Chennai (Madras) Hidden Gem Attractions

THE 10 BEST Hidden Gem Attractions in Chennai (Madras)

Best Chennai (Madras) Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Bunny M
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snow Kingdom, Mumbai is a great place to visit if you are looking for some fun and adventure in the city. It is located in R City Mall, Ghatkopar, which is easily accessible by public transport. The snow theme park is spread over 9000 square feet and offers various attractions such as snow slides, snowball fights, snowmen, igloos, and more. The temperature inside is maintained at -10°C, so you will feel like you are in a winter wonderland.

    I visited Snow Kingdom with my wife and we had a blast. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and they provided us with jackets, gloves, and boots to keep us warm. We enjoyed the 12D experience, which was a thrilling ride with special effects and motion seats. We also had fun playing with the snow and taking pictures with the snow sculptures. The snow was clean and soft, and it felt like real snow.

    The ticket price was reasonable, considering the quality and duration of the experience. We spent about an hour inside the snow park, and we felt it was worth every penny. The park was well-maintained and hygienic, and they followed all the safety protocols. We did not face any issues or problems during our visit.

    Overall, we had a wonderful time at Snow Kingdom, Mumbai and we would highly recommend it to anyone who loves snow and adventure. It is a perfect place to visit with your family, friends, or partner, and it will make you forget the heat and stress of the city. It is a unique and memorable experience that you should not miss.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India527 contributions
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    It is an Old Important Beautiful Temple in Thiruverkadu, Thiruvallur District. It can be reached by buses mostly from Koyambedu, Poonamalee, Tambaram, Tnagar. Goddess Devi KaruMari Amman blessing devotees here. People are coming for welness. Sundays are special.
    Written 6 August 2023
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  • sbshankar
    Bangalore, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved every minute spent in Sundari's house. Right from the warm welcome with juice and rangoli to the detailed vegetarian class, we loved everything. Did not know vegetarian food can taste so good! Will definitely recommend this to all our friends. Spacious and organized kitchen as well! thanks Sundari and Krishna!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Reddy
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent services from Ode Spa. They are amazing Manager to all the staff. And best steam room. I'm glad to have such a great experienced
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Tourist16766679328
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spa experience overall. Special mention for therapist Horum. She was professional and really good in delivering what was asked. Knowledgeable and pleasant. I’ve traveled extensively and must say she is one amongst the best I have encountered. Keep up the good work and all the best. Ask for her by name you wont be disappointed.
    Written 2 November 2023
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  • Hema R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having visited numerous spas in Chennai , decided to try this place with my sister . Loved it , especially the massage and ambience. 30 mins into the massage I could feel myself light and relaxed. The masseuse was courteous and took special care with pressure. Overall it's great value for money and Definitely walked out feeling less stressed and fully . Definitely coming back !
    Written 12 March 2021
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  • Bridget T
    London, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We undertook both the food trail and the Peacock trail with Lakshmi and had a wonderful time. Storytelling is such a fabulous way to learn about a culture - and fabulous stories they were too. We would recommend BOTH tours.
    Written 17 December 2023
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  • Mark
    Godalming, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was excited to be visiting the oldest bookshop in Chennai. I need some new books. However, I was underwhelmed. It was not as large as I expected although it did have that quiet library feel about the place. Yes I bought four books all much cheaper than in the UK. The classics section wasn’t extensive. Certain authors didn’t appear at all. However a good selection of Japanese authors which is great as I have only just discovered Japanese literature.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Ethan
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sundari's cooking class is the best cooking class/experience I've ever had.

    It's an unforgettable traveling experience and opportunity to connect with an amazing person. From the food, to the cooking expertise, and hospitality it's well worth every penny.

    - The Food
    The food was phenomenal, flat out. Sundari's Dosas made me weep for the childhood I never had eating them fresh from her pan😭. She taught me how to make Veggie Biryani, pepper rasam soup, Spiced and stir fried Okra (Bendi), veggie dahl, Dosa (including a 2nd type of thick dosa topped with onion and herb), and Masala Chai. She prepared Yogurt raita and Rotis for us beforehand.

    - The Cooking Experience
    Sundari is a knowledgeable, well-prepared, and passionate cooking teacher. She has been cooking for many years and can answer all your questions on technique and ingredient usage. She loves food and enjoys talking about cuisine outside of India as well. She has family in the USA and can advise on ingredient availability there.

    She really cares about curating your experience and was happy to help me customize the menu. The class was a pleasant balance of observing and listening vs active participation. Sundari was happy to let me jump in and out of the cooking work as I wanted. Sundari's kitchen was beautiful and well-stocked. Super organized and professional about everything. Afterwards, she sent me the recipes.

    - The Hospitality
    It was an honor and pleasure to be a guest of Sundari and her Husband Krishna in their beautiful home. From the second I walked in, I felt comfortable and welcomed. She even created a Ragnoli welcome design on her floor with powder - beautiful. Sundari is easy to talk to and I truly enjoyed spending 6 or so hours with her. After dinner, she went out of her way to show me not only the local grocery market, but her local temple and Kulfi shop. She was happy to take me anywhere I wanted to go in the neighborhood and even helped me with local travel stuff - directions, food recs, getting a local sim card on my phone.

    Bottom line, this was a lovely experience I'll remember forever. Sundari sets the standard for being an incredible host and cooking teacher. I'd go back tomorrow if I could!
    Written 24 April 2023
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  • PedroMRamos
    Boca Raton, Florida22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great guys! I booked them for a few hours on a Saturday and Sunday, Prasanna is highly responsive, his team again very competent and they'll do everything to put you on fish.
    Caught a couple of Kings on trolling and had a ton of fun jigging and popping.
    The boat is in top condition, well kept and you feel safe the whole trip. Safety is their main concern.
    All in all a great experience, at the same level as any other I've had in Florida and around the world.
    I'll be back and I'll go out fishing with then again!
    Written 16 December 2019
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  • Maria S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guide was really fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, and shared so much valuable and interesting information, which he wove into a narrative that was so easy to understand. He was flexible and adjusted our plan during the day as was necessary. He was also very polite and respectful, and I enjoyed his company immensely. The day was so enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend this guide and this tour, especially to first-time visitors to India, like myself.
    Written 8 January 2024
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