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Temple, Breakfast and Dance: Discover the Culture of Chennai

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What to Expect
You will be picked up at 07:00 AM from your Chennai hotel and be driven in a private vehicle with your English Speaking guide and drive to Chennai’s Marundeeswarar Temple.

Upon arrival, start your tour with a visit to the colorful temple.

Admire the intricate Dravidian-style architecture of this 1,200-year-old temple, and learn from your guide how it's dedicated to the Hindu deity, Shiva. Discover, too, how it's held to have healing powers, curing worshippers of sickness and disease. Watch locals congregate for the morning Pooja prayer ritual in worship of the Marundeeswarar Lingam, a shrine thought to have been created naturally rather than by human hand.

After this, move to visit local restaurant for south Indian breakfast, including a dosa, a crispy pancake made using rice and lentil batter.( Beverage Excluded )

Once your breakfast is over. Your guide will take you to visit to the Kalakshetra Dance Academy, a renowned Chennai arts center that teaches bharatanatyam, one of India’s oldest classical dance styles. Learn about this ancient dance and its accompanying carnatic (classical music of south India) vocals and music played on instruments like cymbals, drums, and flutes. Watch student dancers and musicians learning bharatanatyam techniques and mudras (movements), and then explore an art gallery showcasing regional art.

At the end of your trip, you will be driven back in your private vehicle to your hotel.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your city center hotel or to the fixed point within city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Chennai
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Same as departure location
Inclusions
  • Private Air-condition Vehicle.
  • Traditional breakfast at South Indian Restaurant. ( Beverage Excluded
  • English Speaking Local Guide.
  • Pick up / drop within city center.
  • 02 bottle mineral water
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Any Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Dress code: Please dress conservatively because you will be visiting temples and a respected art academy.
  • Kalakshetra is educational institution generally they don’t entertain visitors due to disturbance in their Campus. Permission is at the discretion of the administrative officer.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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