Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital is Chennai, the largest city. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the states of Kerala,Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area and the sixth most populous state in India.
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|01||Arrive Chennai||Arrival Chennai airport and transfer to hotel.Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Santhome Cathedral, Fort St. George, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Marina Beach.Overnight at hotel in Chennai.|
|02||Chennai – Mahabalipuram||Morning drive to Mahabalipuram. Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Rathas. Overnight at hotel in Mahabalipuram.|
|03||Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry||Drive to Pondicherry . Afternoon: Matri Mandir andSri Aurobindo Ashram. Overnight at hotel in Pondicherry.|
|04||Pondicherry- Chennai||Drive to Chennai and transferred to Chennai airport to board flight for next destination.|
Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is the largest city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and located on the south-eastern Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, this vibrant metropolis serves as a gateway to the culture of South India. The city is a major hub of cultural, commercial and education in South India. The city of Chennai has also been endowed with the rich heritage of art and culture. Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam are two of the best and biggest cultural exports of Chennai or broadly, the Tamil culture.
Mahabalipuram is world renowned for its beautiful Shore Temple & other temples. It was once the main port & naval base of the great Pallava kingdom & was later made the capital of this dynasty. Most of the temples here are dedicated to Lord Shiva & Vishnu. These structures were built by three successive Pallava Kings, between 630 A.D & 728 A.D, who developed the Dravidian style of temple architecture within the short span of a hundred years. The monuments are mostly rock-cut & monolithic, constitute the early stages of Dravidian architecture, wherein Buddhist elements of design are prominently visible. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries) & giant open-air bas-reliefs & has been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pondicherry isa city,anurbanagglomeration and municipality in Pondicherry district in the Indian union territory of Puducherry. It is affectionately known as Pondy, and has been officially known by the alternative name Puducherry since 2006.The City of Pondicherry have recorded history after the advent of the Colonial Powers like the Dutch, Portuguese, British and the French. Though nearby places like Arikamedu, Ariyankuppam, Kakayanthoppe, Villianur, Bahur which were annexed by the French East India Company over a period of time and which became the Union Territory of Pondicherry after Independence have history predating the Colonial History.
- Visit Sightseeing tour of Chennai, Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry.
- Private guide to assist you during the tour & an air-conditioned vehicle with driver at your services.
- Meals will be on CPAI basis
- Entrances to the monuments
- Inter-city transfers by Private Air Conditioned Sedan.
- All sightseeing by PrivateAir Conditioned Sedan
- Services of English Speaking Guide
- Mineral Water on Board the vehicle.
- All Applicable taxes and service charges.
- Gratuities (optional).
- Air fare from home country and return.