Pack Some Sandwiches & Have A Picnic At These Top Picnic Spots In Chennai

Ever wondered where you can chill and have a picnic in Chennai? Yes, we’ve got some chaotic roads and the traffic is bad (not Bangalore bad, tho), but we’ve also got a bunch of serene spots to lay down your blanket and picnic Oswald-style. Scroll down to know the top picnic spots in Chennai! 

DakshinaChitra

DakshinaChitra

Just a 40-minute drive from the city, DakshinaChitra is a great picnic spot for friends and family. With 18 houses reflecting the old architecture and dripping with rustic vibes, having a picnic here will transport you to the past. Pick your house and picnic away! 

Read more about DakshinaChitra here

Covelong

Covelong Point Social Surf School

What’s better than a picnic? A picnic by the beach! Covelong, a small fishing village in Chennai is known for having the best scenic views of the ocean and is perfect for a picnic as it’s not crowded. Build sandcastles, collect shells, and sit by the palm trees and have a chill beach-side picnic. 

For the best things to do at Covelong, click here.

Pulicat Lake

Pulicat Lake

Pulicat, Chennai

Combine your love for nature with food and picnic by Pulicat Lake, home to various migratory bird species. This 600-year-old water body is winning for its views and is mostly isolated, making it a great picnic spot. Include fun activities such as bird-watching and boat rides and make a fun day out of it. 

Read more about Pulicat Lake here.

Chetpet Eco Park

Chetpet Eco Park

Kilpauk, Chennai

For a picture-perfect picnic experience, head to Chetpet Eco Park. They’ve got a lake with a picket fence, ducks quacking in the evening, all painting a very serene picnic scene. You can also go on a boat ride after a hearty meal. 

Read more about Chetpet Eco Park here.

Semmozhi Poonga

Semmozhi Poonga

Teynampet, Chennai

Here, the grass is green on all the sides, making it one of the best picnic spots in the city. Come sunshine or rain, the beauty always at this park always remains as it is filled with beautiful birds and rare species of trees, and is also very spacious. And after eating yum thayir sadham (curd rice), it feels great to lay on the grass and sip on some filter coffee. 

Read more about Semmozhi Poonga here. For the best parks in Chennai, click here. 

MGM Dizzee World

MGM Dizzee World

This one is for the families and kids who love adventure. If a simple picnic by the park is a bit too basic for you, head to MGM Dizzee World which is filled with picnic spots and super fun rides. Picnic by the giant wheel or by the pool sounds fun? You can totally do that here. 

For the best theme/amusement parks in Chennai, click here. 

Tada Falls

Tada Falls

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, a picnic at Tada Falls (also known as Ubbalamadugu Falls) is well within your league. Pack some sandwiches and drinks and head up to the falls where you can get a breathtaking view of the city, and some great pictures for the gram. Read more here.

Muttukadu Lake

Muttukadu Lake

Away from the hustle of the city, Muttukadu Lake offers Pinteresty and calm picnic spots. Pick a spot by the rocks or the backwaters and have a fun picnic with your loved ones - no honking and traffic sounds here!

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Marina Beach

Marina Beach

Triplicane, Chennai

This one never gets old. Marina Beach has and will always be the go-to picnic spot for everyone. With plenty of snacking options available at the beach, all you need to do is slather some sunscreen, pick a book or games to play and head there on your own or your squad for a fun day out. 

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