Unexplored Chennai tour of mysterious temple carvings on science & other gems

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Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Chennai, Chennai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Unexplored Chennai City Tour is a full day tour to experience unexplored parts of Chennai. The highlights include a visit to a ancient and mysterious temple in North Chennai which has carvings that depict the fertilization of a human egg as well as the formation of a lunar eclipse, the magnificent Kalikambal temple where Shivaji Maharaj the great Maratha King visited incognito, Madras High Court building which is an exquisite specimen of Indo Saracenic style architecture and Chennai Rail Museum with an exquisite collection of vintage railway engines and carriages.

What's Included

Entrance charges


Pick up and drop

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Kalikambal Temple
We visit the magnificent Kalikambal temple which is a great specimen of Dravidian style of temple architecture. The temple is dedicated to Kalikambal as well as Lord Kamadeswarar. The highlight of this temple is its ornately sculptured tower. Rebuilt in the 16th century this temple had a special visitor in disguise on October 3rd, 1677. The visitor was none other than Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha empire!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Madras High Court
The Madras High court building is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. It is a fine specimen of Indo Saracenic style of architecture. It was designed by JW Brassington and completed by Henry Irwin in 1892. With minarets and domes embellished by reliefs and exquisite stained glass, the Madras High Court is a synthesis of Gothic, Mughal and Hindu architectural styles. We will see it from outside.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

his Shiva temple is one among the 5 Pancha Brahma Sthalams, representing the five faces of Lord Shiva along the banks of the Aranya river. This temple is full of mysteries. There is a carving on the walls of the temple which depicts the process of fertilization of human egg. It was made centuries before the invention of the microscope! Another carving depicts the lunar eclipse phenomenon through Rahu and Kethu the north and south lunar nodes which are the points of intersection of the paths of the Sun and the Moon as they move on the celestial sphere.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Chennai Rail Museum
Chennai Rail Museum has a great collection of vintage Railway engines and carriages. It is located in the furnishing Division of Integral Coach Factory of Indian Railways. The stand out exhibits are the Steam Engines used during the British era. Some of the exhibits are working scale models which bring alive the entire heritage of Indian Railways. A ride in one of the vintage trains is a great way to get a glimpse of the entire collection.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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