In the Coromandel coast of southern India, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. If the heat of Chennai is taking a toll on you, venture out to the nearest beach destinations for a rejuvenating weekend. Also to escape the monotony of this cosmopolitan city, historical places, pilgrimage centers and scenic locales around Chennai appeal to couples during a weekend.
Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram are Sriperumbudur are top choices for weekend retreats as they are hardly an hour's drive from main Chennai. Pondicherry, Chittoor and Nellore are 3 hours drive from Chennai approximately and feature a perfect blend of scenery, beaches and history. You can also explore off beat destinations that are not over crowded such as Yercaud. Yercaud is fast gaining popularity as a hill station similar to Kodaikanal and Ooty in Tamil Nadu.
Adventure lovers also have plenty of options such as the wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and adventure sports in Yelagiri.
Indian Holiday offers information on top weekend Getaways from Chennai within a driving distance of 100-500 km.