Parasailing
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Travel Tips

Adventure sports need proper planning and care. So, it is best to hire a adventure sports guide available, and take all necessary precautionary measures. Apart from that one needs to carry first aid kit and other safety arrangements in case of any emergency. There are numerous associations for parasailing and adventure sports that provide these services which are not only safe but affordable. The best time to visit Chennai is during the winters, between November and February. The summers in South India can get quite excruciating, but if you do happen to visit during this period, carry light cottons with you when you go. Buses are the cheapest modes of transport in Chennai, although there are a variety of different kinds of transportation available. The beaches are beautiful, but the water is not conducive to swimming. The currents are strong and can get dangerous, so please heed the call of the life-guards when they warn tourists to get out of the water.



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Route/ Place

Chennai is considered to be a bustling metropolitan city, but it has it’s own unique cultural history and beauty. The epicentre of Dravidian civilization, the city has seen eras and kingdoms go by and it still retains the memories of these important events. Tamil culture has by no means been eroded by the urban development. It is a city which celebrates culture as much as it encourages urban development. The remnants of British colonial rule are also quite visible in the city, and Chennai has become the perfect melting pot, where history and current civilization have come together to form a cohesive whole. But the beaches of the city are what make it an ideal and happening place for adventure water sports like parasailing or snorkelling etc. Marina Beach is famous for it’s water sports activities and parasailing can be enjoyed there as there are many reliable parasailing associations which provides one with the services.

 
Equipments

Since parasailing is an adventure sports, it needs some safety measures and equipments for a safe experience. Apart from hiring professionals, one needs to be in proper and safe clothing, something that is not flawy or may get hooked or tangled somewhere. Best option is to wear tees and tights that keep your body flexible and hassle free. When safety measures are concerned, one should definitely wear an air-bag so that there is no chance of getting drowned or something in the water. For parasailing one needs a chute, a harness, life jackets, passenger bars and parasail towlines, flag and banner, banner and banner chutes, ballast bag, iron mate and deck bag and extra safety equipments too. Before going for parasailing one needs to check all these equipments and safety measures to prevent any kind of accident as that can be catastrophic and fatal to anyone and can lead to serious consequences.

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • Chennai has its own airport, which is very well connected to flights from all over the country. A car from the airport to Chennai Central should cost you about 200-300 INR.
  • The Railway Station at Chennai too, is quite well connected to the other parts of the country, and it regularly receives and sends off trains to various different parts of India. There are many trains which come to Chennai.
  • Chennai is 345 kilometres away from Bangalore, 493 kilometres away from Coimbatore, and well connected to the whole country due to highways such as NH-7, NH-46, NH-2, NH-79A, NH-8, NH-4 and NH-60. However, taking a train is a better option than driving down, even from Bangalore.

 
Surrounding Attractions

1. The Marina beach is one of the most famous beaches of Chennai and apart from enjoying parasailing one can also move and walk the beach which is 12 kilometres long, and it is the second largest urban beach in the world, and is a beautiful place to observe sunrise or the sunset, from. Evenings can be spent doing local site seeing. Edward Elliot’s Beach lies to the south of the Marina beach, and it is one of the most tranquil beaches in Chennai and it is a must-visit. There is a small fishing village about 40 kilometres from Chennai, and was built by Saadat Ali, the Nawab of Carnatic.

2. The Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas which also located in Chennai.  St. Mary’s Church is also an important location because it is one of the oldest surviving churches from the colonial period. It was the first English church to be built in India, and was designed by the famed William Dixon. The walls were made thick so that the church would survive attacks, and the frescoes on the wall, the teak plaques as well as the beautiful glass windows have been very well preserved. St. Thomas Mount is also worth a visit. This particular church is actually in memory of one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ.

3. The Big Mosque, or the Wallajah Mosque, as it is also known, is a site you must visit in Chennai. It was built in memory of Nawab Muhammad Ali Wallajah in 1795, and is a striking example of the beauty and finesse of Islamic architecture. This grand mosque is built with grey coloured granite, completely devoid of steel or wooden support, and it is surrounded by beautiful and well-maintained grounds.

4. Chennai also has many temples some of them, over the course of the years, have become important tourist destinations.

5. Yelagiri Hills, another famous tourist attraction,  is about 3-4 hours away from Chennai only and should not be missed. It comprises of a bunch of small villages scattered on the hills. and provides a wonderful break from the city life. Tirupati and Sadras are two other locations very close to Chennai.

 
Emergency No.

  • Police: 100
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Fire-Brigade: 101