Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai
from USD $35.44
This cultural city has many attractive temple's within it, some of which were built thousands of years ago. The tour takes at some of the most beautiful sacred temples you can’t miss while in Chennai.
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In Brief

Chennai (Madras), India
4 to 5 hours
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Stop At: Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Kapaleesvarar Sannadhi Street Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India

The temple is the most ancient one that has been built around the 7th century, front gopuram and the entire temple is an example of Dravidian architecture. Legend has it that Goddess Parvathi worshiped Lord Shiva in the form of a peacock in this temple. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parthasarathy Temple, Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Chennai (Madras) 600005 India

Dedicated to lord Vishnu, this temple in the heart of the city is believed to have been built during the 8th century by the Pallavas. With sunlight making patterns inside, the temple retains a majority of its ancient aura.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur Near Beach of Bay of Bangal, Chennai (Madras) India

Marundheeswarar, meaning the “God of medicines” describes Lord Shiva, who is worshiped as a healer of diseases. The temple has a very ancient history from 7th-8th century and inscriptions found here seem to indicate that it could belong to the 11th century. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kaaraneeswarar Temple, 1, Karaneeswarar Koil St, Suriyammapet, Chennai (Madras) 600015 India

This 12th-century temple has an interesting story behind it involving the holy cow Kamadhenu and the King of Gods, Lord Indra. Legend has it that Indra had to build a temple at this precise location to redeem his cow that was cursed into becoming a mortal by Sage Vashishta.

Duration: 15 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Parking Fees


  • Food and drinks
  • Special Darshan Fees (wherever it's necessary)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time).

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 5 out of 5 based on the last 1 recent reviews

Great tour and the driver/ guide was extremely helpful!
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018

In Brief

Chennai (Madras), India
4 to 5 hours
See Availability

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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai
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