Chennai Airport near Hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai is just three kilometers from the Anna International and Kamaraj Domestic terminals at Chennai Airport, which means you can be off the plane and in your room in no time. The hotel boasts an ideal location seven kilometers from the shopping and commercial areas and near attractions like the Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society Chennai. During your stay at this accommodation in Chennai, be sure to explore the rich history of India at the Government Museum, Anna Centenary Library–Asia’s largest library–and Fort Museum, which houses ancient documents and art. Then unwind in the spa or with a workout in the fitness studio.
The East India Company established its presence in southern India on the Bay of Bengal in 1639 with the establishment of Fort St. George. The city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, grew up around the fort area. It now serves as the capital of Tamil Nadu and is the fourth largest city in India, with over six million inhabitants. It sprawls over a large area yet, in spite of recent industrial growth, seems less congested than other large Indian cities. Its role as a trade center is furthered by rail, road, and air connections in addition to its seaport. It presents both modern and traditional charm, its many British influences juxtaposed with Tamil-Hindu traditions. The Tamil Nadu government uses Fort St. George today, and within the compound is a museum holding many remembrances of the East India Company and the British period.