Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is a 369-year-old city
and the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is the biggest commercial center in South
India and a major city in the context of Indian history, politics, culture,
education and much more. It is considered one of the worlds fastest growing
cities, and also has the longest beachfront of any municipality in the world;
quite the combination! Today it is considered as a musical, artistic, and
cultural hub of South India and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Rent a car from Zoomcar self driven cars and arrive in Chennai with ease! The best way to get there is via AH43/NH7. Follow this road until you reach AH45 and take it to Harrington Road. Continue to follow Harrington Road until you reach your destination. The entire trip is roughly 350KM and should take about 6 hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Chennai however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Chennai in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
order to get the most out of your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you
have the freedom to explore Chennai as you please. No need to negotiate with
rickshaw drivers or walk for kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you
Here are some places nearby Chennai:
Marina Beach: This 12km long beach is the 2nd longest urban beach in the world. Perfect for long walks, it is also a favorite of the locals who live in Chennai. Make sure to pick up some “Sundal” and eat it as you walk along the beach!
Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas: located on Santhome High Road, this church is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Chennai. Famous for its Shrine of St. Thomas, there are only two other churches in the world built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ. Visiting this amazing church while you are in Chennai is a must!
Arinjar Anna Zoological Park: Open from 9am-6pm except for on Tuesdays, this park is located on the outskirts of Chennai. This Zoo actually holds the title of the “First Zoo in India”, and is one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. There are over 170 different species of Mammals, birds, and reptiles in this park. Lion safari vehicles, elephant rides, battery operated vehicles are all available as well!
Insiders Tip: Make sure to visit Sandy’s Chocolate Emporium for the best chocolate and sweets in India!!!
The best time to visit the Chennai is from November to February.