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.
South India is home to all sorts of fascinating wildlife, and with this day trip from Chennai, you can see some of the area's coolest creatures, safely. Highlights include visits to Guindy National Park, home to all sorts of snakes, reptiles, and even butterflies as well as stops at the Chennai Crocodile Park and the Arignar Anna Zoological Gardens, the first public zoo in India!
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.
Visit all three of Chennai's top parks—Semmozhi Poonga, Huddleston Park, and Guindy National Park—on this half-day private tour. With a dedicated guide to fill you in on the parks' history, flora, and fauna, you can focus on enjoying yourself. Round-trip private transportation included.
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.
Many of Chennai’s most popular zoos and nature parks lie on the city’s nature trail, but organizing entrance fees and transportation to visit solo takes time. On this tour, visit the Arignar Anna Zoological Gardens, Guindy National Park, the Chennai Crocodile Bank, and Snake Park—with round-trip transport from your Chennai hotel and admission fees included. Along the way, your guide shares insight into India’s animal life, flora, and fauna.
In the Turtle Walk experience in Chennai, guests will learn about the initiatives to rescue, rehabilitate and conserve Olive Ridley Turtles in this area. A wildlife expert will take you on a guided tour of the hatcheries to look for turtle hatchings. You will also have an opportunity to follow the wildlife experts in their expedition to search for nesting turtles. If you are lucky you can even witness the release of turtle babies to the Sea.
On this day-excursion from Chennai, visit the oldest water bird sanctuary of India. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is home to migratory birds such as Pintail, Garganey, Grey Wagtail, Blue-winged Teal, Common Sandpiper and many more. The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to March when
migratory birds are nesting here.
• Many small lakes in the sanctuary
• 40 000 birds including 26 rare species
• Migratory birds from countries as far away as Canada
Chennai is blessed with a rich wildlife legacy which is fighting to survive the onslaught of “Development” and Information technology boom. In this nature trail we will explore the marshes along the coromandel coast in Chennai which are a Central Asian Flyway for birds migrating from Europe, Mongolia, Japan and China to escape the harsh winters. We will also visit the famous Madras Crocodile Bank which in itself is a haven for birds along with turtles, tortoises, crocodiles and alligators.