Road Trips From Chennai

Chennai has got lots of options to travel and not sure where to head to? Explore various options below best suited for road trips and create a personalised plan yourself. Pick from hill stations to sandy coastline beaches to religious centres to heritage sites and start planning.

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Hyderabad
10.0 hrs
626.0 km

Heritage monuments, lakes and parks, gardens and museums to delectable cuisine - has it all

  • Stunning Moghul architecture at forts and palaces and mosques
  • Science museums and planetariums to explore
  • Lakes to parks to cultural centres to have a relaxing time
  • Nice shopping experience and lip smacking hyderabadi cuisine
Themes Covered:
Entertainment
Religious Sites
Heritage
Museums
Waterbodies
Amusement Parks
Parks
Wildlife
Relaxation

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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2
Bangalore
5.5 hrs
342.5 km

Lot beyond beer & filter Coffee; Garden City for the best moments of your life

  • 2 coexisting names - Garden City, Silicon Valley of India
  • 45 mins to view elephants in natural habitat
  • Offers the best night lifes in India
  • 2000 year of temples
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Waterbodies
Heritage
Museums
Wildlife
Relaxation
Amusement Parks
Parks

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

Attractions

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3
Rajahmundry
11.0 hrs
614.0 km

Explore the wilderness and enjoy wonderful blend of nature as well as heritage

  • Railroad bridge, an engineering marvel
  • Deepest Mangroves of the Coringa sanctuary
  • Majestic beauty of silvery white sandy beaches
  • Monuments from times of Ashoka and science museums
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Wildlife
Parks
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums
Beaches

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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4
Ernakulam
11.5 hrs
683.5 km

Jewel of Arabian Sea and blend of various architecture styles with multitude things to do

  • Blend of various architecture styles - Jewel of Arabian Sea
  • Paddy fields stretch out for miles fringed by coconut trees
  • Beautiful chinese fishing nets lining the waters
  • Jewish synagogue and the colorful shop-lined Jewish street
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums
Beaches
Wildlife

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

Attractions

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5
Mysore
8.5 hrs
478.5 km

Major tourist attraction, definitely worth a visit; thanks to its lovely climate, regal heritage and friendly people.

  • Mysore Palace, with its stunning architecture draws tourists
  • Lovely climate, regal heritage and friendly people
  • Monuments which were once the seat of great power
  • Stunning waterfalls to bird sanctuaries impress nature lovers
  • Interesting places of worship which are steeped in history
Themes Covered:
Entertainment
Religious Sites
Museums
Heritage
Waterbodies
Wildlife

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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6
Ooty
9.5 hrs
547.0 km

Popular and most sought after summer retreat rightly called the Queen of the Hills

  • Ride through the mist on the Nilgiris mountain Railway
  • Shop for authentic woollens and Nilgiris oil
  • Very pleasant weather in summer and a unique experience in winter
  • Most popular hill station in South India
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Parks
Entertainment
Museums
Relaxation
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Feb - May, Oct - Nov

Attractions

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7
Wayanad
10.0 hrs
589.5 km

Dominated by the Western Ghats which open doors to adventurous outdoor activities

  • Mesmerising greenery with rolling hills
  • Spectacular waterfalls that plunge down from great heights
  • Adventurous trekking and hiking experiences
  • Captivating monuments like Banasura Sagar dam
  • Enchanting Places of worship
  • Great place to unwind
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Wildlife
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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8
Thrissur
10.0 hrs
607.5 km

Cultural capital of Kerala with rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth

  • Cultural Capital of Kerala due to cultural & religious leaning
  • Thrissur pooram, a festival unique in its pageantry
  • 80 feet high Athirapilly falls at the threshold of Sholayar
  • Punnathur Kotta, the largest elephant park in the world
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks
Amusement Parks

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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9
Chittoor
3.0 hrs
154.5 km

Perfect blend of various elements to satisfy spiritual, religious and artistic minded people

  • Enchanting waterfalls many in number
  • Wildlife viewing at the sanctuaries
  • Indo-Sarcen architecture at historical Chandragiri fort
  • Temples steeped in ancient history
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Entertainment

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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10
Vijayawada
7.0 hrs
455.0 km

Veritable paradise with beautiful temples, Buddhist shrines and the famous Prakasam Barrage

  • Engineering marvel of Prakasam Barrage
  • Exemplary architecture at the rock-cut caves
  • Tallest statue in India at Dhyana Buddha
  • Archeological museums, monuments and temples aplenty
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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11
Hassan
8.5 hrs
532.5 km

Named after Goddess Haasanamba, Hassan is known for its many fabulous temples of Hoysala Architecture

  • Monument trail of Hoysala Temples
  • Mesmerising beauty of Sculptures
  • Hassan resonates with the names of Belur & Halebeed
  • Hassan has a special place in Kannada history
Themes Covered:
Heritage
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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12
Nellore
3.0 hrs
178.5 km

Surrounded by dense forest, splendidly picturesque forts and rare birds spotting and more

  • Enjoy an adventurous trekking experience at Venkatagiri fort
  • Breeding spot for spot-billed pelicans
  • Temples standing as magnifcient testimony to ancient culture
  • Picturesque locales of monuments and beaches
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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13
Palakkad
8.5 hrs
552.0 km

Land of monuments with rivers, temples and traditional Ayurvedic treatment centres

  • Beautifully landscaped gardens at Malampuzha dam
  • Wide variety of sanctuaries, monuments and places of worship
  • Blessed with forests, hill stations, and many small rivers
  • Historically known for its vivid cultural traditions
  • Awesome trekking trails through the thickly forested mountains
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks

Peak Season

Jun - Aug

Attractions

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14
Warangal
11.0 hrs
654.5 km

Fascinating land with a perfect combination of Mother Nature's beauty and man made wonders

  • Relax and rejuvenate at the parks and lakes
  • Plenty of examples for ancient architecture
  • Jeep safari, nature walk and bird watching at sanctuary
  • Places of archeological and historical values
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Heritage
Wildlife
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

19
15
Mahabalipuram
2.0 hrs
54.5 km

An ancient sea-port & a Pallava capital, Mahabalipuram today has become a treasure trove of UNESCO sites.

  • UNESCO world heritage sites with stunning Pallava Architecture
  • Adventure trekking trip on the local hills
  • Prestine sands & temple by the beach do not fail to impress
  • Rare opportunity to learn stone sculpting from local artisans
Themes Covered:
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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16
Thiruchirapalli
5.0 hrs
320.5 km

Brings alive the heritage and culture with some of the historical and religious places

  • Confluence of rivers Kaveri and Kollidam
  • View from top of Rock fort temple complex is breath taking
  • Grant Anaicut, the world's oldest stone dam
  • Glimpse of exotic peacocks in their natural habitat
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Sep - Jan

Attractions

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17
Kumbakonam
6.0 hrs
291.5 km

Cluster is abundant with temples and also hosts the Mahamagam festival once in 12 years

  • Navagraha Tour pulls tourists from all over India
  • Ancient temples with excellent Dravidian architecture
  • UNESCO Heritage site, Darasuram
  • Bronze sculptures, vessels and pith art work
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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18
Anantapur
7.5 hrs
419.5 km

Splendid architecture of the fort and the temples take you back to the times of glory

  • Intricate designs of stalactite and stalagmite formations
  • Architectural beauty and skilled workmanship at ancient forts
  • Amazing sixteenth century treasures at Lepakshi
  • Places of worship aplenty
Themes Covered:
Heritage
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

14
19
Kadapa
5.0 hrs
273.0 km

Historically significant, comprises many attractions that can mesmerize any beholder

  • Exciting sanctuaries with gorges and slopes
  • Architectural marvel in the ancient forts
  • Places of worship from Vijayanagar period
  • Museums and monuments interest all kind of visitors
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

11
20
Kancheepuram
1.5 hrs
70.5 km

Famed for its temples dating from Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagar times and hand woven silk

  • Stunning architecture showcasing ancient heritage
  • Plethora of bird species at Vedanthangal
  • Hand woven exclusive silk sarees
  • Couple of hours from Tamil Nadu state capital, Chennai
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Wildlife
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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21
Madurai
7.0 hrs
453.0 km

Region rich in cultural heritage passed on from great ancient Sangam era

  • Temples flaunting architectural brilliance of the artisans
  • Famously called ‘The city that never sleeps’
  • Rich cultural and historical galore in temples & museums
  • Madurai specialties like jigar thanda, paruthi paal & more
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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22
Pondicherry
3.0 hrs
160.0 km

Tree lined boulevards, colonial heritage buildings, spiritual culture and virgin beaches

  • Quaint little place with French heritage & colonial ambience
  • Fantastic beaches, perfect for relaxing
  • Exquisite French cuisine to local delicacies
  • An abode for spiritual enlightenment with Auroville
  • Exciting water sports activities
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Beaches
Relaxation
Waterbodies
Entertainment

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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23
Tirumala Tirupathi
4.5 hrs
167.0 km

Top pilgrimage destination with a dose of wildlife sanctuaries and enthralling waterfalls

  • Landmark vaishnavite temple of Lord Balaji
  • Holy sacred waters of Akasa ganga waterfalls
  • Exhibits and artifacts on display at the museum
  • Rolling hills and enchanting landscapes
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Wildlife

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

11
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Kottayam
12.0 hrs
666.5 km

Rubber plantations feature this picturesque land surrounded by the magnificent backwaters

  • Often quoted as 'Land of Letters, Legends, Latex and Lakes'
  • Sandwiched between the serene backwaters & Western Ghats
  • Mesmerising Vembanad Lake
  • Relax and unwind at quaint Kumarakkom
  • Verdant lands, beautiful highlands, pristine hills and knolls
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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