Why Chennai At the heart of India’s healthcare revolution
Chennai was quintessentially known for its rich history and tradition of the arts and academia. But over the last few decades, Chennai has also emerged as the healthcare capital of India.
A little over three decades ago, Chennai was at the centre of the private healthcare revolution that swept through India. Since then, the city’s journey to healthcare excellence has been unabated; today Chennai has become synonymous with world-class healthcare. People from all over the globe are choosing it as their healthcare destination.
Over 45% of international patients who visit India prefer to come to Chennai for their treatment. The medical facilities in the city are at par with the best in the world, while the cost of treatment is considerably less. The cosmopolitan nature of the city, the warmth of its people, combined with a sound infrastructure makes patients from all corners of the world feel at home here.
City Highlights Our days are warm. But the people warmer
Chennai is one India’s most vibrant metro cities. Over the centuries, Chennai has forged a great legacy as a fountain head of commerce and culture; it is a beacon of excellence across several facets of life.Here are some of the reasons that make Chennai the right choice for you:
- Well connected – major airline and railway hub. Very well connected by road transport too
- Convenient accommodation – Chennai has great hotel infrastructure, with properties available at several price points
- Safe – Chennai is one of the safest cities in India
- Friendly people – A city that is warm and welcoming
- Cosmopolitan – Chennai has a vibrant population, with people from all parts of India and across the globe
- Infrastructure – The city has a great local transport network that is reliable and reasonable
- Vibrant culture – Chennai is iconic for its rich tradition in arts, music and dance
AttractionsOn the wellness Trail
Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, 50 kms south of Chennai, is a heritage town known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Mahabs, as It is popularly known, is a confluence of the old and new. Ancient temples co-exist with traveller hub of Othavadai and Othavadai Cross Street, where restaurants serve travellers from around the world the best of local and continental cuisine. The picturesque beaches around Mahabs are emerging as major hub for surfers in South India. You can sign up for a lesson quite easily from the certified surfing schools located there.
Mamallapuram is less than two hours by bus from Chennai, and a stone’s throw from APCC. Once you are there, we recommend you hire a bicycle to explore this beautiful, tranquil sea-side town.
Auroville, 'the City of Dawn', is a township situated just off the scenic East Coast Road. An international community dedicated to peace, sustainability and 'divine consciousness', Auroville is home to people from different corners of world who live in complete harmony and oneness with nature.
About 90 minutes away from APCC, Auroville can be reached by buses as well as private taxis. Once you are there you can meditate, sign up for a class, browse through the incredible produce and products in the Auroville store, or just enjoy the incredible vibe of the place.
Puducherry, formerly Pondicherry is an old colonial French town, situated about 3 hours away from Chennai. A major tourist destination, Pondy( as it is popularly known) is full of quaint hotels and curio shops that have on offer nostalgia and a slice of a bygone era.
Walk along the promenade, or rent a bike and explore the Bohemian vibe that Pondicherry is so famous for.
Isha Foundation is based at the Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore. The word Isha means "the formless divine. Set at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains, Isha Foundation attracts people from all parts of the world and is unique in its offering of all the four major paths of yoga. Also located at the centre is the Isha Rejuvenation Center.
Coimbatore is an overnight journey from Chennai. Contact our concierge service if you need any assistance in planning a trip.