Meet up at the West Gate of Marundeeswarar Temple at 7:00 am and start your visit of the Marundeeswarar Temple, a 1200-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with spectacular Dravidian-style architecture.
At the Marundeeswarar Temple, you can participate in the morning Pooja ceremony as locals gather to praise the temple deity. Marundeeswarar Lingam, which is believed to have formed naturally - not to have been sculpted by human hands. Learn the stories and legends behind this historic, spiritual place, which is said to hold magical healing powers, curing believers of illness and disease.
Post ceremony you will enjoy a traditional south Indian breakfast at a local restaurant. Devour the rich flavours of Chennai with a dosa, one of the locals' favorite dishes. After breakfast you will be taken through the ancient arts with a visit to the renowned Kalakshetra Dance Academy. This academy is a vital center for artists focused on the ancient dance form of Bharatanatyam, Carnatic vocals, and instrumental music. Learn more about the time-honored art and witness young dancers and musicians learning the techniques and “mudras” (movements). Explore an art gallery dedicated to regional art and aesthetics.
Finish up your cultural Chennai tour by boarding a tuk tuk and riding it through the streets back to the Marundeeswarar Temple, the departure point.