Walking Tours in India

Whats is a Walking Tour?

Wikipedia says "walking tour is a tour of a historical or cultural site undertaken on foot, frequently in an urban setting." To put it in plain English, walking tours are nothing but exploring the city by walk. Walking Tours makes us to feel more local than any guided tour. Usually walking tours are day trips or sight seeing holidays on which the participants primarily travel on foot. 


(Soure: goindia.co.in)


Famous Tourist spots in Tamilnadu!

Introduction

Tamilnadu - Archaeological evidence points to this area being one of the longest continuous habitations in the Indian peninsula. A Neolithic stone celt (a hand-held axe) with the Indus script on it was discovered at Sembian-Kandiyur near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu. Three dynasties, namely the CheraChola and Pandya, ruled the area of present-day Tamil Nadu and KeralaBesides these three dynasties, the Sangam era Tamilakam (Tamil homeland) was also divided into various provinces named 'nadu', meaning 'country'.

Tourist Spots:

Chennai (Madras) — the capital of Tamil Nadu. One of India's four greatest cities.
Madurai — Athens of the East, a place of great historical and cultural importance, and the oldest city in Tamil Nadu.
Tiruchirappalli — famous for temples like Malaikottai, Srirangam, Thiruvanai Kovil, Samaya puram, Vekkali amman, Vayalore
Kanniyakumari — the southern most tip of the Indian mainland.
Mamallapuram — ancient temples and modern stone carvers, outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture
Thanjavur / Kumbakonam— fine old architecture and exquisite handicrafts
Hill stations - Ooty, Kodaikanal , Yercaud and Valparai
Kanchipuram-temples and sarees
Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple
Thirumayam - 7th century archaeological wonder. Oldest vishnu temple.




Walking Tours in Tamilnadu:



(Source: tripadvisor.com)


Since most of the tourist attractions here are temples, is there any walking tours in Tamilnadu? YES
There are free and paid walking tours in different selected cities. They are as follows:

Chennai (Madras)

Storytrails
Fee: (contact for price)
Phone Number: +919940040215
Website: http://www.storytrails.in/

Blaffer Food Tours
Fee: (contact for price)
Phone Number: +918056202141
Website: http://www.blaffer.in/

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(Source: wikipedia)

Madurai

Madurai Inhabitants
Fee: (contact for price)
Phone Number: +919976416455
Website: http:///www.maduraiinhabitants.com/

Vanakkam Madurai
Fee: (contact for price)
Phone Number: +9177080 55935
Website: http://www.vanakkammadurai.com/

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(Soure: onefivenine)

Thanjavur (Tanjore)

WalkWithUs
Fee: FREE (Only free tour in Tamilnadu, but on certain days. Mail them to know more.) 
Phone Number: +919892427312
E-Mail: contact@walkwithus.in
Website: http://www.walkwithus.in/



(Source: twad)

If you have better suggestions please let me know. Will keep you posted about more tours companies. 




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