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Hill station near Chennai encircles places like Yelagiri hills, Yercaud, Horsley Hills, Kolli Hills, Munnar, Kodaikanal, Valparai, Coonoor, Coorg, Ooty and many more.

There are many hill stations around Chennai, which is amongst the most visited places in all of India. Chennai is popular not just for its beauty, but also for the many places in and around the region where people can flock to. While some are serene and tranquil, others boast of massive tea, coffee and spice plantations, in addition to offering adventure seekers a chance to awaken the adventurer in them.

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The hill stations near Chennai are idyllic, and offer serenity to visitors. One such is the Yelagiri Hills, famous for its waterfalls, picnic spots and nature views. You can also visit Ooty, which is one of the most famous hill stations in the country.

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Coorg is another famous hill station near Chennai, known for the scintillating views of nature. All these hill stations are the perfect respite, where you can go to wind down, relax and rejuvenate. Moreover, these hill stations are not only idyllic but also quite tranquil and picturesque.

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Yelagiri hills (230 km from Chennai)

Yelagiri hills (230 km from Chennai)

One of the closest hill stations near Chennai, the Yelagiri hills offer you the most picturesque topography and scenery. Home to many different types of orchids, this hill station is surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests, lush green meadows and lakes everywhere. 

This hill station enthrals and mesmerises anyone who visits it. Some of the viewpoints here offer the most stunning views of the valleys situated below. This hill station also boasts of pleasant weather conditions all year round.

Best time to Visit
: Between September And March

Distance from Chennai
: Yelagiri hills is about 230 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Jolarpettai Junction.

Attractions to visit in Yelagiri
: Swamimalai Point, Palamathi Hills, Javadi Hills, Punganur Lake, Jalagamparai Waterfall, Yelagiri Lake, Nature Park, Yelagiri Adventure Camp, Nilavoor Lake, Telescope Observatory, Jalagandeeswarar Temple.

Activities to do in Yelagiri
: Trekking, Boating, Hiking, Rowing, Mulberry Field Tours, Swim Under The Waterfalls, Adventure Camps

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Yercaud (366 km from Chennai)

Yercaud (366 km from Chennai)
The most picturesque hill station near Chennai, Yercaud is a perfect picnic and relaxing destination. Located in the Shevaroy Ranges of the Eastern Ghats, Yercaud is more than 1500 meters above the sea level. The pictures of this place don’t do it justice, as it is much more beautiful in reality. Known as the “Jewel of the South”, Yeracud got its name from the Tamil words Yeri and Kaadu, which means lake and forest respectively, which is perfect, considering it has a lake that is surrounded by dense forests.

The Yercaud Lake, the most popular destination here, has green hues rather than blue, and is located in the centre of the hill station. There is an amazing underwater ecosystem here which is very well preserved. On a good day here, you can also see deer and peacocks.

Best time to Visit: Between October to June

Distance from Chennai: Yercaud is about 366 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Salem Junction.

Attractions to visit in Yercaud: Yercaud Lake, Deer Park, Anna Park, Kiliyur Falls, National Orchardarium, Lady’s Seat, Bear’s Cave, Serveroyan Temple, Pagoda Point, Heaven’s Ledge, Fairholme Bungalow.

Activities to do in Yercaud: Trekking, Boating, Hiking, Rowing, Swimming Under Waterfalls, Tea And Coffee Plantation Tours, Coffee Tasting.
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03

Horsley Hills (279 km from Chennai)

Horsley Hills (279 km from Chennai)

Located between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsley Hills is also known as the “Ooty of Andhra,” and is about 279 kilometres from Chennai. Situated at an elevation of 4,312 metres above sea level, Horsley Hills are known for its scintillating landscapes and varied terrains. Located in the Eastern Ghats, this hill station was named after W.D. Horsley, the British collector of the region. 

Home to the largest Banyan tree and the oldest Eucalyptus tree in the country, this place has dense forest areas which serve as the abode to more than 100 bird species. Additionally, one can even partake in many adventure sports and activities here, such as trekking, rappelling, wall climbing, water walking, etc.

Best time to Visit: B
etween December to March

Distance from Chennai:
Horsley hills is about 279 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Madanapalle Railway Station.

Attractions to visit in Horsley hills:
Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Gangotri Lake, Gali Banda, Horsley Hills Museum, Environmental Park, Horsley Hills View Point, Horsley Hills Zoo, Kalyani, Kaigal Falls, Talakona Waterfalls.

Activities to do:
 Trekking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Sanctuary Tours, Zorbing.

04

Kolli Hills (357 km from Chennai)

Kolli Hills (357 km from Chennai)

One of the most idyllic hill stations near Chennai, and surrounded with lush green forests, the Kolli Hills are located in the Namakkal district of central Tamil Nadu. This is an off-beat destination, still undisturbed by industrialisation and commercialisation. These hills are most famous for their amazing tea and coffee plantations, which are amongst the best in India. One can get stunning views of the hills and surrounding areas along with spectacular sunrises and sunsets from this hill station.

This hill station is also said to have a lot of literary importance, with a name in some of the most celebrated pieces of South Indian literature. These hills are very high in altitude and have a lot of hair-pin bends which have given it the name “Kolli Malai”, translating to “Hills of Death”.

Best time to Visit: between March to December

Distance from Chennai: Kolli hills is about 357 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Salem Junction.

Attractions to visit: Siddhar Caves, Arapaleeswarar Temple, natural reserves, Agaya Gangi Waterfalls, Pineapple Research Farm, Botanical Garden, Masila Falls, Selur View Point.

Activities to do: Trekking, Meditation, Hiking, Plantation Tours, Shopping, Trying the traditional delicacies and fresh fruits.

05

Munnar (583 km from Chennai)

Munnar (583 km from Chennai)
One of the most popular hill stations near Chennai, Munnar is not just breath-taking and idyllic, but also has some of the world’s best tea estates. Located in the Western Ghats, Munnar is also known for its exotic flora and rugged mountain peaks. Additionally, it is also home to some endemic as well as endangered wildlife species, including the Nilgiri Tahr and the Neelakurinji. 

Situated along the banks of the rivers Mattupetti, Periavaru and Nallathanni, and about 583 kilometres away from Chennai, Munnar used to serve as a resort for the elite in the British era. Furthermore, it also has the highest mountain peak in all of South India, the Anamudi, which further adds to the beauty of this tranquil hill station.

Best time to Visit:
between February to May, and Late August to December.

Distance from Chennai:
Munnar is approximately 583 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Aluva Junction.

Attractions to visit in Munnar: Mattupetty Dam, Lakkam Waterfalls, Lockheart Gap, Top Station, Echo Point, Anamudi Peak, Attukad Waterfalls, Pothamedu View Point.

Activities to do in Munnar
: Trekking, Boating, Hiking, Rowing, Mulberry Field Tours, Swim under the Waterfalls.
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06

Kodaikanal (550 km from Chennai)

Kodaikanal (550 km from Chennai)

One of the best and the most famous hill stations near Chennai, Kodaikanal is almost 2200 meters above the sea level, and is called the “Gift of the Forests.” Located in the upper Palani Hills in the Western Ghats, this hill station is popularly known around the country as the “Princess of Hill Stations”. Quiet tranquil in nature and atmosphere, Kodaikanal was discovered way back in 1821 and thereafter developed. It boasts of rich British architecture, and still has that old-world charm that we miss in the city.

The hill station is also home to the Kodai Lake, which is a 9 feet deep man-made lake. This lake is also home to Kurinji, a blue-coloured flower that blooms after every 12 years. The forests here are filled with pear, eucalyptus, cypress and acacia trees with many colourful and flowery grasslands.

Best time to Visit: between October to June

Distance from Chennai: Kodaikanal is almost 550 kilometres away from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Kodai Junction.

Attractions to visit in Kodaikanal: British era churches, Pillar Rocks, Devil’s Kitchen, Kodai Lake, Green Valley View, Bear Shola Falls, Coaker’s Walk, Dolphin Nose

Activities to do in Kodaikanal: Trekking, Boating, Hiking, Photography.

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Valparai (582 km from Chennai)

Valparai (582 km from Chennai)
One of the most beautiful hill stations that surround Chennai, Valparai is located in the Annamalai Ranges. It has many dense forests, and some of the best waterfalls in the whole country. Situated almost 1200 meters above the sea level, Valparai gives stunning views of the low-lying plateaus and villages.

It is also home to quite a few wildlife reserves with animals like the pangolin, tigers and sloth bears, etc.

Best time to Visit: between May and September

Distance from Chennai: Valparai is located about 582 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here are the junctions of Coimbatore and Pollachi.

Attractions to visit:
 Chinnakallar Falls, tea and coffee plantations, Solaiyar Dam, Nirar Dam, Nallamudi Viewpoint.

Activities to do: Trekking, Boating, Swimming.
08

Coonoor (519 km from Chennai)

Coonoor (519 km from Chennai)
The second largest hill station near Chennai, Coonoor is situated at 1850 meters above the sea level, and is one of the most scenic and tranquil tourist destinations in South India. It has rich tea plantations, amazing waterfalls and beautiful valleys.

It is also one of the major producers of the world famous Nilgiri tea. Coonoor also boasts of a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Spread over 12 hectares, the Sim’s Park in this hill station has plants and flowers that cannot be seen anywhere in Southern India, if not in the whole country. Some of the amazing bird species that can be seen here are Indian Vultures, robins, eagles, etc.

Best time to Visit: between March to June, and September to October

Distance from Chennai: Coonoor is located about 519 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Mettupalayam Railway Station.

Attractions to visit in Coonoor: Sim’s Park, Lamb’s Rock, fruit and vegetable festivals, Tea and tourism festivals, Doorg Fort, Dolphin’s Nose, Katary Falls, Law’s Falls

Activities to do in Coonoor:
 Trekking, Boating, Tea Plantation Tours, Tea Tasting, Bird Watching, Wildlife Sanctuary Tours
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Coorg (587 km from Chennai)

Coorg (587 km from Chennai)
Located in the middle of high mountains with clouds covering the region all around, Coorg is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations. Famous amongst nature lovers, it boasts of its world class coffee, lush green meadows and pristine white streams running through them.

A place that looks like it came from a picture, Coorg has a rich culture and very warm people. It is also famous for its spice plantations, which, along with the coffee plantations, spread a very distinct smell and flavour in the misty air of Coorg.

Best time to Visit: between October to March

Places to visit in CoorgAbbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Tadiandamol Peak, Dubare Elephant Camp, Brahmagiri Hill, etc.

Distance from Chennai:
 Coorg is located about 587 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Mysore Railway Station.

Attractions to visit: Kushalnagar, Pollibetta, Abbey Falls, Talacauvery, Golden Temple, Raja’s Seat

Activities to do in Coorg: Trekking, Boating, Tea Plantation Tours, Tea Tasting, Bird Watching, Wildlife Sanctuary Tours.
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Ooty (560 km from Chennai)

Ooty (560 km from Chennai)
The most popular hill station of the South, Ooty is a peaceful, quiet city located in the Nilgiri region of Tamil Nadu. With towering snow-capped mountains and lush greenery all around, this hill station boasts of a near perfect weather all year round. The Queen of the Hills is quite alluring, with hidden mysteries and a sense of tranquillity at its most. Located at an elevation of 2240 meters above the sea level, it is the best place to let go, relax, and unwind, when you want to escape the fast city life.

The local culture is heart-warming, and the atmosphere is serene. The countryside, peaceful lanes and the simple colonial architecture oozes the old-world charm to the travellers. With green meadows and clear blue waterfalls, this hill station has some of the most spectacular views of nature.

Best time to Visit: between October to June

Distance from Chennai: Ooty is located almost 560 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Mettupalayam Railway Station.

Attractions to visit in Ooty: Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Government Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Stone House, Doddabetta Peak, Doddabetta Trail, Thread Garden

Activities to do
: Trekking, Boating, Tea Plantation Tours, Tea Tasting, Bird Watching, Wildlife Sanctuary Tours, Toy Train Rides.
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Other Hill Stations Near Chennai

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Meghamalai (554 km from Chennai)

Meghamalai (554 km from Chennai)
The most idyllic and tranquil hill stations near Chennai, Meghamalai is home to lush green tea estates, thick, dense forests, amazing exotic wildlife and immaculate waterfalls. The evergreen forests here, help to maintain a perfectly cool weather most of the year.

It is also home to the most exotic species of fauna, and on any given day, you can spot many different species of migratory birds, leopards, gaur, elephants, the Nilgiri thar, sambar, wild boar, flying squirrels, porcupines, langurs, sloth bears, smooth-coated otter, the grey jungle-fowl and many other exotic animals.

Best time to Visit
: between October to Early May

Distance from Chennai
: Meghamalai is about 554 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Madurai Junction.

Attractions to visit
: Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Suruli Falls, Sathuragiri Hills, Pilavakkal Dam.

Activities to do
: Trekking, Plantation Tours, Hiking, Swimming Under Waterfalls, Picnic, Exploration.
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Kotagiri (538 km from Chennai)

Kotagiri (538 km from Chennai)
One of the most breath-taking hill stations near Chennai, Kotagiri is nestled in the Nilgiris and is the oldest and the third largest hill station there. It is famous all around the world for its amazing tea plantations. It is very popular among tourists and offers spectacular countryside sceneries.

Quite an offbeat tourist destination, the houses in Kotagiri are all made of Kota, a type of stone. The traditional cuisine here is a must try, with authentic flavours and spices. Nilgiri tea, one of the best in the whole world, comes from Kotagiri.

Best time to Visit
: between February to early May, and Late October to December

Distance from Chennai
: Kotagiri is approximately 538 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Coimbatore Junction.

Attractions to visit
: Kodanad View Point, Catherine Falls, Elk Falls, LongWood Shola Forest Reserve, Rangaswamy Peak, Rangaswamy Pillar

Activities to do
: Trekking, Bathing In Elk Falls, Bird Watching.
13

Araku Valley (895 km from Chennai)

Araku Valley (895 km from Chennai)
Engulfed with rich green hills and mountains like Chitamogondi and Galikonda among others, the Araku Valley is a hill station near Chennai, that is based around 902 meters above the sea level. Famous all around the world for its mouth-watering and delicious coffee and coffee plantations, Araku Valley is also one of India’s most popular and preferred tourist destinations.

It has caves that date back to at least 150 million years with a naturally formed rock statue of the Kamdhenu cow, as well as a naturally formed Shiva Lingam, both of which hold a lot of religious significance and importance amongst Indians.

Best time to Visit
: between October to March

Distance from Chennai
: Araku Valley is located about 895 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is the Koraput Junction.

Attractions to visit
: Borra Caves, Padmapuram Gardens, Coffee Museum, Ananthagiri Waterfalls, Katika Waterfalls.

Activities to do
: Trekking, Sightseeing, Plantation Tours, Temple Visits.
14

Sirumalai (530 km from Chennai)

Sirumalai (530 km from Chennai)

Situated between the Western Ghats and the Annamalai mountain Ranges, the Palani Hills is part of the thick, concentrated forests that are a part of the Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a protected forest reserve, under the Tamil Nadu Government.

The Palani Hills are rich with plants, forests, wild life, and even many migratory birds. Home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, Wild boars, and even the Nilgiri Thars among others, you can also find many different species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals here. This hill station also has a whopping 26 waterfalls of all different heights.

Best time to Visit
: Between September and March

Distance from Chennai
: Palani hills is about 530 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway station here is in Madurai.

Attractions to visit
: Wildlife Sanctuary, Thiru Avinankudi Temple, Palani Hills National Park, Bear Shola Falls, Pambar Falls, Berijam Lake, Silver Cascade Falls, Guna Caves, Bryant Park.

Activities to do
: Trekking, Hiking, Bird Watching, Exploring.

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Palani Hills (465 km from Chennai)

Palani Hills (465 km from Chennai)

A part of the mountain ranges in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, Palani Hills belong to the Western Ghats and are about 530 kilometres from Chennai. It also joins the Anamalai Range on its west. Tucked in between dense green forests of the Palani Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, this area is also home to one of the shrines of Lord Karthikeyan. It is the place where you can also see and experience the evergreen Shola forests. 

Having some of the most exotic and rare flora and fauna, Palani Hills also has many different species of amphibians and butterflies. Tourists can even partake in many adventure activities such as trekking, hiking, and plantation tours, among others.

Best time to Visit
: between February to March, and Late September to December

Distance from Chennai
: Sirumalai is located approximately 465 kilometres from Chennai. The closest railway stations here are the Ambathurai Railway Station and the Kodaikanal Road Railway Station.

Attractions to visit
: Dindigul Rock Fort, Sirumalai Lake, Sanjeevani Hills, Observation Tower, Khandige Estate.

Activities to do
: Hiking, Trekking, Boating.

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Chikmagalur (599 km from Chennai)

Chikmagalur (599 km from Chennai)
Another offbeat hill station around Chennai is Chikmagalur, around 598 kilometres away from the city. Chikmagalur is everything one could need in a hill station. Boasting of greenery everywhere, the weather here is also pleasant throughout the year, offering respite and calm to the travellers who come here for a getaway. There are several hills located in Chikmagalur, all of which offer scintillating views of nature and the surrounding regions. 

Literally meaning The Land of the Younger Daughter, Chikmagalur has a rich culture and history and is also quite famous for its coffee, even getting the title of the Coffee Land of Karnataka. It is also the place where coffee was cultivated for the first time in the country by Baba Budan, a Muslim saint.

Best Time To Visit: 
Between September to March

Distance from Chennai: 599 km from Chennai.

Attractions to visit in Chikmagalur: Kudremukh National Park, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Baba Budangiri, Kallathigiri Falls and many more.

Activities to do in Chikmagalur: Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing and many more. 

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Sakleshpur (575 km from Chennai)

Sakleshpur (575 km from Chennai)

A great hill station near Chennai is Sakleshpur. It is known for its pristine natural landscapes and the unparalleled beauty and picturesque sights which they offer. Home to several thousand acres of rainforests, Sakleshpur has many rice plantations which run through abandoned railway tracks, giving a view of something that’s right out of a movie. 

Sakleshpur is also famous for its canopied rainforests. Travellers are also offered chances of trekking through these thick forests which wind up the many hills surrounding the regions. They can also enjoy other activities such as camping, visiting several forts in the area and seeing submerged churches, among others. 

Best Time To Visit:
Between October to March

Distance from Chennai: 575 km from Chennai.

Attractions to visit in Sakleshpur: Sakleshwara Temple, Bisle View Point, Agni Gudda Hill, Temple of Halebid and Belur, Manjehalli Waterfalls and many more.

Activities to do in Sakleshpur: Railway Bridge Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing at Bisle View Point, etc.

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Wayanad (616 km from Chennai)

Wayanad (616 km from Chennai)

Located around 615 kilometres away, Wayanad is one of the best hill stations around Chennai. It boasts of numerous beautiful waterfalls, historical caves, spice, tea and coffee plantations, as well as a rich flora and fauna. Tucked amidst the Western Ghats and Deccan Plateau, Wayanad is known around the world for its mist-laden mountain ranges, thick green forests and never-ending rice paddies. 

It is also home to the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve, which contributes greatly to the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. Wayanad is a place that offers not only peace and tranquility, but also warmth and serenity to its visitors. It also has amazing panoramic sights and views that are incomparable to any other place. 

Best Time To Visit:
Between October to May

Distance from Chennai: 616 km from Chennai

Attractions to visit in Wayanad: Banasura Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Edakkal Caves, Chembra Peak and many more.

Activities to do in Wayanad: Trekking, Camping, Cycling, Sightseeing, etc.

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Thekkady (570 km from Chennai)

Thekkady (570 km from Chennai)

One of the frequently visited Hill stations around Chennai, Thekkady is a scintillating little district in Kerala, about 570 kilometres from Chennai. Home to the largest tiger reserve in India, Thekkady has thick, dense forests where you can enjoy a tête-à-tête with wildlife. 

Tourists can enjoy a wide array of activities here, including boating, bamboo rafting, trekking, hiking and many more. It is also recommended to avail the elephant safaris and visit several spice markets that dot Thekkady, while on a holiday in the region. 

Best Time To Visit:
Between October to February, June to September

Distance from Chennai: 570 km from Chennai

Attractions to visit in Thekkady: Periyar National Park, Bamboo Rafting, Thekkady lake, Anakkara, and many more.

Activities to do in Thekkady: Camping, Trekking, Take a Ride of the Majestic Elephants, Sightseeing, Jeep Safari, etc.

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Mullayanagiri hills (620 km from Chennai)

Mullayanagiri hills (620 km from Chennai)
One of the most famous hill stations near Chennai, the Mullayanagiri Hill is the highest peak in Karnataka, located approximately 619 kilometres from Chennai. Having an elevation of 1,930 metres above sea level, it is the fourth highest peak in the country. It ranks up high between the Nilgiri Hills in the south and the mighty Himalayas up north. It got its name from a tomb at its summit which is dedicated to Mulappa Swamy, a holy man who supposedly meditated in the nearby caves. 

These hills boast of varied terrains, thick grasslands and rugged rock trails. You can also find a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on its summit. Best for adventure enthusiasts, the Mullayanagiri Hills offers tourists with an opportunity to partake in adventure activities like trekking, hiking, mountain biking as well as road biking. 

Best Time To Visit: Between September to April

Distance from Chennai: 620 km from Chennai

Attractions to visit in Mullayanagiri hills: Jharji Waterfall, Hirekolale lake, Baba Bundagiri and many more.

Activities to do in Mullayanagiri hills: Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing.
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  3. Which hill station is near to Chennai?

    Yelagiri is the nearest hill station to Chennai, situated at a distance of approximately 230 km from the city. This picturesque location is dotted by beautiful lakes, mountains, stunning valleys and flower gardens.

    Other hill stations near Chennai include Yercaud, Horsley Hills, Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Kolli Hills, Sirumalai and Kotagiri. You can make a quick weekend trip to any of these hill stations to escape the scorching sun in the city.
  4. Which is the best hill station in Tamil Nadu?

    Ooty is considered to be the best hill station in Tamil Nadu. Known as the “Queen of Hills”, this place is a popular choice among tourists and is situated at a distance of 550 km from Chennai.
    While the main town is a little over-crowded, there are certain pockets where one can enjoy nature at its best.
  5. What is the best time to visit Chennai?

    Chennai is known for its scorching summers and torrential rains. Therefore it is better to avoid visiting this city during the summer and monsoon seasons. The best time to visit Chennai is pre-monsoon and during the winter season. You can roam around the city during these seasons.

    Visit Chennai between October and February to have a great time without the heat or the rains wreaking havoc.
  6. How can I go from Chennai to Yelagiri?

    Yelagiri is located at a distance of approximately 230 km from Chennai. You can reach Yelagiri via train, road or air. It is well connected to all three modes of transport. The nearest airport to Yelagiri is Bangalore after which there are frequent bus services to reach here.

    You can also take a train to Jolarpettai railway station which is the nearest railway station to Yelagiri, and then hail a cab or bus to reach your destination. Travelling by road is probably the best option since the roads are amazing and marked by scenic beauty.
  7. How can I go to Ooty from Chennai?

    Situated at a distance of approximately 550 km from Chennai, Ooty is well connected by air, road and rail. There are direct buses to Ooty from Chennai which you can book and travel comfortably.

    Alternatively, you can also book flights till Coimbatore and hail a cab service or bus to reach Ooty from there. The drive to Ooty from Chennai is also very scenic.
  8. How many days are required to visit Chennai?

    3-4 days are ideal if you are visiting Chennai as a tourist. You can do sightseeing in the city and also take short trips around it.
  9. Is Chennai safe for solo women travellers?

    Tamil Nadu is considered to be one of the safest states in India for solo women travellers. Chennai is the capital city and the people here are very liberal. If you are a solo traveller and looking for a safe trip in the country for the first time, you should choose Chennai to start with.
  10. Where can I go shopping in Chennai?

    No exploration trip is complete without a shopping spree. If you are visiting Chennai and looking for places to shop, there are quite a number of local markets and bazaars. At most of these shops, you can buy things at a cheap bargain.

    Check out T Nagar for sarees and gold jewellery, Pondy bazaar for clothes and footwear, Ritchie Street for electronic items and Anna Nagar for branded shops.

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