Want To Attend Stargazing Parties Or Chocolate Tastings? Join These Awesome Chennai Clubs

Mahananda posted on 27 January

Bored of doing the same thing every weekend? Probably going out for coffee and a movie? Want to discover a new hobby? Well we’ve found a bunch of alternative clubs in namma Chennai to help you explore fun activities and meet a bunch of people who’re super enthusiastic about the same things as you are.

Chennai Astronomy Club

Love to spend time stargazing? This is just the club you need! Born out of a love for everything astral, this four-year old club organises “star parties” where you can grab instruments and, along with the rest of the club, look for celestial bodies across the sky. Doesn’t that sound fab?  Join them and get alerts to ‘Spot the Space Station’ when you can catch the ISS floating by the Chennai sky. If you have a nice terrace, who knows you could probably be hosting a stargazing party soon!

Find them on Facebook here.

Chennai Trekking Club

One of the most popular and dynamic clubs, this one makes sure you get off your behind and do something active and exciting every weekend. No more excuses, people!

Those who love being out and about can take their pick from hiking, trekking, swimming, cycling, and biking. Those looking to engage and work with local communities can  volunteer to teach or go on beach clean-ups and other community programmes. And those who just want to spend some time around nature can sign up for camping, tree plantations and terrace gardening. Oh and did we mention, the Chennai Trekking Club already has over 40,000 members!?

Find them online here.

Quiz Foundation of India, Chennai

If the Bournvita Quiz Contest got you on the edge of your seat when you were a kid, this club’s just perfect for you. You get to attend their fortnightly quizzes to keep your grey cells sharp. They host it in the heart of the city, in Mylapore. You can either come as a team or just be part of the audience. If you’re someone who travels often and still wants to stay connected with the quizzing world, sign up for a {minimal} paid membership option where you get a copy of all their quizzes and more delivered directly to your inbox!

Find them on Facebook here.

The Chennai Photowalk

Hello there, shutterbug! This might interest you. With more than 100 events under its belt, this club organises photowalks across the city and its suburbs. Grab your camera and walk along to discover hidden gems around Chennai. Post-walk there’s usually some camaraderie built over piping hot filter kaapi. And, when you’re home you can share everything beautiful you captured on their FB event page.

Find them on Facebook here.

Terroir: The Madras Wine Club

If you like indulging yourself in a white, red or rose ever so often, this is the club for you. With regular wine tasting sessions, this club works to promote the love and appreciation of wine, food and culture across India and the globe. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert, this club gives you the chances to discuss and relish all things wine right in Chennai.

Find them on Facebook here.

WCCG: Chennai Cycling

Get far away from the frenzied energy of the city over the weekends with this club. Super active on social media, this cycling group organises rides almost every weekend. They have ‘Ride Chapters’ covering various areas such as Marina, Anna Nagar, OMR, Porur and so on. Their blog is a nice space to check out tips on cycling, safety, maintenance and much more!

Find them on Facebook here.

Chennai Weekend Artists

Sit in silence and sketch away to your heart’s content with a like-minded group of artists and art enthusiasts. You’ll get to sketch on location – in and around Chennai – every Sunday. You can use any medium to sketch, draw or paint. The group also shares their collective knowledge through regular “Share and Learn” sessions that focus on practical how-tos of the fine arts.

Find them on Facebook here.

Cocoatrait

Now this one probably has tons of takers already considering it’s a chocolate tasting club! Spend your days off sampling fine chocolates from around the world. They also have events featuring chocolatiers interacting with you at special events. The club also works to promote fine chocolates from around the world, so you can also buy delish gift hampers from them!

Find them online here.