Fun Places in Chennai

Fun Places in Chennai

The coastal city of Chennai has bustling beaches, adrenaline pumping water sports and a number of national parks. The city still holds onto it's roots while discerningly accepting the fact that times are changing. There are far more places to go out in Chennai now than there was before and many of the beaches have to into popular spots for youngsters. Be sure to check out these places in Chennai.

Here is the list of 16 Fun Places in Chennai

1. Breezy Beach, Chennai

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Breezy Beach lays in the remote and serene neighbourhood of Valmiki Nagar in Chennai. Being smaller and less polluted, it is the perfect getaway for anyone looking for a peaceful evening. This beach is not as popular and known as the Elliots beach, and is hence more quiet and peaceful. Evenings are very pleasant and breezy here, and in the recent years, lots of tourists have been attracted towards this beach for its beauty. Those looking for an amiable, refreshing and breezy place to chill out and have fun, the Breezy beach of Chennai is the place to be.

2. Marina Beach, Chennai

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Situated in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Marina Beach is a natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal. The beach is stretched out to a distance of 13 kilometres making it the longest natural urban beach in the country, second largest in the world and also the most crowded beach in India with almost 30,000 visitors a day.

3. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai

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Perhaps one of the most popular picnic spots in Vandalur, Kanchipuram District, the Arignar Zoological Park is an amazing place to discover the flora and fauna of the region. A favourite weekend spot with both children and adults alike, the Arignar Zoo is situated at a distance of 32 kilometres from Chennai city. It is the largest zoo of its kind in South East Asia and is sprawled over an area of 1260 acres. In addition to having an extensive collection of endemic and exotic animals, visitors can experience the wild first hand with a trip to safari parks where lions and deer can be easily spotted.

4. Elliot's Beach, Chennai

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Elliot's Beach aka "Besant Nagar Beach" or "Bessie" is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore and is named after Edward Elliot (who was once the Chief Magistrate, Superintendent of Madras and Governor of Chennai during the British times). It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil in the vicinity. The mesmerising beach is one of the cleanest beaches in the city of Chennai.

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5. MGM Dizzee World, Chennai

MGM Dizzee World is one of the largest and oldest amusement parks in India. It boasts of having had given its visitors some unique experiences, many of which were first-timers. It brought Jurong's Bird Show from Singapore to India way back in 1999. It also had a hot air balloon ride in 1998, and even though it sounds unbelievable, there were arrangements for picking up and dropping visitors on a helicopter back in 2000 - probably the first time in the history of entertainment park business.

6. Kishkinta Theme Park, Chennai

Situated in Tambaram in Chennai, Kishkinta is one of the most popular amusement theme parks in the city. With a range of rides and slides designed both for kids and adults, the spot is ideal for spending time with friends, family and loved ones.

7. Queens Land, Chennai

Located in Poonamallee in Chennai, Queens Land Amusement Park is spread over an area of 70 acres. Boasting of 51 adrenaline pumping rides both water and regular, the park also has a play area, a green space and an enormous food court.

8. VGP Universal Kingdom, Chennai

Situated on the East Coast Road in Chennai, VGP Universal Kingdom is a fun-filled amusement theme park in the city. Besides the water park, the main highlights of the park are water cascades, Paneer forts, statueman, Millennium Tower etc.

9. Monkey Monk, Chennai

Monkey Monk is the most ideal park in Chennai for outdoor activities like rappelling, burma bridge, zip lining, tyre jump, valley crossing, ladder crossing etc. The spacious centre is perfect for a day out with both friends and family; and is especially popular among the adventure junkees.

10. Wild Tribe Ranch, Chennai

Situated in Nemmeli near Chennai, Wild Tribe Ranch is a fun outdoor adventure cum amusement park. Offering a plethora of activities and fun games including flying fox, paintball, water activities etc, the park is a haven for adventure enthusiasts and sports junkees.

11. Little Folks, Chennai

Especially designed for kids, Little Folks is a children's amusement park situated around 45 kms from Chennai on the Mahabalipuram road. With a plethora of rides and slides, the highlights of the park is the toy train ride, slide into pool, cartoon show, rainbow fountain, paddle pool etc.

12. Guindy National Park, Chennai

Guindy National Park in Chennai is the dominant factor in contributing to the lush green cover of the city. Known to be the 8th smallest national park in the country, the land is blessed with dense forest area, scrub lands, lakes and streams etc. Boasting of pretty flowers and a rich wildlife, the park receives a large tourist influx throughout the year.

13. Tholkappia Poonga, Chennai

Also known as Adyar Poonga or Adyar Eco Park, Tholkappia Poonga is an ecological park established by an initiative of the Tamil Nadu government. Situated in the Adyar estuary of Chennai, the park boast of 160 species of trees and is visited by tourists and localites alike.

14. Semmozhi Poonga, Chennai

Opened in November 2010, Semmozhi Poonga is the first botanical park of Chennai. Boasting of over 500 species of plants, the collection includes herbs and medicinal plants as well. The entire park has been divided into 8 zones with an individual theme. The park is one of the most popular tourist spot of the city owing to its charm, beauty and bounteous nature.

15. Jeeva Park, Chennai

Located on the GN Jetty Road, Jeeva Park is a popular green park in Chennai. Especially popular among the joggers and kids, the park is also visited by groups of friends and family for an afternoon picnic or to spend some quality time amidst nature and lush greenery.

16. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Chennai

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is the brainchild of revered herpetologist and wildlife activist Romulus 'Rom' Whitaker - an initiative to keep the fading species of crocs in subcontinent safe. Initially, the Croc Bank was built to keep the crocodiles safe and help them breed and multiply until they were fit enough to be returned to their natural habitat, and thus replenish the nature's stock. However, due to lessening wilderness, this practice has been stopped. They are now given home in the Crocodile Bank itself and are open for the public six days of the week.

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