15 trekking places near Chennai

Are you tired of the everyday hustle? The late meetings, never ending lines of traffic and looming deadlines? It is imperative to take a break from the mundane hustle and head to your happy place. If your happy place is in the laps of nature, then this post is dedicated to you. Check out the 15 trekking places near Chennai and plan your next trek.

1) Anthargange :


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This is a wonderful tourist destination which also has a religious significance attached to it. It is famous for its caves and beautiful temples. There is a pool formed from the water of a nearby spring. It has several caves that one can explore.

Distance from Chennai : 280 kilometers.

2) Nagalapuram :


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Nagalapuram is a beautiful hill range located close to Chennai. This place serves as a popular weekend retreat for the city dwellers. One can encounter plenty of streams and ponds filled with pure water on their trek.

Distance from Chennai : 75 kilometers.

3) Peerumedu falls :

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Peerumedu waterfalls is located in the beautiful hill station of Yelagiri. Filled with natures plentiful bounty, this place grants a feeling of belonging and happiness to the people who visit it. The rushing sound of the falls acts a sweet and a pleasant lullaby.

Distance from Chennai : 220 kilometers.

4) Tada falls :

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Tada falls are a refreshing waterfalls located in Chittoor district. The trekking trail is full of ponds and streams with pure water. Tada falls is home to thick vegetative flora and fauna that thrives on it.

Distance from Chennai : 80 kilometers.

5) Nandi hills :

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This serene hill stop is loved in the trekking community. While the trek is not difficult, the views from the top of the hill is extremely beautiful. Visit the small temple on the apex of the mountain and spend the day exploring the surroundings.

Distance from Chennai : 360 kilometers.

6) Madhugiri


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Madhugiri is the second largest monolithic rock formation in Asia. Madhugiri fort attracts lots of tourists and trekkers. The fort of Madhugiri was built in the year 1678. One has to trek the hill in order to reach the fort.

Distance from Chennai : 450 kilometers.

7)  Ebbanad, Ooty :


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Ebbanad hill is located in Ooty, which is also called as the Queen of all hill stations. The long winding roads through lush greenery takes a person back to their roots. The mystical temple Beermuku is frequented by bears also is located in Ebbanad.

Distance from Chennai : 556 kilometers.

8) Skandagiri :


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The ancient fort of Skandagiri is the best destination for night trekking and bird watching. Surrounded by forests, Skandagiri fort enjoys a serene environment and is hailed as a sanctuary for both flora and fauna.

Distance from Chennai : 257 kilometers.

9) Ahobilam :


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Ahobilam is a rocky and scenic town which is famous for housing the temple of Lord Narasimha. Ahobilam attracts tourists and trekkers from all over the country as it is surrounded by beautiful forests and hills on all sides.

Distance from Chennai : 350 kilometers.

10) Venkateshwara hills :

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Venkateshwara hills is a trekkers paradise as it is located deep within the heart of the Eastern ghats. One can witness stunning wildlife whilst trekking in this hills. Explore the multiple waterfalls and ponds that bless this land and make it lush green.

Distance from Chennai : 357 kilometers.

11) Meghamalai :


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Meghamalai is hilly natural sanctuary located near the border of Chennai and Kerala. One can witness the majestic animals including elephants roaming around in this beautiful region. Elephant corridor, Manalar falls and Pothar pull medu are some of the most famous spots in Meghamalai.

Distance from Chennai : 550 kilometers.

12) Talakona falls :

Talakona falls

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Talakona waterfalls are located amidst the thick plantations of medicinal herbs and shrubs in a forest. It is believed that the waters from the Talakona falls are enriched with medicinal and magical properties. Waters cascade from an altitude of about 270 feet in the Talakona falls.

Distance from Chennai :  190 kilometers.

13) Gingee fort :

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Gingee fort is also known as Senji fort and is one of the last surviving forts in Tamil Nadu. This solid rock fort is an impregnable fort. It is famed for its defensive capabilities. It was originally built by the Cholas in the 9th century.

Distance from Chennai : 160 kilometers.

14) Kolli hills :

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The serene destination of Kolli hills stand tall, majestic and proud on the fringes of the Eastern ghats. One can explore the famed Akash Ganga falls located in the Kolli hills which is famed for its crystal clear water and insurmountable beauty.

Distance from Chennai : 357 kilometers.

15) Dolphin’s nose :

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Dolphin’s nose is the name of a peak perched in the beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal. The summit offers an extensive view of the entire area dotted beautiful vistas of lush green vegetations and water streams.

Distance from Chennai : 550 kilometers.