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  • Things to Do in Coorg - Explore best offers on activities in Chennai at Thrillophilia. Book Beach Camping Experience at Flat 18% Off and Nagalapuram Water Trek at Rs.1850. Explore exciting deals & offers on water sports, nature walks, surfing and resort day outs in Chennai.

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    Travelers coming to this place will be ecstatic with many great experiences that these things are presenting to its visitors. Not just adventures on the beachside, but amazing stays will just uplift your mood. Be it a resort, lodge, homestay or a camp stay, the experience here will be unparalleled. Similarly, the trekking experiences nearby the city center will welcome you to amazing dense forests, high waterfalls and soothing climate.

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    How about a bonfire with your friends a the beach side and camping in the wild? They will definitely boost your energy under the starry sky and give you a deep sleep. And it will be really beautiful to visit places like Mahabalipuram, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and San Thome Cathedral to admire Architectural marvels of Chennai. At the same time, nature photography and bird watching is a natural palette to color your life when in Chennai.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Chennai:

  • 01Beach Bonfire and Camping in Chennai

    Beach Bonfire and Camping in Chennai
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    • If you are looking for some camping option than this tour is the perfect fit for you.
    • Get a chance to spend some time with nature under the clear night sky while you head out for this tour.
    • Reach your destination and then head out to the beach where you can witness the glorious sunset.
    • Laze around the beach as you walk unshod or indulge in some beach activity like volleyball and frisbee
    • Feel the thrill as the salty breeze touches your face.
    • The scenic beauty of the whole place will cure you from within.
    • In the nightfall camp under the billion night sky and gaze at the stars.
    • Enjoy a chit chat with your friends by the beach fire. 
    • Delight in a delicious meal before retiring for the night and wake up to a beautiful sunrise next day.
    • Conclude your tour after 2 days and 1 night and return back home with a bagful of memories.
    • Kovalam Beach Camping - 1.5 Hours away from Chennai City 
  • 02Nagalapuram Camping Experience with Waterfall Trek

    Nagalapuram Camping Experience with Waterfall Trek
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    The Eastern Ghats of India are the less explored regions of the country, but their beauty is something that must be experienced by one and all. Dotted with gems of all different kinds, one of the most beautiful and worth visiting places here lies in the state of Andhra Pradesh near the Chittoor District, which is the Nagalapuram Falls. This trek to the falls opens you up to the wilderness around the area that are actually the gateway to the cascades of Nagalapuram.

    On this one trek, you will experience hills, rivers and dense forests making for a thrilling experience in the Eastern Ghats. Starting from a large lake which is also a great campsite and connected to the reserve forest, the trek leads you uphill into the jungle and rocky highs to finally arrive at three different waterfalls, one of which even provides the fun of sliding down on it.

    The total trek of about 12 to 15 km has an easy to moderate rating and the whole while you will be trekking beside a river stream, making following the trail rather easier. You will arrive at the campsite located on a beach and enjoy the night with some games and a peaceful sleep. In the morning, you will be taking a ferry/boat ride. 

    The trek then starts as you depart for the Nagalapuram Lake and follow a stream to cover all the waterfalls on the trail. After this, you will retrace your steps to reach the starting point of the trek where a delicious vegetarian lunch will be waiting for you.


  • 03Visit Mahabalipuram

    Visit Mahabalipuram

    The modern state of Mahabalipuram; a weekend getaway near Chennai, was established in the year 1827 and has a pre-history from the time of Pallavas. The town is an historical venture which attracts maximum number of tourists flocking Chennai, and keeps them engaged with its ancient architecture. With several temples and monuments in the town, this place gained much popularity among the visitors; it is a hub for the history, culture, architecture and archaeology enthusiasts.

    On your visit to this historic town, you can visit many of the ancient temples that has deities like Lord Krishna and other Gods and Goddesses; temple caves dedicated other deities can also be  visited within the town. Among the other major attractions in Mahabalipuram, there are enchanting Pancha Rathas, Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram Beach and several others. Owing to its opulent beauty and religious importance, the range of temples and other historical monuments in Mahabalipuram has now been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • 04Revel around the Marina Beach

    Revel around the Marina Beach

    One of the famous coastlines of Chennai, Marina Beach is best known for its breath taking view and serene surroundings. Nested within the city premises, the placid beauty of the beachfront, the rolling waves and the picturesque surroundings attract almost everyone visiting this kaleidoscopic city! With a coastline of around 13km, Marina Beach has bagged the title of being the second largest beach in the world; well, this makes it a must visit places in Chennai.

    Being one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, this place is calling people to discover it in its raw form. Be it the azure waters, soft sands and the openness of the ocean, Marina Beach is sure to keep you enchanted with its alluring charm and appeal. Enjoy your vacation at this spellbinding seashore along with your family and friends; you will surely cherish these moments for a lifetime!

    Check out the best beach resorts in Chennai, that makes a perfect place to stay by the shores.

  • 05Take a Walk through Thalankuppam Pier

    Take a Walk through Thalankuppam Pier
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    Thalankuppan, a small fishing hamlet located in the northern part of Chennai, is another mind soothing destination that will leave you with a therapeutic experience! A quaint and silent destination near the metropolis, this is the village where the Thalankuppam River meets the sea. An ideal place for the peace and silence lovers, the pier in this region is one of the must to visit locations.

    Extremely popular with the South Indian Film Industry, a walk along this pier is one of the best things to do in Chennai. Visit this spot during the morning or evening and you can witness the golden rays of the sun paying hide and seek with the sparkling waves. Take a walk through the Thalankuppam Pier, feel the tranquillity that exists here and curate some of the memorable moments of your holiday.

  • 06Stroll around Elliot’s Beach

    Stroll around Elliot’s Beach

    Named after Edward Elliot, the then Governor of Madras; Elliot’s Beach is another exciting beach destination in Chennai. Not far from the city premises this stunning beach marks the end of Marina Beach and is located in the Besant Nagar.

    Also known as the ‘Bessie’ or ‘Besant Nagar Beach’, it is one of the most popular destinations among the locals. Owing to the Pictorial beauty, calm and tranquil surroundings, easy accessibility and the lesser amount of crowd within this sandy retreat, it is also gaining popularity among the tourists who prefers to avoid the rush and stay away from the crowd. A walk along the long stretches of Eliot’s Beach will not only pamper your sense, but will also take you to the ‘Schmidt Memorial’ that serves as a major landmark to the city.

    Where to stay: Best Resorts in Chennai for a soothing stay

  • 07Water sports in Muttukadu

    Water sports in Muttukadu

    Adorned with lush greenery and wonderful landscapes, Muttukadu is a small town that is famous for its serene beauty and enchanting back waters. The place is also known for some of the exciting water activities that keeps the adventure junkies enthral during their Chennai tour! Amidst the extremely elegant and historical traditions of this metropolis, here is a chance for you to let yourself loose and dive into the water adventure sports at Muttukadu.

    Some of the activities that you can enjoy at this destination are kayaking, boating, canoeing and surfing. The most popular among all the activities that are organized here is windsurfing regatta, which is generally scheduled during the month of February.

    Don't miss any of the amazing adventure sports to take in Chennai if you are looking for some thrill.  

  • 08Tada Waterfall Trek with Camping

    Tada Waterfall Trek with Camping
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    The Eastern Ghats of India are waiting to be explored for all their worth and all the attractions that they hide in their folds. One such jewel that must be explored are is the Tada Waterfall trek. Located near the Oneness Temple in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, the Ubbalamadugu Falls or the Tada Falls are more on the spectacular side when we talk about their beauty.

    Located in a forest called the Siddulaiah Kona, the falls are often linked to the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, and this relation with the god attracts a large number of people here on Shivratri who come here to watch the multi cascade waterfall with an amazing pool at the bottom. 

    Completely safe to take a dip and enjoy around, the place is also a great place for a day out or picnic. The trek starts from the campsite on a small beach near a village. You spend a night here before making your way to the waterfall. Once here, the trail becomes rocky and full of boulders, which one has to climb in order to reach the top of the fall. 
  • 09Feel the Spirituality of St Thomas Mount Church

    Feel the Spirituality of St Thomas Mount Church

    Located atop a small hill, St Thomas Church in the Guindy suburb of Chennai; within the reach of Chennai International Airport, is one of the most sacred as well as gorgeous churches in the city. According to devotees, this is the place where St Thomas, who was a disciple of Lord Jesus lived and also attained martyrdom around 2,000 years ago.

    In addition to the religious importance, this place is also known for its opulent beauty.  From the hilltop, you can enjoy astounding views of the nearby region. On a visit to this pious place, you can experience the sanctity and devotion that exists here. In addition to this, the opulent and charismatic beauty of the church and its surroundings will surely keep you enchanted all through; views from the hilltop are really commendable and is a must for everyone! 

  • 10Have a Glimpse of the Space in Birla Planetarium

    Have a Glimpse of the Space in Birla Planetarium

    For all the science and technology geeks visiting Chennai, they don’t have to be worried about being getting bored! Along with the other classes of visitors, this city also offers a lot to the science enthusiasts; and one among these is the Birla Planetarium.

    Opened in 1988, this it has several exciting programmes that opens the doors to the outer space and solar system. Within a visit to this planetarium, you will get acquainted with the movement of the stars, earth, comets, moon and other fascinating elements of the universe. Be it for the children or the grown-ups, a visit to Birla Planetarium is considered as one of the most educative things to do in Chennai.

  • 11Enjoy Nature Photography at Ubbalamadugu Falls

    Enjoy Nature Photography at Ubbalamadugu Falls

    Set out the water baby in you and explore this exquisite tourist spot in Chennai with a visit to the Ubbalamadugu Falls. Around 35km from the metropolis, this stunning cascade flows graciously in the forests of Siddulaiah Kona and truly makes for a must to experience site.

    In addition to the opulent beauty and appeal of the waterfall, it also serves as a sacred place among the Hindus; devotees visit this cascade during ‘Maha Shivratri’ and offer puja. Visit this falls, witness the  magical beauty it creates as the splashing water hits the base; unravel the best of the nature’s bountiful beauty while being a shutterbug and capturing some of the best clicks of your life!

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  • 12Bird Watching near Pulicat Lake

    Bird Watching near Pulicat Lake

    If you are searching for some of the things to do in Chennai amidst its untouched, a visit to the gorgeous Pulicat Lake is a must for you! Situated in between the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, it is the second largest saline water lake in India. Globally known as the ‘Pulicat Lake Wildlife Sanctuary’, the placid and calm surrounding that engulfs it, offers a blissful experience to the visitors. In addition the scenic vistas also make it for a picture perfect setting.

    A treasure trove for the nature lovers, this saline lake is also the abode of a wide range of flora and fauna. Also, due to the favourable conditions and availability of foods, Pulicat Lake witnesses a large number of migratory as well as local birds within its surroundings. On your visit to this stunning lake, you can easily spot the greater Flamingos and several other exotic species of rare and playful birds. 

  • 13Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek from Chennai- Flat 20% off

    Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek from Chennai- Flat 20% off
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    About the Activity:
    • Get a chance to explore the beauty of nature with this exciting trekking trip from Kodaikanal to Kumbalkarai.
    • Start your journey after getting picked up from Chennai at about 5 PM on Friday and head out for your trip.
    • Feel the thrill as you take this exciting overnight bus ride and reach your destination the next day.
    • Start your trek after enjoying a delicious breakfast and freshening up.
    • Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of the region with the hills and valleys. 
    • Visit some of the famous sights like Dolphin's Nose, Cardamom farms, Coffee plantations and Lemon farms.
    • Trek through the scenic views of the tall eucalyptus trees throughout your way.
    • Witness the surrounding with the distant hills as you trek through the zigzag path of the jungle.
    • Reach the waterfall where you will e camping for the night.
  • 14Fun Rides in MGM Dizee World

    Fun Rides in MGM Dizee World

    For those of you that love amusement parks and water sports, MGM Dizee World is the place to be in Chennai. With some of the most entertaining rides and water slides, a fun-filled day in this amusement park is also among the best things to do in Chennai with your kids.

    It is a destination that keeps the visitors engaged throughout the day. Water World of this park is something that every visitor of MGM Dizee World looks forward to explore in Chennai. If you are looking for some fun and exciting things on your way to Chennai, you now know where to go! 

  • 15Witness the Lords in Puri Jagannath Temple

    Witness the Lords in Puri Jagannath Temple

    Dedicated to the divine trinity of Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra, Puri Jagannath Temple in Chennai is another attraction for the devotees of these deities. The wonderfully carved temple is astonishingly stunning and engages all its tourists in its intimate splendour.

    Built according to the Kalinga architecture, the temple is a mirror that reflects great art and architectural designs of ancient times. Granites and white marbles that decorate the temple make the stone carvings look much prettier and splendid. It also has separate shrines that are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ganesha and Bimala which can be visited by the tourists. The annual festival of this magnificent temple is something all devotees and tourists look forward to attend as it showcases the Rathayatra; one of the most prominent rituals of the festival. 

  • 16Visit San Thome Cathedral

    Visit San Thome Cathedral

    Built during the Portuguese rule in Chennai, what was earlier called Madras, San Thome Cathedral is one of the most popular shrines in Tamil Nadu. Built in the neo-gothic style, this church is beautifully decorated with amazing architecture that will leave every traveller spell bound.

    Believed to be built on the grave of St Thomas, it was recently declared as a ‘National Shrine’ by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India. A major religious centre for the catholic, it has also become one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Chennai. 

  • 17Seek Blessings in Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    Seek Blessings in Kapaleeshwarar Temple

    Located in Mylapore, Chennai, Kapaleeshwarar temple is one of the oldest temples in Chennai and carries a rich traditional value among the devotees. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the most visited temples within the city.

    Built in Dravidian style, the architectural brilliance of the temple complex also attracts a large number architecture fans. There are several deities that are worshipped in this temple in several mantapas and halls. Decked with intricate designs, the temple complex truly makes for an amazing display of ancient artefacts and beliefs. Visiting this world famous temple should definitely be one of the things to do in Chennai for any traveller.

     

  • 18Valluvar Kottam

    Valluvar Kottam

    A monument that adds to the great tradition of Chennai, Valluvar Kottam is a memorial built and named after a famous Tamil poet as well as a philosopher called Thiruvalluvar. The monument is a giant 35 meter chariot that depicts the best of Thiruvalluvar’s work in it. Thirukkural is the main work of Thiruvalluvar that inspired this giant temple chariot. Several inscriptions of his work from Thirukkural is seen written on this monument. 

    All these factors make this monument worth a visit while you are in Chennai. The wonderful architecture is still a blissful experience for the tourists that visit Valluvar Kottam in Chennai.

     

  • 19Spend Time with Books in Anna Centenary Library

    Spend Time with Books in Anna Centenary Library

    For those travellers who look out for a place to explore the world through books, here is something in store for you in Chennai! Quite unusual for a traveller to be found in a library, but Anna Centenary Library is one of the greatest assets of Chennai that needs to be explored over and over again.

    Built with a budget of rupees 172crore and spread across nine acres, this centenary library is named after one of the former chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, C N Annadurai; such large scale libraries are hardly seen now-a-days. Also one of largest libraries in the entire of Asia, spending a day out at this library amidst the books of much value proves to be one of the unique things to do in Chennai.

  • 20Witness Architectural Brilliance of the St Andrew Cathedral

    Witness Architectural Brilliance of the St Andrew Cathedral

    Also known as the ‘Queen of Scottish Churches in the East’, St Andrew Church is a reminiscent of the Chennai’s past. Built in 1818, its construction was done according to Georgiana and Neo-classical architecture. Well, this also adds to the wonderful outlook and appearance of the church.

    Often referred as the ‘St Andrew Kirk’, this opulent marvel of the past showcases the finest blend of art and craft of a bygone era. Unique design, shape and form of this religious structure makes it one of the must visit places in the entire of Chennai and its surroundings.

  • 21Enjoy Fishing at Barracuda Bay

    Enjoy Fishing at Barracuda Bay

    For the adventure junkies who yearns to go for fishing in Chennai, they can make it to the Barracuda Bay Sport Fishing and try their hands in an amazing angling experience. Quite unique from any other kind of visit, this is a much exciting way to spend holidays within the city. Visitors to this club needs to complete the registration formalities, and once done with it, they can avail an array of packages.

    Most of these packages depend on the type and duration of your fishing expedition. Trolling, popping and jigging are some of the most popular types of fishing provided by the Barracuda Bay Sport Fishing club. The packages also mention the distance a traveller can go for fishing and the species available within that region. 

  • 22Rediscover History at Alamparai Fort

    Rediscover History at Alamparai Fort

    Once a glorious fortress, though the Alamparari Fort was built during the Mughal era and depicts the valorous tales of the past. An ancient structure of great historical and architectural value, it was extensively used for the export of zari cloth, ghee and salt.

    Though, the fort is in ruins today, you can still witness its grandiosity and splendour from its amazing architecture and layout. Located next to the sea, it offers a view that will surely hold you captive as long as you stay here. If you want to enjoy the best of the Alamparai Fort, you must visit it either during the early hours in by evening. The golden rays of the rising or setting sun playing hide and seek with the azure water cuddles the entire vicinity and creates a soothing ambience.

  • 23Revelry in Choki Dhani

    Revelry in Choki Dhani

    A heart-warming Rajasthani treat in the heart of Chennai! Well, if this unbelievable, you must visit Choki Dhani within the city. A park themed on the culture, heritage and traditions of Rajasthan, it is the perfect example that shows how the Indian states are connected with a single thread.

    Though located in one of the extreme south corner of the corner, this unique park has all the essence and flavours of North India, and offers a lively glimpse of the vibrant and colourful lands of Rajasthan. While activities like camel ride, bullock cart ride, head massage and boating within the park will keep you immersed in unlimited fun and excitement, its range of delicious Rajasthani vegetarian cuisines and authentic cultural shows will make your stay memorable in Choki Dhani!

  • 24Heritage Tour to Royapuram Fishing Harbour

    Heritage Tour to Royapuram Fishing Harbour
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    Being a coastline, Chennai has enough and more destinations for a sea food lover. One of them, Royapuram Fishing Harbour is the place where one can experience the exhilarating and buzzing life of a fish market and nearby harbour. It is one such places in Chennai, where you can have a glimpse of the daily life of the locals and their fishing cultures.

    An absolute delight for the fish lovers, it is best visited at dusk when the entire harbour gets lighted up with the majestic sea reflecting them back! A visit to this quaint and bustling fishing village is one of the best things to do in Chennai and get introduced with some of the heritage and cultures of the city.

  • 25Queens Land

    Queens Land

    Yet another theme park to enthral the tourists of Chennai, Queens Land is one of the nicest amusement parks in the city that will engage and excite you for an entire day. Spreading over 70acres, this amusement park is a must visit destination for all the fun ride lovers. The theme park offers a total of 51 fun rides including both water and land rides.

    This place is best when visited with a group of kids. Opened in 2003, the park is located on the way to Bangalore and attracts visitors from both the cities. Visit this park with family members; especially kids, friends or your corporate mates; spend a day filled with fun-frolic and exciting moments.

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  • 26Fort St George

    Fort St George

    Historically called as the ‘White Town’, Fort St George was built by the East India Company in 1644. A perfect destination to have a glimpse of Old Madras and its Colonial era, this gorgeous fort is also one of the popular sightseeing places in Chennai.

    Presently, it houses the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and also a museum that exhibits several items from the colonial period. A hotspot for the history enthusiasts, it also consists of several well decorated halls that will remind you of the glorious days of a bygone era; the halls are symbolic of the colonial era and exhibit items like weapons, coins, uniforms and other artefacts of the colonial period. 

    Unlike other metros in the country, Chennai is considered as one of the quiet, calm and serene places. The list of all the above things to do in Chennai will take you for a joyride through the glorious history, cultural beliefs and traditional values the city holds in its bosom. Next time when you visit this warm-hearted city, make sure you opt for all these experiences and discover the city like never before!

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