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Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

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14
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.94
From
$30.94
Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward on this small-group walking tour of the Sowcarpet Market: where a multitude of stalls serve the staples that keep Chennaites sustained. Let a guide navigate the market so you don’t get lost, taste popular foods at tried-and-trusted stands, and get the full lowdown on local delicacies that you wouldn’t hear on your own.
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Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

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12
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$56.16
From
$56.16
Immerse yourself in Indian life and culture on this culinary tour in a local home in Chennai. Learn to prepare several South Indian vegetarian dishes, then sit down with your group and enjoy in the traditional way: on banana leaves. Dishes may include vegetable curry, sambar, rasam, or dosas. You'll learn much more about Indian cooking and culinary culture during this experience than you would by eating in local restaurants.
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Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

Bazaar Trail Walking Tour in George Town

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58
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14
See the eclectic marketplaces and colorful bazaars on this memorable walking tour of Chennai. Explore George Town and uncover the stories of daily life and local people as you listen to your friendly local guide share historical legends and old folklore. You'll navigate the crowded markets and narrow lanes as you experience the life of a local on this interactive and engaging tour that's not to be missed.
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* A traveler said: "I was really glad doing this tour. I booked the tour unexpectedly but I was really glad to do it. The tour was beautiful and fascinating. The walk through the george Town is almost a must do for all visitors in Chenna. It was worthwhile. The guide Ms Krishna was very kind and told us all the stories about it."


Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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16
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.60
Price varies by group size
From
$45.60
Price varies by group size
Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed ourselves very much. Our driver was very kind and after we visit Mahabalipuram he took us to a seafood restaurant near the beach where we enjoyed fresh and very good fish and shrimps."


Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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109
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
From
$26.14
Explore Chennai's Mylapore neighborhood with a local guide and learn about the rituals of daily life, hear stories of gods and demons, and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions. This popular walking tour showcases the highlights and the history of this incredible city and is not to be missed.
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* A traveler said: "Well spoken, with great English. We enjoyed every moment of our tour with you. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thank you."


Walking Tour Chennai

Walking Tour Chennai

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4
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.70
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$12.70
Experience authentic Chennai on this amazing walking tour of the old town with our fun and entertaining storytellers. This walking tour will give you a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. Our walks are blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote laced with mildly scurrilous talk about past and present celebrities and defunct royals. We will cover some of the city highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk.
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* A traveler said: "Vicky and Sharmini were great hosts. They explained each site in much detail and also allowed ample time for us to take many pictures. They were both super accommodating and I would surely recommend anyone to take this walking tour when visiting Chennai."


Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai with Guide & pick up drop

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72
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.40
Price varies by group size
From
$140.40
Price varies by group size
Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailasanathar temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's Penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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* A traveler said: "This was one of 3 tours we did with 5 Senses. All went very well, including an excellent guide, Kannan, good driver, and lovely Indian lunch. This is a trip that is well worth doing. It is grat to get out of the bustle of Chennai, and the sites are well worth visiting. Unfortunately we had some heavy rain on our day, so didn't get the best out of the trip. But fortunately 5 Senses provided some excellent photos so we could see what it would have looked like in sunshine!"


Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch

Full-Day Guided Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai with Lunch

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77
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
Price varies by group size
From
$115.00
Price varies by group size
Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
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* A traveler said: "Lovely tour with Kannan and local tour guide. Would recommend!! The drive was pleasant and the sites were exquisite."


Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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7
  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.44
Price varies by group size
From
$37.44
Price varies by group size
Chennai is full of old heritage buildings, from ancient Pallava-era temples to colonial-era churches and public buildings constructed under British rule. This tour takes you to some of the most interesting structures, from the 7th-century Kapaleeswarar Temple to the 20th-century Ripon Building, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
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* A traveler said: "Ranjith was an excellent driver and guide. He was very flexible and accommodating, able to tailor the tour to our own requirements and his local knowledge was excellent. Highly recomment this tour as a quick way to see all the main sights in Chennai in easy way."


Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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3
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.67
Price varies by group size
From
$122.67
Price varies by group size
The coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, reach Mahabalipuram in comfort by private vehicle—with entry fees and round-trip transportation from your Chennai hotel included. Explore the Cave temples and rock sculptures with your guide to lead the way, and gain insight into Mahabalipuram’s fascinating 7th-century history.
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* A traveler said: "This tour was wonderful. The driver and guides were knowledgable. Got to see the Crocodile bank too."


An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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5
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.32
Price varies by group size
From
$44.32
Price varies by group size
Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Mahabalipuram, the seaside Tamil Nadu city famous for its UNESCO-listed rock-cut caves and monuments. See impressive, three-dimensional illustrations of the Mahabharata—India’s national epic—cut from colossal stones, and marvel at the ancient coastal Shore Temple. Tours include complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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* A traveler said: "Very glad we took this tour! This was my second tour with Ranjith and we arrived at Croc Bank just as it opened and enjoyed seeing all the reptiles. We had the option of hiring a guide to the temples for 1700 rupees and it was well worth it to learn about the many deities and their reincarnations as well as the discovery of some of them after 2004 tsunami and restoration process. We were fortunate to visit one temple on the eve of a big celebration and see the preparations as well as receive a blessing. We overlooked the beach for lunch and the fresh seafood was perfect. We spent about 20 minutes shopping, no pressure, Would highly recommend this tour."


Private South Indian Cooking Class and Market Visit in Chennai

Private South Indian Cooking Class and Market Visit in Chennai

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3
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.54
Price varies by group size
From
$72.54
Price varies by group size
Discover the secrets of South Indian cuisine during a 5-hour culinary experience at a private home in Chennai. Begin by visiting the local market with your chef-instructor to select ingredients and see typical foods. Then dive into your cooking lesson and learn to prepare several rice and vegetable dishes. When the food is ready, enjoy your feast in the company of your host for the perfect introduction to South Indian culinary traditions and family life. Includes vegetarian lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and tips from your local host.
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* A traveler said: "Jayshree was a wonderful teacher. Her husband showed us around a local vegetable market with explanations of all the regional fruits and veggies. Upon arrival to the beautiful home, we were given a welcoming tea. The hosts shared many amazing stories and experiences. Throughout the whole session, Jayshree kept a close watch but let us do most of the cooking. The dishes that we prepared were true representations of southern Indian cuisine. She even shared some of her secret recipes which I look forward to making at home. I would certainly recommend this experience to everyone and would suggest to come hungry! You'll surely be satisfied."


Authentic Indian Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Chennai
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$20.27
Punjabi cuisine is enjoyed across India for its delicate flavors and spice balances, but getting the recipes right every time isn’t easy. On this cookery experience in Chennai, visit the home of a local chef and prepare a delicious 4-course meal of delicacies such as Tikka Masala or Tandoori Paneer. Under the watchful eye of your host, explore Punjab’s diverse flavors and find out what makes this regional cuisine special.
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Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai

Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai

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6
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$52.00
Price varies by group size
From
$52.00
Price varies by group size
Plenty of visitors get to enjoy South Indian cooking, but few travelers learn how to master local delicacies. Get insider access to South India’s celebrated culinary culture, with recipes passed down over generations. Learn to cook traditional Tamil dishes with a local host, from paper-thin dosas to homemade mango pickles. You’ll also get to munch on the savory meal that you helped prepare, served on a banana leaf.
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* A traveler said: "It was awesome experience with Mrs Jyashree. I learned basic southern indian dishes (making dosa was so fun), and enjoyed her amazing meals. Also she gave me the recipes and mixed spices for first time, so my family could enjoy the dishes which I made after back from India."


Private In-Home Vegetarian Cooking Class and Meal in Chennai

Private In-Home Vegetarian Cooking Class and Meal in Chennai

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4
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.27
Price varies by group size
From
$36.27
Price varies by group size
Learn to make several South Indian dishes during a 3-hour private cooking lesson in a family home in Chennai. Prepare two to three vegetarian dishes—such as curry, dosas, or idli—and learn about the culinary traditions of South India as you cook and eat your lunch or dinner with your host and her family. Includes cooking lesson and meal with local chef.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent information concerning Indian Cuisine, culture background and healthy food. The meal was delicious."


Food Walk Tour Chennai

Food Walk Tour Chennai

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4
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$18.56
From
$18.56
Chennai is a royal destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by some thoughtful people for generations. We have designed this amazing experience for you with an intention to take you to these places for food tasting, so that you can also cherish this food, feast your taste buds and have a fabulous and lasting impression.
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* A traveler said: "Sharmini was great! Very easy to understand. Not only did we try amazing foods, she explained the background stories behind them. Would highly recommend. Come hungry... lots of food to try!"


Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai

Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai

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3
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
From
$64.00
While visiting Chennai, get an authentic experience of local life during a private 3-hour cooking lesson, market visit, and meal with your chef-host in her family home. Start by selecting ingredients at the neighborhood market, then return to your host's kitchen for a cooking lesson that covers up to five South Indian recipes. The meal might consist of dishes like rasam (spiced lentil soup), vegetable stew or curry, dosas, and other savory treats. Then sit down with your host to feast on the meal that you helped to make.
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The Georgetown Bazaar Walking tour by Wonder tours

The Georgetown Bazaar Walking tour by Wonder tours

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3
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.07
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$25.07
On this tour, we explore the busy neighbourhood of Georgetown. This area consists of well-established specialised bazaars, with small winding streets, warehouses, covered wholesale markets, street stalls and retail shops. Originally called ‘Black Town’, the area came up in the late 1600s after the founding of Fort St. George. Local people settled here to trade and do business with the fort. A portion of Black Town was flattened in the 1700’s, to provide an open area outside Fort St George. The residents of Blacktown re-settled just beyond the open area, in what was called New Black Town. In the mid 1800’s, the open area (old Black Town) was used to construct the grand building of Madras High Court. In 1910, when King George visited India, Blacktown was renamed Georgetown. Today Georgetown continues to be a busy market area, selling everything under the sun: bangles, fabrics, fruits, vegetables, spices, stationery, jewellery, etc.
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Food trail in Sowcarpet Market by Wonder tours

Food trail in Sowcarpet Market by Wonder tours

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2
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.68
From
$30.68
This is a food walk in the Sowcarpet, to introduce you to the traditional cuisine of south India.Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward this small-group walking tour of the Sowcarpet Market: where a multitude of stalls serve the staples that keep Chennaites sustained. Let a guide navigate the market so you don’t get lost, taste popular foods at tried-and-trusted stands, and get the full lowdown on local delicacies that you wouldn’t hear on your own. Discover Chennai’s street foods on a Sowcarpet Market food walking tour Find and hear about dishes with a guide for insight, tips, and navigation Taste snacks such as savory chaats, and hear food trivia you’d miss alone All-you-can-eat street food tour, limited to 10 for personalized feel
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Private Georgetown Bazaar Walk by Wonder tours

Private Georgetown Bazaar Walk by Wonder tours

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1
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.56
Price varies by group size
From
$40.56
Price varies by group size
On this tour, we explore the busy neighbourhood of Georgetown. This area consists of well-established specialised bazaars, with small winding streets, warehouses, covered wholesale markets, street stalls and retail shops. Originally called ‘Black Town’, the area came up in the late 1600s after the founding of Fort St. George. Local people settled here to trade and do business with the fort. A portion of Black Town was flattened in the 1700’s, to provide an open area outside Fort St George. The residents of Blacktown re-settled just beyond the open area, in what was called New Black Town. In the mid 1800’s, the open area (old Black Town) was used to construct the grand building of Madras High Court. In 1910, when King George visited India, Blacktown was renamed Georgetown. Today Georgetown continues to be a busy market area, selling everything under the sun: bangles, fabrics, fruits, vegetables, spices, stationery, jewellery, etc.
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Shopping and Bazaar trail in Chennai

Shopping and Bazaar trail in Chennai

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1
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.00
Price varies by group size
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$96.00
Price varies by group size
Shopping in Chennai is a great way to imbibe the rich culture of this ancient city. On this Shopping in Chennai Tour you will get to visit a wholesale market for fruits, flowers and vegetables, a market dedicated to leather, antique and junk bazaar, Burma bazaar flea market, a fish market and an art and crafts shop. This is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport, lunch and the services of a full-time tour guide
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Private Market Tour and South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with Srividya

Private Market Tour and South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with Srividya

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1
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.47
Price varies by group size
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$55.47
Price varies by group size
Learn how to cook two or three popular South Indian dishes and sit down to try even more with this cooking class. Your host, Srividya, will show you how to prepare a few dishes before sitting down with you to dine on a variety of dishes. Depending on availability, you may even get to have your meal in the traditional way: served on a banana leaf.
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* A traveler said: "I had excellent time with Mrs Srividya. We cooked spiced sweet potato, green vegetable curry, rasam soup, pineapple raita and she explained each step of cooking with seasonal vegetables. Simple but tasty, also helped to understand about spices which used in southern indian cooking. Then enjoyed meals on banana leaf including some other dishes she prepared. On the way back to hotel I bought some ingredient at the supermarket near her place so now I can enjoy the menu I learned from her at home."


Cook and Dine with a Local Family in Chennai

Cook and Dine with a Local Family in Chennai

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1
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$27.74
From
$27.74
Indian cuisine contains a lot of regional variety, and travelers to Chennai can learn all about the food of Bengal during this home-based cooking class. Your instructor is an experienced home cook rather than a professional chef, so you’ll be introduced to dishes that you can recreate simply at home. Enjoy eating your creations together afterwards, and learn about ordinary life in India through your hostess.
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Private South Indian Vegetarian Dining with a Local Near the Chennai Airport

Private South Indian Vegetarian Dining with a Local Near the Chennai Airport

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1
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.14
Price varies by group size
From
$34.14
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a private and authentic home cooked meal with your host Uma. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy traditional South Indian cuisine with a creative twist made by a local who lives close to the airport. Uma is a South Indian vegetarian who has honed her culinary skills cooking for her extended Indian family for nearly three decades. An expert cook, she says she can convert any diehard non-vegetarian into a vegetable lover. ​Uma lives in the Guindy neighborhood of Chennai, about a 15-min drive from the Chennai airport as you head into the city. Her home is also close to the ITC Grand Chola, Ramada Plaza and Park Hyatt hotels. This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine either when you arrive into Chennai or on your way out!
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* A traveler said: "An excellent event with nice food. Uma and her friend Mali (spelling?) were excellent hosts and their English was excellent - so we were able to have interesting and detailed discussions on a variety of subjects. The house can be difficult to find, so you or your driver will need a mobile phone to navigate the last 100 metres or so."


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