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Day 01: Arrival in Chennai
Meet our representative upon arrival in Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization. Also, considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc. After reaching, proceed to hotel and check-in for overnight stay.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Chennai
Explore Chennai- Visit Fort St George, St. Mary's Church and a museum, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, San Thome Cathedral, Government State Museum & National Art Gallery. Drive past Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Overnight in Chennai.
Day 03: Drive from Chennai - Tirupati (130 kms / approx. 3 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Tirupati. Later on, arrival, here check-in the hotel. In the afternoon visit to Tirupati Temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara - widely known for being the richest in India, has a history way back to the 9th century A.D. when Pallavas, the rulers of Kancheepuram encouraged, managed and patronized this chiefly temple. This well prominent temple gained, accomplished and rose like a point in the heaven’s glory in the 15th Century A.D. under the majestically royal guardianship and protection of the Vijayanagara Emperors. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Drive from Tirupati – Mahabalipuram (190 kms / approx. 4 hours) | Enroute Kanchipuram
Drive to Mahabalipuram - the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom based at Kanchipuram, and a wander round the town’s great, World Heritage–listed temples and carvings inflames the imagination, especially at sunset. Enroute cover Kanchipuram - Visit the Ekambaranatha Temple, Vaishnavite Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, Kailasanatha Temple. Upon arrival in Mahabalipuram, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Mahabalipuram
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram covering Panch Rathas, Arjuna's Penance and the Shore Temple. Later, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Drive from Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (100 kms / approx. 3 hours)
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to Pondicherry- the older part of this former French colony has a lot of quiet, clean, shady, cobbled streets, lined with mustard-yellow colonial townhouses numbered in an almost logical manner. You will probably spend most of your time in this part of town, and if you've come from some of the inland cities, old Pondicherry may well seem a sea of tranquility. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 07 Sightseeing in Pondicherry
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Pondicherry, starting with Aurobindo ashram - Founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a French-born woman known as ‘the Mother’, this spiritual community now has about 1200 members who work in the ashram's many departments. Also, cover church of sacred hearts of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum, beaches and a must-visit attraction of Pondicherry – Auroville. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 08 Departure from Chennai (160 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Chennai airport for return flight back home.
Chennai – Govt. Museum & St. George Church will remain closed on every Friday