Places to visit in Adyar

Top 10 Things to Do in Adyar, Chennai (Madras)

Top Things to Do in Adyar

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  • megu
    Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
    A vast expanse of green, Guindy National Park is a one-of-a-kind park in Chennai, which is home to many species of animals and birds. A perfect location for a picnic with family and friends, the park offers a variety of amusement for kids including slides and swings. Have a look at the green side of Chennai with the biggest diversity of plants in the city.

    It is located about 9 kms from Chennai Central Railway Station and houses a wide of variety of birds and animals including peacocks, swans, cranes, flamingos, owls, bears, and a whole lot of monkeys and langurs.

    The entry fee is reasonably low and the paths inside are wheelchair friendly
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • Sushant Khera
    Faridabad, India133 contributions
    Great beach located in Chennai. When compared to Marina beach, this one is decent and neat. However this is not big as much as Marina.
    Shops are available for snacks, chit-chats.
    Written 5 October 2019
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  • Deadman17
    Mumbai, India568 contributions
    This is one of the premier colleges of India providing engineering studies. Besides various streams of engineering, there is significant research and incubation also being done here. The campus is extremely natural and green and various animals and insects and bird species can be found here.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • Nigel G
    Singapore, Singapore8,582 contributions
    For stunning views of the Broken Bridge a high sea facing room at the Lela Palace Hotel offers unrestricted views - fascinating. It traverses the Adyar Estuary and was built in 1967 to fall down due to strong currents ten years later in 1977. It was built for fishermen to facilitate access across the river. Good views of the sea from the bridge but we were advised not to go down late at night as it could be dangerous as there is little lighting or road access.
    Written 9 April 2020
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  • gokmr14
    Mangalore, India702 contributions
    This is one of the rare temples where you can see the idols of GANESH and Kathik together. The temple is centrally located
    Written 27 July 2019
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  • AshokMela
    Chennai (Madras), India2,317 contributions
    Visited Jalakandeswarar temple located in a serene surroundings in IIT Chennai campus. Peaceful nature surrounds the temple as the campus is inside the Guindy National Deer park. You can see deers in the temple as well. I love visiting this temple
    Written 1 January 2017
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  • worldwomantourist
    Bengaluru, India374 contributions
    Very nice Church preaching the Gospel of Christ. Beautifully maintained church. Very calm and peace for mind while praying.
    Written 30 August 2018
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  • Radhika_797
    Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
    This was a highlight of the trip. Sundari and her husband are super warm, friendly and funny. The food was amazing and Sundari took us through the process so well. Easy to follow. She also tailored our meals according to our needs and tastes (easy to make, quick, not spicy, etc). Learned so much about South Indian cooking. Would do it again!
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • barry009
    Philadelphia, PA22 contributions
    What fun ! After a few minutes we felt like we were in a relatives home. Sundari made us feel welcome and comfortable in her home. From the wonderful conversation to the demonstration of multiple South Indian dishes to the actual participation in the cooking, everything was outstanding. Then we got to sit and eat the meal which was delicious. After dinner we were ready to go to the market to possibly purchase an Indian spice container when my wife mentioned she was a beader That’s all it took to change our direction Off to a bead shop to buy lots and lots of beautiful stuff for little money. We then said our goodbyes to Sundari and Ubered back to our hotel. Next morning we received multiple photos from Sundari that she had taken. This experience is a MUST
    Written 9 January 2020
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  • Pablo
    Eccles, UK231 contributions
    I was visiting chennai and wanted to know more about the food of this region so I saw this tour and booked it.

    It only ended up me being on this tour so in many ways it was great to have a one to one tour, it was a really interesting evening and I ate some amazing food, deepa had great knowledge so it was a really good 3 hours.

    I would fully recommend this tour you will not be disappointed.

    Written 19 January 2020
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  • Vaishali Dahre
    1 contribution
    I wanted to gift jewellery to my mom and sister. The people at Pure Pearls guided me in selecting the perfect gifts for them. I loved their service and their collection as well. They have pearl jewellery for all age groups! The quality is also great and they provide a certificate for their sets.
    Written 1 September 2021
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  • Jpl
    Namur, Belgium50 contributions
    Not only is Sathish a very experienced driver and a knowledgeable guide to his home state of Tamil Nadu, but he also proved to be a real problem solver.
    At a certain point during our trip in March 2020, we thought that the looming COVID pandemic would bring us to a premature end of our trip. Not so, thanks to Sathish !
    He managed to reorganize the second leg of our trip to the magnificent Western Ghats mountain range, and thanks to his ample address book, he could find for us charming and peaceful accomodations. He clearly saved our trip.
    We could not have dreamed of a smoother, friendlier introduction to beautiful India.
    Written 3 October 2020
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  • Tanyabatra
    Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
    Great place to hang out with friends or also when you want a space to work when you need some extra motivation.They always manage to come up with really interesting events to attend ,Whether it is stand up comedy, music jams, exhibitions, they cover them all with every event being well organised and fun too. Once you visit Backyard, you're bound to keep coming back for the experience.
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • suresh2014
    Coimbatore, India72 contributions
    Visited this bar in the month of August 2018. Good ambiance and well stocked bar. Big screen projection was there for entertainment. Background melodious music is played to create appropriate atmosphere. Both genders are seen. Overall good place to unwind.
    Written 13 August 2018
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  • gopalkumar209012
    Bengaluru, India369 contributions
    You would not know waht to shop before coming here, you can definitely explore and find out the best things, like clothes, furniture and jewellery
    Written 25 March 2019
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