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Private Day-Trip to Taj Mahal and Agra from Chennai with Return Flight

Visit the Taj Mahal and make it back to Chennai in time for bed with this whirlwind trip to India's most celebrated monument. You'll get up bright and early and fly up to Delhi, where you'll be ferried by private car straight to Agra. After a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, you'll get the chance to see one of the city's other main attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage Agra Fort, with a little time for shopping thrown in before returning to Chennai.
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  • 18 hours
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  • 18 hours

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Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai

Gallic culture and history is alive and well in the old French colony of Pondicherry, a short day trip from Chennai. With this day tour, you'll not only get to walk through the historic old city, but you'll also get to visit Auroville, a gargantuan international community that has been bringing generations of people from around the world to live together in harmony since it was founded in the 1960s.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Chennai to Tirupathi same day excursion by Private vehicle

Travelling by car from Chennai to Tirupati is an ideal choice. We aim to offer you the best car rentals with uncompromised quality.  You will have a wonderful experience travelling by our well maintained air-conditioned vehicles. You can comfortably reach Tirupati in less than three hours. Our English speaking chauffeurs will go the extra mile to make your tour more informative and useful. You can have halts in between for photographs and there are many places to pay a visit nearby Tirupati if you have ample time.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Chennai Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram Temples and Caves Private Day Trip

Admire the ancient Hindu shrines of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram on a private day trip from Chennai. Journey to Mahabalipuram, famous for its 7th- and 8th-century stone temples, and explore its highlights, including the Mahishasurmardini Caves, seaside Shore Temple, and Pancha Rathas, as you discover their history. After lunch (own expense), visit Kanchipuram, one of India’s main pilgrimage centers, to see its Kailasanatha and Ekambareshvara temples, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai

Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailashnath temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, you'll see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Day Trips

Full-Day Temple Tour of Kanchipuram from Chennai

Kanchipuram—the city of a thousand temples—is famous for its Hindu shrines and silk-woven saris. Enjoy a full-day journey to the ancient temple town on this guided private tour from Chennai. Learn the histories behind some of the city’s most sacred sites and thriving heirloom industry, and admire dazzling garments made from pure mulberry silk and gold thread.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Chennai - Guided half day private city tour

See some of Chennai's top attractions in this half-day tour of the Tamil city. You'll get to see popular attractions including Fort St. George, the Cathedral of St. Thomas (in which the namesake saint's remains are interred), and the National Museum of Chennai, known for its bronze and stone sculptures.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai With Marina Beach

Explore the highlights of Chennai on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Take in landmarks such as Fort St. George, the Government Museum, and Kapaleeshwarar Temple; then wind down at the Art Gallery of Chennai and Marina Beach. Learn about the history of the city and the British influence in Chennai along the way. Your tour includes private guide and driver, transport by air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Mahabalipuram Day tour (Pick up and drop from Chennai hotel)

UNESCO–listed Mahabalipuram is a popular stop on India’s tourist trail, but exploring the ancient temples independently means missing the hidden secrets they hold. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Chennai hotel and reach Mahabalipuram with ease. Take in top attractions including the cave temples of Mahishamardini and Varaha, and admire fine coastal views from Mahabalipuram Beach. Along the way, your guide sheds light on Mahabalipuram’s Hindu heritage.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

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Tour of Mamallapuram from Chennai

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake. Situated one and a half hour away from the capital city of Chennai, this city is known for its colossal temples and monuments many of which date back to 7th and 8th centuries. The most prominent of these is the seafront Shore Temple that comprises of 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone temple.  Well, our guide not only knows the local language but will make every effort to understand your likes and preferences before starting your trip of the temple city.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Day Trip To Tiruvannamalai From Chennai

Thiruvannamalai is a town 120 miles from Chennai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On this day trip from Chennai visit two of the most famous historical sites of Thiruvannamalai - the Arunachaleshwara Temple and the Ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi. The Arunachaleshwara Temple is the largest temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.Highlights • 217 feet temple tower (gopuram) • Temple hall with 1 000 pillars • Cave where Sri Ramana Maharshi meditated
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

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A-Day Tour to Taj Mahal from Chennai with Return Flight

Visit the Taj Mahal and make it back to Chennai in time for bed with this whirlwind trip to India's most celebrated monument. You'll get up bright and early and fly up to Delhi, where you'll be ferried by private car straight to Agra. After a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, you'll get the chance to see one of the city's other main attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage Agra Fort, with a little time for shopping thrown in before returning to Chennai makes this tour unique and special..
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  • 18 hours
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  • 18 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Mahabalipuram Mania

The Group of monuments is a world Heritage site recognised by UNESCO. It is a treat to the eyes and a also provides a plethora of information about the ancient culture and tradition. It is a must see place for people who visit south India.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Auroville and Pondicherry from Chennai

Explore two popular spiritual destinations—Auroville and Pondicherry—on a private full-day tour from Chennai. See the Matrimandir in Auroville, which took 37 years to build, and then head to Pondicherry to visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Pondicherry Museum. You'll also learn from your guide about the history and spiritual practices of each place you see. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, buffet lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours

Day Trips

Day Excursion to Kancheepuram from Chennai

Kanchipuram or Kancheepuram, also known as Kanchi in short, is an ancient city in the Tamil Nadu state and is situated grossly two and a half hours from the capital city. Highly revered as a holy pilgrimage site by Hindus, Kanchi is home to many temples which have interesting fables and equally intriguing architectural attraction. The guided tour makes sure that you traverse a path wherein you don’t miss any of the tourist attractions. The 8th-century Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a vast complex with intricate sandstone carvings. Ulagalanda Perumal Temple houses a huge statue of Lord Vishnu. A mango tree in the Ekambareswarar Temple courtyard is considered sacred.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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TAMILNADU HERITAGE TOUR PACKAGE

TamilNadu Heritage Tours. 8N / 9D - TAMILNADU HERITAGE TOUR PACKAGE. heritage-tours. Package Itinerary; Cost Includes; Cost Excludes; Enquire Now
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  • 9 days
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  • 9 days
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Chennai- Private and guided tour to Temple city Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram also called Mamallapuram, the coastal temple town of Mahabalipuram is an hour’s drive from Chennai. It has a beautiful beach over 20 km long. An erstwhile port of the Pallava dynasty, its stone carvings, caves and rock cut temples also attract tourists. A crocodile farm, a snake venom extracting center, schools of art and sculpture and many resorts draw holiday seekers all around the year, especially during the dance festival held in January.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Day Trip To Tiruvannamalai From Chennai With Lunch

Thiruvannamalai is a town 120 miles from Chennai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On this day trip from Chennai visit two of the most famous historical sites of Thiruvannamalai - the Arunachaleshwara Temple and the Ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi. The Arunachaleshwara Temple is the largest temple dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.Highlights • 217 feet temple tower (gopuram) • Temple hall with 1 000 pillars • Cave where Sri Ramana Maharshi meditated
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Private excursion tour of Auroville & Pondichery from Cochin

In the morning after breakfast, our driver will pick you from the hotel and proceed to Pondicherry for a full-day excursion on the way you will visit the town of Auroville where you will explore the Matrimandir. Afterward continue drive to Pondicherry. Upon arrival in Pondicherry you will visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Pondicherry Museum along with the sculpture gallery situated at Bharati Park. It contains beautiful artifacts representing the historic eras. Afterward you will learn all about Pondicherry's history and discover its French roots, you will also see that some people still speak French, as well as Tamil. The streets, buildings and other structures convey a typical French design.Pondicherry is recognized as one of the holiest places in India where pilgrims come to pay their respects to Rishi Aurobindo. He was a freedom fighter, who later became a spiritual philosopher. After your sightseeing, you will be dropped back to at your hotel in Chennai
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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17 Days India Drávida (India Dravid)

This formidable journey takes you through the immense Dravidian part of India to explore its illustrious past and its present full of colours, history and contrasts. Discover the past eras of this charming area and travel back in time to see some of the most prized religious, historical and cultural monuments of Southeast Asia, apart from its large urban cities like Chennai and Puducherry. This trip will fill your senses and will not leave you indifferent.
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  • 17 days
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  • 17 days

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Cultural heritage of Pondicherry- day trip from Chennai

On this full-day tour explore the cultural heritage of Pondicherry, which is a unique blend of French and Tamil cultures. Get a glimpse of the spiritual legacy of this former French colony at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which is dedicated to Sri Aurobindo Ghosh - a philosopher and freedom fighter. Visit Auroville, a unique global village that is home to people from over 50 countries.  Highlights • Sri Aurobindo Ashram • Aurobindo paper factory • Pondicherry Museum • Auroville, global village
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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Pondicherry Sightseeing Tour Including Transportation to Chennai

Take a day trip from Chennai to visit Pondicherry and Auroville, two of South India’s most exciting sites. Skip the hassles of arranging your own transportation and settle back and relax during this action-packed private tour, which makes stops in the French quarter, Ganesh Temple, and the Bay of Bengal seafront. Enjoy free time to wander at your own pace, and pick up some French baguettes for lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Day Trip to Kanchipuram Temple City from Chennai

Enjoy private day trip to Kanchipuram (Kancheepuram) is a spectacular temple city known as city of thousand temples which reflects the Glorious Traditions of South India with its noted temples.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Agra and The Taj Mahal Private Day-Trip from Chennai with Return Flights

On this time-saver, same-day tour from Chennai, you’ll tick off Agra’s top sights and be back in Tamil Nadu by bedtime. Travel to Delhi by early-morning flight, and ride comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle to the Taj Mahal. Visit the must-see Mughal monument along with Agra Fort, plus a tasty restaurant lunch and free time for shopping.
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  • 18 hours
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  • 18 hours


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