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Foodies Day Out at Madurai

Foodies Day Out at Madurai

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We at "Foodies Day Out" offer you the chance to experience the local cuisine as the natives do. We take you to places where no guide book can lead you to. On this tour, we travel across the city of Madurai, to taste the best culinary dishes the city has to offer. We drive around in a car to eat the best signature dishes of our local eateries and also walk along the streets to indulge ourselves in uninhibited eating spree. You will get to taste some unique "madurai" dishes, such as paruthipaal (cotton seed milk), thennam kuruthu (bark of the coconut tree), bun parotta, the super delicious Jil Jil Jigar Thanda etc.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.34
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$45.34

BLive Electric Bike Tours - Cycle In The Blue Mountains

BLive Electric Bike Tours - Cycle In The Blue Mountains

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• Visit a 150 year old church overlooking the Ooty lake. • Learn about the process that goes into making the famous eucalyptus oil. • Ride through the woods and tea plantations. • Learn about the Todas on a visit to a sacred site. • Marvel at the engineering skills that went into building the Nilgiri Mountain Railway,a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.23
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$32.23

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14

Marina Beach Walk and the story of Chennai

Marina Beach Walk and the story of Chennai

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Marina beach walk is a walking tour in Chennai, led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Chennai through Marina. Marina Beach is where the pulse of Chennai can be gauged. Soak in the atmosphere and meet the city's people in this walking tour in Chennai. While the statues tell the history of the city, the beach itself is where common people gather to voice their opinion on issues to those in power. This guided walking tour in Chennai is a cultural immersion over 2.5 hours.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.50
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$26.50
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Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

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Tours are led by cultural ambassadors who will bring alive the history and culture of the times when St Thomas came to India in the first century AD.
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  • 4 hours
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$85.34
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$85.34
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Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

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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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  • 3 hours
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$30.94
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$30.94

Farms & Strolls - Morning/Evening Village Walk with Cooking Demo & Lunch/Dinner

Farms & Strolls - Morning/Evening Village Walk with Cooking Demo & Lunch/Dinner

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Visit to Alangudi is a unique activity which aims to enthrall you with a rare and wonderful experience of living like a local in one such villages of South India. Alangudi Visit captivates you with a scenic view of the pleasant paddy fields, walk around the local streets observing people’s routine, enjoying the breeze in coconut plantation with the taste of tender coconut, understanding the system followed to administer the village, interacting with the locals. Alangudi Village visit is indeed a treat to your eyes and soul. Also Cooking is an Art. It becomes divine when love is added to it along with other ingredients. That’s why one’s Mother is praised as the Best Chef in this world. Especially South Indian Village cuisines are very special for its yummy taste and Mom’s care.This is an opportunity for you to spend time with the local Indian Family and witness their lifestyle, followed that you can enjoy the Cooking Secession of typical South Indian Cuisine hosted by the family.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.70
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$49.70

British Architecture Walk in Chennai

British Architecture Walk in Chennai

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Chennai, formerly known as Madras, was the capital of the Southern British India. Many great monuments were built during the British rule and several of them continue to dominate the skyline of Chennai even today. In this walking tour, we will visit some of the prominent landmarks of Chennai, which were built during the British era in an architectural style blending British as well as Indian elements. We will start at the Central Railway Station and walk to Ripon Building, Southern Railway Headquarters, Victory Memorial, Fort St George, Naper Bridge and finish at Madras University building.
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  • 3 hours
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$26.00
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$26.00
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Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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Delving into Chennai’s Mylapore neighborhood independently could mean you skim over some landmarks and cultural insights, or lose your bearings. This private walking tour ensures you cover the highlights and enjoy observations on local life you’d likely miss alone. Follow the heritage Peacock Trail to the Kapaleeshwara Temple and other sights, and hear tales of Chennai's religion and culture. A tuk tuk ride, snacks, and choice of departures are included.
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  • 3 hours
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$60.80
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$60.80
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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

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Chennai is home to some of India's most beautiful examples of Dravidian temple architecture, and you'll get to see some of the city's finest with this tour of sacred and religious sites. Highlights include the Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Mylapore), which dates back some 300 years and the even older Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Triplicane), which was first established way back in the 8th century.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$33.51
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$33.51
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Small Group Electric Bike Tour of Hills and Hues in Coonoor, India

Small Group Electric Bike Tour of Hills and Hues in Coonoor, India

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On this tour, we visit glorious green pastures painted with charming huts, carpets of tea plantations criss-crossing, making it a topsy-turvy trail. We will visit a heritage church built during the British colonisation. We also visit the War Memorial of World War 2, Indo Pak War, Indo China War; see Retired Jets, Tankers and Military vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.23
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$32.23

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai

Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai

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This Chennai walk in Mylapore will demystify Hindu Gods & Temple rituals. From far, the thousands of Hindu Gods and complex rituals in temples look bewildering! Our Cultural Evangelist will demystify the reason for so many Gods and purpose of Temple rituals. Relics of St Thomas are a highlight of this walking tour in Chennai. Visit the Shrine in San Thome Basilica to see relics like a small bone of St Thomas, the head of the lance with which the Saint was pierced and an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother. A unique aspect of this walking tour in Chennai is that it is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Mylapore. The Chennai walk comes with an opportunity to savor the taste of the iconic Filter Coffee of Mylapore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.50
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$26.50
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Food Walk Tour Chennai

Food Walk Tour Chennai

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Chennai is a royal destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by some thoughtful people for generations. We have designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.92
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$17.92

Shopping Tour to Visit Poompuhar, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan and Co-optex in Chennai

Shopping Tour to Visit Poompuhar, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan and Co-optex in Chennai

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Craft aficionados—and souvenir hunters of all stripes—will appreciate this three-for-one shopping trip to Chennai’s finest government-run artisan emporiums. Shop for regional art objects at Poompuhar, browse iconic khadi, or homespun cotton, garments at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, and get your silk sari fix at Thillaiyadi Valliammai Silk Palace. Tours include private pick-up and drop-off from your Chennai hotel in a chauffeured vehicle.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.83
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$37.83
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The founding of Chennai at Georgetown, a heritage walk

The founding of Chennai at Georgetown, a heritage walk

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This Chennai walk is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the heritage and legacy of Chennai's first settlement. Trace the evolution of George Town as the trading post for East Indian Company in the 17th century to its modern avatar as the trading hub of Chennai in this walking tour in Chennai. Experience cultural diversity in this walking tour in Chennai at ancient temples predating the British Era and an iconic Church of Armenian traders.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.50
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$26.50
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Visit Brihadeeswara Temple, Saraswati Library, Palace And Gallery In Thanjavur

Visit Brihadeeswara Temple, Saraswati Library, Palace And Gallery In Thanjavur

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Visit one of the Great Living Chola Temples, a UNESCO world Heritage Site and discover the remarkable legacy of the Chola Kingdom that extended from Madurai to the Mekong valley in its heydays. This dizzying historical legacy can be seen in Thanjavur, capital of the great Chola Empire. Also visit the city's labyrinthine royal palace that preserves memories of other, later powerful dynasties. Highlights • Brihadeeswara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site • Thanjavur Royal Palace • Saraswati Mahal Library
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.00
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$134.00
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Mylapore Heritage Walking Tour with Breakfast

Mylapore Heritage Walking Tour with Breakfast

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Explore the best of Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore with this heritage-themed walking tours. You'll meet your guide bright and early and have a traditional breakfast before heading on to see some of the area's most interesting and historically significant sites. Highlights include visits to San Thome Basilica, the temple of Ramakrishna Math, and the 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple, the most famous temple in town.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$74.67
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$74.67
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Half Day - Madurai City Tour

Half Day - Madurai City Tour

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Discover the ancient southern city of Madurai, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on this private tour. Called the “Athens of the East,” the city holds great historical importance to the country. On this tour, see its main landmarks including the Meenakshi Amman Temple and its musical pillars, which produce a different note when struck. Other stops include the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and the Gandhi Museum.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$43.24
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$43.24
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Learn to cook a South Indian meal in Chennai

Learn to cook a South Indian meal in Chennai

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This is a cooking tour where you will visit a traditional cook in her home in Chennai to experience authentic south Indian cooking. The lady of the house will explain to you about the south Indian cuisine and its unique ingredients. This will be followed by a cooking demonstration session. Guests will be encouraged to participate in the cooking process as well as guided by our cook.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.80
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$124.80
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St Thomas tour in Chennai

St Thomas tour in Chennai

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Explore Chennai by following in the footsteps of St. Thomas on this full-day tour. Learn about the history of Christianity in Chennai through visits to local religious landmarks such as the cave in the Little Mount, the handprints of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Mount, and the St. Thome Basilica. Listen to guided commentary as you travel detailing the influence St. Thomas had on the city and the country of India as a whole between AD52 and AD72.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.67
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$106.67
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Village Biking Day Tour in Mahabalipuram

Village Biking Day Tour in Mahabalipuram

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Escape the tourist track—and wake up those calf muscles—on this relaxing bicycle tour through rural Tamil villages. Learn about centuries-old traditions and lifestyles, from pottery-making to agricultural cultivation. Visit schools, temples, and farms, covering more sights in less time on two wheels. Tours include a tender coconut as a refreshing local snack.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

St Thomas Mount Tour Chennai

St Thomas Mount Tour Chennai

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We pick up our guest from their hotel/ Railway station/ Chennai Airport. We then head straight to St Thomas mount, Have a detailed tour of the church and our guide will explain the history and culture of the national heritage monument. After the the tour we drop you back to your hotel.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Sacred Pilgrimage Tour - Tour to Poondi Madha Basilica from Tiruchirappalli

Sacred Pilgrimage Tour - Tour to Poondi Madha Basilica from Tiruchirappalli

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Get blessed by Our Lady of Lourdes Basilica in Poondi, A Roman catholic church which attracts many pilgrims from all over India.The church was built by Rev.Fr. Constantine Joseph Beschi, an Italian Jesuit Missionary, popularly known as Veeramamunivar, who named it as the Church of Mary Queen Immaculate Conception.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$81.08
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$81.08
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore
"Well spoken, with great English. We enjoyed every moment of our tour with you. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thank you."..."
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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai
"Great tour and the driver/ guide was extremely helpful!"..."
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Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple
"The local guide was SO informative and professional. He also really made me feel comfortable and safe. I would love to take this tour again. So much history to absorb!"..."
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Food Walk Tour Chennai
"Sharmini was great! Very easy to understand. Not only did we try amazing foods, she explained the background stories behind them. Would highly recommend. Come hungry... lots of food to try!"..."
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Shopping Tour to Visit Poompuhar, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan and Co-optex in Chennai
"Ranjith, my driver, was on time, took me to all the types of shopping that I requested, including a grocery store where he helped me choose regional herbs, teas and spices. He helped negotiate lower rates and I loaded up on all kinds of goodies! Chennai is a very pleasant city."..."
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The founding of Chennai at Georgetown, a heritage walk
"Kannan was great guiding us through Fort St George with its historic buildings, visited St Thomas’s fascinating Basilica and the colonial buildings either side or Central Station Good pace, good description and quite fascinating."..."

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