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Old 1st August 2009, 21:23   #1
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Guys, are there any places worth visiting over a weekend around chennai? within around 150kms from chennai?
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You have the ECR and Pondy along the coast, and Yercaud towards Bangy..
Now since the climate has started to chill down, ECR and Pondy would be the best choice..
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If you are passionate in photographing,

Mahabalipuram is one place where you have good view of Dawn and Dusk, with Shore temple and several historical sculptures.

If you like birds, There is a place called Vedanthangal - Bird sanctuary 90kms from chennai (please check for the season)

If you like temples - Kanchipuram 67 kms from chennai

If you like Zoo - Vandalur outskirt of chennai

If you like nature, boating - Pichavaram, Near chidambaram (this is bit long than 150 kms, but worth visiting there) it is a Mangrove forest 250kms + from chennai
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Last weekend while at Chennai, decided to drive around Marina Beach. Initial idea was to stop around MGR memorial, however due to rush around there decided to drive ahead and check out St George Fort.

Had seen some article on TV about this fort few months back, been thinking of visiting the same since then. This is the first British fort in India, construction of which marks the first footprint of East India Company in India.

Though small and not crowded, historically this is an important place.

There is a museum inside the fort complex. However, we reached around closing time (05:00 PM). Ticket collector was kind enough to let us through without charging us, allowing us to see the museum till other tourists clear out. Was able to visit only part of ground floor, which has colonial coins and clothing collection.

Parking is available on opposite side of the road.

Infact, this entire stretch looked more like Chanakyapuri of Delhi and Park Street of Kolkata combined.


Museum building -

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