May 23, 2016

Weekend Getaways from Chennai

Counted as the metropolitan city, Chennai was christened as Madras previously. Located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, the glittering and busy Chennai is famed for higher literacy rate and remarkable looking places to explore. Exceptional location, delightful architecture, marvellous beauty of nature and enormously cordial people, it lets the tourists fall in love with the prevailing atmosphere. There is no dearth of places to enjoy as sightseeing in Chennai. Outstanding Marina Beach attracts the tourists to spend blissful moments on the Golden Beach; while, its Kapaleeshwar temple magnetizes tourists towards its inventive beauty dotted around for developing an aesthetic attitude. Even, the British Force St. George and Santhome Basilica exhibit colonial construction with affluence and sophistication. Along with exploring the city, checking out the weekend getaways will unfurl a new world of natural beauty.

1. Mahabalipuram:

mahabalipuram tour
Officially called as Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram is a town in the Kanchipuram district. Holding importance for being the port city of Pallavas Dynasty in 7th Century, Mamallapuram has been awarded as the World heritage site by UNESCO. Explore the Mahabalipuram Beach for its serenity and the Krishna Mandapam, Five Rathas, Varaha Mandapam as well as the Shore Temple. With sculptures and paintings crafted well, it is worth visiting to witness a perfect amalgamation of culture, history and tranquillity.

2. Pondicherry:

pondicherry travel
Exhibiting the French effect to the max, the Pondicherry or Puducherry has a white town dedicated to the French nationals and a black town for the Indian people. With street names in French still attracting people and the Colonial architecture of the French block, it is quite evident that French rule had a powerful impact. The beaches and the French buildings magnetizing the visitors, it is definitely the best place to see the influence. Certainly, the travelers can stay at the best hotels in Pondicherry and take pleasure in exclusive facilities offered by them.

3. Covelong:

covelong beach
It serves to be a true picturesque delight for the beach lovers because of its wide shoreline stretch. Known for the Dutch Castle and now as the Taj Fisherman’s Cove, the palace has been able to attract visitors to explore its majestic beauty and richness displayed in every corner. And also, the temples here are an attraction because of their construction that dates back to 5th to 8th century period. Definitely, visiting Covelong in spring and winters is the ideal time because the summers are extremely hot and humid.

4. Vellore:

vellore fort
Popularly known as the Fort City of Tamil Nadu, the travelers get to see a wonderful historical past exhibited in the palaces and forts in the town. Having a rich heritage, the town offers an insight into the everlasting legacy of Dravidian civilization. Check out the Vellore Fort, French Bungalow, State Government Museum, Jalakandeshwarar Temple and Ratnagiri Temple for understanding the historical significance of the place.