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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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109
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14
Explore Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood with a local guide and learn about the rituals of daily life, hear stories of gods and demons, and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions. This popular walking tour showcases the highlights and the history of this incredible city and is not to be missed.
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* A traveler said: "Well spoken, with great English. We enjoyed every moment of our tour with you. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thank you."


Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

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14
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.94
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$30.94
Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward on this small-group walking tour of the Sowcarpet Market: where a multitude of stalls serve the staples that keep Chennaites sustained. Let a guide navigate the market so you don’t get lost, taste popular foods at tried-and-trusted stands, and get the full lowdown on local delicacies that you wouldn’t hear on your own.
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Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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16
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.60
Price varies by group size
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$45.60
Price varies by group size
Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed ourselves very much. Our driver was very kind and after we visit Mahabalipuram he took us to a seafood restaurant near the beach where we enjoyed fresh and very good fish and shrimps."


Walking Tour Chennai

Walking Tour Chennai

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4
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.73
From
$12.73
Experience authentic Chennai on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. Our walks are blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote laced with mildly scurrilous talk about past and present celebrities and defunct royals. We will cover some of the city highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk.
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* A traveler said: "Vicky and Sharmini were great hosts. They explained each site in much detail and also allowed ample time for us to take many pictures. They were both super accommodating and I would surely recommend anyone to take this walking tour when visiting Chennai."


Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

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12
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.16
From
$56.16
Immerse yourself in Indian life and culture on this culinary tour in a local home in Chennai. Learn to prepare several South Indian vegetarian dishes, then sit down with your group and enjoy in the traditional way: on banana leaves. Dishes may include vegetable curry, sambar, rasam, or dosas. You'll learn much more about Indian cooking and culinary culture during this experience than you would by eating in local restaurants.
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

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58
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14
See the eclectic marketplaces and colorful bazaars on this memorable walking tour of Chennai. Explore George Town and uncover the stories of daily life and local people as you listen to your friendly local guide share historical legends and old folklore. You'll navigate the crowded markets and narrow lanes as you experience the life of a local on this interactive and engaging tour that's not to be missed.
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* A traveler said: "I was really glad doing this tour. I booked the tour unexpectedly but I was really glad to do it. The tour was beautiful and fascinating. The walk through the george Town is almost a must do for all visitors in Chenna. It was worthwhile. The guide Ms Krishna was very kind and told us all the stories about it."


Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

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72
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.40
Price varies by group size
From
$140.40
Price varies by group size
Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailasanathar temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's Penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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* A traveler said: "This was one of 3 tours we did with 5 Senses. All went very well, including an excellent guide, Kannan, good driver, and lovely Indian lunch. This is a trip that is well worth doing. It is grat to get out of the bustle of Chennai, and the sites are well worth visiting. Unfortunately we had some heavy rain on our day, so didn't get the best out of the trip. But fortunately 5 Senses provided some excellent photos so we could see what it would have looked like in sunshine!"


Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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7
  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.44
Price varies by group size
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$37.44
Price varies by group size
Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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* A traveler said: "Ranjith was an excellent driver and guide. He was very flexible and accommodating, able to tailor the tour to our own requirements and his local knowledge was excellent. Highly recomment this tour as a quick way to see all the main sights in Chennai in easy way."


Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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3
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.67
Price varies by group size
From
$122.67
Price varies by group size
The coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, reach Mahabalipuram in comfort by private vehicle—with entry fees and round-trip transportation from your Chennai hotel included. Explore the Cave temples and rock sculptures with your guide to lead the way, and gain insight into Mahabalipuram’s fascinating 7th-century history.
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* A traveler said: "This tour was wonderful. The driver and guides were knowledgable. Got to see the Crocodile bank too."


Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch

Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch

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77
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
Price varies by group size
From
$115.00
Price varies by group size
Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
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* A traveler said: "Lovely tour with Kannan and local tour guide. Would recommend!! The drive was pleasant and the sites were exquisite."


An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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5
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.32
Price varies by group size
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$44.32
Price varies by group size
Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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* A traveler said: "Very glad we took this tour! This was my second tour with Ranjith and we arrived at Croc Bank just as it opened and enjoyed seeing all the reptiles. We had the option of hiring a guide to the temples for 1700 rupees and it was well worth it to learn about the many deities and their reincarnations as well as the discovery of some of them after 2004 tsunami and restoration process. We were fortunate to visit one temple on the eve of a big celebration and see the preparations as well as receive a blessing. We overlooked the beach for lunch and the fresh seafood was perfect. We spent about 20 minutes shopping, no pressure, Would highly recommend this tour."


Surfing and Paddle Boarding in Chennai

Surfing and Paddle Boarding in Chennai

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29
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$26.67
From
$26.67
Spend the day on the open water with this surfing and paddle boarding excursion at India's first accredited surf school. Enjoy a safe and fun day riding the ways after some expert instruction from professional teachers. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you take to the waters of Tamil Nadu with this fun-filled day of water sports.
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Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai

Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai

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6
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
Price varies by group size
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$52.00
Price varies by group size
Plenty of visitors get to enjoy South Indian cooking, but few travelers learn how to master local delicacies. Get insider access to South India’s celebrated culinary culture, with recipes passed down over generations. Learn to cook traditional Tamil dishes with a local host, from paper-thin dosas to homemade mango pickles. You’ll also get to munch on the savory meal that you helped prepare, served on a banana leaf.
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* A traveler said: "It was awesome experience with Mrs Jyashree. I learned basic southern indian dishes (making dosa was so fun), and enjoyed her amazing meals. Also she gave me the recipes and mixed spices for first time, so my family could enjoy the dishes which I made after back from India."


Private In-Home Vegetarian Cooking Class and Meal in Chennai

Private In-Home Vegetarian Cooking Class and Meal in Chennai

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4
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.27
Price varies by group size
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$36.27
Price varies by group size
Learn to make several South Indian dishes during a 3-hour private cooking lesson in a family home in Chennai. Prepare two to three vegetarian dishes—such as curry, dosas, or idli—and learn about the culinary traditions of South India as you cook and eat your lunch or dinner with your host and her family. Includes cooking lesson and meal with local chef.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent information concerning Indian Cuisine, culture background and healthy food. The meal was delicious."


Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai

Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai

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3
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
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$64.00
While visiting Chennai, get an authentic experience of local life during a private 3-hour cooking lesson, market visit, and meal with your chef-host in her family home. Start by selecting ingredients at the neighborhood market, then return to your host's kitchen for a cooking lesson that covers up to five South Indian recipes. The meal might consist of dishes like rasam (spiced lentil soup), vegetable stew or curry, dosas, and other savory treats. Then sit down with your host to feast on the meal that you helped to make.
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Private South Indian Cooking Class and Market Visit in Chennai

Private South Indian Cooking Class and Market Visit in Chennai

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3
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.54
Price varies by group size
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$72.54
Price varies by group size
Discover the secrets of South Indian cuisine during a 5-hour culinary experience at a private home in Chennai. Begin by visiting the local market with your chef-instructor to select ingredients and see typical foods. Then dive into your cooking lesson and learn to prepare several rice and vegetable dishes. When the food is ready, enjoy your feast in the company of your host for the perfect introduction to South Indian culinary traditions and family life. Includes vegetarian lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and tips from your local host.
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* A traveler said: "Jayshree was a wonderful teacher. Her husband showed us around a local vegetable market with explanations of all the regional fruits and veggies. Upon arrival to the beautiful home, we were given a welcoming tea. The hosts shared many amazing stories and experiences. Throughout the whole session, Jayshree kept a close watch but let us do most of the cooking. The dishes that we prepared were true representations of southern Indian cuisine. She even shared some of her secret recipes which I look forward to making at home. I would certainly recommend this experience to everyone and would suggest to come hungry! You'll surely be satisfied."


Private Hatha Yoga Class in Mahabalipuram

Private Hatha Yoga Class in Mahabalipuram

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3
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$6.96
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$6.96
Hatha yoga the classical form of yoga is very unique.The sequence which I teach is designed to relax the body and mind.The final relaxation is designed to erase the negative feeling from the sub conscious mind and to feed the sub conscious mind with positive energy.
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Authentic Indian Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Chennai
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$20.27
Punjabi cuisine is enjoyed across India for its delicate flavors and spice balances, but getting the recipes right every time isn’t easy. On this cookery experience in Chennai, visit the home of a local chef and prepare a delicious 4-course meal of delicacies such as Tikka Masala or Tandoori Paneer. Under the watchful eye of your host, explore Punjab’s diverse flavors and find out what makes this regional cuisine special.
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Learn to Cook Traditional South Indian cuisine at the Chennai seashore

Learn to Cook Traditional South Indian cuisine at the Chennai seashore

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1
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.34
Price varies by group size
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$53.34
Price varies by group size
This is a special opportunity to visit a traditional South Indian Chettiar home near the Chennai seashore. Get picked up from your Chennai hotel and drive out of Chennai to reach Kamala's home located 5 minutes from the sea. Relax in her charming home and learn to cook South Indian dishes with an expert home cook. Kamala will teach you to make 2-3 dishes (including how to pour dosas) before you sit down together to enjoy a typical South Indian meal. You might try dishes such as Chettinad chicken, minced mutton nuggets, egg dosa, fish curry, jackfruit masala, and one of our favorites, piping hot dosas (roasted, rice pancakes) fresh off the griddle, all served on a fresh banana leaf. Please note that this home is a 45 minute drive from the heart of Chennai, located midway between Chennai and Mahabalipuram, a popular tourist destination. Her home is also 20 minutes away from Dakshinachitra, a beautiful open-air museum of South Indian heritage and culture.
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Private Market Tour and South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with Srividya

Private Market Tour and South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with Srividya

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1
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.47
Price varies by group size
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$55.47
Price varies by group size
Learn how to cook two or three popular South Indian dishes and sit down to try even more with this cooking class. Your host, Srividya, will show you how to prepare a few dishes before sitting down with you to dine on a variety of dishes. Depending on availability, you may even get to have your meal in the traditional way: served on a banana leaf.
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* A traveler said: "I had excellent time with Mrs Srividya. We cooked spiced sweet potato, green vegetable curry, rasam soup, pineapple raita and she explained each step of cooking with seasonal vegetables. Simple but tasty, also helped to understand about spices which used in southern indian cooking. Then enjoyed meals on banana leaf including some other dishes she prepared. On the way back to hotel I bought some ingredient at the supermarket near her place so now I can enjoy the menu I learned from her at home."


Cook and Dine with a Local Family in Chennai

Cook and Dine with a Local Family in Chennai

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1
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.74
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$27.74
Indian cuisine contains a lot of regional variety, and travelers to Chennai can learn all about the food of Bengal during this home-based cooking class. Your instructor is an experienced home cook rather than a professional chef, so you’ll be introduced to dishes that you can recreate simply at home. Enjoy eating your creations together afterwards, and learn about ordinary life in India through your hostess.
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Private Authentic Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with a Local

Private Authentic Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with a Local

  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.20
Price varies by group size
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$51.20
Price varies by group size
Learn to cook dishes from across India in the home of a local with this cooking experience. You'll have the chance to cook everything from Chennai classics to North Indian mainstays, with flexible options depending on preference s. You'll then sit down to dine with your host and her family, complete with a local dessert.
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Dancer's trail Chennai Group Tour

Dancer's trail Chennai Group Tour

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.74
Price varies by group size
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$75.74
Price varies by group size
This trail gives you an experience of Chennai’s dance culture. You will visit a Bharatanatyam dancer at her home and learn the basic postures of this classical dance form. She will show you how you can use your expressions and gestures to tell a story. And then you will meet our Bollywood dancer who will teach you some moves and routines that are popular in Indian cinema. Along the way, our storytellers will set a context with many fascinating stories of the city, its dances, and the many ways in which dance touches lives here.
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Dancer's trail Chennai Private tour

Dancer's trail Chennai Private tour

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.40
Price varies by group size
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$86.40
Price varies by group size
This trail gives you an experience of Chennai’s dance culture. You will visit a Bharatanatyam dancer at her home and learn the basic postures of this classical dance form. She will show you how you can use your expressions and gestures to tell a story. And then you will meet our Bollywood dancer who will teach you some moves and routines that are popular in Indian cinema. Along the way, our storytellers will set a context with many fascinating stories of the city, its dances, and the many ways in which dance touches lives here.
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