Chennai to Kanchipuram, Gingee Fort, Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram
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Tow days private Chennai to Kanchipuram, Gingee Fort, Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram tour Chennai to Kanchipuram, Gingee Fort, Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram will begin with pick up from your hotel You will visit Kanchipuram a temple town having more than 1000 centuaries old temples then Gingee Fort one of oldest surviving Fort and powerhouse for many dynasties, a ground for several bloody battles and invasions. After spending night in Pondicherry and exploring the french settlement & Aurovil drive to Mahabalipuram to visit some unique UNESCO WHS. At the end we will drop you off you to Chennai airport to board flight for onward destination.
Day 1: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Gingee Fort - Pondicherry (230kms)
Pick up from your hotel in Chennai & drive to Pondicherry.
Enroute stop at Kanchipuram to visit Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple & Kamakshiamman temple. Further stop to visit Gingee Fort built across three hillocks. Within the fort complex visit Kalyan Mahal, Chenjiamman Temple, Anaikulam Pond, prisons, granaries, Kamalakkani Temple, watch tower, Ranganathar Temple, etc.
Continue drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Evening to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil an experimental community 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. Pondicherry Museum it houses a fantastic collection of bronze sculptures of god and goddess, a wide gathering of temple lamps, handicrafts and art.
Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets, colonial villas and vibrant Tamil settlements. Besides a very picturesque view of the lovely alleys and narrow lanes, you can also marvel at the gorgeous architecture of the French colonial settlements which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools.
Later drive to Chennai enroute stop at Mahabalipuram, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Mahabalipuram visit Monolithic Temples Five Rathas an excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. Krishnas Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline. 7th century Cave Temples cut and decorated with panels in the Mamalla style. Shore Temple built with blocks of granite in 7th century during the rule of King Narsimha-Varman II Rajasimha the temple complex consisting of two Siva temples and a carving of Anantasayana Vishnu. The Arjuna`s Penance an enormous rock-cut relief, one of the largest in the whole world.
Continue drive to Chennai and drop off to your hotel or airport.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
1 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Hotels used or similar for 1 nights accommodation
Pondicherry x 1 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.