Clarion Hotel Chennai
#25 Dr. Radhakirshnan Salai, M
Phone: (91) 44 2847 2211
Fax: (91) 44 2847 1166
The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Chennai is way of life and a center for all things spiritual and literary. It was formed in the absolute late 1800s by Swami Vivekananda, the founder, who was born as Narendranath Dutta. All his views of how there should be a certain peace among religions and education being the upliftment of society when combined with values of the Indian society, come together in the Ramakrishna Mission. The center includes the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College and Vivekananda Institute of Tropical Mycology (VINSTROM) among other institutions. Do check the website to know more about how the system became what it is today as well as how you can be a part of it.
If you're a believer in traditional Indian treatments for aches and pains, and also believe in a modern approach, this is where you should indulge yourself. It's the perfect blend between the two worlds and is known to be pretty effective. Osmosys, which is Amrutanjan’s Pain Relief and Wellness Spa, is a gift from traditional treatment and a blessing from modern technique. Migraines and other stress-related problems don't stand a chance against the expertise and treatment provided by this spa cum clinic. Here they also evaluate their clients' medical problems before administering treatment. Do make an appointment to either avail their medical treatments or their rejuvenating treatments.
The Music Academy is an institution that was set up somewhere in the '20s, as an attempt to promote Carnatic music. The academy since then has been fostering the culture of music in the south. It has its own rules and formats for imparting knowledge in music. They also regularly organize musical conferences in the in-house auditorium. Indeed it is one of the best places to go to learn South Indian classical music.
Considered to be the holy abode of God Shiva and Goddess Shakthi, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a monumental four-storeyed erection, embedded with idols of deities from Hindu mythology. During the day, natural light seeps in giving the temple a splendid sheen, and by night, magical floodlights light up the temple from the outside; thus enhancing its nocturnal beauty. With Lord Shiva being the primary resident deity, this temple sees 1000's of devotees coming in week after week to worship and sing praises to him. Drop by and partake in one of the pujas, as four of them are performed everyday.
Isn't it nice when you have a meeting point for cultural, social as well as spiritual activities? A place where people can come together, share ideas, exercise the mind as well as the body. YMCA Royapuram offers its members this secure environment and also plays host to major events and conferences. The YMCA has several other branches around Chennai. Please call up for more information about the venue.
Situated in Chennai's New College campus, the New College Masjid is one beautiful construction which evokes memories of glorious Mughal times. Mostly students come to this mosque, the reason being its location. During Eid and Ramadan, this structure resembles a resplendent gem for all to see. With a mixture of white and teal, the mosque has a single but elegantly designed tall minaret, that dominates much of the Chennai skyline, and is a sight to behold once twilight descends upon this magical city.
Opened in the late 1940s, the Ethiraj College for Women is one of the city's most respected educational institutions. Being affiliated with the University of Madras, it makes sure it maintains high standards and provides the students with everything they need to grow into adults with a perspective that helps them take on the rest of their lives. Do call the college for more information.
When in the city and looking for a place to host an event, come to The Raintree Hotel. Among it's event spaces is the St. Mary's Banquet Hall. The largest at the hotel, this one is ideal for formal conferences and meetings. Facilitated with the internet and audio-visual necessities, the hall is capable of holding over 150 people. Do call the hotel to book.
Goethe-Institut is an institute that encourages the study of the German language internationally. It conducts several events and conferences to discuss issues in society from the viewpoint of India and Germany. If you wish to learn German, there are workshops that are conducted at the institute to help you learn the language with ease. Please call up the center for more information.
Gulmohar is one of the preferred banquet halls located within the prestigious GRT Convention Center that offers world-class facilities to businessmen on the go. Private and intimate events like wedding receptions and birthday bashes can also be accommodated easily. Spread over a whopping 2200 square feet, Gulmohur is a great choice for the discerning event organizer and party planner.
This charming city in the Southern part of India is blessed with beautiful beaches and a rich cultural backdrop. Chennai is the fourth largest metropolitan in the country and has a population of over 4 million. The city still retains many buildings from its colonial past and this lends an air of historic prominence. Vast sandy beaches are the signature trait of the city and a leisurely walk through the scenic Marina Beach promises to be a memorable experience. The religious sights in the city are all architectural marvels with Dravidian style temples, churches with Portuguese and Victorian leanings and Mughal-inspired mosques. The public transportation facilities are excellent too with a very efficient local train system and governement buses. Drive through the beaches, indulge in the spicy Chettinad cuisine or splash around in the rains and you just might feel the pulse of this vibrant city inside you.
A pioneer in the private health care sector in India, the Appolo chain of hospitals offering premier health care, are spread over a range of cities in India. The hospital in Chennai's Thousand lights area has many specialized departments and possesses state-of-the-art facilities. Its reputation is so good that patients come here from far flung places across the state. A near perfect success rate in heart surgeries and organ transplants, a highly trusted panel of doctors and modern diagnostic equipment is what sets this hospital apart from the rest.