Conference Policies

Peer Review Process

Received papers will be sent the review committee and based on the recommendations the coordinator will take a decision and inform to the authors.

 

Archive Access Policy

The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made open access and are freely available for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers.

 

Publications

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be published in the following author’s prescribed Scopus/ISI/Anna University Annexure-II International journals

 

List 1 International Journals

International journal of Vehicle structures and systems ISSN:0975-3060 Anna University - Annexure II, Sl No:9463

Journal of Applied sciences and research, ISSN : 1816-157X, Anna University - Annexure II, Sl No.10279

Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, ISSN : 1991-8178, Anna University-Annexure II, Sl No.2095

Advances in Environmental Biology (AEB), Thomson Reuters (ISI), (SJIF 2012 = 2.726), ISSN:1995-0756 (Print)

Research Journal of Fisheries and Hydrobiology (RJFH), Thomson Reuters (ISI), Science Impact Factor (SIF)=1.68, InfoBase Impact Factor (IBI Factor)=4.19, ISSN:1816-9112 (Print)

International journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN: 1087-1090, Anna University - Annexure II, Sl No:8565

List 2 International Journals

IOSRD International Journal of Engineering

IOSRD International Journal of Systems Science

International Journal of Statistics

International Journal of Logic

International Journal of Computer Science

International Journal of Pure Mathematics

IOSRD International Journal of Applied Mathematics

International Journal of Space Science

International Journal of Physics

IOSRD International Journal of Earth Science

International Journal of Chemistry

International Journal of Biology

International Journal of Sociology

IOSRD International Journal of Psychology

International Journal of Political Science

International Journal of Geography

International Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies

International Journal of Economics

International Journal of Cultural and Ethnic studies

International Journal of Area Studies

International Journal of Archaeology

IOSRD International Journal of Anthropology

International Journal of Religion

International Journal of Philosophy

International Journal of Arts

International Journal of Literature

International Journal of Linguistics

International Journal of Human History

International Journal of Transportation

International Journal of Social Work

IOSRD International Journal of Public Administration

International Journal of Military Science

International Journal of Library and Museum Studies

International Journal of Law

International Journal of Journalism, Media Studies and Communication

International Journal of Human Physical Performance and Recreation

International Journal of Family and Consumer Science

International Journal of Environmental Studies and Forestry

International Journal of Education

International Journal of Divinity

IOSRD International Journal of Business

International Journal of Architecture

International Journal of Agriculture

International Journal of Medicine

 

Important dates

Last date of Submission of full papers    : 15.11.2015 30 15.12.2015

Last date of Registration                          : 16.12.2015 acceptance

Date of Conference                                 : 26.12.2015

Date of Publication                                  : December 2015 issue

 

Registration

At least one author of each paper is required to register. The author will sent the Registration form and Payment proof by participants should be sent only email should be reach the Coordinators on or before Registration due date in order to finish the registration.

 

 

Registration of List 1 journals:

 

 

Categories

Registration Fee For Author outside of India

Registration Fee For Author of India

Authors (Practitioner)

300 USD

9000 INR

Authors (Academician & Ph.D Scholar)

270 USD

8000 INR

Authors (U.G. and P.G. Scholar)

200 USD

7000 INR

Listeners, Co-authors^

100 USD

3000 INR

Additional Paper (s)*, E-Poster^^, Without food (Only UG Scholar)^^^

160 USD

5000 INR

Additional Page (More than 6 pages)#

40 USD / Page

1000 INR  / Page

Extra Proceeding

50 USD

1200 INR

 

 

Registration of List 2 journals:

 

 

Categories

Registration Fee For Author outside of India

Registration Fee For Author of India

Authors

130 USD

4000 INR

Listeners, Co-authors^

100 USD

3000 INR

Additional Paper (s)*, E-Poster^^, Without food (Only UG Scholar)^^^

80 USD

2500 INR

Additional Page (More than 6 pages)#

20 USD / Page

500 INR / Page

Extra Proceeding

50 USD

1200 INR

 

  1. *Only the same Author can register in additional paper(s)
  2. # One regular Registration fee can cover a paper within 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references  of Conference Paper. More than 6 pages will be chargeable
  3. ^ Listeners will get participation certificate, Co-authors will get presentation and participation certificate
  4. ^^The amount charged for E-Posters is to display the E-Posters only on website. The paper will be published in conference proceeding book and Journal. The presenter is not required to be present in person at the conference
  5. ^^^UG  Scholar registeration would be allowed as a delegate to attend the conference for all days, inclusive of tea/coffee breaks.Food will not be served as a part of the registration. If he/she wants to have food, it can be availed on an additional cost at the conference venue or can be paid prior to the conference

 

Important note,

 

  1. Please fill in the Registration form and send it via email along with a proof of the payment or bank receipt (Scanned in JPG/PDF format)
  2. The author MUST sent the Registration form, Payment proof by participants should be sent only email should be reach the Coordinators on or before the deadline in order to finish the registration.
  3. All registered papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be published in any one of the author’s prescribed International journal.
  4. Authors registration fee includes the Welcome reception, Participation in the technical program, Badge/I-Card, Conference bag and/or conference accessories, Conference document (CD proceedings), Lunch, Coffee breaks and Journal Publication. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received in full. Payment must be made in USD/INR. The conference organizer will not accept any bank charges associated with the transfer of money.
  5. Same charges will be collected for Poster or Projector (oral) presentation. The decision of presentation type will be decided as conference committee
  6. One of the authors MUST register for the conference, and MUST register before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.
  7. Due to any unavoidable circumstances if there is a change in venue / date of the conference, all the registered participants will be intimated immediately regarding the change
  8. Due to any unavoidable situation if you unable to participate the conference, you MUST send your PPT and postal address to coordinator by email before the conference date, we will send the proceedings and conference certificate by post.
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Committee

Patrons

Dr. K. Natarajan, President, International Organization of Scientific Research and Development (IOSRD), Ret. Professor, Anna University, Chennai

Dr. Ram  Prabhu, DRDO, Ministry of Defense, India.

Prof. Dr. Usama I. Badawy, Technical University of Berlin Germany, Germany.

Dr. Najm Alghazali, Babylon University, Iraq

Dr. Nouby Mahdy Ghazaly, South Valley University, Egypt.

Mrs. P. Dhivya, Vice President, International Organization of Scientific Research and Development (IOSRD), India.

Mr. Velraj, Journal Manager, International Organization of Scientific Research and Development (IOSRD), India.

International Committee Members

Dr. Debabrata Karmakar, Centre for Marine Technology and Engg., Portugal

Dr. Balwinder Singh, Giani Zail Singh Punjab Technical University, India

Dr. S. Jaganathan, Anna University, India

Dr. N. Ramu, Annamalai University, India

Dr. Paramasivam Kuppusamy, KSR College of Engineering, India

Prof. Gamal Tag Abdel-Jaber, South Valley university, Egypt

Dr. Manimaran Renganathan, VIT Chennai, India

Dr. Dharun V S, Noorul Islam Univeristy, India

Dr. Hireni R Mankodi, M .S. University of Baroda, India

Dr. Najm Obaid Salim Alghazali, Babylon University, Iraq

Dr. Mrinal sarvagya, REVA university, India

Dr. Sendilvelan subramanian, Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Res. Inst., India

Prof. Adrian Dumitru Olaru, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Moinuddin Sarker, Waste Technologies LLC, United States.

Dr. Sadhik Basha, Process Operations Technology International, Oman

Dr. Chandrasekar P, Professional group of institutions, India

Prof. Vijay Vir Singh, Yobe State University, India

Mr. Yahia Ahmed Zakaria Salem, Ministry of Scientific Research, Egypt

Dr. Pugazhenthi R, VIT University, Vellore, India

Prof. K Anoop, SRM University, India

Dr. V Jaiganesh, Anna university, India

Dr. Mohammad Israr, Dungarpur College of Engineering & Tech, India

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Mr. Ali I.Al-Mosawi, Free Consultation, Iraq

Dr. Vishnu Narayan Mishra, National Institute of Technology, India

Dr. Ahmed Hashim Mohaisen, University of Babylon, Iraq

Dr. Ujjwal Agarwal, Salalah, College of Technology, Oman

Dr. Peng Li, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Prof. Mona Elsayed Ossman, Pharos University, Egypt

Dr. R. balu, Bharathiar University, India

Dr. Ghassan Akram Abed, Ministry of Science and Technology, Iraq

Dr. Parvathavarthini B, St.Josephs College of Engineering, Chennai, India

Dr. Natarajan Somasundaram, United Institute of Technology, India

Dr. Sasikala R, K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, India

Dr. Ganesh Narasimhan, RIT, Anna university, India

Prof. Rajesh Attri, YMCA University of Science & Technology, India

Dr. Kathirvel Ayyaswamy, AIHT, Chennai, India

Dr. Urmani Kaushal, Mody University of Science and Technology, India

Mr. Kundan Lal Verma, DDU Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Sagar, Birla Institute of Technology, India

Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran, Sree Narayana Gurukulam, India

Dr. Dhanapal Ramanathan, KCS Kasi Nadar College of Arts & Sci., India

Dr. Ponmagal Rajendran, Dr.M.G.R.Educational and Research Ins., India

Dr. Prema Sudha, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, India

Mr. Aitizaz ali, University of management and technology lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Amit Dineshchandra Kothari, Gujarat Technological University, India.

 

Venue

Hotel Benzz Park

#62 (Old #41), Thirumalai Pillai Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017,
Tamil Nadu, India.

 

Accommodation

Rooms & Suites
Benzz Park is the preferred address for many corporate and leisure travellers, as we have proved that we are the best choice for anyone, looking forward for a luxurious location with an easy access to commercial and leisure points. 

We offer our guests world class conveniences and comforts providing the discerning traveller a home away from home. The great attention we pay to every little detail has given rise to a clientele that has forged strong bonds with us and made Benzz Park Hotels their preferred place of stay, giving us the opportunity to know them and serve them, even better. 

Located in the heart of the city of Chennai at T.Nagar, at a distance of 15 kms from Airport, 8 kms from Railway Station and just 5 minutes drive from the major business and shopping centres. 

Hotel Benzz Park with its 3-star classification, offers the essential full service, yet offers the best “value for money” experience.
All of our rooms are the epitome of sheer self indulgence, designed to perfection.We provide around 60 well furnished Executive Rooms and 4 artistic suites done with luxury and comfort
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Visa information

Visa Information for India

Visa Information


Everyone except nationals of Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal needs a visa to visit India. 

Tourist visas are valid for six months from the date of issue, and cost around US$50. Processing takes from one day to one week 

Visas need to be applied for online before you visit an embassy.

A visa on arrival is available for tourists from Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Guyana, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu and Vietnam. 
The on arrival visa is only available at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum airports for a fee of US$60. The visa is single entry and only valid for 30 days. You must apply at least 4 days in advance and up to 30 days before you arrive

If you would like to stay in India for longer than six months, you will need to leave the country and apply for another visa. Getting another visa after you have had two in a row may prove a little difficult. 
The Indian embassy in Kathmandu may be able to issue new visas but there crackdowns from time to time that may make getting a new visa near impossible. 

Indian Immigration

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Indian Embassies and consulates

 

About Chennai

24 Amazing Places to Visit in Chennai

Retaining its traditional flavor even today; is the coastal city of Chennai. Every aspect of its culture, be it the cuisine, music and dance, textiles or architecture, is steeped in time-honoured customs. Amongst this setting, it is no wonder that there are many interesting places to visit in Chennai.

With several religious sites, galleries, museums, gardens, historic monuments, beaches and adventurous activities, one can easily spend a week touring this city. Given below is a list of where you can visit when in this city. While some are located in the heart of the city, others are placed on the outskirts and call for adaylong expedition.

Popular beaches in Chennai:

1. Marina Beach

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India’s largest beach happens to be Chennai’s Marina Beach which extends from Fort St. George to Besant Nagar. One of the best places to visit in Chennai for viewing a spectacular sun rise, this sandy delight is lined by palm trees on one side.

An old light house stands on the southern end of Marina along with several other structures including an aquarium, a swimming pool and a park. With food stalls, rides on ponies, kite flying and beach games to entertain you, a visit to here must be included on your trip to this city.

2. Elliot’s Beach

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Now renamed as Besant Nagar Beach, Elliot’s is one of the places to see in Chennai and less crowded than the popular Marina Beach. On the southern side this seashore are the famedAshta Lakshmi Temple and Velanganni Church, popular among the residents of Chennai.

The Schmidt Memorial is yet another draw of Elliott Beach which was built in remembrance of a Dutch sailor, Karl Schmidt. Head here to experience a tranquil evening overseeing the waves as they roll into the shore

3. Covelong Beach

Located a distance of 40km from Chennai, on the coast of Coromandel, Covelong Beach is well-known for its beach activities and the serene beauty of its surroundings. Once a major port, one comes across it on the way to Mahabalipuram.

It is now thronged mostly by water sports enthusiasts for activities such as wind surfing and swimming. Close by are ancient monuments like forts, churches and mosques apart from the town of Mahabalipuram and the Crocodile Farm, makingCovelong Beach a popular destination for a day outing.

Monuments & historical places to visit in Chennai:

4. Fort St. George

A delight for history buffs, this fort constructed during the British Rule, encloses historic monuments of St. Mary’s church and St. George museum. The museum houses artefacts from that era including paintings, coins, silverware, arms, porcelain and documents.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm (except Friday)

Entry Fee: INR 100 for foreign tourists and INR 5 for Indian visitors (only the museum)

Photography: Allowed

5. San Thome Church

An important religious spot for the Christian community, the sparkling white structure of San Thome stands on the tomb of St Thomas. This structure, which is a reminder of the colonial past of the city, has stained glass windows and a statue of St Thomas in a sitting posture. A museum, a library and a shop selling prayer material are found within the church premises too.

Timings: 6 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee: None

Photography: Allowed

6. Sri Parthasarathy Temple

'Image Credits : Aj Photography - Flickr

One of the historical places to visit in Chennai is the temple said to be the oldest in this city. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, one can see its splendid coloured gopuram apart from the other shrines that stand within the temple grounds.

Timings: 4 am to 11:30 pm

Entry Fee: None

Photography: Allowed

7. Kapaleeshwar Temple

'Image Credits : Sriirama Santhosh - Flickr

Apart from being a religious spot, what draws crowds to this temple is its unique architecture. The detailed Gopuram of this structure is 37 metres high and is a fine example of Dravidian style of construction. The temple, home to the deities Shiva and Karpagambal, even holds a festival in the months of March and April.

Timings: 5:30 am to 12 pm, 5-9 pm

Entry Fee: None

Photography: Allowed

8. Vellankani Shrine

Just off the Elliot’s Beach stands the AnnaiVailankanni Shrine which is much revered among both Christians and non-Christians. The pristine white structure of the church stands overlooking the Bay of Bengal and is visited by thousands of solace-seekers each day. One can attend the mass conducted here in both Tamil and English.

Timings: 5 am to 9 pm

Entry Fee: None

Photography: Allowed

9. Thousand Lights Mosque

'Image Credits : Chennai in focus - Flickr

Another place to see in Chennai for its architectural magnificence is this mosque which holds a special place in the Shia community. A total of 1000 oil lamps light up the hall of the mosque, which is how it got its name. Its multi-domes and twin minarets enclose the main hallwhere  men offer their prayers. There is a separate hall for the women.

Timings: 5:30 am to 9 pm

Entry Fee: None

Photography: Not allowed

10. Connemara Public Library

Constructed in late 19th century, Connemara library is a treasure house of centuries-old publications. With a collection of over 600,000 books, it is one of Asia’s largest libraries. Be it avid readers or scholars doing research work, one could easily get lost in this enchanting world of books as they immerse themselves in their favourite activity.

Timings: 9 am to 7:30 pm

Entry Fee: None

Photography: Allowed

Places to visit in Chennai with family & kids:

11. Arignar Anna Zoological Park

'Image Credits : Emma Louise - Flickr

Located 35 km from the city centre, this zoological park is one of the places to visit in Chennai with kids. The expansive grounds of the zoo are home to 1500 species of wild beings, some of which are even endangered. An aviary, a lion safari, a deer safari and an elephant safari form the popular sections of the zoo. There is a separate section for nocturnal animals, an aquarium and a butterfly house too.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm (except Tuesdays)

Entry Fee: INR 30 for adults and INR 10 for children between 5-12 years

Photography: Allowed, INR 25 for camera and INR150 for a handycam.

12. Semmozhi Poonga

overing an area of 20 acres, the Semmozhi Poonga Park is a botanical garden.Overseen by the horticultural department, it is an ideal place to visit in Chennai with family. Apart from the exotic and rare flora grown, there are also some medicinal herbs in the green houses of the park.

Visitors can relax on the park grounds which also contain a water and rock garden, a butterfly garden, a fern garden, a sunken garden and many theme gardens.INR 15 for people over 10 years of age.

Photography: Allowed

13. Crocodile Bank

'Image Credits : Sunil soundarapandian -Flickr

Started in an effort to preserve and protect this reptile species, the Crocodile Bank even houses alligators, snakes, sea turtles and water birds. In all there are 2500 creatures within the premises of the Bank and one can spot crocs as well as ghariyals sunning themselves on the edge of the water body during the day. There is also a shop where one can purchase books and memorabilia related to these reptiles.

Timings: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (except Monday)

Entry Fee: INR 35 for adults, INR10 for children below 10

Photography: Allowed, INR 40 camera and INR 100 for video camera

14. MGM Dizzee World

'Image Credits : wikimedia

This amusement park, located on the East coast road, is a wholesome entertaining spot for young and old alike. With several thrilling rides and an amphi-theatre for performances, guests to Dizzee World would surely enjoy a day spent here. The water park on the premises has a wave pool apart from many other rides and slides.

Timings: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays, 10:30 am to 7:30 pm on weekends and holidays

Entry Fee: INR 799 for adults (with food), INR 577 for kids (food included), INR 550 for adults, INR 450 for kids

Photography: Allowed

15. Dakshina Chitra

'Image Credits : cprogrammer Flickr

This is one of the places to visit in Chennai with kids where they will be introduced to the South Indian culture of the past. Literally translating to ‘a picture of the south’,DakshinaChitra is a small village has been recreated using replicas of traditional South Indian houses dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries.

The visitors get a peek into the lifestyle and customs of different communities of South India and also viewartefacts made by the local artisans. Another treat is one can taste a vast array of the traditional South Indian cuisine.

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm (except Tuesday)

Entry Fee: INR 100 for adults INR 30 for children between 5-12 and INR 250 for foreign visitors

Photography: Allowed

16. Cholamandal Artist Village

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This artists’ commune is a platform for the resident painters and sculptors to showcase their creations to the visiting guests. Located on the fringes of Chennai, in the village of Injambakkam, Cholamandal has two galleries, an open-air theatre, a book store and a craft shop. For those interested in art and craft, this destination with a serene ambience will be an ideal outing.

Timings: 9 am to 6:30 pm

Entry Fee: INR 20 for adults and INR 5 for children

Photography: Allowed

17. Guindy National Park and Snake Park

The only national park situated in the middle a city, Guindy has many birds, animals and reptiles as its residents. On visiting this place one can see blackbucks, spotted deer, jackals, tortoise and the likes. The snake park is home to cobras and pythons, while the birds found here include partridge, quail, fly catcher and buzzards. This is one of the few places to visit in Chennai with family where every member will enjoy the experience thoroughly.

Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Entry Fee: INR 20 for adults, INR 5 for children

Photography: Allowed, INR 20 for camera and INR 100 for handycam.

18. Birla Planetarium

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Situated close to the Anna University in Chennai, Birla Planetarium is an important part of Periyar Science and Technology Museum. There are regular audio-visual programs on astronomy conducted here apart from exhibits that include Solar System, Cycle of Stars, Sky and Seasons, Comets and Man on the Moon. Science Park, Traffic Park and Science on Wheelsare the highlights of Science Centre which are of special interest for young visitors.

Timings: 10 am to 5:45 pm

Entry Fee: INR 40 for adults, INR 25 for children

Places to visit near Chennai (within 100 Kms):

19. Muttukadu

'Image Credits : Simply CVR - Flickr

A backwater area of the Bay of Bengal, Muttukadu is one of the tourist places near Chennai where one can get to indulge in water sports. With its extensive facilities, that include a restaurant, and a large number of boats, it can host visitors throughout the year.

Distance: 31 km

Location: Eastern coast, South of Chennai

Best time to visit: November to March

Attractions:

The Boat house in Muttukadu is where all the action is. Apart from this, the beach at Muttukadu draws a sizeable crowd during trips to this area. Get a glimpse of various species of birds at the backwaters during migratory season.

Activities:

Rowing, water skiing, speed boat riding, wind surfing and paddle boating are possible in Muttukadu.

Type of destination: Family and kid friendly

20. Mahabalipuram

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Famed for its ancient mountains, Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is one of the places to visit near Chennai. Placed around 60 km south from the city of Chennai, it was once a busy seaport during the dynasty of the Pallavas.

Distance: 52 km

Location: Eastern coast, South of Chennai

Best time to visit: November to March

Attractions:

The iconic Shore Temple, among the oldest temples of South India, is carved out of a large block of granite. A short distance from this place of worship is ‘Descent of the Ganges’ or‘Arjuna'sPenance’.Among the world's biggest bas-reliefs, it depicts the story of the descent of the River Ganges from Heaven to Earth. ‘PanchaRathas’ or the five chariots are again carved out of a single rock and are dedicated to the Pandavas.

Activities:

Explore and observe the fine sculpture of the various monuments standing in Mahabalipuram. The drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram along the seashore is quite an experience too. The beach at this tourist place near Chennai is also ideal for spending a day just lounging on the sand and relaxing.

Type of destination: Family and kid friendly, historic, beach and pilgrimage

21. Sadras

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The coastal town of Sadras was once a Dutch fortress which was taken over by the British in later years. It is currently in ruins but a few structures within can still be viewed.

Distance: 71 km

Location: Eastern coast, South of Mahabalipuram

Best time to visit: October to March

Attractions:

The glorious Sadras Fort was constructed by the Dutch as a post for exporting goods. It has a vast compound which contains a large granary, stables and structures used to mount elephants.

Activities:

On a day trip to Sadras, one can enjoy a picnic on its beach after touring the fort.

Type of destination:

Family and kid friendly, historic and beach

22. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Kanchipuram

This bird sanctuary is inundated with thousands of birds of varied species during the migratory season. The lake within the sanctuary is the all important source of water for these creatures, around which they build their nests and thrive.

Distance: 78 km

Location: Close to Palar River, south of Chennai

Best time to Visit: November to February

Attractions:

Birds of diverse origins are what you can see at this place to visit near Chennai. While some birds like cormorants, egrets, moorhens and terns are found at other places in India, others like snake bird, ibis, stork, heron and spoonbill come all the way from Europe to make Vedanthangal their home for a few months.

Activities:

Bird watching and capturing the experience with your cameras is the major activity to be carried on here.

Type of destination: Trekking, family & kid friendly

23. Tiruttani

'Image Credits : jagadeesh - Flickr

This small town is known for the temple dedicated to Murugan that stands on top of a hillock here. One can reach the temple by climbing up the 365 steps that take you to it. A few religious festivals are celebrated here during which many devotees visit the temple.

Distance: 90 km

Location: West of Chennai

Best time to visit: October to March

Attractions:

This pilgrimage centre has a number of temples located here apart from the famed one dedicated to Murugan. Some of these are Shivan temple, BajanKovil, VinayagarKovil and Eshwaran temple.

Type of destination:

Pilgrimage, family and kid friendly

24. Pulicat Lake & Bird Sanctuary

Formed by the backwaters of the Bay of Bengal, Pulicat is the second largest lagoon in India that has brackish water. And the bird sanctuary stands on a piece of land in the middle of this lake.

Distance: 98 km

Location: Eastern coast, North of Chennai

Best time to visit: October to March

Attractions:

The spectacular sights of thousands of pink Flamingoes flocked together can be viewed only at this place to visit near Chennai. Besides, you can spot pelicans, herons, kingfishers, storks and many more at the sanctuary. There are quite a few fishing villages on the lake’s edge which one can visit if interested.

Activities:

Boating in the lake during which one can see birds splashing about in the water.

Type of destination: Trekking, family and kid friendly