Arrive at Chennai Airport and drive to Pondicherry. Continue the drive to Pondicherry the city is referred to by names such as 'India's Little France' and 'The French Riviera of the East '. This territory was under French rule for around 280 years. It still retains its French flavor, seen in the colonial mansions, beautiful boulevards, promenades, and street names on signboards. On arrival check-in and relax. Overnight in Pondicherry
After breakfast, Visit the Shri Aurobindo Ashram. This world-renowned ashram was founded in the year 1926, by Shri Aurobindo, a revolutionary turned Yogi from Bengal along with The Mother (Mira Alfassa), a French painter and sculptor. The ashram attracts people from all over the world. Later, visit the Government Museum… this multipurpose museum houses sculptures from Pallava, Chola, and Manakula Vinayagar temples. The terracotta figures, amphorae, burial urns, glass beads have been excavated from the surrounding historic environment. Thereafter visit the Paradise beach, also drive past the beach on the promenade. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Pondicherry
After breakfast, proceed to a must-visit attraction of Pondicherry – Auroville. Auroville is an experimental community in southern India. It was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Auroville Botanical Gardens protects the region’s tropical dry evergreen forest. Auroville Beach is a long sandy stretch with gentle surf. Overnight stay in Pondicherry
After breakfast proceeds to Mahabalipuram(100kms/02 hr) Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast and was a well-established seaport between the 7th and 10th centuries. On arrival check in at the hotel and relax. Evening free for local shopping or leisure. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
After breakfast proceeds for sightseeing of Mahabalipuram. Visit the Panch Rathas or Five Ratha temples…. of the nine monolithic rock-cut temples found in Mahabalipuram, the most important are these, dedicated to the five Pandava brothers from the epic Mahabharata. The Dharmaraja Ratha is named after the eldest Pandava and is the largest one in the lineup. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit Arjuna’s Penance, the massive rock-cut bas relief sculpture. It measures 27 meters in length and 9 meters in height and depicts the story of Arjuna. Later, visit the Shore Temple … a five-storied structure made out of finely cut granite, and one of the earliest and most important structural temples. UNESCO has listed it among the world heritage sites. Overnight at in Mahabalipuram
After breakfast, check out from the hotel drive to Chennai Airport to board a flight
Mamalla Heritage, Mahabalipuram, offers easy accessibility to famous tourist locations like Arjunas Penance, Shore temple and Panch Rathas temple. Tastefully done interiors, flawless services and home styled food defines this classic abode. Location: Hotel Mamalla Heritage is located at East Raja Street. Places of interest like Shore Temple (Approx. 0.5km) and Mahabalipuram Beach (Approx. 1km) are located in the vicinity of the hotel. Built in the 8th century, the Dravidian style Shore Temple is a pyramid style structure and is a combination of three shrines and temples. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of Dakshinachitra, Sculpture Museum and Krishna's Butterball. Distance from Chennai International Airport: 57 km (approx.) Distance from Chengalpattu Junction Railway Station: 40 km (approx.) Hotel Features: The hotel offers an array of services for a relaxing stay. Essential amenities ensured to the guests include air conditioning, room service, front desk, travel desk, internet, parking, security and doctor-on-call. The state-of-art business centre is just perfect for corporate travellers to organise business meetings and seminars. Social events can be well-arranged with the help of banqueting facilities. For dining, the 'Waves' restaurant serves delectable seafood dishes whereas Golden Palate' specializes in vegetarian fare. Rooms: Patrons can stay in standard room or deluxe room of the hotel. The rooms are spacious and feature chic decor and fittings. The air-conditioned rooms are fitted with amenities like colour television, internet access, mini bar, safe, writing desk and telephone.
Hotel Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary.
Meals as per hotel plan.
All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle on sharing basis. Note: Air-Conditioner in vehicles may not be operated in Hilly areas.
Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes.
GST if not mentioned in the rates.
All personal expenses like tips, laundry, telephone calls/fax, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
Anything not mentioned under Package Inclusions.
Entrance fees at all monuments and sightseeing spots.
Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, and roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Airfare if not mentioned in the itinerary.
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6 Days / 5 Nights / Pondicherry , India