Ten best places to visit with kids in Chennai, India
Chennai is one of the ancient cities of India, earlier it was known as Madras and stands a place in the list of major tourist attractions. This town is a home to many temples and beaches. Thus making it is a holiday spot for both adults and children. Apart from the temples and beaches, you can also find other amusements in the city which will surely amuse your kids. The city also includes malls and zoos which can be an excellent attraction for your kids.
Here are few places that are worth visiting with your kids in Chennai.
1 Guindy National park
This park is located at the centre of the city and is a home to many animals . Children have a great sense of love for nature and animals so taking them to this park can surely be an exciting activity for them to enjoy. They can have a good sight of wild animals that they might have only seen in movies or their school books. This place is undoubtedly one of the best places that can keep your child well interested and occupied while touring in the park. Yes, you may surely have to answer many questions as to what is that? And what is this? , but will be an interesting trip as well. Your kids will also love to see the ducks in the park which roam freely in the park and may chase a few of them too. The entry fee to this park is also very nominal (about rs. 15) and is free for children below five years and makes it a place worth visiting during your Chennai trip.
2 Marina Beach
Marina beach is one of the major tourist attractions of Chennai and attracts worldwide tourists all throughout the year. This sandy beach is one of the longest beaches in the world and is a place worth seeing for adults and children as well. Your children will love to see the sight of sunset along with the water splashes kissing their faces. This place is a familiar hangout place for the locals of the city too, and you can buy few snacks at the beach and get your children nibbling on the snacks. Your children will love to jump and play along the beachside and can experience the waves kissing their feet. You can also take your children for a horse ride or hot air balloon which is another attraction at the beach.
3 Crocodile Bank
Taking your children to the crocodile park is just another activity that can be amusing for your kids. The crocodile bank is a home to many crocodiles, and your children will surely get that awed feeling when they will see a crocodile. You can find crocodiles having their sun bath with mouth wide open. You can take your children here and get ready to answer their innocent questions as to why the crocodile has so many teeth. The crocodile bank is enough to bring out the curiosity on your children of witnessing the strange animal. You can be fired with a number of questions while touring this place but this will be a real good place to take your children to have a sight of the not very common animal. If you are visiting this place on Sunday, then there is another thing that you can get involved in, and that is the feeding session. Yes, you can volunteer for the feeding sessions on Sundays and have fun in watching them gulp their food. You can also book an advance night safari to tour this bank during the night time. But this night safari option is only available on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm thus make sure that you plan your trip on weekends if you are opting out for a night safari.
4 Vandalur Zoo
Vandalur zoo is one of the major tourist attraction spots at Chennai where you can take your kids to see flora and fauna of the zoo. This place is another place to bring out the inquisitiveness and curiosity in your children. Other major tourist attractions of this place are lion safari, prey-predator enclosure, aquarium sighting, butterfly house, etc. You can land at this place to witness a lot many endangered species which are on the verge of extinction. This place is also going to let your children get a question mark on their face by seeing the beauty of the animals, and you are sure to face questions about the animals which they see at the zoo. So it’s better that you gain good knowledge about these animals to answer the innocent questionnaire of your child.
5 Fun City
Fun city is also one of the most amusing and fantastic places of Chennai which your kids will surely like to visit. This place is well loaded with joyful rides and games that are sure to interest your children. You can add this place to your tour itinerary as it is one of the best places which will fascinate your children. Fun zone, bowling court, pool, dashing cars and other rides are few activities that can surely bring a smile to your child’s face, and I hope you will certainly like to witness that happy smile on your child’s face. Thus you can plan to visit this place along with your kids to get them enjoying the whole day.
6 Kishkinta Theme Park
Another great place to which your child will surely like to pay a visit is the Kishkinta Theme Park. This theme park is situated on the outskirts of the city and lies amidst the beautiful hills and lakes of the city. This place is just another place where you can get your children celebrating for the whole day. The theme park is well fledged with thrilling rides, water rides, space shuttle, bungee jumping, etc. All these attractions of the park are sure to make your kids stick to this park for the whole day. You may get tired of asking them to come out of the water, but probably they may hate the feeling of coming out. So this is a must visit place in your visit to Chennai if you want to see your children laugh and enjoy for the whole day.
7 Muttukadu Lake
This lake is situated at the Eastern coasts of the city and is a popular lake that is a home to a lot of visitors all day long. You can take your kids along to this place as it also offers tourist attractions like boating which your child will love to go for on the silent waters of the place. You can take your children for a boating ride on peddle boats and motor boats as well which will delight your children on taking a roundtrip of the lake. The best time to visit the lake is early morning or evening. This timing is suggested so that you can save yourself from the scorching sun during the afternoon which may exert you during your trip.
8 MGM Dizzee World
MGM Dizzee World is just another place which attracts a lot of children to their doors to have fun splashes inside it. This is just another fine water park that your children can enjoy for the whole day long. Here you can spend a good time with your children enjoying the water rides. Dice saucer, tomb raider, roll ‘o’ roll, rain tree, shoe house are few of the major attractions and rides at this place. You can click the picture perfect moments out here and make it a memorable trip for your children.
9 The Farm
This place is one of the best places to start your Chennai trip. This place is situated on Mahabalipuram road and is a great place to have some fun out with your children nibbling on some great food of the place. The farm is located among the greenery, and it offers the tourists a place close to nature. You can get your children feeding the cattle and horses and enjoy the feeling of being at a farm. A big pool around the corner is also an attractive thing where your children can have a splash of the blues.
10 The VGP Universal Kingdom
This park also stands as one of the most favourite places to visit to make your children enjoy their holidays. This place attracts a lot of youth and children to have fun riding down the water rides of the park. If your child loves to play in the water and loves to experience the thrill, then this place is a must add on to your tour dictionary. Circus train, dashing cars, jungle car, doll kingdom, balloon racer are the major attractions of this fun-filled place. This place can keep your child in high spirit for the whole day, and you can find them jumping here and there to get into next ride.
So whenever you plan a tour to Chennai with your kids, don’t forget to add these places in your tour itinerary so that you can have a gala time chilling out with your family.