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Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry Tour

5 nights/ 6 days

Destination Covered: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry -Chennai

01 Day:  Chennai
Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel.
After lunch at hotel, half day sightseeing tour, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple and Marine beach. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
02 Day:  Chennai – Mahabalipuram (70 kms)
Afternoon visit the city - built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipooram, this ancient Pallava port, is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town , shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. The rock carvings depicting mythological episodes - of demons, Gods and animals in battle and others - are truly poems in stone. The only shore temple which remains here is the spectacular two - spired shrine, unique because it houses both Lord Shiva and the Lord Vishnu in its sanctum-sanctorum. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
03 Day: Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram
After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram ( 60 kms/01.50 hrs ) – is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara , Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Lunch at local restaurant and later drive back to Mamallapooram for overnight stay at hotel.
04 Day: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry ( 162Kms / 4Hrs)
Today on we drive to Pondicherry at a distance of 162km . After we reach we embark on half day city tour to Aurobindo Ashram, you will be transported to a world of bliss and peace. Here the day starts with meditation and visitors are allowed to take a look of Sri Aurobindo and his chief disciple Mother's room. You will also visit the Pondicherry Museum where among the artifacts you will see the discoveries of Arikamedu, Chola bronze items. You spend the night at Pondicherry .
05 Day: Pondicherry
Today day free. Relax on the beautifull beaches of Pondicherry. Overnight stay at the hote.
06 Day: Pondicherry - Chennai (170 kms)
Today after breakfast drive to Chennai. On arrival we transfer you to the airport/train station for onward destination. 




    -Accommodation on double sharing basis
    -Daily breakfast
    -A/C Indigo car for all transfers and intercity travel (sightseeing).
    -All toll tax, parking, fuel charge and driver allowance etc.
    -All applicable taxes.


    -Monuments entrance fees
    -Any air/train fare
    -All expenses of personal nature like phone calls, tips, laundry, camera fee etc.
    -Any other expenses not mentioned under includes items