Chennai, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Pondichery & Mahabalipuram

Three days private tour will begin with arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Chennai. Explore the colonial city dotted with many British build structure then proceed to Kanchipuram a temple town having more than 1000 centauries old temples then to Vellore famous for fort & golden temple. After spending night in Pondicherry and exploring the French settlement & Aurovil drive to Mahabalipuram to visit some unique UNESCO WHS. At the end we will drop you off you to Chennai airport to board flight for onward destination.

per adult from

$674

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • 2 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
    • Bottled water in car
    • Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle from arrival till departure as per tour program
    • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide).
    • Monument entrance fees & activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Government taxes.
    What's excluded :
    • Camera charges at monuments
    • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

  • Day 1: Arrive Chennai

    Pass By: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
    On arrival at Chennai airport assistance and transfer to hotel.

    Stop At: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
    Later city tour of Chennai. Visit Fort St. George & Museum built by the British East India Company in 1640 AD. The fort is believed to be the first establishment of the British in India. Kapaleeshwarar Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva, Semmozhi Poonga a beautifuly landscaped botanical garden. Dakshina Chitra a living history museum & Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Temple an 8th-century Hindu Vaishnavite temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. Evening walk on the on Marina beach.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel

    Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Vellore - Pondicherry (295kms/ 6hrs approx)

    Pass By: Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
    Breakfast at hotel drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram & Vellore.

    Stop At: Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
    In Kanchipuram visit Kailasanathar 8th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, noted for its architecture and sculptures. There are 58 small shrines situated around the main shrine compound wall. Ekambareswarar temple another ancient temple dedicated to Siva. The 2500-year-old mango tree inside the temple has 4 branches each yields different varieties of mangoes. Varadharaja temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, noted for its wonderful sculptures. Vaikundhaperumal temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, it is also one of the 108 Divyadesams. Kamakshiamman temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi the presiding deity, one of the holy Sakthi worship places in India.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Vellore, Vellore, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu
    In Vellore visit 16th-century Vellore Fort, with its imposing granite walls and surrounding moat. Inside the fort, the Jalakandeswarar Temple features many ornate sculptures. Nearby, the Government Museum has prehistoric relics and natural history displays. Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple inside the Sripuram spiritual park is situated at the foot of a small range of green hills. This temple is gilded with 1,500 kg of pure gold, double the 750 kg gilding of the dome of the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry
    After sightseeing drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (160kms/ 3hrs approx)

    Stop At: Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India
    Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Pondicherry visit Aurovil founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Pondicherry Museum an art and history museum especially noted for its collection of fine lost wax bronzes form the period of the Chola Empire. The Museum's collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry
    Later walk in French Colony. Pondicherry has some of the finest examples of old French culture with a hint of Tamil influence in its visual aesthetics. Observe and get inspired by the architectural beauty of the French part of the town while enjoying a cup of coffee and some deserts along the way. Customise your walk with your guide to cover French consulate, French Institute, Raj Nivas, Bharati Park (Aayi Monument), Government Square, Beaches, Monuments, Churches, French schools. Evening to relax on the beach.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
    Later drive to Chennai via visiting Mahabalipuram. In Mahabalipuram visit Monolithic Temples locally known as Rathas. They were executed by chiseling out the exterior face of the boulder. Shore Temple built with blocks of granitein in 7th century the temple complex consisting of two Siva temples and a carving of Anantasayana Vishnu. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Cave Temples cut and decorated with panels in the Mamalla style of the Pallava period in the 7th century. Remnants seen in the caves also indicate that they were plastered and painted when built. Krishna's Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Pass By: Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
    Continue drive to Chennai and drop off to airport for evening or late night flight for onward destination.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price Using 4 Star Hotel 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Price Using 5 Star Hotel 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Price Using 3 Star Hotel 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P309

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