A short tour to explore the famous destinations - Mamallapuram and Pondicherryin Tamilnadu. An introduction to the South Indian state and its historical and cultural wealth with many other destinations to explore later.
This will suite perfectly for week-ends or short holidays. This tour can be extended further by adding more days or more destinations.
Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) is an ancient city which is famous for its shore temples (UNESCO Heritage). These monolithic rock structures are renowned for their distinctive architecture style & extraordinary carvings. These enchanting ancient temples, embedded in the golden brown sand of the shore, against the backdrop of the azure sea and surrounding serenity are a treat for history enthusiasts.
Pondicherry is a former French colony which has retained its colonial heritage beautifully. Tamil culture and French influence blend unusually in this small town which remained under French rule for about 300 years
What is included in the tour
3 nights Accommodation as per hotels selected
Transfers and sightseeing by exclusive vehicle with all toll tax, parking fuel and driver allowance
English speaking experienced guides at every destination
All monument entry fees
Assistance at arrival and departure
24 x 7 assistance over phone, whatsapp and mail
** We can also provide accompanying guide for the entire tour.
What is NOT included in the tour
Personal expenses like laundry, tips & gratuity, telephone charges.
Flight or train tickets.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
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Trip Garde / Difficulty
This trip is of Level 1 (Light) category.
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Best Time to visit and climate:
The best time for this trip is January - March. April onwards is summer when when the temperature increases and then the monsoon prevails from July to December. Novemebr - December sees the highest rainfall.
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Day 1 – Delhi-Chennai-Mamallapuram
Transfer to Chennai by Air
Transfer to Mamallapuram by road (60 km / 1 hrs)
Afternoon visit to Shore temple
Day 2 – Mamallapuram
Explore Mamallapuram (UNESCO Heritage), Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Varaha Caves , Krishmna’s Butterball
Transfer to Pondicherry (100 km / 2 hrs)
Day 3 – Pondicherry Sightseeing
Day 4-Pondicherry-Chennai - Delhi
Transfer to Chennai (175 km / 4 hrs)
Fly to Delhi