New Delhi: The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is known for its beaches, museums and various other historical sites. If you live in the city, you might already have been to each and every tourist site and might be looking forward to spending the long weekend in another place.
Pack your travel bags and get ready to explore the places around Chennai this weekend with the below mentioned list of places to visit:
What could be better than having a UNESCO World Heritage site, just a a few kilometers away? Yes, the city Mahabalipuram is an ancient site which is home to the 'Shore Temple'- a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the Pallava rule, seven identical rockcut structures were built and the Shore Temple is the last one surviving till date.
All history lovers must definitely give this place a chance to excite them!
In mood for some seaside tour? Pulicat is the place to go! Located at a distance of just 66 kms from Chennai, the place is already a famous weekend escape for people who want to break everyday life monotony by relaxing near the sea. This small town's major attraction is the 'Pulicat Lake'.
All pilgrims to take note! Kanchipuram is located at a distance of 70 km and is among the 7 holiest cities in India. The place was the religious capital of the rulers of the Pallava Dynasty and the magnificent temples and shrines built by them still stand strong today!
The Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is the most popular holy destination of the town.
The town is located on the shores of the Palar River and is a beautiful mixture of the flavours of the different dynasties that once ruled here. If you are fond of forts, head out to the Vellore Fort which will definitely take you back in time
If you just want to relax on a clean beach, away from the city life, Pondicherry is the best option near Chennai! What's more? A lot of international tourists flock to the place every year so who knows, you might make an international contact as well!