A Carnatic Musical Storytelling Experience in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Formerly known as Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of the greatest cities in the Indian South.
The biggest city in south India in terms of population (12 million), Chennai is a place of trade, commerce, education, culture, arts, literature—and most importantly, a city of dreams.
If you are in town, you are sure to enjoy its beautiful beaches (Marine Beach tops the list), glorious temples, succulent cuisine, museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks.
In 2017, Chennai was added to UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network List due to its vibrant cultural scene, festive events and robust heritage attractions.
But the one thing that keeps drawing tens of thousands of global lovers of music, singing, and performance arts is the centuries-old tradition of Carnatic music and storytelling.
Carnatic music is an art form that is believed to have originated in the south of India. Chennai is now the heart and soul of this ancient tradition. Combining ritual and storytelling, these musical performances typically take place at the temple.
The city hosts one of the world’s largest music and dance festival known as Margazhi Maha Utsam (Dance and Music Festival) which feature many Carnatic music events.
Highlights of the Tour
- A unique introduction to the world of Carnatic Music by a guided who is a Carnatic artist.
- Exclusive historical overview of the history and evolution of Carnatic Music.
- A brief introduction to the rituals performed at temples during renditions, and the symbolism behind them.
- An entertaining music performance.
- Interaction with the artists and performers.
- Cost of Guide
- bottled water and snacks
- Parking and toll
Our exclusive “Carnatic Musical Storytelling Experience” is designed to introduce you to this amazing world of music.
Conducted by a splendid Carnatic musician, our tour will give you an insightful introduction to the history, mythology and rituals associated with Carnatic music and temples. Some of the songs and hymns will also be translated into English for your ease.
Note: the tour typically takes 3-4 hours and is available from Monday to Saturday.