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1/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
306 kms from Chennai city limits

Hosur is a town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 35 km from Bangalore and 306 km west of Chennai, the state capital. Hosur is considered as gateway to Karnataka from Tamil Nadu and has become a satellite town of Bangalore. Hosur assembly constituency is part of Krishnagiri Lok Sabha constituency.

Hosur, also known as Little England, for its climatic conditions, has a history of more than 800 Years. Hosur is known on these days, not only for its climatic condition, but for the thousands of industries located here. Hosur houses of industrie...

2/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
Kolli Hills
368 kms from Chennai city limits

Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu at a distance of 368 km from Chennai. The mountains are about 1000 to 1300 m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km².

The mountain is a site of pilgrimage, because of the Arapaleeswarar temple, which is believed to have a secret path to the Shiva temple in Rasipuram. There is also a temple for Ettukai Amman or Kolli Pavai which is one of the oldest in the town and the place itself derives its name.

The Kolli Hills has 70 hair pin bends to reach the top of the hills. The Kolli H...

3/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
340 kms from Chennai city limits

Salem is a city in Tamil Nadu, located about 340 kilometres southwest of the state capital, Chennai.

Salem is the preferred location for many people because it a beautiful city covered by hills and the pollution levels are quite low. There are many good lakes in Salem. The Kumaragiri lake at Ammapet, is one of the important lakes of Salem.

The city is surrounded by hills: Nagaramalai on the north, Jarugumalai on the south, Kanjamalai on the west, Godumalai on the east and the Shevaroy Hills on the northeast. Kariyaperumal Hill is in southwestern Salem. The Thirumanimuthar...

4/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
250 kms from Chennai city limits

Swamimalai Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple located in Swamimalai, 5 km from Kumbakonam on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery, 250 km from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the six holy shrines of Murugan called Arupadaiveedu.

The town has one of the six abodes of Karthikeya and the temple is fourth among the Padai Veedugal. According to Hindu belief, Swamimalai is where Muruga preached what as called as "Pranava mantra" to his own father, Lord Shiva, at a young age, after arresting Brahma for not answering his question about Pranava Mantra. The teachin...

5/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
185 kms from Chennai city limits

Tiruvannamalai is situated 185 km from the capital Chennai, located to the east of Eastern Ghats.
Tiruvannamalai is named after the central deity of the Annamalaiyar Temple, Annamalaiyar. The Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December, and a huge beacon( approximately with 3 tons of ghee) is lit atop the Annamalai hill. The height of the Annamalai hill is approximately 2,669 ft.

The temple complex covers an area of 10 ha, and is one of the largest temples in India. It houses four gopurams, the tallest is the eastern to...

6/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
145 kms from Chennai city limits

Vellore located on the banks of Palar River in the north-eastern part of Tamil Nadu, about 145 km west of the state capital Chennai. Vellore lies in the Eastern Ghats region and Palar river basin.

Vellore Fort is the most prominent landmark in the city. The fort houses a church, a mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter known for its carvings. The fortifications consist of a main rampart, broken at irregular intervals by round towers and rectangular projections. The main walls are built of massive granite stones, surrounded by a broad moat fed with water by subterranean pipes from th...

7/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
Yelagiri Hills
230 kms from Chennai city limits

Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Located at an altitude of 1,110.6 metres above Mean Sea Level and spread across an area about 30 square km, the Yelagiri village is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. The main inhabitants of the area are the tribals who live in the 14 small villages which comprise Yelagiri. These tribals are engaged in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, etc. - all the occupations of rural hill folk. Their customs and habits, and especially the structure of their houses is unique and attracts a number of tourists to thi...

8/8 Places to Visit in Chennai with adventure
370 kms from Chennai city limits

Yercaud is a hill station near Salem , Tamil Nadu, in the Servarayan range (anglicized as Shevaroys) of hills in the Eastern Ghats located around 370 km from Chennai. It is at an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,920 feet) from mean sea level. The town gets its name from the lake located at its center - in Tamil "Yeri" means "lake" and "Kaadu" means "forest".

The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, which is situated at a height of 5326 feet and the stone-age implements have been found near it. Hence the Yercaud hill area is called Shevaroy Hills. It is also explained as S...