Betel Leaf - Cultural Heritage Tours
Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour
Duration: 3 to 4 hours (Maximum)
Pick-up: anywhere in Chennai (within city limits) on time slots basis starting from 7:30am onwards
Why this tour?
The best way to explore the cultural capital of India in Chennai
Where is it in Chennai?
In around of Mylapore, Santhome and Triplicane
What are its special?
Kapaleeshwarar Temple: One of the sacred temple in Chennai dedicated to Lord Shiva, with majestic tower that exhibits marvelous sculptures.
Parthasarathy Temple one of the 108 Divya Desams, the name 'Parthasarathy', in Sanskrit, means the 'charioteer of Arjuna', referring to Krishna's role as a charioteer to Arjuna in the epic Mahabaratha.
St.Thomas Cathedral Basilica is one of the only three known churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus
How to experience it yourself?
To understand about the Religious perspective Kapaleeshwarar Temple is Hindu Shaiva dedicated to lord Shiva (learn more), Parthasarathy Temple is Hindu Vaishnavite dedicated to the god Krishna (learn more), St.Thomas Cathedral Basilica is a Roman Catholic
When looking into Art and Architecture of Kapaleeshwarar Temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian temple architecture by Pallava kings
Parthasarathy Temple was built by Pallava king Narasimhavarman 1 in the 8th century. The gopuram (towers) and mandapas (pillars) are decorated with elaborate carvings a standard feature of Dravidian temple architecture, (open time: 5:00 am to 12 noon and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, In 1893, it was rebuilt as a church with the status of a cathedral by the British in Neo-Gothic style
Then coming into Food part, you should try to taste favourite food items of Chennai locals: Idly, Vadai, Dosai, Filter Coffee and Sweet's. Our recommendations to visit Triplicane Ratna Cafe & Krishna Sweets on this tour
You can also admire the locals wearing of Clothing in various style
If it possible participate in Celebrations which happens various seasons in year around
Drop-off: anywhere in Chennai (within city limits) after tour ends
Know before you go:
Shoes must be removed at places of worship
Dress code is smart casual. Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended
Looking for a personalized guided experience? Book your Storyteller (here)
• Transport by air conditioned private vehicle with experienced professional driver
• Fuel surcharge, parking, toll, driver allowance, permits, GST and any other expenses which is related to vehicle
• Bottled water
• Entrance Fees
• Accommodations (click here to reserve)
• Food and Drinks
• All others which is not mentioned in inclusions