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If you are looking to immerse yourself in some Carnatic music, coffee and culture while shopping for some exotic Kancheepuram sarees, Chennai is the place to come to. The city also prides itself in being the intellectual capital of the South and has some great educational institutions and achievers in various fields like music, dance, mathematics and science to its name. Founded in the year 1639, Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and it recently celebrated 350 years of its existence. In 1996 the name of the city was changed from Madras to Chennai. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the South’, Chennai has a culture distinctively different from any other city in the country. It is famous for its fresh and intoxicating filter coffee, Kancheepuram silks, traditional art work such as Tanjore paintings, its mesmerizing Carnatic music and its plethora of temples. The unique December music festival held in the Tamil month of Margazhi sees visitors from all over the world coming to Chennai to immerse themselves in quality music.

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