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Sightseeing Tour of Chennai

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Key Highlights

  • This tour is your gateway to the rich heritage of South India
  • Explore the golden beaches of Chennai
  • Visit the Marina Beach which is said to be the second largest beach in the world
  • Admire the Dravidian architecture of Kapaleeshwar Temple
  • The tour is accompanied by a local English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Friday

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Chennai.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Chennai.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Chennai, is the capital of Tamil Nadu and located on the south-eastern coast of South India. Popularly referred to as the ‘Gateway to South India’ from where a journey into the rich heritage of this part of India can begin, the city is a perfect blend of traditionalism and a bustling cosmopolitan life. The major attraction of Chennai are its sprawling golden beaches, the most popular among them being the picturesque Marina Beach that also boasts of being the second longest beach in the world.

    This tour will take you to the Kapaleeshwarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and show you other major attractions like the majestic Fort St. George and Santhome Cathedral.

    A must visit on a trip to India, Chennai is a city with deep rooted values, rich culture and friendly people.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Chennai and will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle accompanied by a local English-speaking guide for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit:

    The Government Museum and Art Gallery: The museum is considered one of the finest in India. It has separate sections devoted to anthropology, botany, geology, numismatics, sculpture and zoology. The main attractions at the museum are the relics from the 2nd century AD Buddhist site 'Amaravati' and the souvenirs of prehistoric South India. The museum also has a vast collection of South Indian musical instruments and jewellery which are worth seeing. The Art Gallery has a fine collection of paintings, handicrafts and bronze. You can see bronzes from 10th and 13th century, paintings in the Mughal and Rajasthan style that date back to 16th century and Indian handicrafts from the 11th and 12th century over here.

    Kapaleeshwarar Temple: This ancient temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The gopuram (gateway tower) is characteristic of the Dravidian style of architecture. This temple has some beautiful sculptures, among which the bronze idols of 63 Saivite saints (Nayanmars), which adorn the outer courtyard are beautiful.

    Later drive past Fort St. George, Marina Beach which is Chennai’s most popular beach, and Santhome Cathedral.

    You will then be dropped back at your hotel where the tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance to monuments

    Exclusions

    • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers and local guides
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details
    Government Museum and Art Gallery closed on Fridays and public holidays

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4-7 passengers.
  • Reviews
    • Great tour

      We enjoyed this tour very much. We had previously visited Chennai before , but then without guide. We must say it makes a big difference to have guide with you when you go...

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