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Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai provided by 5 Senses Walks

Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This walk will demystify Hindu Gods & Temple rituals. From far, the thousands of Hindu Gods and complex rituals in temples look bewildering! Our Cultural Evangelist will demystify the reason for so many Gods and purpose of Temple rituals. Relics of St Thomas are a highlight. Visit the Shrine in San Thome Basilica to see relics like a small bone of St Thomas, the head of the lance with which the Saint was pierced and an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother. This walking tour is led by a cultural evangelist who will bring alive the cultural heritage of Mylapore. The walk coms with an opportunity to taste the iconic Filter Coffee of Mylapore.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Saravana Bhavan
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Kapaleeshwarar Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sri Ramakrishna Math
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    San Thome Church
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Chennai Marina Lighthouse
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Chennai Marina Lighthouse
    Marina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Saravana Bhavan, 70, Kabaleeswarar Temple, N Mada St, Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
Duration
3h
Return Details
Chennai Marina Lighthouse, Marina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
Inclusions
  • Traditional Chennai snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Ramakrishna Math
  • Entry/Admission - San Thome Church
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Marina Lighthouse
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Philip R wrote a review Feb. 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Perfect for a short visit to Chennai when you are time limited. Friendly, flexible and informative. Recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Guide792379 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Thanks to our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Kannan ,we had an amazing time getting to know and appreciate the great heritage of this ancient city. Kannan was so flexible and generous with his time,that he stretched the tour beyond his schedule time ,and took us
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ken G wrote a review May 2019
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions4 helpful votes
Dhanalakshmi must be the most passionate guide around. She was knowledgeable and explained the places enthusiastically. You can tell that Dhanalakshmi is very proud of her city and is very happy to show us as much as she can - she even brought us to have a quick glimpse of
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Response from 5SensesWalksChennai, Owner at Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai
Responded 16 Jul. 2019
Thanks for your kind review. It was our pleasure hosting you on the Gods of Mylapore walk. I am so glad you enjoyed the legends as well as the temple experience where we demystified the rituals!
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pkm wrote a review Mar. 2019
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We had an amazing day learning about the colorful Gods of India. Kannan took us to some amazing places of worship including the Kapalleswar Temple, Ramakrishna Mutt and the San Thome Basilica. The 2 standout experiences were the colourful rituals explained to us by kannan at
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from 5SensesWalksChennai, Manager at Gods of Mylapore, a heritage walk in Chennai
Responded 12 Mar. 2019
Thank you so much for this kind review. It was our pleasure hosting you. I am so glad you enjoyed the stories and legends and the scientific explanations behind the seemingly complex rituals.
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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