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Exploring Chennai's Cultural and Culinary Delights

Exploring Chennai's Cultural and Culinary Delights Itinerary

Published: 2024 Feb 27

Chennai Heritage and Street Food Tour

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the iconic Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a Dravidian-style temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Afterward, take a stroll along the bustling streets of Mylapore, immersing yourself in the local culture and heritage.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant, a renowned eatery serving authentic Chettinad cuisine. Afterward, embark on a guided Chennai Street Food Crawl (2 hours guided walking tour) to sample a variety of local delicacies, including dosas, vadas, and more.
Evening
In the evening, take a leisurely walk along the Marina Beach, one of the longest urban beaches in the world. End your day with a traditional South Indian dinner at Saravana Bhavan, known for its delectable vegetarian dishes.
Bedtime
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Chennai City Highlights and Cultural Immersion

Morning
Begin your day with a visit to the historic Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India. Explore the museum and the St. Mary's Church within the fort complex.
Afternoon
Enjoy a traditional South Indian thali for lunch at Hotel Saravana Bhavan. Afterward, continue your cultural exploration with a visit to the Government Museum, home to a rich collection of art, archaeology, and numismatics.
Evening
For dinner, savor the flavors of North Indian cuisine at Barbeque Nation. Afterward, experience the vibrant nightlife of Chennai at Chennai Night Walk Tour (2 hours guided walking tour), where you'll discover the city's hidden gems and local hotspots.
Bedtime
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Temples and Seaside Marvels

Morning
Travel to the coastal town of Mahabalipuram and start your day with a visit to the Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient rock-cut temples and sculptures.
Afternoon
Enjoy a seafood lunch at The Marina, a restaurant offering stunning views of the Bay of Bengal. Afterward, explore the Shore Temple, an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva, located right by the sea.
Evening
Spend a relaxing evening at Elliot's Beach (Besant Nagar Beach), also known as "Bessie." Enjoy the cool sea breeze and the lively atmosphere of the beach, followed by a delightful dinner at Cream Centre.
Bedtime
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Sacred Temples and Silk Weaving

Morning
Journey to the city of Kanchipuram, renowned for its ancient temples and silk sarees. Begin your day with a visit to the Kanchipuram, also known as the "City of Thousand Temples," and explore its architectural wonders.
Afternoon
Enjoy a traditional South Indian meal at Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan, known for its authentic flavors. Afterward, visit a local silk weaving unit to witness the intricate art of Kanchipuram Silk Saree Weaving.
Evening
Return to Chennai and spend your evening at Besant Nagar, a vibrant neighborhood by the beach. Explore the local shops and cafes, and dine at Wangs Kitchen, known for its delectable Chinese cuisine.
Bedtime
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Cultural Heritage and Modern Marvels

Morning
Begin your day with a visit to the DakshinaChitra Museum, an outdoor museum that showcases the art, architecture, and lifestyle of South India. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Afternoon
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant, famous for its biryani. Afterward, explore the modern side of Chennai with a visit to the Madras High Court and the Ripon Building, two architectural landmarks.
Evening
Conclude your trip with a visit to the St. Thomas Mount National Shrine (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai), a historic site with panoramic views of the city. Then, indulge in a farewell dinner at Annalakshmi Restaurant, known for its delicious vegetarian cuisine.
Bedtime
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