Madras, India Cruise Port, 2024, 2025 and 2026 Cruises to Madras, India | The Cruise Web

Madras, India Cruise Port

Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the sixth most populous city in India and is located on the east coast of India along the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is a major center for industry in India, and where you’ll find the second largest information technology center in all of India. You’ll also find the country’s growing automobile industry, which has also lead to Madras’ nickname, the Detroit of India. You may also know this area from the lightweight summer fabric madras, which is produced in the area and derives its name from the city’s former name. As for the arts, Chennai is the home to the Tamil film industry, which produces movies in the Tamil language, as opposed to Bollywood movies which are in Hindi. Pack your madras and cruise to Chennai to see this bustling Indian city in person.
  • Visit Marina Beach – swimming is not permitted, but this beautiful spot is a major hangout for locals on nights and weekends.
  • Get rowdy as you cheer on the local team at a cricket match.
  • Visit Fort St. George which is where the British first showed their might in India. This site has a museum detailing early colonial life in India.
  • Watch a popular Kollywood (popular nickname for Tamil language movies) movie at one of the movie theaters in the region. 

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