Life can become quite stressful. A welcome break can help you recharge your batteries. Do not hesitate to take the weekend off for a short trip. There are quite a few options to choose from.

Here are some great choices for short breaks from Chennai:

  1. Pondicherry

The city of Pondicherry makes for a refreshing getaway from Chennai. Its French style avenues coupled with colonial buildings, churches and temples are the main attractions that this city has to offer. Its pristine beaches are something else altogether. You can simply laze on its shores and take in the tranquil beauty of the place. Its French cuisine is certainly the talk of the town.

  1. Thiruvannamalai

3 hours and 16 minutes away is the temple town of Thiruvannamalai and a popular one too. Nestled at the foothills of the Annamalai hills the town holds the greatest spiritual attraction for most visitors. If you’re looking for a spiritual retreat then Thiruvannamalai is the best place to bring you at peace with yourself.

  1. Pulicat

Pulicat is a historic seashore town lying 60 km north of Chennai. The Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary holds the greatest attraction which is home to a variety of migratory birds. The months of December and January are the best to visit if you don’t want to miss the Flamingo Festival. Watch as thousands of flamingos herald you with their presence all along the swampy region of the lake while other birds like ducks, cranes, herons and painted storks add more colour to the festival.

  1. Yelagiri Hills

This hill station in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu is a picture perfect representation of resplendent beauty complete with green valleys, rose gardens and orchards. The Yelagiri summer festival is the most celebrated in the month of May with flower shows and dog shows taking centre stage. Enjoy trekking, boating or nice quiet walks along the cool and courtly Jalagamparai waterfalls whilst you’re at it.

  1. Nandi Hills

If you love the allure of green hills, Nandi hills is just the place for you. The place offers plenty of sight-seeing if you’re up for it from Tipu’s Drop, Secret Escape Route, Tipu’s Summer Palace and Fort to Horse Way. If you’re looking for a fun day of activities there’s cycling, biking , paragliding and trekking to immerse yourself in.

Put those weekends to good use by taking these shorts breaks from Chennai. They rejuvenate you and almost give you a new lease on life.

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