Every year, 27 Sep is celebrated as World Tourism Day and World Tourism Week is the extension of the celebrations for a week. The day stresses the importance of tourism and helps to take one’s mind off stressful situations.

Most of us live a fast-paced lifestyle. With practically little or no time to chill out, as a result, stress gradually accumulates. One way of letting off steam is taking a day off and visiting a tourist spot. 

For the past two years, the pandemic and the resultant restrictions have forced many to stay away from visiting tourist spots. However, for the residents of Hiranandani Parks, Chennai, the 360-acre township boasts of several interesting spots that offer a quick getaway for residents.

Musical fountain

One of the top attractions at Hiranandani Parks is the dancing musical fountain. Located near the grand entrance to the township, this beautifully orchestrated show with colorful lights, music, and harmonious coupling of water is best viewed after sunset. The flow of water is digitally controlled. What’s more, the surrounding environment offers a pleasant and colorful backdrop to the show.

The temple complex

Another spot that adds radiance to the township is the Agastheeswarar Temple complex. The century-old temple has been renovated recently. The consecration/ Kumbhabhishekam has also been performed. The temple has the deities of Sri Tripurasundari, Sri Lakshmi Narayana, Sri Valli Devasena Samedha Subramaniyar, and Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagarplace. The whole complex comes to life during the evenings when pujas are performed. Meditating to the sounds of the temple bells makes one experience peace and helps reduce stress. The temple pond adds to the charm of the complex.

The garden surrounding the temple is very popular for its trees of religious importance. It has plants/ trees for all the 27 Nakshatras and is shaped like a garland to the main deity Sri Lord Agatheeswarar. As per religious beliefs, worshiping and grooming of the plant/tree of a particular Star/Nakshathra will remove impediments before the devotee.

Themed gardens

Wide-open spaces, walking trails, fresh air, and a tranquil atmosphere make the themed gardens at Hiranandani Parks one of the perfect places to visit and spend the day happily with the family. Start the day with a visit to Longwings Garden where the calming sound of nature helps reduce stress. The garden has also an exclusive demarcated kids’ play area within it.

For people looking for a natural way to detoxify, then the Herbal Garden is a great choice. The garden is also popular for a variety of floral aromas. Woodlands Garden, the largest garden with a European feel is designed with beautiful walking paths. It also has a small pond that creates a calm environment. Another garden that adds charm to the township is the Butterfly Garden. Spending some quality time by watching the winged beings flying from flower to flower will make your day.