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MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)
சென்னை சென்ட்ரல்     चेन्नै सेन्ट्रल
[Madras Central]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Kannappar Thidal, Station Rd, Periyamet, Chennai Central, Tamil Nadu 600003
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Chennai
Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 12
Number of Halting Trains: 38
Number of Originating Trains: 72
Number of Terminating Trains: 74
Rating: 4.1/5 (610 votes)
cleanliness - good (79)
porters/escalators - good (77)
food - good (79)
transportation - excellent (79)
lodging - good (70)
railfanning - good (75)
sightseeing - excellent (75)
safety - good (76)

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Rail Fanning
0 Followers
4423 views
Dec 23 2014 (17:43)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

EVA Air B777 300ER   601 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1317605            Tags   Past Edits
If its urgent to travel from Chennai to Bangalore and dont have direct train at the time ....take any train towards Jolarpettai and get down at VANIYAMBADI or AMBUR (Kovai Exp has no stop at Vaniyambadi).......Many buses plying on Asian Highway 45 (AH45) will take you to Bangalore via Krishnagiri, Hosur in 2h 30min to 3hr.

361 views
Feb 20 2017 (13:12)
Gajendra Sahu~   1269 blog posts   159 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1317605-1            Tags   Past Edits
It's tough to reach from attibele to silk board in 2 hours ,how can some one reach Bangalore within 3 hours from vaniyambadi or Ambur??
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Station Tip
Amenities
1 Followers
8341 views
Nov 11 2013 (18:54)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54644 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 903318            Tags   Past Edits
RETIRING ROOM DETAILS: No of Beds/Cost
AC Double Bed 8 / 825
AC Dormitory (Ladies)
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5 / 240/12Hr
AC Dormitory (Gents) 23 /265/12Hr
AC Double Bed Room (large)
Non -AC Double Bed Room (large) 520
*PIC: A/C Double Room
#Stayed here once. A/C working fine.Toilets reasonably clean

7603 views
Nov 13 2013 (09:58)
Kishor*^~   4583 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 903318-1            Tags   Past Edits
Though I have visited a few times, I found that 'retiring rooms' are always Fully occupied... no vacancy...
even AC dormitory too remains fully occupied...

7323 views
Nov 13 2013 (11:12)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 903318-2            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed very very helpful info. :-)

1080 views
Feb 04 2017 (12:24)
IIILOK   390 blog posts   1475 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 903318-3            Tags   Past Edits
Near which PF it is located?

878 views
Feb 05 2017 (19:43)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54644 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 903318-4            Tags   Past Edits
PF 1
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Station Tip
General
0 Followers
7842 views
Nov 26 2015 (09:58)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

akku   787 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 1661788            Tags   Past Edits
Free Internet speed at Chennai railway station.
Never expected this speed

5988 views
Mar 13 2016 (13:04)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6521 blog posts   6854 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1661788-1            Tags   Past Edits
Kindly provide way to get access to this facility.
Any password or PNR registration or its just open wifi ?

5803 views
Mar 13 2016 (14:26)
SKM*^~   30434 blog posts   67764 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1661788-2            Tags   Past Edits
Just conection wifi and provide mobile number for otp and u will able to access net connectivity

5855 views
Mar 13 2016 (18:19)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7514 blog posts   4550 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1661788-3            Tags   Past Edits
It's only for 30 mins, Railwire facility

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Jan 23 2017 (21:47)
manindersaini3   84 blog posts   62 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1661788-4            Tags   Past Edits
Try to appreciate what you're getting in free, you ain't paying nothing for this 1mpbs speed, are you? cheers
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Station Tip
Food/Restaurants
0 Followers
3627 views
Aug 01 2016 (16:53)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

soundr   57 blog posts
Entry# 1948592            Tags   Past Edits
In the food stall by Rail aahar, there is no concern for change. Though the prices appear cheap, the quantity is less; but have to agree its ok when compared to other outlets.
Rathna cafe is open till 1:30 AM and starts again at around 3:45AM. Be ware that the parcel idlis in boxes are something in the shelf till they get sold. Morning few boxes of idlis and sambar vessels arrive. But they are served for the people who consume it there only. If you want parcel, you will get old stock for sure. (I was sitting in front of Rathna Cafe for the entire night from 10:30 PM to morning 6:00 AM) About 90 Rs for 2 iddlis is really
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hard to acccept :( Thankfully the staff was quite generous in providing sambhar and chutnies :D
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General
0 Followers
4596 views
Jul 17 2016 (17:53)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

The pride of VM TPJ Main Line goes LHB^~   8916 blog posts   10049 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1932575            Tags   Past Edits
Finally! Coach position indicators have been installed in all the PFs just a few months back. Now there will be no hassle in searching for your coaches. Restaurants like Ratna Cafe,Thalapakatti Biryani,Anjappar,etc. available near PF.No.9. Also cloak room is available near PF.No.9. AC waiting hall is available near PF.No.6. Its better to book your own cab to your destination from the station.

3673 views
Aug 31 2016 (20:19)
Sayan Mukherjee   8 blog posts
Re# 1932575-1            Tags   Past Edits
can u please send me the details about AC waiting room ?? its atrrif and booking procedure please ??
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Station Tip
Pilgrimage
0 Followers
18841 views
Dec 04 2013 (18:14)   NDL/Nandyal Junction (3 PFs)

✿ఛుక్ 🚃 ఛుక్ 🚃 రైలు✿~   3924 blog posts   149 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 925258            Tags   Past Edits
Nandyal is surrounded by nine temples of Lord Shiva,called Nava Nandi.
These nine temples are Mahanandi, Shivanandi, Vinayakanandi,
Somanandi, Prathamanandi, Garudanandi, Suryanandi,
Krishnanandi (also called Vishnunandi) and Naganandi.
Mahanandi is the most
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famous of all with a rush of tourists and devotees every year.
Omkaram is another famous Siva temple very close to Nandyal.
They attract a large number of devotees throughout the year.
Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple is nearby Nandyal.It has the world's largest Nandi idol.
The devotees believe that the Nandi idol in front of the temple is continuously increasing its size.
As per Archaeological Survey of India
the rock grows at the rate of 1 inch per 20 years (10 mm per 8 years).
Siva, Parvathi and Nandi are the deities worshipped here.
Ahobilam,65 km from Nandyal has the famous temple of Narasimha Swamy,
one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
Nandyal is also the gateway to Belum Caves, mahanandi and Srisailam.
Mahanandi link
click here
Ahobilam link
click here
Yaganti link
click here
Belum Caves link
click here
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Station Tip
Lodging
0 Followers
3183 views
Nov 18 2016 (09:26)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

SBG Loop~   529 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2063764            Tags   Past Edits
Gents AC Dormitory at MAS, in front of PF 3.
It is well maintained cabin privacy dorm @ Rs. 265 for 12 hours and Rs 600 for 24 hours stay. Single bed as well as double bed cabin available.
Neat and clean Washroom and Bathing facility. Luggage can be locked in under bed storage.
One needs to carry an extra cover as AC
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is chilling and you will not feel necessity to to turn on the fan.
Lady in-charge knows only Tamil and no other language (not any other South Indian language), so bear with her. It may appear that she is taking rude but its not so, was polite with me, despite language barrier.
Dorm gets full by 9 pm for night stay, during day its generally available.

2542 views
Nov 24 2016 (21:02)
Kishor*^~   4583 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2063764-1            Tags   Past Edits
Now a part of slot too is available for staying in RR, as announced by IR ...
irctc web site showed it....
Is it, means part booking minimum three hours onward ... available in person also ...
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Station Tip
Sightseeing
0 Followers
2149 views
Nov 06 2016 (19:03)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

karthik   2093 blog posts   10174 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2050719            Tags   Past Edits
Sightseeing in Chennai
Ampa Skywalk
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Armenian Church
Birla Planetarium
Church
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of Our Lady of Light
Covelong
Edward Elliot's Beach
Fort St. George
Golden Beach
Government Museum
Guindy National Park
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Kishkinta
Lighthouse
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
Madhya Kailash
Madras War Cemetery
Marina Beach
Marundeeswarar Temple
Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane
Puzhal aeri
Queens Land
Ripon Building
San Thome Basilica
SDAT Tennis Stadium
Semmozhi Poonga
St. Thomas Mount
Thousand Lights Mosque
Thyagaraja Temple Tiruvottiyur
Vadapalani Andavar Temple
Valluvar Kottam
VGP Universal Kingdom
Vivekanandar Illam
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Station Tip
Rail Fanning
0 Followers
2481 views
Oct 02 2016 (17:38)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

anilks~   2066 blog posts   206 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2009113            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railway's First Ever All Women Passenger Facilitation Centre opened at Chennai Central today by @DrmChennai
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Station Tip
Auto/Taxi/Bus
0 Followers
8278 views
Dec 13 2015 (22:36)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11217 blog posts   2561 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 1678873            Tags   Past Edits
Never take an auto. Book a cab if you're not comfortable with public transport. I repeat for the sake of your hard earned money. NEVER take an auto.

7198 views
Dec 14 2015 (00:24)
So Paddy Got Up~   2738 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1678873-1            Tags   Past Edits
No chance of bargaining??
my experience in south is that once they realize you don't speak local language they ask at least thrice the amount. is it the same case here??

7153 views
Dec 14 2015 (06:34)
DJ™^~   15436 blog posts   185350 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1678873-2            Tags   Past Edits
Their demand starts from 100's and goes on multiplying for outsiders

6977 views
Dec 14 2015 (14:08)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11217 blog posts   2561 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1678873-3            Tags   Past Edits
More dreadful than them overcharging you is them tricking you. If you know Tamil, it'd be all fine (even the legal charges are pretty high though). But yes, in outsiders they see goldmines. And in all probability they'd go for mining the mine.

7275 views
Dec 15 2015 (09:54)
docdiablo23*^~   1117 blog posts   4786 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1678873-4            Tags   Past Edits
Actually share auto would be a better option. Used to take a share auto every time I went to Virugambakkam. I am not sure if they cover different places with ease, but if you were to get one, then nothing like it.
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