CHENNAI--- The Colorful City

About Chennai

General Information

Chennai ( Madras) is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Located on the coromandel coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is a major commercial, cultural, economic and educational center in South India.Chennai's economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare sectors. As of 2012, the city is India's second largest exporter of Information technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services.


Climate

Chennai has a tropical wet and dry climate. The city lies on the thermal equator and is also on the coast, which prevents extreme variation in seasonal temperature. The weather is hot and humid for most of the year. The hottest part of the year is late May to early June.Historically, Chennai has relied on annual monsoon rains to replenish water reservoirs, as no major rivers flow through the area. Chennai has a water table at 2 meters for 60 percent of the year.


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It is rich in culture and tradition.....

Culture

Chennai is a major center for music, art and culture in India.The city is known for its classical dance shows. Chennai is also known for Bharatha Natyam, a classical dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu and is the oldest dance form of India. An important cultural center for Bharata Natyam is Kalakshetra, on the beach in the south of the city.