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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up dropDay Trips

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

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Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailasanathar temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's Penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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  • 13 hours
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in MylaporeCultural Tours

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
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  • 3 hours
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Chennai City Sightseeing TourBus & Minivan Tours

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
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Pondicherry day trip from Chennai by Wonder toursCultural Tours

Pondicherry day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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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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Ancient Temples Tour in ChennaiCultural Tours

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
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Mylapore Heritage Walking Tour with BreakfastCity Tours

Mylapore Heritage Walking Tour with Breakfast

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Explore the best of Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore with this heritage-themed walking tours. You'll meet your guide bright and early and have a traditional breakfast before heading on to see some of the area's most interesting and historically significant sites. Highlights include visits to San Thome Basilica, the temple of Ramakrishna Math, and the 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple, the most famous temple in town.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George TownCultural Tours

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

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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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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder toursCultural Tours

Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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The coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, reach Mahabalipuram in comfort by private vehicle—with entry fees and round-trip transportation from your Chennai hotel included. Explore the Cave temples and rock sculptures with your guide to lead the way, and gain insight into Mahabalipuram’s fascinating 7th-century history.
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  • 7 hours
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Full Day Tour of Chennai with Guide and LunchCultural Tours

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
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trip to The Taj Mahal, Agra from Chennai with Commercial Return FlightsCultural Tours

Day Trip to The Taj Mahal, Agra from Chennai with Commercial Return Flights

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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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Follow in the footsteps of St Thomas - a Private Pilgrimage Tour in ChennaiCultural Tours

Follow in the footsteps of St Thomas - a Private Pilgrimage Tour in Chennai

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Your private tour will follow the footsteps of St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus.  You will visit the Basilica of San Thome as well as St Thomas Mount where he was killed.  This has been a well known Christian pilgrimage site for centuries. After the tour, lunch will be included at a local restaurant.Highlights • San Thome Basilica • Ancient image of Our Blessed Mother • Cave at Little Mount to see prints of St Thomas
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Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from ChennaiCultural Tours

Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai

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Escape the kinetic energy of urban Chennai on this private daylong tour of Pondicherry. Gain insider’s insight into the spiritual heritage of this region with a stop at Sri Arubindo Ashram and learn more about its colorful cultural heritage on a visit to Pondicherry Museum. Listen in as your personal guide shares stories and trivia about its French colonial past, and search for hints of this ancient rule in the language, food and people of the region. Finally, journey to Auroville, where you’ll visit the domed Matrimandir temple where Integral yoga is practiced and learn more about the spiritual community that surrounds it.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Private Half Day Chennai Tour including Sunset at Marina Beach with DinnerPrivate 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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Private Tour: Overnight Pondicherry Tour from ChennaiCultural 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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Kanchipuram Day TripCultural Tours

Kanchipuram Day Trip

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Kanchipuram is one amongst the major historical towns of India. Situated on the banks of Vegavathi River, it has been an important learning and religious centre in the past and the ancient temples and other architectural arts exhibit its significance. Today, Kanchipuram is extremely famous for its Hindu temples and obviously, Kanchipuram sarees. Also considered as one amongst the seven pilgrimage sites of India, this spiritual town has become the destination for Hindu devotees to get themselves surrounded by spirituality and attain salvation.Kanchipuram is also famous amongst history lovers. For those who tend to walk along the historical lanes and explore its roots buried deep down the layers of time, this beautiful town is a quintessential stoppage. Ruled by Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire and British before independence, Kanchipuram has seen everything ranging from flourished periods to dark times.
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Private Tour: Day Trip to Kanchipuram Temple City from ChennaiPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Day Trip to Kanchipuram Temple City from Chennai

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Experience the best of Kanchipuram Temple City on this day trip from Chennai that showcases the religion, culture and architecture of ‘The City of Thousand Temples’. Travel with your knowledgeable guide to some of the most iconic temples, including Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Kailasanathar Temple. Gain a deeper understanding of Hinduism, sample a typical Indian lunch and watch a traditional silk weaving demonstration as part of this private tour from Chennai.
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Private Custom Day Tour: Chennai to Kanchipuram Sightseeing with GuideCultural Tours

Private Custom Day Tour: Chennai to Kanchipuram Sightseeing with Guide

Visit this small town of Tamil Nadu, state of India, which is one of the most important spiritual centres of Hinduism, and a major pilgrim destination. Explore this "Silk City" in an fully air-conditioned vehicle and with a professional guide who will wxplain the relevance and significance of each place with great details.
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  • 5 hours
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Kanchipuram temples & Silk Saree weaving, Day Trip from ChennaiCultural Tours

Kanchipuram temples & Silk Saree weaving, Day Trip from Chennai

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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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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from ChennaiPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai

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Enjoy a private cultural tour from Channai to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra that showcases traditional South Indian culture, architecture and religion. Join your expert guide in comfortable air-conditioned transport as you make your way to a Dravidian (South Indian) village. See local artisans at work and gain insight into customs and traditions before wandering the halls of its small but impressive museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before making a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Mahabalipuram. Experience the splendor of impressive rock-cut sculptures and decorated temples that offer up striking examples of Dravidian architecture. Transport to and from hotel is also included in this daylong tour with expert local guide from Chennai.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Chennai City Tour with Fort St George and Kapaleeshwarar TempleCultural Tours

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
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Private Tour to Kanchipuram from ChennaiPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai

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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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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Ancient Temples Tour to Kanchipuram from ChennaiCultural Tours

Ancient Temples Tour to Kanchipuram from Chennai

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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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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Full-Day Temple Tour of Kanchipuram from ChennaiCultural Tours

Full-Day Temple Tour of Kanchipuram from Chennai

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Kanchipuram—the city of a thousand temples—is famous for its Hindu shrines and silk-woven saris. Enjoy a full-day journey to the ancient temple town on this guided private tour from Chennai. Learn the histories behind some of the city’s most sacred sites and thriving heirloom industry, and admire dazzling garments made from pure mulberry silk and gold thread.
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  • 10 hours
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St Thomas tour in ChennaiCultural Tours

St Thomas tour in Chennai

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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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