Come 15th August and almost every corner of India will be in a state of overwhelming jubilation on the occasion of our 70th Independence Day. Though most people will be overjoyed because of our 69 years of freedom, there will always be a few of those who are just contended with the long weekend opportunity.
Now the choice is plain and simple. You can either choose to while away the precious day stuck in your pajamas (bleh!) OR you can go out and unveil the great gift that has been bestowed upon you, called India. So here is a list of fun activities to do in Chennai this Independence Day 2016 which will definitely make your trip all the more fantabulous!
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The former French colony of Pondicherry is a fantastic example of the influence of colonization on India. Traces of its French history can be seen in its architecture, culture and the lifestyle of the people. The tour will take you on a guided visit of the old French buildings in the city, the famous Aurobindo Ashram, Ganesha Temple, Church of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Gandhi Statue. Pondicherry is called a haven for avid shoppers and food enthusiasts, and a visit will definitely enforce your opinion about the same.
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Ride The Tide
If taming the waves in Hawaii and Australia have been your childhood dreams, then this has to be THE activity to be done, coming 15th! You will have experts helping you with the basics of surfing and then accompany you on all your attempts. The instructors have detailed knowledge about the waves and weather conditions so you don’t have to waste a second worrying about anything else other than having pure, unadulterated fun!
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A Peep Into The Past
With the History Walk Tour, visitors will be introduced to the riches of the 7th-century historical town of Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram. A guide will accompany you during your walk and explain the history and significance of the various monuments and artifacts encountered on your trip. Get ready to be blown away by the larger than life (literally) bas-relief Arjuna’s Penance, exquisite Pallava architecture temples and other beautiful landscapes.
History Walk in Mamallapuram
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Take in all the magnificent beauty of Mamallapuram’s beaches and sea with an exciting boat ride on a traditional fisherman’s boat. The boat will take you around 2 kilometers into the sea, over the churning waters, to a spot where you can safely dive into the serene waters of the sea! Don’t worry life jackets are included in the tour to ensure your safety. This is one experience that is sure to leave you with some great memories and should not be missed.
Country Boat Ride
Hindustan Ka Dil Dekho
Get ready to see India like never before, through India’s favourite means of transport the Auto Rickshaw! As Mahatma Gandhi famously said "Villages are the heart of our Nation”, take out some quality time to see these fabled jewels of our country. The guide will accompany and educate you while you go over various panchayat schools, temples, pottery makers and farms. You can also drop into the local school and interact with the children studying there and get to see the world from a whole new perspective.
Village Tour by Auto Rickshaw Excursion
A Walk Amongst Divinity
Kanchipuram is an extremely popular destination, courtesy its history, culture, temples and of course colorful silk saree production. With the Temple Tour, you can schedule visits to various ancient temples, a silk weaving center where the astounding Kanchipuram Sarees are manufactured, the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt and a variety of other delightful attractions!
Temple Tour of Kancheepuram
The best way to unwind and relax your body after a tiring week at the office is probably by indulging in some peaceful Yoga. And what place better than the serene land of Mamallapuram? With the special tour, you will be trained under an expert practitioner who will teach you the proper technique and give useful tips to improve meditation. The beautiful backdrop and natural beauty of the city will further help you in your endeavor and definitely, make the experience very surreal!
Study Yoga in Mamallapuram
We hope you found some great ideas for your trip this Independence Day that will make you rush to all the beautiful destinations in and around Chennai! Have some great fun! Jai Hind!
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