Make the best of your stay in Chennai with these getaway options

Make the best of your stay in Chennai with these getaway options

Chennai definitely has some beautiful hotspots around the city that are not to be missed. When someone is planning to stay at 5 star hotels in Chennai for a week, making one-day trips is often on their mind as the hotspots around are stunning as well as majestic.

Here are some fantastic getaway options that you can visit during your stay in the city:


A famous town in Tami Nadu, 5 star hotels in Chennai often see visitors not missing a chance to visit it during their stay. This exotic location is famous for its architectural monuments and temples built during the Pallava dynasty in the 7th century. Since then, Mahabalipuram has been one of the most renowned tourist places located near Chennai within a range of 100 Km. This makes it the perfect destination for a relaxing one-day trip. One must-visit site for visitors interested in religion and architecture in is Krishna’s Butter Ball. It is a giant boulder that hangs dangerously (don’t worry, ancient magic will protect you) on a steep rock slope and refuses to obey the laws of gravity. The mythological name of the stone is Vaan Irai Kal (translated into Sky God’s Stone) and is believed to be a giant dollop of butter that Lord Krishna dropped.


Pulicat is situated at a distance of 55 km from Chennai. The city has India’s second-largest lake or lagoon containing brackish water (the largest is Chilka Lake). If you want to spend some time soaking in nature’s beauty, Pulicat Lake is where you ought to visit. You can participate in boating, bird-watching, fishing and other activities. You can catch several migratory birds at the bird sanctuary between March and October. If you’re lucky, you can also spot flamingos. You can also check out other spots like Old Dutch Street and Fort Geldria. At the bird sanctuary, you can watch several migratory birds, and between October and March, you can spot flamingos in good number. You need not worry about planning your trips to this place as advice and travel help for visiting Pulicat are provided by most of the Chennai hotels like The Leela Palace Chennai hotel.


Vellore Fort is one of the most notable landmarks in the city. The city is the perfect mix of beautiful scenery and rich cultural heritage representing ancient Dravidian civilisation. Vellore is situated from Chennai at a short distance of 136 km. The best time to visit Vellore is from October to March. The town is perfect for a 1-day weekend trip. Some top spots to visit are the Sri Venkateswara Museum, Sri Varahaswami, and Srilakshmi Gold Temple.


This city is famous for being a haven for adventurers and people often park themselves at Chennai hotels while visiting Nagalapuram. This city is known for an amazing forest trail in the Eastern Ghats. The path is filled with natural, sparkling water pools, beautiful waterfalls, and lush forests which contribute to the beauty of trekking on this trail. Nagalipuram sits close to the famous pilgrimage of Tirupati in the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. It is close to both Chennai as well as Bengaluru.

The options do not end here and you might come across a lot of confusing advice about the places that you should check out. No matter what agents, associates, or Chennai hotels advise you about travelling, make sure to visit the getaway spots mentioned above for a truly fulfilling experience on your trip.