Top 10 Picnic Spots In and Around Chennai for a Fun Getaway 


Nestled in the Southern part of India, Chennai attracts travellers to explore its naturalistic wonders. Right from the luxuriously comfortable Treebo Chennai hotels to enthralling beaches, the city has something for everyone. You can actually dive into a world of tranquility with your loved ones as you explore some of the best picnic spots here. If you are ready for Chennai to greet you, here is your guide to plan perfect one day outings for a memorable getaway.

10 Best One Day Picnic Spots in Chennai are –

  1. Marina Beach 

A combination of serenity and relaxation never goes out of style. That’s exactly why you should visit Marina Beach in Chennai for a perfect getaway filled with all the comfort. It is a great picnic spot for friends and family renowned for its sandy shoreline. Take your beach equipment out and get ready for a mesmerizing experience. The beach has many food stalls, adventure activities and local shopping. It is best to book hotels in Chennai near the beach for a budget-friendly stay.

  1. Guindy National Park 

Time to witness the wild! Guindy National Park has to be in your itinerary being a great spot for one day picnics. With rich biodiversity, the park is characterized by flora, fauna, eco-tourism activities and a sprawling green oasis. Kids as well as adults love to watch jackals, blackbucks, spotted deers and other rare species of animals. It also has more than 150 species of birds offering an exciting time at the park. You can easily get one of the Treebo Chennai hotels for a relaxing stay.

  1. Tholkappia Poonga

Nestled in the heart of Chennai, Tholkappia Poonga is best known for its ecological heritage. It is an eco park where you can wander around 160 species of plants, trees and shrubs. Right from thorny dry scrub forests to freshwater wetlands, you can find everything to satisfy the naturalist in you. With a fusion of birds, butterflies and lush greenery, it becomes a great picnic spot for friends and family.

  1. Muttukadu Lake

Muttukadu Lake is located around 36 kilometres south of the centre of Chennai and is a well-liked location for both water sports and tourism. So, if you are up for an authentic picnic experience, pack your mat, some fruits, food and fresh juices to enjoy a relaxing day here. You can also check different traditional handicrafts curated by the local artisans in the vicinity. It is best to book hotels in Chennai and come back to comfortable linen beds.

  1. Elliot’s Beach 

Your trip to Chennai remains incomplete without witnessing the beauty of Elliot’s Beach. While Marina Beach is all about fancy crowds and tourists, Elliot is a comparatively secluded beach. You can very comfortably plan a picnic day or even jog here with the locals. Elliots Beach’s beachside promenade is bordered by palm trees offering shade during the sunny days. It is indeed fun to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Elliot beach.

  1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Chennai lets you witness wonders of nature and one such picnic spot is Arignar Anna Zoological Park. The park has various sections including a butterfly house, a reptile house and an area dedicated to nocturnal animals. If you are a wildlife lover, make sure to take a tour of the park with safari services. You get an amazing opportunity to learn about nature, wildlife conservation and the existence of flora and fauna within the environment. 

  1. VGP Golden Beach

For beach lovers, thrill seekers, and families looking for a fun-filled day of leisure, VGP Golden Beach is a well-known attraction in Chennai. It gives you an experience with its combination of exhilarating rides and leisure services. It is a perfect picnic spot as you can find many food stalls for a palatable time with friends and family. For your convenience, you can find many affordable Treebo Chennai hotels near the beach.

  1. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

Stepping into a world of crocodiles? Yes, that is true if you plan to explore Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. The place is dedicated to conservation of reptiles and you can witness various species of crocodiles and alligators. Apart from this, it has exotic species of venomous and non-venomous snakes simply elevating your experience here. You can also attend workshops and educational programs to learn and understand about reptiles.

  1. Sadras

Looking for a historic picnic spot just a few minutes away from Chennai? Sadras is a place to be. With its rich heritage, Sadras is a fortress town where you can visit the Dutch Fort and watch its ancient architecture. The fort nevertheless provides a look into its illustrious past despite being in ruins at the moment. A cemetery, a church and a granary are part of the fort complex. You can easily book Treebo Chennai hotels for a comfortable stay after a historically great day!

  1. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary 

Blanketed in the lap of nature, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a stunning spot that allows you to watch, listen and feel elements of nature. Numerous species of birds from as far away as Siberia are among the thousands of birds that flock there. Winters are great to witness migratory birds enjoying their time here. A fusion of marshes, lakes, flora and fauna can be found here. So, be ready to experience it all!

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Chennai is a thrilling destination for every traveller so, pack your bags and plan your dream holiday now. Experiencing a unique culture and landscape is indeed fun!


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