Chennai has got its own tradition, culture and food, which sometimes looks very different from the rest of the country. Also known as Madras, the South Indian state is the best bet for adventure enthusiasts. There is so much to explore and enjoy.
Here are some of the weekend gateways from Chennai:
It is located at a distance of 135 kilometers from Chennai. It is one of the best places around Chennai with a peaceful and calm atmosphere. Its historical significance is supreme and it attracts tourists from every corner of the country.
If you are looking for a proper scenic place in South India, Coorg can surely top your list. Known as the ‘Scotland of India’, the silent hilly town can help you reduce stress through the beautiful landscape on offer. The food is very nice and the best time to visit is from September to May.
At a distance of about 161 km from Chennai, Pondicherry still possesses the flavor of a French colony. There are so many activities in store for you. The best time to visit the place is from October to February. It is very famous and most visited place around Chennai.
4. Kolli Hills:
This silent and serene place is about 300 km’s from Chennai. It serves as a great weekend destination which rejuvenates you and reduces the stress of daily activities. There are cottages on offer to give you a different feeling altogether.
This place is totally different from the rest. Located at a distance of 284 km’s from the main city, the town still exudes the age old tranquility with utmost ease. It showcases a number of cultures with Danish, British, German and French colonies still having their old impact on the town.
It’s a perfect mix of cultural and natural beauty. Vellore makes for an ideal weekend. It is also known as the fort city of Tamil Nadu. It is the most prominent landmark of the city. It is only 136 km from Chennai and is mostly visited from October to March.
7. Kanchi Puram:
This place has cultural, religious and social importance with internationally known sarees stealing the show, which are traditionally crafted. Also known as the silk town of India, the place will get you in touch with your spiritual self. It is a perfect weekend gateway from Chennai.
The town exists since the Mauryan reign. You can visit places like Somasila dam and Nellapattu bird sanctuary. Apart from this, you can also visit the Udaygiri fort, which is visited by a number of tourists, so don’t expect it to be calm. However, Pullicat Lake can surely sooth your eyes, especially if you are living in a polluted region or city.
9. Horsely hills:
The quant hill station is located at an altitude of 4,100 feet. The lake, museum and natural beauty will lift your spirits and get you ready for the busy work schedule ahead. Located around 276 km from Chennai, it can be reached by train. You can stay in Chittoor cooperative society guest house.
This beautiful destination will give you a number of good memories to cherish. You can enjoy the boat ride and reach lagoon, which is around 8 km from Muthupet. The area is surrounded by green forests. You can enjoy the feeling of being cut from the rest of the world.
Last modified: November 3, 2018