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5 Instagram-Worthy Sunrise Spots In Chennai, India

by Travelature Team

As much as we are afraid to go out in the sun here in the Capital City of Tamil Nadu, we have also received blessings with plenty of places to admire in all its beauty. People love Chennai because of its serenity, quietness, cleanliness, and sunrise view that you can get from here. 

In the fast-moving life of the tropical city with a culture as distinct and unique, we all ache to grab a quiet and serene moment to appreciate the town’s scenic beauty.

And what better way to do that than catching a glimpse of the first rays of the sun? Here is a list of 5 Instagram-worthy sunrise spots in Chennai where you enjoy this spectacular view!

ECR Beach

Man sitting on the front of the river boat and enjoying the sunrise view at ECR Beach, Chennai

Image by Well-Bred Kannan via flickr

Getting there: Looking for the nearest stop or station to ECR Beach? Check out this list of stops closest to your destination: Sea Cliff Conclave Check Post; Water Supply Head Work; Panaiyur. You can get to ECR Beach by Bus. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby –

Bus: 109, 19H, 588, 599, 99

Address: Valmiki Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041

Opening hours: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm, Daily

Thiruvanmiyur Beach

The thiruvanmiyur beach is highly rated because it is unspoiled and is a walkers paradise for morning walks

Image by Premnath Thirumalaisamy via flickr

Getting there: Looking for the nearest stop or station to Thiruvanmiyur Beach? Check out this list of stops closest to your destination: Thiruvanmiyur R.T.O.; Srinivasapuram; Thiruvanmiyur; Kottivakkam; Thiruvamiyur Mrts Station. You can get to Thiruvanmiyur Beach by Bus or Train. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby –

Bus: 109, 23J, 599, 99, M70 EXT2

Train: MRTS

Address: East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449876

Opening hours: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm, Daily

Broken Bridge: A Bridge to Nowhere

The Broken Bridge has become a popular spot to view the first rays of sunlight lit up and has been attracting youth

Image by Kartnutmegs, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Getting there: Head to Besant Nagar Beach and reach the end of the beach road where Dindigul Thalapakkatti Briyani Restaurant is located.

Take the road that goes to the right (the road where Thalapakkatti restaurant is actually located) which takes you inside the slum, cross the slum and go further in the mud road to about 1 kilometre to reach the bridge. It is exactly located at the backside of Theosophical Society Forest. The Bridge has become a popular sunrise spots in chennai among all and has been attracting youth.

Address: Theosophical Society, ADYAR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090

Opening hours: 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, Daily

Kasimedu

Royapuram fishing harbour, also known as Chennai fishing harbour, is one of the major fishing grounds for catching fishes and to witness the Yellow sky during sunrise

Image by Well-Bred Kannan via flickr

Getting there: The Royapuram Fishing House is situated in the Kasimedu Village along the coast. Since public transport is limited in the wee hours of the morning, you can drive yourself or hire a car and head towards the Beach station or Parry’s Corner.

Address: Royapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Opening hours: There are no fixed timings for the harbour. However, to see the first catch of the day, you can go as early as 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM in the earliest hours of dawn. The market area starts to buzz with the day’s excitement from around 4:00 AM.

Elliot's Beach

Elliott's Beach Sunrise View at Besant Nagar

Image by Budak via flickr

Getting there: Check out this list of stops closest to your destination: Besant Nagar; Annai Velankanni Church Bus Stop (Besant Nagar Church); Annai Velankanni Church Bus Stop (Besant Nagar Chruch); Indira Nagar Mrts Station. You can get to Elliot’s Beach by Bus or Train. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby –

Bus: 23C, 29C, 29CEX, 5E, 6D

Train: MRTS

Address: 6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600090, India

Opening hours: 12:00 am to 12:00 am, Daily

Feast your eyes with the beauty of the crack of dawn in the most prominent cultural and economic centre down south. 

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