Tranquebar, a little beach town on the Coromandel Coast, makes one of the best weekend getaways from Chennai. The Bungalow on the Beach in Tharangambadi - ‘the land of the singing waves’ as it is known in Tamil - is just a 269 kilometer drive from the capital of Tamil Nadu. A large part of this drive is on the picturesque ECR road skirting the coast.
The Dansborg fort ,which is the second oldest Danish fort in the world ,adds to the charm of this place and makes it one of the most preferred weekend getaways from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The Bungalow on the Beach is adjacent to and overlooks this historical jewel. The East Coast Road drive from Chennai also passes through the temple towns of Mahabalipuram and Chidambaram, which could be great stops during the drive from Chennai to Tranquebar.
The Bungalow on the Beach is one of Neemrana’s unique weekend getaways from Chennai as it is located at The Bay of Bengal under the thickest ozone layer in India. Tranquebar is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, as many migratory birds visit this region. One could also stop over for a night in Pondicherry, another among Neemrana's fabulous weekend getaways from Chennai. Neemrana offers an experiential hotel stay in the French quarters of Pondicherry.