Due to its location, Chennai is known
as the Gateway of Southern India and also the 'Queen
of the Coromandel'. Stretching 19 km along the Coromandel
Coast and extending about 8 km inland, Chennai has the
privilege of housing two major rivers, the Coovam and
Adyar river as well as the historic Buckingham Canal.
Airy and spacious with verdant green patches and beaches,
Chennai has played a notable role in deciding the political
destiny of India on many occasions.