Dealing with your regular hectic schedule becomes monotonous and the best way to escape the drudgery is to go for a vacation or a trip. It will help refresh your minds and in addition, you get to know about many places, their cultures and can taste a varied number of cuisine. An Indian city, Chennai has always been one of the most loveable places to go for a trip. Besides the serenity, the city is also popular for South Indian dishes. As the winter is slowly hitting in, make sure you plan a trip to Chennai to visit some of the exotic locations in the city. 

You can check LBB Chennai to find out more about the exotic locations in Chennai! Given below is a detailed guide to some of the best spots which are worth a visit. 

Some Exotic Places in Chennai 

Royapuram Fishing Harbour

Maintained by the Chennai Port Trust, Royapuram Fishing Harbour is located at the northern end of Chennai Port. This lake can accommodate around 575 fishing boats. You will find a subject to add to your photography collection. Keep your camera ready to shoot while the fishermen throw the nets, piling up the fishes and organizing them for the local market.

Covelong Beach

Surrounded by a line of palm trees and some ancient monuments, Covelong Beach is famous for its scenic beauty. You can enjoy the beach while soaking in the sunrays. The beach also offers a number of water sports. If you are planning a beach camp with a bonfire, Covelong Beach is undoubtedly the best. This place is also famous for fishing activities, which is more like a tradition and passes on from generation to generation. 

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Located at Vandalur, Arignar Anna Zoological Park is situated near the City Centre. Lion safari, elephant safari, deer safari are the main attractions of this place. It is home to more than 500 species of wild animals, which also include endangered species. Moreover, you also can enjoy a tour of the reptile house, butterfly house, amphibian house, aquarium, crocodile enclosure etc. So, if you are planning to make a visit to Chennai with your family, try visiting the place. You can visit this zoological park any day of the week from 9 am to 5 pm except on Tuesdays. The entry fee is INR 30 for people above 12 years of age and INR 10 for children who belong to the age group of 5 to12.

Semmozhi Poonga

The lush greenery of Semmozhi Poonga will help you soothe your senses. If you want to spend some time in the lap of nature, this place is a perfect one. Situated on an area of more than 20 acres, this botanical park is divided into several gardens, such as butterfly garden, fern garden, rock garden, sunken garden and many more. You will find some rare species of flora and fauna and will give you the chance to be familiar with many medicinal herbs. Located in Teynampet, Chennai, this garden welcomes its guests from 10 am to 8 pm except on Tuesdays. You need to pay an entry fee of INR 15 for individuals above 10 years and INR 10 for children below 10 years.

VGP Universal Kingdom

Located in East Coast Road, VGP Universal Kingdom is one of the first theme and amusement parks in Chennai. With its private beach and an area of  45 acres, this place is also considered as the largest amusement park in India. Quality time with ponies, sheep, and goats in Petting Zoo, situated in the amusement park is always a joyful experience for the children. In addition to that, interaction with the Statue Man with traditional Chola empire dress will bring a smile to your child’s face. The park remains open on all days in a week from 11 am to 7:30 pm and the entry fee is INR 600 for adults and INR 500 for children. 

Golden Beach

At a distance of only 20 kilometers from the Chennai Airport, this is a private beach of VGP Universal Kingdom. Famous for its vast area, the Golden Beach is covered with golden grains of sand and framed by the blue waters. It is one of the cleanest beaches in Chennai. 

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram

Situated close to river Palar in the southern part of Chennai, this sanctuary is a perfect place to visit in December owing to the migratory season. Thousands of birds of various species gather during the winter months from November to February. You can take photographs of birds of diverse origins, which come across thousands of miles. Birds such as moorhens, cormorants, terns and egrets, ibis, snake birds, spoonbill, stork, and heron travel all the way from Europe to the bird sanctuary during the migratory season. The immigrant birds build their nest around the lake located within the sanctuary and let the visitors enjoy some time with them.

Apart from these places Elliot’s Beach, San Thome Church, Nettukuppam, Guindy National Park, Madras War Memorial, Breezy Beach, Marina Beach, Vellankani Shrine, Mylapore are some of the places that you can consider visiting. To find more about the exotic locations in Chennai, visit LBB Chennai. 


Published by Charlesa Gibson