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Kapaleeshwarar Temple Tours and Activities

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Chennai’s most famous temple, the 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple honors the god Shiva with shrines dedicated to many other deities in the South Indian pantheon. The working temple offers a good example of classical Dravidian architecture, with a stepped pyramid design blanketed in colorful statues of gods, demons, warriors and royalty.

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Daily 5am-12pm & 4pm-8pm
North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai
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Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.14
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$26.14

Chennai city tour in private car with guide & lunch for a cultural immersion

Chennai city tour in private car with guide & lunch for a cultural immersion

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Spend your day exploring Chennai's cultural hub of Mylapore, with this day tour. Your morning will be spent visiting the iconic 7th-century Kapaleeshwar Temple and the San Thome Basilica, followed by a traditional South Indian lunch in a local restaurant and visit the shrine at Ramakrishna Math, followed by a visit to the 17th-century Fort Saint George before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

Private Peacock Trail Walking Tour in Mylapore

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Delving into Chennai’s Mylapore neighborhood independently could mean you skim over some landmarks and cultural insights, or lose your bearings. This private walking tour ensures you cover the highlights and enjoy observations on local life you’d likely miss alone. Follow the heritage Peacock Trail to the Kapaleeshwara Temple and other sights, and hear tales of Chennai's religion and culture. A tuk tuk ride, snacks, and choice of departures are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.80
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$60.80
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Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

Chennai City Sightseeing Tour

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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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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.44
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$37.44
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Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

Ancient Temples Tour in Chennai

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Chennai is home to some of India's most beautiful examples of Dravidian temple architecture, and you'll get to see some of the city's finest with this tour of sacred and religious sites. Highlights include the Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Mylapore), which dates back some 300 years and the even older Sri Parthasarathy Temple (Triplicane), which was first established way back in the 8th century.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.51
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$33.51
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An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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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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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.32
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$94.32
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Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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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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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.60
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$45.60
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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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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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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.40
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$140.40
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Walking Tour Chennai

Walking Tour Chennai

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.26
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$12.26

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

Private Tour: Half-Day Chennai Sightseeing with Government Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple

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First time in Chennai? Make the most of a private guide and flexible itinerary on this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Unveil the secrets of Chennai’s rich history and heritage as you tour the fascinating Government Museum and admire the 17th-century Fort St George. Then, keep your camera poised as you drive along the scenic Marina Beach and visit the stunning Kapaleeshwar Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

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Discover the heritage of Chennai (Madras) on a full-day tour that features the diverse architecture found in the city. See prime examples of Indo-Saracenic style, which flourished in the 19th century as British architects combined Britain Gothic styles with India's Indo-Islamic architecture. Includes pickup and drop-off, and private transportation.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.40
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$35.40
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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

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Explore the highlights of Chennai on a full-day private tour of the city. See the St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, San Thome Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum, and get photo ops of architectural gems like the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the High Court.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00

Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour

Chennai Cultural Heritage Tour

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Explore several of Chennai’s most must-see religious landmarks during this three-for-one guided tour. Admire the Dravidian architecture of world-famous, 7th-century Kapaleeshwarar Temple, follow worshippers to bustling Parthasarathy Temple, and learn about the city’s Portuguese heritage at St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica. Tours include hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private air-conditioned vehicle for added comfort.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.83
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$37.83
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Mylapore Walking tour with Breakfast by Wonder tours

Mylapore Walking tour with Breakfast by Wonder tours

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Explore one of Chennai's most interesting neighborhoods on foot with this walking tour of Mylapore. You'll get to visit the famous Kapalesshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Portuguese San Thome Church, walk through colorful markets, and try out some traditional South Indian snacks at the famous Saravana Bhavan restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.52
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$24.52

Private Mylapore trail walking tour by wonder tours

Private Mylapore trail walking tour by wonder tours

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During this walk, you will visit the temple in the company of our knowledgeable guide. We will also walk through the surrounding areas, where you can see Mylapore in all its crowded chaos. The jewellers, silk merchants, fruit and vegetable sellers and the flower vendors in the bazaars provide a colourful backdrop to the temple. The walk takes us through small lanes with old-style homes, through silk shops, stores selling music and religious memorablia, ‘kutcheri’ auditoriums, etc. Visit the Kapaleeshwara Temple, the Santhome Church, and walk through the by-lanes of Mylapore during this 3-hour tour. The tour is mostly on foot with a short stretch in an auto-rickshaw (local tuk-tuk) that are arranged and included in the tour and it will end with south Indian refreshments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Vizag to Chennai Beaches & Valley on East Coast

Vizag to Chennai Beaches & Valley on East Coast

Seven days private tour include visit to Vizag, Araku Valley, Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Nellore, Venkatagiri Fort, Tirupati & Chennai in its itinerary. Explore Vizag a port city & industrial center on the Bay of Bengal known for its beaches & museum. Make an excursion to Araku Valley an enticing hill station with millions year old limestone Borra Caves. Drive to Kakinada & enjoy boat safari in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Then drive to Machilipatnam known for fishing hamlet & long beaches. Visit Ranganatha Temple an architectural marvel at Nellore. While on the way to Chennai visit Venkatagiri Fort in dense forest & Tirupati one of the richest temple in India.
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  • 7 days
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$1,308.00
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$1,308.00
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Chennai Full Day Guided Tour in a Private Car

Chennai Full Day Guided Tour in a Private Car

8-hour guided tour of Chennai and explore the tourist destinations around the city. Complimentary snacks at a local restaurant.A Chennai that covers popular landmarks like Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Marina Beach & Chennai Lighthouse, Vivekananda House, Fort St. George and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.46
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$120.46
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Colonial Coromandel with Tranquebar

Colonial Coromandel with Tranquebar

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence.
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  • 12 hours
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$1,584.00
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$1,584.00
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Colonial Coromandal With Tranquebar Danish Quarter

Colonial Coromandal With Tranquebar Danish Quarter

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence.
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  • 12 days
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$1,866.67
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$1,866.67
Price varies by group size

6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

6 Days - The best of Tamil Nadu South India

Enjoy amazing 6 days tour of Tamil Nadu offering with pre-booked 03 stat accommodations and English speaking driver for all transfers & sightseeing as per tour program - A land of cultural and religious heritage, offers every chance to its tourists and pilgrims to be enchanted with the vast plethora of history and beauty that it has. It is a blend of both- the modern and the ancient, which makes Tamil Nadu a beautiful destination to explore and experience our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present. Tamil Nadu, a South Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$605.28
From
$605.28

Beach Holidays At Tranquebar-The Danish Village

Beach Holidays At Tranquebar-The Danish Village

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.And Pondicherry has a great story on its French days which is still quite eminent in the culture.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Pondicherry and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence which are incorporated with the local life.The fishermen community in Tranquebar is and interesting case study for philanthropists.
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  • 12 days
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$1,461.34
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$1,461.34
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Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Private Half-Day Tour in Chennai - India's Gateway to the South

Discover Chennai on this private half-day tour. Visit the oldest English fortress in India and learn about its role in contemporary Tamil Nadu. Head to the Government Museum and National Gallery to admire palm-leaf manuscripts, Amravati paintings, and rare works by celebrated artists like Raja Ravi Varma. Visit a 7th Century temple and enjoy a drive along Chennai’s beautiful waterfront.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Chennai- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days)

Chennai- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days)

This package is specially designed for the travelers who would like to book the city tour with airport transfers, sightseeing and accommodation. This tour include private airport transfer with assistance, 2 Nights hotels accommodation with breakfast, 1 full day guided city tour with monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
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  • 3 days
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$304.72
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$304.72
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Chennai sightseeing with Monuments Entrances

Chennai sightseeing with Monuments Entrances

This tour include visit to Fort St. George & Museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Dakshina Chitra, Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Temple and Marina Beach. Pick up and drop off from your hotel, entrances to monuments mentioned in the itinerary and English speaking guide service is well included.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
Price varies by group size
From
$96.00
Price varies by group size

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What are Kapaleeshwarar Temple hours of operation?
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple hours of operation: Daily 5am-12pm & 4pm-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Kapaleeshwarar Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kapaleeshwarar Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kapaleeshwarar Temple costs USD 12.26. Guided Kapaleeshwarar Temple tours start around USD 12.26 per person.
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