Private Half Day Chennai Tour Including Sunset At Marina Beach With Dinner

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    3:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, , Traveler pickup is offered, Departure Point: Departs from your Chennai hotel, Return point: Returns to original departure point, ,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Chennai is a cultural delight of India, with interesting temples and other architectures to offer to its visitors. Take a half day private tour of Chennai by visiting two of the most important spiritual attractions in the city that is Temple of Lord Shiva at Kapaleeshwarar temple and San Thome Church - where the mortal remains of St. Thomas lies buried - one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. Learn the legend behind the Shiva temple and take delight in its typical Dravidian architectural style, which boasts of a tall gopuram (gateway tower) and other wonders. You will then explore the Neo Gothic style Catholic church of San Thome. End your tour with a relaxing time at the Marina beach where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset, followed by a wonderful South Indian dinner at a local restaurant.

Highlights

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Following a pick up from hotel at 3:30 pm, you will drive to Kapaleeshwarar temple - built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th century CE and dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple showcases typical Dravidian style of architecture, 120 feet colourful gopuram (gateway tower) with stucco figures adorning it and pillared mandapas (pavilions). The current temple is believed to have been rebuilt using the remains of the original by the Vijayanagar Kingdom in 16th century, after the Portuguese destroyed the original by the seashore in 1566, where now stands the present day San thome church.

Legend has it that, Parvati - consort of Lord Shiva offered her devotion to Shiva here in the form of a peacock, and in Tamil peacock is called as mayil, and hence, the name developed to Mylapore (town of peacocks), the place where the temple sits now.


Next, you will visit San Thome church also known as San Thome Cathedral Basilica and International Shrine of Saint Thomas Cathedral Basilica, built over the tomb of the mortal remains of one of the twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ - St. Thomas. The Neo-Gothic church in white has tall spires, stained glass windows, high ceilings and equally tall pointed arches, all adding to the beauty of the structure. The current structure was built by the British in 1896 replacing earlier Portuguese foundation from 1523.

Later, proceed to Marina beach and spend some evening time of relaxation. Enjoy views of the sun going down the horizon, as dusk approaches. Popular with locals and tourists, Marina beach is Indias longest natural urban beach, stretching around 6.5 km.

Lastly, settle down at a local restaurant and enjoy delicious South Indian dinner.

Your tour ends after a drop off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle

Professional English-speaking driver

Mineral water

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Sightseeing & Excursion as per itinerary

Dinner

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that all food and activities purchased at the beach will be at customer's own expense

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

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