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top four weekend gateways around Chennai

Travelling can make a person happier by boosting self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking the routine and allowing you to meet people all over the world from a different culture. This is not all, Travelling also increases your knowledge about the authentic cuisine, tribes of every country, state and district. So what I think every person who is working or living in Chennai should take a small break from its daily 9 to 5 job and visit these top four gateways around Chennai to feel some enthralling experience. Below are some details about the essential places.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 03 November 2017, 02:26:07 PM
Chennai

Chennai

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Travelling can make a person happier by boosting self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking the routine and allowing you to meet people all over the world from a different culture. This is not all, Travelling also increases your knowledge about the authentic cuisine, tribes of every country, state and district. So what I think every person who is working or living in Chennai should take a small break from its daily 9 to 5 job and visit these top four gateways around Chennai to feel some enthralling experience. Below are some details about the essential places.
Ooty

Ooty

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It is the most popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. It is situated at an altitude of 2,2400 mt above sea level and is thus it is indeed honeymoon spot. Ooty is famous for numerous tea estates. If you want to take a break from beach and cultural places then this place definitely gonna be a mood changer for you. The place is known for dense forest, lofty mountains and sprawling grasslands. Distance from Chennai- 561.3 Km Time- 10 h 7 min Accommodation- You will find decent hotels at a starting range of Rs 1000 per night and according to the service and facilities the rates will increase and in a decent amount you will get resort also. Places to visit- Ooty Lake, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Rose Garden, Trekking, Thread Garden. Tip- If you want to enjoy your trip then you should go between March to June.
Pondicherry

Pondicherry

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From delicious food to beer, beaches to breezy shores, you will experience everything in Pondicherry. It also offers an unmatchable bio-diversity.If you want to try something new, you can experience scuba diving here. Places to visit- Paradise beach, Scuba diving in Pondicherry, Auroville Ashram, Seaside Promenade, Chunnambar Boathouse Distance- 155.2 Km Time- 3 H 17 Min Accommodation- You can easily get hotels at a starting range of Rs 2500 per night and tariff increases according to services and facilities.
Vellore

Vellore

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If you are a peace lover then definitely this place is for you. The Vellore fort is a major tourist attraction in the region. Yelagiri is a small hill station in Vellore, the various lakes, and waterfalls in Yelagiri captivate an enormous number of tourists. Places to visit- Vellore Fort, Jalakandeswarar Temple, Srilakshmi Golden Temple, Yelagiri Distance- 138 KM Time- 2 h 51 minutes Accommodation- You can easily get hotels at a starting range of Rs 1500 per night and tariff increases according to services and facilities.
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram is situated in Kanchipuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The place is known for its shore temples, sculptures, scenic beauty, culture and tradition and this is must visited weekend gateways from Chennai for one day trip.The best time to visit Mahabalipuram is October to March. Distance From Chennai- 57 Km Travel Time- 1 Hr 27 min Accommodation- You can easily get hotels at a starting range of Rs 2500 per night and tariff increases according to services and facilities. Tip- If you are a peace lover then don't go from November to February as it is a peak time Places to visit- Shore temple, Pancha Rathas, Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram beach