Travelers are voting Muttukadu Backwaters and Ennore creek as the best backwaters near Chennai. There are 2 backwaters near Chengalpattu a city just 32 km from Chennai and 1 backwater near Viluppuram which is 94 km distant. The most popular of these are Muttukadu Backwaters near Chengalpattu and Chunnambar Backwater in Viluppuram. You can find 2 backwaters in Tamil Nadu and 5 backwaters in the country of India. Our members favorite in Tamil Nadu is Pichavaram and Kerala Backwaters is the top pick in India. Want more? Check out our map of backwaters near Chennai.