Touring

 

Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram

Date : 7-February-2020

Location: Tamilnadu

Pondicherry - Though very small, Pondicherry was the largest French colony in India. It is also known as French capital of India.

There is a strong French influence in the city, especially in the old quarters, with Rues and Boulevards lined with Mediterranean style houses and bakeries, although the city remains very much Indian. Pondicherry was under French rule till 1954, French is still understood, and the whole city makes for rather pleasant mix of East and West. It is also known as The French Riviera of the East. Pondicherry is very much a city with a dual personality: crossing from East to west of the central canal reveals two cities with very different characters.

Points of Attractions:

Pondicherry Beach, Aurbindo Ashram, Rock Beach, Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam), French War Memorial,  Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

Mahabalipuram alias Mamallapuram which is famous for its rock cut shore temples built in 8th centuries by Pallava dynasty. It lies along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal (60 km) south of Chennai.

Points of Attractions in Mahabalipuram 

Panch Rathas, Arjun’s Penance, Shore Temple, Varaha Cave Temple, Mahishamardini Temple

Kanchipuram - Kanchipuram, 80km southwest of Chennai, was capital of the Pallava dynasty during the 6th to 8th centuries, when the Pallavas created the great stone monuments of Mamallapuram. Today a typically modern Indian town, it's famous for its numerous important and vibrant temples (and their colorful festivals), some dating from Pallava, Chola or Vijayanagar times. It's also known for its high-quality silk saris, woven on hand looms by thousands of families in the town and nearby villages.

 

Points of Attractions in Kanchipuram:

Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Karchapeshwarar Temple

Itinerery :-

Day 1, Friday, 7 Feb: Chennai-Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry

Reach Chennai by 8 a.m.
We will head towards Pondicherry via the scenic East Coast Route.
Visit Mahabalipuram on the way. Explore Shore Temples, Arjuna’s Penance, Panch Rathas, Varaha Cave Temple, Mahishamardhini Temple.
Reach Pondicherry by 4 p.m.
We will take a small walk near promenade & visit Rock Beach.

Night stay at Pondicherry hotel.


Day 2, Saturday, 8 Feb: Pondicherry local sightseeing

We will visit French Headquarters, Aayi Mandapam, Manukula Vinayagar Temple, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Zion Methodist Church.
Night stay at Pondicherry hotel.


Day 3, Sunday, 9 Feb: Explore Auroville - Kanchipuram - Chennai

Check out from the Hotel

Visit Auroville in the morning

We will visit Kanchipuram by 12 pm.

We will visit various temples till 4 pm. 
Chennai Airport by 6 p.m.


Inclusions:

·         Twin / Triple sharing Accommodation at Pondicherry Hotel 

·         Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

·         Travelling to & from Chennai Airport

Exclusions:

·         Airfare from Mumbai to Chennai & Back

·         Meals during Air journey

·         Any other expenses which are not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’

 

Tour Cost:

Rs. 12,500/- for 2 Night 3 Days Tour

 

For Enrollment:


Shraddha - 9869061674



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