The capital city of Tamil Nadu has a great shoreline which one can visit during to their stay, however as it is one of the populous city you can expect crowds of people lining the shore, this might hamper a sense of vacation. Thus, you can visit the places nearby to Chennai which offers quaint and serene location and also give you a sense of vacation.MahabalipuramSituated around 60kms from Chennai, Mahabalipuram is known for its architecture. Explore old temples, worship the deities and also explore the beaches which are often visited by fewer tourists. Pondicherry YelagiriIf you are in a mood to explore mountains and stay chilled beating the heat from Chennai, then head over to Yelagiri. Located around 230kms from Chennai, Yelagiri Hills have cool and temperate climate for most of the days and is one of the nearest hill stations from Chennai. It is worth a visit to this hill station as you can enjoy a sense of nature, cool temperatures and less touristic places. KanyakumariWhat better way to explore the Tip of Mainland India via road trip? Head over to Kanyakumari which would be a long road trip. The distance between Chennai to Kanyakumari is around 700kms and it would approximately take 10hrs. However, you would be very happy to witness the calmer ocean, the place where 3 Ocean waters meet and also explore the place with ease.
Known as the Queen of the hill station, Ooty is located around 550kms from Chennai and is known for its cool weather, picturesque surroundings and a honeymoon spot. However, the name should not deter your plan of doing a road trip as you get to explore the changes in temperature while you travel. Explore the road trip to Ooty from Chennai which you get to witness pine trees, innumerable food stalls and lakes which gets you a sense of freedom.