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Chennai Tour Packages by Taj Holidays

European influences meld with local heritage in vibrant Chennai. The ‘capital of the south’ is keeper of South India’s cultural and artistic traditions, with dramatic temples and churches, interesting museums, and enthusiastic locals. Venture out and surprise yourself with its assorted charms.

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Pick a Pattu
Open :9.00AM-9.00PM
Kancheevaram saris and pattus (silks), crafted by skilled artisans in nearby Kanchipuram, make great gifts. Famed for the unique weaving method used in their creation and distinctive patterns, these saris are adorned in gold and silver threads. Visit Nalli Chinnasami Chetty to be spoilt for choice.
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Visit Enfield Factory
Open :9.30AM-8.30PM
A factory tour to see the home of the Royal Enfield Bullet allows you a glimpse into the production of this classic Indian icon. Watch the motorcycles being made the traditional way on the two-hour tours that are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, with advance booking.
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Take Home Flavours Of The South
Chennai’s home-style snacks are great at teatime, addictive and made to last. You won’t be able to stop at just one kai murukku, a flavourful handmade local pretzel, or crunchy mulluthenguzhal (rice-flour spiral). These edible souvenirs make for great bar snacks.
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Explore The Madras Crocodile Bank
Open :8.30AM-5.30PM
The brainchild of eminent herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, the Madras Crocodile Bank is home to eighteen of the world’s twenty-three species of crocodilian (crocodiles and related species), many of which are endangered. The hour’s drive from the city is worth the rewarding interactions you will have.
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The Government Museum
Open :9.30AM-5.00PM
The Bronze Gallery in this museum is our Chennai secret. It has a wonderful collection of South Indian bronze artworks dating from the 7th-century Pallava Era to modern times. The well-articulated English explanations of the pieces make this gallery a joy to explore.
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Shiva Kapleeshwarar Temple
Open :6.00AM-8.00PM
This temple showcases the typical Dravidian style of architecture, with its square Vimana that houses the sanctum sanctorum beneath a towering pyramid roof. Pay your respects at this ancient house of worship as you observe the gopuram (gateway), mandapams (pavilions) and other classical features.
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San Thome Cathedral
Open :6.00AM-7.00PM
Believed to mark the final resting place of St Thomas the Apostle, credited with bringing Christianity to India, this soaring Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1504 by the Portuguese and rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style in 1896. Don’t miss the entrance to the saint’s tomb behind the cathedral
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Day trip Mahabalipuram
Open :9.00AM-8.00PM
At a distance of 20 kms from Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone temple.
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Do As The Locals Do On Marina Beach
Hit this bustling beach early in the morning for the sunrise or late in the evening ¬– when it’s cooler. A stroll along its sands is a great way to get your hand on the pulse of the city as you immerse yourself for a bit in the vibrant local atmosphere.
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Taj Club House

Taj Club House

No. 2, Club House Road, Chennai No. 2, Club House Road, Chennai
16.5km from Chennai International Airport

A 5 star hotel located on Mount Road, Chennai. A luxury business hotel that is close to several business hubs and shopping centres. 

Located in the Heart of Chennai
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Taj Connemara

Taj Connemara

Binny Road, Chennai Binny Road, Chennai
Taj Connemara, Chennai is the place became a household name across the globe, for it was here where the blue-blooded indulged and entertained.
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Taj Coromandel

Taj Coromandel

Mahatma Gandhi Salai, CHENNAI Mahatma Gandhi Salai, CHENNAI
15.5km from Chennai International Airport

One of Chennai’s best known landmarks, the hotel was established in 1947. Nestled in the city centre, it is close to business, commercial and entertainment hubs. 

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Located in the Heart of Chennai
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