Chennai Nearby Attractions

Places to Visit near Chennai

Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now called is a Union Territory of India with heavy French influences. Puducherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in south India. The city has beautiful beaches, colonial buildings, churches and temples. Puducherry’s systematic town planning and the well planned French style avenues, still preserve much of the colonial ambience. Puducherry is also known as La Côte d'Azur de l'Est, meaning "The French Riviera of the East". Puducherry is also considered the fastest growing educational hubs of southern India.
 
Distance from the hotel: 155 kilometres 

Sri Aurobindo Ashram located on rue de la Marine is an internationally renowned ashram in Auroville (City of Dawn), an "experimental" township near Puducherry. Auroville is also home to the architecturally brilliant Matrimandir, a spiritual space also referred to as the soul of Auroville.

Distance from the hotel: 148 kilometres
 
Mahabalipuram also called 'Mamallapuram' is a town in Kancheepuram district. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its rock carvings and monolithic sculptures, as well as the famous shore temple. Of the original seven pagodas, only one has survived the ravages of nature. The other six lie submerged under the sea. Mahabalipuram contains nearly forty monuments of different types including the largest "open air bas relief" in the world.

Distance from the hotel: 48.3 kilometres 

Tirupati
is home to Tirupati Balaji or Indian Lord Venkateshwara. The Tirupati Temple is renowned worldwide with 100,000 - 200,000 pilgrims visiting the temple on a daily basis. According to legend, the temple has a self-manifested murti (deity) of Lord Venkateswara. The temple is considered one of the 108 Divya Desams or holiest Vaishnavite shrines in India.

Distance from the hotel: 142 kilometres 

Kanchipuram is popular for its renowned crafted world famous silk sarees, a traditional home industry. Its also known for its culture and civilization. Easily accessible from the state capital, Chennai, Kanchipuram is the home to world renowned temples like- Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple and Yahthothkari Temple.


Distance from Park Hyatt Chennai: 75 kilometres

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