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The Best of Chennai 4.5

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Vibrant, vivacious and vivid - Chennai's amazing amalgamation of the classical Tamil aestheticism with a new layer of cosmopolitan culture is definitely a treat for every traveller who decides to explore this coastal metropolitan city. Spanning a wide range of diverse attractions, the ample places to visit in Chennai will enthrall travellers to the core. Founded by the British in 1639, Chennai went on to emerge as a topmost tourist attraction apart from being the hub of Tamil politics, economy and culture. Beautiful beaches, a motley assortment of architectural wonders in the form of temples and numerous eateries offering delectable local and international fare - there are many points of interest in Chennai that will fill you up with charming experiences. While in the city, you will get a chance to relive the days of the Chalukya and the Chola Dynasties at the Government Museum, take a walk at India's first fortress built by the British, or observe the classic Dravidian architecture at the numerous temples sprinkled all over the city. For those who love outdoorsy things, the Guindy National Park or the campus of the Theosophical Society at Adyar is the place to be. The boulevard of the Theosophical Society is a great place to visit and take a stroll that eventually heads towards the San Thome Church.

Needless to say, this neo-Gothic Cathedral is an absolute treat to the eyes. Other must visit places in Chennai comprise a host of temples including the likes of Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Parthasarathy Temple. Both these shrines offer unique Dravidian architecture that leaves travellers in awe. Admire the timeless beauty of the temples and offer your prayers at these religious sites. The city's historic temples, churches, colourful markets, art-hubs always ensure that visitors have plenty of things to do in Chennai. Explore the city's government museum, visit the planetarium, watch sunset at Marina Beach as you grab some fried seafood snacks or go wildlife spotting at the Snake Park or at the Guindy National Park-Chennai will never fail to enthral you with its myriad experiences. In our Chennai travel guide we will tell you all about the several places to visit and some of the must do things in Chennai From offering prayers at the numerous temples to reliving the past at historical museums and forts to wildlife safaris at the few natural parks and strolling at the longest sea beach in Asia - we have covered it all.

Those who want to experience the authenticity of Tamil culture and soak into its savoir-faire clubbed with a strong modern-day cosmopolitan influence, Chennai is a must visit place. Right from offering prayers at the numerous religious shrines to taking a leisurely stroll at the longest beach in Asia to reliving the days of the yore at many historical architectures - a tour of Chennai will leave you asking for more.

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Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Arrive Chennai

    Upon arrival in Chennai, get an assisted transfer to the pre-booked city hotel. Relax for a couple of hours. The rest of the day is booked for leisure activities. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day : 2 Chennai

    Day 2 is booked for city excursion. Cover the major tourist attractions of Chennai which include Marina Beach, Fort St. George, built in 1640 AD as well as Kapaleeswar Temple. Afternoon is free for leisure activities and shopping. Night stay at the city hotel.

  • Day : 3 Chennai-Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram

    Post breakfast; proceed towards Mahabalipuram, en-route visiting Kanchipuram, one of the 7 holy cities of the country. Its temples are famous for a proof of Dravidian heritage. On arrival, check-into the hotel for dinner and staying overnight.

  • Day : 4 Mahabalipuram

    Half - day is booked for city tour. Cover Mahishasurmardini caves, The Five Rathas (comprises of 5 monolithic temples in various patterns) and The Shore Temple. Dinner and night halt in Mahabalipuram.

  • Day : 5 Mahabalipuram-Chennai-Depature

    Get an assisted transfer to Chennai. Enjoy last minute shopping. Get transfer to the station or airport to catch a train or flight for your next destination.

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