Serene Weekend Destinations Near Chennai

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Chennai, by the Bay of Bengal is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the 5th largest city of India. Chennai itself is hot and humid city where life is fast paced.  And to take a break from the hectic city life here  are some lovely and serene destinations near Chennai where one head to in weekend and come back relaxed and de-stressed.


Muttukadu Lake

Distance from Chennai- 36 kms approx.

Located on East Coast Road, this serene lake offers activities like wind surfing, boating, rowing, aqua scooters rides, speed boat rides and much more. A awesome lake to come over on a weekend and enjoy the serenity of nature while just paddling around on a boat.

Weekend Destinations Near Chennai
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Cuddalore

Distance from Chennai- 185 kms

Cuddalore means to “Sea town” in Tamil. And this is really a town with many pristine beaches. The Silver Beach here is the second longest beach of Tamil Nadu and is also one prettiest. The Cuddalore town is also famous for its various Shiva and Vaishnava temples. The Pichavaram backwaters here which is also a Mangrove forest is a must visit while here.

Weekend Destinations Near Chennai
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Yelagiri

Distance from Chennai: 230 kms

Surrounded by lakes, valleys, green hills, rose gardens and flowery orchards is a perfect pleasing hill station with pleasant climate all year round.

Weekend Destinations Near Chennai
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Horsley Hills 

Distance from Chennai: 279 kms

Famous hill resort in Andhra Pradesh located in the hills of the Eastern Ghats. Great place for Zorbing, Rapelling and Trekking. Lake Gangotri, Gaalibanda and Horsley hills museum are the famous spots.

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Tranquebar

Distance from Chennai: 285 kms

Tranquebar was a bustling Danish city, in ancient times  and a haven for serene beach lovers today. Tanquebar also knwon as  Tharangambadi is visited by people who love the peace and quiet offered here.

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Coonor

Distance from Chennai: 540 kms

Located between  Ooty and Mettupalyam , this is a virgin hill station in the Nilgiris. A place with lovely views, green carpeted tea plantations and just peace and serenity to accompany you. An amazing place for those who want to stay away from the crowd.

Weekend Destinations Near Chennai
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These are few weekend destinations near Chennai for a relaxed and peaceful stay with your loved ones. Enjoy a getaway and be happy. You can also explore some of the best beaches or plantations near Chennai as a weekend getaway.

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