Join your guide in the center of Mylapore for this small-group cultural walking tour in Chennai. Venture out on a 2.5-hour stroll through this vibrant neighborhood and explore the hidden lanes and back alleys with your local guide. Learn about this unique part of the city, which is said to predate Chennai by more than 2,000 years. Your guide will explain how the city grew from this hub of culture, arts and tradition as you walk.
Watch Brahmin priests who interpret Hindu texts carry out daily rituals at the 40 - year-old Kapaleeshwar Temple. Learn from your guide why locals travel clockwise around the time and gain a deeper understanding of Hindu god and traditions.
Continue into the streets of Mylapore and witness the energy of daily life as you travel to the home of a temple priest. Hear why doorsteps are decorated with colorful paintings and why women decorate their foreheads with bindis.
Finally, travel by rickshaw through the streets on your way to San Thome Cathedral. Your guide will explain how Christianity made its way to India and tell the story of Doubting Thomas, an apostle whose tomb is located here.
End your morning with a traditional dosa breakfast at Hotel Saravana Bhavan. Savor these tasty rice and lentil crepes with your small group and guide before returning to the starting location where you kicked off the Chennai city walk.