7 Days 6 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai airport/ railway station, meet our representative & transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore nearby areas or do some shopping at the local market in Chennai. Overnight stay at Chennai.
Day 02: Chennai
After breakfast proceed for local Sightseeing – The Capital city of
Tamilnadu and the main Center of this region, visit Gandhi
Memorial, Fort St. George, Kapaleshwar temple, Parthasarthy
Temple, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple Pantheon Museum & Art
Gallery, Old Light house and Marina beach. Overnight at Chennai.
Day 03: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Mahabalipuram. En route visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a golden city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines is one of the seven most sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Visit its famous temples, Kailash Nath temple, Ekambareshwaram temple, Sri Kamakshi temple etc. Thereafter continue your drive to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) . Upon arrival check in hotel, Rest of the day is at leisure or free for your own activities. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & depart for Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Local Sightseeing – built in 7th century this ancient Pallava Fort, 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. At the mouth of the river Palar, on large granite hall about 1 km in length from north to south is the site of many monuments, like The Descent of Ganges also known as Arjuna’s Penance, this open air sculpture showing the descent of the holy River, Krishna Mandap, The Rathas and the Shore temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.
Day 05: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
After breakfast check out from Mahabalipuram & proceed to Pondicherry. En-route visit Tiruvannamallai. It is an important pilgrim center dedicated to Lord Shiva and is visited by a large number of devotees all round the world. On arrival in Pondicherry transfer to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is at leisure or you can take a nice stroll around the old Portuguese colonies. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.
Day 06: Pondicherry
After breakfast depart to local sightseeing of Pondicherry. Carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down. Visiting Arbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo’s ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Afternoon, visit Auroville – a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony; Vardaraja Perumal Temple, Vedapureswarar Temple & Manakula Vinayagar Temple war memorial, & Town Hall. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 07: Pondicherry – Chennai departure
Today after breakfast check out from hotel & later depart to Chennai station/airport for your onward journey.