Local Heritage And Architecture Tour Of Chennai (Madras)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off at your hotel in Chennai after the tour ends.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Dive into the culture, rich heritage and diverse architecture in the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) on this tour and appreciate how the British influence and as well as Hindu, Islamic, British, and Gothic revival styles have melded to create the Indo-Saracenic style of architectureseen in the city. Pickup and drop-off from your hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle with friendly professional driver included.

Highlights

Step back in time on a history tour

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Great overview and orientation of the city

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Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel in Chennai by our experienced professional driver with well maintained private air-conditioned vehicle to visit the below famous heritage architectural buildings of the Chennai as per the below order  

  • Kapaleeshwarar temple Mylapore - 7th Century
  • San thome church - 16th century
  • Swami Vivekananda house - 1842 (Monday Holiday)
  • Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple - 8th century
  • Senate House in Madras University - 1879 (exterior view only) 
  • Chepauk Palace Complexes -1768 (exterior view only) 
  • Anna & MGR Memorials at Marina beach
  • Napier Bridge - 1872
  • St.Mary's Church -1680
  • Fort st george -1964 (exterior view only)
  • The Madras High Court Complexs - 1892 (exterior view only)
  • Armenian church - 1772
  • Southern Railway Headquarters - 1921 (exterior view only)
  • Chennai central Railway Station - 1873 (exterior view only)
  • Chennai Victoria Public Hall - 1890 exterior view only)
  • Ripon building - 1913 (exterior view only)
  • Egmore Railway Station -1908 (exterior view only)
  • Egmore Eye Hospital - 1819 (exterior view only)
  • Government museum & National art gallery (timings 9:30am to 5pm will be closed on Friday) 
After viewed all architectural attractions you will be drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Round-trip private transfer

Fuel surcharge

Gratuities

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Bottled water

Driver

Parking Charges

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Dec-2019

    The Viator description says "Meet your guide in the morning and climb aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle for your tour through Chennai", and "... hear informative commentary about ...". But the day before the tour (when it was too late to cancel and re-arrange) we heard that there is no guide. When I complained to the tour company they said the Inclusions section did not list a guide (but then nor did the Exclusions section) and the description is provided by Viator, not the tour company. I would have thought that an honest company would have got Viator to sort this out.

    So what do you get? You get a driver and car for the day, a suggested itinerary (which you can change) , and a PDF document with a paragraph on each site.No entry fees or lunch is included. The driver was fine, looked after us well, and helped where he could. Our only gripe is that we had to say about 6 times that we did not want to go to his friend's sari shop.

    This tour is not what we expected or wanted (and we cancelled another trip with this company as a result). But it may be fine for you.

    I would add that this is NOT a rip-off. It is a lot cheaper than the other full-service tours that we took, so you get what you pay for. But it is unaccceptable for the tour operator to let the incorrect description remain.