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Nearby getaways of Chennai


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The beautiful city of Chennai does not only provide a number of attractions in the city but the city also acts as a gateway to some of the most sought after tourists destinations in the country. If you want some refuge from the din of routine city life then pack your bags and get going. Chennai offers a broad network of roads that provide easy access to some of the coolest hill stations and important pilgrimage centers in Tamil Nadu.

Below is a list of the popular Nearby getaways of Chennai


    Yelagiri Hills

  • Yelagiri Hills
    One of the most frequented nearby gateways of Chennai Yelagiri is a 3-4 hours drive from Chennai. A hill station engulfed in tranquillity Yelagiri is actually a cluster of small villages, spread around hills. Surrounded by green valleys, orchards and rose-gardens this hill station offers some of the most spectacular views of nature. One of the still unexplored regions in Tamil Nadu this hill station is picturesque and offers innumerable attractive spots. Some of the famous sightseeing options in Yelagiri include; Velvan Temple, Punganoor Lake, Swamimalai Hills and the Jalagamparai Waterfalls
  • Tirupati Hills

  • Tirupati Hills
    Located in the Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh Tirupati is one of the most important nearby gateways of Chennai. Situated 152 kms away from Chennai Tirupati is regarded as one of the eight most important places of worship of the Hindu’s. Known as the abode of Lord Venkateshwara this famous pilgrimage spot attracts millions of devotees from different parts of the world every year. Counted as one of the busiest pilgrimage centers in the world Tirupati houses a 2m high standing idol of Lord Vishnu on a lotus flanked by his partners Bhudevi and Sride. This statue is said to grant any wish made in front of it. A masterpiece of south Indian architecture Tirupati is believed to shelter a host of other temples as well.
  • Nellore

  • Nellore
    Another popular nearby gateway of Chennai is the beautiful little city of Nellore. Situated on the north bank of the Pennar River, Nellore lies at a distance of 173 kms from Chennai. Easily accessible by bus and train this city is one of the most preferred picnic spots of the locals of Chennai. An important city from the commercial aspect as it is one of the major producers of rice in the country Nellore also offers a number of sightseeing options. Apart from its mesmerizing scenic beauty you can find a number of historical monuments, temples, harbors and forts in Nellore.
  • Mahabalipuram

  • Mahabalipuram
    An ancient port city lying on the Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram is located at a distance of 60 kms from Chennai. This city is among the popular nearby gateways of Chennai. Having a strong historical backdrop, Mahabalipuram is home to some of the rarest historical monuments that were built during the Pallava Dynasty. Most of the temples are in the form of rock cut caves. One of the city’s prime attractions is its beautiful and unspoilt beaches which offer a host of activities like fishing and boating.