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A Perfect Balance Between Business and Pleasure: 72 Hours in Chennai

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Chennai is a beautiful blend of culture and tradition. It is known to be the biggest hub of education and culture in south India. Travelling here anytime soon? Base your stay at the scenic and newly developed Old Mahabalipuram Road. An area well connected to suit all your business and leisure needs. The area is modern, close to interesting places to visit and is well-connected to downtown Chennai. Whether you're travelling here for work or pleasure there are many things to excite the traveller in you. Make sure to take a couple of days off from your routine to explore what Chennai has to offer!

A Perfect Balance Between Business and Pleasure: 72 Hours in Chennai:

  1. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Day 1. Work and play in full comfort

Work and play in full comfortsource: trekkerpedia.com

Where you stay is a big part of visiting any destination, whether you are travelling for work or leisure. Check into the Holiday Inn Express at Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR). The hotel is located close to the Epcot SEZ on the OMR. Its location also puts you within reach of interesting areas like the Uthandi Beach, Muttukadu, and Mahabalipuram.

If your business meetings and client visits take you to Central Chennai during the afternoon, do try out the traditional vegetarian food at  “Krishnavillasam - The Home Of Classics”.

Back at the hotel after a hard day's work, you can enjoy an evening stroll at the nearby  Uthandi Beach! This beach is comparatively little known and free from swarming tourists and crowd.

The Holiday Inn Express at Old Mahabalipuram Road offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. Use it to stay in touch with your loved one’s or even share business updates with your colleagues.  

A highly recommended Hotel for Business Class where the rooms have all the basics done brilliantly - comfortable beds, power showers, free wi-fi etc, all at a great value! Like how HolidayIQ tourist Ved Prakash shares, “I have stayed here 2-3 months. It's one of the wonderful hotels. The rooms are really spacious and the TV, Wi-Fi connection everything. I will suggest everyone to try at least once.”

Day 2. Pair your work trip with a weekend to explore

Pair your work trip with a weekend to exploresource: www.theblogtree.com

After a busy day in Chennai, you deserve a break. Take a day or two off, post-work and explore, using the hotel as a convenient base.

Enjoy the complimentary breakfast at the hotel, or opt for the convenient Grab & Go option, before heading out on this long drive, you will be energised and ready for an active fun day.

This is what Rahul Agarwal shared with HolidayIQ about his experience: “The stay was quite comfortable. All the facilities were good. The breakfast buffet was also very good. Overall a value for money property.“

Drive to Mahabalipuram, a historic city with the most spectacular ancient architecture dating back to the 7th century, about 40 km away from the hotel. Visit The Shore Temple - built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. Shop at the Mahabalipuram Art and Sculpture shops to take home a piece of history. Visit the ancient Varaha Cave Temple an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century.

Eat the delicious seafood caught by local fisherman and cooked in traditional recipes, served on wayside eateries. The Buddha Cafe is a great place for tasty food and meeting local people.

HolidayIQ reviewer Arun Rajan shares: “The shore temple is one of the finest and great architectures built by Indians. The temple is believed to be carved out of a single rock and the carvings on the temple walls and statues are magnificent.”

After a day of discovery and travel at Mahabalipuram head back to the hotel and unwind at the in-house bar with some refreshing cocktails and great snacks!

Day 3. A quick visit to the backwaters before you return

A quick visit to the backwaters before you returnsource: trekkerpedia.com

Spend a day on the backwaters near Centre Point on the East Coast Road at Muttukadu Lake about 16 km away from the hotel.

Here, you can get your adrenaline rush by trying out a water sport! Try windsurfing, water skiing, or even speedboat riding. Or take a gentle boat rowing activity and relax in the calm waters. If you are a seafood fan, you are in for a treat at the ECR Dabha where they serve authentic tasty local food.

There’s no better way to burn off those food indulgence with a good work out back at the hotel’s 24 hour fitness gym. Take a quick refreshing shower before checking for your flight out of Chennai city. Leave Chennai with a sense of accomplishment for both work and leisure.   

HolidayIQ reviewers Rajshekhar shares, “I have stayed here for more than a week. It was really wonderful experience. Complimentary breakfast provided by the hotel was excellent and the hotel is situated very near to the bus stop and the transfer is easy.” -  All in all making Holiday Inn Express® a smart choice for business travellers.

From taking on new business to taking in the sights, enjoy more of what matters to you at Holiday Inn Express®. Book your hotel for your next business trip now and save upto 35%, visit: www.ihg.com/getyourrate

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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