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Chennai

General Information

Area: 68 sq miles (176 sq kms) Population: 7.06 million (2007) Altitude: Sea Level Time zone: Indian Standard Time (IST) ­ UTC/GMT +5:30 hours Climate: · Summer: ­ Max: ­ Min: · Winter ­ Max: ­ Min:

98.6°F / 37.0°C 69.8°F / 21.1°C 89.6°F / 32°C 67.6°F / 19.8°C

Rainfall: 1,272 mm Season: Tropical through the year Clothing: Tropical Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu and English

Chennai (Madras)

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is the fourth largest metropolis in India. Modern Chennai grew out of a small fishing village called Madraspatnam, when the East India Company chose the location for a new settlement way back in 1639.

Overview

Popularly regarded as the "Gateway to the South", Chennai presents a culture that is distinctly different. Music, dance and all other art forms of the South are cherished and nurtured in this city, which, though industrialized, continues to be traditional and conventional in many ways. Chennai is a gracious city that has a clear skyline, long sandy beaches, parks, historic landmarks and tourist infrastructure facilities.

Visas

Your letter of confirmation should be signed by a member of your executive and should be addressed to The Visa Officer, High Commission of India. It should briefly outline: · That you are an employee of your company · That you are visiting the offices of your service provider, RR Donnelley Global Business Process Outsourcing, Asia Operations for business meetings · Your visit date and duration · A request to be kind enough to issue you with the necessary entry visa Keep extra photocopies of the relevant pages of your passport. This will be required for Indian permits Also, keep extra photographs of yourselves. These will be required for permits, filling out forms, etc.

Visas

All foreign nationals require visa to enter India. You must have a minimum of 6 months validity left on your passport on your date of re-entry to your home country. RR Donnelley is happy to assist you in making your visa application. We will provide a letter of invitation, which must accompany your passport, your letter of confirmation from your employer and your application form, photographs and fee.

Health

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Visit your doctor for shots and emergency medication. Your doctor will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history Get some protection against malaria. You will likely need an anti-malarial travel pack, which is available from a pharmacy, on advice from your doctor Wash your hands before and after eating Always keep a tube of mosquito repellent with you Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need for diarrhoea, fever, etc. Also, band aids and an antiseptic ointment Inform RR Donnelley of any dietary restrictions, allergies and medical conditions, if any. Please note that this will be treated with utmost confidentiality and will ensure a safe and enjoyable visit Always drink bottled water Eat fruits you can peel Always wash fruits well before eating them Avoid ice unless you're sure it's made from treated, chlorinated water. This includes ice used to keep food cool as well as ice in drinks Ensure food has been freshly and thoroughly cooked and is hot - avoid food that has been kept warm Fish and shellfish can be suspect. Uncooked shellfish, such as oysters can be especially risky

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Health

Prior to traveling, check if the existing medical insurance covers international travel. If not, procure medical insurance cover for international travel. Staying healthy is simple if you follow a few simple rules. Following these rules will be easy as RR Donnelley regularly hosts western guests.

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Access

At the airport, you will be required to fill in Landing cards to be handed over with your passport at Passport Control. Similarly, on departure, you will be handed a Departure card at check-in to be completed and handed over with your passport at Passport Control. RR Donnelley will be happy to arrange for your ground transportation. All you have to do on landing is look out for the RR Donnelley chauffeur holding a placard in your name/s at the exit gate. Our chauffeurs will pick you up from the airport arrivals hall and transport you during your stay. Alternately, you may rent a car with private cab owners. Pre-paid taxis and airport coaches are available at airports.

Access

Chennai has an international airport connected by several international airlines. There are regular flights to several cities around the world from the International Terminal. There are also daily flights to all important centers in India from the Domestic Terminal. Kamaraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Meenambakkam ­ about 15 kms from the city. Road journeys are safe and comfortable.

Accommodation

RR Donnelley recommends: · The Raintree · ITC Hotel Park Sheraton & Towers · Taj Connemara · Taj Coromandel (*) · Taj Fisherman's Cove (*) With the exception of Taj Fisherman's Cove, the 4 hotels listed above are located in the heart of the city. The average distance from the airport is 9.3 miles (15 km) which can be covered in under 45 minutes. A refreshing mix of style and spacious elegance, all the hotel guest rooms and suites offer peace and tranquility as well as the comforts of modern day living.

Accommodation

RR Donnelley enjoys corporate rates with some of the leading hotels in Chennai. Available in categories like five-stars and beach resorts our recommended hotels will enhance the pleasure of your visit. We will be happy to arrange for your accommodation and will send you corporate rates of these hotels on request.

(*) No corporate rates available

Currency

You can change all major foreign currencies and brands of travelers' cheques - but you'll widen your options and save yourself the bother if you stick to US dollars or pounds sterling and either Thomas Cook or American Express travelers cheques. In hotels and restaurants, tips are not normally included in the bill. The standard tip is 10%. In hotels, porters and room service attendants are normally tipped at the end of the stay, though an early tip is likely to get you better service. Alert your bank of your travel plans, in case you need to use your debit or credit cards.

Currency

Chennai has ATMs on every street which accept both Visa and MasterCard. Currency Conversion (November 2007): 1.00 USD = 39.34 INR 1.00 GBP = 80.68 INR 1.00 EUR = 57.59 INR 1.00 INR = 0.025 USD 1.00 INR = 0.012 GBP 1.00 INR = 0.017 EUR

Places to Visit In Chennai:

Fort St. George: Fort St. George was built in 1640 A.D by the British East India Company, under the direct supervision of Francis Day and Andrew Cogon. The Fort Museum: This repository of rare exhibits is home to a number of weapons, uniforms, coins, costumes, medals and other artifacts dating back to the British period. Marina Beach: Marina Beach has the honour of being the second largest beach in the world. Santhome Cathedral Basilica: Santhome at the southern end of Marina Beach derives its name from St. Thomas, the apostle of Christ who is believed to have come to Madras sometime during 52 A.D. Kapaleeshwarar Temple: The original 8th century Shiva temple built by the Pallavas is constructed in Dravidian style.

Places to Visit

In Chennai · Fort St. George · The Fort Museum · Marina Beach · Santhome Cathedral Basilica · Kapaleeshwarar Temple Around · · · Chennai Kanchipuram Mahabalipuram Muttukadu

Around Chennai:

Kanchipuram: Nearly at a distance of 76 km from Chennai is the Famous temple city of Kanchipuram ­ it is one of the seven sacred cities of India. It is also famous for the best quality of silk fabrics available here. Mahabalipuram: At the distance of 55 km from Chennai is the famous place of Mahabalipuram ­ now a famous tourist destination due to the shore temple and beautiful mandapams. Muttukadu: (36 kms) The backwaters of Muttukadu have been developed to serve as a scenic picnic spot and a centre for water sports.

Chennai Best Buys

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Amethyst Anokhi ­ Chamiers Naturally Auroville Boutique Chennai Citi Centre Victoria Technical Institute ­ VTI Dakshin Chitra Spencer Plaza ­ below one of RR Donnelley's office facilities Silk Route Collage Kalpa Druma The Apparao Art Galleries

Chennai Best Buys

The Kanchipuram Silk Saree is hand-woven, interleaved designs made with `Jari' - a silk thread twisted with a thin silver wire and then gilded with pure gold... A wide variety of traditional and trendy merchandise are available such as jewelry, carvings on brass, stone, wood and ivory.

We wish you a safe journey.

RR Donnelley India Outsource Pvt. Ltd. 43 A 1st Main Road, R A Puram Chennai 600 028 India Contact: Amita Shankar Email: [email protected]

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