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Government Museum Guided Tour, Chennai

E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Saturday to Thursday

  • Duration

    3-4 hours

  • Start time

    9am pickup

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Experience the wonderful misnomer that is the Government Museum
  • Discover its vast collection of bronze sculptures from the Chola period
  • Find artifacts from the Megaliths of Adichanallur!
  • Feast your eyes on the exquisite crystal reliquaries from the Bhattiprolu Stupa
  • Visit the Fort Museum located inside the St.George Fort decorated with cannons of Tipu Sultan
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Museum enthusiasts will love this tour of Egmore’s Government Museum which is home to some of the most ancient relics and historical armory. Wander through the museum and behold its collection of bronze sculptures of the Chola period, Amaravati sculptures, Tanjore armoury, inscriptions on stones and copper plates, artifacts from the Megaliths of Adichanallur, the Bruce Foote Collection of prehistoric stone implements, the exquisite crystal reliquaries from the Bhattiprolu Stupa and the enormous skeleton of the whale obtained on shore near Mangalore.


The museum is definitely a misnomer because the 6-structure complex is home to 46 galleries and boasts of a brilliant collection of scientific and artistic artifacts. You will find an impressive collection of Pallava and Chola bronze sculptures (dating back to the 10th and 13th centuries)! Those with keen interest in Indian art are guaranteed to enjoy a visit to the Government museum.


Later proceed to Fort Museum located inside the St.George Fort which is decorated with cannons of Tipu Sultan. There are a lot of interesting artifacts showcased in the museum like coins, artifacts and so on


About The Supplier:


Le Passage to India Journeys is India’s premier Destination Management Company with a country-wide network and dedicated teams that specialize in every aspect of travel. The Company has an elaborate network of owned offices across India and strategic alliances in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. LPTI is dedicated to ensuring that every step of the journey, down to the last detail, is taken care of – with in-depth product knowledge and range of services offered, highly trained and motivated teams, an exclusive panel of knowledgeable guides, and a Wi-Fi-equipped modern transport fleet.

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Entrance fee
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)


The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.


Please reach your hotel lobby 5 min prior to the departure Time.


This Tour can operate with min. 2 & max. 7 of people.


If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


What to wear: Suitable comfortable clothing . What to bring: bring your own bottle, sunglasses and caps


Both museum are closed on Fridays & National Holidays


As Fort St George is also serving as the secretariat building, the entry to Fort St. Building / museum may be prohibited due to security reasons on certain days.

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