One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Tour by Car

ONE DAY CHENNAI LOCAL SIGHTSEEING WITH SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS – SINGARA CHENNAI!

As the name suggests “Chennai” is known for its beauty and elegance. It is rich in varied forms of culture, economic forums, education and architecture.

Chennai is also nicknamed as “VANDARAI VAZHA VAIKUM CHENNAI” It is a home to various cultures of people who migrate from different parts of the world to flourish in their career. The capital city of Tamil Nadu is also known as the “DETROIT OF INDIA”, where nearly 1/3 rd of the automobile industries are being based in this city.

“SINGARA CHENNAI” is a home to the South- Indian film industry. So let’s explore this resplendent Chennai with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS

ANTIQUITY!

This “ENTHRALLING CHENNAI” is the best vacation centres for tourists who love to experience a perfect commingle of art, culture, history and architecture. The name “Chennai” is derived from a Nayak ruler, DamarlaMudiraraChennappa, who served as the general of the Vijayanagarempire.

The word “CHENNAI” was first used by the East India Company on August 22nd 1969. It was later officially changed from “MADRAS to CHENNAI” by the Government of India in the year 1996.

The arrival of the East India Company paved way for the Portuguese traders to earn enormous profit.

Today, Chennai is known for its splendorous temples, magnolias churches and breath taking monuments. It also stands unique in education, industries and architecture. This magnificent and mesmerising city fascinates tourists from all over the world.

This enthralling Chennai has multitudinous sights to be explored. This can be made even more exciting as “SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS” offer seamless way of traversing the entire region of “SINGARA CHENNAI”.

ONE DAY CHENNAI SIGHTSEEING TOUR – TARIFF

  • A/C TATA INDICA CAR 4+1 Seater Rs 2800/-
  • A/C TOYOTA ETIOS | A/C SWIFT DEZIRE A/C CAR 4+1 seater Rs 3200/-
  • A/C TOYOTA INNOVA CAR 6+1 or 7+1 Seater Rs 4250/-
  • A/C TAVERA CAR 8+1 Seater or 9+1 Seater Rs 4250/-
  • A/C Tempo Traveler 12+1 or 14+1 Seater Rs 5500/-

FAMOUS LOCAL CITY SIGHTSEEING IN CHENNAI

  • FORT St.GEORGE
  • KAPALEESHWARAR TEMPLE
  • SAINT THOMAS CHURCH
  • PARTHASARATHY TEMPLE
  • GOVERNMENT MUSEUM
  • VALLUVAR KOTTAM
  • VADAPALANI MURUGAN TEMPLE
  • MARINA BEECH

Glimpse of 1 Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Tour Package with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS

  • Full Day Chennai Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Saint Thomas Church, Parthasarathy Temple, Government Museum, ValluvarKottam, Vadapalani Murugan Temple and Marina Beach
  • Commences at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 7:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Betta; pickup and drop service from your Chennai Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

FORT St.GEORGE

FORT St.GEORGE, historically known as the white town was built by the English East India Company in the year 1644 along the coastal region of Tamil Nadu. The land on which the fort stands was bought by the English from Chennappan Nayak of the Vijayanagar Empire in the year 1600. The Fort was completed on 23 April 1644, where this day is dedicated to the patron saint of England,St. GEORGE. So, the British decided to name this fort as FORT St. GEORGE. Thus it gets its name. This fort was mainly built for trading purpose. This now functions as the administrative headquarters for the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu. It is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

NOTABLE PLACES IN FORT ST. GEORGE!

  • St. MARY’S CATHEDRAL

It is the oldest Anglican Church built by the British. It is known that this church solemnized the weddings of Robert Clive and the Governor Eli Hu Yale.

  • MUSEUM

The fort museum exhibits certain historical evidences andthings used by the British. The first ever flag flown after Indian Independence, designed by PingaliVenkayya is placed in the third floor of the museum.

  • WELLESLEY HOUSE

The first floor of the fort consists of a banquet hall. This hall holds the paintings of Governor General and other high officials of the regime.

  • FLAG STAFF

The flag staff situated in this fort stands the tallest of all. It is a teak flag staff that climbs up to 150ft.

  • Departure: 9:30 AM
  • Unmissable: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Museum, Wellesley house and flag staff
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Friday
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 5/- per person || Foreign Tourists: Rs. 100/- per person

KAPALEESHWARAR TEMPLE

This magnificent Dravidian architecture is believed to be constructed in the 17th century by the pallavas.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped in the form of lingam.

The Kapaleeshwarar temple is situated in Mylapore, Chennai. Here, the name Mylapore has its origin from the scenario where Shakti worshipped Shiva in the form of a peacock. (Mayil-peacock).

  • Departure: 9:45 AM
  • Unmissable: Idol of Goddess, Karpagambal
  • Timings: 5:00AM to12:00 PM||5:00PM to9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Monday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

St. THOMAS CATHEDRAL

St. THOMAS CATHEDRAL is built over the mortal remains of St. Thomas,who is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. St.Thomas came to India to spread Christianity. He first started his mission in Kerala. After ten years of preaching in Kerala. He travelled to Mylapore. It is said that the cave on the little mount is one of his favourite preaching place.The Portuguese in the 16thcentury,built a church over St.Thomas tomb. Later in 1893, the British reconstructed the church with a Cathedral status. The Cathedral was built in Neo-Gothic style. The 2000 years old incessant stream of water stands as a witness to the celestic works of St.Thomas.

  • Departure: 10:00 AM
  • Unmissable: Saint Thomas Tomb, 2000 yrs old incessant stream of water.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

PARTHASARATHY TEMPLE

Parthasarathy temple located in Thiruvallikeni, Chennai is one of the oldest structures. It is built in the 8th century by a pallava king, Narashimavarma I. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is known for the icons of five forms of Vishnu. Here, “Parthasarathy” refers to “Charioteer of Arjuna”

  • Departure: 11:00 AM
  • Unmissable: 5 icons of Vishnu
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Sunday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

GOVERNMENT MUSEUM

It is located in the neighbourhood of Egmore and stands the 2nd oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. This museum exhibits the evolution of human beings and their culture. There is a National Art Gallery in the museum premises which is known for its Indo-Saracenic style, bronze idols and Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings.

The classical structure, the ostentatious woodwork and the manifold collections attract tourists all over the world.

  • Departure: 1:00 PM
  • Unmissable : National Art Gallery, Bronze idols and Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings.
  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Friday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Adults: Rs. 15/- per person || Children: Rs. 10/- per person || Foreign Tourists: Rs. 250/- per person

VALLUVAR KOTTAM

ValluvarKottam is one of the historical monuments located in Chennai.This monument is dedicated to the most renowned Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar for his marvellous works in Tamil literacy.

UNIQUE FEATURES OF VALLUVAR KOTTAM!

  • It stands baseless, without any support
  • 1330 verses of the epic Thirukkural is beautifully engraved on the granite stones
  • The temple chariot is made up of nearly 3000 stones.
  • The sculptures of lions standing on either side of the gate  gives a magnificent look to this masterpiece.
  • Departure: 2:45 PM
  • Unmissable: Temple Chariot,carvings of thirukural, lion sculptures.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Adults: Rs. 5/- per person || Children: Rs. 2/- per person

VADAPALANI MURUGAN TEMPLE

As the name suggests, the temple is located in Vadapalani and it is dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is believed that AnnaswamiNayakar, a devotee of Lord Muruga constructed a small room and placed a painting of Lord Muruga for his personal prayers. Later, he experienced divine powers and pronounced certain teachings known as “arulvakku”. It is surmised that miracles take place visiting the temple.

  • Departure: 3:15 PM
  • Unmissable: 40.8 metres tower at the eastern entrance has 108 bharatanatyam figures
  • Timings: 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

MARINA BEACH

The world’s second largest beach is the most captivating natural tourist spot in Chennai. The pleasant breeze from the sea,the undulaing waves, the bustling people and the untiring vendors make this place best for the people to be more composed. The trip could still be non-chalant with SRI KAPILESWARA TRAVELS.

  • Departure: 4:15 PM
  • Unmissable: Pleasant breeze from the sea ,theundulaing waves, the bustling people and the untiring vendors
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

CHENNAI TOUR ITINERARY

TIME PLACE
9:30 A.M Fort St.George
9:45 A.M Kapaleeshwarar Temple
10:00 A.M Saint Thomas Church
11:00 A.M Parthasarathy Temple
1.00 P.M Government Museum
2.00 P.M Lunch will not be included in the package. Duration: 30-40 mins Suggested hotels: Govardhan / Siddhartha.
2:45 P.M ValluvarKottam
3:15 P.M VadapalaniMurugan Temple  
4:15 P.M Marina Beach  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) What is the maximum and minimum temperature of Chennai?

  • Maximum temperature: 39.7. C
  • Minimum temperature: 26.3 .C

2) Which is the best time to visit Chennai?

The best time to visit Chennai is between January and March where the weather would be pleasant and bright for an enjoyable sightseeing.

3) What are the best shopping destinations in Chennai?

  • Panagal Park
  • T-Nagar
  • Pondy Bazaar
  • Anna Salai
  • Anna Nagar
  • Egmore
  • Mylapore
  • George Town

4) When can we expect rain in Chennai?

Chennai gets its annual rainfall between mid-October and mid-December.

5) Is Chennai safe for tourists?

Moderate crime and moderate climatic levels make Chennai safe for tourists.