Often called as the Gateway of South, Chennai is the capital city of the Tamil Nadu state. Chennai, lying on the coromandel coast of Bay of Bengal, is a city that combines awe-inspiring nature and rich historical background with the comfort and luxuries of the modern world. With our specially curated Chennai Local Sightseeing Tour Packages, immerse yourself in the culture and architecture of the city.
Shimmering golden beaches, marvellous architecture, ancient temples and churches, rich cultural inheritance and scrumptious cuisine are a few of the things that would make your Chennai sightseeing tour unforgettable. From adult to children, everyone will find something of their interest in Chennai.
The city receives hordes of tourist every year, who come here to have a rich travel experience. Whether you are visiting for a short duration or for a long holiday, Chennai has ample of sightseeing places to visit.
Weekend destinations from Chennai such as Mahabalipuram, Pulicat, Tirupati, Pondicherry and Yelagiri make a Chennai tour even more alluring when combined with these places. However, for exploring Chennai in an easy manner, it is better to opt for local sightseeing packages.
Through Chennai local sightseeing packages that we have listed by collaborating with various tour organizers in Chennai. Travel lovers can explore Chennai in the most enjoyable way possible. With us by your side, you can leave all your worries back at home and focus on having some of the best moments of your life in Chennai. If you have any doubt you can check all these packages listed on this page and get an idea.
Chennai local sightseeing packages by cab/car, which we have carefully chosen from multiple tour organisers, take care of almost everything related to your local sightseeing. From booking to commuting, from reaching various popular sightseeing places to visit in Chennai on time to making arrangements for your tour, these best car rental companies in Chennai listed here ensure that your travel goes without any hassle.
List of most popular Places to Visit with Chennai Local Sightseeing Tour Packages
1. Marina Beach
For a complete trip of Chennai, a visit to Marina beach is mandatory. Boasts of being the longest beach in the country, it has ample of alluring offers to keep every traveller interested. You can go for a long walk by the beach as you admire the spectacular sunset or sunrise view or choose from various activities available at the beach. There are also options to busy yourself at the various food stalls or in haggling for prices at various shops selling handicrafts, fancy jewellery, etc.
Constructed by British East India Company in 1644, Fort St. George is considered to be the first British fortress which make it one of the important landmarks not only in Chennai but in Indian history as well. Housing the prominent structures like legislative assembly and various secretariat buildings along with Fort Museum and St. Mary Church, this place holds a significant position even now. You can visit For St. George on any day of the week, except on Friday. It is opened from 9 in morning till 5 in evening.
At present, a house where visitors get an insight into Swami Vivekananda’s life and Indian culture as a whole, Vivekananda house and Museum is a place that must be on the list to visit through Chennai local sightseeing packages. It is being maintained by Ramakrishna Math.
Although the house was originally built for storing ice, it was later bought a famous lawyer, Biligiri Iyengar. It was then named as Castle Kernan, after his close friend. In 1897, Swami Vivekananda stayed in this house for a few days and since then it became the Vivekananda house. In his honour, Vivekananda Navratri is also celebrated in this house every year.
Devoted to Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati, known as Goddess Karpagambal in Tamil, Kapaleeswarar Temple is known for its beautiful architecture along with religious significance. This temple was originally built in 6th century during the reign of Pallava Kings. However, it was destroyed during Portuguese rule and later was rebuilt in 16th century. It has been contrasted in the Dravidian style of architecture.
If you are looking for a secluded place to visit where you can also have some peaceful time, Elliot’s beach is the right option for you. This beach, which forms the end-point of Marina beach shore, is known for its beautiful view. Named after Edward Elliot, it is located in Besant Nagar. If time allows, you can also visit other tourist attractions such as Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil, which are located nearby.
The first botanical garden in the city, Semmozhi Poonga Park is a tourist attraction that you can visit on your next Chennai trip. Since its opening in 2010, this park has been attraction tourists and residents every day. With an area of over 20 acres, this place presents a refreshing break in the middle of the city. Its various sections such as rock garden, fern garden and butterfly park increase its charm by many folds.
If time permits and your interest is unwavering then you can visit other sightseeing places as well. Some of the places that can be included in the varied list of Chennai local city sightseeing packages which are listed on our website - Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Madras High Court, Crocodile Bank, National Art Gallery, Connemara Public Library, Guindy National Park and Snake Park, Birla Planetarium, Covelong Beach, San Thome Basilica (St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica), Annai Vailankanni Shrine, Thousand Lights Mosque, etc.
Also have a look at the memorials that have been built on the stretch around Raj Bhavan, such as memorials of Rajaji, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi and Bakthavatsalam.
Nettukuppam Beach, Breezy beach, Dakshina Chitra, Kolavai Lake, Sri Parthasarathy Temple and Pulicat Lake are a few more tourist attractions in Chennai that you can incorporate your Chennai local sightseeing tour packages by car that we have carefully designed at Chennai Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA by working with various tour operators in Chennai.
You can choose from the pre-designed Chennai local sightseeing packages or can get a tour package customised as per your demands. For customizing a tour package, all you have to do is reach the tour organisers listed by us and get a local sightseeing package of your choice.
The organizer can also provide you with detailed itinerary, with specifications on pickup and other facilities along with their pricing and timings. Just in case if you are looking for a packages with hotel included, check our all-inclusive Chennai tour packages with hotel, breakfast, sightseeing by private car included.
For those who are interested in exploring the city at their own pace through a private taxi or cab, they can explore various options from our list of top car rental companies in Chennai.
Apart from these local sightseeing tours, we also offer an extensive array of honeymoon tour packages from Chennai, family tour packages, school tour packages, Weekend Getaways from Chennai, etc.
These packages not only offer a comfortable way to spend your days in Chennai but also take care of sightseeing, commutation, pickup and drop from airport or railway station to hotel and vise-versa. You can know more about these tour packages by submitting the contact us form.
How to reach Chennai
As Chennai is well connected to the rest of the country, reaching Chennai is not a herculean task. The Chennai international Airport is connected through various flights to all the major cities of India and most of the prominent cities in the world.
For those travelling by train, the city has three major railway stations - Chennai Central, Egmore and Tambaram. These stations are well connected to most of the prominent cities in India such as Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc.
The city also has the largest bus station in Asia- CMBT and is connected by road through five highways.
For commuting within the city, tourists can either take metro train or the local train, auto rickshaws, local city buses or hire a rental car or cab service from HopCity, one of the top car rental companies in Chennai