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Savaari presents the top 5 Family-friendly destinations near Chennai

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Chennai always manages to greet you with its scorching glory, like any coastal city. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai can be a stirring pot of diversity, reminiscing the past and embracing the modernities like any other city of India. With that being said, Chennai attracts a lot of tourists over the years. And, you can’t blame the tourists for coming to witness the majestic attractions offered by Chennai. From Mahabalipuram to the Marina beach, Chennai has become a hotspot for family gatherings and holiday options. If you are tagging your kids along, it can also be the right place for them to travel. So, make the plan already, set the date, and set out for Chennai.

Note: Since you will be traveling with your family, always opt for a car since a road trip can help you externalize the inner wanderlust in you and your family. So, avail a comfortable and spacious tempo traveler for rent in Chennai with Savaari.

Here’s a curated list of top 5 family-friendly destinations near Chennai

Reminiscing the french aesthetics in Pondicherry


Although the French left the country decades back, Pondicherry still has the lingering proto-colonial aesthetics to it. This quaint town is popularly called “Pondy” in short.

What to do?

  • You can visit the French quarters, which displays pure vintage and colonial-era architecture painted mustard and white. Then comes the Tamil quarter that surfaces the original aesthetics.
  • You can visit the Nagara style temples
  • If you are observant about things in general, you will notice mogras and gajras flowers.
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram is one of the most attractive destinations within Pondicherry.

How do you get there?

The Lake Forrest of Yercaud


Yercaud means “Lake Forest” and is a popular hill station of the Eastern Ghats. Yercaud carries the quintessence of hill stations with verdant green mountain tops and uncharted treks for the travel-hungry souls.

What to do?

  • Yercaud Lake is a hidden treasure and has been popularly visited by families, followed by the Killiyur falls.
  • Lady’s seat, on the other hand, will give you a killer view providing a panoramic scene of the undulating hills.
  • Visit the Grange estate where various fruits, spices, and woods are grown.
  • This town is also famous for its Coffee, so bring home a few packs as souvenirs.

How do you get there?

  • It is located near the Salem districts, and the Salem airport is about 38 km away. 
  • You can also travel directly to the Salem airport
  • But a road trip is preferred by many.

Trekking at Coorg

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Trekking can be a troublesome venture, especially when you are with your family. But if your family suffers from the same wanderlust as you, then Coorg is a perfect fit for your travel itinerary.

What to do?

  • Coorg is a hill station and can be a chill spot for your family, given that it’s quiet and tranquil
  • As of trekking, you can trek to Thadiyandamol which the highest peak of this district

How do you get there?

  • Coorg can be accessed easily with bus connectivity around Virajpet.

The coffee haven at Thekkady


Located around the Kerala border, Thekkady is like a hotspot for all coffee addicts. This place is the closest to anything resembling coffee heaven.

What to do?

  • Chellar Kovil is nearby so that you can locate the nearby cascades and waterfalls there.
  • Visit the Periyar National Park with your kids.
  • You will probably be fascinated by the herds of deer, bison, and elephants there.
  • You can even trek, boat, or take a safari ride to the sanctuary.

How do you get there?

  • Kottayam is the nearest railway station
  • Ideally, we’d advise you to take a cab and get to Thekkady.

The holy sites of Rameshwaram


You might not be a staunch advocate of religion, but Rameshwaram is a must-see spectacle. Rameshwaram is also a holy site for pilgrimage since it is a part of the Char Dham yatra. It is famous for its temple corridor, which is majestic in itself.

What to do?

  • Visit the interior of the temple
  • Visit the pamban bridge and enjoy the fresh sea breeze

How do you get there?

  • You can hire a cab from Chennai, which will directly take you to Rameshwaram.

Wrapping up

Now, that you have gone through our curated list of destinations in Chennai – plan the trip for that much-awaited break your entire family anticipates for.

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