Chennai: Rich Heritage And Culture

Chennai: Rich Heritage And Culture

Duration: 7 Days
cost: ₹ 1,50,000
* per person without airfare

Travel Itinerary

  • 01

    Day

    Heritage Sites and Temples

    Heritage Sites and Temples

    Start your day early with a visit to Marina Beach. Take a stroll along the shore, watch the sunrise, and experience the vibrant morning activities. Explore Fort St. George, the oldest English fortress in India. Visit the Fort Museum to learn about its colonial history and see artifacts from the past. Have lunch and then visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore. Marvel at the Dravidian architecture and intricate sculptures dedicated to Lord Shiva.

    Nearby, visit San Thome Basilica, built over the tomb of St. Thomas. Admire the neo-Gothic architecture and explore the serene surroundings.

    Conclude your day with a visit to the Government Museum and National Art Gallery. Explore the vast collection of artifacts and art pieces.

  • 02

    Day

    Cultural Immersion

    Cultural Immersion

    Start your day with a visit to Kalakshetra Foundation. Attend a dance or music performance or take a tour of the campus dedicated to traditional Indian arts. Explore DakshinaChitra, an outdoor museum showcasing South Indian architecture, lifestyles, and crafts. Enjoy lunch and then visit the Chennai Rail Museum. Explore vintage locomotives and artifacts narrating the history of Indian railways. Visit Vivekananda House, where Swami Vivekananda stayed. Explore the museum dedicated to his life and teachings. Climb up Marina Lighthouse for panoramic views of the city skyline and the Bay of Bengal at sunset.

  • 03

    Day

    Day Trip to Mahabalipuram

     Day Trip to Mahabalipuram

    Take a day trip to Mahabalipuram and visit the iconic Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Arjuna’s Penance, a massive rock carving depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Visit the Pancha Rathas, five monolithic rock-cut temples that resemble chariots. Relax and enjoy lunch at Mahabalipuram Beach, known for its serene ambiance. Return to Chennai and spend the evening exploring local markets like T Nagar or Pondy Bazaar for shopping and street food.

  • 04

    Day

    Art and Culture

    Art and Culture

    Visit Cholamandal Artists’ Village, an artists’ commune showcasing contemporary Indian art. Explore Egmore Museum, one of the oldest museums in India, known for its archaeological and numismatic collections. Spend the afternoon exploring art galleries in Chennai like Forum Art Gallery or Lalit Kala Akademi. Attend a classical music or dance performance at venues like Music Academy or Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

  • 05

    Day

    Culinary Exploration and Relaxation

    Culinary Exploration and Relaxation

    Start your day with a South Indian cooking class to learn about traditional Tamil cuisine.Enjoy a guided food tour of Chennai, sampling local delicacies like dosa, idli, and filter coffee.Spend your evening relaxing at Elliot’s Beach or Besant Nagar Beach, enjoying the sea breeze and sunset views.

    This itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of Chennai’s heritage, culture, art, and culinary delights over five days. Enjoy your journey!

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