Chennai’s Top 8 places you must visit & Things to do in 2018
Marina (மெரினா கடற்கரை) – For a romantic sunrise and a serene evening
There is nothing as romantic as watching the sun rise out of distant waters and nothing as serene as the sun melting down into the sea. Marina beach in Chennai is the place where both these moments are absolutely magical. With golden sand beneath your feet and sea breeze brushing past your hair, Marina beach is one of the most romantic places in Chennai where you can fall in love all over again.
Romantic things to do : Take a stroll to the old lighthouse, enjoy a pony ride while you hold each other, munch some street food, fly kites
Best time of the day to visit Marina beach : 5 am to 9 am, 5 pm to 8 pm
East Coast Road(ECR) (கிழக்கு கடற்கரை சாலை) – Kovalam (கோவளம்) – Mahabalipuram
East Coast Road happens to be one of the most visited and popular roads in India. This road, between Thiruvanmiyur and Mahabalipuram, is a couple’s paradise. A complete package, the road has a grand temple, an artist’s village, a quaint beach, and some adventure parks alongside. This road is among the most romantic places in Chennai for couples to enjoy the best of all the worlds.
Romantic things to do : Check out the art and greenery of Cholamandal Artists Village, Mahabalipuram Temple, Covelong beach, have an adventurous day out at MGM Dizzee World, and boat at Muttukadu Boat House.
Best time of the day to walk along East Coast Road : Mornings at the temple and beach, noons at the adventure parks and artist village, evenings for boating and beach walks.
Theosophical Society – The green sojourn
This quaint and solitary corner of Chennai lies between Adyar River and the coast. Spread over some 100 hectares, the ground of Theosophical Society is a green, peaceful and vehicle free sojourn from the hectic city life. Wander around with your love, watch and participate in cultural performances, and spend some romantic moments under the historic 400 years old banyan tree.
Romantic things to do : Read some poems to her at the Adyar Library, enjoy the solitude of the green gardens spread across the area
Best time of the day to visit Theosophical Society : 9 am to 7 pm
Besant Nagar Beach (பெசன்ட் நகர் கடற்கரை ) – Romancing the other beach
Another beach and some good miles to walk hand in hand – romance is certainly in the air at the Besant Nagar beach. Apart from the scenic sunrises and sunsets, the beach has a complete package of eateries, shopping stalls, bars and a quaint walking stretch. Take your love to the beach, spend some time with the waves by the shore, sip some coffee together and enrich the special bond.
Romantic things to do : Take a nice walk at morning and evening time, go to Unlock – the restro bar, sip a coffee, and shop at Thiruvanmiyur market.
Best time of the day to visit Besant Beach : 9 am to 7 pm
Guindy National Park (கிண்டி தேசிய பூங்கா) – Amidst nature and its lovable beings
The solitude of this place is often interrupted, but only by the chirping of quaila or other migratory birds. Guindy is the only national park situated in the middle of the city, and the varied range of flora and fauna that it has, one can’t keep them from visiting it. The lanes and pathways lined with trees give you scenic moments to walk through life.
Romantic things to do : Walk together through the lanes and pathways, sit, relax and unwind amidst the solitude of the wild, bird watch
Best time of the day to visit Guindy National Park : 9 am to 5:30 pm (Cost May Vary)
Entry fee : INR 20 for adults, INR 5 for children (Cost May Vary)
Photography : Allowed, INR 20 for a camera and INR 100 for video filming (Cost May Vary)
Dakshinachitra (தக்ஷிண சித்ரா) – For a cultural evening
Crafts, performing arts, architecture and folk – South India has its cultural representation at Dakshinachitra. Located on the East Coast Road, it is a paradise for those who have a love for art and craft. If your better half happens to be an arty-farty person, come here, click some photos, gift a handicraft and make memories. You simply can’t argue about it being a perfect place for couples in Chennai.
Romantic things to do : Attend craft sessions, learn south Indian art forms together, watch cultural performances
Best time of the day to visit Dakshinachitra : 10 am to 8 pm
Muttukadu – Boating in the backwaters (முட்டுக்காடு படகுக் குழாம்)
After romancing the lands and shore, it’s time to take to the waters. The backwaters of Muttukadu guarantee a perfect escape into the romantic serenity of Chennai. Green-blue waters, endless skies and a light breeze blowing past your years while you row the boat amidst the greenery, Muttukadu is just the best among the romantic places in Chennai. The operators, here, offer different boating experiences like Speed Boating, Power boating, and Shared boating.
Best time of the day to visit Muttukadu : 9 am to 5 pm
Cost : INR 50 onwards (Cost May Vary)
Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam
The shining star of Kovalam, the Lighthouse Beach is a magnificent mix of gleaming sand, rocking waves, swaying palm fringes and blue aquamarine waters.
The most frequently visited beach in Kovalam, the Lighthouse beach got its name from the old Vizhinjam lighthouse, which stands tall on a rocky headland. Long walks by the coastline, sunbathing, surfing, beach volleyball and swimming are some of the activities that can be enjoyed at the beach.
Exquisite sea food is also available at the stalls lining the shore. Ayurvedic massages and beachside spas are a hit with tourists frequenting the Lighthouse beach.
Entrance : Free
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