The state of Tamil Nadu is home to many gems. Chennai is one of such jewels. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai was one of the princely states at the time of Britishers. Even they understood its beauty. Have you?
Not to worry if you haven’t already because we are here to acquaint you with some fantastic historical and romantic places in Chennai which will be perfect to visit with your partner as well as your family. You can also check out couple friendly hotels in Chennai here and get the best vacay deals. Stay tuned till the end to capture them all!
Starting off our list with the most beautiful and famous beach in India, the Marina Beach. Perfect for early walkers to see the sweetest sunrise, perfect for families and couples to see the adorable sunset. And if you want your little adventure to be even more romantic, take your partner to the lighthouse and aquarium near the beach. They’ll love it here!
2. Theosophical Society
Founded in 1875, the Theosophical Society was founded with an aim to advance the ideas of Theosophists. The serenity and greenery of the place make it perfect to visit with your partner. The premises’ famous Banyan tree is considered to be over 400 years old! Now, that’s pretty fascinating, isn’t it?
3. Besant Nagar Beach
Located in Besant Nagar, Edward Elliot’s beach is named after onetime Chief Magistrate and Superintendent of police, Edward Elliot. It is a lesser crowded place than Marina Beach so that you can spend some quality time easily with your partner here. You can also visit the Velankanni Church and The Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby to get your blessings as a couple!
4. Dakshinachitra Museum
This living history museum is dedicated to South Indian culture and heritage. Although it is located 25 kilometers south of Chennai, Dakshinachitra is worth a visit, especially for culture enthusiasts. You’ll get to see replicas of different types of South Indian homes. So precious!
5. St. Thomas Mount
A tiny hillock in Guindy, St. Thomas Mount Shrine is at a summit that Pope visited way back in 1986. Formerly used as a lighthouse by Portuguese ships, the shrine consists of 130 steps to reach the summit. But trust me, the hike is totally worth it! The shrine is an absolute masterpiece, waiting for your arrival.
6. Amethyst Cafe
Your romantic getaway will just get elevated with this cafe in the wild. This arty-haveli-style cafe with a veranda will give you a pass for reality escape. The cafe also showcases clothes designed by some of the best designers in the country. There’s even a blooming flower shop in here. You can call it a mini-mall, but with lots of greenery and freshness.
Where: Whites Road, Royapettah
7. Azzuri Bay
The most romantic thing about rooftop restaurants is the sunsets! So, here we are with one of the most beautiful dining rooftop restaurants in Chennai, Azzuri Bay. The ambiance here is perfect for a date night. You’ll feel a different type of chemistry happening between you two. And not to mention, the food is delicious here!
Where: Gandhinagar, Adyar
8. Bella Ciao
If you have seen Money Heist, you’ll be a fan of this place already! The decor and settings are perfect for romantic dining and the live music adds all the more spice. The place offers authentic Italian food and you can go on singing Bella Ciao all through your evening. Though the place is temporarily closed amid the second wave, we sure hope they’ll be back soon!
And with this, we come to the end of this list. Chennai is a beautiful city with lots to offer. We hope we were able to provide a useful itinerary to you for your next visit to Chennai. Also, we may have something in store for your little getaway. MiStay is India’s largest hourly hotel booking platform and we have some of the best deals for you. Do a quick check here to get the cutest couple-friendly hotels in Chennai.