Best Offbeat Places to Visit in Chennai

Chennai, the vibrant capital city of Tamil Nadu, is known for its rich cultural heritage, bustling urban life, and beautiful beaches.

Pulicat Lake, the second-largest brackish water lake in India, lies on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, just a short drive from Chennai.

1. Pulicat Lake

For an authentic glimpse into the daily life of Chennai’s fishing community, visit the Royapuram Fishing Harbour.

2. Royapuram Fishing Harbour

A hidden gem in Chennai, the Broken Bridge, built in 1967 at the Adyar River's mouth, partially collapsed due to strong currents and was never rebuilt.

3. Broken Bridge

The Thousand Lights Mosque, located in the Royapettah area, is one of the most beautiful and lesser-known mosques in Chennai.

4. Thousand Lights Mosque

DakshinaChitra, located 25 km from Chennai on the East Coast Road, is a must-visit living museum showcasing South Indian arts, crafts, and architecture.

5. DakshinaChitra

Nestled amidst lush greenery on the banks of the Adyar River, the Theosophical Society is a peaceful retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle.

6. Theosophical Society

The Madras War Cemetery, located in Nandambakkam, is a poignant and beautifully maintained memorial dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.

7. Madras War Cemetery

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