Unforgettable 11 Day Guided Tour of India
Unravel the secrets of the three most extraordinary cities in India - Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. Visit thrilling sights and learn about the wealthy colourful history and culture.
A private tour the Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal and formerly known as Madras is an unexpected but pleasant surprise with fabulous Tours of India! Chennai Is A City; Madras Is An Emotion, fantastic Tours of India. The Mystic Dusty Chennai a Private Tour of This Fast Moving City!
Often dismissed for being Indias old fashioned relation, this could not be further from the truth.
Home to Fort St George it is proud of its roots as a British Military Garrison and trading post of the East India Company.
A combination of small urban villages exists side by side with a myriad of more modern and up and coming towns and neighbourhoods.
This has managed to safeguard most of its unique traditions and, although it is a fast moving city changing day by day, it still maintains its old world charms.
From Bharatanatyam, its oldest classical dance to its stunning, colourful world-renowned silk saris it has so much to offer.
The people here, however, are the real strength of this fantastic city. Welcoming arms are everywhere and their enthusiasm to share their beloved city is infectious.
It's blazing heat is not for the feint hearted, and its barmy traffic can take a bit of getting used to, but there is so much to see here if you just take the plunge.
Seek out the museums and many exotic Temples or sample some of the authentic South Indian dishes you won’t be disappointed.
Said by the locals to ‘Give life to whoever comes here’ Chennai is an unexpected surprise. Once an East India Company trading post and garrison for the British Military. Private guided tour of:-
An oasis in the midst of the crazy city Kapaleeshwar Temple adds its dash of colour
Witness poison being harvested from venomous snakes at the Crocodile Bank
The glory of British architecture and organised chaos at the Central Railway Station
The staggering white beauty found at the San Thome Church and last resting place of Doubting Thomas
Lose yourself in the serenity of Anna Centenary Library..you probably won't want to leave...
Ancient port of Mahabalipuram once home to the ancient Pallavas Dynasty and its intricate rock temples
Visit Shirdi Sai Baba Temple on a custom tour on a Thursday, a special day when all your prayers are answered
The winter season in November to February is probably the best time to visit when the temperature hovers between 20º and 25º, and there are cooling sea breezes offering some relief. A guided tour of Chennai as its festival time here with music and dance festival in December and Pongal, a harvest festival, celebrated in January. Monsoon season July to September can bring downpours at any time so always be prepared with umbrellas and a raincoat.
You can live and eat in Chennai as cheaply or as expensively as you want. Simple meals can be as low as 100RS per person up to 5-star restaurants at 2,000 RS per person. Entrance to monuments is minimal with the most expensive being 5,000 RS. Tipping is expected everywhere, and as a general rule, 10% at restaurants is standard. Public transport is a relatively cheap form of travel although overcrowding is a real problem. Tours are reasonably cheap.
As anywhere dress appropriately and respect local culture and traditions. Check with your Doctor before leaving on vaccinations or boosters you may need for the areas you will be travelling to. Drink bottled water and try the local cuisines but be careful and eat food that is prepared fresh in front of you. Nobody wants the dreaded Dehli Belly. If travelling in monsoon season make sure you have an umbrella. Private Tour Guides are very cheap and available.
Monsoon season is July to September when torrential downpours can spring up at any time accompanied by high winds. Still a good time to visit due to the cooler temperatures so make sure you are prepared for this. March to June is classed as summer season, this brings hot, humid weather with it. Temperatures can reach 40º and over, but there is some relief at night with Cool sea breezes. Good time to tour is November to February when its pleasant and fresh
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