|Chennai is not your usual travel destination, is it? But that doesn't stop anyone from exploring all the fun things there are to do in the city. So many cities have so much to do but it gets ignored under the malls, the hep places, and other commercial activities. But the capital of Tamil Nadu boasts of some great places to see around, amazing food and, of course, Bay of Bengal beaches. So the next time you are there, try and cover up these things.
Far from Marina beach and Elliot's beach, it is Covelong beach you should head to if you want to enjoy some clean beach time with some time and space to yourself. Avoid it on the weekends, but definitely don't miss a trip there, if you are looking for some sun and some sea.
A trip to Mahabalipuram
Two hours away from Chennai is the amazingly cultural Mahabalipuram. Great for a day trip, head to the place if you want to get away from the city, enjoy some UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and have some amazing seafood. What's more? Even more cleaner beaches.
From fluffy idlis to spicy biryani to high-end food joints, Chennai has it all. Whoever believes that all people eat in Chennai is dosa and the likes clearly didn't head to places like Buhari, Amethyst, Junior Kuppanna , Maplai, or Kefi. But whatever you may do, do NOT miss the idlis at Murugan Idli Shop (hog onto the chutneys, the sambar is secondary to that).