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Ranked #1 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #2 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the... more » Owner description: This expansive beach is Chennai's most famous tourist attraction, though the undercurrent is too strong for all but the strongest swimmers. « less
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Ranked #3 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #4 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for... more » Owner description: Join independent conservation and wildlife enthusiast groups such as the Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network for midnight walks from Neelangarai to Besant Nagar beach to aid the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle by relocating eggs for safe release to the sea. « less
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Ranked #6 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Gardens
Owner description: A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of India might be needed after grappling with the city... more » Owner description: A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of India might be needed after grappling with the city din of Chennai. The Theosophical Society is spread over 260 acres but you can certainly cover the garden, which is home to migratory birds, fruit bats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, mongooses, hares and a variety of spiders. A 450-year-old banyan tree resides in the garden with aerial roots covering 60,000 square meters. « less
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Ranked #7 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: National Parks
Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive... more » Owner description: Here’s a national park right in the heart of the city. The park covers 2.82 square kilometers and is home to an impressive number of mammals and insects that are a huge attraction for the children. It’s a pleasant surprise to see this vast array of biodiversity in the heart of the city. « less
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Ranked #8 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and... more » Owner description: In addition to over thirty Indian snakes, this specialty zoo is home to domestic and exotic crocodiles, turtles and tortoises. A library and museum are also on site. « less
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Ranked #9 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Bodies of Water
Take a thrilling rides in a speed boats at Muttukadu Lake. The lake is 40 kilometers from Chennai on the East Coast Road.
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Ranked #10 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: The second largest brackish water lake in India is along the Coromandel Coast, just 990 kilometers from Chennai. Visit here... more » Owner description: The second largest brackish water lake in India is along the Coromandel Coast, just 990 kilometers from Chennai. Visit here for the bird sanctuary and the exotic barrier island of Sriharikota, which divides the lake from the Bay of Bengal. The island also houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and several commercial fisheries. « less
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Ranked #11 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #12 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #13 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #14 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 16 Outdoors in Chennai (Madras)
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Category: Parks
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