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Best and Unique Places to Stay in Chennai

Time and age have shown great changes in India over a few decades. Some for the best, some still struggling to put the bad things to rest. All those western influenced habits taking over the metropolitan cities, Chennai brings you the authentic flavours of traditions and culture deeply rooted from their ancestor’s kitty. The capital of Tamil Nadu and formerly known as Madras, this city had seen its establishment during the reign of British in the years of sixteen hundred and the colonial architectures left behind them are still found intact around the city, now used by the government officials. There are best and unique places to stay in Chennai, some of which are influenced by the British Architecture. Lying on the Eastern Ghats and opening up to the waters of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai even after being very close to the equator and receiving the blazing sun, the tropical weather here is wet and dry. The city feels like it is being baked every day, but the cool sea breeze keeps the population calm helping them go about their day to day lives.

 

The food habits of the city followed by the people here also focus on keeping their bodily systems cool and hence when you are traveling here you will unconsciously start living their life styles and before you realise it, you are one of them. Strolling the streets of the biggest Coastal city in Tamil Nadu, you will encounter stalls selling tender coconut water at the turning of every corner and quick-bite vegetarian joints, serving their authentic dishes all over the city. Chennai is rich in diversity with some of the most ornamental religious architectural establishments enchanted with the tales of the past and flooded with devotees coming from all over the world to complete their pilgrimage. At any given time of the year, this city is always vibrant with the celebrations of festivals. It could be the celebration of harvesting season or the birth of a Prophet, this city knows how to keep you engaged. One can the best and most unique places to stay in Chennai.

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    Masinagudi
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Jungle Homestay in Masinagudi provides quite quietness since it is embraced by the lush green forests supported well by the Nilgiri hills around.Along with the stay here for one night, you will be able to engage in some adventurous activities which let you get closer to nature in a perfect way.         Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks are in close proximity with the resort; you can visit these locations if you wish to so that you won't get bored for even a second.Trek through the beautiful ranges of nearby forests and also enjoy a jeep safari along the rugged jungle ways.Check in at around 12:00 noon and be a part of this enticing landscape for a short while which will help you feel refreshed. Check-out around 12:00 AM, the next day.

    Very Good 4.0
    39 ratings

    Starting from

    7000


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    Masinagudi
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Spend two nights and three days at Cascade Villa in Masinagudi where you can relax in the laps of nature when it is really pleasant and extending you the warmth of fresh air.Along with accommodation, you will get time to indulge in different activities like jeep safari at night, trekking in the morning etc.A campfire with live music along with barbecue options would be letting you come out of the ennui you possess due to the routine work and bizarre lifestyle.This package provides you with food, accommodation and activities. Check-in around 12:00 noon and check-out by 11:00 AM, the next day.

    Good 3.0
    23 ratings

    Starting from

    8300


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    Ooty
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:A bungalow overlooking an enchanting waterfall would be a rare image that any nature lover seeks to capture and here is a chance to satiate your hunger for a stay amidst greenery and silence.This British style bungalow in Ooty promises you the best stay experience any can possibly ask for; the property is encircled by tea plantations and Kalhatt waterfalls adds a cascading effect.There are five vintage cottages that can accommodate up to 20 people at a time as well as facilities like snooker, swimming pool etc.The package includes food, accommodation, campfire along with music, trekking etc.Check-in at around 12:00 noon and check-out around 11:00 AM, the following day.

    Good 3.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    10000


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    Pondicherry
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:Embark on a memorable stay at Sunway Manor, Pondicherry and take back memories of being in the presence of pure luxury and stunning ambiance. Ideally located in the city center of Pondicherry on the 100ft road, the resort prides itself on a contemporary ambiance which occurs ina  stunning melange with age old South Indian warmth and hospitality. The accommodation space are spread over 61 gorgeous and aesthetic rooms that are perfect for business as well as leisurely pursuits.Delight in an array of leisure activities - enthrall in scores of indoor activities like carom, chess, and table tennis. De-stress yourself completing few lapses of swimming in the pool. Rivet in this amazing stay experience with friends and family. Meal Types: Mixed Menu (Veg and Non veg) Accommodation Types: Single or Double occupancyActivities: Activity center with indoor games like carom, chess, cricket, table tennis, access to swimming pool, usage of gym

    Good 3.0
    25 ratings

    Starting from

    5% OFF

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    8500

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    Chennai
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:A stone's throw away from the Palvakkam Beach, a stay at Green Meadows Resorts is surely the rewarding experience that you promised yourself. It is here that art and old age hospitality meets the modern amenities in a pleasing melange. The resort is modeled on the lines on an authentic Kerala home and is beautified with intricate woodwork that is the underlying charm. Located on teh East Coast Road, the resort is surely a surprising and pleasing getaway.

    Good 3.0
    37 ratings

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    4% OFF

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    5500

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    Pondicherry
    d1 Day n1 Night

    When was the last time you gave yourself a well-deserved holiday? Head for a fun and relaxing stay at The Ashok Beach Resorts in Chennai with your friends and family. The Ashok group in Chennai is part of ITDC (Indian Tourism Development Corporation).  ITDC’s accommodation chain, the Ashok group is the largest in the country. The beautiful resort offers accommodation ranging from luxury suites to modestly furnished rooms, from beach resorts to a moderately priced forest lodge.The packages are:  1.    Double Sharing Rooms2.    Triple Sharing RoomsMeal Types: Mixed Menu (Vegetarian and non-vegetarian)Accommodation: Double and triple sharing rooms at the resort.  Activities: Swimming pool (chargeable), carrom, volley ball, cricket, cycling, bullock cart, and other activities within 30 acres of the property. 

    Very Good 4.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    20% OFF

    7200


    9000

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    About the Activity: Located at a peculiar elevation, Chariot Beach Resorts provides its visitors with an unmatched panoramic view of soaring beach and bay front. Enthrall in a delightful stay during New Year and Christmas in this stunning resort at Chennai. Sip in the celebration fever enveloping the entire world during this time – take a break from the cobwebs of the city life and enthrall in this riveting stay along with family and friends. Build your team and get ready to indulge in exciting sessions of cricket, volleyball, basketball, football and badminton. De-stress yourself by taking a relaxing swim in the pool. Feed yourself with the mesmerizing view of the gorgeous beach. Delight in the celebration fever and make some wonderful memories with your friends and family while staying at this pleasing Chariot Beach Resorts, Chennai. Meal Types: Dinner Accommodation Types: Standard Rooms and Deluxe Rooms on double occupancy Activities: Regular Sports like Cricket, Volley Ball, Shuttle cock, Basket Ball, Foot Ball, Badminton, usage of swimming pool

    Very Good 4.0
    36 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    13828


    15000

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    Chennai
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:Yercaud, a pleasing hill station lies hidden in the Shevaroy Ranges of the state of Tamil Nadu and is a perfect option to get away and relax for a while in the arms of nature. Experience the charming beauty of this destination with a stay at Greenberry Resorts, Yercaud. The stunningly decorated resort has been modelled on the lines of a colonial bungalow. The amenities of the resort reflect its modern outlook. Savour your stay at this resort in Yercaud where you can make your time count. You can ease out in the private gardens and relax while you let your kids frolic about in the play area. Sit by the cheerful campfire by the night and during the day, take in the beauties of your surroundings. You can also indulge your time with indoor games such as Carrom, chess, Table tennis and many more. Package Includes: One day and one night that will include accommodation on a triple sharing basis including lunch, dinner, breakfast, morning and evening tea/coffee and usage of private garden, kids play area, and other games as mentioned in the details.Meal Types: Vegetrian and Non Vegetrian Menus Accommodation Types: Rooms on triple sharing basisActivities: Private garden, Children's Play Area , Bonfire,Indoor Games like Carom, Chess, Table Tennis, and many more

    Very Good 4.0
    40 ratings

    Starting from

    4% OFF

    2300


    2400

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    Cossetted in a serene and rustic locale on the countryside of Chennai, a stay at Prince Park Farmhouse is guaranteed to offer you a much needed respite from the routine. It is here that you can stay close to nature and away from the hum drum and yet not too far from the sights of Pondicherry. The calm locales of this farmhouse will surely take you back in time!This abode of calmness is known for its close proximity to Auroville, beach and the anglo french territory of Pondicherry.Meal Types: Vegetarian and non-vegetarian Meals  Accommodation Types: Cottage, studio and bungalow roomsActivities: Sightseeing, play area, carom, chess, cricket, volleyball,  and swimming pool

    Very Good 4.0
    35 ratings

    Starting from

    14% OFF

    2999


    3500

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    Yelagiri
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Touchstone Resort is the first hotel in the Yelagiri hills with antique furnishing and it is also proud to be one of the first hotels in Yelagiri with bar facilities, all tailor made to suit for you! The hotel embraces the serenity of the hills nearby and the lake with breathtaking landscapes and relaxing interiors, complemented by a graceful swimming pool located in the inner courtyard of the hotel. The elegant and chic interiors create a unique, luxurious and calming ambience, reflecting the quiet and refined side of the tranquil Yelagiri Hills. The hotel also showcases beautiful, custom-made art installations that have been curated around the concept of Indian textiles and heritage. The impressive series of installations have been set up to lend a distinct character to the spaces and enhance an unparalleled guest experience! Enjoy the exciting array of activities and relax in the ambience of the campfire with music and the stars glittering above you! Packages: a) Double sharing per person (Non-AC)b) Triple sharing per person (Non-AC)

    Very Good 4.0
    31 ratings

    Starting from

    2400


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    Pondicherry
    d1 Day n1 Night

    Rejuvenate with a couple stay at Le Royale Park Resort, Pondicherry and embark on an exciting experience that is beautified by the resort's luxurious offerings and comforting amenities. This resort and its location make for a perfect getaway among the beautiful seaside beauty of Pondicherry. The comforting and well equipped accommodation arrangements are sure to make you and your partner remember this time spent together for days to come.The wellness arrangements of this abode also help you in relieving all the stress. The warm and courteous staff will ensure that all your needs are well taken care of. Take back a memorable experience of a candle light dinner by the luxurious poolside and revel in the resort's stunning ambiance.Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Accommodation Types: Double occupancyActivities:Access to swimming pool, usage of gym

    Very Good 4.0
    33 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    6500


    7000

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    Chennai
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Experience: Celebrate Christmas and New Year at one of the most prestigious resorts in Chennai at Chariot Beach Resort in Mahabalipuram.The resort features a stunning view of the beach and the bay front with accommodations ranging from sea facing resort rooms and cottages. The resort also has a sprawling swimming pool and a number of indoor and outdoor activities and adventures.Meal Types: Dinner Accommodation Types: Standard and deluxe rooms on double occupancy Activities: Regular Sports like Cricket, Volley Ball, Shuttle Cock, Basket Ball, Foot Ball, Badminton, and Swimming Pool  

    Very Good 4.0
    34 ratings
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    Chennai
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:The serenity of Blue Bay Beach Resort in Chennai is a whole world apart that will guarantee you a fun and exciting time with your loved ones. Head for an exotic stay at the Blue Bay Beach Resorts in ECR, Chennai and enjoy this amazing party place! The Bay of Bengal is just 25km away from the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu as well as this tranquil resort! The resort is adorned with houses, elegantly furnished rooms and cottages leading to the private beach that you can frolic in. Swim, laze around, lie in the hammock among palm trees, spend your day on the private beach resort in Chennai ECR, collecting shells or with the waves lapping your feet wet, you can have dinner in the ocean side - restaurant overlooking the sea or have a party at our discotheque which will be reserved only for you make it your private discotheque in the beach resort. The package you can avail is as follows: Double sharing per head. Package will include welcome drink on arrival, veg and non veg buffet lunch, evening tea/ coffee with snacks, veg and non- veg buffet dinner, bed tea/coffee in the morning and breakfast. The package includes all activities as mentioned. 

    Very Good 4.0
    23 ratings

    Starting from

    11% OFF

    3559


    4000

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    Nilgiris
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Fixed Departure: 06-08-2016 and 20-08-2016Set out on a 2 days 1 night adventure package for a wonderful time in Nilgiris near Ooty.The trip happens in the 100-acre Bellikal estate in the Nilgiris. The 3000 acre Mudumalai wildlife reserve borders the estate.Indulge in this off-beat backpacking trip that will provide you with an array of adventure filled activities such as mountain trek, bush walk, bird watching etc.The cottage is strategically located to provide guests the mystical views of the wild Nilgiri mountains and if you are lucky, you might spot the passing wildlife.Enjoy your stay and take back a bag full of memories that will last for a lifetime.Check -in at 02:00 PM and check-out at 10:00 AM, the following day.

    Good 3.0
    29 ratings

    Starting from

    2750


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    Yercaud
    d1 Day n1 Night

    About the Activity:Your holiday season beckons you to explore some of the best places around you! This vacation season, why don’t you head for a pristine stay at the Golden Nest Resorts in Yercaud with your loved ones and revel in the pure, untouched arms of nature? The newly furnished cottages of Golden Nest Resorts in Yercaud are petite paradises on earth, as it is equipped with all the comforts to make your stay a pleasurable one. The Restaurant perched at the top of the resort will make your dining experience an appetizing and spellbinding one. The conference hall above the restaurant provides a gorgeous view, facilitating business events or family occasions to be conducted in a smooth manner. The aesthetically done landscaping in and around the resort provides the visitors a visually enriching and relaxing feel that will leave you in awe. ‘Golden’ does not feature just in the name of the resort, but it denotes the golden services that you will be provided during your stay here!The package you can avail while here is double occupancy in deluxe room per couple. 

    Good 3.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    17% OFF

    2902


    3500

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What You Should Know More About Stays in Chennai

  • Which are the best resorts to stay in Chennai?

    You can always find a good reason for a little celebration. Long holidays, family time, fun with friends, happy get together, festivities and occasions; whatever might be the case Chennai has some of the best resorts around the city to add more value to your memories. The simple gestures of the hospitality teams in the below mentioned Resorts will covet your minds to extend your stay longer:

    Orchid Resorts
    Southern Mermaid Resorts
    Signature New Cloud 7 Resort
    Golden Bay Resort
    Samarah Villa and Resort
    Meenakshi Resort

  • Which are the best beach resorts to stay in Chennai?

    Vacationing in Chennai would pretty much be incomplete if the waters of the seas were not visited by you. For the ones who are all about long walks on the sandy beaches, watching the sun going down in the horizon, Beach Resorts in Chennai is an ideal pick for stays. When the scorching sun is brightly shining over this enormous city, one can always stay indoors and enjoy the whistles of the sea. Following are some of the best options in Chennai for a Beach Resort to suit your budget:

    Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
    Beach Park and Club Resort
    Golden Sun Beach Resort
    Silver Sands Resort
    InDeco Resort
    Mamalla Beach Resort

  • Which are the best places for camp stays around Chennai?

    When the need to disconnect from the world and social media arises, one of the liberating actions to indulge in is to get away and get camping. Hiking up the heights, skipping over cracks, swimming into freedom and lying in the arms of nature, quietly breathing the fresh air rejuvenates the soul from within to set off for future conquests. Chennai city has some of the best camping sites and tours only a few kilometres away from all that chaos one has to deal with every day.

    • Bamboo Rustles Camp - Konganepalli
    • Mango Orchard Camp – Sri City Tada
    • Vineyard Camp – Cumbum Valley
    • Adventure Sports Camp - Madurantakam

  • Which are best places to stay near Chennai International Airport?

    Chennai known for being masters in the industries of manufacturing, technology, healthcare, research centres and many others, has evidently brought in more and tourists to this city on purpose of business. With no time to waste, people are always in a hurry to wrap-up their meetings and dealings quick and head back to their routine destination. In such instances checking-in close to the airport is ideal and below are some of the budgeted and luxurious stays for travellers to opt from:

    • Quality Inn Airport
    • Trident Chennai
    • ITC Grand Chola
    • Lemon Tree
    • Hablis
    • Hotel NK Grand Park
    • Saibala Grand
    • Treebo Grand Marena

  • Which are the best homestays in and around Chennai?

    Looking for a home away from home to lay your head for a few days and get some rest while you are in the land of Chennai? Rich with traditions and culture, Chennai offers some of the most authentic homestays serving the most bona fide cuisines and embracing you with the most humble livelihood lead by the people from this city. The homestays are well equipped and provide the best of the facilities of the hotels at affordable budgets and within your convenience.

    • Krithika Homestay
    • Soukya Homestay
    • Easdale
    • Ekta Homestay
    • Bhuvi Home Stay
    • Veedu
    • Aditi Homestay

  • What are the best romantic resorts in Chennai for couples?

    Been long since you have spent some quality time with your loved one? Both of you feel the need of closeness away from the daily hectic lives keeping you apart? It can also be one of those private celebrations only in each other’s presence and the assuring warmth that still lingers between the two of you demanding for a little attention too. Chennai houses some of the best romantic resorts for the joining hearts of the couple to find a great get away.

    • Hudson Hotels & Resorts
    • Pleasant Days Resort
    • Ayur Resorts
    • Green Meadows Resort
    • The Grand Beach Resort
    • Aqua Green Hotel and Resort
    • The Leela Palace Chennai

  • Which are the best places to stay within 100 Km of Chennai?

    Stretching over the Eastern Ghats and touching borders with the neighbouring states, Tamil Nadu is naturally blessed with the beauty of flora and fauna. From Stoney Mountains to lush green cliffs to tropical forests to sandy beaches, Chennai gives you many reasons to step outdoors and explore a place not seen before for those long weekends lined up in your calendar. For your leisure breaks, following are the best place to stay within 100 km away from Chennai:

    • Mahabalipuram – Welcome Hotel Kences Palm Beach, Grande Bay Resort and Spa
    • Kanchipuram – Pine Tree, Regency Kanchipuram
    • Pondicherry – The Windflower Resort, Le Pondy, Ocean Spray

  • Which are the most luxury resorts in Chennai?

    The coastal City of Chennai has been a traveller destination for many around the globe. The ones in love with the heat of the sun, cannot get enough of this place. The population living here often looks for a break from their lives, yearning to indulge in the comforts of hospitality and service. If you are looking to pamper yourself away from all the daily chaos and juggles, below are some of the best luxury Resorts in Chennai to scoot for a blissful rest:

    • Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay
    • MGM Beach Resort
    • Fisherman’s Cove – Vivanta by Taj
    • Chariot Beach Resort
    • Country Club Jade Beach Resort
    • Ideal Beach Resort

Traveller Tales From Chennai

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Udit Sethi

07 January 2016

We went to this resort this new year. It has become one of the most memorable new years of my life. It is located in such a beautiful place..the sea, sand, the pristine beach. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious. We had such a great time...I would strongly recommend people to try out this place...especially if you live anywhere in and around Chennai.

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