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Cultural Delights of Tamil Nadu: 5-Day Chennai, Mahabalipuram, and Kanchipuram Tour

Cultural Delights of Tamil Nadu: 5-Day Chennai, Mahabalipuram, and Kanchipuram Tour Itinerary

Published: 2023 Dec 25

Historic Chennai and Street Food Extravaganza

Morning
Begin your journey with a guided Highlights of the Chennai (Guided Half Day City Tour), visiting the majestic Fort St. George and the serene San Thome Cathedral. After the tour, indulge in a traditional South Indian breakfast at Murugan Cool Bar.
Afternoon
Experience the vibrant local culture with the Chennai Street Food Crawl (2 hours guided walking tour). Sample a variety of street foods and explore the bustling markets. For lunch, savor the flavors of Chennai at DEEPA SNACKS BAR.
Evening
Take a leisurely walk along the iconic Marina Beach and witness the stunning sunset. For dinner, head to SYRA GARDEN BAR for a relaxing evening with great food and drinks.
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Spiritual Wonders and Cultural Heritage

Morning
Immerse yourself in spirituality with a visit to the sacred Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Afterward, enjoy a hearty breakfast at Orange Coconut.
Afternoon
Explore the artistic side of Chennai at the DakshinaChitra Museum, followed by a visit to the serene Little Mount & St Thomas Mount (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai). For lunch, dine at Brasa, known for its fusion cuisine.
Evening
Witness a mesmerizing dance performance at the Kalakshetra Foundation, a bastion of Indian classical dance. Conclude the day with a sumptuous dinner at 6th Avenue Resto Bar.
Bedtime
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Marvels of Mahabalipuram

Morning
Embark on a guided Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) tour, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, and the famous Arjuna's Penance. Enjoy a delightful lunch at Skyline Rooftop Bar with panoramic views.
Afternoon
After lunch, take a relaxing stroll at the Elliot's Beach (Besant Nagar Beach) and visit the nearby Besant Nagar for some shopping and local treats. Enjoy the evening at leisure with dinner at Black Orchid Restobar.
Evening

Temples and Silk City

Morning
Explore the sacred city of Kanchipuram with a Day Trip to Kanchipuram (Guided Experience from Chennai). Visit the renowned temples and witness the traditional silk weaving process. Enjoy a traditional Kanchipuram lunch at Alchemy Bar & Lounge.
Afternoon
Spend a relaxed afternoon at the Auroville, an experimental township promoting sustainable living and universal peace. Explore the unique community and enjoy a serene lunch at one of the local cafes.
Evening
Return to Chennai and dine at Watson's Chennai, known for its elegant ambiance and delectable cuisine.
Bedtime
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Cultural Heritage and Shopping Spree

Morning
Begin with a guided Chennai Mylapore Heritage Walking Tour, exploring the cultural and religious hub of Mylapore. Visit the vibrant Mylapore market and conclude with a traditional South Indian breakfast at Champions Bar.
Afternoon
Continue your cultural journey with the Chennai Walk of Divinity (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour), visiting the ancient temples and learning about the spiritual significance. For lunch, enjoy the ambiance and cuisine at Bay 146.
Evening
Spend your final evening in Chennai at the Magical Chennai Markets Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour), exploring the local markets and bazaars. Conclude your trip with a grand dinner at Off The Record, reminiscing about the cultural delights of Tamil Nadu.
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