Kalakshetra is more than just an art and culture academy; it’s a beating cultural heart, and epicenter of artistic endeavors and a creative space that continues to nurture top talent in the field of classical dance, in particular. The campus is delightfully in sync with nature and it’s possible for tourists and visitors to go on a guided or non-guided tour, participate in the daily morning prayer under the ancient banyan tree, attend a Carnatic recital by the lotus pond, watch classes in progress or catch a Bharatanatyam performance at the stunning Koothambalam (the Kalakshetra theatre/auditorium).
Built over the mortal remains of St.Thomas, one of the 12 apostles, this neo-Gothic church close to the Marina beach is believed to have been built by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. Sometime in the late 19th century, the church was rebuilt by the British and today it’s a key landmark in the city, with its spires piercing the blue sky against the backdrop of the ocean.
Chennai is well connected with all the modes of transport from all the major cities of India.
Chennai International airport is approx. 7 km away from the city. Most of the international and domestic airlines have direct flights to the Anna International Airport terminal. Domestic flights operate daily at the Kamaraj Domestic terminal.
Chennai has three major railway stations. The nearest Railway station from the city is Chennai Egmore which is just 2 kilometers. Many superfast and express trains available on a daily basis and are well-connected to major cities like Mumbai, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Delhi, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and other Indian cities.
The city is well connected with other cities in India and has a good road network. It is connected via 4 major National Highways from Chennai connect with Bengaluru (330km), Trichy (326km), Puducherry (162km) and Tiruvallur (47km).