If you are planning to visit Chennai anytime soon, this is a perfect guide on how to spend your time in Chennai!

1. Architecture at Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mammalapuram is known for its temples and dynasties built by the Pallava Dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The modern state of Mahabalipuram was established in 1827 and is a flocked by many tourists around the year. It is a hub for the history, culture, architecture and archaeology enthusiasts. The major attractions in Mahabalipuram are the enchanting Pancha Rathas, Krishna’s Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram Beach and several others. It is filled with ancient architecture and historical significance.

2. Water Sports at Muttukadu

The backwaters at Muttukadu, along the East Coast Road on the way to Mahabalipuram, provides an ideal setting for water sports. It is a small town famous for its serene beauty and enchanting backwaters. The place helps tourists experience the best of water sports which includes kayaking, boating, canoeing, and surfing.  The place is blessed with commendable landscapes making it one of the most sought-after places to visit near Chennai.

3. Marina Beach

A visit to Chennai is incomplete without visiting the longest natural urban beach in the country. With a coastline of around 13km, Marina Beach has bagged the title of being the second largest beach in the world. It is known from its breath-taking views and serene surroundings nested within the city surroundings. The experience of a morning stroll on this beach is accompanied by people playing cricket or flying kites, storytelling session by the poets and romantic couples enjoying the views.