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Chennai: Mahabalipuram Tour with Lunch

1. Chennai: Mahabalipuram Tour with Lunch

Your experience will begin as you are collected from your accommodation at 7:30AM, at which point you will make your way to Mahabalipuram. Once having arrived, Panch Rathas is your first destination. These are rock-cut monolith structures which are dedicated to the lead cast of the Mahabharata epic. They are dedicated to Draupadi, Arjuna, Nakul-Sahadeva, Bhima and Yudhister. There is also a sculpture of an elephant next to the ratha of Nakul-Sahadeva. Next in the itinerary is Arjuna’s Penance, a 100-foot by 45-foot open-air rock relief where an entire masterpiece from the Mahabharata epic has been carved. The River Ganga is at the center of the panel, and is surrounded by divine beings, hunters, animals, birds, and trees belonging to the Himalayan ranges. The next stop is to Krishna’s Butterball, a 5-meter ball-shaped boulder which is perched precariously on a slope and seems to defy Newton’s laws of gravity. Next up, the magnificent Shore Temple beckons you. This 8th-century structural temple is made of granite, and served as a beacon for seafarers of the time. Legend says that this was a part of a complex of 7 temples dotted along the sea, and the legendary traveler Marco Polo also mentioned Mahabalipuram in his memoirs, referring to it as the "City of 7 Pagodas". Following this final stop, you will travel back to Chennai where you will be dropped off back to your hotel by 3:30PM.

Full Day Chennai Sightseeing Tour

2. Full Day Chennai Sightseeing Tour

Join a tour through the fascinating city of Chennai. This large Indian city, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has its roots as a colonial city. In the 17th century the British built a town called St. George, which continued to thrive and grow until it was renamed Chennai in the year 2000 by the Indian government. Today, this energy-filled city has not only historic sights and shopping to offer tourists, but gorgeous white sandy beaches as well. Your professional English-speaking tour guide will lead you from Chennai’s past as St. George to its present state today, starting with Fort St. George. This is the first British fort built in India, constructed in 1639. Today, it houses the secretariat, legislative assembly of the Tamil Nadu state, and the Fort Museum. You will also see St. Mary’s Church. Standing in Fort St. George, the church is the oldest British building in India. This beautiful, tall white church has a stunning altar piece of the Last Supper. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit culturally important museums such as the Government Museum and the National Art Gallery. The Government Museum, in particular, houses an extensive collection of archeological and numismatic artifacts. Last, but most certainly not least, you can marvel at the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, built for the god Shiva. Constructed in the 17th century, this temple has absolutely stunning, colorful gopuram that need to be seen to be believed. Don’t miss the chance! Chennai is not only a beautiful Indian city, it is a beautiful world city. Take the opportunity to visit this city on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal and experience the wonders of India for yourself.

Chennai Airport to Hotel Transfer

3. Chennai Airport to Hotel Transfer

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Chennai International Airport and your accommodation in Chennai. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-hygiene and quality standards.

Sowcarpet Food Walk in Chennai

4. Sowcarpet Food Walk in Chennai

Expect the unexpected on this vibrant food trail through Chennai! Taste authentic street food, from chaats and lassis from around the country to local favorites like Podi Idli and Ghee Dosa. 1) Chaat at Kakada Ramprasad Sweets & Snacks in Chennai Experience a variety of North Indian sweets, chaats, and beverages all the way here, down south on a street in Sowcarpet. Enjoy Kesar Badam Milk and Jalebis, Aloo Parathas and...Papaya Chutney? Yum. 2) Try Lassi at Anmol Lassiwala Watch lassi made live on the street by skilled man himself, Dinesh, known by locals for his bubbly personality. In a place where summer never ends, a drink served chilled everyday couldn't taste any better! 3) Have a new dish, Jantar Mantar, in Chennai Tasting just as unique as it sounds, this chaat made of curd vada (lentils donut covered with yogurt) and kachori (sweet and spicy deep-friend snack) can be found nowhere else except here in Chennai. 4) Dahi Poori and more Chat at Chot Motu Chaats & Juices Located conveniently on Mint Street, this shop is well known for its vegetarian cakes, Dahi poori, and an assortment of sweets and is not to be missed! 5) Ghee Idli & Dosa at Seena Bhai Tiffin Centre Experience some of the best dishes that Chennai has to offer: Ghee Podi Idli and Ghee Dosa. This center, once a push car that went through the years with friendly customer suggestions, is now a neighborhood favorite for all. 6) Jodhpuri Chaat at Maya Chats in Chennai Try a hot onion kachori or a Jodhpuri-style chaat from this all-vegetarian eatery. Freshly made and pocket friendly, this spot will definitely win for best teatime snacks any day! 7) Vada Pav at Shree Vada Pav in Chennai Heard of Vada Pav before? It's a deep-fried potato dumpling covered with various masalas and chutney, cushioned between two soft buns. Once you try it, you're sure to come back for seconds of their delicious and spicy delights.

From Chennai: 2 Days Taj Mahal Agra Tour

5. From Chennai: 2 Days Taj Mahal Agra Tour

Day 01: Delhi-Agra You can book early morning flight from Chennai and fly to Delhi on your arrival at the airport in Delhi, You are received by us and our representative will introduce you to our driver and will assist you until you find your place in your luxury car then you are driven straight to Agra via expressway your drive would take nearly 03 hours. Before reaching your pre booked hotel in Agra, You visit a famous monument Baby Taj mahal which is older to Taj and inspired the architecture of Taj Mahal. Your tour guide for Agra will report at the monument and will wait for your arrival. After finishing the sightseeing of Itmad-Ud-Daula which is known as the (Baby Taj) you are driven straight to the hotel. After check in and freshening up you proceed to have lunch in case you do not feel hungry continue your Taj mahal tour with the visit of the Agra fort. This strong and massive fort built by emperor Akbar house large number of palaces inside it. This fort got the best points for sunset Taj mahal Pictures. After finishing the tour if you desire you can visit the Vibrant Agra bazaar with your tour guide overnight at the hotel with sweet dreams. Day 02: Agra-Delhi Today you have to wake up early to explore the epitome of love the Taj mahal sunrise tour. After the security checking you are free to capture the best views of the Taj with the sun beams of dawn falling on the marble and the shimmer of the stones add charm to the beauty. The Taj Mahal built by the emperor Shahjahan for his beloved is a unique example of engineering and took 22 years time for completion. After the visit of Taj mahal you returns back to your hotel and have breakfast. Post breakfast and pack up you do the check out and be ready for your drive to Delhi. You reach Delhi airport to catch your pre booked flight for Chennai.

Chennai: 2-Day Great Living Chola Temples Cultural Tour

6. Chennai: 2-Day Great Living Chola Temples Cultural Tour

Day 1 Following an early morning pickup from your hotel in Chennai, head in direction of Tanjore. At around 1:00 PM, you will arrive in Tanjore, the first capital of the Ancient Chola Empire. Visit the famous Brihadeeswara Temple located at the Great Living Chola Temples Trail and gaze in awe at one of the most imposing architectural structures in India. On this trail, you'll also visit the Thanjavur Big Temple, a more than a 1000-year-old temple with remains of the finest specimen of architecture, sculpture, bronze casting, and painting. Admire the excellent collection of frescoes that can be found on the walls around the sanctum and see the legendary tales of Lord Shiva depicted on the walls. Learn about the special material that was used to paint the murals and the secret they were able to last for so many centuries. Another highlight in Tanjore is the Grand Palace, built during the Nayak rule and repaired during the rule of the Marathas. Walk through the queen’s courtyard and witness divine scenes painted on the walls of the Durbar Hall. Then, search for the underground passage in this palace. There is also the Royal Museum, a gallery, and the Saraswati Mahal Library stationed within the palace complex. In the evening, stay overnight in Tanjore and continue your adventure the next morning. Day 2 Drive to Darasuram from Tanjore and visit the Airavateswar Temple, the second destination in the Great Living Chola Temples Trail. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple was built by Chola King Raja Raja II in the 12th century AD. Learn the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site which is considered a treasure trove of art, carvings, and architecture. The final stop in the Great Living Chola Temples Trail is the city of Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Built in 1025 by Rajendra Chola, son of the famous Chola emperor Raja Raja, it was meant to commemorate his victory over the Pala Empire across the Ganges. Gangaikonda Cholapuram served as the capital of the mighty Chola Empire for 250 years and is most famous for its Shiva Temple. Visit other highlights of this lost city of Cholas including The Royal Palace made of burnt brick, a giant Nandi, and a magnificent lion figure next to the well where the King poured the Ganges water brought from his conquests. Following the final stop, return to Chennai from Gangaikonda Cholapuram where you'll be dropped off at your hotel at around 8:30 PM.

From Chennai: Overnight Taj Mahal Tour with Flight & Hotel

7. From Chennai: Overnight Taj Mahal Tour with Flight & Hotel

Day 1 - Pick Up from Delhi + Drive to Agra + Agra Sightseeing Pick up at Delhi airport, your hotel in Delhi or Gurgaon at your chosen time and drive to Agra. It will take about 3 hours to reach Agra from the New Yamuna Expressway. When you arrive in Agra, our guide will meet you at hotel and help you check in to your hotel. After washing up, visit Agra Fort, which is located 2 km northwest of the Taj Mahal and sits on 94 acres (34 ha). The monument has Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Second visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah commonly known as the Baby Taj which is the mausoleum of Itmad-ud-Daulah and looks quite similar to the Taj Mahal. Therefore, he was given the name "Baby Taj". The Tomb is also a must-see when visiting Agra. After the sightseeing , you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Agra. Overnight stay in Agra Day 2 - Taj Mahal at Sunrise + Drive to Delhi + Chennai Departure You'll be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Agra for a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal to admire the ravishing beauty of India's most famous monument and back to your hotel. It is famous for its symbol of love After a sightseeing drive to Delhi, upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for your flight to Chennai. Upon arrival at Chennai airport, our driver will pick you up from Chennai airport and take you to your hotel in Chennai or any other desired location in Chennai.

Food Tour in Mylapore, Chennai

8. Food Tour in Mylapore, Chennai

Expect authentic South Indian breakfast items like Vada, Idli, Vadacurry, Dosa, Adai, and the famous filter coffee. Discover the old Madras and end with Rose milk from a legendary store. 1) Have Bhajjis at Jannal Kadai, Mylapore Translation is it is a Window Shop and that's exactly what this place is all about. You line up and have their tasty breakfast & evening bhajjis. 2) Authentic South Indian breakfast at Mami Tiffin Stall, Mylapore An authentic eatery that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their breakfast specials include Bondas, Kozhukkatai, Masala Dosa, Podi Dosa, and sweet Rava Kesari. Meals and variety rice are recommended for lunch. 3) Try Adai at Rayar Mess Another famous mess in the locality that serves both breakfast and dinner. They have a humble but tasty breakfast and if you are there in the evening, you have got to try the Adai! 4) Exploring Mylapore Tank, a slice of old Madras A place full of old Madras charm, you will find clothes, jewelry, traditional utensils, flowers, and country medicine. The ambiance gives you an experience that you will never forget. 5) Banana Leaf South Indian meal at Bharathi Mess It is known for its meals which are absolutely tasty and fulfilling. One needs to have lunch here. 6) Refresh yourself with Rose milk from the iconic Kalathi Rose Milk Shop A visit to the locality becomes incomplete if you don't have rose milk from this shop! It is refreshing and available all through the day.

Beaches of Chennai Trail

9. Beaches of Chennai Trail

Explore the famous 'flavored' beaches of Chennai. Visit a rocky beach in the north, the second longest natural urban beach, the most happening beach, and a private beach in a silent neighborhood. 1) Have fun at Kasimedu Rock Beach Enjoy this popular hangout spot in Chennai with a mesmerizing atmosphere, perfect for a photoshoot. In fact, many Tamil movies have been shot here, and time spent here means relaxing to the sound of the waves, gazing into the sunset or try your hand at fishing. 2) Jogging at Marina Beach Known for being the 2nd longest beach in the world (spanning 13 km), Marina houses an iconic lighthouse, rows of lively food stalls, and plenty of coconut stalls to rejuvenate after an evening job along its waters. 3) Hangout at Bessy Beach Experience a natural urban beach, prized for its cleanliness and relatively calmer crowds (perfect with kids or parents), to find an escape in an otherwise busy city. Visit the Karl Schmiddt memorial, enjoy a peaceful walk or try turtle-spotting at the seashore. 4) Pleasant evening walk at Thiruvanmiyur Beach With only a short strip of sand to the seashore, this beach wholeheartedly invites you into its cool blue waters. Taste freshly grilled corn or spicy shawarma from one of many stalls, after walking and collecting seashells along the way, as a memory of your visit.

From Chennai: 3 Days Delhi Agra Tour from Chennai

10. From Chennai: 3 Days Delhi Agra Tour from Chennai

Day 01: Delhi Sightseeing The first day of your Delhi Agra trip starts with your boarding Chennai Delhi flight. As you reach igi Delhi our team is going to meet you and help you in your smooth transfer to Delhi hotel. Later you enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Delhi highlights. You get to see the unesco sites of Qutub minar and the Humayun’s tomb. Later drive past India gate and the president house. After the sightseeing you enjoy short shopping spree in the colorful markets of Delhi. Overnight at Delhi hotel. Day 02: Delhi - Agra This morning after an early breakfast and pack up enjoy the car drive to Agra. Upon reaching Agra you will be transfers to the pre-designated hotel. Now get ready for an exciting Taj Mahal tour and get enamored in the beauty of the love monument. This is the time now for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Agra fort and baby taj mahal with your tour guide. Evening is free for shopping. Overnight at Agra hotel. Day 03: Agra - Delhi This morning you have use more chance to encounter the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Return back for breakfast now get ready for your 3 and half hour drive towards Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi we will transfer yu back to the igi Delhi where you get the flight back to Chennai.

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What people are saying about Chennai

It was an amazing experience, I had the opportunity to visit several temples from the Chola's empire. The staff did a great job explaining Chola's history and culture, they even went beyond that and make me feel comfortable all the time. I really recommend this trip

The tour was well organized and full of interesting sights. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu and India. Can highly recommend this tour!