The name Chennai is from Telugu source. The name is derived from the name of the leader of the Namak ruler, Damarla Venkatapati Naik, who was the leader of the Vijayanagara Empire. Chennai is the 36th largest urban area in the world. It is the 36th largest urban area in the world. According to the Quality of Living survey, Chennai is the safest city in India.
About 45 percent of foreign visitors to India visit Chennai. The city attracts 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. National Geographic claims the city as the only South Asian city in the list of “Top 10 Food Cities”.
Chennai Metropolitan Area is one of the largest municipal economies in India. Chennai is also known as “The Detroit of India”. One-third of the Indian automobile industry is in the city. Chennai is also known as the main film production center for the Tamil film industry.
The economy of the entire Chennai Metropolitan area ranges from $ 78.6 to $ 86 billion (PPP GDP), which comprises the fourth from sixth highest production metro area in India’s cities. Chennai has a vast industrial base in the automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing, and health sectors.
The city is the second largest telecommunications technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) service provider in India.
Chennai, the 4th busiest airport in India, added 20 million passengers to destinations in the fiscal year 2014-18. There are domestic and international terminals at the airport.
The Airport is the first airport next to the national and international terminals in the airport. This airport serves as the regional headquarters of the Airport Authority of India – South India
Chennai International Airport with 1323 acres has three terminals. The old terminal in Meenambakkam is used for cargo handling. Two terminals in the new passenger terminal complex at Tirucalla are used for domestic and international passenger operations.
Chennai Airport is the Southern Flight Information Region (FIR) center.
This is one of the four FIRs that the Indian Air Force divided. This center is coordinated for Air Traffic Control purposes with telecommunication links (voice and data) with neighboring international FIRs in Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon, along with Kolkata, Mumbai and neighboring national FIRs.
The city is home to the UNESCO Heritage site of Mahabalipuram and is home to the temples and beaches of historical and cultural importance. Chennai is one of the most visited cities in India. The city serves as a gateway to the southern part of India.
One of the major tourist destinations here is the Zoo, Arenar Anna Zoological Park, Marina and Elliot’s Beaches, Guindy National Park, Semmozi Punga and Madras Boat Club.