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6 Places Near Chennai For Weekend Getaway

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Mahabalipuram is famous for its ancient temples and rock-cut sculptures. You can explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Shore Temple, Five Rathas, and Arjuna's Penance, in addition to enjoying the scenic coastal beauty.

1. Mahabalipuram

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2. Pondicherry

Pondicherry offers a unique blend of French and Indian cultures. Explore the picturesque beaches, French colonial architecture, and the Auroville Ashram for a tranquil experience.

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3. Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, just about 75 kilometers from Chennai, is renowned for its exquisite silk sarees and numerous temples. Don't miss the opportunity to visit temples like Ekambareswarar Temple and Kailasanathar Temple.

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4. Yelagiri

Yelagiri is a serene hill station with lush greenery and pleasant weather. You can indulge in activities like trekking, boating, and nature walks while enjoying the tranquility.

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5. Vellore

Vellore, around 140 kilometers from Chennai, is known for its historical sites, such as Vellore Fort and the Golden Temple (Sripuram). The fort boasts an interesting mix of architectural styles, and the Golden Temple is a marvel of ornate design.

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6. Tirupati

Tirupati is a significant pilgrimage destination for Hindus. The world-famous Venkateswara Temple atop the Tirumala Hills is a must-visit for spiritual seekers. Additionally, you can explore other temples and natural attractions in the region.

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