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:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
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:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Relaxation

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

Attractions

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Hampi
11.0 hrs
582.0 km

Forlorn Ruins, Giant Boulders, Palm Groves & paddy fields leave you spellbound

  • Vast open museum of History, Architecture and Religion
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stunning view of Tungabhadra during Monsoon
  • Taste the various European Cuisines
  • Experience the Heritage Walk around the city
  • Jade-green palm groves & Banana plantations
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

Oct - Nov

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:
Wildlife
Beaches
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

Attractions

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5
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:
Wildlife
Beaches
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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6
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:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

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:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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8
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:
Beaches
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Relaxation

Peak Season

Oct - 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:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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10
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:
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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11
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

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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12
Coimbatore
8.5 hrs
499.0 km

A place where rural and urban cultures co-exist and has a pleasant weather all year long

  • Entry and exit point to Kerala & Queen of Hill Station-Ooty
  • Thanks to its agreeable climate, hospitable & friendly people
  • Many tourist destinations are scattered in & around the city
  • Popular yoga retreat
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Relaxation

Peak Season

Sep - Feb

Attractions

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13
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:
Wildlife
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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14
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:
Wildlife
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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15
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

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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16
Coorg
10.0 hrs
584.0 km

Nestled amid ageless hills, uneven terrain & cool climate is the luscious Coorg

  • Lush green blanket of range of hills & valleys
  • Coffee Trail & Plantation Stays
  • Called the Scotland of India
  • Awesome Climate throughout the year
  • Well Known for Adventurous activities like Trekking & Camping
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Relaxation

Peak Season

Apr - Jun

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
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:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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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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Munnar - Idukki
10.0 hrs
577.5 km

The enchanting valleys, plantations, colonial bungalows, wildlife and many more

  • You could enjoy a chilled out holiday feasting on the views
  • Rain-drenched greenery and the sweeping mist
  • View is spectacular–gushing waterfalls & breathtaking ravines
  • Town is crowded and chaotic; the surroundings charm you
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Heritage
Entertainment
Relaxation

Peak Season

Feb - May

Attractions

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21
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:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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22
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:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

Jun - Aug

Attractions

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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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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

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