Team Outing Places and Activities Near Chennai

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Team Outing Places and Activties Near Chennai

Do you feel your Team needs a break? Or does it feel like your employees need to know each better? Well, if your organisation is in Chennai, there are an abundant list of activities and places that are perfect to build a better relationship with your employees or to even raise those droopy shoulders.

Here is the list of 17 Team Outing Places and Activities Near Chennai

1. Radisson Blu Temple Bay, Mamallapuram

What better way to enjoy a corporate outing than in a 5- Star Hotel enjoying all the luxuries in the peaceful seaside town of Mamallapuram. It is known to be one of the most beautiful resorts in ECR Chennai where you with your team can conduct various development and team-building activities.
Another recent addition to the hotel is The Bodhi Spa which is fully equipped with all the essentials that a regular spa visitor looks for. You can play around with your mates in the infinity pool or even have a vigorous yet fun team workout at the Pranayam Fitness Center. Other recreational activities such as deep sea fishing and mini-golf course are a must try.
As the hotel is in the unbeatable location of the East Coast Region, it is just a short distance away from most corporate parks.

2. Silver Sand Beach Resort, Mahaballlipuram

This resort is located on the beachside with a mesmerizing view of Bay of Bengal. You can indulge with your team in team building adventure activities like rappelling, rock climbing and fun sports activities like beach volleyball, throwball, football, snooker among others.

3. Hire a Private Yatch Charter

Take a ride on the east coast with your colleagues in a private charter yacht. Pamper yourself with canapé and mocktails and let lose of all the work stress! Sounds perfect, right?

4. Bhumi: Play for Education

Giving a hand of support does not only help in boosting your morale but also helps in building bonds among your team members. Here is a fun way to do so by being a part of the Bhumi Corporate League-Play for Education Third Edition that will take place during January 2017. Corporate Teams compete with each other in different sports- both indoor and outdoor, this will be a fun-filled activity that would bring out the team spirit of your team members. The proceeds of the event will be used to fund the education of underprivileged children.

5. Pondicherry

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136 kms from city center

Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Seaside Promenade

Pondicherry, a town tucked away in the Eastern seaboard of India is one of the most popular tourist places near Chennai. This city preserves its French roots even now which can be seen in abundance if you took a walk around the French colony with its yellow-clad walls. With a mix of modern heritage and spiritual culture, the historical background of Pondicherry takes you back centuries in time. A visit to the Aurobindo Ashram is a must in the itinerary of any traveler to Pondicherry where you can see people from all over the world gathered there to find their spirituality. Enjoy the company of your team by discovering Pondicherry on foot or bicycle and trying out various cuisines and having fun at the beaches.
Distance from Chennai: 155 km

Best Time: October to March

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6. The Wild Tribe Ranch: Nemmeli Village

Taking your team out to the Wild Tribe Ranch will get adrenaline pumped through their body and bring out the daredevil in them. Located near the ECR Region, this Ranch was specifically designed to build camaraderie, character and team bonding through their Outbound Training Program which is perfect for Corporate Team Building. They have in-house accommodation and delicious food which makes it a perfect location for a weekend corporate getaway. They have a wide range of adventure activities like Paintballing, Zorbing, ATV riding and other fun games and activities that require team participation.

7. Vellore

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122 kms from city center

Known For : Vellore Fort

Vellore, known for having one of the richest cultural heritage in India, is a city made of gold. This is evident if you visit the Srilakshmi Golden Temple where the whole temple is covered in gold leaf and is surrounded by water on all four sides. The Vellore Fort is a monument that tells a lot about the history of the city and also been the prison for the family of Tipu Sultan when the British came to rule. The Vainu Bappu Observatory often called the Telescope City is holds the largest telescope in Asia and is an interesting place for astronomy buffs. A walk through Vellore with the city whispering stories of its history is yet another perfect place to have a relaxed corporate holiday.
Distance from Chennai: 137 km

8. Auroville Village- The City of Dawn

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126 kms from city center

Known For : Matrimandir Yoga and Meditation Youth Centre

Auroville Village is the world famous experimental township where men and women from all walks of life and different countries live in harmony. This is an interesting place to bring your team for a corporate outing where there is a lot that can be learned about this city and its belief system. You can take part in the Auroville Nature Camp that will teach you about the various green practices followed by the village. Volunteering activities can be taken up Buddha Garden or Sadhana Forest. The Matrimandir building is one worth visiting just to enjoy the craftsmanship put into constructing this piece of art. You can even spend your evening’s strolling around Auroville Beach and enjoy the cool breeze.
Distance from Chennai: 150 km

Best Time: November to March

9. Wayanad

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475 kms from city center

Known For : Banasura Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Edakkal Caves

Get in touch with nature, while trekking through the Valley of Clouds accompanied by tea gardens, cardamom forests and other gems of nature. Take a ride through Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and catch a sighting of a herd of elephants and other animals in the forest. Go on a boating trip in Banasura Sagar Dam, and enjoy the scenic beauty. Explore the prehistoric etchings made inside the Edakkal Caves and hence understand the evolution of mankind. These are just a few of the activities you could do with your corporate team out of many that Wayanad has to offer.
Distance from Chennai: 615 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

10. Nandi Hills: Discovery Village

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280 kms from city center

Known For : Paragliding in Nandi Hills Tipu's Drop Tipu's Summer Residence

Spend your weekend with Discovery Village in Nandi Hills and enjoy the beautiful view these hills have to offer while trekking through them. You can participate in other fun team activities like Paintballing and Zorbing. Calm your inner soul through Yoga and meditation and explore your adventurous side by Cave explorations and survival camping.
Distance from Chennai: 350 km

Best Time: October to June

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11. Kanchipuram

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64 kms from city center

Known For : Kamakshi Amman Temple Varadharaja Perumal Temple Devarajaswami Temple

Known as the religious capital of South India, this city of thousand temples will leave you wonderstruck. On entering these temples, one will forget their religion and be marveled by its beauty and architecture. The Vedathangal Bird Sanctuary is also situated near to town is also a place to visit along with the Dutch Fort and Jain Temple. Kanchi Kudil is a heritage in that lets you feel the essence of a life lived in here which also provides various other cultural performances as well as the cuisine that gives you a taste of their culture. And last but not the least, buying the ever famous Kanchipuram saree for you or your loved ones is a must to complete the trip.
Distance from Chennai: 75 km

Best Time: October to May

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12. Ooty

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427 kms from city center

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Ooty Rose Garden

This popular hill station located in the heart of Nilgiri Hills is another favorite summer destination for corporate trips. The Botanical Garden is a beautiful sight which also holds the fossil tree that is believed to be 20 million years old. The Ooty Lake is a popular destination for picnickers, and you enjoy the scenic beauty of the Nilgiri Hills while paddle boating.
The Rose Garden is another beauty of nature to visit where you can stroll amidst the vast array of roses and other beautiful flowers. There are famous historical places to visit like The Stone House that displays amazing architecture, The Fernhill Palace which was the summer bungalow of the Maharaja and even St. Stephen’s Church which is one of the oldest church of that region.
Distance from Chennai: 563 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

13. Coimbatore: The Manchester of South India

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424 kms from city center

Known For : Kovai Kondattam Marudhamalai Hill Temple Perur Pateeswarar Temple

Coimbatore is yet another beautiful place to take your team to for having a weekend filled with fun and frolic. For nature enthusiasts, a visit to the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary famously known as Top Slip would let you catch a glimpse of the elephants, langurs, peacocks and other rare species of animals. They also have their fair share of beautiful temples that simply needs to be visited to admire the architecture and craftsmanship. If you are lucky to be there during the time of the pujas at Vellingiri Hill Temple, you can even hear the melodious chimes of the bells that are played. You could even go to Black Thunder, the amusement park with your team and have fun on the various water and land rides. And if you want to get drenched in nature’s love pouring through the mountains, a trek to the Monkey Falls will find you in the midst of a beautiful and relaxing landscape.
Distance from Chennai: 499 km

Best Time: September to March

14. Thekkady

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510 kms from city center

Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting

Known for its tea garden and cardamom and coffee plantations, Thekkady is the place you can escape to from your daily monotonous life at work. Its serene atmosphere and pleasant weather attract tourists during summer months which lets them escape the summer heat and humidity of India. You can have fun with the elephants by going on elephant rides and if you are a little more adventurous, maybe even take baths with them. A wildlife safari can also be a part of your agenda where you will be able to see the wildlife that grows in the hills of Thekkady. And if you are curious about the cultural dance forms of Kerala, you can even see the Kerala traditional form of dance and theater, Kathakali. You would be able to see face painted men and women telling you stories both old and new with very vivid expressions through this art form.
Distance from Chennai: 573 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

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15. Mysore

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401 kms from city center

Known For : Mysore Palace Somanathapura Temple Brindavan Gardens

Famously known as the Cultural Capital of Karnataka, Mysore is a beautiful city that transforms into an even more breathtaking one at night. Mysore Palace is one of the first places you need to visit. Located in the heart of the city, the Mysore Palace blends Islamic, Hindu, Rajput and Gothic styles into its architecture and is dramatically lit at night. The Brindavan Gardens is a must visit for any person that visits Mysore, and the fountains are just a spectacular sight at night when they are all lit. The Mysore Zoo, which is one of the oldest and most renowned zoos in the world is the home to rare and exotic birds and animals and hence needs to be visited. There are other monuments and religious places that Mysore is home to like Ranganathaswamy Temple, St. Philomena Church, and The Krishna Raja Sagar Dam.
Distance from Chennai: 486 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

16. Kodaikanal

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434 kms from city center

Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

Known as the Princess of Hill Stations, the city of Kodaikanal is seated on a plateau between two hills. Famous for its flora, gigantic eucalyptus trees, and shola forests flourish in the valley whereas the town abounds in a kind of beautiful yellow wildflowers. A ride on bicycles around Kodaikanal Lake is a wonderful way to spend the mornings with your team members. There are other activities around the lake like boating and horse riding. To witness the huge variety of flora in Kodaikanal, Bryant Park is the place to visit which holds a wide variety of flowers and hybrid plants. The Silent Valley Viewpoint infamously known as the Suicide Point has a view that just takes your breath away. And on your way back, make sure to pick up some of those yummy homemade chocolates.
Distance from Chennai: 530 km

Best Time: September to May

17. Coorg

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494 kms from city center

Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Known as the Scotland of India, Coorg is covered with beautiful plains and greenery throughout. The Kaveri River is just a drive away which cascades down into the well-known Abbey Falls which is well located between spice estates and coffee plantations. A trek through the verdurous trails of the Brahmagiri Peak leads you to forested woods and misty hills. It also houses a wildlife sanctuary which includes the Nilgiri Langur, Lion-tailed Macaque and Jungle Cat among others. The scenic view of the Irruppu waterfalls with its rush of torrents is another memorable experience to cherish. For those who love wildlife, the Nagarhole National Park is the place to be in Coorg. It is home to many animals and around 270 different species of birds. A trip to Bylakuppe, the second largest Tibetan settlement in India with your team, would be a cultural delight.
Distance from Chennai: 577 km

Best Time: October to March

So, without any further delay plan for the perfect team outing spot with the above-mentioned ideal destinations.

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