Located on the south eastern coast of India, Chennai is often called as the Gateway to the South. This historical city is the capital of Tamil Nadu state. A visit to Chennai is something every travel enthusiast should include in their ‘to-do’ list.
This metropolitan city represents the unification of technology with history and culture. You can experience this blissful unification of Chennai in an more apt manner by visiting various popular places in the city through the listed Chennai city tour packages by car.
Whether you wish to spend some time walking by the sea or pamper yourself with luxurious stay and facilities. Wishes to study the ancient architecture or wants to enjoy a flavourful culinary treat that this city offers. Seek blessings at various religious sites or explore the rich flora and fauna, the city of Chennai is suitable for all.
And if you wish for more, choose one of the Chennai city tour packages that we have designed with leading tour operators in Chennai as our carefully cumulated city tours will make your visit all the more memorable.
For our customers, we have chosen various city tour packages by working closely with the top tour organisers in Chennai and the best car rentals companies in Chennai.
All the city tour packages for Chennai include commuting to and from various sightseeing places, reaching on time, booking of entry tickets (only for large groups) if required along with any other special assistance if requested such as wheelchair, etc.
List of popular tourist attractions to visit with Chennai City Tour Packages
1. Marina Beach
Being the longest urban beach of the country and the second longest beach in the world, Marina Beach presents ample of reasons for you to visit on your next Chennai tour. Running from Besant Nagar in the south to Fort St. George in the north, this 12 km of sandy beach is sure to make your trip memorable.
With a mesmerising view of the sunset and sunrise, food stalls selling mouth-watering local snacks and sea food, activities and shops creating fair-like environment, Marina beach presents a different beach experience.
No city tour to Chennai can go without visiting a beach. Elliot’s beach is one of the most popular beaches of the city. A perfect place for those looking for a comparatively calmer place to be with nature, this beach offers serene environment and tranquil atmosphere. It is also called as Besant Nagar Beach. Schmidt Memorial is another important attraction of this beach.
Not only for pilgrims, Kapaleeswarar Temple is the place that must be visited by every tourist. Its historical lineage and structural beauty is something that will attract architecture lovers too. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Karpagambal.
It has been built in Dravidian architectural style. It is believed to be built in 7th century by the Pallava Kings. However, it was destroyed during the reign of Portuguese and was again built in 16th century. One of the oldest temples in South India, it has been mentioned in various traditional songs of Nayanmars as well.
Built in 1644, Fort St. George is the first British fortress in India. An important landmark of Chennai, the fort compound consists to two popular structures- St. Mary Church and Fort Museum. Marble statue of Lord Cornwallis is another attraction here.
The fort complex also houses many administrative buildings of the Tamil Nadu Government and the legislative Assembly. It opens every day, except on Friday, from 9AM to 5PM.
A place that you must add on your list of sightseeing places to visit in Chennai is Semmozhi Poonga Park. Built by State Horticulture Department, over an area of 20 acres, it was opened by public in 2010.
Apart from boasting of rare medicinal herbs and a lush green surrounding, this botanical garden also has many other interesting sections such as butterfly park, rock and water garden, fern garden and many others.
It is the another sightseeing place that you shouldn’t miss in your Chennai City Tour Packages. This place was initially constructed to store ice in 1842 and thus was called as Ice house. Later, it was bought by Biligiri Iyengar, a renowned lawyer.
In this house, later named as Castle Kernan, Swami Vivekanand stayed for a few days in in 1897. Hence, in his honour Vivekananda Navratri is being celebrated every year. Eventually it was named as Vivekananda House.
Currently maintained by Ramakrishna Math, it is now a place for visitors to know more about Swami Vivekananda. An exhibition on his life, its various aspects as well as on Indian culture is held here.
Along with these places, you can also plan a visit to other sightseeing places and make your Chennai City Tour even more exciting. If in case you are staying for some days in Chennai and would like to explore all the popular sightseeing places in Chennai, then consider visiting places such as Cove long Beach, Madras High Court and, Crocodile Bank.
Also visit Connemara Public Library, National Art Gallery, Guindy National Park and Snake Park, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Birla Planetarium, Annai Vailankanni Shrine, San Thome Basilica (St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica), Thousand Lights Mosque and Raj Bhavan.
As you visit Raj Bhavan, you will also get an opportunity to admire the memorials of Rajaji, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi and Bakthavatsalam. All these memorials are located on the stretch near the Raj Bhavan.
Apart from these, some more tourism places that you can request the listed Chennai tour organizers to include in your Chennai City Tour Packages like Pulicat Lake, Nettukuppam Beach, Breezy Beach, Dakshinachitra, Kolavai Lake and Sri Parthasarathy Temple.
How to reach Chennai
To reach Chennai, travellers can opt for any of three primary modes of transportation- airways, roadways and railways. Being well connected to the rest of the country via road and railways, Chennai offers a quick and efficient ways of transportation.
For those travelling from outside India, the Chennai international airport receives flights from most of the prominent cities of the world. The airport is connected to most of the important domestic airports as well.
Chennai has the Asia’s largest bus station. It is connected by five highway, making it utterly easier for travellers to reach the city by road. Its three major railway stations -Chennai Central, Tambaram and Egmore are also connected to most of the towns and cities in the country.
Commuting within Chennai is as comfortable as reaching this city. With a metro rail line and an urban rail network, city buses operating from its every corner, choices of auto rickshaws and taxis, Chennai provides ample of choices to opt from. Ideal choice is to hire a taxi or cab from these top car rental companies in Chennai.
Not only city tour packages, we at Chennai Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, also offers all-inclusive Chennai tour packages. These tour packages include hotel booking, complimentary breakfast, sightseeing by car/cab along with pickup and drop services.
We offer various kinds of Chennai tour packages catering to a wide range of interests and budget preferences. Ranging from honeymoon tour packages, family tour packages to school tour packages and college tour packages as well as weekend getaways from Chennai, you will find an extensive array of options to choose from. To know more about these packages, you can reach us by filling the Contact Us Form.