Passing the excitement of Bay of Bengal, Chennai nestled on the south-eastern coast of peninsular India, is one of the outstanding tourist destination and allure tourists by its various buildings of architectural or historic significances, wonderfully carved temples, tranquil beaches, and much more. Thus pick up one day holiday package of Chennai and explore the astonishments of India with this sightseeing tour of Chennai includes:Fort St. George, Fort Museum, St Mary’s Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Government Museum and Art Gallery.
You’ll be pick-up from your hotel in the morning at 09:00 am and taken on a spellbinding sightseeing tour of Chennai by private vehicle. Starting with Fort St. George (closed on Friday); the oldest or first British fort built in India now acts as the headquarters for the legislative assembly of the state of Tamil Nadu.
Inside, Fort St. George you browse various interesting monuments, St. Mary's Church (the oldest Anglican Church), Wellesley House, Fort Museum, where you’ll watch antiques from British rule in India including weapons, coins, medals and uniforms and gravestones in the lawn.
Then, head to the Indo-Saracenic-style Government Museum also noted as Madras Museum is the second-oldest museum in India is a treasure in itself! With your guide, you will browse its impressive six independent buildings with 46 galleries. First explore its “Main building”, where you will find artifacts and sculptures from the past, animal galleries, botany galleries and philately gallery then move toward its second famed “Front building” which is noted for puppet gallery and galleries preserving the folk art and music.
Later experience third “Bronze gallery” prominent for bronze artifacts and numismatics and chemical conservation galleries. Then “Children’s Museum” notable for doll section and technology and science galleries and its last two but not least National Art Gallery which hold paintings and pieces of artistic marvels and Contemporary Art Gallery that display rock and cave art to British portrait to modern art, undeniably mesmerize you and see how the art of ‘art’ has evolved over ages.
Afterward, drive to Kapaleeshwarar Temple, dedicated to the Lord Shiva and be amazed with the stunning Dravidian architecture at its gopuram (ornate monumental tower).