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7 unexplored places in Chennai to surprise and wow you

Let’s surprise you with these 7 unexplored places in Chennai. Are you bored of visiting the cliched parks, hotels and beaches in Chennai? Then you surely should check out these amazing places within the city. Let’s unravel these amazing places…

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Hidden lake – Quarries of Thirusulam hills -unexplored places in Chennai

Hidden lake

Like how Alibaba was shocked to find treasure behind the doors of the dark cave, you will be surprised to see this vast and glassy lake encircled by a large quarry mountain in Thirusulam hills which is approximately 1 km from the airport.

Even many of the locals aren’t aware of the existence of this grey beauty. It is said that the lake was formed after the quarries were abandoned. To reach the Hidden lake, you have to trek through the Thirusulam hills.

Thirusulam hills

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Thirusulam hills – unexplored places in Chennai

Thirusulam hills, situated right behind Thirusulam railway station, are visible when you travel through the airport metro or in airport flyover. Considered one of the tallest hills in the city, this scenic mountain region will offer you an adventuresome hiking experience.

Tie your shoes, grab a water bottle and your best buds to walk through the hills. You will also have a breath-taking view of the Thirusulam- Pallavaram area and get to view the hidden lake.

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View from Thirusulam hills – unexplored places in Chennai

Underwater tunnel

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Underwater Tunnel – unexplored places in Chennai

For Chennaiites, the sea is something that is extremely close to their hearts. Most people would have seen various types of sea creatures in fish markets and as a tasty food in their plate.

But have you experienced walking amidst the fishes anywhere in India?

Located nearly 20 kms away from the city, a 40-minute drive will take you to this place at Injambakkam.

Not just the underwater tunnel, the aquarium with 5 aquatic zones, a touch-pool exhibit and a live feeding show will also attract your attention.

This place also houses some of the rarest and near-extinct aquatic species making it a conservation place besides being an attraction site.

Broken Bridge

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Broken Bridge – unexplored places in Chennai

Broken things can be beautiful, just like this bridge. Standing on the Adyar river and situated next to Elliot’s beach. The bridge was built across the Adyar estuary, at the rear of the Theosophical Society to help fishermen cross from Santhome Beach to Elliot’s beach over the mouth of the Adyar river.

The bridge collapsed in 1977 due to the river currents and was never reconstructed again which has made it a spectacular location. Sunrise and sunsets falling on the river below the bridge are some breathtaking views that are worth the long walk from the beach but since it is a little remote, it’s not recommended to visit after dark.


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Lighthouse at Marina- unexplored places in Chennai

As you stand mesmerised by the serenity of the moonlight on the waves, another light far away from a tall red and white building manages to grab your attention.

Standing tall on Kamarajar Salai and facing the majestic sea, it serves as a navigational aid, warns boats of the dangerous area and also allows the visitors to seize the exquisite beauty of the merge of the land and the water.

People usually spend time at the beach and fail to experience the beauty of the sea from this place.

No other place in the city can give you an incredible view of the city and the sea like the lighthouse does.

Also, this is one of the very few lighthouses with an elevator in it. So, no worries for people who find it difficult to climb the stairs. The beauty is open to all.

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View – Lighthouse at Marina – unexplored places in Chennai

Adyar Theosophical society

Situated near the banks of Adyar river, the Theosophical society formed in New York on 17 November 1875, and started at Chennai (Madras) on 3 April 1905 aims to serve humanity by cultivating an ever-deepening understanding and realization of the Ageless Wisdom, spiritual self-transformation, and the unity of all life.

Even if you are not a person who is interested in Wisdom teachings and theology, you can visit this place just to get drenched in the crisp air and tranquillity.

Located amid the concrete buildings and flyovers, this green lush location is a must-visit for all nature lovers.

The big banyan tree which is much older than the place and the white Buddhist Shrine makes the place worth the visit.

Free yourself from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays and Saturday to experience this serenity.

Kasimedu pier beach

Among the many beaches in Chennai, this place in the north Chennai is unique on its own. Here, the sea and the land are separated by big rocks and with no waves, the water looks still, with the beautiful reflection of the boats that are lined up on the shore.

If you are not a fan of the stalls and crowd on beaches like Marina and Elliot, you can drive north and reach this place. After crossing the smell of fishes and the noises of the fish vendors, you will be welcomed by this serene beauty. After a nice walk along the beach, don’t forget to buy some fresh fish here for your lunch!

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Kasimedu pier beach – unexplored places in Chennai

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