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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town
"We will meet outside of Anderson Church at 4:30 pm and start this 2.5-hour walking tour. From being the Black Town to becoming a bustling wholesale market George Town in Chennai has seen it all. A market place where practically anything that can be legally sold can be bought for the right price. The tour is mostly on foot with a short stretch in an auto-rickshaws or some people call it local tuk-tuk that w narrow lanes fascinating history and mesmerizing images are welcoming you to experience the colorful and rich culture.""""Visit a bustling market place and streets teeming with life and color in Chennai. Walk through the George Town and discover fascinating stories of the everyday life of local people. From being the Black Town to a vibrant wholesale market
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"Evening at the Beach in Chennai: Marina Beach
"After pickup from your Chennai hotel in the late afternoon you’ll be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and taken to the beach of your choice. At the end of your beach experience you’ll be conveniently taken back to your hotel. Elliot's BeachKnown as Besant Nagar Beach or ‘Bessie’ this popular beach in Chennai’s Besant Nagar neighborhood is a calm and tranquil place ideal for lounging and sun bathing.Soak up the relaxing scenic atmosphere and head to some of the beach’s landmarks like the 20-year-old Velankanni Church; Ashtalakshmi Temple dedicated to goddess Lakshmi; and the Schmidt Memorial
From $14.00
 
Chennai Heritage Architecture Day Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Chennai at 9:00 am and then visit to the Madras High Court built in 1892 the General Post Office State Bank of India Metropolitan Magistrate Courts YMCA building and the Law College. Later stop by the Southern Railway Headquarters Ripon Building
From $87.00

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Fight the Sun and Bugs

both sandles and sneakers pleanty of toilet paper for your day-tripsyour anti-malaria medsa pepto-bismol or two sun screen is no where to be found in the city and the locals didn't seem to know...
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Toiletries and Medications

Many brands available in the west are available here under other names. One thing NOT available is Pepto Bismol. (Gelusil is similar, but not as good.) For the most part, you will be able to find...
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Hot Hotttt Chennai

1. Backpack 1. Sandals.2. Sunglasses3. Cap4. Shorts5. Light cotton T-shirts 1. Shaving Kit 1. Camera2. Camcorder3. Additional discs, tapes, films 1. Bottled water2. Mosquito repellant3. Sunscreen...
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Mosquito repellent, Vicks and wet ones!

Well locked, protected. light clothing.dont bother with whites as the dust will turn them a different colour in no time.Sunglasses to protect eyes from flying dust.Sandals, flip-flops, sneakers if you...
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Be creative

Light as you will probably have to walk a bit Comfy shoes, the roads are dusty and crowded Any toiletry you can think of. I was creative in buying a lot of micro size bottles. Unless you are lucky, a...
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try to avoid the huge back-packs common in Europe. Thing is Madras is very Humid. it makes life miserable with heavy loads. carry a small ruck-sack or something just enough for your water bottles,...
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I have added a TRAVELOGUE on how MADRAS was in its younger days...have a look,im sure u would enjoy it... :-)
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http://www.chennaibest.com/discoverchennai/sightseeing/tipsvisit/tipsvist.asp the pic u see next is the Ripon Building...the architectural masterpiece housing the CORPORATION OF MADRAS...
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37 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600 034, India
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1/24 G.S.T. Rd, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600 027, India
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Binny Rd, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600 002, India
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132 T.T.K. Road Chennai 600018 India, Madras, 6000
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531 GST Road, St Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600016, India
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35/36/37, G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, 600017, India
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Top Things to Do in Chennai (Madras)

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Marina Beach

Marina Beach was a pleasant area in Madras where to have a walk. I walked all along this Marina and saw many interesting tourist attractions, such as the Fort Museum, statues devoted to Gandhi, the...
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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is the one of the archaeological marvels created by Pallavas of South Indian dynasty. It is was also an ancient port city, situated south of Chennai city....
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

The Kapaleeshwar Temple is possibly the oldest temple in the city and is located in the Mylapore district of Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeshwar Temple is characteristic of the...
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Government Museum

And this one is strictly for children. Located inside the complex of Government Museum it has different sections to give a glimpse of the Indian and World culture to children in a way they would like...
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Fort St George

Another fascinating structure here is the Flagstaff at the front of the fort, where the National Flag flies with all its glory at a height of 150 feet. It is the tallest flag pole in the country. The...
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Fort St George Museum

The Fort Museum exhibits the items of the British rule. This building was completed in 1795 and first housed the office of the Madras Bank. The hall upstairs was the Public Exchange Hall and served as...
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"Madras-Cultural capital of India."
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