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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 2017

Travel dates: January 23rd - 28th, 2017

The next stop on this India trip was Chennai. We definitely chose an interesting day to fly into Chennai.

Upon landing, what would’ve taken 30-45 minutes time to get from the airport to our hotel took 6 hours. The day we landed happened to be the climax of a week long peaceful protest in Tamil Nadu over a ban on bull fighting. Protesters took to the streets, blocking the freeways and major arteries that connects the cities.

Thankfully, we were with friends during this six hour delay and not with a complete stranger. After about 3 hours in the car we stopped to eat and watch the traffic jam progression from the window of the restaurant. After about an hour or so, traffic started moving so we resumed our journey.

We made it to our hotel and started exploring. Here are some highlights from our 5 days in Chennai.

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India Google Maps
Protesters causing massive traffic jam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Protesters causing massive traffic jam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Protesters causing massive traffic jam in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Eating dinner at the hotel the first night we arrived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Eating dinner at the hotel the first night we arrived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Side view of Higginbothams Private Limited book store, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Side view of Higginbothams Private Limited book store, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Front view of Higginbothams Private Limited book store, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Front view of Higginbothams Private Limited book store, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
A different kind of Apple store, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
A different kind of Apple store, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Cow hanging out, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Cow hanging out, street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mini Thali at Hotel Saravana Bhavan Restaurant, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mini Thali at Hotel Saravana Bhavan Restaurant, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SIGA Polytechnic College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SIGA Polytechnic College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Printing press at SIGA Polytechnic College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Printing press at SIGA Polytechnic College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Construction worker carrying supplies on his head, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Construction worker carrying supplies on his head, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Cooking a large batch of Indian food at Eco Kitchen, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Cooking a large batch of Indian food at Eco Kitchen, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Slums, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Slums, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Garbage street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Garbage street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views of Hindu temple, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views of Hindu temple, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Idly, vada, sambar and chutney selection served on a banana leaf at Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Idly, vada, sambar and chutney selection served on a banana leaf at Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Me eating vada at Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Me eating vada at Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Fried onion uttapam at Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Fried onion uttapam at Murugan Idly Shop, Chennai. Tamil Nadu, India
Street views of Hindu temple, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views of Hindu temple, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Street views, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India