Clarion Hotel Chennai
#25 Dr. Radhakirshnan Salai, M
Phone: (91) 44 2847 2211
Fax: (91) 44 2847 1166
Owned by the YMCA, this large ground along West Cott Road is a favored destination for Chennai's sports-lovers who use it for practice sessions and a versatile range of events. Located near Royapettah General Hospital, it is easily accessible from most parts of the city. The YMCA also conducts coaching classes for table tennis, volley ball, karate and the likes here. If effectively maintained, it has the potential to develop into an excellent sports facility.
One of the oldest cricket clubs in the country, the Madras Cricket Club is something of an institution in itself. An elite club during the colonial days, it still has its share of high-profile members and refuses to go out of style. The club houses quite a few restaurants and bars with interesting cricket-related names like the 'Bouncer' restaurant, and the 'Yorker' and 'Pavilion' bars which reflect the club's classy standards. Besides cricket, there are facilities for other sports including tennis, badminton, squash and swimming, as well as a massage center. Located next to Chidambaram stadium, the Madras Cricket Club is well worth a visit for sports enthusiasts.
Located very close to the beautiful Marina Beach, the Marina Swimming Pool is open to all over the age of 10. With an area, well over 1150sq.meters, this pool sees scores of people coming in to swim everyday. The depth was deliberately decided as 3.5 feet-5 feet to ensure safe swimming. Being close to the beach, there's always a wind blowing across, which sometimes giving swimmers the chills!! Nevertheless, high hygiene standards practiced here makes a swim here a fun experience for everyone. Do drop by to know about coaching and other details.
If you thought, Counter Strike was a revelation in the Gaming World, then Paintball is a fantastic counter-attack innovation in the Real World. For those of you, who are oblivious to the real game, paintball is a game where players from two teams compete against each other by attacking via paintball markers (special guns loaded with pellets filled with paint). This strategic game is still new to urban India, but the mania is definitely catching up. In Chennai, Planet Adventure - The Paintball Co. is supposedly the only place for such extreme action. The arena bunkers are quite unusual, thus adding excitement to this quirky escapade. Check out their website or call for bookings and more details.
The Muttukadu Boat House offers visitors a peaceful boat ride along the serene waters of the Muttukadu river. Motor boats such as the two-seater water scooter, 3-seater speed boat, 6-seater motor boat, 8-seater motor boat and also a 10-seater motor boat for larger groups, are available. Young local lovers flock here for a romantic pedal boat ride which affords them panoramic views of the bleak water expanse. What adds to this surreal boat-riding experience, is a glimpse of the graceful river pelicans which are in plenty.