From dipping toes into the sand of the pristine beaches to witnessing the wildlife, temples and visiting picturesque attractions, there are splendid things that you can wander and indulge in while exploring the gateway of South India, Chennai. Here’s a list of 5 amazing things you can do in Chennai:
1. Take A Trip Down To The Pulicat Lake
Witness various migratory birds such as Gadwall, Shoveler, Garganey, Marsh Sandpiper, and Black-tailed Godvit in India’s second largest brackish water lake. During the winters, the sanctuary is greeted with about 15,000 Flamingoes. It is also blessed with a range of species including 12 species of prawns and 160 species of fish.
Where: Pulicat Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh 524121
Phone: 098425 86366
Distance from Chennai: 2 hours 11 minutes
2. Feel The Adrenaline Of Water Sports At Muttukadu
The backwaters of Muttukadu, along the East Coast Road, provide an ideal setting for water sports in Chennai. You can get yourself involved in a day full of water sports with activities like rowing, water skiing, windsurfing and speedboat riding.
Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu 603103
Timings: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
3. Visit The Captivating Town Of Mahabalipuram
The old world charm of a once upon a time town of the Pallavas is filled with the captivating architecture of the temples and carvings that will take you back in time. The historical importance of this place comes to every traveler’s delight even today.
Where: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Distance from Chennai: 1 hour 36 minutes
4. Try Fishing As A Sport
Take up this leisure activity and try your hand at fishing with Barracuda Bay Sport Fishing which is an environmental-friendly approach to angling and advocate catch and release to sustain the sport. The company owns and operates a 27 footer 120 hp boat called the Mako Polo.
Visit their Facebook page to know more.
5. Visit The MGM Dizzee World Amusement Park
Designed by Italian architects, it boasts of several amusement rides and in a lush green area against a beautiful backdrop of the beach of the East Coast Road. It is 30 km away from Chennai and one of the largest theme parks.
Address: MGM Dizzee World, 1/74, East Coast Rd, Muttukadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600112
Timings: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Phone: 044 2747 2129
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