Chennai Small Group Cultural Tour with Indian-Style Breakfast

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Get to the heart of Chennai's local culture with a jam-packed morning of art, spirituality, and food! Visit an ancient temple, join in an early-morning Hindu ceremony, learn the mudras at a prestigious dance academy, and dig into a traditional south Indian breakfast - talk about the ultimate way to start your day!

Highlights
  • A fully-guided tour around the famous cultural attractions in Chennai
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Chennai’s 2,000 years of history and culture
  • Explore an ancient healing temple for an early-morning ceremony
  • Devour a classic south Indian breakfast in a local restaurant
  • Visit a dance academy and learn about the ancient forms that are still taught today  

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Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Tuk tuk ride / Breakfast / Transportation fee / Admission fee / English-speaking guide
Chennai Small Group Cultural Tour with Indian-Style Breakfast

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Tuk tuk ride / Breakfast / Transportation fee / Admission fee / English-speaking guide

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Schedule

  • 07:00

    Meet Your Local Guide at Marundeeswarar Temple

  • Marundeeswarar Temple

    Enter the Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva and be amazed by its Dravidian-style architecture. Join the morning Pooja ceremony, in which locals praise and worship Marundeeswarar Ligam, the temple deity. Learn the stories behind the alluring temple, believed to have mystical healing powers.

  • South Indian Breakfast

    Savor the rich flavors of dosa, one of the most popular dishes in Chennai as you eat your breakfast at a local restaurant.

  • Kalakshetra Art Academy

    Watch as dancers and musicians learn techniques and "mudras" (movements). The academy is a center for artists focused on the ancient dance form of Bharatanatyam, Carnatic vocals, and instrumental music. Also, explore an art gallery for regional art and aesthetics.

  • Tuk-Tuk Ride

    Hop in a tuk-tuk on your way back to the Marundeeswarar Temple.

  • 11:30

    Tour Ends at Marundeeswarar Temple

  • (For Check-In) Marundeeswarar Temple (Arulmigu Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) Time: 07:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Marundeeswarar Temple (Arulmigu Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) Time: 11:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Marundeeswarar Temple (Arulmigu Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) Time: 07:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Marundeeswarar Temple (Arulmigu Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) Time: 11:30:00

Description

Your Chennai tour will start with an early-morning visit to Marundeeswarar Temple. We'll head inside the 1,200-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and you'll get to see its spectacular Dravidian-style architecture up close. Here, we'll participate in the morning Pooja ceremony as locals gather to praise the temple deity, Marundeeswarar Lingam, which is believed to have formed naturally - not to have been sculpted by human hands. You'll learn the stories and legends behind this historic, spiritual place, which is said to hold magical healing powers, curing believers of illness and disease.

Post ceremony, we'll enjoy a proper south Indian breakfast at a local restaurant. You'll get to devour the rich flavors of Chennai with a dosa, considered to be one of the state's most beloved dishes.

From there, your Chennai tour will take you through the ancient arts, with a visit to the renowned Kalakshetra Art Academy. This academy is a vital centre for artists focused on the ancient dance form of Bharatanatyam, Carnatic vocals, and instrumental music. You'll learn about the time-honored art, and get to witness young dancers and musicians learning the techniques and "mudras" (movements).

We'll also explore an art gallery dedicated to regional art and aesthetics. We'll finish up our cultural Chennai tour by boarding a tuk-tuk and riding it through the streets back to where we started.   

Includes

  • Tuk tuk ride

  • Breakfast

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee

  • English-speaking guide

Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Clothing that covers from the shoulder to knee

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that the Kalakshetra Dance Academy closes annually on April and May. While it’s closed, this tour will go to the Cholamandal Artist Village instead. The tour will then end at Cholamandal.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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