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Best Sightseeing Tours in Chennai

Chennai is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in India on the Bay of Bengal. The city was formerly a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Chennai is a city adorning a multitude of colours, being a metro city in India, Chennai has moulded itself to a new cosmopolitan layer but has managed to retain its essence. Chennai is all about is beautiful museums and temples, delectable and authentic South Indian delicacies and exploration of the lovely Marina Beach. Chennai is frequented by many tourists throughout the year owing to its moderate sultry climate.

 

The city acts as a gateway city to major tourists places of Rameshwaram or Pondicherry. Chennai is filled with sightseeing options for the regular tourists. The Government museum built during the colonial era is well equipped and well known for housing the Bronze Gallery, that contain an envious collection of South Indian bronzes belonging to the 7th Century. The Kapileswara Temple strikes a pretty imposing picture by adorning main architectural elements of a Tamil Nadu temple with a rainbow-coloured gopuram, pillared mandapas and a huge tank, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the state's most popular deity. Chennai also houses beautiful churches, the most notable among them is the SanThome Cathedral which is a Roman Catholic cathedral located near the beach. The church was founded by the Portuguese in 1523, then later was rebuilt by the British in neo-Gothic style and is said to mark the final resting place of St Thomas the Apostle. St George Fort, Kalakshetra Foundation, Theosophical Society, Vivekananda House, Sri Ramakrishna Math and the Book Building are among other major tourist attractions in Chennai.

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    Chennai Bazaars Stroll
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    Chennai

    The around 2.5 hour guided walk takes you through the various streets of one of the most famous markets of Chennai. Roam around the oldest area of the historic city, unfold its history and amble through the colourful bazaars. The walk starts around 4 pm with a rendezvous outside the Anderson Church opposite to the Madras High Court and takes you directly into the heart of George Town, formerly known as the Black Town. Feel the spirit of the market as you encounter the hustle and bustle of the narrow roads, noise of the hawkers on the old streets and the crowded market. Witness the majestic buildings on either side as you walk down the streets. An expert guide will give the history of the area while also introducing you to the various markets. You have the opportunity to shop here as well. This walk will introduce you to the true flavours of a city-market. The streets are  full of life and exuberance making it a trip worth remembering. Duration: This one day activity would take around 2.5 hours

    h3 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

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    Marina and Fort St George Tour, Chennai
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    Chennai

    Take a fascinating trip to two famed sites in Chennai. Visit Fort St. George, the first fortress built by the English in 1644. This structure is also the starting point of the Marina Beach which runs a distance of 13 kms along the city’s coast. This tour takes around 3 hours. You can choose betweentime slots of 10 am -1 pm and 3-6 pm. Be picked from a location of your choice and undertake the journey in a car accompanied by an informed guide. The first stop will be at San Thome. Containing the remains of the Apostle St Thomas, it is an ancient basilica built by the Portuguese and rebuilt in a Gothic style by the British. A drive on the road along the beach gives you a glimpse of the fishermen’s settlements that are built here. There is also an ancient light house on the southern end of the beach, which is a famous landmark in the city and offers splendid views of the ocean. Visit the Fort St. George thathas a museum with many exhibits dating back to the British era. The St. Mary's Church, which is the oldest Anglican church in India and famed as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East', is also situated within its premises. The trip concludes after a tour of the various structures within the fort.Witness public buildings and sculptures along the Marina Promenade, unwind on the beach to delight in the local life and colourful stalls Duration – 3 hours

    h3 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    5850


    6350

  • About the Activity:Embark upon a spectacular tour of Havelock Island, one of the most visited but yet unspoiled islands around the world and the favourite among the Andaman Islands.A five day tour of this island makes your holidays cherish-able since it has remarkable treasures hidden within. Try to explore every nook and corner during the trip.It is accustomed to plenty of white sand beaches, coral reefs, azure waters and clean surrounding along with the peaceful local places.Make your Andaman trip quite fashionable by visiting Corbyn's Cove Beach, Cellular Jail and the Light and Sound Show presented here, the Radhanagar Beach, the Elephant Beach Boat ride and snorkeling etc.The package includes food, accommodation in hotels and all the transportation during the whole trip.

    d5 Days n4 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    8800


  • About the Activity:Instead of approaching the Elephant Beach in Andaman by boat, here is a twist that offers you more authentic exploration of the region through a guided trekking trip.Begin the activity early morning around 8:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel, the trekking can be done in one hour maximum. But a 300 meters of marsh land and Mangrove forest come along which demand much more energy and time.Once you arrive at the beach, spend a quality time strolling around before you get ready to go to the deeper parts of the ocean with a smooth snorkelling trip as well.Post lunch, be ready to go to one of the flamboyant beach on the island, the Radhanagar Beaches where relaxation can touch the optimum level. Moreover, the sunset views from the beach have a special place among travellers.Return to your hotel by late evening as you would be dropped back.

    h9 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    1520


  • About the Activity:A trip for those who are in love with the white sandy beaches and azure oceans around the world is here. A five hour long exploration of two famous beaches on Andaman Islands; Radhanagar and Kala Pathar Beach.At your convenient time, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kalapathar Beach first, the road to this beach offers quite a remarkable view of the turquoise water of the ocean. But the beach is comparatively small with less number of people.Capture the glistening white sandy beach's beauty as much as you wish and then head to experience the quietness provided by Radhanagar Beach.There the palm-fringed beach cuddled by the azure water articulates calmness. In addition to it, wait for the sun to sink in to the abyss so that you will be able to behold the best ever sunset views.Conclude the trip after spending almost three hours on Radhanagar Beach and return to your hotel.

    h5 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    1450


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    Pondicherry

    About the Activity:Unravel the true essence of Pondicherry as you make your way through the quaint markets, the Indian square and the French square.   The  guided walk of around 3 hours starts at 7am in the morning. You can also select a time according to your preference. Spend your time exploring the colonial town as you visit the fish market and the vegetable market. The town of Pondicherry is an amalgamation of Tamil and French architecture. The former is mainly found in the west part and the latter in the east. Visit the Indian Square in the Tamil part of Pondicherry on Vaishali Street where you can witness the symbolic tiled roof buildings running continuously from one building to another. This is succeeded by a visit to the French part of the town. Amble through the French square as your guide takes you to the Ashram. Established nearly a century ago, the Ashram forms a major part of the heritage properties in Pondicherry. The history of Pondicherry is fascinating and the city has a mix of various cultures, Indian and foreign. Get enamoured with the stories as your guide takes you on a walk through the lanes of this beautiful and charming city.

    h3 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    16% OFF

    750


    900

  • About the Activity: Enthrall in this stunning sightseeing tour of Island Triangle, Andaman with family and friends for a truly blissful experience. Enjoy the coastal beauty of this gorgeous island like never before! With your arrival in Port Blair, you will be provided with an array of activities. Acclimatize yourself with the surrounding, enjoy the shimmering crystal clear water and relax on the sand beaches. Visit the well- famed Cellular jail, a place that played a vital role during the pre-independence period. Enjoy a light and sound show along with rest of the group members. Visit the sunning Ross Island, fisheries museum and Anthropological museum and know more about this secluded treasured possession of India. Delight in the beauty of the Havelock Island, considered as one of the most beautiful and largest islands of Ritchie’s Archipelago. Relax on the renowned beaches of Vijaynagar and Radhanagar. Make some wonderful memories with rest of the group members while embarking on this sightseeing tour of Island Triangle, Andaman. Meal Types: Breakfast (lunch and dinner to be borne by the customer) Accommodation Types: On twin sharing basis.Activities: Sightseeing (Optional: Snorkeling trip to Elephant Beach, Scuba Diving, Sea Walk at an extra price)

    d7 Days n6 Nights
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    18600


    20000

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    Chennai

    Discover a land of archaeological wonders, open-air granite sculptures, and world listed heritage temples with a day trip toMahabalipuram - also known as Mamallapuram, thistown inTamil Nadu was once a busy seaport during the dynasty of the Pallavas. Uncover the past glory with visits toDakshinChitra Craft Foundation and Cholalmandal Artists Village along with the main town area. At around 10:00 am, get picked up from your hotel in Chennai and commence the hour-long journey by car. A well-informed guide will accompany you to this historical south city where the first stop will be the famous Shore Temple, which is among the oldest temples of South India and is carved from a large block of granite. A short distance from this temple is Descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance monument which is one of the world's biggest bas-reliefs depicting the story of the descent of the River Ganges from Heaven to Earth. A visit to stone carvers, who continue to preserve the traditional craft of stone sculpting, is possible at a school of sculpture where you can even buy some of the crafted figurines. On the way to Mamallapuram is DakshinChitra where traditional homes from various parts of South India have been transported and re-built, offering you a genuine insight into the lifestyles of the diverse people of South India. Cholamandal Artists' Village, the largest artists' community in India, is also included in the tour where you can view and buy paintings, sketches, terra-cotta/stone/metal sculptures, batiks and handicrafts made by the artists living the village. Duration – 8 hours

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    5% OFF

    9500


    10000

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    Chennai

    Delight in an eight hour trip of mystic Kanchipuram,one of the seven sacred cities of India. Visit magnificent temples and the world famous saree weaving units. The guided tour of Kanchipuram starts at 10:00 am when you will be picked from a location of your choice and will undertake the journey in a car. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you to this historical south city. Some of the ancient temples you can go to include Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple or Kamakshi Amman Temple. Witness the rich past glory with these places of worship that reflect the magnificence of Dravidian architecture.   Kanchipuram also has a long-established cottage industry of silk weaving and handloom for producing Kancheevaram sarees. Visit specialised saree shops where you can purchase silk fabrics and saris at rates lesser than those in Chennai. You can also visit a little museum that is an old house the owners have opened to visitors. It showcases fascinating household memorabilia and paintings. En route to Kanchipuram is the village of Sriperumbudur where, if interested, you can pay a short visit to the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Foundation, built at the site of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.The trip concludes at 6 pm when you would be returning to Chennai. Duration – 8 hours

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4

    Starting from

    4% OFF

    10500


    11050

  • About the Activity: Delight in this wonderful sightseeing trip to Andaman with friends and family for a truly blissful experience. Enjoy the coastal beauty of this gorgeous island like never before! With your arrival in Port Blair, you will be provided with an array of activities. Acclimatize yourself with the surrounding, enjoy the shimmering crystal clear water and relax on the sand beaches. Visit the well- famed Cellular jail, a place that played a vital role during the pre-independence period. Enjoy a light and sound show along with rest of the group members. Visit the tribal area of Baratang, travel through amazing dense rain forests which is also a happy home to the world’s oldest tribe,’Jarawa’. Relax your muscles and enjoy the sprawling beauty of Havelock Island. Make some wonderful memories with rest of the group members while embarking on this sightseeing tour to Andaman. Meal Types: Breakfast (lunch and dinner to be borne by the customer) Accommodation Types: On twin sharing basis. Activities: Sightseeing (Optional - Snorkeling trip to Elephant Beach, SCUBA Diving, Sea Walk at an extra price)  

    d7 Days n6 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    5% OFF

    20800


    22000

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    Chennai

    The city of Chennai has several splendors that you can enjoy from an aerial view! This weekend, head out for a beautiful and scenic aerial joyride around Chennai in a helicopter or fixed aircraft and get your adventurous photographic friends too! A joy ride above the city or the coast is an unforgettable way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Chennai and its surrounding areas. Enjoy the panoramic views of Chennai and it's coastline from your comfortable armchair in the sky. Enjoy an eagle eye view of Chennai city and its spectacular beaches with your friends in tow and feel like you are in the heavens, literally! The 2 packages you can avail are: 1. 30 minutes aerial ride for 2 pax 2. 30 minutes aerial ride for 3 pax  Activities: Aircraft joy ride over Chennai Difficulty Level: Easy

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    20% OFF

    16000


    20000

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    Chennai

    How well do you know Chennai’s rich history? This weekend, grab your chance to go on a British Blueprints Trail with a group of history enthusiasts and capture some amazing sights of this bustling city. The British left behind a rich legacy, from their language, their bureaucracy, their education system, and their buildings. Take a peek into colonial Madras, where Hindu Gods sit under Muslim domes, where stained glass reflects Kerala-style roofs, and majestic Greek columns stand next to sleek Art Deco edifices.Each building is a time capsule which reveals the hopes, fears, and ideas of its creators, as well as the history of this ever-vibrant city. The experience you can avail is: Exclusive private tour for a group of 6 people. Bottled water is included. Tempo Traveller (suitable for groups of 4-10 people).Transportation Types: Air conditioned coach. Activities: Visit a potter’s village. See how a whole village has hit pay dirt and listen to stories of creators, both mortal and immortal.

    h3 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    6% OFF

    3278


    3500

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    Chennai

    There are songs that praise the Chennai countryside, so why not pay a visit to the rich paddy fields and rural lands of Chennai for an experience you will never forget! Join an excited group of travellers as they take you away from the city to a world of green quilted paddy fields, ancient village temples and sacred groves. Hear the noise and chaos of the city magically transform into the sublime serenity of green fields. Spend time in a farmer’s house enjoying village hospitality. Visit his paddy fields and learn techniques of organic farming. Your tour will begin around 07:30 AM and end around 04:00 PM in the evening, Package 1: Exclusive private tour for a group of 6 people. Bottled water, lunch and refreshments will be included. Availability of tempo traveller (suitable for groups of 4-10 PAX) Meal Types: Lunch and refreshmentsTransportation Types: Air conditioned coach Activities: Rural tour of Chennai’s countryside

    d1 Day
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    6500


    7000

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    Chennai

    Experience the true essence of colourful streets and bazaars with a fun and engaging bazaar tour of Chennai! Crowded markets, narrow lanes, chaotic traffic, noisy hawkers, majestic buildings, fascinating history, vivid colours, and mesmerizing images, all to fill your head and camera lens. A pulse of any city is in its markets. Join an enthusiastic team of market lovers as they take you through one such market place in Chennai; to streets teeming with life and spilling over with colour, noise, and exuberance. A visit to the heart of George Town is an experience you won’t forget. From being called Black Town to becoming a bustling wholesale market, this place has seen it all. Join in an exciting tour and spend a fun day out with your friends or family.The packages you can avail are: Package 1: This tour will be confirmed only if a minimum group size is reached by the tour date. Bottled water is included. Package 2: Private tour for a group of 6 people. This will be an exclusive tour for your group. Bottled water is  included.Transportation Types: By foot and auto rickshaws.  Activities: Visit to Black town and George Town and a chance to buy products such as assorted nuts, peacock feathers, and aromatic spices. 

    h2 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    33% OFF

    995


    1500

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    Port Blair

    5N/6D : Port Blair - Havelock - Port Blair What will you see : Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail, Coral reef, Marine life. What will you do : Swimming and bathing at the beach, beach activities, Snorkeling and other underwater activities.  The beaches in Andaman hold the divine ability to mesmerize their visitors. Most of these beaches are ranked amongst some of the best beaches in Asia as well as in the world. This tour itinerary has been designed in a way, which will offer the most primal experience of life amidst the clear blue water and the tepid sands. Most of the beaches covered in this tour are esteemed to be tourist-friendly and also offer a tranquil stay, away from the bustling city life. If not every year, this tour is a must for once in a lifetime experience!

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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