Chicago Self-Guided Audio Tour - Chennai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Return Details :
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 15 tourist attractions in around Chicago

Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour

It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location.

You can able to design your own itinerary as per your interest and conveniences (or) simply use our personally created itinerary which starts from main train station of the city then gradually moves one by one.

Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online / offline in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.)

Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one youre most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking)

It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour.

If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

It is an example ofIndian rock-cut architecturedating from the late 7th century. The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancientVishwakarmaSthapathis, of rock-cur cave architecture, out of many such caves also calledmandapas

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

The Tiger Cave is considered to be one of the Mahabalipuram rock-cut temples constructed by thePallavasin the 8th century AD.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mahishasuramardini Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

An example ofIndian rock-cut architecturedating from the late 7th century, of thePallava dynasty.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Trimurti Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

a 7th century ancient rock-cut temple, which is built on a 100 ft high cliff. The temple is located towards the north of Ganesha Ratha. In close vicinity to the temple, a rock-cut zoo is constructed. This zoo has sculptures of elephant and other animals.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pancha Pandava Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

It is the largest cave temple in Mahabalipuram also an example ofIndian rock-cut architecturedating from the late 7th century. The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancientVishwakarma Sthapathis, of rock-cut cave architecture.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

It is a structural temple, built with blocks ofgranite, dating from the 8th century AD. Named because it overlooks the shore of theBay of Bengal.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

An example ofmonolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during7th century

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

The 7th century descent of the Ganges andArjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site.Thereliefis more of a canvas of Indian rock cut sculpture at its best not seen anywhere in India.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.It stands on an approximately 1.2-meter (4ft) base on a slope, and is said to have been at the same place for 1200 years.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Direct access to audio guide in one playlist for all tourist attractions

Personally created tour itinerary map with audio guide for each attractions

6 days access validity (considering flexibility on your itinerary)

Exclusions

Entry fees (wherever required)

Entry/Admission - Field Museum

Entry/Admission - The Art Institute of Chicago

Entry/Admission - Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Entry/Admission - 360 Chicago Observation Deck

Entry/Admission - Chicago History Museum

Entry/Admission - Lincoln Park Zoo

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

How to use? Audio guide access links will be sent to you an email on your selected date of travel. Once received, Link (1) Simply click on our Sound Cloud secured web link to listen to your preferred attractions audio guide (or) listen to the entire attractions audio guide to plan your visit accordingly. Link (2) Simply click on our Google My Map secured web link to reach your preferred attractions and listen to the audio guide (or) find nearby attractions to you for visit and listen to the audio guide.

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Sep-2022

    en fait ce sont des messages sur une quinzaine de lieux à chicago. au lieu de lire dans un guide on écoute . pour le prix c’est pas volé mais pas indispensable.

  • 10-Mar-2020

    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.

  • 21-Jan-2020

    My driver was very nice and kind. But I suppose, my own fault, not reading in the email after booking that he was not actually a guide. So I received no information from him about the trip. And I had to pay extra $25 US for a guide (I presume a friend who he called on the phone to meet us there), who was not with the tour company and spoke minimal English. I also had to ask my driver to take me to one of the sites I remembered seeing from the info online. Then when I returned back to my hotel I realized he had not taken me to 3 of the sites listed, including the museum, which I had heard was very interesting. I am very disappointed in this company. My tour lasted 5 1/2 hours (including a lunch spot - kind of him to let me stop for lunch I presume). Not 7 hours as advertised. I am not willing to get more frustrated, so I am not comparing the cost of the trip to what Uber or a taxi would charge. But essentially that is all it was. Although it was nice to not have to wait for a car. I am a woman on my own. I hate to think that a man would have gotten the full tour... I will be asking for a refund.

  • 24-Dec-2019

    Our driver and escort arrived promptly and explained the tour thoroughly. Unfortunately because I had chosen Tuesday as a tour day, the heritage village was closed but we still managed to see everything else that was included on the tour. Ranjhit our driver arranged for a guide to meet us at Mahabalipuram who explained all the sites that we saw. The temples were awe inspiring and we had plenty of time available for questions and photographs, including the Krishna butterball. We also visited the madras crocodile bank Followed by a meal at a vegetarian cafe. Again Ranjhit was very helpful and courteous towards helping us British westerners to understand the local culture, we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable by everyone we met. It was truly an unforgettable and memorable day. We highly recommend this tour. Thank you, from Peter and Wendy.

  • 11-Aug-2019

    Ranjith our driver did a great job of ensuring the trip was comfortable and successful. He went above and beyond to ensure my father and I received the best deals and saw the sites, and even managed to add in a couple of history facts himself. He is very knowledgeable of Mahabalipuram and an excellent driver who drove safely and carefully. Highly recommend him for your trip to India!

  • 03-Aug-2019

    Our driver Ranjith from Uvamai Niche Tourism picked us up promptly from our hotel in Chennai. It took an hour to get to Mahabalipuram and he drove carefully through heavy traffic and later on the open roads. He was not our guide but was very informative. We bought a book on the area but prefer looking and taking photos so we did without a guide. He said to take our time and he would meet us in the car park and go to the next site. The cave temples were astonishing in the enormity of them and many had deeply carved frescoes. He took photos for us at the butterball rock and another temple nearby. Then again at Arjuna’s Penance. Later he took us to a cafe where we enjoyed Biriani. We then bought some stone carvings at a shop he took us to also. Ranjith made our trip very pleasant by directing us where to meet and then taking some photos of us as well as talking about local culture. A most enjoyable day to remember seeing ancient Indian temples which were all close by.