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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Explore Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood with a local guide and learn about the rituals of daily life, hear stories of Gods and demons and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions. This popular walking tour showcases the highlights and the history of this incredible city and is not to be missed.
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  • 3 hours
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

See the eclectic marketplaces and colorful bazaars on this memorable walking tour of Chennai. Explore George Town and uncover the stories of daily life and local people as you listen to your friendly local guide share historical legends and old folklore. You'll navigate the crowded markets and narrow lanes as you experience the life of a local on this interactive and engaging tour that's not to be missed.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Half Day Chennai Tour including Sunset at Marina Beach with Dinner

Take a half day private tour of Chennai by visiting two of the most important spiritual attractions in the city that is Temple of Lord Shiva at Kapaleeshwarar temple and San Thome Church - where the mortal remains of St. Learn the legend behind the Shiva temple and take delight in its typical Dravidian architectural style, which  boasts of a tall gopuram (gateway tower) and other wonders. Heading to Neo Gothic style Catholic church of San Thome, ending your night by relaxing at Marina beach and nice dinner in a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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
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  • 4 hours
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Private Day out in Chennai by Auto-rickshaw

Go past some of the famous streets and markets of Chennai in a colorful auto-rickshaw. This unique ride will let you experience the sights and sounds of this bustling city from close quarters. Unlike travel by an air-conditioned car that keeps out all the noise of the city, you will be able to experience the vibrant energy of the city as you move along. You can step out and walk along at interesting spots to catch a closer glimpse and then hop on again as your guide takes you along the itinerary.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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St Thomas tour in Chennai

Explore Chennai by following in the footsteps of St. Thomas on this full-day tour. Learn about the history of Christianity in Chennai through visits to local religious landmarks such as the cave in the Little Mount, the handprints of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Mount, and the St. Thome Basilica. Listen to guided commentary as you travel detailing the influence St. Thomas had on the city and the country of India as a whole between AD52 and AD72.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Delving into Chennai’s Mylapore neighborhood independently could mean you skim over some landmarks and cultural insights, or lose your bearings. This private walking tour ensures you cover the highlights and enjoy observations on local life you’d likely miss alone. Follow the heritage Peacock Trail to the Kapaleeshwara Temple and other sights, and hear tales of Chennai's religion and culture. A tuk tuk ride, snacks, and choice of departures are included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Visit The Temples Of Chennai

Thousands of temples with lofty towers dot the skyline of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. These temples are torchbearers of the glorious heritage of the Tamil speaking region, and are repositories of the magnificent art forms that have evolved over several centuries. Visit four such temples of Chennai on this half-day tour.Highlights:• Kapaleeshwarar Temple • Vadapalani Murugan Temple• Shirdi Sai Baba Temple• ISKCON Temple
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  • 5 hours
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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
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Marina Beach Walk and the story of Chennai

This tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Chennai through Marina.Marina Beach is where the pulse of Chennai can be gauged. Soak in the atmosphere and meet the city's people. While the statues tell the history of the city, the beach itself is where common people gather to voice their opinion on issues to those in power.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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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
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Story of Chennai through British Buildings

This tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will explain the history of these buildings as well as the fate of their masters.Chennai was an important power centre during the British rule in India. Listen to the Chennai story through the buildings built in that period.Over the 3 hours appreciate the harmony in blending of Victorian Gothic, Indo-Saracenic and Byzantine styles of architecture.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Visit Old Libraries Of Chennai

If you are one of those people who finds the smell of books too tempting to ignore, then this tour is meant for you. Visit two of the biggest libraries of India. The Connemara Public Library is also the oldest library of India. Also visit the Anna Centenary Library that is spread over eight floors of a sprawling complex that is well equipped with state of the art facilities including a spacious auditorium, amphitheater and two conference halls.Highlights:• Connemara Public Library• Anna Centenary Library • Braille section of Anna Centenary Library
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

Tours are led by cultural ambassadors who will bring alive the history and culture of the times when St Thomas came to India in the first century AD.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai

This walk will demystify Hindu Gods & Temple rituals. From far, the thousands of Hindu Gods and complex rituals in temples look bewildering! Our Cultural Evangelist will demystify the reason for so many Gods and purpose of Temple rituals.Relics of St Thomas are a highlight. Visit the Shrine in San Thome Basilica to see relics like a small bone of St Thomas, the head of the lance with which the Saint was pierced and an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother.This walking tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Mylapore.The walk coms with an opportunity to taste the iconic Filter Coffee of Mylapore.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Visit Top 3 Local Restaurants of Chennai

If you are adventurous and like to try new foods, then this tour is meant for you. Spend a few hours visiting the top 3 restaurants of Chennai and tasting some authentic South Indian food. The tour is best enjoyed on an empty stomach! South Indian cuisine is based on rice preparations and is ideal for the hot weather of Chennai. Eat like a local on this tour.Highlights:• Murugan Idli Shop• Adyar Ananda Bhavan• Saravana Bhavan
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Peacock Trail Free Walking Tour (Tip Based)

How do free tours work? It's simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!What is the reason behind the worshiping of so many Gods in India? How can the stars predict our future? Do these questions often pop in your head? The answers will definitely catch you by surprise! As you walk through Mylapore, you’ll discover that every sight you behold has a story to tell.Mylapore, the cultural hot spot in the heart of Chennai, predates the city by at least 2000 years and has kept alive many traditions and arts that Chennai is so well-known for.The Peacock Trail is an easy, enjoyable walk through Mylapore. A walk that comes packed with a bundle of stories – stories of local life, of Gods and demons, of ancient customs etc – some amusing, some baffling, and some that might just help you make sense of the sights around you.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided Evening Food Tasting Tour In Chennai

Chennai is home to some world famous dishes that are truly representative of the culinary history of this city in South India. Spend an evening visiting some of the best places to eat and savor a cuisine that is rich in spicy flavors. By the end of the tour, you will be left with a distinct feeling of wanting to come back for more.Highlights• Explore the streets of Chennai• Savor popular local foods• Learn about South Indian cuisine
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  • 4 hours
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Big Fat Indian Wedding, a wedding shopping walk in Chennai

This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will explain the things required for a typical South Indian Wedding. Walk past all the shops that sell merchandise critical for an Indian Wedding. Silk, jewelry, apparel, flowers & utensils.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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The founding of Chennai at Georgetown, a heritage walk

This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the heritage and legacy of Chennai's first settlement.Trace the evolution of George Town as the trading post for East Indian Company in the 17th century to its modern avatar as the trading hub of Chennai.Experience cultural diversity as we walk to ancient temples predating the British Era and an iconic Church of Armenian traders.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Mylapore Walking tour with Breakfast by Wonder tours

Explore one of Chennai's most interesting neighborhoods on foot with this walking tour of Mylapore. You'll get to visit the famous Kapalesshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Portuguese San Thome Church, walk through colorful markets, and try out some traditional South Indian snacks at the famous Saravana Bhavan restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Mylapore trail walking tour by wonder tours

During this walk, you will visit the temple in the company of our knowledgeable guide. We will also walk through the surrounding areas, where you can see Mylapore in all its crowded chaos. The jewellers, silk merchants, fruit and vegetable sellers and the flower vendors in the bazaars provide a colourful backdrop to the temple. The walk takes us through small lanes with old-style homes, through silk shops, stores selling music and religious memorablia, ‘kutcheri’ auditoriums, etc. Visit the Kapaleeshwara Temple, the Santhome Church, and walk through the by-lanes of Mylapore during this 3-hour tour. The tour is mostly on foot with a short stretch in an auto-rickshaw (local tuk-tuk) that are arranged and included in the tour and it will end with south Indian refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Wedding shopping walk in Chennai

This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will explain the things required for a typical South Indian Wedding. Walk past all the shops that sell merchandise critical for an Indian Wedding. Silk, jewelry, apparel, flowers & utensils.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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