10 Best Places In & From Chennai For One Day Trip!!

Written by Dhiwaharan Published on May 05, 2022 | 21:36 PM IST | 190


People who belong to Chennai would often opt for places such as Marina beach, Vandaloor Zoo, shopping malls, Elliots beach for their trip that is going to last only one day. There are many more unexplored places in and from the city which we can visit with our loved ones and return within a day. This piece is going to list down the best 10 of them for you to plan for your weekend or mid week refreshment.

10. Gingee Fort :

Located at 160 kilometres from the capital of the state, Gingee fort which is popularly known as “Senji” or “Chenchi” kottai will be a new experience for the first timers.The majestic fort has three different hill top and citadels and a massive boundary of thick walls and cliffs. Known as “Most impregnable fortress in India”, Gingee fort was fondly called as “Troy of East” by the British. It is best to visit the place when it’s not so hot.


9.Tada Falls :

It is indeed possible to visit Thada falls within a day and return before it’s too late at night if you start early. Located nearly 100 kilometres from Chennai and it’s a little bit of an adventure trek of 3 kilometres, but well worth the effort. It will be an amazing experience if you visit the wonderful place as a group of friends.


8. Sathanur Dam :

Being considered as one of Tamil nadu’s most important dams, Sathanur is located 30 kms away from Thiruvannamalai district which is 150 kms away from Chennai city. The dam consists beautifully maintained gardens and has acted as a shooting spot for many movies of Kollywood. Crocodile farm, Fish Grotto, Children’s park and a Zoo is maintained at the location as well.


7.Mahabalipuram :

Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram us a well loved tourist spot that is located very near to Chennai. Famous for it’s intricately carved temples and rock cut caves, the place is a historically important location as well. It’s just 52 kilometres away from the city and the best time to visit time is during midweek as weekends will be extremely crowded.


6. Pichavaram Mangrove Forests :

Being the second largest mangrove forest in the world, Pichavaram is located a little bit far from the city but it’s totally worth to visit by starting earliest as possible. It will be extremely delightful to see the complex river system and canal network. People who visited the place has always has never hesitated to add this place as one of their topmost favourite spots.


5.Pondicherry :

A 3 hour drive from the city will take you to this  beautiful island state which is known for it’s beaches and resorts. Being one of the seven union territories of India, This former French colony is a perfect amalgamation of the traditional Indian sensibilities and French architecture. The place serves the best combination of both the worlds and people who love long drives may consider this as best one day trip from the city.


Yelagiri could be considered as the nearest hill station from the city which could be visited and experienced within a day. The place which is spread a litte over 30 square kilometres and at a height of over 1100 metres above the sea level, offers beautiful spots such as Jalagamparai falls, sweeping orchards, rose garden, bird park etc. The hill station is located 227 kilometres from the capital of the state.


3. Choki Dhani

The place which located near Rajalakshmi Engineering college in Sriperumbudur, will let you feel the vibes of Rajasthani culture. Spanning across 15 acres of land, the place is set up in a ethnic north indian village style and also serves you Rajasthani style food. People from north india who miss their home could visit the place and enjoy and people who belong to the city can also give it a try to have an experience of a new culture.


2. East Coast Road :

Beaches in the ECR road is a best replacement for people who got bored of Marina beach and Besant Nagar beach. A long drive in the ECR road with your loved one will definitely be a refreshment and places such as Dakshin Chithra, Muttukad boat house are worth experiencing with ina day as well.


1. Blue Flag Beach :

This is the best beach for you to visit if you are literally bored with Marina and Besant Nagar beaches. Being India’s first ever internationally certified beach, the Blue flag beach which is located in Kovalam has best amenities such as toilets, showers, changing rooms and eco friendly bamboo huts to unwind. The place is also famous for surfing, says reports and the entrance fee to enter the beach is just Rs. 20.



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