Day 1: Mahabalipuram
Pick up from Chennai Airport/Railway station then proceed to Mahabalipuram. Reach & Check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Mahabalipuram is globally renowned for the Shore Temples. The main tourist attraction of the town is the Varaha Cave, a small rock-cut mandapam (hall). Heinrich Zimmer, a leading expert on Mahabalipuram has described the famous Pallava doorkeepers’ expression outside the cave as of “pious rapture”. Explore the rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 2: Mahabalipuram
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Mahabalipuram. The major attractions are Arjuna’s Penance which is carved in relief on the face of a huge rock. Arjuna’s Penance is the mythical story of the river Ganges, issuing from its source, high in the Himalayas. The surface of the rock has detailed carvings showing the most endearing and natural renditions of animals. Mandapams (low rise, rock cut halls), Krishna Mandapam adorn massive rocks near the centre of the village. The beautiful Shore Temple towers over the waves, behind a protective breakwater. Sixteen man-made caves in different stages of completion are also seen. Shore Temples – These beautiful temples, ravaged by wind and sea, were given the World Heritage listing, a few years ago. The two spires of the temples contain a shrine for Lord Vishnu and for Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 3: Pondicherry
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed to Pondicherry. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Later proceed to take a ramble. Pondicherry which offers a versatile choice ranging from historic buildings, museums, art galleries, meditation centers, scenic beauty to sun-kissed beaches. The trip to this magnificent destination is never complete without indulging in the culinary delights, indigenous to the region. The cuisines offer a unique blend of the culinary traditions of the Orient and the French. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 4: Pondicherry
Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for the sightseeing AaayiMandappam which is also known as the park Monument, an attractive monument of Pondicherry government park (Bharathi Park). Sri Aurobindo Ashram which exhudes a spiritual aura. Sacred Heart Church which is built by French Missionaries in the 1700’s in a contrasting Neo – Gothic style with its towers. Chunnambar Beach & Backwater the tropical paradise flanked by a quiet flowing creek on one side. MatriMandir which is not a temple but a place for individual silent concentration. Overnight stay at the Hotel/Resort.
Day 5: Chennai Drop
After breakfast drop at Chennai railway station / Airport. Go back to your home with the sweet memories of your trip.