Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai with Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church

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Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai with Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church
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Tour the beautifully and culture-rich city of Chennai on the Bay of Bengal. You will visit several religious sites including the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, colorfully adorned with carved and painted gods and one of the most famous landmarks of Chennai. You will also visit 17th-century St. Mary's Anglican church, the ornate Roman-Catholic San Thome Church, and the architecturally-magnificent and expansive Ripon Building. The tour will also give you a chance to see Marina Beach, one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in India.
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In Brief

Location:
Chennai (Madras), India
Country:
India
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily Except Friday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Government Museum, Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras) India

You will meet your guide in your hotel lobby in Chennai at 8:30 am, and proceed first to visit the Government Museum Complex Art and bronze Gallery.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Chennai Egmore Railway Station, railway staion, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India

After this, you will take a drive through historic parts of Chennai, including George Town, and see Chennai Egmore railway station.

Stop At: Ripon Building, Sydenhams Road 6 Km from Chennai, Chennai (Madras) India

Next, you will visit the expansive and unique Rippon's Building; a beautiful combination of Gothic, Ionic and Corinthian, Neoclassical-styled architecture. The Ripon Building is an all-white structure and is located near the Chennai Central railway station.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Flower Market, Aminjikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600029, India

Around 12:30 pm, you will have a break for lunch, and are free to select your own cuisine and restaurant (own expense). After lunch, around 1 pm, you will proceed to

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St Mary's Church, Near Fort St. George On Fort St George administrative complex, Chennai (Madras) India

visit St.Mary's Church

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Kapaleesvarar Sannadhi Street Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India

Visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marina Beach Road, Chennai (Madras) 600005 India

Next you will visit Marina Beach, an 'urban beach' sitting right against the city, along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean. The beach runs 8 miles from Fort St. George in the North to Besant Nagar in the South, making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and the world's second-longest natural urban beach.

At the end of your journey around 5:30 pm, you will sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Chennai or Chennai International Airport.


Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Chennai city limits
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary transportation to/from site attractions
  • Monument Charges
  • Entry/Admission - Government Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ripon Building
  • Entry/Admission - Flower Market
  • Entry/Admission - St Mary's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Marina Beach

Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
WE pick you up from all hotels in Chennai located in city limit for the tour.

Returns To

Your hotel in Chennai or Chennai International Airport

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; spaghetti straps and short shorts are not recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen with hats or scarf for ladies are highly recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

Guide Lakuma driver Rudhiran were absolutely wonderful! MUST DO this all-in tour of Chennai. To make it a 5-star experience: 1 Avoid morning delay by telling hotel reception where you're waiting 2 As religious sites are visited before lunch, be sure to demand you see ALL included temples churches in the first half of the tour. In other words, insist on seeing St. Mary's Church in the Madras Fort before the buffet break. If you don't, you will either run out of time--or energy--later in the day. 3 Don't add on extra sites of worship until you are done with Kapaleeshwar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, San Thome Church, AND St. Mary's Church Madras Fort. If you have leftover time before lunch, consider visiting the Ramakrishna Mutt after which R.K. Mutt Road is named and the Sheerdi Sai temple in Mylapore. 4 After lunch, when you go to the Government Museum, check out some extra precious gems of culture and history housed at other facilities on the campus. This will keep you out of the hot sun and in the AC for most of the sweltering afternoon. It will also leave you with enough energy to walk all the way over to the seashore and dip your feet in the water at Marina Beach after 4pm. 5 Finally, manage the expectations game by reminding yourself that this is India, where the sidewalks will not be clean or evenly paved if they actually exist, where the street traffic vehicles, people, animals will be disorderly, and where unsanitary odors will be plentiful bring a scented handerkerchief to cover your nose. ENJOY THE TOUR!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016

In Brief

Location:
Chennai (Madras), India
Country:
India
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily Except Friday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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