Are you planning another trip to Chennai? Or maybe it’s your first. Well, if you are flying 2200 Km from Delhi to Chennai on a flight your expectations from this trip just as well be sky-high, and we get it. We could tell you about the popular tourist destinations that often attract travelers all around the country to Chennai. Marina Beach, Breezy Beach, VGP Golden Beach, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Kolli Hills, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai Crocodile Park, Dakshinachitra Museum, and MGM Dizzee World, Chennai has a variety of options to entertain all age groups.
However, if you are looking for a unique experience it’s better to choose the road lesser traveled. Whether you are planning a trip to Chennai or staying for a short to catch your Chennai to Cochin connecting flights, exploring these lesser-known places around the city will make your stay worth your moments and memories.
- Broken Bridge
Often used as a background for film shoots broken bridge remains an offbeat and less-explored place in Chennai. It is the place where you can watch River Adyar joining the Bay of Bengal. While this sight is mesmerizing to witness the scenic beauty of the broken bridge is itself a good reason to stop by.
- Demonte Colony
Do you love to watch horror films? If you nodded your head yes then you might be interested in exploring this lesser-explored place in Chennai. About 100 km away from the city Demonte Colony is considered one of the most haunted places in Chennai. The place is named after John Demonte who with his family died in the colony and the ghost stories spread about the place so much as it has been deserted.
- Besant Nagar Beach
Want to take a detour from bustling city traffic and crowded tourist places like Ashtalakshmi Temple and Velankanni Church? Besant Nagar Beach or also known as Elliot Beach is the best spot you can stop by. The serenity of blue water hitting the shore surrounded by coconut trees can be the must-needed relaxing spot during your sight-seeing in the city.
- Amethyst Café
Along with your travel experience, if you wish to go for a unique dining experience as well, you should visit Amethyst Café in Chennai to satisfy your grumbling hunger. This haveli-style café offers a cozy table sitting on the veranda with delicious food to savor. While you wait for your bill to arrive you can explore the Indian clothing boutique and flower shop in the vicinity.
- Hiding Caves of Little Mount
Already leaving back to Delhi? Well, before you enter the airport to catch your Chennai to Delhi flight, take 20 minutes of a detour to the hiding caves of Little Mount. It is a shrine or church of St. Thomas who is said to be one of Christ’s 12 apostles who stayed in these caves for several years. The legend says little away from the caves is a tiny spring that never dries. Although locals often come here to offer prayers, the church is not much explored by the visitors and travelers.
Every city has roads less traveled some even unexplored yet intriguing and awe-inspiring when you walk down the path. Chennai has its charm some lesser-known while few unexplored by the tourists. If you want unique experiences from the city to take back with you, always choose the roads less traveled.