Sightseeing Places & Things To Do Near Chennai

Chennai is one of those places that are surrounded by many tourist destinations around it, to impress travelers of all age groups. There are many religious places, amusement parks, beaches, etc. that tourists can explore when traveling around Chennai. Since the list of places is too long, Myles (provides best car hire in Chennai) has shortlisted some of the sightseeing places near Chennai that you must visit while you are in Chennai.


Off-beat Places Near Chennai


Chandragiri - Chandragiri is a historical place located near Tirupati, not known to many living in Chennai. This place mesmerizes its visitors with sprawling lush greenery and hilly terrain. If you can stay here till sunset, you must, because it’s a beautiful sight from here. You can also visit the picturesque bridge at Thekkil, situated about 5 miles away from here.  


Chennai to Chandragiri Distance: About 150 km


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Things to do in Chandragiri: Explore Chandragiri Fort and Raja Mahal Palace (the archaeological museum) inside the fort. 


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2.       Yelagiri – Yelagiri is situated at an altitude of 1110 meters and comprises 14 hamlets dotted over several lush green hills. The place offers a picture-perfect postcard view.


Chennai to Yelagiri Distance: 227.5 km


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Things to do Yelagiri: Visit the Punganur Lake, Vainu Pappu solar observatory, fruit farm, Velavan temple, and the herbal farm. You can also trek up to Jalagamparai waterfalls and Swamimalai Hill (the highest point in Yelagiri).


3.       Tranquebar - Tharangambadi or Tranquebar is the former Danish colony, known to be a less frequented holiday spot, located at the junction where the Cauvery River conjuncts Bay of Bengal.


Chennai to Tranquebar Distance: About 275 km


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Things to do in Tranquebar: Visit Dansborg Fort and Museum, New Jerusalem Church, Church of Zion and Pandiyan Masilamani Nathar temple.


4.       Horsely Hills - Named after a British officer, WD Horsley, who chose it as his summer residence, this summer hill resort is located at an elevation of 4100 ft and forms a part of the Eastern Ghats.


Chennai to Horsely Hills: 278 km


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Things to do to Horsely Hills: Visit Gaalibanda, Environmental Park and Horsley Museum. Enjoy outdoor activities like trekking, zorbing & rappelling.


So, what are you waiting for? Book a self drive car rental Chennai now and take a quick break from the stresses of urban life.