Historical & heritage tours in Chennai (Madras)

Top Historical & Heritage Tours in Chennai (Madras), India

Historical & Heritage Tours in Chennai (Madras)

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  • Yukon
    1 contribution
    Very personalized tour and great guide. The lunch was also tasty and a great way to enjoy the local culture.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Allan Kjaer Andersen
    Bengaluru, India7 contributions
    I took the Chennai City tour with a guide. In India it is not se easy to find the interesting places in the big cities. Chenai naimight not be the most intreating city from a tourists' point of view, but this tour made Chennai worth seeing. The places were chosen with care, and the guide knew how to make the sites tell their stories.
    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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  • Emily H
    1 contribution
    Kanaan was an excellent and professional tour guide who provided a detailed and thorough tour. I felt very safe and comfortable the whole time as a solo female traveler. I already plan to come back and book more tours!
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Stephanie K
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    My husband and I signed up for the Marina Beach Walk with pickup and drop off included. Kannan, our guide, promptly met us in our hotel lobby and took us to a comfortably air conditioned vehicle with driver.

    Upon learning that we had not been able to visit many sites in Chennai due to a family emergency, Kannan said he would alter the tour to include some additional sites on the way to Marina Beach. We spent the next few hours seeing Kapaleeshwar Temple, Ramakrishna Mutt, Santhome Basilica, Vivekananda House/Ice House, and Marina Beach and Light House.

    It was amazing, and Kannan was very knowledgeable about each location, giving us a thorough history. We really appreciated his thoughtfulness in adjusting this private tour for us.

    I highly recommend this tour, and I will seek out other Tripadvisor tours in the future.
    Written 2 August 2022
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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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  • Journey414
    Berlin, Germany7 contributions
    We were in Chennai for a project meeting and had a day off. We decided to explore Pondicherry Five senses tours was an amazing choice. The pick up was on time and in a clean and in an air conditioned car. Our guide was very cheerful and knowledgeable. We saw the French influence in architecture and did a lovely heritage walk. The other interesting aspect is pondicherry is the lovely Esplanade along side the Bay of Bengal. The promenade there is a popular square for people to hang out. We also enjoyed the tranquility at Auroville. It's a remarkable concept about community and borderless living. A highly recommended tour when in Chennai.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • John
    1 contribution
    Excellent work by the guide. Enjoy the tour great experience.Good work by guide basha.Lunch at restaurant excellent.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • jackmorris72
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg8 contributions
    Following the footprints of St Thomas in Chennai was an eye opener. The tour was amazing and we saw the key places where St Thomas lived near Chennai , 2000 years ago. We visited a magnificent basilica with his relics. We also saw a cave which had his hand prints! Our guide kannada was amazing and made the tour very enjoyable and comfortable. Highly recommended
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Sitara S
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    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
    22 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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  • 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
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