Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre in South India. Chennai is known as the "Detroit of South Asia" for its automobile industry. It is the fourth-largest city and fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the country and 36th-largest urban area in the world. Chennai is one of the most visited cities in India by foreign tourists, and 38th most visited city in the world.The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India.Chennai attracts about 45 percent of health tourists from abroad arriving in the country and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. As such, it is termed "India's health capital".With temples, beaches and centres of historical and cultural significance, including the UNESCO Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, Chennai is one of the most visited cities in India. The city serves as the gateway to the southern part of India with tourists landing in the city and starting their trip to the rest of the region. Chennai was the most visited Indian city by foreign tourists in 2009 and issued the third highest number of visas on arrival in 2014. In 2011, Chennai was ranked 41st in global top 100 city destination ranking, with 3,174,500 tourists, a 14 percent increase from 2010. About 830,620 domestic tourists arrived in Chennai in March 2011. Top foreign nationals visiting the city include those from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, France and United States. As of 2012, the city had 21 luxury five-star hotels with over 4,500 rooms in the inventory.
Located at a distance of 250 km from Bangalore, Tirupati has a population of 459,985. The city is known for its temples. The Tirumala Hills in Tirupati are the second oldest rock mountains in the world. Tirupati is a great destination, if one plans for pilgrimage. Some places worth visiting in Tirupati are Sri Venkateswara Temple,Talakona Waterfalls, Sri Vari Museum, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, Srikalahasti and Kanipakam. Some of the best eateries in town include Andhra Spice, idli factory, Vrinda Restaurant, Vanam Restaurant, Manal Restaurant People visiting Tirupati often look for reliable taxi services to go to nearby cities like Kanchipuram, Yelagiri etc. If you are looking for taxis for one way drop or round trip or want to explore the cities in surrounding areas, you will get the best and most affordable taxi from AHA Taxis.