffee shops, and restaurants No 142, Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Ph: 30083008

o The Forum Vijaya Mall A whole new family shopping experience with 100+ retail outlets, spacious food court, Chennai's largest hypermarket, 9 screen multiplex including Palazzo and IMAX, and a sprawling multi-level car parking system amongst many others No 183, NSK Salai, VadapaIani,

o Shoppers Stop A truly international shopping destination with unparalleled assortment ofleading international and national brands in clothing for men, women, and kids; accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, footwear; home furnishing and decor No 2, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Ph 28363355

o Westside

Ph: 7299012240

Explore endless possibilities in apparels for men, women, youth, and kids; exquisite range ofhand-crafted furniture and decor far your home

o The Grand Mall

No G50 Spencer Plaza, 769, Anna Salai, Ph 28490574

An enjoyable family entertainment and shopping experience with 5-screen multiplex, 4-lane bowling alley with kids play zone, trendy food destination, shopping outlets, and an exclusive Food Street

DESIGNER STORES

o Amaara

No 137, Velachery Tambaram Main Road, Velacher~ Ph: 9940166611

Contemporary tunics, dresses, salwar kameezes, kurtas and lehangas designed by Soorya Krishna and Vijayalakshmi Krishna, far the modern woman

DEPARTMENT STORES

No. 27/14 CV Raman Road, Alwarpet, Ph: 45000020

o Globus

DAmbrosia

Style yourselfwith a vast collection of apparels and accessories far men and women to keep up with the trending times

Truly a 'Melange ofall things chic' Ambrosia brings together a collection of women I s ethnic and party wear, shoes, bags, fashion jewellery, clothes, home furnishings and more

No 113/114, Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Ph: 28155058

o Lifestyle A one-stop shop for apparels, accessories, beauty, and fashion for men, women, kids and your home needs No 10 & 11, Dr Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Ph: 28477882

No. 31 Anderson Road, Nungambakkam, Ph: 28261213

o Amethyst A boutique that hosts a selection of Indian design across clothing, fine and costume jewellery, as well as accents far homefeaturing an array ofdesigners No. Whites Road, Royapettah,

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Village vistas Want to optfor a rural rendezvous, Discover Chennai tells you how:

Take an organized trail Check out the Country Roads trail by Storytrails that will take you to a village an hour away from Chennai. Get to know the world of paddy fields, ancient village temples, sacred groves and more. Timings: 7:30 AM to 4 PM. Call +919940040215 or +914445010202.


Fashion

Boutique with the most memorable

clothing, she is my go-to girl when it

ambiance?

comes to all things fashion.

Anokhi has interesting clothing and a nice ambiance with a cafe upstairs.

Outfits making a comeback in

Which age-old craftsmanship is being

Chennai? 80's fashion is back in chennai with the

revived now?

change to elbow and 3/4 blouse sleeve

Organic dyes and temple jewelry are making a comeback and not just in

length.

Chennai, internationally too!

Stores with the best saris with

Best places to get iconic Madras

readymade pleats? Surang has great readymade pleats.

outfits? For saris, it's T-nagar Nalli and Sundari silks The most innovative fashion

Best place for modern outfits in Chennai? Evolv is the one-stop shop for the chic Indian-inspired modern clothing.

entrepreneur in Chennai? Madhu and her clothing line 'Daraa' has amazing designs for western and Indian

Most intriguing fashion jewellery in Chennai? Malgudi has amazing funky jewellery


gamut ofready-to-wear Western and Indian apparel far men, women and kids, accessories and exotic fragrances No.l26, Nelson Manickam Road, Ph: 43582288, No. G49, F71, S36 Spencer P1aza, Anna Salai, Ph: 28498533

D PepeJeans A denim and casual wear jeans brand establisMd in London with gannent range far men, women, boys and girls No. Gl91 Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai, Ph: 43516797, No.4 Chennai Cili Centre, Dr Radha Krishnan Salai, Ph: 43577797, Ampa Skywalk, Nelson Manickam Road, Ph: 43300006, Anna Nagar, Ph: 26203953

DPlanetFashions One-stop solution far all the apparel needs of men with an exhausti". roll£ctions from Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, and Peter England No. Adyar, Ph 42115150, City Centre Mall, Ph: 28477771, Velachery, Ph: 42193784

D United Colors of Benetton

D Estilo A family gannent store that includes western wear, casuals and ethnic wear far men, women and kids at aJJvrdsbl£

prices No. 13, Radhakrishnan Nagar, Adyar, Ph: 9282124200, No. C1oo, 1st Avenue, Chitamani, Anna Nagar, Ph: 26210558

D Fashion Folks A stylish trending relJliJer far western wear, casual wear, fashion jewellery, jaotwear, aa:essories, selective Iwme th=, and curtains No. 19 Besant Avenue Road, Besant Nagar, Ph: 66427659

D Hi-Style

A chain of"",clusi". speciJJJty stores that prouides a truly inttrnatimIJJJ shopping erperiena with fashion and muture wear, footwear, and aa:essories far the entire jinrUly No.G1652, 2nd Avenue, Anna Nagar, Ph: 26220486

D Levis

Inventors of the blue jean since 1873, a global brand that is known far selfexpression and classic American cool No. 121/46 Dr RadhakrishnanSalai, Mylapore, Ph: 42327180, No. G-I09 Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai, Ph: 43516660, No. 508lTK Road, Alwarpet, Ph: 42031803, No. 19, 3rd Cross Street, K B Nagar, Adyar, Ph: 42115002

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o GKB Opticals India's largest eyewear store & sole authorized online retailer in India for over 60 brands, and offering over 5000 eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses No.A-11,New No.61, 2nd Avenue,Annanagar East, Near Roundtana, Ph: 26212071, No.45, C P Ramaswamy Road,Abhiramapuram, Alwarpet, Ph: 24984568, No. 61 3rd main road, Kasturaba nagar, Adyar, Ph: 24404771

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o Studio M49/1, Sunny Side, Next To Odyssey, Gandhi Nagar, 1 Street Main Road, Adyar. Ph: 66753579

o Thai Sabai Wellness Spa 15, 1st Floor, Above Subway Restaurant,S Th Avenue, Besant

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o Essential Unisex Salon And Spa No B 3 Eldorado Building, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam. Ph: 66582986

o Green Trends Beauty Parlour No.3, Door No.7, Jains Antariksha, Kodambakkam. Ph: 42193636

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o Page 3 Salon 19, Wallace Garden, Off KNK Road, 3rd Cross Street, Nungambakkam. Ph: 66751398

o Prana Spa &: Fitness Centre #1/238, Asiana Hotel, Near Sathyabama University, SholinganaIlur. Ph: 67411000

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