Top 10 places to visit with friends during the trip to Chennai


Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is considered to be among the most happening place for entertainment and fun for all ages. This city boasts of providing locals and tourists with plenty of adventurous and outdoor activities. It ranges from food to travel, malls to temples, resorts and exciting beaches. You are sure to have lots of fun with your friends, especially if you book your accommodation at Taj Coromandel.

Top places to be at Chennai

1. Prarthana Drive-in Theatre

This open-air theatre offers natural fresh air combined with out-of-the-hall experience. The screen is huge of 4,500 sq. ft. promising to provide the audience with thrilling movie. You can watch your favourite movie enjoying fresh coastal breeze, under the stars. You also have the option to sit inside your vehicle or on its top. This theatre boasts of introducing advanced Xenon lights, DTS sound system and advanced projector. It is located at Injambakkam, Cholamandal Artists Village. Two shows are exhibited every day at 7:30pm & 10.30pm.

2. Phoenix Market City Mall

It is spread over an area of about 2,400,000 sq. ft. and is regarded as the country’s third biggest entertainment complex. It is four layered having 350+ stores including a well-designed and decorated food court having comfortable sitting arrangements. Here, you can enjoy delicious food, fitness, shopping, entertainment with the world’s top brands like Steve Madden, Manchester United, Promod, Domino’s, KFC, Diesel, Starbucks, Hard Rock Cafe, Superdry, etc. It also boasts of housing the 11-screen multiple offering amazing movie experience. It is also stated to have the first IMAX theatre in Chennai. It is located at Velachery, Indira Gandhi Nagar and open from 10 am to 10 pm.

3. Satyam Blur

This place offers non-stop gaming and a must visit for those who love to engage in different types of games. At the 6th floor is offered Play Station 4 consoles and Xbox One. At the 5th floor, you can play your favourite sport with Xbox Kinect and Wii combined with high technology sensors. At the 4th floor is present a PC gaming area with high-end accessories along with powerful technology. The 5th floor also boasts of having a cafe offering tourists with delicious food like pasta, pizzas, desserts, milkshakes, Chinese and Indian cuisines. It is located at Royapettah, Thiru-vi-ka Road and is open between 11.30 am and 11.30 pm.

4. Mayajaal Cinemas

It is considered to be Asia’s 2nd largest movie park, spread over an area of about 30 acres 80 shows are screened daily in 16 multiple theatres in 6 languages. There is also an entertainment mall, Restaurant, Food Court, Gaming Arcade, Bowling Alley under the same roof. Their resort boasts of having a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and a bar. It is located on East Coast Road, Kanathur and is open between 11.30am to 11.30pm.

5. VR Chennai

Entertainment in Chennai got a new meaning with the introduction of VR mall. This shopping centre spread over an area of about 50,000 sq. ft. has 240+ retail outlets including PVR multiplex having 10 movie screens. During every weekend is hosted live music, while very Sunday is hosted the farmer’s market. It is located at Anna Nagar, Thirumangalam, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai and open from 10am to 10.30pm.

6. Forum Vijaya Mall

This is regarded to be one of the city’s landmark shopping mall promoted by Prestige Group. It is a 4-storeyed full air-conditioned mall boasting of world-class retail outlets such as Louis Philipe, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Reebok, Burger King, Arrow, Subway, KFC, etc. Also is present Palazzo multiplex having IMAX screening along with buffet restaurant facility. Fun city provides variety of adventurous games. This mall is connected externally with Vadapalani metro station, thus providing easy access to shoppers. It is located at Vadapalani, Arcot Road, NSK Salai and is open between 10am and 10.30pm.

7. Express Avenue

It is one of the popular shopping malls spread over an area of about 10 acres. It boasts of having a bar, restaurant, hotel and numerous shopping brands. It also houses Escape cinemas having eight screen movie theatres including a food court serving South Indian, North Indian, Italian and American cuisines. An artificial robot named EA Bot introduced in the mall helps the public educating tourists of the internal routes and shops. It is located at Royapettah, near the clock tower, Anna Salai and opens from 10am to 10.30pm.

8. Elliot’s Beach

It is commonly referred to as Bessie or Besant Nagar Beach and is considered to be among Chennai’s most vibrant spot. Families and youngsters flock to this place to spend quality time. There are also present wide variety of food chains to cater to all tastes and moods. Some of the popular ones are Barista, KFC, Karaikudi restaurant, Ponnuswamy restaurant, New Shangri La, Lee’s Chinese restaurant, etc. Most restaurants are lined along the shoreline and are an attractive sight. This beach is located at Besant Nagar 

9. Covelong Beach

This beautiful place is located along East Coast Rd., forty kilometres south of Chennai city. This remote beach offers breezy cool wind and sparkling blue waters. Water enthusiasts and fanatics can indulge in several unique water games like swimming, windsurfing, diving, etc. Close to the beach is the historical town of Mahabalipuram. It is located in Kovalam, ECR Road. 

10. Marina Beach

It is considered to be the world’s 2nd longest natural beach spread over an area of 6 km., attracting over 40,000 people daily. The promenade is paved neatly with sitting arrangements and beautiful lawns. It also houses a gigantic lighthouse from where you can get an enthralling view of the vast beach. The early mornings provide more warmth and amazing sunrise views. You can indulge in various types of exciting activities like gun shooting, horse riding, kite flying, etc. including fresh seafood cuisines. It is located in Chennai city itself. 

You can have a great time with your friends at Chennai, provided you book Taj Coromandel for your stay in advance.

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