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Fort St. George

Fort St. George

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The British East India Company constructed their first fortress in India in 1640 along a strip of sand on lease from the Raja, allowing them a foothold for expansion in India. The 20-foot (6-meter) thick outer walls surround a complex of white colonial structures, known historically as ‘White City,’ including St Mary’s, the oldest Anglican church in Asia.

Until recently, Fort St. George housed the Tamil Nadu Secretariat & Legislative Assembly, and the Fort Museum remains open to the public and is now housed within an old East India Company exchange. The museum’s collection displays portraits, paintings, photographs, British governmental uniforms and East India Company porcelain, among other Raj relics.

Pay attention to the signage when visiting the compound, as several areas and buildings are closed to the public. If you want to avoid crowds at the security check, set aside a few hours on a Sunday morning for your visit.

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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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$36.00
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Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and Lunch

Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and Lunch

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Spend your day exploring Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore, with this day tour. Your morning will be spent visiting the iconic 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple and the San Thome Basilica, followed by a traditional South Indian lunch in a local restaurant and visit the shrine at Ramakrishna Math, followed by a visit to the 17th-century Fort Saint George before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.44
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$97.44
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Tamil Nadu Temples Tour Package from Chennai

Tamil Nadu Temples Tour Package from Chennai

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South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to feel the divine by visiting religious places in Tamilnadu that starts from chennai and ends at trivandrum in 12 days.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$881.61
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$881.61
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South India Temple Tour (7 Days)

South India Temple Tour (7 Days)

Your voyage to South India Temples will begin from the colonial port Chennai. Explore the city and advance to visit Kanchipuram the city of thousand temple & Mahabalipuram. Further drive to Pondicherry the French colonial town and visit Aurovil. Continue to visit UNESCO WHS of the Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram & Thanjore. See some largest active temples in India at Trichy and Madurai.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,081.00
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$1,081.00
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.62
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$84.62
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

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Explore the highlights of Chennai on a full-day private tour of the city. See the St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, San Thome Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum, and get photo ops of architectural gems like the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the High Court.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Discover Chennai on this private half-day tour. Visit the oldest English fortress in India and learn about its role in contemporary Tamil Nadu. Head to the Government Museum and National Gallery to admire palm-leaf manuscripts, Amravati paintings, and rare works by celebrated artists like Raja Ravi Varma. Visit a 7th Century temple and enjoy a drive along Chennai’s beautiful waterfront.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Private Custom Tour: Chennai Sightseeing with Guide

Private Custom Tour: Chennai Sightseeing with Guide

Join us for the private full-day sightseeing tour & explore the beautiful city Chennai, the capital of state Tamil Nadu in an air-conditioned transport with a professional guide. Experience the diverse cultures of the people living here, the architectural marvels of the historical structures, forts, palaces, religious sites like temples and various beautiful beaches.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.95
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$77.95
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Best of South India in 15 days with guide, hotels and car

Best of South India in 15 days with guide, hotels and car

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In this South India tour over 15 days, guests will experience the unique culture of the 3 South Indian States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. We will explore the architectural marvels built by patron Kings over the last 1000 years. We will also unravel the mysteries behind colourful rituals in magnificent temples. World heritage monuments of Mahabalipuram, Brihadeswar temple as well as Hampi will be the key highlights. The tour also includes a blissful 24 hours on a house boat in Kerala over the backwaters of the Arabian Sea!
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,512.83
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$2,512.83
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India Tour Packages from Chennai to Delhi in 24 Days

India Tour Packages from Chennai to Delhi in 24 Days

Looking for a suitable holiday vacation in India! Here are the glimpses of the places you can visit in India. Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu state, you can start the tour with this metropolitan city. Experience an architectural therapy with UNESCO monuments of Mahabalipuram, Kumbakonam and Thanjavur. Enter Kerala, which is a place for leisure tour. Safari tours are famous in Thekkady and then moving on to Alleppey for backwater cruise in Vembanad lake. This short Kerala tour ends in Kochi taking an internal flight to Bangalore. Get ready for another heritage tour with monuments of Hoysala & Chalukya dynasties. You can take a flight to Delhi, the capital of India after this Karnataka tour. After having Capital City Tour, have a short drive for Agra tour, visiting the Taj Mahal, a monument of love. Move towards west of India reaching Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, often called as ‘Pink City’. Drive back to Delhi and your best places of India tour ends here.
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  • 24 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,996.42
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$1,996.42
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Temples & Backwater Tour of South India (15 Days)

Temples & Backwater Tour of South India (15 Days)

Visit the two state of India. Tamil Nadu famous for its exquisite temples of which some are UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the largest & oldest active temples of Hindus in Thanjore, Trichy & Madurai. Rejuvenate yourself in French Colonial town Pondicherry by practicing Yoga in Auroville Ashram. Old monuments, exotic flora and fauna, lush vegetation, the delicate scent of spices and temples bells all characterize Kerala. Western Ghats in the tea-growing region of Munnar gives you a true sense of the sheer natural beauty. Explore the picturesque Periyar National Park & learn about spice plantation. Cruise along the beautiful Keralan backwaters & watch mesmerizing traditional Kathakali dance. At the end of tour relax on world famous Kovalam beach.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,240.00
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$2,240.00
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South India Tour Packages from Chennai to Goa - 23 Days

South India Tour Packages from Chennai to Goa - 23 Days

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South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to experience this majestic subcontinent. South India Tour starts in Chennai. Mahabalipuram, which is famous for its UNESCO world heritage monuments. Your next stop will be at a French city, Pondicherry. Experience an architectural therapy with UNESCO monument of Thanjavur. You will now drive to the Tiruchirapalli, known as Rock fort City. Have a divine trip in this city. Continue your journey to Madurai Cultural Tour. Start your drive to ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala, explore the wildlife activities in Thekkady. Then move backwaters of Kerala namely Kumarakom and Alleppey. Take a long stride to Ooty, the famous hill station in the Western Ghats. Experience the rich heritage tour in Mysore. Karnataka welcomes you to experience the majestic Chalukya & Hoysala architectural kingdoms in Hampi. Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami are on par with Hampi with attractions galore. Your Tour ends up with a relax Beach Tour in Goa.
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  • 23 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,828.59
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$1,828.59
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Chennai- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days)

Chennai- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days)

This package is specially designed for the travelers who would like to book the city tour with airport transfers, sightseeing and accommodation. This tour include private airport transfer with assistance, 2 Nights hotels accommodation with breakfast, 1 full day guided city tour with monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$293.00
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$293.00
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Visit Top 5 Museums In Chennai

Visit Top 5 Museums In Chennai

Chennai is one of the four major cities of India and is also the capital of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its numerous temples and colorful silks. On this tour explore some of the museums of Chennai that showcase collections ranging from the days of the Pallava Kings to the present day. Highlights • Chennai Rail Museum • Government Museum • Fort Museum • Birla Planetarium • Cholamandal Artists’ Village
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Chennai full day city tour

Chennai full day city tour

Chennai City Tour is a day trip organized in a private vehicle to experience authentic Chennai with its rich cultural heritage. The highlights include a visit to Mylapore to visit Chennai’s most famous temple of Kapaleeswar, the magnificent San Thome Basilica, Ramakrishna Math the monastic organization and Fort St George which played a crucial role in establishing British rule in India.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.44
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$97.44
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British Architecture Walk in Chennai

British Architecture Walk in Chennai

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Chennai, formerly known as Madras, was the capital of the Southern British India. Many great monuments were built during the British rule and several of them continue to dominate the skyline of Chennai even today. In this walking tour, we will visit some of the prominent landmarks of Chennai, which were built during the British era in an architectural style blending British as well as Indian elements. We will start at the Central Railway Station and walk to Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Naper Bridge and finish at Madras University building.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54
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Total Chennai Full day tour by Wonder tours

Total Chennai Full day tour by Wonder tours

Morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Chennai.Spend your day exploring Marina Beach,Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore Kapaleeshwar Temple and the San Thome Basilica, followed by a traditional South Indian lunch in a local restaurant and visit the shrine at Ramakrishna Math, followed by a visit to the 17th-century Fort Saint George before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.24
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$89.24
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British Architecture Walk in Chennai with Lunch

British Architecture Walk in Chennai with Lunch

Chennai, formerly called Madras, was the capital of Southern British India. Many great monuments were built during the British rule and several of them continue to dominate the skyline of Chennai even today. During this walking tour, we will visit a number of the prominent landmarks of Chennai, which were built during the British era, often in an architectural style blending British as well as Indian elements. We shall start at the Central Railway Station and walk to the Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Napier Bridge and finish at the Madras University building. Highlights • Central Railway Station • Ripon Building • Southern Railway Headquarters • Fort St George • Napier Bridge
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
From
$195.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

British Architecture Walk in Chennai

British Architecture Walk in Chennai

Chennai, formerly called Madras, was the capital of Southern British India. Many great monuments were built during the British rule and several of them continue to dominate the skyline of Chennai even today. During this walking tour, we will visit a number of the prominent landmarks of Chennai, which were built during the British era, often in an architectural style blending British as well as Indian elements. We shall start at the Central Railway Station and walk to the Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Napier Bridge and finish at the Madras University building. Highlights • Central Railway Station • Ripon Building • Southern Railway Headquarters • Fort St George • Napier Bridge
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.00
Price varies by group size
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$84.00
Price varies by group size
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Museums Tour of Chennai

Museums Tour of Chennai

This cultural city has many stories behind every arts and crafts, especially when it comes to Museums these below list are the Top as per the ratings and reviews;  Chennai Rail Museum (Closed on all Mondays & National Holidays), Government Museum (Closed on all Fridays & Natonal Holidays), Fort Museum (Closed on all Fridays & Natonal Holidays),
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.74
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$45.74
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6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

Enjoy amazing 6 days tour of Tamil Nadu offering with pre-booked 03 stat accommodations and English speaking driver for all transfers & sightseeing as per tour program - A land of cultural and religious heritage, offers every chance to its tourists and pilgrims to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of both- the modern and the ancient, which makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore and experience our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present. Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$482.06
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$482.06
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Night walk tour Chennai

Night walk tour Chennai

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Chennai is a beautiful city during the day, yet it is even more beautiful at night. Come and join us on this amazing and completely off beat experience of Chennai at night. Experience the urban side of city on this walk, visit local popular hangout places, most prominent, beautiful monuments, ancient and modern buildings and old streets in the beautiful night view of the Chennai city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.68
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$12.68

Walking Trip to Chennai Fort St. George

Walking Trip to Chennai Fort St. George

Building Fort. St. George kick-started the beginning of Madras, now called Chennai. Museum inside Fort conveys the 300+ years story of the City. Join this trip to get fascinating heritage, social, cultural and political story of Chennai
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.80
Price varies by group size
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$27.80
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Day Tour of Chennai City

Day Tour of Chennai City

A unique full day tour covering the capital city of Tamil Nadu and its main attractions like Fort St.George , Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Marina beach amongst others.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$271.23
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$271.23
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Fort St. George hours of operation: Sat–Thurs: 10am - 5pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fort St. George can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Fort St. George tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort St. George costs USD 12.68. Guided Fort St. George tours start around USD 12.68 per person. See all 32 Fort St. George tickets and tours on Viator.