Hi everyone I'm from Bangalore but posting in Chennai forum as i need some info from Chennai ILites..... We (my husband and I) are planning to visit Sankara Nethralaya and would like to gather as much info as possible about the hospital and the city. This is our first visit to Chennai and we would like to know about many things such as 1. good hotels to stay near the hospital 2. how's the system at the hospital? we'll be taking an appointment but is the waiting long or is the system smooth? i've heard we might have to wait 10-12 hrs.to meet the doctor inspite of the appt. 3. any recommendation for a particular doctor ....a name that we have heard a lot is Dr. Lingam Gopal 4. easiest mode of transportation for moving within the city.....how is the auto scene(meter, bargaining or fixed rates) considering that we r not locals and do not know any south indian language. 5. decent restaurants for meals 6.any other info that could be useful while in the city or at the hospital. Any other information/suggestion that could be of help is greatly appreciated. Thanks a ton.