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Chennai (Madras)

Tamil Nadu

(Goa, Kerala & South India)

Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a city that comes with a history going back 369 years. Considered to be the 6th largest city in India and the capital of the State of Tamil Nadu, it offers a vibrant local culture along with an impressive art scene. In addition to having a fabulously established IT sector, it is also among the most preferred medical tourism destinations in the country.


Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a city that comes with a history going back 369 years. Considered to be the 6th largest city in India and the capital of the State of Tamil Nadu, it offers a vibrant local culture along with an impressive art scene. In addition to having a fabulously established IT sector, it is also among the most preferred medical tourism destinations in the country.

Enjoying the “Longest” Beachfront Chennai is known to have one of the longest beachfronts of any city in the world. With a tropical climate the winter months are the most tolerable for those looking to maximize their time in the city. Chennai also serves as an excellent base when exploring nearby historic and charming towns such as Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry.

The city has a thriving restaurant culture is also home to some great bars and discotheques. Georgetown in the north part of the city is considered to be one of the oldest neighborhoods and is closest to the port. With significant commercial activity, you will find fewer tourists here. However, if you truly want to get into the heart of the city, this is the area you want to be.

Cholamandal Artists Village

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

At a short distance of 9 km from Chennai city, the Cholamandal Artist’s Village is an enchanting one for art lovers and novices alike. Where today the artists live together as a community, nurturing their skill and resources, this village was formed in 1964 with a handful of students from the Madras School of Arts and crafts with Late K.C.S Paniker as its founding principal.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Pricing: US$ 42 per person for minimum 2 participants.

The Mylapore Walk

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

Here rose the potent city, Meliapor Named in olden times, Rich, vast and grand. - Luiz Camoens, Portuguese Poet, 1572 Since time immemorial, the village of Mylapore has been the religious and cultural epicentre of the Tamilians. Pre-dating Chennai, a visit to Mylapore offers a great insight into Dravidian architecture and the effects of the Portuguese invasion on India during the mid-sixteenth century.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Pricing: US$ 28 per person for minimum 2 participants.

The Georgetown Bazaar Walk

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

Originally called ‘Black Town’, the busy area of Geaorgetown came up in the late 1600s after the founding of Fort St. George, where locals settled to trade consequently. Today, it consists of well-established specialised bazaars, with small winding streets, warehouses, covered wholesale markets, street stalls and retail shops.

Walking Tours

Pricing: US$ 28 per person for minimum 2 participants.

The Marina and Fort St George Tour

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

Chennai is a melting pot of Indian, British and Portuguese heritage. This tour takes one through the history of Tamil Nadu’s capital and gives a glimpse of an ideal relaxed evening of Madrasis (residents of Chennai) at the promenade.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Pricing: US$ 42 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Chennai Shopping Tour

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

The ultimate Shopping Destination in Southern India, Chennai presents a phenomenal shopping experience for one and all, as it showcases a plethora of articles on sale, be it textiles, home décor, jewellery, traditional or contemporary Indian handicrafts, furniture, art and curios.

Walking Tours

Pricing: US$ 41 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Home Cooking in Chennai

Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu

When in Tamil Nadu’s culinary capital Chennai, the best way to savour an authentic South Indian meal is by having it at a Tamilian home. As an added bonus, you can learn about the intricacies of their cooking styles, modes and techniques.

Culinary Experience

Pricing: US$ 54 per person for minimum 2 participants.

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