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The building in honour of Lord Ripon- Ripon Building

The white historical building was built by Loganatha Mudaliar and it look 4 years to complete. The building was built in honour of Lord Ripon who was a Viceroy of British India for a short period but succeeded in winning the hearts of Indians. Lord Ripon was also known as the father of the local self-government.Read more.

The Pantheon Complex - Madras Museum

Madras museum is one of the best sightseeing place in Chennai that houses several ancient collections. Earlier the museum was located at Nungambakkam and later in 1851 it was shifted to its current location, Egmore. Madras museum is the second oldest museum while the Indian museum at Kolkata is the oldest.Read more.

Senate House- the vintage landmark of Chennai

Senate House is the living example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture which is perfectly blended with Byzantine architectural features. This remarkable architectural design was proposed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm. Senate House is located in Madras University Campus near Marina Beach, it is the most famous and well known landmark of Chennai. Read more.

Series 3: Treasure troves of Chennai

The amazing Chepauk Palace is spread across 117 acres of land and is built in Indo-Saracenic style which was completed during 1768. Chapauk palace was the residence of Nawab of Arcot which is now being used by the Public Works Department (PWD) and is also the office for the Revenue board.Read more.

Series 2: Treasure troves of Chennai

Madras High court is one among the first three high courts established in India. The Madras High Court is the second largest judicial building in the world while Courts of London bagged the first place. The architecture adopted is Indo- Saracenic style and was designed by J. W. Brassington.Read more.

Series 1: Treasure troves of Chennai

Chennai is the second largest city with several historical buildings. Historical buildings are about 200 years old. Chennai was the headquarters for the British. During the British rule, they constructed many buildings that they are still well maintained. These buildings are now being used as government offices, museums and for other government purpose. Read more.

Street food of Chennai

Chennai, when you hear this word the first thing which strike your mind is beaches. Chennai is not only well known for beaches and culture but also famous for street food. You can get a chance to munch hot ghee idlis, bajjis, sundal and much more finger licking dishes. Stay at Saibala Grand, the best hotel in Chennai near airport. Read more.

Series 4: Things to do when you are stuck in traffic

Can people survive a 11-day traffic jam? Yes, people in Beijing have spent 11 days in traffic in 2010. The traffic piled up for about 10 miles. This till date is the longest recorded traffic jam in the world. While the situation in Chennai is not that bad, but traffic congestions have now become a natural extension of our travel routine within the city. Here are some tips that can help you kill time in traffic.Read more.

Series 3: Things to do when you are stuck in traffic

Spending a weekend just turns out to be like a flash, but spending time in traffic is really very slow and boring. Follow our killer traffic tips and be benefitted. Try out these tips when you are stuck in a jam next time.Read more.

Series 2: Things to do when you are stuck in traffic

In our previous blog we shared few tips which you can try when you are stuck in traffic jam. Follow more of these tips to spend the time in a better way rather than getting frustrated. The next time you get stuck in traffic, park your vehicle and head to Saibala Grand- the best hotel in Chennai to enjoy a yummy delicious dinner or lunch.Read more.

Series 1: Things to do when you are stuck in traffic

Spending hours together in traffic is the worst thing but nothing can be done but it’s a daily routine for most of the people. Bumper to bumper experiences are quiet boring and it is very hard to pass the time.Read more.

Common travel mistakes that you should avoid

While you travel there are chances that you tend to make certain mistakes.  It’s common to make these mistakes, but simple tricks can help you avoid them. Sometimes certain mistakes can spoil your trip which can lead to disappointment and a waste of money. Know how to avoid your mistakes while you travel by following us on social media.Read more.

Series: Business travel tips

Travelling to new places can make you feel strange but exploring them during your business meets can help you gain knowledge. Travelling on a business trip for the first time can sound really exciting, but there are few tips which can help you on the way. Few more tips which helps you while you are travelling for a business trip.Read more.

Series: Business travel tips

For a stress free travel always try to move on with a positive attitude. Many people turn out annoyed and stressed when they miss their flight or if the flight is delayed. It is better to stay calm and relaxed as it will disturb the day’s schedule. Few more tips which helps you while you are travelling for a business trip. Read more.

Series: Business travel tips

Preparing for business meetings, scheduling appointments and packing your luggage in between them for a business trip can be really strenuous. Try to minimise the tasks and maximise the time in preparing for your presentations and other business tasks by following these business travel tips and tricks. Read more.

The 7th century temple in Chennai

The Chola dynasty existed for the longest time in South India. The Cholas excelled in religion, art and music. They constructed magnificent temples in and around South India. The Tamil dynasty have constructed beautiful temples in Chennai, one of them being Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvottiyur.Read more.

Ancient Temple of Chennai- Marundeeswarar Temple

The Marundeeswarar temple is located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai which is very close to the sea. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was expanded by the Cholas during the 11th century. The temple is widely spread across 1 acre land and houses a huge water tank as well.Read more.

Famous Jain temple in Chennai

Adeeswar temple is one of the famous Jain temple in Chennai which is dated back to the early 1st century. The temple is dedicated to Sri Rishabhadev or Adi Bhagvan. The temple is located in Polai village and is just 9km away from the main city. Valluvar’s who resided in Mylapore discovered this beautiful temple. Adeeswar temple is also known as Polai temple by the localites. Read more.

Ashtalakshmi temple in Chennai

The next beautiful temple to visit in Chennai is Ashtalakshmi Temple located near Besant nagar, very close to Elliot’s beach. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and other forms of her. It also houses shrines of different forms of Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesh, Lord Guruvayurappan, Lord Anjaneyar and many more. Read more.

Seek blessing at Arulmigu Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Does history interest you? Want to know more about ancient temples, the Pallavas, Cholas and Vijayanagar kings? Then you’re in for a treat. Here is some info about a few popular and historical temples in Chennai. Read more.

Must visit beautiful temples in Chennai

Chennai, the metropolitan city in south India houses many beaches, ancient building and amusement parks. Out of these Chennai is also a land of many beautiful historical temples. We will update you with a series of blog of the different beautiful ancient temples in and around Chennai. Read more.

Best shopping centres of Chennai

Are you good at bargaining? A shopaholic? Planning to add some new collections to your wardrobe? Shop at the best places of Chennai and increase your clothes and accessories which goes in hand with the latest trend. You can buy from the biggest shop to the local road-side shops at the best prices. Read more.

Guide For The Novice To Learn Tamil

Newbie to Chennai? Do you feel restricted and lost because of language barriers? We’re here to help. Join us on Facebook as we let you learn Tamil with us. We will share common words and phrases of Tamil that will help you find your way in the city. So join in and start learning a new language. Read more.

A visit to the crocodile bank at Chennai

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology is a reptile zoo and a herpetology research centre, the largest crocodile zoo in India. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust was started by the herpetologist Romulus Whitaker and his wife Zai Whitaker. They started this sanctuary to save reptiles which are very close to extinction and to protect endangered Indian crocodile species.Read more.

Savour the flavours of Chennai

The beauty of India is in its diversity. For instance, look at the diverse flavours in the cuisines of the country. A meal served in the North is completely different from the food served in the South. Hence we recommend that if you get a chance to travel through the country, indulge yourself in the local cuisine of each place. Whether you are travelling on business or leisure, local food can surely enrich your trip further. Read more.

Beware! Top 9 haunted places in Chennai

If you’d like to be a ghostbuster or enjoy paranormal activities and spooky stories, here are a few places in Chennai that you could try. They are known to me most haunted destinations in Chennai. Read more.

Don’t miss to visit the first zoo that was opened in India.
Plan a day out at Vandalur Zoo, Chennai

Heading out to Chennai for a business meet and don’t know what to do in the afternoon once the meeting gets over. How about spending some time at India’s epic Zoological Park – the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as Vandalur zoo? Not only is this the first zoo that was opened in India, it is also one among the biggest zoos in South-East Asia. Read more.

Explore The Beaches In Chennai

Business in and around Chennai is growing at a fast pace and so is business travel to the city. Each day hundreds of people visit the city on work. Such trips can be hectic. Early morning flights, stressful meetings, catching up with office emails and so much more. However, when it is almost time to wrap up work and relax in your hotel rooms - some have the urge to explore this old city. Known for its culture, heritage and delicious food - Chennai has a unique charm. So, if you're looking to spend a quiet evening exploring the city, what should you start with? Read more.

Transform Your Business Trips Into A Memorable Journey
Business trips can be hectic. It could even turn out to be distressing when you need to travel on special occasions and holidays, leaving your family behind. How about you do something different this holiday season? Here’s what you can do to make your trip special when travelling to Chennai during Christmas or New Year. There are numerous places around Chennai that could be explored in a day’s time. All you need to do is extend your stay by a day and take some time off for yourself and your loved ones. At Saibala, we can help you plan your itinerary and also arrange for transport, if you like. Here’s a list of top 5 destinations that are just a few hours’ drive away from Chennai. Your family can have a great vacation while you can make the
most of your business trip. Read more.