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Residents of Japan and South Korea can also choose to apply for a visa on
arrival at the Chennai International Airport.
The climate in Chennai during September can be summarized as very hot, humid and
September is in the autumn season in Chennai and is typically the 6 th warmest month of
the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 34°C (94°F), whilst
at night 25°C (77°F) is normal. Remember to wear sunscreen all the time.
The primary language spoken in Chennai is Tamil, the official language of Tamil Nadu.
However, a majority of the population is well-versed in English. Telugu and Malayalam
are the other languages spoken by a minor section of the residents.
Three-wheeled auto rickshaws offer the easiest way of getting around but unfortunately,
fares are relatively expensive and rarely charged as per the meter. Foreigners are
invariably quoted excessively high rates (often more than double) and should be
prepared to negotiate hard before the journey. The taxis in Chennai are known as "call
taxis". These are private cabs that need to be phoned in advance and cannot be hailed
from the street. It's a good idea to hire one of these taxis to go sightseeing, as
attractions are very spread out.
Buses are cheap and cover most of the city. There's the local train service as well.
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