Exams are done and it is time for summer vacation. At least for a month, no more school, studies, books, exams, tuitions etc. Summer vacations are up and everyone would gear up to spend their summer vacation. It is a strict “NO” to spend summer vacation at home. If not at home, then do you wonder how to spend summer vacation? There are many places to visit in Chennai which would make your vacation useful. Parents must relax/compromise on their busy schedule to spend time with their family
It is difficult to list the best places to spend your vacation as each individual will have a different taste. Here are some of the places to visit in Chennai during your summer vacation. Explore each destination based on your interest!
10. Dakshina Chitra
If you are a lover of art, tradition and culture, then you should definitely top Dakshina Chitra in your list of the places to visit in Chennai. It is a heritage museum which will inspire you to look at South India in a different perspective. It will make you fall in love with South Indian architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts.
You can have your hands on pottery, shell crafts, mehendi, weaving, puppets, origami and more. It gives you an indefinable joy when you make a pot all by yourself. Take a walk through the traditional and historical houses constructed with the relative items; it will give you a desire to live in those days. Even the person who has the least liking towards art works will start developing interest in them. It is the most beautiful place to visit in Chennai. A visit to this place on your summer vacation will load with splendid creativity, memories, pictures and knowledge.
Incredible place to visit in Chennai is Mahabalipuram. It is the historic plus famous tourists spot in Chennai. One could never find a place more suitable to spend summer vacation in Chennai. This picnic spot has the greatest architectural and sculptural accomplishments in India. This 7th Century Pallava monuments are feast to eyes. This stands a proof for the architectural talent during the period of Pallava. Nine monolithic temples are present in Mahabalipuram. The most significant of the nine are Five Rathas which is etched after the famous five Pandas of Mahabharata.
The remarkable part of these sculptures is that, they are carved out of a single rock. The cave temples are artistic. The sandy beach with its silvery sea waves welcomes you with large tides. It is a fantastic sea shore surrounded by vast trees. Throughout the way you can find innumerable handicrafts and craftworks. You will stop at each shop; if not to buy but at least to gaze! All these together make Mahabalipuram a stunning place any visitor would be mesmerized by its majesty.
Muttukadu boat house is one of the most pre dominant places that would never skip the discussion hall when planning on how to spend the summer vacation. It is a beautiful serene place to visit in Chennai. Muttukadu boat house which is owned by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation attracts more visitors each day. This boat house has different boats like pedal boats, row boats, motor boats etc. as you find in other boat clubs. Life-jackets are given to all. Thus safety is ensured. You would experience a joy which reaches above expectations when you ride under that over-bridge built over the Muttukadu Lake.
There are large buildings in the backdrop which adds to beauty of the ride. At times, you may catch a sight of many kinds of lovely birds There is bamboo roofed waiting room and chairs outside the room for the visitors to wait and enjoy the lake view. The chill breeze will rejuvenate you. If you visit this place in Chennai as part of your summer vacation, then you can be assured that you will return energetic with peaceful mind.
7. Marina and Elliot’s beach
Summer vacation! The most crowded place would definitely turn to be Marina beach. Irrespective of the age group, when a plan is drafted on how to spend summer vacation, beach would never be skipped at any cost. How one could exists who doesn’t like to play with the mad waves? With its glittering golden sand and massive sea bed, Marina beach is the second largest beach in World. Watching the sun rise and sun set in Marina is fascinating and it will stun all your senses. Walking in the beach sand is really a tough task because of its friction. But that will not help you slow down and daunt your desire to feel the waves!
Horse ride is one of the most exciting experience which will make you feel light and one should not miss this. Take a walk and you will feel energetic and enthusiastic. Small boats and ships at the horizons, the light house and its gigantic structure and harbour are a pleasant sight. There are historical monuments like Annadurai and MG Ramachandran memorials etc. Which will remind you of the famous personalities and their achievements. There are various food stalls which are more than enough to feast your taste buds. Chilli baji is my favourite item in Marina beach and none other place could serve you a baji much tastier like that! Your visit to Marina will load with many moments to cherish for lifetime.
6. Pulicat Lake
Pulicat Lake is one of the finest places in Chennai and an ideal summer vacation spot. Pulicat Lake is of great picturesque beauty. Many different coloured birds can be found in the lake banks. You will find diverse aquatic life in these lakes. The one special activity that could make your visit special is boat ride. Addition to the boat ride, fishing can also be done. The fishermen or the boatman will provide you with necessary equipment and help you with fishing.
This is one of the special features in this best family picnic spot. Carry binoculars and camera with you, to capture amusing landscape. The climate in Pulicat Lake is simply calm and heart-warming. You can also set a camp near the lagoon. Pack your picnic lunch with you since there are no food joints available here.
If you are great admirer of nature, then this spot is a must in your list of places to visit in Chennai during summer vacation.
5. Vandalur Zoo
4. Guindy Snake Park and Children’s Park
If you are in love with flora and fauna, then you should include GNP in your schedule on how to spend your summer vacation. GNP and children’s park houses more than 600 different species. It has species of vertebrates and invertebrates. It is a shelter for deer, hyena, porcupines, jackal, monkeys, ants, grasshoppers,slugs etc.