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Kapaleeshwarar Temple Tours

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Near the San Thome Cathedral in the Tamil Nadu capital of Chennai sits the Kapaleeshwarar Temple. The most impressive temple in the city by far, Kapaleeshwarar honors the god Shiva with shrines dedicated to many other deities in the South Indian pantheon.

The working temple offers a good example of classical Dravidian architecture, with a stepped pyramid design blanketed in colorful statues of gods, demons, warriors and royalty. The detailing makes the temple exterior busy to the point where you don't quite know where to rest your eyes, but the structure is quite photogenic.

You're likely to see many more devotees than tourists at the temple, so you'll get a realistic insight into what modern temple worship looks like, particularly during the weekly Friday worship services. To avoid the crowds, show up at 6am when the temple first opens. If you want to see the temple at its most festive, plan your trip to coincide with the Arupathumoovar Festival in early March.
Address: North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai, India
Hours: Daily 5am-12pm & 4pm-8pm
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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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.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.00
Price varies by group size
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US$36.00
Price varies by group size

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.13
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US$25.13

Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$32.22
Price varies by group size
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US$32.22
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Walking Tour Chennai

Walking Tour Chennai

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Experience authentic Chennai on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. Our walks are blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote laced with mildly scurrilous talk about past and present celebrities and defunct royals. We will cover some of the city highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$12.18
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US$12.18

Private Chennai City Tour with Fort St George and Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Private Chennai City Tour with Fort St George and Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Benefit from the undivided attention of your guide and the ability to travel at your own pace through Chennai on this private tour. You'll check all of the famous landmarks off your list, including the Government Museum, Fort St. George, the Lord Shiva Temple, and the Kapaleeshwar Temple. As you travel, listen to in-depth historical and cultural commentary from your guide and enjoy the time to ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$66.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$66.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$84.62
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US$84.62
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Private Mylapore trail walking tour by wonder tours

Private Mylapore trail walking tour by wonder tours

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.47
Price varies by group size
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US$58.47
Price varies by group size

Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour

Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour

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Explore several of Chennai’s most must-see religious landmarks during this three-for-one guided tour. Admire the Dravidian architecture of world-famous, 7th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, follow worshippers to bustling Parthasarathy Temple, and learn about the city’s Portuguese heritage at St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica. Tours include hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private air-conditioned vehicle for added comfort.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.38
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US$36.38
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Chennai sightseeing with Monuments Entrances

Chennai sightseeing with Monuments Entrances

This tour include visit to Fort St. George & Museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Dakshina Chitra, Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Temple and Marina Beach. Pick up and drop off from your hotel, entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Private Guided Tour from Chennai with Hotel Pickup

Full-Day Private Guided Tour from Chennai with Hotel Pickup

Explore Tamil Nadu's capital city on this private, 8-hour tour of Chennai, including round-trip transport. Visit top spots of Chennai with your private guide, such as San Thome Cathedral, the Government Museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and Fort St. George. Plus spend time on Marina Beach near the Bay of Bengal before calling it a day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93.00
Price varies by group size
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US$93.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Chennai Sightseeing Including Fort St George and Government Museum

Private Tour: Chennai Sightseeing Including Fort St George and Government Museum

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Experience the wonders of Chennai on this private sightseeing tour. Visit popular landmarks like Fort St George, Madras High Court, the Ripon Building and Government Museum while you explore the capital city of Tamil Nadu with your expert guide. Learn to spot traditional Dravidian (South Indian) and colonial European influences in local architecture and uncover the religious diversity that makes this city so unique. Visit San Thome Cathedral and Kapaleeshwar Temple and wander through the stunning beauty of the local flower market as you gain a true appreciation for this colorful city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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US$102.57
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

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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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Mylapore Walking tour with Breakfast by Wonder tours

Mylapore Walking tour with Breakfast by Wonder tours

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$23.58
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US$23.58

Chennai Half Day Guided Tour in a Private Car

Chennai Half Day Guided Tour in a Private Car

4-hour guided tour of the city of Chennai letting you explore the key attractions of the city in a short period of time. Complimentary snacks at a local eatery. Visit places like the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vivekananda House, Madras Museum and more.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.80
per group
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US$63.80
per group

Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.00
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US$59.00
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Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$58.47
Price varies by group size
From
US$58.47
Price varies by group size

Chennai Full Day Guided Tour in a Private Car

Chennai Full Day Guided Tour in a Private Car

8-hour guided tour of Chennai and explore the tourist destinations around the city. Complimentary snacks at a local restaurant.A Chennai that covers popular landmarks like Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Marina Beach & Chennai Lighthouse, Vivekananda House, Fort St. George and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.46
per group
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US$109.46
per group

6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

Enjoy amazing 6 days tour of Tamil Nadu offering with pre-booked 03 stat accommodations and English speaking driver for all transfers & sightseeing as per tour program - A land of cultural and religious heritage, offers every chance to its tourists and pilgrims to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of both- the modern and the ancient, which makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore and experience our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present. Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$420.52
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US$420.52
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Walk around Mylapore

Walk around Mylapore

I lived in Mylapore for 30 years. I was born and raised here in Mylapore. I do not belong to a tour guide, which means we can be very flexible with the tour. If you need more time in one place, you are welcome. If you want to remove something from the plan, we can also remove it. Enjoy Mylapore as you like. The participant of the tour will also receive a gift at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.42
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US$30.42

Chennai- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days)

Chennai- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days)

This package is specially designed for the travelers who would like to book the city tour with airport transfers, sightseeing and accommodation. This tour include private airport transfer with assistance, 2 Nights hotels accommodation with breakfast, 1 full day guided city tour with monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$293.00
Price varies by group size
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US$293.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and Lunch

Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and Lunch

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Spend your day exploring Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore, with this day tour. Your morning will be spent visiting the iconic 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple and the San Thome Basilica, followed by a traditional South Indian lunch in a local restaurant and visit the shrine at Ramakrishna Math, followed by a visit to the 17th-century Fort Saint George before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.44
Price varies by group size
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US$97.44
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Colonial Coromandal With Tranquebar Danish Quarter

Colonial Coromandal With Tranquebar Danish Quarter

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence.
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  • 12 days
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US$1,600.00
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From
US$1,600.00
Price varies by group size

Beach Holidays At Tranquebar-The Danish Village

Beach Holidays At Tranquebar-The Danish Village

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.And Pondicherry has a great story on its French days which is still quite eminent in the culture.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Pondicherry and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence which are incorporated with the local life.The fishermen community in Tranquebar is and interesting case study for philanthropists.
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  • 12 days
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US$1,205.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$1,205.00
Price varies by group size

Day Tour of Chennai City

Day Tour of Chennai City

A unique full day tour covering the capital city of Tamil Nadu and its main attractions like Fort St.George , Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Marina beach amongst others.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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US$271.20
Price varies by group size
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US$271.20
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple hours of operation: Daily 5am-12pm & 4pm-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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