THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Aircel Chennai Open
Date: From 01/02 to 01/08
Money prize: $ 425,535
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: SDAT Tennis Stadium – Corporation School Road, 4th Cross Street, Lake Area, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034, India
General information: The SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai was built on the occasion of the SAF Games in 1995 by the Tamil Nadu Government. It has since played the host to the Chennai Open tennis event annually since 1997. It has a strategic position close the heart of Chennai (4,9 km from city center) and just 32 minutes by taxi from International Airport of Chennai.
Previous Winners: 2016/2015/2014 Stan Wawrinka – 2013 Janko Tipsarevic – 2012 Milos Raonic – 2011 Stan Wawrinka
Top 10 Players: Marin Cilic (Cro) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Borna Coric (Cro) – Tommy Robredo (Esp) – Mikhail Youzhny (Ind) – Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) – Guillermo Garcia Lopez (Esp)
THE TOWN: Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and most populous city of the South of India. It’s one of the Indian cities most visited by foreign tourists (especially for health tourism), and is the 47th most visited city in the world. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Lonely Planet named Chennai in 2015 as one of the top ten cities to visit and writes about it:”With its withering southern heat, roaring traffic and scarcity of outstanding sights, the ‘capital of the south’ has always been the rather dowdy sibling among India’s four biggest cities. But if you have time to explore Chennai’s diverse neighbourhoods and role as keeper of South Indian artistic and religious traditions, the odds are this 400-sq-km conglomerate of urban villages will sneak its way into your heart.“
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Marina Beach
- Vivekananda House
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- La Woods Hotel. Very good *** accomodation rated 8.2 on Booking. Great location near Shopping District and 3,5 km from Kapaleeswarar Temple. It provides free wifi and parking, airport shuttle service and an on site restaurant. An executive 17 mq2 double room costs 42€ per night in b&b.
- Design Hotel Chennai. Fabulous **** boutique hotel located in in the Velachery neighborhood . Rated 8.8 on Booking, this hotel features free wifi and parking, a bar and a restaurant. It offers incredible futuristic deluxe 39 mq2 double rooms at just 95€ per night with good breakfast included.
- The Leela Palace Chennai. Luxury ***** hotel located just 5 minutes walking from the beach it offers a gourmet restaurant with 7 different kitchens, an outdoor pool, a bar and many many other stuff for customers. Price for a 50 mq2 deluxe double room starts from 127€ with excellent breakfast, free wifi and parking included. Rated 9.0 on Booking.
Please notice that in the prices showed is not included a 9% tax.