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Places to Visit in Chennai for Couples includes Marina Beach, East Coast Road, Theosophical Society, Besant Nagar Beach, Guindy National Park, Dakshinachitra Museum, Covelong, Muttukadu Boat House and many other places.

When it comes to romantic
places to visit in Chennai, the city oozes out its charm to offer the couples some special moments. Some of these locations are pretty old which still have their traditional character intact. These are best to have an experience of some old-school romance and places like Kipling Cafe and Egmore Museum offer the same.  

Being a coastal area, Chennai also has pristine beaches like Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach where you can enjoy a stunning sunset view with your partner. As the sky darkens, you can take your loved one for an elegant dinner at Wild Garden Cafe. If you wish to plan something out of the box, then reach out to small villages in the city’s vicinity such as the Covelong fishing village for a romantic escapade.

With all such varied
romantic places in Chennai, you are sure to have a quality time where you both can connect more than ever and go home with some cherishable memories in your hearts.

Here is the list of best places to visit in Chennai for couples:

01

Marina Beach

Marina Beach

The most popular beach in Chennai, Marina Beach is a 13 KM long stretch of golden sand being touched by the desperate waves of the gleaming Bay of Bengal which makes a decent place among the romantic places to visit in Chennai for couples. You can stroll on the beach to witness cricket matches, fortune-tellers, markets loaded with fresh harvests of fish, popcorn stalls and people having quality time at the beach under the sky loaded with flying kites.

You can hike up to the Madras Lighthouse to get a splendid view of the city and waves crashing on the shores of the world’s second-largest beach. However, it is not suggested to swim in the ocean due to heavy tides but you can engage in activities like fishing and windsurfing.

Location:
Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu

Timings:
24 hours

Price:
Free

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02

East Coast Road

East Coast Road

State Highway 49 which extends from Chennai to Cuddalore makes up for East Coast Road. Bikers and car riders are crazy about the idea of covering this 690 KM long path along the shores of the Bay of Bengal. You both can go on a bike ride crossing small towns and villages like Chidambaram, Karaikal, Nagapattinam, Nagore and Ramanathapuram searching for romantic places in Chennai.

This route will cover some of the amazingly beautiful attractions owned by the vast Tamil Nadu. Make sure to check-in places like Dakshinachitra, Murudeshwar Temple, Cholamandal Artist’s Village, ISKCON Temple, Muttukadu Boat House, Tameem Ansari Dargah, Covelong, Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram, Alamparai Fort, Pondicherry and lastly Cuddalore. 

Location:
State Highway 49

Timings: 24 Hours

Price:
Free

03

Theosophical Society

Theosophical Society

Although Theosophical Society of Chennai is spread over 260 acres of land you can surely cover a genuine area of the garden. This lush green garden is home to colourful migratory birds and small animals like bats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, mongooses, hares and spiders.

Along with witnessing these, you can also spend some good time under the 450 years old Banyan tree whose aerial roots are spread across 60,000 metres squares. To accompany this tree there is a unique collection of other varieties of trees growing along it. You may like to avail various facilities inside the garden which includes a library and a bookshop, making it one of the best
places to visit in Chennai for couples.

Location:
Arunachalapuram, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020

Timings:
08:30 am to 10:00 am, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm on all days of the week except Saturdays and Sundays

Price:
Free

04

Besant Nagar Beach

Besant Nagar Beach

The endpoint of the Marina Beach and the second-most liked beach after the same, Besant Nagar Beach is named after a social activist from the colonial era, Annie Besant. You can stroll on the beach as well as enjoy various important attractions in the city.

The list encircles
Annai Velankanni Church, Kalakshetra Foundation, temples, libraries, eateries and Besant Gardens which lies in the vicinity of Besant Nagar Beach. Why seek romantic places in Chennai when you clearly have this shore of shining sands.

Location:
Besant Nagar, Chennai, India

Timings:
24 hours

Price:
 Free

05

Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park

Settled amidst the city, Guindy National Park makes space in some of the places to visit in Chennai for couples which are settled in the vicinity of the city and are still retaining their natural essence. It is spread across 2.70 KM of the land making it the eighth smallest national park of India.

Initially, it was a protruding part of the Raj Bhawan what formerly was known as Guindy Lodge giving the national park its identity. Besides having rich flora and fauna, the park has various attractions in its vicinity which could be explored.

Location:
Range Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025

Timings:
09:00 am to 06:00 pm on all days of the week except Tuesday

Price: Free

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06

Dakshinachitra Museum

Dakshinachitra Museum

Dakshinachitra Museum is one of the museums in India storing the great living-history of South India, which is the best place for couples in Chennai . It houses more than 4,220 artefacts and around ten lakhs of pictures related to the rich culture of the south of India.

More than anything, it is a collection of 18 authentic houses which were taken from their places and reconstructed in the museum exactly as they used to look.  The vision of promoting the authentic culture of the south gave this museum a mission of preserving it in its raw form. 

Location:
SH 49, Muttukadu-, Tamil Nadu 603118

Timings:
 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Closed on Tuesday and Diwali)

Price:
Adult - INR 100 - INR 120
           Student (13-18yrs) - INR 50

07

Covelong

Covelong

Settled on the East Coast Road, Covelong is a quaint fishing village edging the mesmerising Bay of Bengal. Encircled with tall palm trees, the beach is a perfect blend of sun, sea and sand for making the most popular place for couples in Chennai .

You can take your loved one to the pristine beach, the village is known for and have some peaceful time enjoying the local snacks. Also, you can visit the historical monuments like forts, mosques and churches dotted around the beach. If you are adventurous enough then you may try surfing as the waves are perfect to have a good experience of it.

Location:
Covelong, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Timings:
The beach in the town is open from sunrise till sunset

Price:
Free

08

Muttukadu Boat House

Muttukadu Boat House

Located on the picturesque East Coast Road, the place is the backwaters of the magnificent Bay of Bengal. You can engage in various water sports offered by the boathouse. However, the most popular thing to do here is boating.

You can paddle to various spectacular corners of the backwaters to get splendid views of the never-ending horizons of the ocean as well as the gleaming golden sands of the beach. This is one of the best
places to visit in Chennai for couples which lets you cherish each other's company in silence.

Location:
East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu 603103

Timings:
09:30 am to 06:00 pm

Price:
Shared Boating 30 minutes ride cost Rs. 50

09

Wild Garden Café

Wild Garden Café

Wild Garden Cafe possesses an elegant style of a traditional haveli with garden and a veranda dotted with tables along with an Indian boutique and an aromatic flower shop. One can enjoy a vast range of coffees along with finger and fast food and casual dining offering a variety of Indian as well as continental options.

The serene and soothing environment of the cafe makes it a perfect place
for couples in Chennai.

Location:
No 28, Whites Road, Amethyst, next to Corporation Bank, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014

Timings:
10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Price:
1,400 INR for two

10

St. Thomas Mount

St. Thomas Mount

St. Thomas Mount is a small hill which is an amazing place for couples in Chennai where you can trek to witness the panoramic views as well as visit the elegant Basilica believed to be made over the tomb of St. Thomas. The tale travel that this hillock is the place where Apostle was assassinated.

Also, a hand bone and the head is placed inside the tomb which was used in the assassination. Along with that the place houses a painting of
"The Holy Lady and The Child" in the church and "Our Lady of Expectations” which is known to be painted by St. Thomas himself.

Elevation
?: ?91.44 m (300.00 ft)

Location:
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Timings:
06:00 am to 08:00 pm

Price:
Free

11

Kipling Café

Kipling Café

Along with a terrace facing the horizons of the Bay of Bengal, Kipling cafe also offers you a green lawn for seating. You can enjoy your food in the calm environment while watching the waves crash onto the sandy shores.

The cafe offers an exquisite variety of Italian, Asian and some other fusion dishes with mouth-watering taste. You can also order a glass of wine from their menu brimming with exciting options. This place makes an excellent option among the
romantic places in Chennai for nights with its dim lights and spectacular views.

Location:
16, L Jey Avenue, Spring Gardens 2nd St, Akkarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119

Timings:
12:00 noon to 11:00 pm

Price:
2,400 INR for two

12

Anna Zoological Park

Anna Zoological Park

Anna Zoological Park is the largest zoo of its kind in the entire East Asia and is spread over 6.03 KM² which is very popular among the local-lites as a spot where one can picnic. You can go there with a basket of food along with a mat and spread it over to enjoy some quality time while watching the splendid flora and fauna of the place.

You can also take her to the safari where you both can enjoy lions and deer in their natural habitat.

Location:
Great Southern Trunk Rd, Vandalur, Tamil Nadu 600048

Timings:
09:00 am to 06:00 pm on all days except Tuesday

Price:
For adults, the entry fee is 30 INR per head.
          For children between the ages of 2-12 years, the
fee is 10 INR, and the entry is free for children below the age of 2 years.
          For clicking pictures inside the
park, you will need to pay a fee of 25 INR. Visiting Time: This park remains closed on all Tuesdays.

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13

Azzuri Bay

Azzuri Bay

Romantically lit cafe, Azure Bay is a rooftop eatery where you both will definitely enjoy a peaceful time together. The cafe offers amazingly tasting Italian cuisines made with organic ingredients and freshest harvests.

You can enjoy your food with a wide variety of beverages served in the cafe while witnessing the sweeping views of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the excellent
romantic places in Chennai which are suggested to visit at night time as this is the best time to witness the surrounding view of the black canvas dotted with faraway gleaming lights and a star-studded sky.

Location:
13, 1st Cres Park Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020

Timings:
12:00 noon to 03:00 pm, 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Price: Free

14

Pulicat Lake

Pulicat Lake

Pulicat Lake is a brackish water lagoon which is ranked as the second largest in India. It measures around 759 square meters. You can laze around its shores and visit elegant structures left by the Dutch era. Also, the waters attract a lot of local as well as seasonal birds which will make your time here perfect.

Boating is highly suggested in this one of the soothing
places for couples in Chennai.

Location
: Coromandel Coast in Tamil Nadu.

Timings:
06:00 am to 06:00 pm

Price:
Free

15

Egmore Museum

Egmore Museum

Also known as the Government Museum and Madras Museum, it safeguards the authentic culture and the rich history of humans. Popular as the second museum of India, it was established in the year 1851. You can witness antique artefacts depicting the past of humankind in India.

If you are not a museum person, then you must visit here to witness the elegant architecture of the nineteens era.

Location:
Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Rd, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008

Timings:
09:30 am to 04:30 pm on all days of the week except Friday

Price:
 Indians: Adults-INR 15; Children-INR 10; Students-INR 5; 
          Foreigners: Adults-INR 250; Children-INR 125; Students- INR 75
          Photography: Still Camera-INR 200; Video Camera-INR 500

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