Have you ever wondered why there are so many Gods in India? Or what the stars have to do with your future? As walking through the Mylapore neighborhood in Chennai, explore the fascinating stories hidden from the mundane rituals of daily life, the stories of Gods and demons, and the stories of ancient customs and symbolism. Mylapore is a bustling neighborhood in the heart of Chennai dated the city by at least 2,000 years and has maintained many traditions and arts that Chennai is so famous for.
• 3 hours
On this private tour from Chennai, journey back in time to discover traditional South Indian culture through its artistic, architectural and religious heritage. With your private guide, explore a traditional Dravidian (South Indian) village and visit its museum and art workshops to get a unique insight into local customs. Then, after lunch at a local restaurant, discover excellent examples of Dravidian architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Mahabalipuram, featuring countless impressive rock-cut sculptures and temples. Private air-conditioned transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
• 8 hours
Enjoy a serene escape from metropolitan Chennai on this private day trip to Pondicherry. Discover the region’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage with visits to Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Pondicherry Museum. Your private guide will teach you all about Pondicherry’s French colonial influences, which are still apparent in the region’s people, language, government and cuisine. Then, in Auroville, a fairly new town with a progressive spiritual community, explore inside the unique domed Matrimandir temple, an important place for practitioners of Integral yoga.
• 13 hours
On this private sightseeing tour of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, discover the city’s architectural diversity with visits to popular landmarks including Fort St George, the Government Museum, the Madras High Court and the Ripon Building. As you explore this bustling metropolis and cultural hub, your private guide will teach you about the fusion of traditional Dravidian (South Indian) styles of architecture with European colonial influences. You’ll also discover Chennai's religious diversity while exploring San Thome Cathedral and Kapaleeshwar Temple, and soak in the vibrant beauty of the city with a stroll through a flower market.
• 6 hours
Visit a bustling market place and streets teeming with life and color in Chennai. Walk through the George Town and discover fascinating stories of the everyday life of local people. From being the Black Town to a vibrant wholesale market, this place has seen it all. Come experience the crowded markets, narrow lanes, fascinating history, and mesmerizing images!
• 2.5 hours
See Chennai’s historical and architectural gems on this half-day private sightseeing tour. Visit Fort St George, the first English fortress in India, and browse interesting art collections and exhibits at the Government Museum, which houses the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside of Europe. Learn about the Dravidian architecture of Kapaleeshwar Temple, built in the 7th century, and enjoy scenic views of Chennai on a drive along Marina Beach.
• 4 hours
Explore this private day tour of Mahabalipuram an important ancient port well known to the ancient Romans and Greeks. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is known as an area "considered to be of outstanding value to humanity". Mahabalipuram is today renowned the world over for its exquisite 6th century rock cut temples and intricate statues of stone. On the way you will also visit the DakshinaChitra known as the "living museum" of South Indian lifestyles and visit to Madras Crocodile Bank a reptile zoo and herpetology research station started by an herpetologist to protect crocodiles.
• 7 hours
Kanchipuram silk tour is a day trip from Chennai to meet the legendary Kanchipuram silk saree weavers. On offer is a unique experience of the fine art of making silk sarees which are a cultural icon in this part of the world. We will also visit 2 ancient temples from the 7th-8th century AD, to appreciate the magnificent Pallava style architecture
• 13 hours
Join Srividya in the kitchen for a private cooking class to learn to make two to three dishes from scratch. She will teach you about a variety of South Indian culinary traditions as you cook and eat together. You will sense her pride as she shares interesting anecdotes and stories that highlight the traditions and science behind the foods you will enjoy at her table. Srividya offers vegetarian food only.
• 3 hours
India is an immense landmass known for its colorful people, nature, culture, architecture, beaches, art and humanity, and of course its temples. On this private tour, explore the sacred town of Kancheepuram. Visit its temples and see why this small town is known for its thriving silk and cotton production. This is a full-day spiritual journey of this holy city.
• 10 hours