Situated in the union territory of Pondicherry, this township is wholly and solely based on the principles of peace, harmony, sustainable living and 'divine consciousness' which was the brainchild of the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Society, Mirra Alfassa.
Also known as Tanjore or the city of temples, Thanjavur has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, its Carnatic music and musical instruments and of course the temples.
Anthargange at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with its rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.
A beautiful temple town in the eastern part of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is famous for housing the marvelous Lord Nataraja Temple and a few others which highlight its importance as a special place of pilgrim.
Chennai is perfectly located for a traveler looking for weekend getaways in Southern India. This is why it attracts a lot of tourists, who visit Chennai as well as places around Chennai. The destinations are attractive and variegated - ranging from Lakes to Beaches to Picnic Spots.
Tourist Places near Chennai like Dubare is famous for water sports; trekking destinations at Bheemeshwari, Shivanasundaram are a few of the many choices that adventure enthusiasts have. On the other hand, Kodaikanal, Bellikkal and Madikeri, are more lucrative destinations for people who want to just relax. Cheap alcohol at Puducherry and the Kaveri Waterfall at Kogenakkal are favourites among college friends who usually look for a budget friendly weekend getaway from Chennai.
Families who prefer visiting the tourist destinations near Chennai are bound to visit Chikmagalur in Karnataka for its coffee produce, Kotagiri amidst Nilgiri Hills, Tranquebar, the glorious past laden Halebidu, and the holy hill town of Thiruvannamalai, to name a few.
Others who look to extend their weekend getaways, however, travel to Kukke Subramanya, Thanjevur, Ramanagaram. Some of them