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Heart of Tamizh Culture in Chennai

2 reviewsChennai, India

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Experience hosted by Lalitha

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our tour starts at the famous 2000-year-old Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore area.
Following this we will take a walk around the quaint lanes surrounding the temple where you will witness the local Tamil culture in full fervor.
After treating our taste buds to some local food along the way, we will understand another cultural identity unique to Tamilnadu - the silk sarees.

Lalitha's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    South Indian Breakfast
  • Drinks
    Authentic Mylapore Filter Coffee
From $23
/ person
Thu, Nov 5
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person
Sat, Nov 7
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$23 per person, previously $28
$23 per person, previously $28
Thu, Nov 12
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$23 per person, previously $28
$23 per person, previously $28

Meet your host, Lalitha

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in Chennai, the tasty food, colorful places and beautiful people here are an inevitable part of my being. As I started travelling and learning about different places on the outside, I started realizing what a culturally enriched place I hail from. The stories I have heard from my parents, grandparents and various storytellers around have inspired me to share them with you too!
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Where you'll be

Our tour starts at the famous 2000-year-old Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore area.
Following this we will take a walk around the quaint lanes surrounding the temple where you will witness the local Tamil culture in full fervor.
After treating our taste buds to some local food along the way, we will understand another cultural identity unique to Tamilnadu - the silk sarees.

2 reviews

Kapilan
July 2019
Lalitha was an incredible guide! She is nice, friendly, professional and polite. She was so knowledgeable about the history of the temple and the local Thamizh culture. The bajji and rose milk were a nice touch. Overall I would highly recommend her and its a good value for money!
Lalitha was an incredible guide! She is nice, friendly, professional and polite. She was so knowledgeable about the history of the temple and the local Thamizh culture. The bajji a…
Amy
June 2019
I had a wonderful experience learning about the culture of Chennai - the spiritual, social, clothing, and culinary traditions. Lalitha was an exceptional tour guide. She is so warm, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. She encouraged my questions and welcomed my input throughout the tour to personalize the experience. Her love for this city shines through, and I feel so fortunate to have received such an insider perspective on Chennai. It was a very memorable experience, and I would highly recommend it to all.
I had a wonderful experience learning about the culture of Chennai - the spiritual, social, clothing, and culinary traditions. Lalitha was an exceptional tour guide. She is so warm…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Chennai is quite a conservative city and so is the culture within the temple. It is usually not a concern, but wearing modest clothing would be a safe choice.

What to bring

Water Bottle

Caps