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Best Free Tours in Chennai
Chennai (formerly known as Madras) might well be one of the most underrated tourist destinations in India. The capital of the state of Tamil Nadu takes pride in its language, food and culture, all represented in the remarkable Tamil film industry (shot in ‘Kollywood’, only second to Hindi’s ‘Bollywood’). Come and discover one of the most distinctive cultures of India with the Free Walking Tours in Chennai. There are several walks to choose from, but travelers who sign up for the Essential Chennai City Tour will enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the best highlights in the city. From ancient temples to modern buildings, from bustling markets to an astonishing marina. One of the top-rated tours in the city is the Free Food Tour of Chennai. This activity is essential to understand the essence of Tamil traditional food in authentic markets and eateries with the help of a local charming guide.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Chennai
With the Free Tours in Chennai, you will discover that this Southern city is home to some of the oldest buildings in India... and in the world! Walking the colorful, traditional neighborhood of Mylapore you will be able to see amazing temples and witness 2,000-year-old religious ceremonies. The stunning Kapaleswara Temple, Sri Ramakrishna Math, and the extremely popular Shree Sai Baba Temple will be some of the highlights of your ‘temple run’. You will understand South India’s rich temple culture, as well as the most distinctive rituals from the area. On the other hand, a visit to St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica will reveal the Western legacy of Chennai. This white temple was built in 1523 by Portuguese missionaries. Additionally, the Jama Mosque is a beautiful example of the city's Islamic legacy. Of course, no tour in the old town will be complete without a visit to Chennai's extensive Marina beach.
Things to Do in Chennai
Temple culture, delicious food, the second largest urban beach in the world, both traditional and Western markets... Chennai has it all! This city, both ancient and modern, offers endless tourist activities. After a day of sightseeing with Chennai Free Walking Tours, we recommend exploring some of Southern India’s delicacies; street food such as idli, chaat and pani puri are readily available on almost every corner. Chennai also boasts the biggest economic and educational centers in the South of the country, so the Government Museum offers interesting exhibitions. Chennai is also one of the capitals of cricket in India, so you might be lucky enough to catch a match in the sprawling M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. This experience will undoubtedly give you a taste of Chennai’s crazy passion for cricket! Chennai is also the perfect departure point for an exploration of the East Coast Road, where famous Pondicherry and many other wonderful coastal towns are located.