7 Awesome Weekend Getaways from Chennai
Chennai is surrounded by gorgeous getaways from touristic spots to scenic views. Here are our picks for 7 awesome weekend getaways from Chennai!
10 h 2 min (530.7 km) via Chennai – Theni Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy/Chennai – Villupuram – Trichy – Kanyakumari Rd/Grand Southern Trunk Rd
Kodaikanal in Tamil translates to “The Gift of the Forest”, and rightly so. Kodaikanal is filled with lush greenery and beautiful scenic routes that will take your breath away. Apart from various places to be, its picturesque lake is a must visit!
Things to do: https://www.treebo.com/blog/things-to-do-in-kodaikanal/
3 h 6 min (151.2 km) via East Coast Rd
The gorgeous town of Puducherry is a central location for tourism and general vacationing. There is a beautiful coastal view and fun historical sights to see. Check out this town if you’re looking for a short drive and a great weekend.
Things to do and places to be: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/articles/the-top-12-things-to-do-and-see-in-pondicherry-india/
1 h 30 min (54.1 km) via SH 104
A wonderful historic town located at a seashore for the perfect time to unwind, Pulicat has spots like the lake bird sanctuary and the lake itself to give a good touristic experience and it is a short drive away from Chennai!
4. Hogenakkal Waterfalls:
6 h 37 min (342.5 km) via NH 48
Hogenakkal Falls is a breathtaking waterfall in South India on the Kaveri river. You can definitely take some beautiful pictures and an enjoyable boat ride along with other fun things to do here!
5. Nandi Hills:
7 h 39 min (349.4 km) via NH 48
Nandi Hills is a hillfortress in Karnataka known for its incredible view. This is a place with rich history and scenic spots.
10 h 26 min (557.2 km) via Chennai – Theni Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy/Chennai – Villupuram – Trichy – Kanyakumari Rd/Grand Southern Trunk Rd
A delightly drive away, Meghamalai is a mountain range in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Its lovely landscape and cardamom and tea plantations, among so many other things to explore, are an attraction to travelers of the area.
11 h 7 min (564.6 km) via NH 48
Primarily a tiger reserve but a place surrounded by scenic exploration sights, Mudumalai is an excellent spot for adventurers and to spend time with nature.