from/per person Rs 4,025
  • 1 day
  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off


Description

Chennai cultural tour of Mylapore & Fort St George is a culture tour and day trip in Chennai organized in a private vehicle. The highlights include a visit to Mylapore the cultural hot spot of Chennai which is home to the magnificent Kapaleeswar temple, San Thome Basilica and the Ramakrishna Math the monastic organization. Fort Saint George is the other experience in offer.
This culture tour and day trip from Chennai is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport, breakfast & lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.
Tour Itinerary:
7 am
Our tour guide will meet and pick you up to commence the Chennai cultural tour of Mylapore & Fort St George. We head towards Mylapore an ancient residential neighborhood of Chennai and a cultural hot spot today. It history goes back to Roman times when it used to trade pepper and fine cloth with Rome for Gold! It was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later fell into the hands of the British till India’s independence in 1947.
We start the tour with breakfast in a traditional restaurant where the owner himself cooks! It is a fantastic way to begin the Mylapore experience.
We visit the magnificent Kapaleeshwar temple. Built in the 7th century this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in Dravidian style architecture it has a towering “Gopuram”. Guests can expect a mesmerizing experience of rituals and serenity inside the temple.
11am – 12pm
We visit the famous San Thome Basilica, the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore. Built in neo gothic style it was built by the Portuguese explorers in the 16th century.
Lunch is organized at Saravana Bhavan the legendary South Indian cuisine marquee restaurant.
2-3pm
We visit a unique monastic organization called Ramakrishna Math, dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna the 19th century saint. Guests will get to see the universal temple, the shrine, a beautiful Mantapam, a multimedia museum and an enchanting library
3-4pm
The last leg of this tour takes us to Fort Saint George, the first English Fortress built in 1644 by the East India Company. We will visit St Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church of India. Another interesting structure to be visited here is the Wellesley house, which has a Banqueting Hall holding some rare paintings. We will also visit a quaint museum rich with relics of the colonial times.
Colorful shops of Mylapore
5pm
This culture tour and day trip from Chennai ends by 5 PM after drop back to hotel.


Inclusions

Guide who is a cultural evangelist
Light refreshments
All entrance charges
Pick up and drop can be arranged on request (extra charges apply)


Exclusions

Any personal expenses


Highlights

Visit to Mylapore the cultural hot spot of Chennai
Kapaleeswar temple,
San Thome Basilica 


Additional Information

The company reserves the right to accept or reject any guest on the tour. It can terminate a tour even after its commencement if the situation so demands.
Guests will need to pay for all personal and other expenses like camera charges and any other charge not mentioned under “inclusions” in their tour confirmation.
Smoking and alcohol consumption is prohibited during the tours.
Guests are expected to wear modest clothes during temple visits. Entry to temples can be denied if clothes donot cover shoulders and knees.
Guests who are not Hindus may not be allowed into the inner sanctum of temples which houses the deity.
The company may use photographs and videos featuring the guests taken during a tour for its website and promotional material.


Reviews

Show Popup

You may also be interested in