Best South India Tours in Chennai
The Mystical Walk is an extraordinary way to discover a city as vibrant and dynamic as Chennai. With the company of a guide, your walk will being around 8am and will take you through fascinating stories hidden behind some common beliefs and practices of the region. Explore questions behind Chennai’s mythical past, its monarchy, religious stamps and more.
Witness the diversity of the land that is evident in the harmonious co-existence of occult practices and supernatural beliefs alongside the modernism and technology found in its urban setting. Be enamored by a parrot fortune-teller throwing light on your planetary formations, have hair braided in a traditional manner and soak in the aroma of fresh jasmine and incense sticks around temples. The trail will also lead you to some of the popular eateries for a gastronomical experience. This tour is largely done on foot.
Duration: This one day tour will take around 2.5 hours
The First Wave surfing classes in Covelong, known for its pristine beaches, offers a wonderful opportunity to water sport enthusiasts to learn the thrilling sport of surfing within a short span of 4-8 days.
These 3-hour long classes, conducted on weekends, have two time slots of 7-10 am and 2:30 – 5:30 pm. You can also choose between a 4 day and 8 day course during which you would be provided with life jackets, soft top surfboards and related course material.
The content covered include understanding the ocean and its waves, the weather, surfing equipment and gear, and rip and current. You will be trained in ocean safety, surfing skills and methodology, how to enter and exit water safely, and surf etiquette. You will get to practice on soft top boards and gain mastery over surfing in the ocean waters under the able guidance of a professional surfer. On completing the course, you would also be given a certificate.
Duration: 3 hours each for 4 days
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
Kerala is a confluence of Hills, the seas and the evergreen nature. This 20N/21D will take you through the length and breadth of Kerala, providing you with an experience not to be forgotten. Through backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, canoeing to trekking, jungle stays and rural villages, you will see it all.
About the Activity:An assured beautiful package is here before you. It is nothing but a camping and trekking experience in Kodaikkanal, Tamil Nadu.This is a 2 day 1 night package with some exciting activities as deep forest camping, visiting the natural falls and water bodies.Partake in morning exercise sessions, listen to the nature talks by experts, indulge in bird watching, star gazing, enjoy the camp fire, get a dip in the water falls, enjoy the musical nights, adventure games, environmental talks and debates and share your real life adventure stories.The package includes food, accommodation in 2/3/4 sharing tents and transportation from Kodai lake to the activity point and return.The trip starts at around 10:00 AM from Kodaikanal Lake and ends at around 06:00 PM, the following day.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Types: Breakfast (lunch and dinner to be borne by the customer)
Types: On twin sharing basis.Activities: Sightseeing (Optional: Snorkeling
trip to Elephant Beach, Scuba Diving, Sea
Walk at an extra price)
About the Activity:Embark on a memorable stay at Sunway Manor, Pondicherry and take back memories of being in the presence of pure luxury and stunning ambiance. Ideally located in the city center of Pondicherry on the 100ft road, the resort prides itself on a contemporary ambiance which occurs ina stunning melange with age old South Indian warmth and hospitality. The accommodation space are spread over 61 gorgeous and aesthetic rooms that are perfect for business as well as leisurely pursuits.Delight in an array of leisure activities - enthrall in scores of indoor activities like carom, chess, and table tennis. De-stress yourself completing few lapses of swimming in the pool. Rivet in this amazing stay experience with friends and family. Meal Types: Mixed
Menu (Veg and Non veg)
Single or Double occupancyActivities: Activity center with indoor games
like carom, chess, cricket, table tennis, access to swimming pool, usage of gym
Experience a pottery tour of Madurai on your next day off and spend a day with your friends and family in getting to know the intricate art of pottery! At first glance, it is the archetypal Indian village – sun burned and sleepy. There are dolls here of all sizes and in various stages of making. This village plays host to many Gods, all made of clay. Watch villagers turn creators as their hands fashion mud dolls with dexterity as they gently pack hundreds of dolls into a fire to bake them and wield paint brushes to paint the pots. When you’ve had enough of the mud, soak in the peace and calm by a lotus pool. The stories connected to this place run the gamut of mythology, fantasy, history and tradition, and each one adds a new facet to one’s notion of Madurai. The package is an exclusive tour for 6 people. Tour Timings: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PMTransportation Types: Air conditioned coach at INR 3252 extra.
Activities: Pottery tour of Madurai
When was the last time you gave yourself a well-deserved holiday? Head for a fun and relaxing stay at The Ashok Beach Resorts in Chennai with your friends and family. The Ashok group in Chennai is part of ITDC (Indian Tourism Development Corporation). ITDC’s accommodation chain, the Ashok group is the largest in the country. The beautiful resort offers accommodation ranging from luxury suites to modestly furnished rooms, from beach resorts to a moderately priced forest lodge.The packages are: 1. Double Sharing Rooms2. Triple Sharing RoomsMeal Types: Mixed Menu (Vegetarian and non-vegetarian)Accommodation: Double and triple sharing rooms at the resort.
Activities: Swimming pool (chargeable), carrom, volley ball, cricket, cycling, bullock cart, and other activities within 30 acres of the property.
Away from the fast-paced life of the city, get refreshed with a touch of the Chennai countryside in your schedules. This day-long tour of around nine hours to the outskirts of the city will bring you back fresh and rejuvenated.
The tour starts from Sriram Nagar at around 7:30am where you board the Air-Conditioned coach. Proceed to the countryside where a number of activities await. An experienced guide will accompany you. Be greeted by the warm hospitality of the farmers, spend some time in their house and visit their paddy fields. They tell you about the techniques of organic farming and the processing methods of rice and also impart knowledge on the ways of nature and birds. Get your hands dirty in the paddy fields, take in the view of the green fields all around or just laze near the village pond.
Head back home after spending a day in the village and experiencing its charms.
Duration: This one day tour will take you around 9 hours
This two and a half hour trail through the history of dancing in Chennai reveals the many fascinating stories of the city and the way it is embedded in the everyday lives of the people. There are two options for the activity start time, you can choose the 10 am or 3 pm one.
Dancing, the art of storytelling through expressions forms an integral part of Chennai’s rich cultural heritage. One can find touches of it in every aspect of the city’s life, from the sculptures in the historical temples to the dance sequences in contemporary Tamil cinema. You will be explained the basic elements of Bharatnatyam -one of the most expressive dance forms in the country- by a professional dancer. Learn the ways to interpret the various stories expressed by a dancer’s expressions. Further, get a chance to learn the basic steps as a choreographer takes you through some dance routines. All along this time you also get to know about the various stories in connection with the city and its history of dancing, the famous dancers and the controversies they attracted.
Duration: This one day tour will take around 2.5 hours
About the Activity:40 km south of Chennai, en route to Mahabalipuram, is the fishing village of Covelong. It is along its sandy delight that the surfing course is conducted to enable you to experience both surfing and stand-up paddle surfing.
This basic surfing and paddle surfing session can be undertaken in the morning from 7-11 am or in the evening from 2:30 to 5 pm. Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on board along a moving wave and heads towards the shore. Stand up paddle surfing is an off-shoot of surfing and allows the surfer to venture further into the ocean while standing and paddling on the board.
Along with the two water sports, the excursion also includes learning the basics of reading the ocean and weather. You will be provided with life jackets and surf boards for the water sports.
Feel like a child again
with an exciting and riveting paintball session in Chennai with your friends
and chase around the arena in excitement as you dodge obstacles and shoot
colourful pellets with unlimited joy! Select your opponents and fire at them
using special paint-ball guns called Markers containing food colouring. This is
the best de-stressing game for software professionals who are looking out for
some physical activity as well. You will get the perfect chance to shoot 40
balls which will be given to you before the start of the game! Ready, aim and
fire at your friends and enjoy every second that you spend in this exciting and
riveting arena on your next holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city
lunch or dinner on the beach are available at an extra cost.
The spice trail is an exploratory journey
through Indian cuisine. Pay a visit to a local Indian market and buy some of
the produce there – fresh and bursting with colour. Walk into an everyday
Indian kitchen, and watch the magic play out. Savour the fragrance of a myriad
spices, working in harmony to make the meal memorable. Listen to stories of
seasonal produce, of handpicking local vegetables and of the people who grow
them. Create a drool worthy meal, sit back and relish every mouthful.This is one trail where you would love getting
your hands dirty. Package 1: This tour will be confirmed only if
a minimum group size is reached by the tour date. Bottled water, lunch and
refreshments and activities are includedPackage
2: Private tour for a group of 6 people. Bottled water, lunch, refreshments, and
activities are included.Meal Types: lunch and refreshments
Activities: Visit to Indian local market, Indian kitchen,
handpicking of local vegetables, cook your own meal