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One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

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Madras or Chennai is a mesmerizing vacation destination that has long attracted tourists from different corners of the world who throng into the city to experience the perfect blend of art, culture, history and architecture.

Magnificent temples, intriguing churches and historical monuments stand as the specimens to the ancient art and architecture. Explore Chennai comfortably with our one day Chennai Local Sightseeing tour by car.

Ruled by prominent dynasties that include Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, Cheras and Vijayanagara empires, this ancient piece of land has attracted the attention of Portuguese and the French in the 16th and 18th century.

In 1969 British East India Company came to Chennai for trading purpose and gradually it flourished as the key administrative centre for the Britishers. It was named as Chennai from Madras in 1996.

Today Chennai is known as the cultural, industrial and educational centre of the state. This capital city of Tamil Nadu is a captivating holiday destination that fascinates its visitors with its majestic beaches, religious sites and cultural centres. A look in to the St. George Fort provides an opportunity to learn about its significance in shaping it as the administrative centre for the Britishers.

This fabulous city proffers a myriad of interesting sights to be explored. One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Tour by private car offers a hassle free way of traversing through the gems of the city all in one full day.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Chennai Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwar Temple, Saint Thomas Church, Parthasarathy Temple, Government Museum, Valluvar Kottam, Vadapalani Murugan Temple and Marina Beach
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 8:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Chennai Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Package Cost for 1 Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.3,700/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.4,300/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.5,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.6,400/-
Swaraj Mazda
20 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.11,500/-
Bus
49 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.15,000/-

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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Chennai tour

Package Glimpse of 1 Day Chennai Local Tour

Package Glimpse One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip
Our one day Chennai Local Sightseeing tour by private car crams in the iconic landmarks of the city. Get immersed in South Indian culture with the visit to the famous temples situated in the city. Beaches are the prime attractions in Chennai and are always crowded with a big number of tourists.

Your amazing tour begins with the visit to the historic site of Fort St. George. Proceed further to the glorious Kapaleeshwar Temple that is associated with several legendary stories. Continuing your cultural voyage we then move to the famed Saint Thomas Church.

Worship Lord Krishna enshrined in the renowned Parthasarathy Temple. Visit the fabulous Marina Beach and enjoy the views of the wonderful waves hitting the coastline. Learn about the art and culture from the Pallava period till date with a walk through the Government Museum and pay your homage to the eminent Tamil poet Valluvar at the Valluvar Kottam.


Itinerary for your One Day Chennai Local Trip

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Fort St. George 9:30 AM
Kapaleeshwar Temple 9:45 AM
Saint Thomas Church 10:00 AM
Parthasarathy Temple 11:00 AM
Government Museum 1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {Govardhan / Siddhartha}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Valluvar Kottam 2:45 PM
Vadapalani Murugan Temple 3:15 PM
Marina Beach 4:15 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 8:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Chennai or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Chennai fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Chennai 1 Day Local Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Chennai Local Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to Chennai City Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Chennai Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Fort St. George

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Fort St. George
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The 14.5 tall statue of Lord Cornwallis brought from Britain with the carvings depicting Tipu Sultan and his two sons
  • 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
  • Website: Fort St. George

Take an excursion back to the British ruling period with the visit to the first stop over of our exciting one day Chennai local sightseeing tour by private cab. Stroll through the celebrated Fort St. George dedicated to the Patron Saint of England, Saint George. Fort played a strategic role in the growth of British trading since its construction in 1644.

Well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the Fort is divided as St. Mary’s Church and Fort Museum. An inspiring Fort Museum introduces you to the colonial British era showcasing the relics of the British ruling period. Gaze at the letters written by renowned personnel called Robert Clive and Lord Cornwallis. It also preserves the first ever flown Indian flag post our Independence.

St. Mary’s Church is one of the oldest Anglican Church constructed by the Britishers in India. The church is also called as Westminster Abbey of the East and stands as an outstanding reminder of the British rule in India. History enthusiasts would be pleased viewing the 150 feet flagstaff made of teakwood. Fort built at a cost of £3000 was attacked by the French and later by Sultan Haider Ali.

Fort had two divisions with the White town dwelled by the Europeans and the English while the Black town where the dock workers stayed along with the locals. It accommodates impressive structure called the Wellesley House named after the former Governor General of India.

It houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and other official buildings. A ten storied building called the Namakkal Kavignar Maligai is located within the fort campus which holds 30 departments.


2. Kapaleeshwar Temple

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Kapaleeshwar Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Idol of Goddess Karpagambal
  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM || 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Monday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Kapaleeshwar Temple

Head out to the religious site of Kapaleeswarar Temple with our one day Chennai local sightseeing tour. This auspicious temple enshrines Lord Kapaleeshwarar, a manifestation of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati as Karpagambal.

According to legends once when Brahma met Lord Shiva in the Kailash, he failed to give due respect to Lord Shiva who in rage cut off one of his head. Lord Brahma then came to this sacred place to do penance and offered his prayers to a Shiva Lingam.

Legends state that Mylapore got its name from the fact that Goddess Uma worshipped Lord Shiva in the form of Mayil which means peacock in Tamil. She had been cursed and made a peahen as such she had done penance here for returning into her original form. Thus the place got its name from the word Mayil.

Devotees can make their way into the sacred complex from two entrances with magnificent gopurams at each entrance. The stunning gopuram at the east entrance rises to a height of 40 m. Travellers would adore the magnificence of the temple built in Dravidian style of architecture in the 7th century.

It houses several beautiful halls built by the Tuluva dynasty Vijayanagara rulers. A notable feature of the temple is the sacred tank.


3. Saint Thomas Church

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Saint Thomas Church
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Tomb Chapel below the Basilica
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Saint Thomas Church

Proceeding further with our one day Chennai trip we move to visit one of the most notable religious buildings, the Saint Thomas Church. It is an important pilgrimage site as it is one of the three churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus.

The most striking features of the church are the stained glass with the images of St. Thomas and other apostles. St. Thomas was also known as the Patron Saint of India for his work in spreading Christianity in the country. He landed in Kerala in A.D 52 and stayed till his martyrdom in A.D. 72.

This sacred place of worship is a significant Roman Catholic Church which sits on the tomb of St. Thomas. It is the third such church that is built on the tomb of an apostle after that of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain. This religious structure in white was first built by the Portuguese explorers in the 16th century and later rebuilt by the Britishers in 1893. Right side of the main altar is the wooden statue of Mother Mary also called as Mylai Matha.

Huge windows with coloured panes and a towering steeple add to the charm of the cathedral. A newly added museum throws light on St. Thomas’ life. It also displays a rare piece of his bone, his fingerprint, an Episcopal chair and the spear that killed him.


4. Parthasarathy Temple

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Parthasarathy Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Presiding deity in form of Parthasarathy
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Sunday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Parthasarathy Temple

Be thrilled with the next stop over of our one day Chennai local sightseeing tour, the celebrated Parthasarathy temple. Dedicated to Lord Krishna in his manifestation as Lord Parthasarathy, the sacred temple has been praised in Divya Prabandha, the Tamil literature written by the Alvars. One among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu it was built by the Pallavas in the 8th century.

Dotted with intricate carvings, the gopurams at the entrance greets the visitors. Lord Vishnu appears in the form of Narasimha, Rama, Gajendra Varadaraja, Ranganatha and Krishna. It is one of the oldest temples of the city which also enshrines Goddess Vedavalli Thayar, Swami Manavala Mamunigal, Andal, Hanuman, Alvars and Ramanuja.

The glorious temple was built by Pallavas, with several modifications done by Cholas and the Vijayanagara kings. Inscriptions about Pallava king, Nandivarman of the 8th century. Pilgrims would be delighted to view the sculptures narrating the different avatars of Lord Vishnu. Word Parthasarathy means the Charioteer of Arjuna in Sanskrit.

Just as with most ancient temples in India there are interesting stories associated with the spiritual place. It is believed that the place had been full of lily plants. Legends state that a saint wanted to see Lord Vishnu in the form of Parthasarathy and was directed by the Lord to this place.


5. Government Museum

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Government Museum
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Look for the idol of Lord Shiva in the form of Vishaprahana where he drinks the poison that emerges from the churning of the ocean
  • 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
  • Website: Government Museum

Get acquainted with the history and culture of South India as you visit the prominent Government Museum, the next sightseeing spot of our one day Chennai trip. This second oldest museum of the country is situated near Egmore that spreads over an area of 16.25 acres of land. Established in 1851, the museum is located in the Pantheon complex built during the British period.

Ramble through the museum halls and admire the historical relics dating back to Chola and Pallava period. It holds six buildings and 46 galleries with displays belonging to diversified areas including numismatics, botany, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and archaeology.

Step back in time as you walk through the Archaeology section that displays a rich collection of archaeological artefacts. It has a wonderful group of sculptures dating back to 2nd century BC.

Tourists inclined towards history would be delighted to see the amazing repository of bronze sculptures which includes sculptures of the Pallava dynasty. Most interesting of these collection are the Nataraja in his dancing posture and the Ardhanarishvara, the form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Gazing at the exhibits of the Children’s Museum is an enriching experience. Museum Theatre built in Italianate style of architecture is a notable structure featuring a massive hall that was used for theatrical performance with a seating capacity of 600. Embrace the walls and columns decorated with floral and geometric designs.


6. Valluvar Kottam

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Valluvar Kottam
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: A life size statue of Thiruvalluvar set inside the chariot
  • 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
  • Website: Valluvar Kottam

Witness the significant monument, the Valluvar Kottam with our one day Chennai local sightseeing tour. It was built by the erstwhile chief minister of the state, Mr. M Karunanidhi in the honour of the famous saint and poet Thiruvalluvar.

Established in the form of a Temple chariot it was designed by a South Indian architect V.Ganapati Sthapati. Thiruvalluvar was a distinguished poet and philosopher known for his works in Tamil literature. He is remembered for his work known as Thirukkural, which consists of 1330 couplets or Kurals.


7. Vadapalani Murugan Temple

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Vadapalani Murugan Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Tower at the eastern entrance rising to a height of 40.8 meters 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
  • Website: Vadapalani Murugan Temple

A real highlight of the full day packed Chennai local tour is the visit to the Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Lord Muruga appears in standing form similar to Palani Andavar. The vividly coloured Rajagopuram adorned with beautiful carvings depicting the stories from the Skanda Purana catches the eye of the visitors.

Devotees can also worship Varasiddhi Vinayaka, Chokkanathar, Bhairavar, Chandikeshwara, Dakshinamurthy, Goddess Meenakshi and Kali and Lord Bhairavar. Lord Subramanya’s fervent devotee, Annaswamy Nayakar used to worship the lord in a thatched hut at this place.


8. Marina Beach

One Day Chennai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Marina Beach
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take a refreshing stroll along the beach
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Marina Beach

Last stop of the exciting one day Chennai local sightseeing trip is the Marina Beach that stretches from St George till Besant Nagar. Tourists flock in the place to view the amazing sunrise and sunset. It is a vitalizing experience walking along one of the world’s longest beaches. It is thronged with visitors attracting more than 30000 visitors in a day.

A majestic beach with few remarkable additions attracts several visitors. A statue of the father of the nation in March to Dandi stride has been set at the beach. Statues of eminent figures like Avvaiyar, Thiruvalluvar, Kambar, Subramania Bharathiyar, Veeramamunivar, Sivaji Ganesan, Kamaraj, G.U Pope, Bharathidasan and Europeans Bishop Caldwell. It has a lighthouse situated on the southern end of the Marina Beach and an aquarium.


One day Chennai local sightseeing tour is an exciting expedition of historical and religious sites of this fabulous metropolis city. Chennai is an extraordinary travel destination known for its rich heritage and glorious history. Delve into the Chennai’s past and present as you take the historic drive with us in your private cab.

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Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Chennai tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Chennai Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Chennai tour package. This 1 day Chennai tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Chennai and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Chennai tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Chennai sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


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