6 locations to getaway from Chennai heat this weekend

We know we don’t have to tell you this, but it’s hot as hell outside. The temperatures are soaring higher than the collection of Baahubali 2 and we deserve a break.

So, with the weekend just around the corner, we did some checking and came up with a list of weekend getaways.


About: A beautiful hill station in the Nilgiri hills, closer to Ooty but still not commercialized like Ooty. Kotagiri has some charming resorts and homestays available.This place also used to be our demised CM Jayalalitha’s second home.

Distance From Chennai: 514 KMs. 8 hours 17 minutes by road.

How to get there: Driving down is the best option. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Coonoor and a cab from there to Kotagiri


About: This enchanting hill station in Salem district of Tamil Nadu is called ‘Jewel of the South’ for a reason. This place is an ideal getaway from the sweltering Chennai weather. Imagine letting the mist surround you as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the nature around you.

Distance from Chennai: 357 KMs

How to get there: Take a bus, a train or drive down to this cool hill station. Buses and trains are available till Salem and Yercaud is only 33 KMs from Salem.


About: This hill station, cuddled in the Western ghats of Tamil Nadu, is 550 kms away from Chennai. This is still a hidden gem and is mostly unexplored by travelers.

Distance from Chennai : 550 KMs

How to get there : There are no direct buses from Chennai to Meghamalai and driving down seems to be a better option.

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About: At 235 kms , this is one of the closest hill stations from Chennai. With its gorgeous waterfalls, lakes and parks, Yelagiri has “an ideal getaway from Chennai heat” written all over it.

Distance from Chennai: 235 KMs (3 hours by road)

How to get there: Trains are available to Jolarpettai and from there Yelagiri is only a 25 minutes drive. Alternatively, you can take a bus to vaaniyambadi and from there Yelagiri is closer. But considering the distance, driving down is the best option.

Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore districtof Tamil Nadu, India, situated off the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road.Located at an altitude of 1,110.6 metres above Mean Sea Level and spread across 30 km,the Yelagiri village (also spelled Elagiri at times) is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. For tourists on the lookout for adventure, there is an option of paragliding and rock climbing. The hills are ideal for these sports and quite a few paragliding events and festivals happen here. The YASA (Yelagiri Association of Adventure Sports) also organizes regular classes. Credit : @srini1408 . #incredibleindia #yelagiri #india #chennai #bangalore #vellore #tamilnadutourism #tamilnadu #tamil #indiagram #indiatour #coi #_coi #indialove #indianphotography #hillstation #southindia #mountains #beautifuldestinations

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Horsley Hills

About: This is yet another hill station much closer to Chennai. Located in Andhra Pradesh, Horsley hills is 276 kms from Chennai.

Distance from Chennai: 276 KMs. (Around 3-3.5 hours)

How to get there: Again, driving down is the best option. However, you can also take bus to Madanapalli and from there, Horsley hills is nearby.

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About: Because, this list cannot be complete without Kodaikanal. Sitting back sipping a hot coffee and taking in the beauty of Kodai is a therapy for body and soul; one much needed for all of us getting baked now in Chennai summer.

Distance from Chennai: 525 KMs

How to get there: Buses are available aplenty.

The misty hills of Kodaikanal reverberate with the sounds of chirping birds, it is like a heaven on earth truly! Not many knew of this tranquil spot until the late 18th century. It was discovered and developed by the Britishers who were in search for a cooler place down south. Kodaikanal located near Madurai in Tamil Nadu provides respite to travellers and localities from the biting heat of the summer sun. Kodai lake located amidst these green hills provides perfect spot for fishing and spending quiet time with your loved one. Kodaikanal is one of the most sought after honeymoon destination! So, go horse riding, take a bath in one of the crystal clear waterfalls or just go about singing in the green hills like Julie Andrews in Sound Of Music. We present to you 5 amazing photographs of hilltop to just prove our point! Indulge. ? ?????⛺? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hillstation #fog #cosmosmariners #travelblogger #lovemylife #pasport #clouds #goldenisles #travelphotography #instatravel #travelgram #roadtrip #luxuryworldtraveler #tourist #sky #bestvacations #holidays #igtravel #throwback #beautifuldestinations #thebestdestinations #missoptimist #tourism #trip #arquitectura #forest #explore #world #memories #travelgram

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