A day in Chennai (Madras)
Explore the young city which was formed with few ancient towns and fishing hamlets -the fourth largest city in India. One gets to see the beautiful sight of sunrise on the second longest beach in the world. Start the tour with Kapaleeshwarar temple, proceed to santhome tomb church, Fort st. George and visit the government museum to see the wonderful collection of Chola bronze.
An evening in the Agraharam
Take a leisurely walk at Mylapore, which is even though part of the city has its old world charm. Start with the ayurveda medical shops as you walk along with your guide who takes you along with some interesting stories and anecdotes about the classical musicians, goldsmith, hot pakoda vendors, vegetable market, temple etc.
Meet the dancers
How would you like to learn a thing or two about the South Indian classical dance and watch a private performance or you could even have a guide take you to the 100 year old dance school kalakshetra.
South Indian cuisine
Tamil food is world famous mainly because of its variety. There are lovely range of vegetables, seafood in the famous Madras Curry. Have a home cooked meal with detail explanations from our own lovely cook.
Excursion to Mamallapuram
Drive on the east coast road to the renowned UNESCO world heritage town of Mamallapuram to see some of the extraordinary monolithic temples and stone carvings. En route one can visit the heritage museum, crocodile farm or an artist village.
How does a day to one of the ancient living towns sound? Kancheepuram, one of the 7 sacred cities in India is also known as the temple city which has hundreds of temples. You can visit a few of them. Some of the temples are at least 1000 year old.The city is also known for its handloom silk industry and is also known as the silk city.
Walk through the busy lanes of George town where the first settlement happened. Now it is mostly inhabited by North Indians and Muslim traders. Start with the Armenian church ,with our guide as you are taken through the old wholesale vegetable and flower market ,come across some of the beautiful Jain temples and stroll around some of the street food places. The tour ends near the statue of King George the 5th.
Shop till you drop
We also bring you the exciting shopping tour. As you know Madras is the gateway to South India. The Europeans were attracted to this part mainly for its cotton and silk textiles. Chennai offers many options if you are a shopaholic person. You will not only find textiles but handcraft statues in metal, wood and home decors. You have come to the right place if you are into jewelry, ethnic and contemporary jewellery for casual or weddings.
A day with the farmers Villages are the backbone of Tamilnadu where the day starts before sunrise. This state has some fertile villages where we grow rice, Millet, vegetables, different types of bananas, sugarcane etc.
Full day in Chennai (Madras) Explore the young British colonial city which was formed with few ancient towns and fishing hamlets. The fourth largest city in India. One gets to see the beautiful sight of sunrise on the second longest beach in the world.
An evening in the Agraharam Take a leisurely walk in Mylapore, One of the ancient Roman port which has been in existence for over 2000 years, which is even though part of the city still has its old world charm.
Meet the dancers How would you like to learn a thing or two about the south indian classical dance Bharatanatyam. Bharatanatyam is an ancient classical dancer form which hails from our state Tamil Nadu.
South Indian Home cooking The visit to Chennai is not complete till you get a taste of home cooked southern Indian cooking. One visits a local home in Chennai for an interactive cooking session and lunch. The menu is based on the season and what’s available in the market.
Excursion to mamallapuram Mamallapuram is otherwise called as mahabalipuram. Drive on the scenic east coast road to the renowned unesco world heritage town of mamallapuram to see some of the extraordinary monolithic temples like the five Rather.
Kancheepuram How does a day At one of the ancient living towns sound? Kancheepuram,which was the capital city of the Pallava dynasty has a history of over 2000 years. It is one of the 7 sacred cities in India which is rightly known as the temple.
Mamallapuram & kancheepuram If you would like to visit kancheepuram and Mamallapuram the same day, it can be done too. Start by 8.30 in the morning drive to kancheepuram visit two ancient active temples and a silk weaver’s place.