Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Chennai India by Tour Guide Chandan S. (Guide #3762)


Ewen Mcpherson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Really enjoyed this tour with Chandan , he was great company, relaxed, knowledgeable and passionate about the historic and creative aspects of the site. Go to his recommended seafood restaurant for lunch...it's amazing!

Limor Tomer

United States
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

an excellent guide! highly recommended. Smart, sophisticated, knowledgeable. I had a fantastic tour.

Jenny Mosley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Jul 9/17

I thoroughly enjoyed my days outing with Chandan. He is a very scholarly, erudite young man who knows his history. He took me to Fort St George and his passion and interesting slant on the history of India was very infectious. He brought history alive for me and has made me dash off and uncover all sorts of resource books and documentaries. He balances seriousness with charming idiosyncratic visits which spice up your day. We had such a lovely time and I would highly recommend

Arthur Cummings

United States
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: May 18/17

My wife and I enjoyed a terrific one day tour of Chennai with Chandan. It was very hot and he made sure to keep us hydrated with some of the local tender coconuts and sweet lime juice! Chandan is extremely knowledgeable about not only the history of the city but India at large as well. We learned a lot about the evolution of Indian culture and society, art and religion. It was a motor tour and his ability to navigate the traffic and streets was truly impressive. Fluent in English and tremendous guide.

Kevin Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

Chandan gave myself and my wife a wonderful tour of Chennai. He is a tremendously knowledgeable guide and I can heartily recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch, insightful and thoroughly entertaining day tour experience. Chandan knows all the best spots to visit in Chennai, while having an encyclopaedic grasp of the history of India as a whole stretching back through the millennia, along with a great sense of humour. We only wish we had a few more days here to take another splendid tour with him.

Dennis Anthony

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

We spent last Sunday 19th March in Chennai which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative. The mix of places visited were varied and interesting. We particularly found the Museum exhibit of Chola bronzes fascinating and beautiful. We will recommend tours by locals to friends and will use them again when we travel. Dennis and Christine Anthony

Diane Rigo

United States
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Tour: Chennai - History, Heritage Private Tour, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date: Mar 2/17

Chandan is an exceptional guide who is fabulously knowledgeable about Chennai and Indian history and culture. His enthusiasm is so infectious that we were sorry we only had 4 hours to spend with him.

Jonathan Abendschein

United States
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Dec 27/16

Linda Barrett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Dec 26/16

Wow, what a day. Chandan was a fantastic guide on our tour. He has a wealth of knowledge and with great passion. He is a beautiful man that delivers 100%. No question was unanswered & even brought my husband Darren to react with 'goosebumps' as he had a connection with a part of history that Chandan was so elequently describing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Chandan also helped us with great suggestions for our onward travels in S. India. We will treasure this day for the rest of our lives.

Denise Selati

United States
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

A great day---very interesting and Chandan was a great guide

Stephen Fairs-Hall

Cayman Islands
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Nov 16/16

Sorry for taking so long in writing this review. WE had the pleasure of Chandan and his father Ben's company in Chennai in November of 2016. Thanks to you and your father (Ben) we discovered so much about every aspect of not only Chennai.But also the religion and life of that part of India. Despite the chaos caused by the currency restrictions being imposed at that time you and Ben (a retired professor) showed us so much that we have to come back, this time to visit Pondicherry.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Stephen, thank you very much for the kind review, and asking after me. I have completely recovered, and am back on track in all ways! I do hope I see you guys again very very soon!

Craig W.

New Zealand
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Nov 8/16

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour by Chandan and were very impressed with both his knowledge and his cheerfully and thoughtfully answering of all of our many questions. After hearing of our interest in education, religion, and political science, Chandan kept us fascinated and riveted with interesting stories that gave us a window into the local and national scene. We felt very lucky to have him as our guide. Highly recommended!

Andrew Peters

United Kingdom
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Tour: Intensely South India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date: Aug 26/16

We enjoyed a really intense 16 day tour of Southern India. We saw, smelt, felt, tasted and heard a true slice of Southern India. From chaotic, frantic Chennai, orderly Pondicherry, 70's futuristic Auroville, via the devout temples of Tamil Nadu to the beautiful mountains of the Western Ghats, on to a houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala ending in Kochi. A lifelong memory of a journey, with a great driver in a spacious vehicle for the 5 of us, mainly with Chandan's father, a very characterful guide.

Lynn Brooks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

As Chandan was already booked,we had his knowledgable father as our guide .As a professsor ,he was passionate about the culture & history of the places we visited & made the carvings come alive.Missed out on our tour of a village as we overan on the architecture,which was a pity. A charming,educated man who loved England & the British,but sadly now retiring to another area of India.Skip the crocodile show on the way there as we did as its wastes time for better things & is a tourist trap.

Kate Torrens

Australia
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Jan 27/16

I really enjoyed my tour of Chennai with Chandan. He's a great guide, really informative and interesting to talk to. I think i got much more out of my day in Chennai on this tour than I would have just sightseeing on my own.

Ronda Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Nov 26/15

I went on the Mahabalipuram tour with my two children ages 9 and 12. Chandan interacted wonderfully will the children and made the tour fun. The area was beautiful and Chandan was very knowledgable about the sculptures and stories. We will be returning to Chennai and look forward to booking another tour!

Tricia Fastje

India
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Tour: #25020, Art History of South India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Sep 7/15

Chandon was a superb tour guide. He took me to all the places I requested, was great at explaining this history and culture, and we ate awesome dishes. I would highly recommend Chandon.

David Cormack

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Feb 7/15

Great day out and I learned a lot. Day developed well with a few choice sites while he figured out my needs which was to get in amongst those who live in Chennai. The bronze works and stone works in the museum must be seen but mostly I really enjoyed the market and the traditional linen store - a real throwback to the 1930's and possibly before - four people to check me out, all sitting beside each other in a row - brilliant. A very professional yet personal day with someone who cares about where he lives

Denis Lacroix

Canada
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Dec 9/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There was a misunderstanding with the customer regarding transport cost for this 2 week tour. To set things right, the customer was refunded the entire sum - to not leave a bad taste. Unfortunately it still seems to have.

David Falconer

Australia
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Tour: Intensely South India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date: Aug 18/14

Chandan Seetheram cheated us out of US$500. I would not recommend him to anyone!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have discussed the issue with Chandan and we was very sorry for the misunderstood with the traveler and accepted to provide him a full refund.

Michael Hostetter

United States
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Jun 7/14

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Chanda. He is an engaging and outgoing guide who is very knowledgeable about Tamil history and traditions. He provides great insight into the background of the sights and makes it very interesting. Anyone looking for a guide in Chennai should use him.

Bill Q.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25020, Art History and Contemporary Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Apr 12/14

A very special and unusual request / tour. Focused on Family History research - all objectives met and some very special memories acquired. Thank you.

Heather Jacobs

Australia
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Tour: #25021, Chennai and Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Dec 21/13

We spent two days with Chandan and it was a fantastic experience. He's very professional and dedicated himself to making sure we had a great time and got the most out of our trip. He's a great storyteller, very entertaining and funny and very well informed about the history of Chennai and surrounding areas. He really made our trip extra special and worked several hours overtime each day to make sure we saw everything. A highlight was the trip to an orphanage. One of the best tour guides you could have.

Ed Dombrowski

United States
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Nov 10/13

Chandan was an outstanding guide. Very friendly, knowledgeable and easy going, he made me feel very much at ease and comfortable during my very first day in India. His tour was well paced and I never felt rushed even though we covered a lot of ground. The car we rode in was clean and comfortable. He even went out of his way to help me out of a jam after the tour was over even though he had no obligation to do so. Chandan comes highly recommended.

Stephanie Canavan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Nov 2/13

My colleague and I were looking for a one day tour before heading back to Europe after a business trip. Mahabalipuram seemed like a perfect spot, and it was. Chandan was an interesting guide with real insight to the history and the area. We had a great time looking at and admiring the carvings showing a magnificant past. We were also really thankful that Chandan took us on as it was Diwali and we were uncertain if we would get anyone to take us out. Great job, we'll be back.

Antoine Beeks

United States
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Tour: #25021, Hair Sourcing for Antoine Beek, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Sep 25/13

Chandan was the best. He took his time with me and he made everything so much easier. Without him this trip would not have been possible. After spending a couple of days with Chandan, I now consider him a good friend. Thanks a lot for everything.

John Paul Macdonald

Saint Hubert, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #25030, Chennai and Mahabalipuram 2 day tour, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Dec 10/12

Chandan's tailored two-day tour was just what we were looking for. A city tour of Chennai and Mahabalipuram with a mix of the local people and culture as well as the usual tourism high points. Chandan is extremely knowledgeable, professional and unabashed in his enthusiasm and frankness about his subject matter. Thinking we already knew India, Chandan introduced us to Tamil Nadu, a part of the country of which we were totally unaware. We had fun while learning a lot. Great job, Chandan, thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your review John! It was indeed a pleasure hosting you!

Fiona MacLennan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25030, Kanchipuram: Silk, Shrines and Saints., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Feb 25/12

Excellent tour to Kanchipuram. Very informative guide and carefull driver. Top marks to both. Thanks for a most enjoyable day.

Fred L. I.

United States
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Tour: #25020, Art History of South India, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Feb 7/12

Excellent !!

Michael Deyholos

Canada
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Tour: #25021, Mahabalipuram: South Indian Art, History and Culture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India    view tour
Date: Oct 29/11

Wow! This tour could not have been any better. The temples and caves carved from solid rock at Mahabalipuram are amazing, even without considering that they are over 1000 years old. The journey to and from Mahabalipuram was equally as fascinating, with many opportunities for cultural experience and brief stops at cafes and temples along the way. Chandan was an excellent guide; very personable and knowledgeable about both contemporary and ancient India. You will not regret taking this tour!