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Multi-day Tours

Private 2-Day Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Chennai with Return Flights

Experience the splendor of the Taj Mahal and its surrounding historic monuments with this private two-day tour from Chennai, complete with airfare and hotel lodging. During the course of your trip, you'll not only get to see the Taj Mahal, the nearby Agra Fort, and the Taj-view gardens of Mehtab Bagh, but you'll also have plenty of time for shopping for local handicrafts.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

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Pondicherry day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Take a trip to Pondicherry, a charming, laid-back seaside town with a unique Franco-Tamil culture. See the city’s lovely architecture, and enjoy its delicious food, gentle sea breeze and laidback pace of life.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

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
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  • 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Full Day Tour to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Expore the Pallavas Grand architectural masterpiece on this full day tour from Chennai. Kanchipuram is a spectacular temple city known as city of thousand temples which reflects the Glorious Traditions of South India with its noted temples. Then experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mahabalipuram group of Monuments, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel Coast in the 7th and 8th centuries rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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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
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

Discover the heritage of Chennai (Madras) on a 5-hour tour that features the diverse architecture found in the city. You'll 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.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Walking Tours

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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  • 3 hours
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Half-day Tours

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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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Exotic Backwater Cruise Kerala

We are a Service oriented Travel operators and we are confident enough to guarantee our guest a last experience through out the tour. Our guests can contact us anytime regarding any concerns they have, we will be there for you.
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  • 18 to 20 hours
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  • 18 to 20 hours
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Cultural Tours

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

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

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai with Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church

Explore Chennai with your own private guide on a full-day tour of the city. Your guide shows you important religious landmarks including the colorful Kapaleeshwarar Temple, the 17th-century St. Mary's Church, and the ornate San Thome Church. You'll also see the Ripon Building, Government Museum, and take a drive to Marina Beach where you can see the Bay of Bengal, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Tour: Overnight Pondicherry Tour from Chennai

Make the most of your journey to India with this two-day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai. Travel in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle as you make your way to iconic temples, French-influenced architecture and the avant-garde community of Auroville. This memorable journey showcases the best of Pondicherry, once of India’s most scenic cities.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Bus & Minivan Tours

Full-Day Private Kanchipuram and Mahablipuram Tour from Chennai

Discover the spiritual center of Kanchipuram and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mahablipuram on this private full-day tour from Chennai. Visit the holy temples of Kanchipuram, including Varadharaja Perumal and Kumarakottam; tour a traditional silk-weaving workshop; then explore the many temples, rathas, and mandapas of Mahablipuram.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai Guided City Tour

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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Half-day Tours

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 Sightseeing Tours

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

Cultural Tours

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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mamallapuram (also called Mahaballipuram) is about an hour's drive from Chennai on the East Coast Road. It was the second capital and seaport of the Pallava Kings who ruled in the 5th century. Local legend has it that there was once a beautiful city here with seven temples, which the Gods submerged under the sea in anger.until in 2002, an Indo-British team of divers discovered a series of man-made structures under water, covering an area of several square miles.Today at Mamallapuram, you can see the famous Shore Temple, the only surviving temple out of the original seven (the rest have sunk under the sea). The Shore Temple is among the oldest temples of South India and represents the final flowering of Pallava art. Arjuna's Penance, one of the world's biggest bas-reliefs depicts the story of the descent of the River Ganges from Heaven to Earth. Cave temples and massive monolithic sculptures (carved from a single large block of granite) make Mamallapuram a place to remember.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai

Get to know one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage centers and oldest Indian cities, Kanchipuram, on this private tour from Chennai. Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace with a guide dedicated just to you and your private party. Learn about the history, culture, and architecture of the ancient city and visit some of the saree-weavers that give Kanchipuram the name "Silk City."
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Day Trip to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

Kanchipuram - Ancient Temples Tour from Chennai

Kanchipuram, known as the “City of a Thousand Temples,” is one of India’s seven holy cities. Visit five different temples on this convenient day trip from Chennai, which includes round-trip transportation in a comfortable, private vehicle. Get a peek at local masterpieces, including a thousand-pillared sculpted hall and buildings from the Pallava and Vijayanagar dynasties, all in one whirlwind visit.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Kanchipuram temples & Silk Saree weaving, Day Trip from Chennai

Explore a medieval kingdom’s capital and visit its renowned sari makers on this all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from your Chennai hotel, travel by private vehicle or your own motorcycle to Kanchipuram. Stop by two architecturally significant 7th-century temples before immersing yourself in the craft of sari-making. Meet a weaver and see how traditional looms are used to transform mulberry threads into gorgeous garments.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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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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