The twinkling lights of Chennai International Airport (MAA) are a welcome sign that you're just about to touch down in the buzzing metropolis that is Chennai.
There's nowhere to spend the night at the airport unless you like the idea of contorting yourself around uncomfortable armrests. But you needn't worry, as you'll find several hotels a short commute away. The Trident, Chennai features airport shuttle service and is 2 miles (3 kilometers) away, while the Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai is 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the terminal.
Enjoy a taste of the area while still being conveniently close to the airport by staying in one of the surrounding neighborhoods. Head straight to Pallavaram, where the Mahalaya Residency and the Avnb Towers are just two of the 17 hotels you can pick from.
There's a number of ways to travel into the city if you're planning on checking it out. One of the easiest is to board a train at Tirusulam, just 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) from the terminal.
If you're up for an adventure, why not explore a close-by tourist site? Going to a temple such as Kumaran Kundram will help you gain a much better understanding of the local faith. It's just 1 mile (2 kilometers) from the airport, so there's no reason to worry about missing your flight even if you only have a couple of hours to spare.
So what are you waiting for? Lock in your Chennai International Airport accommodation today and let the fun begin!
Sadly, it's not possible to spend the night in the immediate vicinity of Chennai Airport (MAA-Chennai Intl.). That said, you're sure to find a comfortable place if you look a little further afield.
Just a brief cab ride from the terminals, the Mahalaya Residency by HARRIOTT might be just what you're looking for. It features laundry services, parking and complimentary breakfasts. The Hotel Mars Classic is also in the area. Here you can use a rooftop terrace, airport transportation services and mobile phone rental services. Both accommodation options are a big step up from an airport chair.