Making the most of Valentine’s Day in 2021

Excited for Valentine’s Day? I bet you are but are you confused about what to do this year? With the last valentine’s day gone by peacefully with no hindrance, this year’s story is going to be different. The pandemic has indeed changed the way things are supposed to be. With health in concern and a very few places open, we bet you are making numerous possible plans for your valentine.

Worry not, for here are some best picks that you can consider doing in Chennai for this Valentine’s Day.

Let the sunrise bring in some blushes – The best thing to consider as a first thing is seeing a sunrise. With beaches all around Chennai, we are lucky to experience it. Pull your valentine to experience some surreal sunrise for, they never cease to charm anyone. You can be at our beautiful Marina or take a long drive in ECR and the next thing you know, you are driving past the sunrise.

Location – Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar. Credits – Akash Babu

Jannal Kadai Tiffin – If you are looking to gram some lip-smacking breakfast, one place that you have to explore if you haven’t yet is the Jannal Kadai. Located right behind the Kapaleeshwar Temple at Mylapore, this shop is known for their crispy vada and yummy chutneys. If not this, then you have Mami’s mess right next to it. What better than having some suda-suda Dosai and vadacurry?

Location – Jannal Kadai, Mylapore. Credits – Madras Foodie

Explore the blissful greens – What’s better than having a silent walk under some beautiful green trees that give out cool breeze subtly tickling your hair on a beautiful morning? Fortunately, Chennai is blessed with a lot of green spots. Take your valentine on a walk, in namma city’s Poonga while you talk about many beautiful things under the sun. There’s Semmozhi Poonga and Senthangal Poonga right at your reach.

Location – Tower Park, Anna Nagar. Credits – Arun Chandrasekaran

Some Music and A Long Drive Perhaps? – ECR is where you can explore numerous things. Be it food or entertainment or just a pleasant long-drive, you know where to head. Another best thing to do is to check out Dakshinachitra. Get your hands on making some pots or buying some cool handcrafted stuff for both you and your valentine. And if need be, why not drive away to Pondy or Auro maybe! 😉

Location – Dakshina Chitra , Muttukadu, ECR. Credits – Ajayan Murali

The way to a happy heart is through a happy tummy – A heavy meal is all that one needs on a special day. Be it Biryani or Continental, Italian or Asian, south Indian or North Indian, you name it, you’ll find it. From Cyclo Cafe to Soy Soi, to Mathsya, Chennai never runs out of options. What couple are you? Choose your cuisine.

Location – Soy soi, Kotturpuram. Credits – Aarthi Palaniappan

A little exploring after a happy meal – Chennai is full of wondrous things. If you ask for options, there is Egmore museum, a walk through the Thalankuppam Pier, a stroll around Elliot’s beach, exploring Thome Cathedral, exploring Valluvar Kottam, or even driving till Pulicat Lake or enjoying a boat ride in Muttukadu. There are quite several options. These places never get out of style and fun. If you are a nature lover, you can even consider exploring all those nurseries around the city.

Location – Perungalathur Lake Trail. Credits – Balaji Shanmugam

Finishing Off With A Romantic Dinner – Perhaps Beachside? – A romantic date is when you surprise your valentine with what they like. If it is food, then you bet the options in Chennai. You can pick from several beachside restaurants that can set up an amazing and romantic ambience just for your loved one on a request. Kipling Cafe, BOATS, Upper Deck, Samudra, Bay View, Mash Resto Cafe are some of the many beach view restaurants in Chennai.

Location – Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Kovalam, ECR. Credits – Sudhindra

So, what is on your mind? The options are endless, and all you need is that little surprise factor to cheer-up you dear valentine!