5 Perfect Day Trips From Chennai To Take

by Travelature Team

The day-to-day life is filled with work, responsibilities, duties, social engagements, personal commitments, etc. that stress the mind of an individual. Every person, be it a student, employee, businessman, house-wife or a senior citizen deserves to take a break from their monotonous daily life.

A break may not be a long vacation somewhere in a forest or mountain trekking; a break can be a small planned visit to a nearby city. After all, the basic result required from the travel is a change that will incorporate positivity in a person’s life with mental peace and a lot of interesting memories of the visited location.

Major cities in the north like New Delhi or Rajasthan can be preferred options while major South Indian cities include Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Chennai. There is a lot of contrast and diversity that a tourist generally notices while exploring these beautiful cities maintaining diverse traditions and showcasing wonderful monuments, temples, buildings, etc. The food is also as diverse as the local people. Major restaurants have the best food to offer and the roadside stalls are also a major hit among the tourists not only from other places in India but also from foreign lands.

Travelling can be so much fun. And with a place like Chennai, you can never run out of options for excellent places to explore. From amusement parks, museums, zoos, water parks and to some fantastic Instagram worthy sunrise spots, there are several places where you can take your kids which will leave them elated. Here are 5 perfect day trips from Chennai where you can have fun family time and create some wonderful memories to cherish.

Check out our compilation of top 5 Perfect day trips from Chennai:

5. Muttukadu

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The first trip in the list of day trips from Chennai is Muttukadu. Nothing could be a better place to enjoy a boat ride than the lovely backwaters of Muttukadu, a small area in the Kanchipuram district of Chennai. Apart from taking part in several water sports and activities such as Arrow Loop Roller Coaster and 110 feet Dizzee Shake, you can also explore Dakshinachitra, a small handicraft village.

4. Birla Planetarium

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Birla Planetarium is one of the best day trips from Chennai to take your tiny tots to give them some fun time while they also learn. From organized simulated tours of the universe, solar system, and cosmic shows to exhibits of missiles, naval systems, combat vehicles, and advanced machine guns. There are a lot of interesting things to keep your kids busy and entertained.

3. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

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The zoo is another exciting thing that you can add to your list of places to visit in Chennai. For animal lovers, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park is nothing less than a paradise that homes more than 500 rare species of animals and aquatic animals that are most endangered. You can also enjoy several safaris while exploring its rich variety of flora and fauna.

2. VGP Universal Kingdom

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One of the most popular amusement parks in Chennai which offers fun and exciting activities for all age groups is VGP Universal kingdom. Dashing cars, circus trains, go-karting, Aladdin, water chute, balloon racer, doll kingdom, flying machine, and jungle car are a few fun activities of this amusement park that will leave your kids grinning ear to ear.

1. Shore temple Mahabalipuram

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At a distance of 57 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, Mahabalipuram is a popular destination for tourists. Mamallapuram is its former name. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich and cultural heritage. A magnificent and popular attraction is the Shore Temple.

Tourists reach here from Chennai, Kanchipuram, and many other cities. From Mahabalipuram to Chennai there are several rails, buses, and even cheap flights easily available. There is a magnificent and popular temple called the Shore Temple in the city, which is rock-cut and monolithic. Mahabalipuram ruins contain temples that are well structured, monolithic chariots and sculpted relief, temples in cave-like structures.

Chennai is a great place to visit with your family and friends and though it may seem traditional, there are some fun places to explore. If you plan to visit Chennai this year or the coming year, add these amazing places to visit in Chennai to your itinerary and enjoy a gala time with your loved ones. So why wait? Jot down the ideal one-day getaways to your list and embark on your trip to Chennai’s captivating Carnatic culture.

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