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Chidambaram and Pichavaram Day Tour from Chennai

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Trip Overview

Take a day trip to Chidambaram which has an ancient temple and Pichavaram mangrove forest from Chennai.

Highlights

  • Visit the significant 10th-century temple of Natarajar in Chidambaram.
  • Experience the lush green mangroves of Pichavaram, where you may opt to take a boat ride.
  • Hassle-free experience with an experienced driver. 

 

Detailed overview

With its many temples and rich religious heritage, Chidambaram is an important pilgrimage site for Shaivites and Vaishnavite. It is a significant city in the Cuddalore district. Temple viewing and pilgrimage are the main activities for visitors to the city. A visit to the mangrove forests of Pichavaram is also a popular activity.

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you from the hotel/residence in the Chennai city limits at the time slot selected (we recommend you to start early).
  • You will be driven towards Chidambaram which is approximately 215 KM from Chennai and might take you 5 hours to reach Chidambaram. 
  • After your arrival, visit the famous Thillai Natarajar temple, it is one of the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • The roof of the sanctum sanctorum is covered with gold plates. Bharathanatyam dance gestures can be seen on the eastern tower as well as on the western tower.
  • Take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant. 
  • Post lunch you will be driven towards Pichavaram mangrove forest and you can take a boat ride there.
  • After the tour, drive back to Chennai which would take almost 5 hours to reach and you will be dropped back to the hotel/residence in Chennai. 

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour, the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. This is an outstation tour hence the vehicle can not be used for the local city tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 6:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O2097A3163

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop (within city limits).
  • Charges for the private air-conditioned cab.
  • The driver and fuel charges.
  • 500 KM of usage (Extra kilometre charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details).

 

Exclusions

  • All parking & toll charges.
  • Interstate taxes.
  • Monument entrance charges.
  • Any meals during the tour for the guests.
  • Anything else not specified in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometre limit of 500 kilometres.
  • After 500 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre charge).
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 14 per km (additional kilometre charge).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in \'Special Request\' and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.

Helpful

Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.

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The itinerary mentioned on these private tours are a suggestion for your destination. You are free to skip or add other points. Let your personal driver know if you want to visit other places.

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As this is a private tour, you are free to spend as much time you seem fit on each attraction. Some landmarks are more time-consuming than others and you can decide where to spend how much time. Just keep in mind the hourly usage included in your Tour, extra charges would apply if that limit is exceeded. Also night charges apply if you cross night time, please check Inclusions/Exclusions/Important Info for details.

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You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are sent on SMS/Email 3-6 hours before pick-up time.

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No. All our tours are private and exclusively for your family or group.

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If you wish to have an English driver who would drive you around the tour or drop you from one place to another, please mention the same in the Special Request section while booking. Any request would be taken into consideration and we will try arranging the same, although it\'s not a 100% Guarantee.

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No these are purely sightseeing tours and we do not do provide stay/accommodation or do Hotel bookings on for you as part of these tours. For Multi-day sightseeing tours, you need to book your hotels yourself.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence in Chennai city limits.
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up address. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The driver and cab details will be shared with you 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour start time.
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