Marina Beach Walk and the story of Chennai

Cultural & Theme Tours in India

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This tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Chennai through Marina.Marina Beach is where the pulse of Chennai can be gauged. Soak in the atmosphere and meet the city's people. While the statues tell the history of the city, the beach itself is where common people gather to voice their opinion on issues to those in power.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chennai Marina LighthouseThe Lighthouse in Marina is a unique one with an elevator to go up the 10 floors. It provides spectacular views of the world's second longest beach. Visit the quaint museum inside the Lighthouse which has a fascinating collection of Light House and other maritime equipment from around the world. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Marina Beach, Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil NaduWalk on the beach, soak in the festive atmosphere and listen to the story of Chennai through its statues. There are many statues here each of which tells a part of the story of Chennai. Learn about characters from ancient Tamil epics, freedom fighters as well as poets who revolutionized the thinking of the society. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Jallikattu MemorialJallikattu is a famous form of Bull Fight popular across the state of Tamil Nadu. Listen to the reason why it evokes such passion among the people of Chennai. Understand the role this controversial sport plays in preserving indigenous breed of cattle and why it stands for Tamil pride.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil NaduWalk ends after we take a guided walk inside the Parthasarathy Temple and its surroundings. Our cultural evangelist will interpret the colorful rituals which are being performed in the temple and explain the role of God in modern Chennai society. Learn how God remains as relevant today in everyday life in this region as in the past!Duration: 45 minutes

What’s included

  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Marina Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Marina Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Jallikattu Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Parthasarathy Temple

What’s not included