Chennai Private Cultural Experience Half Day Tour

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Discover the old world charm of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, renowned as the Gateway to South India!
  • Worry less and wander more by enjoying complimentary hotel pick ups and drop offs within the city limits
  • Privately tour Chennai with an English speaking guide for an in-depth adventure around its remarkable heritage
  • Indulge in South Indian cuisines and delicacies served with fine hospitality at a local restaurant!
  • Witness sacred rituals in the age-old shrines of Marundeeswarar Temple, a highly-revered Shaivite temple
  • Regarded as a hub for culture and the arts, watch a classic Bharatanatyam dance unique to Tamil Nadu!
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  • Private Half Day Tour with Breakfast

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Private air-conditioned transfer
    • English speaking guide
    • Traditional South Indian breakfast
    • Bharatnaytam dance show
    • Bottled water
    • Entrance fees

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Insurance
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Private air-conditioned transfer
    • English speaking guide
    • Traditional South Indian breakfast
    • Bharatnaytam dance show
    • Bottled water
    • Entrance fees

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Insurance
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
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What To Expect

For just half a day, have the coastal city of Chennai within your grasp as you privately tour around its exquisite cultural attractions and age-old heritage! Marvel at the charming blend of new age cityscapes and ancient attractions dating back as early as the 7th century! Begin your adventure within the capital of Tamil Nadu with a convenient pick up at your hotel lobby. Reinvigorate your morning with a vibrant prayer ceremony at the Marundeeswarar Temple, a place of worship and legends cementing its place as a significant religious site. Marvel at the intricate engravings of towering gopuram or gatehouse towers dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. Move on to a local restaurant for a refreshing South Indian breakfast served on banana leaves that will surely boost your energy for the next stop of the day! Arrive at Kalakshetra Dance Academy, a respected institution for the arts, and witness a riveting Bharatanatyam dance! Originating in Tamil Nadu, watch mythical stories and religious themes unfold in expressive forms of dance performances accompanied by mesmerizing music. Don’t dare miss awe-inspiring musical traditions that granted Chennai a place within UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network list! Follow the artistic trail and see the finest works of homegrown talents at the academy's art gallery. Concluding this tour, a relaxing trip back to your hotel will be arranged, guaranteeing a truly hassle-free experience all throughout.

Marundeeswarar Temple
Get lost in a riot of colors and impressive Buddhist images at the illustrious Marundeeswarar Temple
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Eat like a local and enjoy a traditional South Indian breakfast packed with flavorful delicacies!
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Feast your eyes on a modern stage production of a classic Bharatanatyam dance
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Chennai proudly belongs to UNESCO's list of Creative Cities Network for its rich musical traditions!
Activity Information


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  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Package Options

Vehicle Options:

  • Please note: If you are booking a car, it is recommended to have a maximum of 3 passengers for comfortable and spacious seating
  • Car (Toyota Etios, Maruti Swift Dzire or similar): 4 passengers + 3 pieces of standard sized luggage
  • Van (Toyota Innova or similar): 6 passengers + 5 pieces of standard sized luggage


  • 7:00am hotel pick up
  • 7:45am approx. visit Marundeeswarar Temple and experience a colorful prayer ceremony
  • 8:30am approx. enjoy an authentic South Indian breakfast at a local restaurant
  • 9:30am approx. witness a Bharatanatyam dance and visit at an art gallery at the Kalakshetra Dance Academy
  • 12:00pm hotel drop off
Additional Information

What To Wear:

  • Visitors must be properly dressed before entering the temples. Women must be fully covered. Please wear long pants to cover your knees and long-sleeved shirts or a wrap to cover your shoulders. A scarf is also recommended upon entering places which requires you to cover your hair
  • Men are not allowed to wear shorts
  • Footwear must be removed before entering the temples but socks may be worn

Additional Information:

  • This tour is free for children aged 0-2 provided they do not require a seat
  • Child seats are not available
  • A moderate amount of walking will be involved in this tour
  • This tour is not recommended for participants with walking disabilities or are using a wheelchair
  • The itinerary order may change depending on the pick up location
  • The driver can speak basic English only
  • In cases of bad weather, the tour can be rescheduled
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Voucher is valid only on date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Time: 7:00am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
  • Hotel pick up and drop off is available within Chennai city limits only
  • Please arrive at the hotel lobby or pick up location 10 minutes before the scheduled departure
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays due to traffic along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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