Chennai Tour Packages

There are many types of travel journeys like some where we want to go for an adventure trip or an abroad trip or a trip where we want to party hard. All these different kinds of travels provide us energy in different manners. There are some times when we want to go on a trip where we want to enjoy the beauty of nature and peacefully explore more and more of it. These kind of trips provides a lot of calm and peace for a very long time afterward and even lets us explore our inner selves and make stronger connection with it. If you are in a search of one such destination where you can explore and admire the beauty of nature and in return get inspired from it, then grab a cup of tea or any drink you like because we are doing exactly that today i.e. discussing about Chennai tourism. With a rich history, scenic beaches, a lot of religious destinations and an adobe to rich nature too, Chennai tour packages are best options for you amongst other south Indian tour packages if your travel them is similar to what we are talking about.

If that is not the case, then even read until the end of this article to find out more about the city of Chennai where we will talk about history of the city, best places to visit Chennai etc. and will even talk about the trick to get cheapest Chennai tour packages. So without further ado let’s get started with our discussion

About the city

Chennai is the capital city of the state Tamil Nadu and is the most visited city by the foreign visitors. There are many interesting facts about Chennai which really sets it apart from the other metropolitan cities of India. Formerly known as Madras, this city is one of the biggest economic and education nexus of South Indian states. In the year 2015, the Lonely planet termed Chennai as the top 10 cities to visit in the world and during the same year, BBC termed this city as the “Hottest” city with respect to worth living and worth visiting city due to the presence of a balanced and unique blend of traditional and modern values. The list of honors for the city is a very long one and even UNESCO added Chennai to the list of creative cities network for its great musical tradition. A popular nickname which is associated to Chennai is “The Detroit of India” because of the presence of more than a third of India’s automobile Industry being setup there. Not only this, the city also house the Tamil film industry also called as Kollywood. If this was not all, the city has been included in the list of 100 cities to be converted to smart cities according to the Smart City Mission.

History

Chennai has played an important role in the history of rich Dravidian culture. Presence of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, The Parthasarathi Temple and the Pallava port suggests that the city is about 400 years old and is the 36th metropolitan city in the world. Chennai has been under rule of well-known south Indian rulers from dynasties like The Cholas, The Pallavas, The Vijayanagr Kingdom and The pandyas. Foreign rule on the city begin in the 16th century with the coming of the Portuguese in 1522 and then The Dutch in 1612. Finally, the east India company arrived in the city in 1639 when they selected the madaraspattnam (later named as madras and now known as Chennai) as the site for the enduring settlement. After independence, the city served as the nexus site for the Tamil protest against the imposing of Hindi language. The current name Chennai was taken up in 1966 when it was changed from madras.

You might be thinking why in the world would you need to learn about the history of Chennai when you all you want to do is travel here? But let me tell knowing all this information lets you connect to the city better. And if you don’t feel like that, then this was the end of history lesson and let us move on.

Best places to visit

Beautiful beaches to explore nature, museums to dive into history and temples to explore your spiritual side, Chennai is packed with a lot of places to visit. There is definitely a place for everyone to love if not the places loved by everyone. Below we have compiled a list of the best places to visit in Chennai that should definitely be on your bucket list in your Chennai tour package.

Temples

●  Mahabalipuram
●  Vadapalani Murugan Temple
●  Valluvar Kottam
●  San Thome Cathedral Basilica
●  Kapiliswarar Temple
Sri Parthasarthy Temple
●  Kanchipuram
●  Thousand Lights Mosque
●  Little Mount and St. Thomas Mount
●  Tirupati
●  Sripuram
●  Arunachala Temple-Tiruvannamalai
●  Thiruttani

Beaches

●  Marina Beach
●  V.G.P Golden Beach
●  Elliot’s Beach
●  Covelog Beach

Nature sites

●  Vedathangal Bird sanctuary
●  Pulicat Lake and Sanctuary
●  Nagalapuram Waterfall
●  Kailasakona Waterfalls
●  Guindy National park
●  Tada Falls
●  Arignar Anna Zoological park
●  Muttukadu and Dakshina Chitra
●  Snake Park

Museums, Heritage sites and Miscellaneous

●  Vellore
●  Madras Lighthouse
●  Kalakshetra
●  Fort St. George
●  Rippon Building
●  Cholamandal Artist’s Village
●  MGR Memorial
●  National Art Gallery
●  Birla Planetarium
●  Government Museum

How to reach Chennai?

You can arrive into this city by either of the major modes of transport. The nearest airport is the Chennai International airport which has direct flights from almost all the major cities of India. Next up, the nearest railway station is the Chennai central Railway station along with two other railway stations which are Chennai Beach Railway Station and the Chennai Egmore Railway station. The railways connectivity of Chennai is even better than the air connectivity and you will certainly find a direct train to either of the three railway stations from your starting point.

The south Indian traveler have other options too i.e. travelling by bus or a car. The nearest bus stand is the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal. For the travelers from south India itself, you are looking at an approximate of 500-600kms travel by car and these numbers for central India can go around an average of 1200-1400kms while for the North Indians it is easily around or even above 2000kms.

Now with all this information, I don’t think How to reach Chennai should remain a question.

Cultural festivals

Chennai has a rich culture and if you visit it during the right time, you might encounter celebrations of one of many cultural festivals celebrated here. Similar to the whole world, dance and music forms an important part of the celebrations here too. Below we have mentioned the name of some of the cultural fairs and festivals celebrated here:

●  Maragazhi Festival of Dance and Music
●  Natyanjali Dance Festival
●  Pongal
●  Arubathimoovar
●  Chitthirai
●  Kanthuri
●  Velankanni
●  Nav-Ratri
●  Saral-Vizha

If you really want to get the best tour package for channai, then the best time to travel Chennai is during the celebration of one of these festivals.

Food and drinks culture

When it comes to the food culture, let me start by putting up that National Geographic has ranked Chennai food on second for the best food in the world. Chennai cuisine consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The signature drink of the Chennai is the Filter Coffee and in fact, Coffee is very popular in all of the South India. One of the great things about the Chennai food is that most of what you get here is very healthy and high on Nutritive value, so, you can enjoy a great taste without worrying a lot about your health. The staple food here is the Rice and coconut and you will surely come across a lot of dishes made from rice here. Common food items are Idli, dosa, Upma, vada. The curry options include Sambar, rasam, kootu and chutneys like tomato chutney and coconut chutney. The non-vegetarian items include chicken, mutton and fish majorly. Another great aspect about the chennai holiday packages is that you will your food served on a banana leaf during your visit which in itself is a new experience overall plus the hospitality here is top notch.

Climate

Hot and Humid are the words that can describe the climate of chennai precisely due to close proximity to the sea, so, plan your chennai holiday package accordingly. During summers, the hottest months are the April to June and therefore, we would advise you to avoid this time if you want to get the experience of best tour package for Chennai. For the rest of the year, the climate remains mostly tropical.

Chennai can be described as a complete travel destination due to its unique blend of different themed places to visit, rich food and festival culture and tropical climate. This city has something for everyone and you are sure to enjoy to have a great time during your trip. In the end, we hope that you get great Chennai tour package and gather up the memories that you will cherish for the rest of your lifetime. Also, there is wide range of good hotels & resorts in Chennai for visitors where tourist can feel the comfort of home.

Popular Chennai Holiday Packages

Package Name Price
(Per person on twin sharing)
Nights Inclusions
Tirupati-Mahabalipuram-Puducherry: Divine Tour - Standard

Rs 18,449

6 Nights Meals, Flights, Accommodation, Transfer, Sightseeing,
Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram Ex Chennai

Rs 12,119

2 Nights Meals, Flights, Accommodation, Transfer, Sightseeing,
Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Deluxe

Rs 16,299

5 Nights Meals, Flights, Accommodation, Transfer, Sightseeing,
Temple Wonders of Tamil Nadu - Deluxe

Rs 34,899

9 Nights Meals, Flights, Accommodation, Transfer, Sightseeing,
Ethnic Tamil Nadu - Standard

Rs 29,399

8 Nights Meals, Flights, Accommodation, Transfer, Sightseeing,
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  • Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram  Ex Chennai

    Customizable Tour | 2 Nights

    Pondicherry (2)

    Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram Ex Chennai

    Pondicherry (2)
    Enjoy the tranquil charm of a city marked by its spirituality, old-world heritage, serene beaches and laid-back natives. Yatra's Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram: Ex Chennai package takes you on leisurely sojourn through this former French colony and its unique culture. This 3-day itinerary, takes you for a spiritual retreat to the Aurobindo Ashram, you also have the chance to visit the innovative Auroville township or enjoy the breathtaking beaches of the city. The aura of Pondicherry will cast an awe-inspiring effect on your mind and soul that will remain with you long after your return.
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.744

    Rs.12,119

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.363
  • Marvellous Rock Temples of Mahabalipuram

    Customizable Tour | 2 Nights

    Mahabalipuram (2)

    Marvellous Rock Temples of Mahabalipuram

    Mahabalipuram (2)
    Mahabalipuram is well known for its architectural monuments as well spectacular silver-sand beach. So, take Yatra's 3 day tour of the Marvellous Rock Temples of Mahabalipuram and enjoy a memorable getaway. Yatra’s efficient managers have carefully planned the itinerary, backed by Yatra’s excellent services that have made Yatra a trusted brand today. This package takes you to popular attractions, as Arjuna's Penance, Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas, Tiger Cave, and the natural rock formation called the Krishna’s Butter Ball. You also get leisure time to enjoy the serene beach life.
    • Meals

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.522

    Rs.8,499

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.254
  • Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry (Standard)

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Chennai (1) Mahabalipuram (2) Pondicherry (2)

    Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry (Standard)

    Chennai (1) Mahabalipuram (2) Pondicherry (2)
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.1,001

    Rs.16,299

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.488
  • Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Deluxe

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Chennai (1) Mahabalipuram (2) Pondicherry (2)

    Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Deluxe

    Chennai (1) Mahabalipuram (2) Pondicherry (2)
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.1,001

    Rs.16,299

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.488
  • Tirupati-Mahabalipuram-Puducherry Divine Tour - Standard

    Customizable Tour | 6 Nights

    Chennai (1) Tirupati (1) Mahabalipuram (2) Pondicherry (2)

    Tirupati-Mahabalipuram-Puducherry Divine Tour - Standard

    Chennai (1) Tirupati (1) Mahabalipuram (2) Pondicherry (2)
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.1,133

    Rs.18,449

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.553
  • Divine Tirupati Tour

    Customizable Tour | 1 Nights

    Tirupati (1)

    Divine Tirupati Tour

    Tirupati (1)
    Join us in exploring the sacred city of Tirupati, that lies on the foothills of Tirumala Hills in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Often referred to as the ‘Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh’, Tirupati is the gateway to one of the most revered temples in India, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, also known as the Balaji Temple. You start your divine tour with the privilege of Balaji darshan. That’s not all! We take you on a spiritual sojourn to the temples of Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy Temple and Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple; as well as a visit to the holy waters of Akasa Ganga Teertham and Papvinasanam. Yatra’s Divine Tirupati Tour tour is carefully planned and seamlessly executed to give you the perfect spiritual getaway.
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.368

    Rs.6,000

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.180
  • Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram - Ex Chennai - Deluxe

    Customizable Tour | 2 Nights

    Pondicherry (2)

    Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram - Ex Chennai - Deluxe

    Pondicherry (2)
    Enjoy the tranquil charm of a city marked by its spirituality, old-world heritage, serene beaches and laid-back natives. Yatra's Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram: Ex Chennai package takes you on leisurely sojourn through this former French colony and its unique culture. This 3-day itinerary, takes you for a spiritual retreat to the Aurobindo Ashram, you also have the chance to visit the innovative Auroville township or enjoy the breathtaking beaches of the city. The aura of Pondicherry will cast an awe-inspiring effect on your mind and soul that will remain with you long after your return.
    • Meals

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.740

    Rs.12,049

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.361
  • Mesmerizing South Tour - Standard

    Customizable Tour | 6 Nights

    Chennai (1) Mahabalipuram (1) Tanjore (1) Tiruchirapally (1) Madurai (2)

    Mesmerizing South Tour - Standard

    Chennai (1) Mahabalipuram (1) Tanjore (1) Tiruchirapally (1) Madurai (2)
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.1,195

    Rs.19,449

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.583
  • Glimpse of South India - Fly n Stay

    Customizable Tour | 4 Nights

    Chennai (1) Tirupati (1) Pondicherry (2)

    Glimpse of South India - Fly n Stay

    Chennai (1) Tirupati (1) Pondicherry (2)
    • Meals

    • Flights

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.1,290

    Rs.20,999

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.629
  • Ethnic Tamil Nadu - Deluxe

    Customizable Tour | 8 Nights

    Chennai (1) Pondicherry (2) Tanjore (1) Tiruchirapally (1) Madurai (1) Rameshwaram (1) Kanyakumari (1)

    Ethnic Tamil Nadu - Deluxe

    Chennai (1) Pondicherry (2) Tanjore (1) Tiruchirapally (1) Madurai (1) Rameshwaram (1) Kanyakumari (1)
    • Meals

    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    EMI Rs.1,806

    Rs.29,399

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.881

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