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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.44
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$37.44
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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

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Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailasanathar temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's Penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.40
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$140.40
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Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

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Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward on 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.94
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$30.94

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.60
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$45.60
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Walking Tour Chennai

Walking Tour Chennai

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.75
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$12.75

Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

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Immerse yourself in Indian life and culture on this culinary tour in a local home in Chennai. Learn to prepare several South Indian vegetarian dishes, then sit down with your group and enjoy in the traditional way: on banana leaves. Dishes may include vegetable curry, sambar, rasam, or dosas. You'll learn much more about Indian cooking and culinary culture during this experience than you would by eating in local restaurants.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.16
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$56.16
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An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.32
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$44.32
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14

Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch

Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch

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Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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The coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, reach Mahabalipuram in comfort by private vehicle—with entry fees and round-trip transportation from your Chennai hotel included. Explore the Cave temples and rock sculptures with your guide to lead the way, and gain insight into Mahabalipuram’s fascinating 7th-century history.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.67
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$122.67
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Private 2-Day Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra with Commercial Return Flights

Private 2-Day Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra with Commercial Return Flights

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Visit India’s most iconic structure, the Taj Mahal, on this 2-day private tour from Pune to Agra. Enjoy comfort and convenience with all flights, transfers, and transportation arranged and included in the price of the tour. Visit the highlights of Agra such as the Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, local markets and more while learning about the history and culture of the city from your guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$552.00
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$552.00
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Full-Day Private Tour to the Kanchipuram Temples from Chennai

Full-Day Private Tour to the Kanchipuram Temples from Chennai

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Explore a medieval kingdom’s capital and visit its renowned sari makers on this all-day tour. After a convenient pickup from your Chennai hotel, travel by private vehicle or your own motorcycle to Kanchipuram. Stop by two architecturally significant 7th-century temples before immersing yourself in the craft of sari-making. Meet a weaver and see how traditional looms are used to transform mulberry threads into gorgeous garments.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.24
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$121.24
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1-Day Trip to The Taj Mahal and Agra with Commercial Return Flights

1-Day Trip to The Taj Mahal and Agra with Commercial Return Flights

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Pickup around at 4am from any of the city Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi (Cochin), Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune Hotel or Anywhere and transfer to airport to board your flight to Delhi and 3-Hrs drive to Agra. We visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and After Agra Sightseeing 3-Hrs drive to Delhi and depart at Delhi Airport flight to any of the city Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi (Cochin), Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune. Arrival airport and drop at your location.
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  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$484.00
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$484.00
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai

Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai

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Enjoy a private cultural tour from Channai to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra that showcases traditional South Indian culture, architecture and religion. Join your expert guide in comfortable air-conditioned transport as you make your way to a Dravidian (South Indian) village. See local artisans at work and gain insight into customs and traditions before wandering the halls of its small but impressive museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before making a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Mahabalipuram. Experience the splendor of impressive rock-cut sculptures and decorated temples that offer up striking examples of Dravidian architecture. Transport to and from hotel is also included in this daylong tour with expert local guide from Chennai.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00

French Toast - Give Time a Break

French Toast - Give Time a Break

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“Give time a break” This is a private ride which is organized completely if you wish to ride solo or with a partner and experience the coastal route on a cruiser.  (Please note this tour is not a guided one and will only be arranged and given. A guided tour will cost extra) Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is known, is a quaint little town on the southern coast of India. The French connection, the colonial heritage buildings, the endless stretch of beaches and backwaters and an unexpected choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines provide a mix of experience. Have a relaxed ride alongside the East Coast Road that connects Pondicherry to Chennai and “give time a break” It is appx for 12 to 14 hours and can be done by anyone as it is an easy smooth ride covering appx 280 Kms. A royal enfield along with breakfast and Lunch will be provided
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

Day Trip to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Chennai with Commercial Return Flights

Day Trip to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Chennai with Commercial Return Flights

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Visit the Taj Mahal and make it back to Chennai in time for bed with this whirlwind trip to India's most celebrated monument. You'll get up bright and early and fly up to Delhi, where you'll be ferried by private car straight to Agra. After a morning visit to the Taj Mahal, you'll get the chance to see one of the city's other main attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage Agra Fort, with a little time for shopping thrown in before returning to Chennai.
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  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$392.00
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$392.00
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Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.80
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$60.80
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Mahabalipuram Temple and Beach Day Tour from Chennai

Mahabalipuram Temple and Beach Day Tour from Chennai

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A fun tour with a combination of temple run and refreshing beach. After exploring the temples and the Mahabalipuram beach, just relax at the beach and visit plenty of ancient temples which were carved out of large monoliths and an wonder of ancient Indian mastery over stone. Professional surfers can try surfing also as the waters are very rough, however it is on guests own endeavor and nothing to do with our tour.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.52
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$39.52
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Chennai day trip to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram

Chennai day trip to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram tour from Chennai is about the 8th century twin wonders of Pallava architecture. We will cover the magnificent temples of Ekambareswar & Kailashnath in Kanchipuram and then visit weavers of the famed Kanchipuram Silk Saree. After that we visit the ancient sea port of Mahabalipuram and visit the legendary rock cut structures lie Arjuna’s penance, Five Rathas and the iconic Shore temple which served literally as the beacon for sea farers from the 8th century onwards.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00
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Kollywood tour about Tamil Movie making in Chennai

Kollywood tour about Tamil Movie making in Chennai

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Kollywood experience is a "behind the scenes" tour of the Tamil film industry which is more than a 100 years old.  Guests get to meet and interact with actors and technicians of the Film Industry. They will have an escorted tour to  Film studios, behind the camera movie shooting and a movie theatre as well. The tour ends with an experience of Tamil movie dance choreography to see how Tamil songs are being choreographed
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.34
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$133.34
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South India Temple Tour - 14n15d

South India Temple Tour - 14n15d

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Travelers can visit all Arupadai Veedu, Navagraham and Pancha Bootham temples including other important and famous temples in Tamilnadu within 15 days.
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  • 15 days
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$883.10
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$883.10
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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

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Chennai is home to some of India's most beautiful examples of Dravidian temple architecture, and you'll get to see some of the city's finest with this tour of sacred and religious sites. Highlights include the Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Mylapore), which dates back some 300 years and the even older Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Triplicane), which was first established way back in the 8th century.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.51
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$33.51
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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What people are saying about Sightseeing Tours in Chennai

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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
"Well spoken, with great English. We enjoyed every moment of our tour with you. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thank you."..."
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour
"Ranjith was an excellent driver and guide. He was very flexible and accommodating, able to tailor the tour to our own requirements and his local knowledge was excellent. Highly recomment this tour as a quick way to see all the main sights in Chennai in easy way."..."
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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop
"This was one of 3 tours we did with 5 Senses. All went very well, including an excellent guide, Kannan, good driver, and lovely Indian lunch. This is a trip that is well worth doing. It is grat to get out of the bustle of Chennai, and the sites are well worth visiting. Unfortunately we had some heavy rain on our day, so didn't get the best out of the trip. But fortunately 5 Senses provided some excellent photos so we could see what it would have looked like in sunshine!"..."
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Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai
"We enjoyed ourselves very much. Our driver was very kind and after we visit Mahabalipuram he took us to a seafood restaurant near the beach where we enjoyed fresh and very good fish and shrimps."..."
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Walking Tour Chennai
"Vicky and Sharmini were great hosts. They explained each site in much detail and also allowed ample time for us to take many pictures. They were both super accommodating and I would surely recommend anyone to take this walking tour when visiting Chennai."..."
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An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai
"Very glad we took this tour! This was my second tour with Ranjith and we arrived at Croc Bank just as it opened and enjoyed seeing all the reptiles. We had the option of hiring a guide to the temples for 1700 rupees and it was well worth it to learn about the many deities and their reincarnations as well as the discovery of some of them after 2004 tsunami and restoration process. We were fortunate to visit one temple on the eve of a big celebration and see the preparations as well as receive a blessing. We overlooked the beach for lunch and the fresh seafood was perfect. We spent about 20 minutes shopping, no pressure, Would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
"I was really glad doing this tour. I booked the tour unexpectedly but I was really glad to do it. The tour was beautiful and fascinating. The walk through the george Town is almost a must do for all visitors in Chenna. It was worthwhile. The guide Ms Krishna was very kind and told us all the stories about it."..."
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Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch
"Lovely tour with Kannan and local tour guide. Would recommend!! The drive was pleasant and the sites were exquisite."..."
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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours
"This tour was wonderful. The driver and guides were knowledgable. Got to see the Crocodile bank too."..."
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Private 2-Day Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra with Commercial Return Flights
"This tour was a great last minute option for us as it provided for everything end to end. From the minute we left our Pune hotel to the minute we arrived back we were guided - except obviously on the airplane. The pick up in Delhi airport was waiting and Prem our driver gave us a fantastic welcome, including flower leis and snacks for the road trip to Agra including beers and water. Our tour guide Mahesh joined us in Agra and the he provided a very detailed knowledge and understanding of the Taj and its history. Starting early the next day made all the difference particularly with the crowds. He has a real passion for the city and being a local and part of the culture makes a difference. The shopping was good as well and it gives you the opportunity to experience some of the history of the arts and crafts of that era. Just be weary that if you express the least bit of interest in an item the sales men willl force it on you. Dont be afraid to force a haggle. One item went from 2400 to 1000 and you can potentially go lower buy walking away. All in all it is a very efficient, easy and safe way to get around Agra. On the way back as we wanted to visit a few places in Delhi the guide was ok for us to get lunch on the go from anywhere included in the trip so we could do that which is the part of the beauty and flexibility of the Indian people. Pick up from the hotel a bit earlier in Pune would have seen us be able to factor in a few other things into Delhi or relax a bit more when we arrived in Agra. Be prepared for a very active 48 hours but well worth the trip. Even Raj, the travel coordinator kept tabs on us the whole way via WhatsApp making sure we arrived after flights and to hotels every step of the way. He was also in constant contact with the tour guide and driver making sure everything was fine all the way to arrival back at your Pune hotel. Thanks Raj, Mahesh and Prem we had a great time and look forward to the next experience."..."
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Full-Day Private Tour to the Kanchipuram Temples from Chennai
"It was the most fun filled riding the Royal Enfield motorbikes through the farms which was further enhanced by seeing up close a day in the life of a farmer and the use of organic means and bio gas as fuel for farming instead of fossil fuels. All this made possible by the fantastic team of 5sensestours.com."..."
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai
"Our guide was very knowledgeable with a warm, friendly and caring manner. |Highly recommend this tour. It is a must do while in Chennai."..."
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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai
"Great tour and the driver/ guide was extremely helpful!"..."
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple
"The local guide was SO informative and professional. He also really made me feel comfortable and safe. I would love to take this tour again. So much history to absorb!"..."

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