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Vandalur Holiday Packages

Vandalur, situated on the outskirts of Chennai, is a nature enthusiast's haven, and our Vandalur tour packages are carefully designed to offer an unforgettable experience. This destination is renowned for the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, one of the largest zoos in South Asia, where you can witness an astounding array of wildlife, including rare and endangered species.
Our tour packages not only include a visit to this remarkable zoo but also provide opportunities to explore the lush greenery and serene landscapes that surround it. Whether you're interested in wildlife photography, family outings, or simply escaping into nature's tranquility, Vandalur tour packages promise a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

5 Best Places To Visit Near Vandalur

1. Safari Park

What’s special: Expansive habitat

Nearby attractions: Chennai Snake Park, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Fort Museum

Transportation options: Auto, taxi

Embark on a thrilling safari adventure as you traverse through an expansive habitat designed to mimic the animals' natural surroundings. Witness majestic creatures like lions, tigers, and bears up close, all while maintaining a safe distance within the comfort of your vehicle.

2. Vandalur Reserve Forest

What’s special: Lush greenery

Nearby attractions: Vendavarasi Amman Temple, Kadaperi Mountain, Chitlapakkam Lake

Transportation options: Auto, taxi

The Vandalur Reserve Forest is a peaceful oasis of greenery just outside the bustling city of Chennai. It's a perfect spot for nature lovers, offering opportunities for leisurely walks amidst the lush vegetation. The forest is also a haven for birdwatchers, with a variety of avian species that can be spotted here. The calming ambiance and fresh air make it an ideal destination for a relaxing day out.

3. Kolavai Lake

What’s special: Picturesque surroundings

Nearby attractions: Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Varaha Cave Temple, Vallam Hill Cave Temple

Transportation options: Auto, taxi

Kolavai Lake is a serene and picturesque spot where visitors can unwind and enjoy nature's beauty. Boating on the lake is a popular activity, allowing you to soak in tranquility while surrounded by lush greenery. As the day comes to a close, watching the sunset over the calm waters of Kolavai Lake is a breathtaking sight that's not to be missed.

4. Vandalur Hill

What’s special: Scenic landscape

Nearby attractions: Doveton House, Kadaperi Mountain, Ammanambakkam Hills

Transportation options: Auto, taxi

Vandalur Hill offers a refreshing escape from the urban landscape, making it a favorite spot for hikers and nature enthusiasts. A hike to the hilltop rewards you with sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The hill is also home to a variety of flora and fauna, making it an ideal destination for those interested in ecological exploration.

5. Kanchipuram

What’s special: Rich cultural heritage

Nearby attractions: Devarajaswami Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Muttukadu

Transportation options: Auto, taxi

While not within Vandalur itself, the ancient city of Kanchipuram is a short drive away and well worth the visit. Known as the "City of a Thousand Temples," Kanchipuram boasts a rich cultural heritage with numerous temples that showcase exquisite architecture and intricate sculptures. Remember to explore the local markets and indulge in shopping for the world-famous Kanchipuram silk sarees, adding a touch of luxury to your trip.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Vandalur Zoo is during the cooler months, from November to February. The weather is more pleasant, making it comfortable to explore the outdoor exhibits. Additionally, animals tend to be more active during these months, enhancing your chances of observing their natural behaviors.

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Is one day enough for Vandalur?

One day is typically sufficient to explore the Vandalur Zoo and its attractions. However, if you wish to delve deeper into the area's history and culture or visit additional nearby attractions, you might consider extending your stay.

What are must-visit places in Chennai?

Chennai offers a rich array of attractions, including Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum. Don't miss exploring the vibrant culture and flavors of the city's diverse neighborhoods and sampling its famous South Indian cuisine.

What are the top attractions included in Vandalur tour packages?

Vandalur tour packages typically include visits to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, which is one of the largest and most renowned zoos in India. Additionally, some packages may offer trips to nearby nature reserves, temples, and cultural sites for a well-rounded experience.

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How To Reach Vandalur?

By Air

The nearest major airport to Vandalur is the Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA). Once you land at the airport, you can reach Vandalur by hiring a taxi or taking a bus. The distance from the airport to Vandalur is approximately 20 kilometers, and it should take 30-45 minutes to reach your destination.

By Train

Vandalur has its own railway station, Vandalur Railway Station (VDR), which is well-connected to Chennai Central and other major cities in Tamil Nadu. You can check the train schedules and book your tickets through the official Indian Railways website or at the railway station. The railway station is situated within the town, making it a convenient option for travelers.

By Road

To reach Vandalur by road, you can take the Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road, also known as National Highway 45 if you're coming from Chennai. This well-maintained highway provides a direct route to Vandalur from the city center, spanning approximately 25 kilometers. Travelers with private vehicles, cabs, or those using public buses will find this road highly convenient, with the journey typically taking around 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions.