The Air China plane carrying Xi and others landed here at about 2 p.m. and Xi set foot on Tamil Nadu soil at 2.10 p.m.
Accorded a red carpet welcome, Xi was received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and others.
Xi was also accorded a grand traditional musical welcome.
Xi will reach the ITC Grand Chola Hotel by road and rest for a couple of hours.
He will leave for Mamallapuram, about 60 km from here, at about 4 p.m. from his hotel.