Weekend getaway places from Chennai

Chennai is considered to be the capital of Tamil Nadu state. After your sightseeing of Chennai city, you can have a short weekend getaway trip from Chennai. Here in this blog, we prepare a small list of some of the beautiful weekend getaway destinations where you can spend some time with your loved ones.

1. Mahabalipuram:

This place is situated 57 Km away from Chennai. You can reach Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. If you are an adventure seeker, then this place will take care of you as it offers you numerous activities. Not only this, if you love to take pictures and are a beach lover, then this place is a perfect spot for you. The ideal time to explore this city is from October to March. You can also try beach camping, wildlife spotting, surfing, photography, and fishing at this wonderful place.

The famous places where you can visit are Pancha Rathas, Shore Temple, Krishna’s Butter Ball, India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram Beach.

2. Kanchipuram:

This place is an ideal place for a day-long tour.  Kanchipuram is considered to be an important religious and spiritual centre. This religious place is at a distance of 75 Km from the city of Chennai and it takes only 2 hours to reach this beautiful destination.

There are so many beautiful temples that attract people across the globe because of their amazing finest architecture. On your visit to Kanchipuram, you can also visit Varadaraja Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Devarajawami Temple.

3. Tirupati:

If you know a little bit about Hindu temples, then this place is not new to you. This place is famous amongst the people who are the devotees of Lord Venkateshwara and other Hindu gods. This place is situated in a state named Andhra Pradesh. There are numerous museums, Hindu temples, dams, and national parks which make this place a perfect place from a tourist’s point of view.

This place is situated 134 Km away from the city of Chennai. You can explore this place between November to February.On your visit to this city, you can enjoy your visit to Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Kapila Theertham, Chandragiri, Deer park, Kalyani Dam, Sri Venkateswara Temple.

4. Pondicherry (Puducherry):

Pondicherry is one of the most famous weekend destinations in Chennai. This place is also known as “The French Riviera of the East”. There is a taste of French influence in the customs, cuisine, and architecture of this city. You can try some adventurous water sports here.

This place is situated 165 Km away from Chennai. The best time to explore this place is from October to March. Pondicherry Museum, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade beach, Arikamedu are some places where you can also visit.

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