180° Art and Architectural Tour of Chennai

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Whether you’re an art connoisseur or a someone looking to get acquainted Indian art and architecture, this tour especially for you
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Stop At: Kalakshetra Dance School, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (Madras) India

Kalakshetra Foundation is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. Visitors are free to explore Kalakshetra campus on their own, can sit at the Banyan tree for morning prayer, visit to Instruments Cottage, Vishnu Statue, Tagore Hall, Padma Pushkarini, Dance, Music and Visual Arts Department, Ayyanar Shrine (Village Shrine) and the Crafts Education and Research Centre (CERC). also have a choice to purchase various handloom products like Kalamkari sarees, bed sheets, cushion covers. (Open time between 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday closed)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marundeeswarar Temple, Near Beach of Bay of Bangal, Chennai (Madras) India

Marundeeswarar Temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kalakshetra Dance School, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (Madras) India

Kalakshetra Foundation is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. Visitors are free to explore Kalakshetra campus on their own, can sit at the Banyan tree for morning prayer, visit to Instruments Cottage, Vishnu Statue, Tagore Hall, Padma Pushkarini, Dance, Music and Visual Arts Department, Ayyanar Shrine (Village Shrine) and the Crafts Education and Research Centre (CERC). also have a choice to purchase various handloom products like Kalamkari sarees, bed sheets, cushion covers. (Open time between 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday closed)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marundeeswarar Temple, Near Beach of Bay of Bangal, Chennai (Madras) India

Marundeeswarar Temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century in Dravidian architecture, It has two seven tiered gateway towers, a huge tank with the overall temple area covering 1 acre. Marundeeswarar Temple occupies an area of about 1 acre with numerous sculptures and statues and in pillars and the Gopuram (gateway towers), The mandapam (hall) housing the Somaskanda form of Shiva has 36 massive pillars adorned with carvings. (Open time 6 am - 12 noon and 4 pm - 9 pm) 

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cholamandal Artists Village, Injambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600115, India

Cholamandal Artists Village spread over ten acres of land, It showcasing painting, sketches, sculptures — of wood, metal, stone, terracotta, handicrafts, batik, pottery, ceramics, etc. in a permanent exhibition within the complex. At Cholamandal Artists Village walk through the sculpture garden installed with work of various material and KCS Paniker museum showcase personal contributions from artists of the ‘Madras Movement’. There are also two commercial galleries Labernum and Indigo, where art is displayed for sale. Apart from this, spend time browsing through the art book shop and the craft shop. (Open for all days between 9:30 am to 6:30 pm) 

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Click Art Museum, 5/108 East Coast Road, Chennai (Madras) 600015 India

(Optional stop)
CLICK ART MUSEUM is a place with big pictures of optical illusions that will fill one’s head with Idyllic creations. It will make the participant’s to find themselves transformed into another world, probably re-born as Mona Lisa’s guest or Atlas’s Friend , A world of trick art!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jagannath Temple, Kanathur, Reddy Kuppam Road, Chennai (Madras) India

Jagannath Puri Temple (Kannathur) in Kalinga architecture reminiscent of the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Darshan to the deities is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality and gender during the opening times of the shrine complex (6.30 am to 1.00 pm, 3.30 pm to 8.00 pm) 

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: DakshinaChitra Museum, East Coast Road after MGM Dizzee world., Muttukadu 603 118 India

DakshinaChitra is an exciting cross cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India, campus is divided into four states - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and undivided Andhra Pradesh. Each zone has well-recreated houses of these states belonging to a bygone era. Each house is full of items used by the respective households. (Open timings: 10 am to 6 pm. Tuesday on holiday) 

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Charges
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - DakshinaChitra Museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Click Art Museum
  • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.