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Chennai Kanchipuram Pondicherry Mahabalipuram Tour Package

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Chennai, Kanchipuram, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram
5 Days

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 5-day exploration of Tamil Nadu's cultural and historical treasures. Begin your journey in Chennai, the vibrant capital city. Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Kanchipuram, also known as the "City of Thousand Temples." Marvel at architectural marvels like the Ekambaranathar Temple and the Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Continue your adventure towards Pondicherry, a charming town showcasing French colonial influences. Explore the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a center for spiritual exploration. Seek blessings at the Manakula Vinayagar Temple and wander through the boulevards of the French Quarter, savoring French-inspired cuisine.

Unveil the historical wonders of Mahabalipuram, renowned for its captivating Pallava era sculptures. Witness the iconic Shore Temple standing tall on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Delve into the mysteries of the Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) and marvel at the intricate carvings of Arjuna's Penance. This immersive tour promises a journey through time, religion, and architectural brilliance.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Unveiling Chennai's Heritage
  • Upon arrival in Chennai: Check into your pre-booked hotel and freshen up.


  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple: Seek blessings at this ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Marvel at the intricate carvings and Dravidian architecture.

  • Government Museum & National Art Gallery: Immerse yourself in the region's rich history and artistic heritage. Explore archaeological artifacts, bronzes, and traditional paintings.

  • Valluvar Kottam: Witness the towering statue of the revered Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar.

  • Marina Beach: Stretch your legs and enjoy the cool breeze at Chennai's scenic beachfront promenade.

  • MGR Memorial (Optional): Pay homage to the legendary actor and politician MGR at his commemorative shrine.

Evening: Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant (not included) and explore Chennai's bustling markets at your leisure.

Day 2: Unveiling Kanchipuram's Sacred Sites
  • Morning: Check out of your Chennai hotel and embark on a journey to Kanchipuram, the "City of Thousand Temples" (approximately 75 km, 2 hours).

  • Kamakshi Amman Temple: Immerse yourself in the spiritual significance of this temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Witness the intricate sculptures and vibrant atmosphere.

  • Ekambarnathar Temple: Explore one of the five holiest Shiva temples in India. Marvel at its towering gopurams and the legendary mango tree said to be thousands of years old.

  • Afternoon: Savor a delicious South Indian vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

  • Kanchipuram Temples (Optional): Depending on your time and interests, visit additional temples like Kailasanathar Temple, Varadarajaswamy Temple, or Vaikunta Perumal Temple.

  • Evening: Proceed to Pondicherry, a charming town showcasing French colonial influences (approximately 100 km, 2.5 hours). Check into your pre-booked hotel and unwind after a fulfilling day.

Day 3: Unveiling Pondicherry's Heritage and Charm
  • Manakula Vinayagar Temple: Seek blessings at this vibrant temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, known for its colorful architecture and unique rituals.

  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Explore this spiritual ashram established by the freedom fighter and philosopher Sri Aurobindo. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and learn about the ashram's philosophy.

  • Pondicherry Museum: Delve into the region's fascinating history and French colonial legacy through exhibits and artifacts.

  • Afternoon: Savor a delicious South Indian vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

  • Leisure Time: Choose your adventure! Relax at the scenic Bharathi Park or Government Park, soak in the sea views at Pondicherry Beach (Promenade Beach), or pay homage at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue.

Evening: Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Pondicherry's French Quarter. Explore its boulevards, cafes, and shops, and savor French-influenced cuisine at a local restaurant (not included).

Day 4: Unveiling Pondicherry's Tranquil Beauty
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Witness the grandeur of this neo-Gothic style church, a prominent landmark in Pondicherry.

  • Botanical Garden: Escape the urban bustle and explore the diverse flora at this tranquil botanical garden.

  • Chunnambar Boat House: Enjoy a scenic boat ride (not included) on the Chunnambar Backwaters, a serene network of canals.

  • Paradise Beach (Optional): If seeking beach vibes, take a short ferry ride (not included) to Paradise Beach, a pristine island known for its water sports activities.

Afternoon: Savor a delicious South Indian vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant (not included).

  • Matrimandir - Auroville (Optional): Visit the iconic golden dome at Auroville, an experimental township promoting international harmony.

  • Evening: Check out of your Pondicherry hotel and proceed to Mahabalipuram, a town known for its captivating Pallava era sculptures (approximately 95 km, 2.5 hours). Check
    into your pre-booked hotel in Mahabalipuram and unwind after a day filled with historical and spiritual discoveries.

Day 5: Unveiling Mahabalipuram's Architectural Marvels
  • Shore Temple: Witness the iconic Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, standing majestically on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.

  • Sculpture Museum: Explore a collection of exquisite Pallava era sculptures, bronzes, and artifacts depicting Hindu deities and mythology.

  • Arjuna's Penance: Marvel at this massive open-air bas-relief carving depicting various scenes from the Mahabharata epic.

  • Mandapams (Caves): Explore the fascinating Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) – monolithic structures carved from single rock formations. Delve into the mysteries of the Mahishasuramardini Cave and the Varaha Cave.

  • Ganesha Ratha: Witness the intricately carved Ganesha Ratha, a monolithic shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

  • Krishna's Butter Ball: Be amazed by this natural rock defying gravity, precariously balanced on a smaller rock.

  • Mahabalipuram Beach: Relax on the scenic beach and soak in the beauty of the Bay of Bengal before departing for Chennai.

  • Evening: Embark on a return journey to Chennai (approximately 85 km, 2 hours). Depending on your departure time, you can do some last-minute shopping or explore more of Chennai at your leisure.

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