The Leela Palace, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Set amongst five acres of lush, tropical gardens, the elegant low-rise hotel offers affordable consistent luxury and polished service. This resort is spread over five acres of garden all finished in a light bright neutral tone.
Catering to leisure and business travelers alike, the hotel is well located to the railway station, business districts as well as the city’s famous sights, shops and restaurants. The 167 well-appointed guest rooms are tastefully finished with all the mod cons and lovely, local handcrafted furniture. The large windows give the rooms an airy feel, whilst the suites provide spacious sitting areas.
From traditional to international cuisine, the restaurants and bar at Trident, Chennai brings guests in contact with an eclectic combination that is hard to resist. Skilled and passionate chefs ensure a dining experience to relish and remember.
Chennai is well known its breakfast, so start your day with some excellent south Indian coffee, fluffy soft idlis and famous masala dosa, a light lentil pancake filled with delicious spiced potato and served with coconut chutneys and rich sambar sources.
Whilst Cinnamon serves international cuisine throughout the day, Samudra the specialty restaurant of Konkan and East coast cuisines offers a real insight into the culinary flavours of the region.
The Trident Spa provides a wealth of relaxing and rejuvenating therapies to escape the hot and humid weather. There is also the outdoor swimming pool, well equipped fitness centre and for the nature lovers simply a gentle stroll through the extensive shady gardens is the perfect antidote to this bustling metropolis.
The Capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai formerly Madras offers the perfect gentle introduction to India. Despite being India’s fourth largest city, this hospitable city is one of the major gateways to the south. It makes for a convenient start to a South India itinerary as well as twinning very well with the exotic Andaman Islands.