Morning Pick up from Chennai Airport/Station,, Check in, later depart for Chennai Local Sightseeing – The Capital city of Tamilnadu and the main Centre of this region, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Fort St. George, Kapaleshwar temple, Parthasarthy Temple, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple Pantheon Museum & Art Gallery, Old Light house and Marina beach. Night halt at Chennai.
Day 2:Chennai to Mahabalipuram (56kms/ Aprox2Hrs)
Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a golden city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines is one of the seven most sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Visit its famous temples, KailashNath temple, Ekambareshwaram temple, Sri Kamakshi temple etc. Thereafter continue your drive to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram). Upon arrival check in hotel, Rest of the day at leisure or free for your own activities, night halt at Mahabalipuram.
Day 3:Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry (2Hrs)
Morning After Breakfast check out Hotel, later depart for Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Local Sightseeing – built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipuram, this ancient Pallava Fort, is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town, shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. At the mouth of the river Palar, on large granite hall about 1 km in length from north to south is the site of many monuments, like The Descent of Ganges also known as Arjuna’s Penance, this open air sculpture showing the descent of the holy River, Krishna Mandap, The Rathas and the Shore temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Noon Depart to Pondicherry, same day Arrival, Night halt at Pondicherry.
Day 4: Pondicherry
Morning After breakfast depart to Local Sightseeing of Pondicherry-carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down. Visiting Arbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo’s ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Afternoon, visit Auroville – a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony; VardarajaPerumal Temple, Vedapureswarar Temple &ManakulaVinayagar Temple war memorial, Town Hall. Night halt at Pondicherry.
Day 5:Pondicherry to Chennai(3½Hrs/150Kms)
Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, Then Proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. Arrive at Mumbai and reach home with pleasant memories of your experience with Crystal Tours, which we are sure will be Valuable for lifetime.