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Cultural and Culinary Delights of Chennai

Cultural and Culinary Delights of Chennai Itinerary

Published: 2024 Feb 26

Chennai Heritage and Street Food

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the iconic Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, one of the oldest and most revered temples in Chennai. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll along the Marina Beach, the second-longest urban beach in the world.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Annalakshmi Restaurant, known for its authentic vegetarian South Indian cuisine. In the afternoon, explore the Government Museum, home to a rich collection of art, archaeology, and numismatics.
Evening
In the evening, embark on a guided Chennai Night Walk Tour to experience the city's vibrant nightlife and indulge in a Chennai Street Food Crawl ( 2 hours guided walking tour) [532522] to savor the local flavors.
Bedtime
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Cultural Immersion and Local Markets

Morning
Begin your day with a visit to the DakshinaChitra Museum, an outdoor museum that showcases the heritage of South India. Then, explore the bustling T Nagar shopping district, known for its diverse range of shops and street markets.
Afternoon
Enjoy a traditional South Indian thali for lunch at Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan. Afterward, visit the Little Mount & St Thomas Mount (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai), a significant pilgrimage site with a rich history.
Evening
In the evening, take a Chennai Walk of Divinity (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour) to explore the spiritual side of Chennai, followed by a relaxing dinner at The Marina, known for its coastal cuisine.
Bedtime
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Art, Architecture, and Local Delicacies

Morning
Begin your day with a visit to the Kalakshetra Foundation, a center for the preservation of traditional art forms. Then, explore the historic Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India.
Afternoon
Enjoy a sumptuous Chettinad meal at Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant. Afterward, visit the San Thome Cathedral, built over the tomb of St. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Evening
Conclude your Chennai experience with a visit to the Ripon Building, an architectural marvel, followed by a farewell dinner at Saravana Bhavan, known for its authentic South Indian cuisine.
Bedtime
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Temples and Seaside Marvels

Morning
Depart for Mahabalipuram and visit the Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient rock-cut temples and sculptures.
Afternoon
Enjoy a seafood lunch at The Fisherman's Wharf, overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Afterward, explore the Arjuna's Penance, a massive open-air bas-relief that depicts scenes from the Mahabharata.
Evening
Relax and unwind at the Elliot's Beach (Besant Nagar Beach), also known as "Bessie Beach," and enjoy the serene coastal ambiance.
Bedtime
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Silk City and Temple Town

Morning
Travel to Kanchipuram, the "City of Thousand Temples," and visit the Kanchipuram, known for its magnificent Dravidian-style temples and the production of Kanchipuram silk sarees.
Afternoon
Enjoy a traditional South Indian meal at Kamatchi Mess. Afterward, explore the Ekambareswarar Temple, one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, representing the element of Earth.
Evening
Conclude your trip with a visit to the Varadharaja Perumal Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and witness the evening rituals before heading back to Chennai.
Bedtime
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