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Marina Beach Walk and the story of Chennai

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Stop At: Chennai Marina Lighthouse, Marina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

The Lighthouse in Marina is a unique one with an elevator to go up the 10 floors. It provides spectacular views of the world's second longest beach. Visit the quaint museum inside the Lighthouse which has a fascinating collection of Light House and other maritime equipment from around the world.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Marina Beach Road, Chennai (Madras) 600005 India

Walk on the beach, soak in the festive atmosphere and listen to the story of Chennai through its statues. There are many statues here each of which tells a part of the story of Chennai. Learn about characters from ancient Tamil epics, freedom fighters as well as poets who revolutionized the thinking of the society.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jallikattu Memorial, Marina Beach, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India

Jallikattu is a famous form of Bull Fight popular across the state of Tamil Nadu. Listen to the reason why it evokes such passion among the people of Chennai. Understand the role this controversial sport plays in preserving indigenous breed of cattle and why it stands for Tamil pride.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Singarachari Street, Chennai (Madras) 600005 India

Walk ends after we take a guided walk inside the Parthasarathy Temple and its surroundings. Our cultural evangelist will interpret the colorful rituals which are being performed in the temple and explain the role of God in modern Chennai society. Learn how God remains as relevant today in everyday life in this region as in the past!


Duration: 45 minutes
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Departure Point
Chennai Marina Lighthouse, Marina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

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Chennai
Duration
3h
Return Details
Parthasarathi Temple, Narayana Krishnaraja Puram, Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005, India
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Chennai Marina Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Marina Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Jallikattu Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Parthasarathy Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a cool idea! Kannan took us on a history of Chennai right on the Marina beach. We climbed an old light house, walked across the beach, rode a horse and listened to the story behind each statue on the Beach. It was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank joelrobinson442
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The marina beach walk is a nice concept where the guide tells us about the culture and history of Chennai while using the beach and its statues as a prop. Kannan was fantastic guide and had a great amount of information about the city and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TravelDiaries_Sanjay
5SensesWalksChennai, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thanks so much for taking time out to review this tour. I am delighted you enjoyed this walk through Marina Beach about the story of Chennai city. I am also happy you found Kannan to be a great guide.It was our pleasure.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kannan from 5 Senses Walks did an incredible walk for us along the Marina Beach. I enjoyed this a lot as he told us about the city, its culture and its evolution from the time it was a small fishing village. The statues at Marina...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank raghavui
5SensesWalksChennai, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this review. I am glad you enjoyed this tour by Kannan about the story of Chennai through a walk over the Marina Beach.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chennai is an impressive and lively city and the guide managed superbly not only to let us share this vivid lifestyle for a day but to carry it home!!! Thank you so much for this perfect and authentic experience!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Travelinsky
5SensesWalksChennai, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. It was our pleasure hosting you on the Marina Beach Walk. I am glad you found this story of Chennnai an authentic experience.

Reviewed 17 August 2019

The marina beach walk is a nice way to spend an evening by the beach abd learn about Chennai and its people. Kannan took us to many interesting landmarks like the light house, a vishnu temple and several statues along the beach each of which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank md1976n
5SensesWalksChennai, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Its great to know that you enjoyed this tour led by Kannan. I am delighted you found the walk to be enjoyable. It was our pleasure hosting you

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