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2 Day Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry Tour from Chennai

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Trip Overview

OVERVIEW

Want to avail the combination of Mahabalipuram tour and Pondicherry tour from Chennai? Try out this 2 day Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry tour from Chennai to explore several world heritage sites. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the group of monuments of Mahabalipuram and Shore temple.

  • Explore and stroll the lanes of French colonies of Pondicherry.

  • Visit Matrimandir in Auroville which is built for unity of mankind.

  • Experience hassle free pick and drop facility in a comfortable vehicle.

  • Services of a professional driver. 

 

DETAILED OVERVIEW

Mahabalipuram, the combination of lovely beach and single rock cut carvings, known more for its architecture; the monuments were carved by the Pallava Dynasty in 7th centuries, nearly 1400 years ago. Mahabalipuram also has splendid places for tourists to stay. Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. This city is popular for its structural design and calmness depicting French style, a lot of eateries which serve wood-fired pizzas especially. To get the real time experience, avail the benefits of this Chennai tour package.  

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Start from Chennai, visit Mahabalipuram and drive to Pondicherry

  • The driver will pick up the guests from the hotel or residence in Chennai.
  • We will drive to Mahabalipuram which is 56 km away from Chennai which almost takes one and half hours to reach.
  • Visit Shore temple which Mahabalipuram is famous for, built by Pallavas which overlooks the sea.
  • Take a visit to Pancha Rathas which are dedicated to Pandavas and also visit rock-cut temples and a lighthouse from where we can witness the aerial view of the town.
  • Arjuna's penance, Krishna's butter ball and other rock-cut temples are also part of group of monuments which are considered to be UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • We will drive to Pondicherry which is 95 km away and take a rest for the day or you can just go for street shopping. As Pondicherry is known for its clothes and other souvenirs.
  • The driver will drop the guests to the hotel in Pondicherry.

Day 2: Visit Aurobindo Ahram, French Colony, Auroville and drive back to Chennai.

  • After morning breakfast, visit Aurobindo ashram, which was built in 1926 and one of the major attractions.
  • Take a visit to the French colony where you can see the buildings built in the French style and looks colorful too.
  • Take a drive along the promenade beach or you may even take a walk along the beach.
  • Drive to Auroville and visit Matrimandir where you can see golden globe.
  • After the visit, start the drive back to Chennai and reach by late evening.

*This is just a suggested itinerary*

Basic Details

Start Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Start time
7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyTours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O530A2487

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Chennai city hotel/residence
  • All transportation using private air-conditioned Sedan Car or SUV (as chosen)
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • Usage of 600 km (more than sufficient)
  • All toll charges

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees or tickets
  • Any parking fees
  • Any accommodation and meals
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

 

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Important Information

  • The guests may choose to skip or add a new place to the itinerary
  • Pick up & drop off has to be the in the Chennai city limits
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar
  • Night charge of Rs. 250 is applicable if the cab service is used beyond 10:00 pm
  • The tour has a kilometer limit of 600 kilometers which is more than sufficient 
  • After 600 kilometers, additional per kilometer charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver in cash)
    • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 10 per km (additional kilometer charge)
    • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 13 per km (additional kilometer charge)
  • This is not a guided tour

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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5.0

Avirup

26 Dec 2019

Very good cab driver but the app needs some improvement.

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  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
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