Tours in Chennai (Madras)

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Chennai (Madras) Tours

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Car Tours
6+ hours
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₹11,105.36
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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₹7,535.78
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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₹9,122.26
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
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₹2,073.53
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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₹2,073.53
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Cooking Classes
3 hours
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₹4,454.83
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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₹14,344.95
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Shore Excursions
3 hours
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₹2,062.42
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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₹6,769.51
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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₹2,454.28
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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₹9,617.24
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  • Alan Q
    London, UK5 contributions
    Fantastic tour of temples today. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything ran seamlessly and to the expected timeframes. Tried local cuisine and went shopping for silks. Would highly recommend this tour provider.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Bob
    2 contributions
    Mr. Kannan provided an excellent tour of Chennai. Visiting the temples, churches, beach, light house and Fort provided for an excellent day. He did a good job in explaining the correlation between the temples and the various religions. Along with explaining the development of India over the past four years with the influence of western society. Again, the lunch selection he provided was excellent. Very good tour guide and tour
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Bob
    2 contributions
    Mr. Kannan was very informative in the historical perspective of Mahabalipuram and the significance to the region and the people of India. The carvings were amazing. Lunch was an excellent choice reflecting the cuisine of Southern India.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Court B
    United States4 contributions
    Had a amazing and fun tour with this company. Kannan was a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable of the city. Kannan is also a very caring tour guide that listens to the customer, and never pressures them to do anything. Felt very comfortable as a solo female traveler with them. They made me feel safe and comfortable. Definitely would recommend this company, nothing but a great experience!
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Shane
    Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
    The British architecture walk is an excellent way of learning more about the colourful past of Chennai. We saw magnificent buildings that had intriguing stories to tell. Our guide was brilliant and he told us fascinating aspects of a slew of magnificent buildings. We not only learnt about the architecture but also about the collaboration between British and Indian architects and also the role these buildings played in the evolution of the city. I would recommend this walk to anyone who wants to know a little more about Chennai and it's historical connection.
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • ACP_VI
    St. Thomas7 contributions
    My fiancé came to Chennai on business and I decided to tag along for a holiday. While he was at the office, I wanted to get out and explore the city but felt a bit overwhelmed at first. Thanks to the great travel advice of a friend, I started looking for walking tours. We found StoryTrails and booked the Bazaar tour on a day he had off to do together. It was fantastic! Our guide, Shobana, was very knowledgeable and even incorporated some humor into her stories about the bazaar. The colors and smells of the market were so vibrant! We had such a wonderful time and StoryTrails provided such a great experience that I booked a second tour solo later in the week - the Peacock Trail. My guide, Karunya, was so pleasant and had seemingly never ending stories to tell me about the sights we explored together. Her passion for storytelling was abundantly clear. I HIGHLY recommend StoryTrails as wonderful, approachable introduction to Chennai. Their tours are TOP NOTCH!
    Written 14 February 2020
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  • EG
    1 contribution
    My teens and I enjoyed this outdoor walk through the history and culture of Mylapore, one of the oldest places in Chennai (and Tamil Nadu). Our guide was great--we would definitely do this tour again!
    Written 12 January 2022
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  • Joe Clarke
    3 contributions
    Thanks to trip advisor for organising such a wonderful trip.the flight they booked for me was quite outstanding and the overall service was also good.i am happy with their service,best travel agency for a reason
    Written 29 February 2020
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  • Maja K
    1 contribution
    Sundari is a lovely woman and a excellent teacher! It was so much fun to be at her place. She was very flexibel at her schedule. Course booking was very easily and communicaton fast. So we can highly recommend this cooking experience. Martin & Maja
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • Nero
    6 contributions
    We have an excellent trip with our tour operator Five senses. The day trip to Pondicherry was exciting and our guide Kannan ensured we were comfortable , hydrated and well feed. He is also very informative. I recommend to use this company. We had a great day out.
    Written 20 April 2022
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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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  • Vesa L
    6 contributions
    Booked this trip as its itinerary contained what I wanted + the English guide.
    Pickup from hotel was in time, and I was surprised to be the only participant. At the end I had three guys at my service: driver, tour lead and local guide.
    This worked out well.
    I got good intro to all the locations plus two extra as the trip went so smoothly.
    A very interesting place, especially with the guides.
    Quite hot in late April, a good idea to start as early as possible, even if that makes the lunch timing a challenge.

    Four stars as all so fine but no luxury.

    Could use the same team again.
    Written 27 April 2019
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  • Paul K
    8 contributions
    Booked last minute but Jyashree was so accommodating. The hospitality shown by herself and very clever family was lovely. Picked up from hotel by Ravi, her husband, and taken to temple and local market. Then coffee and conversation at her house before demonstrating a Madras curry with coconut rice, dosa and a tomato and onion chutney. You must also try her Inji Puli, a very gingery and spicy chutney. I took some home (wrap it up well or it will leak from the jar) and devoured it in 2 days. Then came a lunch made with all different kinds of Indian vegetarian dishes. More food than you could ever wish to eat. All in all a lovely day out meeting her and her family. A very personal experience. Nanri
    Written 26 August 2019
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