Highlights / General details
Morning pick up from the hotel you are staying and proceed for sightseeing of Chennai with English speaking guide. Sight seeing of Chennai The capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and the cultural Gateway to South India, Chennai is in some respects unlike other Indian cities.
The National Art Gallery:
Built in the year 1907, National Arts Gallery is a red sandstone building, influenced by an archetypal Indo-Saracenic structure. Henry Irwin was designed it and T. Namberumal Chetty was the architect of this superb building. Often described as Victoria Memorial Hall, this museum occupies an important place in Mughal history. The key factors of this place are its motifs, structure and exclusive gallery collections, belonging to the 11th and 12th century. Each article or object on its display is fantastic. Typical handicrafts, beautiful sculptures, metal ware and elegant paintings are credited for the largest tourist attention. Owing to its large size, the gallery is divided into four different sections that are: Tanjore Painting Gallery, Decorative Art Gallery, Indian Traditional Art Gallery and Ravi Varma Painting Gallery. The Tanjore paintings on glass are truly alluring. The miniature paintings belonging to Rajput and Mughal eras are also mind-blowing.
The Museum - Government Museum, Pantheon Road, Egmore:
Standing in Egmore in the heart of the city, the Government Museum of Chennai occupies over an area of 16.25 acres of land. Founded in 1857, it is a multi-purpose museum that comprises of 46 galleries. The galleries are classified as an Archaeology Section, Bronze Gallery, Botany Section, Zoology Section, Geology Section, Art gallery, Numismatics Section etc. The excellent Madras artist H. Irvin was designed the museum. The largest space of this place has separated into a number of sections; an impressive hall, amazing reading room and conspicuous Teak wood shelf. The history of this museum belongs to the Colonial rule.
St. Mary's Church:
Considered to be the oldest Anglican Church in the East, St. Mary's Church is built by the British in India. It is located in the Fort and proposed by William Dixon, a mastermind artist of British. There are broad walls, castellated ramparts and a deep well inside its area. On 28 October 1680, this church was declared as spiritual centre. Many attractive plaques and monuments are the key elements of the interior of the church that embodies past achievements and glories. One can also witness old colors of the Madras Fusiliers, the first European company of the East India Company in this church.
Established in 1855, the zoological park is affirmed to the largest one in South East Asia. Sited at an outer part of Chennai on a large open moated island, this zoological park offers you an amusing climate to enjoy. More than 170 species of animals, birds and reptiles call this park a home. Tourists can witness endangered animals with Lion safari vehicles, battery operated vehicles and most interestingly elephant rides.
Beautiful Marina Beach:
Surrounded by greenery, Marina is said to be the second longest beach in the world that has worth a visit while on a tour to Chennai.
Later drop at hotel (booked at your own).
Hotel pick-up and drop-off Chennai Hotels only; All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle; Private licensed English speaking guide; All taxes, driver allowances, parking.
Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 9:30am.
Approximately 7-8 hours.
Pick up / Drop off from Chennai hotels only.
Cancellation: 7 days prior 25% penalty, 3 days prior 50% penalty, 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**