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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.
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.
Chennai is home to some of India's most beautiful examples of Dravidian temple architecture, and you'll get to see some of the city's finest with this tour of sacred and religious sites. Highlights include the Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Mylapore), which dates back some 300 years and the even older Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Triplicane), which was first established way back in the 8th century.
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.
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
Have time to take in the top attractions of Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram on a 2-day tour from Chennai. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Monuments of Mahabalipuram to see ancient rock-cut temples and carvings, then continue for an overnight in Pondicherry. On day two, your guide takes you to Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, and other landmarks, before your evening return to Chennai. Includes 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, and round-trip transportation.
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.
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."
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.
Visit Chennai's top five shopping destinations on this private half-day tour with a dedicated guide. Get advice on where to find the best deals and how to bargain effectively for items you want from a private guide. Visit Express Avenue Mall, Phoenix Market City, and The Forum Vijaya Mall with private round-trip transportation.
Visit the Arignar Anna Zoological Parkon a private full-day tour from Chennai. The zoo is home to about 170 species of mammals, reptiles and birds, along with a variety of plant life, including rare species including the Bengal tiger, white tiger, European brown bear, and Muscovy duck. This private tour makes it easy to take in one of the largest zoos in South Asia, and includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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.
Visit some of Chennai's best local shopping spots on this half-day tour. With a guide to show you the best stores for local goods and give you tips on how to bargain, you can walk away with the best possible souvenirs from your trip. This private tour gives the benefit of personalized attention and the ability to peruse the offerings at your own pace.
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.
Marudamalai Subramaniyaswami Temple considered as the Seventh House of Lord Murugan,
Pateeswarar Temple is associated with Lord Shiva, he known as ‘Patteeswarar’, he is the presiding deity of this temple together with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self emerged),
Lord Vinayaga symbolises Ohm Pranav manthara is a presiding deity of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple,
Ramar Temple is the only temple where one can spectate Lord Rama and Sri Anjaneya appear together facing each other
Escape the urban bustle of Chennai and head out to Vedanthangal, a serene bird sanctuary that attracts migratory birds ranging from blue-winged teal to common sandpiper. With this day trip, you'll get round-trip transportation from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and the flexibility to leave early or stay a few hours.
Craft aficionados—and souvenir hunters of all stripes—will appreciate this three-for-one shopping trip to Chennai’s finest government-run artisan emporiums. Shop for regional art objects at Poompuhar, browse iconic khadi, or homespun cotton, garments at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, and get your silk sari fix at Thillaiyadi Valliammai Silk Palace. Tours include private pick-up and drop-off from your Chennai hotel in a chauffeured vehicle.
Leave the city behind you and start travelling to visit world famous Arunachala Temple in Thiruvannaamalai is one of the greatest Shiva temples in India. It also widely known because of the Ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi who lived here and taught the virtues of philosophy only through silence and meditation. After his passing away in 1950, a Samadhi has been erected at this Ashram which is visited by many devotees from India and abroad. The Ashram is situated at the foot of the hills, outside the town.
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.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful century-old museum was founded by H.A. Gass, a British Forest Officer, in 1903. The museum houses a rich collection that ranges from animals, birds and reptiles. Apart from wildlife the exhibits include Arms used in olden days, wood crafts, huge collection of insects, cultural artefacts and many more.
This 4-hours of a private tour will be a journey of experiencing the serenity of Ooty. You will visit the famous Botanical Gardens, explore the Dadabetta Peak and understand the process of production in coffee and tea plantations. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking tour guide in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.
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
Visit Ooty, which is also known as Udhagamandalam. It's a beautiful little city with pleasant weather and serene landscapes. Ooty is situated in Nilgiri Mountains near Tri Junction of states Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Explore the "queen of hill stations" in a fully air-conditioned vehicle with a professional guide.