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Visits: Chennai and Mahabalipuram | Starts in: Chennai | Available: Every day (varies seasonally)
Semi Private Tour Package
Air Conditioned Transport
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5 days package
English
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$579/ person
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Culture of Chennai 5 Day Tour Package Highlights

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Visit the stunning remnants of Mahabalipuram

2

Meet local crocodiles, reptiles, butterflies, and Indian Blackbuck

3

Learn to create local delicacies with a South Indian cooking class

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Embark on daily excursions with on the ground specialists

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Explore the historical British architecture that lines the city

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Select your perfect hotel from our hand-picked collection

Why we chose this tour

Our Culture of Chennai 5 Day Tour Package shows you every part of Chennai, from wildlife conservation centers in the city like the Guindy National Park, the Chennai Crocodile Park, and the Arignar Anna Zoological Center, and stop at architectural highlights like the Central Railway Station, Fort Saint George, and Napier Bridge. You'll take a cooking class with a local expert chef and explore the ruins of Mahabalipuram, all with the help of on-the-ground specialists that arrange everything for you. This semi-private tour package is available every day with seasonal variations and leaves with guaranteed departures.


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Culture of Chennai 5 Day Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Chennai
  • Once you've made your way to Chennai, drop off your things to explore the city or take the night to rest.
  • Overnight in Chennai.
Day 2 - South Indian Cooking Class (Private Tour)
  • Today you will dive into the history and traditions of South Indian cuisine!
  • You will be picked up from your hotel and make your way to the house of a local chef! You will learn how to make traditional sambar, pappad, rasam, vada, and sweets.
  • Learn tips and techniques to create a culinary masterpiece, and when you've finished, sit down to enjoy your food with the chef and her family.
  • Overnight in Chennai (Vegetarian lunch included).
Day 3 - Wildlife Experience (Private Tour)
  • Leave the busy city streets behind with a visit to Guindy National Park, a wildlife reserve that's a restful oasis in the center of the city, and a conservation center.
  • It's home to the ultra-rare Indian Blackbuck, or Indian Antelope, as well as other mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
  • Continue to Chennai Snake Park to meet 23 native species of snakes, 6 large Indian lizards, turtles, tortoises, and crocodiles.
  • Your next adventure is meeting more scaly friends at the Chennai Crocodile Park, home to 2,500 species, a world-renowned herpetology center, and a research center that creates anti-venom treatments.
  • Continue to the Arignar Anna Zoological Gardens, the country's first public zoo, and the largest, with 600 acres of land for conservation and study.
  • Finish the day with a stop at the butterfly complex, aviary, and primate house before stopping in the serpentarium and returning to your hotel in Chennai.
  • Overnight in Chennai (Vegetarian lunch included).
Day 4 - World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram (Private Tour)
  • Today you'll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, built in the 7th and 8th century by the Pallava Dynasty.
  • Start at the Pancha Rathas, monolithic rock-cut structures that depict chariots and main characters from the Mahabharata Epic, one of India's most important Sanskrit epics.
  • Continue to Arjuna's Penance, an enormous bas relief with more scenes from the Mahabharata, showcasing scenes from the Ganges River and local landscapes.
  • Marvel at the precariously balanced Krishna's Butterball, a 20-foot boulder that sits on a slope and seems to defy gravity.
  • End the day at the Shore Temple, nicknamed the City of Seven Pagodas by Marco Polo on his travels, and a long-running beacon for sailors.
  • Built in the 8th century, this granite temple is one of the highlights of the day, and the perfect last stop before returning to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Chennai (Vegetarian lunch included).
Day 5 - British Architecture Walking Tour (Shared Group Tour) & Departure
  • Start your exploration of the city's architecture with stops at the Central Railway Station, a Gothic Revival stunner, and then stop at the Ripon Building.
  • Continue to the headquarters of Southern Railways in India, built in 1921 in the Indo-Saracenic style, and the Victory War Memorial, dedicated to those who died in WWII.
  • Visit the East India Company's first fortress in the country, Fort Saint George, which's home to the country's oldest Anglican church, Saint Mary's Church.
  • Make your last stops at the Napier Bridge, the University of Madras, and the unique blend of Byzantine and Indo-Saracenic styles that make up the Senate House.
  • Depart from Chennai to your next location! We wish you safe travels on your journey, wherever it takes you next!
NB - all timings on Culture of Chennai 5 Day Tour Package are approximate
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Each day will be led by a specialist guide to provide an enhanced experience along Tourist Journey's values.
You can choose your hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process.
The order of the days might change because we optimize the itinerary to provide the best experience.
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