Tours in Chennai (Madras)

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Sightseeing Tours in Chennai (Madras)

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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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sitara S
    1 contribution
    Lakshmi was an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and catered the material well to our specific group. Our family walked away feeling like we had a newfound appreciation and understanding of key places in Chennai, despite all of us being Tamilians ourselves who have visited the city many times! We would recommend this tour to anyone, either a local who wants a fresh perspective on new places, or someone new looking to learn about Chennai for the first time.
    Written 7 January 2022
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  • Moti Mahal Barbecues
    15 contributions
    Last month, We have visited Kanchipuram temples from Chennai by a private cab . It was a private tour. Really this place is awesome and each and every temples were unique. Love the tour very much...
    Written 15 April 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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  • Kriti G
    16 contributions
    Most pathetic tour ever. Nothing in the itinerary was covered. The guide was very knowledgeable however he wasn't able to articulate in English. It's not worth the money they charge for this tour. They did not even have the courtesy to respond back. Suggest you not to go for this.
    Written 2 November 2021
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  • edwjordan
    9 contributions
    Our guide Kannan led us on an unforgettable day to the holiest Christian sites in all of India. I recommend this tour for all believers and anyone interested in the amazing history of Christianity in India.
    Written 13 January 2019
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  • plkb
    Bracknell, UK71 contributions
    Booked the tour months before the date and received confirmation that hotel pick up was included. The day before the tour I received a message that hotel pick up was not now available as the hotel was outside the city limits, even though they knew the hotel location at time of booking. Also that a giude was not available and we would only receive a pdf.
    I found their service most unprofessional and would not recommend to anybody
    Written 26 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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