Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu state and is a melting pot of many cultures. Chennai also has its own Tamil movie industry, affectionately known as ‘Kollywood’. Travelling through Mamallapuram, you will delight in beautiful beaches, colourful temples and delicious southern cuisine. Pondicherry is the setting for the Oscar-winning movie Life of Pi, and while touring the town, you may come across some familiar sights.
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE CHENNAI
Upon arrival at Chennai airport you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAYS 2: CHENNAI TO MAMALLAPURAM
Enjoy a city tour, visiting the Kapaleeswarar Temple and Santhome Cathedral, a significant pilgrimage centre and the resting place of St. Thomas. You will also visit Fort St. George and see St. Mary’s Church and Marina Beach. After lunch drive to Mamallapuram. (B,L)
DAY 3: MAMALLAPURAM
Tour the temples of Mamallapuram, visiting the Shore Temple, the Panch Pandava Rathas and the Varaha Cave Temple. (B,L)
DAY 4: MAMALLAPURAM TO PONDICHERRY
Depart for Pondicherry. Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, one of the most best-known ashrams in India. Visit Paradise Beach and the famous gothicstyle church of Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus. (B,L)
DAY 5: PONDICHERRY TO CHENNAI
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to your Chennai hotel or airport where your arrangements end. (B)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.