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One-Day Escapes From Chennai

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Did you ever have that sudden feeling to go on a holiday? But couldn’t, because you only had one day in front of you. Well, you can now make a holiday even if you have just a day! Yes, we have found you a great list of one-day destinations, that we think would make excellent trips from Chennai.

Nagalapuram

Nagalapuram Waterfall

Nagalapuram is a temple town in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated just 70 km away from Chennai. Nagalapuram is well known for its temples which reflects the Vijayanagara architectural style. The Nagalapuram waterfalls are also yet another beautiful tourist attraction which ropes in both local and international tourists.

Pulicat Lake & Sanctuary

Pulicat Lake

The Pulicat Lake and Sanctuary on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest brackish water lake in India. It is separated from the Bay Of Bengal by the barrier island of Sriharikota. The bird sanctuary in Pulicat is especially known for the Greater Flamingos which is found in abundance there. It is around 88 km away from Chennai.

Yelagiri

yelagiri grass lands

Yelagiri is a hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at an altitude of 1110.6 meters above sea level. It is about 230 km away from Chennai. The orchards, rose-gardens and green valley’s that surround the village of Yelagiri makes it one of the best hill stations in the area.

Tranquebar

tranquebar fort

Tranquebar/Tharangambadi is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 280 km away from Chennai. The name Tranquebar means “Place Of The Singing Waves” . The most famous tourist attraction in Tranquebar is the Danish fort. The quiet beaches are also a major attraction in Tranquebar.

Vellore

Naraini Golden Temple - Vellore

Vellore is located on the banks of river Palar. It is situated about 140 km away from Chennai. Vellore has a lot of tourist attractions such as the Srilakshmi Golden Temple, Vellore Fort, Amirthi Zoological Park, Science Park etc.  It is also a the top exporter of finished products of leather from India.

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60km away the city of Chennai. Mahabalipuram was a famous port city from ancient times. It has a group of sanctuaries which are carved out of rock build in  the 7th and 8th centuries. These sanctuaries are now declared as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Kanchipuram

Ekambaranath, Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram situated 70 km away from the city of Chennai. The city is known for two things across India, the temples that the city houses which are an architectural marvel. And, the second thing for which Kanchipuram is known for is the weaving industry that exists there. The silk saris of Kanchipuram are world renowned.

So, the next time you only have a day for an escapade from Chennai, you now know where to Zoom to.

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2 Comments

  1. Ratnateja

    June 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Nice plan

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  2. Nanda kumar

    June 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    We are around 50 people going yo yellsagri. Can you arrange sight seeing and transport 1 or 2 days .

    Reply

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