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  • DaniRojas
    London, UK2 contributions
    Indian arquitecture is really interesting. We enjoyed our visit thanks to our lovely guide Ramesh.
    He explained everything really well and answered all of our questions!
    There was plenty of time to take pictures with no rush, and as we visited on a Wednesday there was almost no people around.
    Also on our way back with the car they allowed us to stop and take some pictures of the nice sunset of a Lake.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Audrey C
    7 contributions
    We spend a great day with Rajesh and the driver visiting the historical sites and temples. We stopped at two nice restaurants for breakfast and lunch. Rajesh and the driver took good care of us throughout the day and always ensuring to minimise our walking in the heat. Wonderful way to start our holidays!
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • Robert J
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    We booked tour at last minute and this is our second tour with wonder tours.Both guide and driver were excellent.We highly recommend the tour company.
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • Travelling fami... Y
    1 contribution
    We visited first time to India and we booked through wonder tours.They are very helpful and arranged good car and the guide.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • NorthStar62592331270
    1 contribution
    Rocky and Sonu made a whirlwind 1 day trip from Chennai to the Taj Mahal smooth and very worthwhile! They were both incredibly welcoming and Rocky was a superstar who navigated a busy Saturday at the Taj Mahal with ease. Would recommend!
    Written 23 December 2023
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  • GrandTour32371883892
    3 contributions
    Excellent food and service. Restaurant is clean, has great, charm and amazing views.
    Highly, recommend. Staff are friendly and helpful.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Jonathan M
    3 contributions
    This was my third tour with Five Senses and our guide Kannan. If you want to see the sites with someone who knows the locations intimately well and truly cares to share with you the details that make Chennai special, this is the tour guide you want! For a westerner that is unfamiliar with eastern religions it is truly a blessing to have a guide that takes their time to make the temples and their rituals so accessible and relatable. You will walk away from your tour feeling enriched by this truly profound and unique experience and gain a new appreciation for the wonderful people you are surrounded by. Thank you for yet another amazing day Five Senses and Kannan - I can’t wait for my next Chennai trip!
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Linda W
    London, UK2 contributions
    The tour guide did a
    fantastic job, very detail friendly and
    professional. He has comprehensive
    knowledge.
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Steve Vanstone
    Toronto, Canada10 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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  • aarthi r
    Dallas, TX20 contributions
    Our tour of Pondy was on Day 2 of a custom tour with Day 1 spent in Kanchi.
    Kannan, our 5 Senses Guide, continued the excellent show n' tell of this historic city with its rich pre-colonial, European, and Tamil heritage. We got a taste of the diversity of beliefs that has thrived in this town by visiting the famous Manukula Vinayagar temple, Aurobindo Ashram, and a couple of churches.
    Kannan recommended Tanto's for lunch, a great call. The delicious pizzas and the ambiance of the "shack" were unforgettable. The nourishment motivated us to explore Auroville. Having visited there over 30 years ago, it was heartening to see that the work to realize The Mother's vision has endured.
    On our return drive to Chennai, Kannan had us make an unscheduled stop, which was an unexpected treat. We visited a new Jain temple that was every bit as grand and awesome as the ancient temples we had visited on our trip.
    Thank you Kannan and 5 Senses for making this a memorable family trip that we will cherish for years to come.
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • Bill G
    San Diego, CA6 contributions
    Basha was very nice and knowledgeable.He took us through many monuments in Mahabalipuram and explained everything clearly.Later he took us to a local restaurant towards the end.
    Written 23 June 2023
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  • PuffleDragon
    Banstead, UK33 contributions
    What an amazing experience! Vikram provided brilliant comms, tailored the tour to suit and was an excellent guide throughout.

    I wouldn’t manage the local traffic solo (I’m from the UK) but with Vikram’s hand signals highlighting hazards and showing me where to go, (even using his positioning as a traffic blocker / human shield at times) it was very manageable.

    Aside from the riding itself, the sightseeing, hotel and food in Pondicherry were top notch too. We even had a fun boat ride around the mangroves. I’d definitely go on a tour with them again.
    Written 14 July 2023
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  • Anne C
    Seattle, WA2 contributions
    The guide is very knowledgeable and can provide lot of historical information.The sights are very impressive especially butterball and Auroville.
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • GoPlaces32694521040
    2 contributions
    Thanks for everything. It was a very experience. From check in till check out, we had a great experience. Quite expensive, but worth it. Thank you.

    Written 23 July 2023
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