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Discover the lesser-known places in Chennai that are hidden beauties

Head to these lesser-known places in Chennai for a perfect weekend out. It doesn’t matter if you are a tourist or a local resident, these places will surely blow your mind!

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Divya Chauhan
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Chennai is one of the metropolises in the country that boasts some of the most impressive places to entertain you. If you are fed up with all the popular places, you might want to take the road less travelled. This article lists some of the lesser-known places in Chennai that are less crowded and offer a unique experience.

1. Broken Bridge

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One of the offbeat and less-explored places in Chennai is the Broken Bridge, situated next to Besant Nagar Beach. The bridge partially collapsed in 1977 due to ocean currents and was never repaired. It is arguably the best spot for watching sunsets, particularly in the summer. Due to its breathtaking views, it has been a popular location for filming movies like Aaytha Ezhuthu and Vaali.

2. De Monte Colony

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Are ghost stories your thing? If yes, you might want to explore the lesser-known De Monte Colony in Chennai. The colony located near St. Mary’s Road is on the list of the most haunted places in Chennai. It has uniform and dilapidated buildings that are entirely abandoned. A visit may give you a thrilling experience.

3. Hidden caves of little mount

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The caves in Little Mount have natural, historical, and religious significance. The caves are believed to be a shelter for St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, for several years. Little away from the caves, there’s a spring that never runs out of water. Although less explored by travellers, this place is excellent for having some solitude time.

4. Amir Mahal

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One of the most culturally important places in Chennai, Amir Mahal is the residence of Nawab of Arcot and his family. An excellent example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, a part of the Amir Mahal is open to visitors. The glamour of the palace compares to nothing, especially in the morning when the backdrop turns even more stunning with the rising sun.

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5. Theosophical Society

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Adyar Theosophical Society is for everyone – whether you love nature, want to gain knowledge, or seeking spirituality. With a lush green Huddleson garden, buildings, and camping locations, it can be a chilling place for you and your loved ones. The Society is open on weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and again from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

6. Vivekananda House

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Treat your eyes to a visual delight at the Vivekananda House, also known as the Ice House. This is where the famous saint Vivekananda stayed in 1897. The breathtaking architecture, along with a collection of Vivekananda’s memoirs, will astound you. The house features 3D experience rooms, a meditation center, and an exhibition showcasing the life of Swami Vivekananda and Indian culture.

7. Tirusulam Hills

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Tirusulam Hills is a landlocked area that is sure to attract some nature lovers, fitness freaks, and people who are searching for a peaceful and quiet place. The hills are covered with lush greens and have a few lakes to flaunt. From the hilltop, one can enjoy the beautiful vistas of the cityscape. You can also find a temple, a church, and a mosque in this area.

8. Cholamandal’s Artist Village

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Established in 1966, Cholamandal’s Artist Village is considered to be the largest commune of artists in the country. The vibrant art scene of the village is a platform for many contemporary Indian artworks. It also houses studios, galleries, and living houses for tourists. It is a hidden gem worth visiting, especially for the art lovers out there.

9. Nagalpuram

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Although it doesn’t lie in Chennai, one can easily reach there within 2 hours. A lesser-known destination, it is known for its natural beauty and the Nagalapuram Falls – a picturesque waterfall nicely tucked in between rocky terrain and lush greens. The town is a beautiful spot for birdwatchers, adventurers, and photographers.

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