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Mumbai is the city of dreamers, actors and hard-working labourers. It would sound very clichéd to call Mumbai the New York City of India, but that is what describes the city. However once in a while, you would love to escape such a rush and run into a complete diverse place. Home to a multicultural population, Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu, the city of old tales and modern trails, is a perfect pick to spend your weekend. Check your schedule and Mumbai to Chennai flights Online for a weekend getaway.

From mornings that begin with a scent of jasmine in the streets to perfectly etched sunsets of serenity along the beaches, waiting to be served with freshly brewed filter coffee. Here are a few places you might like to visit while you are in Chennai.

Marina Beach is the second largest beach in the world and one of the most attractive beaches in India-a pretty place to spend your evenings and mornings. Beautiful sands, calming sea breeze, long shorelines, fascinating sunrises and sunsets are some of the elements that make it even more attractive and pretty. Marina Beach is also dotted with statues of historical figures.  Marina Beach is a 13 km stretch of sand.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is one of the most sacred shrines in Tamil Nadu, located in Mylapore. Kapaleeshwarar is devoted to the Hindu God, Shiva. Eastern entrance displays an impressive 40- metre high pillar with magnificent carvings of deities; you can see the bronze carvings of the 63 – Shaivate Saints as well. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful temples in Chennai. The temple boasts of Dravidian style and striking gopurams, the sacred temple is 1,400 years old.

Theosophical Society is an incredible destination to visit, while you are in Chennai. Located along the Adyar River, it’s an enchanting place with a rustic ambience of everything from ancient time. You will 450 years old Banyan tree is the star of attraction. The society has built places of worship dedicated to different faiths, and you will find mosques, temples, churches and Buddhist shrines.  It is a lovely vehicle free destination to come meander, where you can relax and connect with the sound of nature and appreciate its natural beauty. The Adyar Library has a unique and ancient collection of religious and philosophy books from 1000-year-old Buddhist scrolls to old handmade bibles.

Dakshinachitra Museum is a massive museum displaying the rich heritage of South India. A tour inside it will give you an opportunity to witness the art and architecture. Located in the 10-acre land, there are 16 houses, each intact with an exhibition and traditional utensils used. You can adore the beautiful work done for a future generation.

Covelong Beach is an impressive beach. Located on the Coast of Coromandel, 40 kilometres South of Chennai, Tamil Nadu is heaven to thrill seekers and those in need of tranquillity. Covelong beach is a place where you can surf, swim, dive, do some fishing and play unique water games. It is one of the cleanest beaches in India and an ideal place to pose for photographs with the ocean as the backdrop.

Now you can visit places of your choice and some overlooked hangouts. Chennai sounds like excellent refreshment for our mind. Are you already checking your Mumbai to Chennai flights?

Dominic Joseph

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