Take an Amazing Road Trip From Chennai

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Road trips always have a tinge of adventure associated with them. Discovering new places en route is something that makes travelling in your own car or bike or even  a private cab more joyous. There are some road trips from Chennai you ought to try, if you are a travel enthusiast. Check out the list below for the same.

Chennai to Pondicherry

Distance from Chennai: 170 kms

Take the East Cost Road from Chennai to reach Pondicherry. This is one of the most picturesque roads to drive on with the sea on one side of the road. The Sea with its changing hues as the day passes by is a sight that will make you stop often for photographs. You can also stop by the lovely Mahabalipuram on the way.

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Pondicherry is a perfect amalgamation of two cultures- French and Tamil. And this French style place has a lot to offer to the visitors. It is referred to as “A corner of India that would be forever France”.

Places to see

Paradise Beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Old Lighthouse, Sacred Heart Church, Botanical Garden, Promenade, Church of our Lady of Angels.


Chennai  to  Yelagiri

Distance form Chennai : 230 kms

A lovely road trip with loads of scenic stretches, picturesque gardens , orchards and scenic mountain views. You will sure enjoy driving on the winding roads here.

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Yelagiri is a peaceful hill station that is not too much crowded by tourists. You can relax and enjoy your time in solitude at this hilltop getaway. The smooth and well constructed highway roads make the drive very comfortable from Chennai

Places to see

Boating in Punganur Lake, Trekking from the Sunset Trail trek


Chennai to Nandi Hills

Distance from Chennai: 350 kms

The Road Trip to Nandi is all about lovely misty mountain roads that leaves you feeling enchanted. For anyone who is a novice in trekking, Nandi Hills is a nice option.

The scenic landscapes would soothe your senses in the best possible way. You feel like you are walking in the middle of clouds and fog. If it is raining, it would add to the beauty of the place.

Places to see:


Chennai to Kolli Hills

Distance from Chennai: 368 kms

Chennai to Kolli Hills is a joyful ride that can be done in a bike or a car with the  entire family. One needs pass through 70 hairpin bends to reach the top of the hills.

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If you are looking for a great place to enjoy with your near and dear ones, Kolli hills is the perfect destination. A great place for trekking, hiking, peaceful meditation and enjoying pristine nature.

Places to see

Agaya Gangai waterfalls, Arpaleeshwar Temple, Masila Falls, Boating at Kolli hills boat house


Chennai to Rameshwaram

Distance from Chennai: 560 kms

The only reason one must take this road trip is Pamban Road Bridge.   Driving through Pamban is something that every serious traveler must do at least once.

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The mythological significance of Rameshwaram has spread worldwide. The temples and Dhanushkodi bridge over here are the major tourist draws. Water sports can also be enjoyed at Pitchavaram Backwater.

Places to see

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi Beach, Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, A.P.J Abdul Kalam House, Ram Setu, Ariyaman Beach, Jatayu Tirtham Temple


Chennai to Ooty

Distance from Chennai: 580 kms

A road trip to Ooty is easy one as the road conditions re good. Enjoy the countryside and later the lovely mountain roads of Ooty.

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Ooty is such a beautiful hill station that it is known as the queen of hill stations. There are wonderful places in and around Ooty. The coffee and tea tours are an added attraction over here. Do not miss out on the joyride in Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Places to see

Ooty Botanical Garden, Needle Rock View Point, Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake, St. Stephen’s Church, Doddabetta Peak, Rose Garden


Chennai to Munnar

Distance from Chennai: 590 kms

Winding roads, valleys and tea gardens make the road trip from Chennai to Munnar very delightful. Munnar is a beautiful hill station in God’s own country.

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There are many picturesque sight seeing places around Munnar. Tea plantations, cardamom plantations and lush green mountains are the major highlights of this place.

Places to see

Pothanmedu – 6 kms, Devikulam lake – 7 kms, Pallivasal for the Hydroelectric project – 8 kms, Attukkal for the waterfalls – 9 kms, Eravikulam National Park for nilgiri thar and the highest peak Anamudi- 15 kms

Not getting a reservation in the train and too sceptical about travelling through the bus? Well, take a road trip from Chennai to any of the places stated above and have the most memorable journey of your life.

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