Highlights

  • Mahabalipuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai.
    • Pondicherry is a Union Territory of India is connected to Chennai through Mahabalipuram.
      • In Pondicherry, cover beaches, Aurobindo ashram, Museum, churches and Auroville.
        • Chennai formerly known as Madras is the capital city of the state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal.
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Itinerary

DAY 01: CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAM (60 Kms / approx. 2 Hrs)

Meet our representative upon arrival at Chennai airport/rail station, Drive to Mahabalipuram and check-in to hotel and spend the rest of the day is at leisure. Chennai is considered as cultural hub of South India which is well known for its rich heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts etc. Overnight stay at hotel in Mahabalipuram.

DAY 02: MAHABALIPURAM

After breakfast, proceed for a tour of Mahabalipuram covering ‘Panch Rathas’ also called as ‘Pandava Rathas’ a monument which is a monolithic rock cut architecture, later visit ‘Descent of ganges’, Tiger cave and the Shore Temple. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 03: MAHABALIPURAM – PONDICHERRY (99 Kms / approx. 3 Hrs) After

After breakfast check-out hotel and drive to Pondicherry-the older portion of this former French colony has a lot of quiet, clean, shady, cobbled lanes, lined with mustard-yellow colonial townhouses numbered logically. Spend most of your time in this town, and in case that you've come from some of the urban cities, old Pondicherry may well seem as a sea of tranquility. On arrival check-in to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 04: PONDICHERRY

After breakfast, proceed for a tour of Pondicherry, visit ‘Aurobindo ashram’ - Founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a French-born lady known as 'the Mother'. Later, visit church of sacred hearts of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum, beaches and a must visit attraction of Pondicherry is ‘Auroville’ an experimental city which was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa and designed by architect Roger Anger. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Pondicherry.

DAY 05: PONDICHERRY – CHENNAI (160 Kms / approx. 3.5 Hrs)

After breakfast transfer to the Chennai Airport or Rail station for your departure back home/for your onward journey.

Hotels Offered :

City Hotel
Mahabalipuram Mamallaa Heritage
Pondicherry Atithi

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Prices & Dates

From: ` 18576 Per person double occupancy

2015 - ` 18576.00 (X!TC Member); ` 19576 (Non-member)

2016

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Price Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Price Does Not Include

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

 

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Terms

  • 4 nights accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
  • All rates are based on minimum 2 Passengers traveling together at all tours.
  • Surcharges apply for any trade fair/special event in city. All rates and availability are subject to change at the time of booking.
  • We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation, sight seeing tours and transfer of equal or higher standers.
  • No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused
  • services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.
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Gear List

In addition to everyday wear here’s a check list of items you should ideally carry on your trip. This list is not exhaustive but contains almost everything you need to enjoy your trip.

Health:

  1. First aid kit
  2. Medicines to any specific health problems
  3. Medicines for common problems such as cold, fever

Finances:

  1. Insurance
  2. Cash/travelers cheques
  3. Credit/Debit cards
  4. Inform credit card company that you are traveling
  5. Save all required information online in a secure account

Electronics:

  1. Camera + charger & battery
  2. Travel power adapter
  3. Smartphone + charger
  4. Laptop/tablet + charger
  5. Purchase foreign SIM card if necessary

Outerwear:

  1. Jacket/sweater
  2. Windcheater
  3. Rain coat
  4. Flat walking shoes
  5. Trekking shoes if necessary

Other:

  1. Inform family you are traveling
  2. Leave emergency numbers
  3. Install tracking apps
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