TBI Weekends: 5 Lesser Known Getaways Near Chennai You Probably Haven’t Been To Shreya Pareek August 22, 2014 Lists, Tamil Nadu, Travel We all know about the amazing architecture and temples of Chennai. The Marina beach and the street shopping, - you must have experienced that already. And you must be bored of going to Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry by now. Here is a list of five places near Chennai you probably haven't heard of. So what are you waiting for? Go explore!