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.
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.
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.
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.
Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward this small-group walking tour of the Sowcarpet Market: where a multitude of stalls serve the staples that keep Chennaites sustained. Let a guide navigate the market so you don’t get lost, taste popular foods at tried-and-trusted stands, and get the full lowdown on local delicacies that you wouldn’t hear on your own.
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.
Escape the tourist track—and wake up those calf muscles—on this relaxing bicycle tour through rural Tamil villages. Learn about centuries-old traditions and lifestyles, from pottery-making to agricultural cultivation. Visit schools, temples, and farms, covering more sights in less time on two wheels. Tours include a tender coconut as a refreshing local snack.
Go behind the scenes in the history-filled coastal city of Mamallapuram on this guided walking tour. Learn the mythological legends behind UNESCO-listed attractions like Arjuna’s Penance and the Five Rathas, which are based on stories from India’s national epic, the Mahabharata. You’ll also get a peek at the Shore Temple, a seaside Vishnu and Shiva shrine built in a Dravidian style.
This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the heritage and legacy of Chennai's first settlement.Trace the evolution of George Town as the trading post for East Indian Company in the 17th century to its modern avatar as the trading hub of Chennai.Experience cultural diversity as we walk to ancient temples predating the British Era and an iconic Church of Armenian traders.
Discover the secrets of Madurai on this engaging walking tour. As you make your way through the ancient city, your expert guide will share fascinating stories about kings, Gods, and amazing Madurai residents. Listen to impressive tales that skirt the fine line between myth and history. This relaxed walking tour moves through the city at a leisurely pace.
George Town is the part of the city that the English once referred to as 'Black Town'. While the colonial masters of Madras stayed in the luxury and safety of Fort St George, the common man huddled around it, in a settlement that quickly grew into a vibrant trading. George Town can be chaotic, crowded and hard to decipher. But it represents the best of Madras history. From the Armenian Church that supported a community for nearly 3 centuries, a businessman who changed the city's economy and the architecture that was designed to show off English power to approaching ships; this is a part of Chennai that has is rich in fascinating stories.The George Town walk is an introduction to this precinct that stretches from Port Offices on the Eastern side to the buzzing wholesale markets on the west. George Town is a great place to find history, a transport hub, the high court and intense shopping experiences all rolled into one neighborhood.
This walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will explain the things required for a typical South Indian Wedding. Walk past all the shops that sell merchandise critical for an Indian Wedding. Silk, jewelry, apparel, flowers & utensils.
On this tour, we explore the busy neighbourhood of Georgetown. This area consists of well-established specialised bazaars, with small winding streets, warehouses, covered wholesale markets, street stalls and retail shops.Originally called ‘Black Town’, the area came up in the late 1600s after the founding of Fort St. George. Local people settled here to trade and do business with the fort. A portion of Black Town was flattened in the 1700’s, to provide an open area outside Fort St George. The residents of Blacktown re-settled just beyond the open area, in what was called New Black Town.In the mid 1800’s, the open area (old Black Town) was used to construct the grand building of Madras High Court. In 1910, when King George visited India, Blacktown was renamed Georgetown. Today Georgetown continues to be a busy market area, selling everything under the sun: bangles, fabrics, fruits, vegetables, spices, stationery, jewellery, etc.
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.
Chennai is a beautiful city during the day, yet it is even more beautiful at night. Come and join us on this amazing and completely off beat experience of Chennai at night.Experience the urban side of city on this walk, visit local popular hangout places, most prominent, beautiful monuments, ancient and modern buildings and old streets in the beautiful night view of the Chennai city.
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, was the capital of the Southern British India. Many great monuments were built during the British rule and several of them continue to dominate the skyline of Chennai even today. In this walking tour, we will visit some of the prominent landmarks of Chennai, which were built during the British era in an architectural style blending British as well as Indian elements. We will start at the Central Railway Station and walk to Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Naper Bridge and finish at Madras University building.
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.
Food Walk in Madurai is a walk deep into the busting streets of Madurai which has been catering travelers since the last 2000 years. This city is multicultural and hence its food is diverse and tempting. This walk takes you into the bylanes which serve the most authentic dishes and drinks of Madurai, Come and start walking for the Extreme Scrumptious Experience!!
The English ruled over the Indian subcontinent for over 3 centuries. The story of their conquest of India started here, in Fort St George. Walking through the fort is a fascinating experience. Today it is the seat of the state's democratic institutions, a partial makeover from the time when it was the seat of power of the East India company. From its beginnings as a small garrison to the imposing half decagon it is today, the fort has seen many battles, stand offs and eventually the historic raising of the Indian flag of Independence too.The fort is where some of English colonial history's most influential generals started their careers and their families. From Napoleon to Tipu Sultan, Fort St George has a long list of connections to some of world history's most recognizable names. Walk with us to understand life in the fort many centuries ago, the people who built the English empire and its transition into what it is today.
There are only three cathedrals in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus Christ; one of them is the Santhome Cathedral in Chennai. This astonishing fact, not very well known even to locals, is only one facet of Santhome’s 400 year old history. This was a Portuguese precinct and a remnant of a colonial force that preceded the British. They built grand churches and bungalows, married into the local population and made great profits trading off the port. To understand the story of Santhome, we must resort to clues from old maps, street names, flag posts, tombs and the local architecture. Among the city's many layers of history, Santhome's is both rich and often forgotten.
This walk is very different because when we go on any tour, we are exploring and experiencing places and things that are outside, but on this tour we will be taking a journey inwards and you will explore the very life within, it could be a life changing experience if you decide to take it in the right perspective.Connect the dots of spirituality, religion and science to make sense and go beyond the framework of logic, an experience designed to elevate your spiritual journey.
Triplicane is a vibrant neighborhood in Chennai. It is a collage of cultures, architectural styles and the heritage of Indian communities who built it over many centuries. The character of Triplicane changes from street to street, encapsulating the many diverse and intruiguing stories of its people. We will walk from the Wallajah Mosque to Parthasarathy Temple, listening to stories of the people, houses, institutions and markets that dot the trail. Triplicane has a multi-layer history. Come walk with us to discover tales of ancient temples, the reign of the nawabs and the evolution of a diverse and vibrant neighborhood.
This tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Chennai through Marina.Marina Beach is where the pulse of Chennai can be gauged. Soak in the atmosphere and meet the city's people. While the statues tell the history of the city, the beach itself is where common people gather to voice their opinion on issues to those in power.