Overview

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.

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3 Nights 4 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 1 Night: Stay in Mamallapuram Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Pondicherry Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • All transfers by exclusive car as per travel plan
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide at Mamallapuram and Pondicherry
  • All monument entry fees

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any accommodation not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any meals not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any guide charges not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any activities not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Monument entry fees, permits for visiting restricted areas not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Personal expenses: Tips/Gratuities, Laundry, Communication (phone, internet, mail), beverages, portage
  • Travel Insurance and Medical expenses
  • Flight : Delhi-Chennai-Delhi
Itinerary

Day 1 – Delhi-Chennai-Mamallapuram

  • Transfer to Chennai by Air
  • Transfer to Mamallapuram by road (60 km / 1 hrs)
  • Afternoon visit to Shore temple
  • Overnight at Mamallapuram

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)
  • Overnight at Pondicherry

Day 3 –  Pondicherry Sightseeing

  • Pondicherry Sightseeing
  • Overnight at Pondicherry

Day 4-Pondicherry-Chennai - Delhi

  • Check-out from Hotel after breakfast
  • Transfer to Chennai (175 km / 4 hrs)
  • Fly to Delhi
Route Map