Arrive Chennai International Airport. Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu, is the most convenient point of Entry. Our representative will meet you at the arrival hall and transfer to the pre booked hotel. Check-into your Hotel. Overnight in Chennai.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Proceed for a brief visit of the City of Madras. You will visit Fort St. George built by the British East India Company, completed in the 17th Century, St. Mary's Church and the Government Museum for its superb collection of Chola Art. After lunch, proceed to Kanchipuram (55 kms / 1 1/2 hrs drive). The temples are undoubtedly the foremost tourist attractions in Kanchipuram. The Golden Chariot in the temple is significant as it is taken in a procession around the temple on Fridays. Kanchipuram is alos famous for its silk works. Proceed to Mahabalipuram (60 kms / 1 & 1/2 hrs) and check into hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning you will visit Mahabalipuram, built between 6th to 8th Centuries. World famous for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram, was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. 58 kilometers from Madras on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea side village of Mahabalipuram, is set in a boulder strewn landscape. Tourists are drawn to this place by its miles of unspoiled beach and rock-cut art. The sculpture of this place, is particularly interesting, because it shows scenes of day-to- day life, in contrast to the rest of the state of Tamil Nadu, where carvings generally depict gods and goddesses. Overnight t hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. This morning you will drive to Pondicherry. 130 Kms. It's a 2 hours drive. A very miniscule point in the vast east coast of India, Pondicherry is a small coastal city. Its here at Pondicherry, that the French tried to extend their tenure in the Indian Subcontinent and create an Indian Empire, under French Control, under the direction of Dupleix. On arrival Check-into Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing visit of Shri Aurobindo Ashram and shopping. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Drive back to Chennai and transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination. (Hotel checkout 12:00 hrs.)