The Street Food of Chennai: A Half Day Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Chennai (Madras)
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Tour description

This 5-hour of a private tour will take you to Chennai's famous colonial Fort, St George and the Kapaleeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Next, you will get the opportunity to taste and experience the incredible local food of the city along with stories about the history of different food dishes. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide and a fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Chennai is a fascinating city with the ancient temples and unique cultures, the golden sandy beaches merging with the breakers of the Bay of Bengal and a marvellous tradition of music and dance. The St. George Fort, a 350-year-old fort with wide battlements is a reminder to the British Empire. Today, the old buildings in the fort, house the Tamil Nadu State Government Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly. Within the fort complex, a number of other early buildings still stand, of which St. Mary's Church is the most interesting. The Fort St. George Museum contains some of the fascinating items belonging to the East India Company and the colonial period.The renowned Kapaleeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple complex has the traditional market, the tank and Brahmin residential houses.After the city tour, enjoy the delicious street food culture of Chennai. You will visit traditional food stalls that developed in the folds of the culture of Chennai. At each stop, you will unravel the history, tradition, and culture behind the "house specialities". Highlights include Novelty's delectable pav bhaji, Cheena’s uttapam and idli Kakada, and Ramprasad’s badam (almond) milk. The tour can be customized to meet your diet preferences and do let us know if you have any food allergies.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees