Chennai is a thriving port situated on the Bay of Bengal in south-eastern India. It provides the perfect introduction to the marvels of southern India. Formerly, the city was known as Madras. Superb Dravidian temples compete with monuments from British colonial past, including the High Court buildings and Chepauk Palace. Chennai is also a leader in Indian film-making, as well as a university and cultural centre. Other places of interest include Kapaleeshwarar Temple (ancient shrine to Shiva), the shore temple at Mahabalipuram, Guindy National Park, and the Cathedral of San Thome, said to have been created over the burial place of Apostle Thomas. Chennai grew up around the English settlement of Fort St George and gradually absorbed the surrounding villages and towns. Further afield travelers can visit the sacred city of Kanchipuram with its impressive shrines and temples.
Chennai is more than 350 years old, having been founded in 1639 by East India Company. It was company's first Indian settlement and was established by Francis Day as a fort and trading post. Some of the villages on the city's site - Mylapore, Pallavaram, Tiruvottiyur and Triplicane, date from more than 2,000 years ago. Chennai is still growing and deficient in housing and services - nearly 1 million peopIe live in the slum "colonies" which line otherwise open urban spaces.
Highlights: Ft St George, Chepauk Palace, Mahabalipuram temple
The Chennai cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Chennai, Madras, India.
If you lose the Chennai location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Chennai cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Chennai, Madras, India. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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17 November, 2016
16 November, 2016
26 November, 2016