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  • Robot Restaurant
    World11 contributions
    Last month I visited these 2 places with my family. Really it was a great experience for all of us. Will visit again.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • BL
    1 contribution
    We had a great tour of Mahabalipuram with Kannan. He struck a good balance of sharing the history and the significance of the beautiful monuments and temples. Also the Five Senses team were extremely flexible and accommodating of our requests even at the last minute. I would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a quality cultural immersion experience in Chennai.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Steve Vanstone
    Toronto, Canada8 contributions
    Took a day trip from Chennai to Pondichery and then to Mahabalipuram with Vijay from Five Senses Tours. Fascinating trip to the former French colony with a side trip to the Auroville commune. Then visited the Mahabalipuram monuments on the way back to Chennai. Vijay was a fabulous tour guide and host. We had great conversation on the trip and he was quite knowledgeable. He also arranged a specialist additional guide for Mahabalipuram. All sites were interesting but I'm particularly happy that I visited Mahabalipuram with its monolithic monuments (carved from single large stone!). I highly recommend Vijay and Five Senses. I'll likely be back in Chennai in the future and will certainly use them again.
    Written 11 May 2019
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  • Atef B
    Saint-Brieuc, France1 contribution
    the guide was kind and knowledgeable.
    you will be a little bothered by the gift sellers who are everywhere
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Phil Hewinson
    3 contributions
    My tour guide, Sakthivel, was excellent. We cycled from the town to a village and back, stopping at lots of places. It was fascinating and he shared many personal stories (including stories of when the tsunami hit in 2004 and he was next to the beach!). I even sat with his friends at a cocunut stand, chatting in the shade and drinking coconut juice. A truly authentic and special experience.
    Written 26 January 2019
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  • Dave
    Mauritius1 contribution
    Our tour operator Mr Ranjith made our family tour so easy and simple that even the children were feeling so confortable and enjoyed the tour.
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • David J
    2 contributions
    This guided tour takes you to a zoo, an urban national park, and a reptile farm. While the city location means the animals are in captivity, one of the things you will learn from each location is that India is working to preserve it's wildlife heritage.

    My personal favorite was the reptile facility. Watching the workers there handle live cobras and extract venom for making antivenom was hair raising. The snakes are returned to the wild after a few draws. Meanwhile the lizard collection is unlike anything I have seen, and it was noted on one enclosure that some of these lizards are placed in the wild to help replenish endangered populations.

    My guide Raj was highly fluent in English, quite friendly, and took us to a restaurant that served a very tasty South Indian lunch. A day well spent.
    Written 26 January 2020
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  • maria c
    The Netherlands2 contributions
    It was remarkable as our guide rajesh ensured a very personalised experience. They explain each monument in depth and passion that made me and my spouse feel so welcoming,lunch was amazing.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Karyn Mark
    Toronto, Canada15 contributions
    We had a the best day - our guide was amazing, so kind and gracious and had our comfort and enjoyment in mind the whole day. All of the details were taken care of an all we had to do was show up and enjoy. The tour guides at the various stops were amazing, the lunch was incredible and all of the sights and history we discovered that day was really amazing. Our host and driver were great.

    I would highly recommend this tour and would do it again!
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • Clarence_hades
    Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
    Mahabalipuram was always in my radar but I wasn't sure when I will be able to visit India. So when I saw this online tour on tripadvisor I signed up. I enjoyed the interaction with our guide who was at the world heritage site and called us over Zoom. He sh.owed us all the remarkable sculptures through the video call and we had some stimulating discussions as well. We saw the famous Arjuna penance bas relief as well as the majestic SeaShore temple. The ancient monuments are really out of this world in terms of the architecture and finesse in the carvings all made out of rocks! This is a tour worth the time. In one hour you get to experience the highlights of Mahabalipuram.
    Written 18 July 2021
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  • Shelendra Agarwal
    8 contributions
    Good sightseeing if you are interested in old monument, i will not suggest to take a dip in water as water quality seems to be bad. ASI need to maintain the original nature of many temples and educate the people about the purpose of temples and not just the characters of building.
    Written 16 March 2020
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  • Rahul
    2 contributions
    I found out a new and fun way of visiting Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram by Motorcycle! It was an awsome experience. Vijay was our guide and escort rider. He had tons of patience and ensured we has no difficulty in keeping up with him. The ride along the beach was memorable. The bikes were in great condition and we got helmet as well from the company. Stay and food was all pre arranged and everything was perfect. The attention to detail of 5 Senses Motorcycle Tours was laudable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves motorcycles
    Written 18 August 2019
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  • Kumaresan
    10 contributions
    Very good time we have in Mahabalipuram. He’s doing his work excellently. I would recommend Sankaran kumar definitely.
    Written 27 July 2021
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  • Lauriane J
    1 contribution
    The yoga class was amazing. It lasts 90 minutes and each minute is a pleasure. We were just two in the class so it was like a private class! I highly recommend it !
    Written 17 February 2020
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