7 Best Weekend Getaways Near Chennai

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Mahabalipuram is renowned for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut temples and monuments, showcasing ancient Indian art and history against a backdrop of stunning beaches. 

1. Mahabalipuram

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The small town of Puducherry/Pondicherry, which combines French culture, spirituality, and some of the best beaches in the area, will enchant you with its calm demeanor.

2. Pondicherry

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Kolli Hills, which is close to Chennai and is slowly gaining popularity as an unusual location excellent for a day trip, is the right blend of tranquility and nature. 

3. Kolli Hills

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Mysore is famed for its opulent Mysore Palace, a masterpiece of Indo-Saracenic architecture, and vibrant cultural heritage, hosting the grand Dasara festival annually.

4. Mysore

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Coorg, also known as The Scotland of India, is known for its lush green coffee plantations, cascading waterfalls, and laid-back lifestyle.

5. Coorg

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Pulicat is one of those less-publicized locations that will provide you with tranquility and a chance to unwind after a crazy week amid the turmoil of the city.

6. Pulicat

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Nellore is possibly one of the few locations that still conjures images of the great Mauryan Period. The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is another reason to go to Nellore.

7. Nellore

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