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Cultural Delights and Culinary Wonders of Chennai in 5 Days

Cultural Delights and Culinary Wonders of Chennai in 5 Days Itinerary

Published: 2024 Jan 25

Chennai's Heritage and Street Food

Morning
Begin your Chennai adventure with a guided morning walk through the historic Chennai George Town Origins Guided Walking Tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant bazaars and witness the architectural marvels. After the walk, savor a traditional South Indian breakfast at Adyar Ananda Bhavan.
Afternoon
Post breakfast, continue your cultural exploration with a visit to the iconic Kapaleeshwarar Temple followed by a guided tour of the Mylapore area. For lunch, indulge in the flavors of Chennai's street food scene with a 2-hour guided walking tour . Try local delicacies at hidden gems and popular stalls.
Evening
As the sun sets, take a leisurely stroll along the famous Marina Beach, the second-longest urban beach in the world. For dinner, enjoy the serene ambiance and delectable vegetarian cuisine at Annalakshmi Restaurant.
Bedtime
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Temples, Museums, and Modern Eateries

Morning
Explore the spiritual side of Chennai with a visit to the St. Mary’s Church and the majestic San Thome Cathedral. Afterward, enjoy a hearty breakfast at Murugan Idli Shop, known for its authentic South Indian idlis and dosas.
Afternoon
Delve into history at the Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India. Adjacent to the fort, visit the Government Museum to witness a diverse range of exhibits. For lunch, head to Cream Centre for a fusion of Indian and international flavors.
Evening
Experience the modern side of Chennai at the upscale Besant Nagar, also known as Elliot's Beach. Enjoy the sea breeze and explore the local shops. For dinner, indulge in the buffet spread at Barbeque Nation, offering a wide range of grilled delicacies.
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Day Trip to Mahabalipuram's Marvels

Morning
Embark on a full-day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram). Explore the ancient rock-cut temples, the famous Shore Temple, and the impressive Arjuna's Penance. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch with a view at The Marina, offering a blend of coastal cuisine.
Afternoon
After lunch, take a leisurely walk around the vibrant Besant Nagar area, also known as Elliot's Beach. Explore the local shops and relax by the sea. For a snack, try the chaat at Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan.
Evening
Return to Chennai and unwind with a serene dinner cruise on the Chennai Marina Beach and Private Sightseeing Guided Tour. Enjoy the sea breeze and the city lights while relishing a specially curated meal onboard.
Bedtime
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Kanchipuram's Temples and Culinary Heritage

Morning
Embark on a day trip to the sacred city of Kanchipuram, renowned for its majestic temples and exquisite silk sarees. Explore the Little Mount & St Thomas Mount (Chinnamalai & Parangi Malai) for a spiritual start. Enjoy a traditional Kanchipuram breakfast at A2B - Adyar Ananda Bhavan.
Afternoon
Visit the significant temples of Kanchipuram, including the Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, and Varadharaja Perumal Temple. For lunch, savor the authentic Chettinad cuisine at Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant.
Evening
Return to Chennai and spend a relaxed evening at the DakshinaChitra Museum, an outdoor museum that showcases the heritage and culture of South India. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner at Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant, known for its biryani and non-vegetarian dishes.
Bedtime
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Art, History, and Local Markets

Morning
Begin with a visit to the Kalakshetra Foundation, a renowned center for the preservation of traditional arts and crafts. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage before enjoying a breakfast at Ponnusamy Hotel, famous for its Chettinad delicacies.
Afternoon
Explore the vibrant local markets of Chennai on a Magical Chennai Markets Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour). Witness the bustling trade and interact with the local vendors. For lunch, head to Wangs Kitchen for a delectable Chinese meal.
Evening
Conclude your trip with a visit to the Besant Nagar area, also known as Elliot's Beach. Enjoy the serene ambiance, take a leisurely walk, and reflect on your Chennai journey. For a farewell dinner, dine at Zaitoon Restaurant & Banquet Hall, offering a blend of Indian and Middle Eastern flavors.
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