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Best Weekend Getaways from Chennai

Last updated on Apr 03, 2021, 01:17 pm


Weekend getaways near Chennai

Considered amongst the most beautiful cities of South India, Chennai City is cuddled with various tourist spots that are perfect options for a weekend getaway. Ranging from ancient temples to beaches, these spots will help you relax after a chaotic week.

You can visit these spots either through road, train or air, anything that is convenient for you. Here is the list of places for weekend getaways near Chennai.

Name of the place

Distance from the City

Places to visit/Things to do

Yercaud

362.2 km

· Yercaud Lake

· Shevaroy Temple

· Shevaroy Hills

· Silk Farm

Yelagiri

227 km

· Punganoor Lake

· Jalagamparai waterfalls,

· Jalagandeeswar Temple

· Velavan Temple

· Swamimalai Hill

Kodaikanal

525.7 km

· Greenvalley view

· Kodaikanal Lake

· Bear Shola Falls

· Pillar Rocks

· Thalaiyar Falls

· Coakers Walk

· Berijam Lake

· Dolphins Nose

· Bryant Park

· Silver Cascade Falls

· Silent Valley View Point

· Canopy Hill, Vattakanal

· Kurinji Andavar Temple

· Kodaikanal Solar Observatory

· Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

· Pambar Falls

· Camping amidst Pear Orchard

· Subramanya Temple

· Moir Point

· Fairy Falls

· Mother Sallette Church

· Kodaikanal Pine Forest

· Lake View Point

· Vattakanal Falls

· Perumal Peak

· Kukkal Caves

· Guna Caves

· Mannavanur Lake

· Kurangani Hills

· Kumbakkarai Falls

· Chettiar Park

· Poombarai

· Anna Salai Market

· Upper Lake View Point

· Wax Museum

Ooty

555 km

· Avalanche Lake

· Ooty Lake

· Emerald Lake

· Ooty Botanical Gardens

· Deer Park

· Doddabetta Park

· Kalhatty Waterfalls

· Kamraj Sagar Dam

· Mudumalai National Park

· Mukurthi National Park

· Needle View Hillpoint

· Ooty Rose Garden

· Ooty Toy Train

· Tribal Research Center

· Parsons Valley Reservoir Ooty

· Pykara Waterfalls

· St. Stephen’s Church

· Ooty Stone House

· Tada Huts Ooty

· Wax World

· Wenlock Downs Ooty

·

Puducherry

151.2 km

· Auroville

· Ousteri lake

· Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

· Seaside Promenade

· Paradise Beach

· Sri Aurobindo Ashram

· Scuba Diving in Pondicherry

· Serenity Beach

· Arikamedu

· Auroville Beach

· Chunnambar Boathouse

· Pondicherry Botanical Garden

· Old Lighthouse

· Jawahar Toy Museum

· French War Memorial

· Pondicherry Museum

· Rock Beach

· Shopping in Pondy Bazaar

· Mahatma Gandhi Statue

· Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam)

· Bharati Government Park

· Ousteri Lake

· Statue of Dupleix

· Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

· Immaculate Conception Cathedral

· Varadraja Perumal Temple

· Cluny Embroidery Centre

· Manakula Vinayagar Temple

· Kanniga Parameswari Temple

· ISKCON Pondicherry

· Ousteri Wetland and National Park

· Sri Karaneswara Nataraja Temple

· The Ganesh Garden

· Veerapattinam Beach

· Goubert Market

· Pudukuppam Beach

· ICYER

· Meeran Mosque

· Reppo Beach

Coorg

585.6 km

· Madikeri Fort

· Abbey Falls

· Iruppu Falls

· Raja’s Seat

· Tadianmol Peak

· Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

· Barapole River

· Dubare Elephant Camp

· Brahmagiri Hill

· Nishani Motte

· Chelavara Falls

· Mallalli Falls

· Coffee Plantation Visit

· Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

· Kumara Parvatha Hill

· Nagarhole National Park

· Omkareshwara Temple

· Burude Falls

· Nisargadhama

· Honnamana Kere Lake

· Chettalli

· Pushpagiri Hill

· Gaddige

· Harangi Dam

· Mandalpatti

· Kote Betta Hill

· Nalknad Palace

· Kabbe Hills

· Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple

· Talacauvery & Bhagamandala

Munnar

603.8 km

· Echo Point

· Attukad Waterfalls

· Top Station

· Pothamedu View Point

· TATA Tea Museum

· Eravikulam National Park

· Wonder Valley Adventure and Amusement Park

· Kundala Lake

· Marayoor Dolmens

· Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

· Carmelagiri Elephant Park

· Chinnakanal Waterfalls

· Chokramundi Peak

· Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm

· Tree House Stay

· Photo Point

· Lakkom Water Falls

· Anamudi

· Devikulam

· Mattupetty Dam

· Meesapulimala

· Blossom Park

· Kolukkumalai Tea Estate

· Lockhart Gap

· Rose Garden

· Nyayamakad Waterfall

· Lakkam Waterfalls

· Thirumeni Culture Center

· CSI Christ Church

· Magnificience of Top Station Munnar

· Kuthumkal Waterfalls

· Rock Cave (Malayil Kallan Guha)

· Sevenmallay Tea Estate

· Power House Waterfalls

· Munnar Tea Museum

· Cheeyapparra Waterfalls

· Pallivasal Falls

· Anayirankal Dam

· Valara Falls

· Chithirapuram

Kanchipuram

72 km

· Kamakshi Amman Temple

· Vardhraja Perumal Temple

· Devarajaswami Temple

· Kanchi Kudil Museum

Coonoor

538.7 km

· Sim’s Park

· Droog Fort

· Heritage Train

· St. George’s Church

· Law’s falls

· Rallia Dam

· Dolphin’s Nose

· Lady Canning’s Seat

· Highfield Tea Factory

· Ketti Valley

· Lambi’s Rock

· Wellington

· Kattery Park

· Hidden Valley

Rameswaram

558.1 km

· Rameshwaram Temple

· Dhanushkodi Temple and Beach

· Jatayu Tirtham

· Agnitheertham

· Lakshmana Tirtham

· Villoondi Tirtham

· The Five Faced Human Temple

· Gandhamadhana Parvatham

· Ariyaman Beach

· Silk Shopping

· Annai Indira Gandhi Roach Bridge

· Sea World Aquarium

· Kothandaramaswamy Temple

· Jada Tirtham

· Glass Boat Ride at Pamban Bridge

· Abdul Kalam House

· Burial Place of Abdul Kalam

· Kalam National Memorial

· Kunthu Kal Beach

· Nambu Nayagiamman Temple

· Thiruppullani

Pulicat

54.3 km

· Pulicat Lake

· Pulicat Sanctuary

Mahabalipuram

57 km

· Shore Temple

· Mahabalipuram Beach

· Five Rathas

· Arjuna’s Penance

· Alamparai Fort

· Sadras

· Tiger Caves

· Crocodile Bank

· Covelong Beach

· India Seashell Museum

· Descent of the Ganges

· Krishna’s Butter Ball

· Krishna Cave Temple

· Varaha Cave Temple

· Mahishasuramardini Cave

· Ganesh Ratha Temple

· Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple

· Trimurti Cave

· Sculpture Museum

· Olakkannesvara Temple

· Mamallapuram Lighhouse

· Wide Beach

· Mamallapuram Dance Festival

Nagalapuram

70 km

· Nagalapuram falls

· Sri Veda Narayana Perumal Temple

Thiruthani

91 km

· Thiruthani Murugan Temple

· Camping, Thiruthani Hill,

· Shantipuri Shrine visit

Tirupati

133 km

· Sri Venkateswara Temple

· Swami Pushkarini Lake

· Akash Ganga Waterfalls

· Sri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignana Mandiram Temple

· Govindaraja Swamy Temple

· Deer Park

· TTD Gardens

· Sri Venkateshwara National Park

· Talakona Waterfalls

Vellore

138.4 km

· Palar River

· Vellore Fort

· Jalakanteshwara temple

· St. John’s Church

· Golden Temple

Chandragiri

145.2 km

· Chandragiri Fort

· Chandragiri Lake

· Raj Mahal Palace and Museum

· Rani Mahal


Nellore

175 km

· Udaygiri fort

· Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

· Mypadu Beach

· Sri Rangathaswamy Temple

Tharangambadi

284 km

· Town Gate

· King Street

· Rehlings House

· Fort Dansborg

· Masilamani Temple

· The Zion Church

Horsley Hills

289 km

· Mallama Temple

· Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

· Horsley Hills Zoo

· Gangotri Lake

· Gali Bandalu

Mysore

482 Kms

· Mysore Palace

· Chamundeshwar Temple

· Brindavan Gardens


Bodinayakannur

58 km

· Cloudland waterfalls

· Tiger falls

· Bodi Mettu

· Bodinayakannur coffee plantation

· , Bodinayakannur cardamom plantation

Srikalahasti

120 km

· Srikalahasteeswara Temple

· Veyilingala Kona Waterfall

· Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple

Kolar

280 km

· Someshwara Temple

· Kotilingeshwara Temple

· Kolar Gold fields

Chidambram

213 km

· Pichavaram Mangrove Forests

Puttaparthi

371 km

· Chaitanya Jyoti Museum

· Sathya Sai Ashram

· Wish fulfilling Tree

· Sri Satya Hill Museum

· Gopalaswami temple

· Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre

Kabini Forest

500 km

· Jungle Safari,

· Kabini Elephant Safari,

· Boating in Kabini.

· Nagarhole forest

Sriangapatna

462 km

· Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

· Nimishamba Temple

· Dariya Daulat Bagh

Shivanasamudra Falls

441 km

· Gaganachukki waterfalls

· Barachukki Waterfalls

Annamalai Hills

594 km

· Coffee plantations

· Tea plantations

Kolukkumalai

574 km

· Kolukkumalai Tea Plantation

Sakleshpur

574.2 km

· Manjarabad Fort

· Sakleshwara Temple

· Bisle Reserve forest

· Agni Gudda Hill Trekking and Sightseeing,

· Manjhehalli waterfalls

· Kukke Subramanya Temple

· Jenukal Gudda

· Betta Byraveshwara Temple

· Chennakesava Temple

· Raxidi Estate

· Hemavathi Dam (boating, Kayaking, swimming, banana-boat riding, rope crossing)

Thiruvannamalai

193 km

· Gingee Fort

· Sathanur Dam

· Annamalaiyar Temple

· Ramana Ashram

· Virupaksha Cave

· Arunachala Hill

· Tirumalai Temple

· Mamara Guhai cave

· Skandashramam cave

· Seshadri Swamigal Ashram

Hogenakkal

341 km

· Hogennakkal falls

· Mettur Dam

· Melagiri Hills

· Pennagram village

· Theerthamalai Temple

· Hanuman Theertham Temple

Vedanthangal

87 km

· Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

· Karikili Bird Sanctuary

Javadi Hills

206 km

· Trekking, Sightseeing

Thanjavur

349 km

· Brahadeshwar Temple

· Gangaikonda Cholapuram

· Shiva Ganga Garden

· Vijaynagar Fort

· Thanjai Mamni Koil Temples

· Alangudi Temple

· Chandra Bhagwan Temple

· Bangaru Kamakshi Amman Temple

· Schwartz Church

· Swami Malai Temple

· Saraswathi Mahal Library

Bellikkal

570 km

· Trekking

Konaseema

641 km

· Sightseeing, Boating

Kaigal falls

223 km

· Sightseeing

Velankanni

310 km

· Velankanni Church

· Velankanni Beach

· Vellankanni Church Museum

· Nagapattinam beach

· Sikkal Temple

· Handicrafts and silk shopping

Belur

572 km

· Chennakesava Temple

· Kappe Chennigaray

Talakadu

447 km

· Vaidyanatheshwara Temple

Chembra Peak

623 km

· Trekking, camping

Mullayanagiri Peak

616 km

· Trekking, camping, sightseeing

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

436 km

· Sightseeing

Yaganti

401 km

· Sri Yagantiswamy Temple

Silent Valley National Park

644 km

· Sightseeing

Bhavani Island

458 km

· Adventure sports, Boating

Kumara Parvatha Trek

611 km

· Trekking

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

465 km

· Sightseeing

· Bird Watching

· Boating

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

674 km

· Sightseeing

· Bird watching

Gangai konda Cholapuram

251 km

· Sightseeing

KoLi Hills

364 km

· Sightseeing

· Arappaleshwar Temple

Mekedatu

397 km

· Sightseeing

Lepakshi

375 km

· Veerbhadra Temple

· Lepakshi Temple

· Nandi bull

· Paintings