Assistance on arrival at Chennai Airport you will be received by our representative and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at Chennai Hotel.
Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram as it is famously known, is a historically important and well-loved tourist location situated on the Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal, in the state of Tamil Nadu.Once the abode of the famous demon king Mahabali, Mahabalipuram was later renamed Mamallapuram. The serenity, the alluring atmosphere and the impressive setting with many beautiful white sandy beaches dotted with casuarina trees are all reasons as to why one would want to visit this wonderful town. The best time to plan a trip to Mahabalipuram is when the winter season sets in, which is between October and March. The climate remains good with warm days and cold nights, ideal for outdoor activities and for exploring the town. The period from November to February is the peak tourism season when the climate is salubrious. Travelling to Mahabalipuram during summers are generally avoided because of the very high temperatures and the exhausting heat, which makes it difficult to travel around the town for sightseeing.
After Breakfast transfer to MAHABALIPURAM. Check-in to the hotel. Relax for a while and proceed for the MAHABALIPURAM sight seeing which includes the visit Crocodile Farm and Dakshinachitra (Craft village)
Overnight stay in MAHABALIPURAM hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for sight seeing which includes theTHIRUKADALMALLAI, SHORE Temple, PANCHA PANDAVA RATHAS, ARJUNA’S Penance, Caves, and KRISHNA’S Butterball. Overnight stay in MAHABALIPURAM hotel.
Shore Temple is one of the oldest South Indian temples constructed in the Dravidian style and depicts the royal taste of the Pallava dynasty. The work of the temple has been listed amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It is a testimonial to the heritage of India. It comprises of three shrines, where the prominent ones are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
The Five Rathas, also known as Panch Rathas, is a exemplary set of rock temples. They are excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. These temples are built in the same shape as pagodas, and greatly resemble Buddhist shrines and monasteries. The rathas are associated with the great epic Mahabharata. The first ratha that is located right by the entrance gate is Draupadi's Ratha. It is shaped like a hut and is dedicated to the goddess Durga.
The Arjuna's Penance is an enormous rock-cut relief, one of the largest in the whole world. It is also known by the name 'Descent of the Ganges' because the structure depicts either or both of these two significant and symbolic events of Hindu mythology thus making this attraction spot a favourite among historians, scholars, academics as well as tourists who are enthusiastic about the cultural past of India. Till date these sites bear the legacy of the Pallava art, now being protected by ASI and UNESCO.
Krishna's Butterball is a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram.
Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry and commonly referred as just Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India. is often famously referred to as the French Riviera of the East, and it is indeed one of the most charming and mesmerising places to visit in South India. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry is a little town tucked away on the south-east coastline of India, and it is a destination that promises travellers sanctity and serenity, in the real sense of the terms.A former French colony, Pondicherry has retained all of its old-world French charms, and despite being miles away from France, the city comes close to giving you a very authentic feel of the French culture and allure. Famous for its brightly painted houses with bougainvillaea laden walls, large boulevards, streets and road signs boasting French names, gothic churches and colonial buildings, serene backwaters and pristine beaches, topped with authentic French cuisine, Pondicherry has a lot to offer.
After breakfast checkout from the hotel and transfer to PONDICHERRY. Check-in to the hotel on arrival. Relax for a while and proceed for the PONDICHERRY sight seeing which includes the PONDICHERRY Beach, SRI AUROBINDO Ashram, BOAT House, AUROVILLE, Museum.
Overnight stay at the PONDICHERRY hotel.
One of favoured tourist places in Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is where people come to seek spiritual harmony and enlightenment. It once served as a spiritual community and is known for being the abode of spiritual guru, Sri Aurobindo. The ashram is also responsible for founding the concept of peaceful co-existence in a township.
Auroville is a strategically planned, experimental township that aims to develop India through the idea of peaceful co-existence. The township, located close to Pondicherry is often referred to as the ‘City of Dawn’ and is named after Sri Aurobindo.
After breakfast proceed for the remaining sight seeing in PONDICHERRY which includes Arrikamedu, JN Street, AYEE Mandapam, BHARATHI Park, Memorial House.
Overnight stay in Pondicherry hotel.
Aayi Mandapam or Park Monument is a pearly white edifice built during the reign of Napolean III, Emperor of France. The monument was built in the honour of the female courtesan Ayi who tore down her own house to build a water reservoir for the city. The lush green garden is dotted with quaint little benches made of granite for the convenience of the visitors.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and Drive for Local City tour Pondicherry & Late Evening Transfer to CHENNAI. Check-in to the hotel .
Overnight stay at the CHENNAI hotel.
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Chennai Airport to your onward flight.
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