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Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Pondicherry 3 Day Tour from Bangalore City

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Trip Overview

Take a 3-day sightseeing tour of Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, and Pondicherry, which were the architectural capitals of the Pallava and Chola dynasties.


Highlights

  • Explore the grandeur and beautiful carvings of Kanchipuram temples
  • Visit the group of monuments in Mahabalipuram and Shore Temple.
  • Enjoy the best of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram with an experienced driver.


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Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Pondicherry Tour from Bangalore Overview

  • Kanchipuram, also called Kanchi or Kanjeevaram, is one of the most ancient cities in southern India and traces its history to the 2nd century BCE as an early Chola capital. Temples are found everywhere, and Kanchipuram has a rich cultural history and is one of the oldest cities in India. Apart from Temple City, Kanchipuram is also known as "Silk City" for its unique hand-woven sarees, which are famous all over the country.

 

  • Mahabalipuram, the combination of a lovely beach and single rock-cut carvings, is known more for its architecture; the monuments were carved by the Pallava Dynasty in the 7th century, nearly 1400 years ago. The rock-cut monuments are well preserved for tourists to study the cultural heritage of India. History lovers will enjoy every inch of each stone at Mahabalipuram.

 

  • Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry, is a charming coastal town on the southeastern coast of India. With a unique blend of French colonial heritage and Tamil culture, Pondicherry offers tranquil beaches, colonial-era architecture, spiritual retreats like Auroville and Aurobindo Ashram, and a vibrant culinary scene showcasing French and South Indian flavors. Its serene ambiance and picturesque streets make it a popular destination for relaxation and cultural exploration.

 

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram and Pondicherry Tour from Bangalore Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore to Mahabalipuram

  • Morning: Depart from Bangalore to Mahabalipuram; it will take around 6-7 hours to cover 350 km. Start early to make the most of your day.
  • Arrive in Mahabalipuram and check into your hotel.
  • Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, including the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, and Pancha Rathas (Five Rathas).
  • Enjoy leisure time exploring the beaches or shopping for local handicrafts.
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Mahabalipuram.

Day 2: Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram

  • Depart from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram (around 1-2 hours to cover 70 km).
  • Explore Kanchipuram, known as the "City of the Thousand Temples." Visit significant temples such as the Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, the Ekambareswarar Temple, and the Varadharaja Perumal Temple. Don't miss out on exploring Kanchipuram's renowned silk saree industry.
  • Enjoy a traditional South Indian lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Continue exploring temples or opt for a visit to Kanchi Kudil, a heritage village showcasing traditional Tamil architecture and lifestyle.
  • Drive to Pondicherry (around 2–3 hours to cover 120 km).
  • Check into your hotel in Pondicherry and relax for the evening.

Day 3: Pondicherry Sightseeing and Return to Bangalore

  • Start your day with a visit to Auroville, an international township known for its spiritual significance and the Matrimandir (a large golden sphere that seems to be emerging out of the earth, symbolising the birth of a new consciousness).
  • Explore the French Quarter of Pondicherry, visiting landmarks like the Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade Beach, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the French War Memorial.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous French-inspired lunch at one of the many quaint cafes or restaurants.
  • Spend some time shopping for souvenirs like handmade paper products, incense, and locally crafted items.
  • Depart from Pondicherry to Bangalore (around 6-7 hours to cover 350 km).
  • Arrive back in Bangalore, concluding your memorable 3-day tour.

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the local Bangalore sightseeing.
  3. The guest can choose their own tour plan to explore all three cities.

Basic Details

Start Point
Bangalore
Finish Point
Bangalore
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyMulti-day ToursWeekend Getaways
Trip Code
O885A3798

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bangalore city hotel or residence
  • All transportation using private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • Drivers meals & accommodations
  • Usage of 900 KM (more than sufficient)

Exclusions

  • Any toll charges and parking fees
  • Interstate taxes
  • Any meals or accommodation for the guest
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • Pick-up address and drop address at the end of the tour should be the same.
  • 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. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometer limit of 900 kilometers
  • After 900 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
    • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre charge).
    • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 16 per km (additional kilometre charge).
    • For Tempo Traveler (12-seater) - Rs. 24 per km (additional kilometre charge).
  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.

Cancellation Policy

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

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick up the guests from the hotel or residence in Bangalore. So please provide the complete address on the booking check-out page.
  • The local person's contact information and phone number will be shared in the booking voucher.
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