Security has been heightened in Mamallapuram ahead of Chinese President Jinping's visit.
Preparations have also been mad at Chennai Airport ahead of Xi's arrival. The airport is being decked up traditionally with banana leaves, flower garlands, and fruits.
Ahead of Jinping's visit, around 2,000 school students in Chennai wore masks with his picture on them and made formations to welcome him in the city.
The two leaders had their first inaugural informal summit in China's Wuhan on April 27 and 28 last year.
The summit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance and exchange views on deepening India-China Closer Development Partnership, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.