You can take a walk on the shore with your buddies, get some delicious snacks from the roadside stalls, or participate in beach activities like volleyball, kite flying etc. But most importantly, don’t forget to try out the seafood at the stalls near the shore, and get a pony ride on the beach.
Location: Marina Beach, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Timing: open all day
Because of its untouched location and pristine surroundings, this beach is ideal for a quiet day out with your friends where you can enjoy the blue waters, the sea breeze and the serene environment away from the hustle and bustle of Chennai.
Timing: open throughout the day
Feeling the sand between your toes, soaking your feet in the sea waters, and enjoying the picturesque beauty of the waters – you and your group will lose the sense of time enjoying yourself in the lap of nature. There are also several restaurants nearby where you can get some delicious seafood at nominal prices.
Timing: open throughout the day
Fashionistas and shopping lovers will find a wide variety of brands as well as retail options here, whether it is apparel, accessories, shoes or home décor. And if you get hungry after your shenanigans, there are some budget dining options like McDonald’s and Noodle Doodle. Grand Square is the perfect place for an outing with friends without burning a hole in your pocket.
Location: 137, Velachery - Tambaram Main Rd, V.O.C Nagar, Doctor Seetaram Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Timing: 10 am to 10 pm, every day
The center running the program aims to increase the population of the endangered species of animals from Western and Eastern Ghats by breeding them. You can witness nearly 2300 animals in the zoo in their natural habitat, and also learn about eco-conservation.
Timing: open from 9 am to 6 pm, from Wednesday to Monday
Guindy Snake Park
Additionally, there are displays showing domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. And if you want to find out more about these interesting creatures, you can also visit the library and museum located within the park grounds.
Location: Range Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India
Timing: 9 am to 6 pm, every day except Tuesday
The nightclub is one of the major hotspots in the city for the young. The energetic crowd will make you want to dance on the catchy tunes of the club till late into the night. The dance floor is decorated with gorgeous, vibrantly colored LED lights, and you can also get some delicious cocktails here.
Timing: open everyday of the week from 8 pm to 2 am
The nightspot also has options for delicious drinks and mouth-watering cocktails, along with some light snacks. The energy of the crowd in this club will keep you grooving to the tunes till late, and it is highly recommended to check out this place with your friends, especially if you are celebrating.
Timing: 8 pm to 1 am, every day
Viscosity Resto Lounge
This club is known among the locals for its electrifying party crowd, amazing pub, and chic bar. The food and drinks here are a bit on the expensive side, but the sumptuous dishes make up for every penny, and the posh, high-class environment is simply unmatchable.
Location: No. 5, Grande Arcade, Dr. Seetharaman Nagar Road, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042, India
Timing: 11 am to 11 pm, every day
The chic and sophisticated space is extremely comfortable, and hospitable staff will make your outing even lovelier. The menu at the café also includes options like crisp Dynabites made of melted cheese and jalapenos, bruschetta, and sandwiches. You can finish off the meal with a tasty pastry, but whatever you choose – you will be craving to come back soon at this lovely place!
Timing: 8 am to 11.30 pm, every day
Writer's Cafe Gopalapuram
The writer’s café is perfect for those days when you just want to enjoy simple food and a deep conversation with your friends. The décor of the café is heavily rustic with wooden furniture and indoor plants, and there is also a quaint bookshop next door.
Timing: 9 am to 10.30 pm, open every day of the week
Wild Garden - The Café at Amethyst
There are also gardens and verandas within its grounds where you can enjoy a coffee while soaking in the beautiful views. The café is also close to an Indian clothing boutique, and a flower shop if you and your gang want to explore the area later and spend some time shopping.
Timing: 10 am to 11 pm, open every day of the week
Pantry D'or Bakery and Café
You can also find a wide range of international dishes here that will make your mouth water and make you want to come back here with your gang over and over again.
Timing: 10 am to 11 pm from Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am to 11 pm on Friday to Sunday
Ciclo Cafe and Bicycle Shop
And of course, you can always get some delicious snacks, drinks, and international cuisine here. You can also buy premium bicycles, merchandise related to cycling and other accessories, plus some great advice on the sport – all within one café. What more could you ask for?
Timing: 11 am to 10.30 pm from Monday to Friday and 8 am to 10.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday with a break between 10 am and 11 am.
Cafe Mercara Express
The menu of the café is primarily international and you can get almost any kind of cuisine here. All the food at the place are made with fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs, whose tantalizing aroma will make you and your friends hungrier than before.
Timing: open 24 hours