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Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
Visit the beaches and gardens of Chennai, and discover the natural side of this bustling Indian city on this sightseeing tour. Following a pickup at your Chennai hotel, spin to pretty Besant Nagar Beach and admire sweeping views over the coastal scenery. With a guidebook to lead the way, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of exploring the Huddleston Gardens and the local music scene at the Kalakshetra Dance School independently.
Discover the heritage of Chennai (Madras) on a full-day tour that features the diverse architecture found in the city. See prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Britain Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Includes pickup and drop-off, and private transportation.
Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
Customize your experience in Chennai, which is located on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, on this all-day private tour. Whether you’re entertaining business clients and traveling for pleasure, plan the tour based on your interests. The itinerary can include stops at temples, churches, museums, shopping spots, restaurants, and other tourist attractions.
Head deep into the Velliangiri Hills outside of Coimbatore to visit the sacred Dhyanalinga Temple with this private day trip. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and escort you out to this famous non-denominational temple, where you'll have time to wander the grounds or simply sit in quiet meditation.
Here are some selective list of Cemeteries, Memorials and Statues, behind the each below attractions has various reasons and stories in different time periods. Who are looking something unusual attractions in city, this tour is the best option for them. • Madras War Cemetery • Victory War Memorial • Anna Memorial • MGR Memorial • Statue of Labour • Gandhi Statue • Vivekananda House
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.
Luz Church (1516), St. Thomas Mount Church (1523), St. Mary's Church (1680) and Armenian Church (1772) - These churches of Chennai reflect the 500 years of rich architectural heritage and the cultural traditions of the devout Christians who built them. Let's take once in life time experiences on this tour when you're in Chennai.
Re - Search more when you're in Chennai at India's most prestigious libraries, These below libraries has huge collection of knowledgeable resources from centuries old to till date. • Connemara Public Library • The Madras Literary Society • The Anna Centenary Library
Each and every sculpture of Avudaiyarkovil are rare treasure that reveals Tamil civilization and culture. The only temple in Tamil Nadu, has unusual en number of rare sculptures that made it from single stones.
Visit one of India’s most impressive, contemporary-built temples on this full-day tour of Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, with round-trip transportation from Chennai. Explore a unique architectural wonder, landscaped in the shape of a five-pointed star and covered in real gold foil. Tours include hotel pickup and drop-off, plus stops at Jalakandeswarar Temple and Vellore Fort.
Admire the world's greatest architecture recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site under this name of The Great Living Chola Temples. They are the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram.
The story of Madras founded by the British almost four hundred years ago and that of Chennai, founded in 1996 are so intertwined and intermingled that it is so impossible to tell them apart. The history of the city is populated with fascinating characters - writers, builders, thinkers, British traders, luminaries and rogues, freedom fighters and politicians who changed the city’s political milieu. In independent India, the public life of Madras was marked by battles of equality, the demolition of unjust caste structures, and a remarkable spirit of secularism. This tour is led from the perspective of a local Historian with a background in Architecture. A walk with Madras Inherited means understanding the city beyond just the facts. We delve into culture, myths and stories of the people.
Especially when plan to visit Churches & Cathedrals in the city, this below list are the "Top 5" in the citySan Thome Church, Armenian Church,St Mary's Church, St George's Cathedral, St. Andrews Church
Experience the culture and architectural beauty like never before in Tranquebar "The land of the singing waves", here you can see mixes of the Danish, British, German and French colonies that once made their home. Tranquebar is the ultimate destinations for those who lose themselves, when it comes to History.
Admire the most iconic landmarks of Thanjavur on this local sightseeing tour, Raja Rajendra Chola conquered the Pandyas and the eastern Chalukyas in about the middle of the 10th century and founded a mighty kingdom with Thanjavur as his capital. He and his successors in the dynasty enriched the places with grand temples and places.
Enjoy a fun and convenient day out to Pudukkottai from Tiruchirappalli, visiting several sites without having to worry about transport connections. Explore temples and ancient caves with beautiful paintings, and learn all about the Jain religion from your guide. Visit a museum to learn more about the history and culture of this area. Better understand the traditions of South India.
The region of Chettinad is popular for its French Art-Deco style palatial homes scattered across the towns and villages of the Region. Highlights- Stay at Chettinad Heritage hotel with local cuisine- Visit to Chettinad Streets, Palace, Houses, Market and Temples- Understand the urban architecture of houses and the social life of the traders- Explore the art and craft culture in the surrounding areas.- See Aathangudi traditional tile making factory.- Much more
The history of Christianity in Tamil Nadu dates back to 2000 years ago, but in the 16th century, the religion is believed to have made a mark with the introduction by St Francis Xavier in Kanyakumari district. With the colonization by Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Italians in different years, the state saw a drastic change in its silhouette as well. Today's Tamil Nadu has some of the most spectacular churches which are must-visit. Tamil Nadu boasts a church in Chennai City where St Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus is said to originally interred.
Discover indigenous arts and local street's during this cultural tour of The Chettinad region, It is most popular and adored for its 18th century mansions, unique and ornamented palatial houses , with wide courtyards and spacious rooms embellished with marble and teak. Beautiful front court yard with wide and lengthy corridors on all four sides lined with ornamental pillars and antiques are a part of the Chettinad Houses. These palatial houses are found in the villages of Kaanadukathan, Aathangudi, Kandanur, Kad-iyapatti. Many of these mansions were built using a type of limestone known as karai hence they are also called as Karai[limestone] veedu. Local legend narrates that the mansion walls were polished with a paste made out of egg whites to give them a smooth and shiny texture.
Navagraha temples are temples devoted to Navagraha - the nine major celestial bodies of Hindu astronomy.These temples are made of stones and are very beautiful. These celestial bodies are named Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Budha, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu.The Six Abodes of Murugan (Tamil: Āṟupaṭai vīṭu) are six temples situated in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The god is known by different names such as Kartikeya, Kanda, Vadivela and Muruga at various temples. The six most sacred abodes of Murugan was mentioned in Tamil sangam literature, "Thirumurugatrupadai", written by Nakkeerar and in "Thiruppugazh", written by Arunagirinathar. The six abodes are Palani, Thiruthani, Swamimalai, Pazhamudircholai, Thirupparankunram and Thiruchendur.
Chennai is home to the second largest collection of heritage buildings in the country, has more than 2,467 heritage buildings within the city, on this tour traveller can visit some of important attractions