Clarion Hotel Chennai
#25 Dr. Radhakirshnan Salai, M
Phone: (91) 44 2847 2211
Fax: (91) 44 2847 1166
Ashvita was set up in 2002 in Chennai's bustling Mylapore neighborhood by the US-educated entrepreneur and art enthusiast Ashvin Rajagopalan (which also explains the name Ashvita). Located inside a pretty, heritage building, this center opened its resident cafe in 2003 in its quiet garden area; a place where art-lovers could meet and dig into delicacies like fudge brownies, pastas, pickles, cheese and sandwiches. Jewelry such as necklaces, anklets and bracelets are also available for those interested so check website for details.
The TVR Childrens Club enjoys a central location in Chennai's happening Mylapore district. A great venue which is constantly rented for activities such as workshops, summer camps, exhibitions, seminars and private events, it is well-equipped with convenient facilities. A great place for the kids to catch up and unwind!
HFO, a devious short for Hell Freezes Over, is one of the city's longest running and most popular nightclubs. Although it had been closed down for a while, it regained all its popularity, if not more, when it re-opened. This large club plays every hit song that hits high on the charts, which brings in loyal crowds. The venue is also host to sponsored events as well as fashion shows and the like.
The Srinivasa Sastri Hall in Chennai's Mylapore precinct is a celebrated venue among the city's cultural circles. Boasting superlative acoustics and a great seating layout that allows every member of the audience a clear view of the stage, this hall has had the privilege of playing host to numerous concerts, dramas and community events. Call for details on upcoming events at this charming space.
Enjoying a prime location in Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood right by the breezy Nageshwara Rao Park is Raga Sudha Hall which is one of the most sought after events venues in this side of the city. Impressive acoustics, lighting, seating arrangements and stage design keep both audiences and performing artistes happy, and coming back for more. Call for details on upcoming events.
Narada Gana Sabha Hall is by far one of the most active concert halls in Chennai, throughout the year. This hall hosts a mind boggling number of memorable musical concerts and dance events, giving a major boost to the city's already pulsating cultural climate. With sophisticated technology, every performance by performing artists is only accentuated by state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The artists are passionate about what they do, much to the delight of a very discerning audience. Call for details of the upcoming program.
The Smt.Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium is an auditorium meant for cultural programs. This place can seat around 450 and is located within a school and is often used for many cultural functions. Besides being centrally air conditioned, the auditorium also has a good design that allows for sound to travel in all directions. There is also ample parking space for patrons to park their cars here. For more details, please call ahead.
The brilliant facets of Russian culture are showcased at the Russian Center of Science and Culture, which organizes a range of study programs including ballet classes and language studies. The warm camaraderie between the two cultures, Indian and Russian is pretty evident in the events they organize, with the support from several Indian organizations. Also conducted here, are seminars on studying in Russia as it is a preferred destination for many Indians. The center has its own auditorium, art gallery, library and conference hall. Visit the center, to learn more about Russian culture.
Woodland multiplex is a popular entertainment venue in Chennai. Screening the latest movies from all South Indian languages and Bollywood (Hindi film industry), most shows here are sellouts. The impressive building is drenched in white, with glass panels giving it a contemporary look. Also part of the building, is the Symphony theater which screens equally popular movies. Close to the multiplex, is a range of attractions and landmarks including Royapettah Hospital, Amir Mahal, YMCA Ground and Wesley Church. Woodlands is nice place to experience the passion of the Tamilian community towards Cinema.
Located in the bustling Alwarpet neighborhood of Chennai, Kalaa Manjari is a well-known cultural and art center that seeks to promote an artistic climate among the city's people. Especially popular are the music classes where aspiring pupils are taught vocals and musical instruments. Science workshops, summer camps and educational programs for kids are a common occurrence too. Call for more details.
C.P. Art Gallery Mini Hall has a prized location in one of Chennai's most renowned centers for arts and crafts - the C.P. Art Gallery. This hall plays host to the center's diverse passel of events such as craft workshops, discussions, demonstrations and seminars on old-school folk art as well as emerging art. Call for more details.
Satyam Cinemas claims to offers cine goers in Chennai, the finest cinematic experience and rightly so. After all every theater, which is a part of the Satyam brand comes replete with state-of-the-art technology, high quality sound and images, and plush seating. And what's watching a movie without some freshly made popcorn and a chilled soft-drink? Well, those needs too are also catered to by the snack bar staff in these multiplexes. Do come to the movies with your friends and family for that fantastic cinematic voyage.