Bored of going for coffee and a movie every weekend? It's the perfect opportunity to discover a new hobby! We’ve found a bunch of alternative clubs in Chennai to help you explore fun activities and meet new people who’re super enthusiastic about the same things as you are. Check out these hobby clubs in Chennai and find out what tickles your pink.
Want To Attend Stargazing Parties Or Chocolate Tastings? Join These Awesome Chennai Hobby Clubs
Chennai Astronomy Club
Love stargazing? Then this is just the club for you! Born out of the love for everything astral, this four-year-old club organises 'star parties' where you can grab a telescope and look for celestial bodies with the rest of the members. Doesn’t that sound fun? Join them and get alerts for ‘Spot the Space Station’ event, where you can see the ISS floating by the Chennai sky. If you have a nice terrace, who knows you could probably be hosting a stargazing party as well!
Chennai Trekking Club
Being one of the most popular and dynamic clubs, this one makes sure you get off your behind and do something exciting every weekend. No more excuses, people! If you love being out and about, you can take part for 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 programs. If you just wish to spend some time around nature, you 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!?
Quiz Foundation of India, Chennai
If the Bournvita Quiz Contest got you on the edge of your seat as a kid, then this club is perfect for you. You can attend their fortnightly quizzes to keep your grey cells sharp. They host events in Mylapore and 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 into your inbox!
The Chennai Photowalk
Hello there, shutterbug! This might interest you. With more than 100 events under its belt, this club organises photo walks 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.
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!
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.
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!