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Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram 2 Days Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore City

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Trip Overview

Take a tour to Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram from Bangalore for a delightful blend of experiences. Pondicherry enchants with its French colonial charm, tranquil beaches, and spiritual ambiance at Auroville, while Mahabalipuram entices with its ancient rock-cut temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and scenic coastal beauty, providing a perfect weekend getaway from the bustling city life of Bangalore.

Highlights

  • Walk barefoot on the beaches of Pondicherry.
  • Feel the essence of France in the buildings, food, and lifestyle.
  • Explore art & culture in Mahabalipuram.
  • Service of an experienced driver and a well-maintained car.

 

Detailed Overview

  • Pondicherry, or Puducherry, the erstwhile French Colony, is the capital city of the Union Territory of Pondicherry, which comprises four major regions, namely Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe, and Yenam. It liesalong the serene East Coast of southern India. Thanks to its French heritage and Auroville, Pondicherry is now a popular tourist destination in South India. Pondicherry is famous for its beaches like Auroville Beach, Serenity Beach, Promenade Beach, and Paradise Beach.
  • Mahabalipuram, a coastal town in Tamil Nadu, is renowned for its ancient rock-cut temples and monuments, dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts exquisite carvings, including the iconic Shore Temple overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Visitors can marvel at the intricately sculpted Rathas (chariots) and the mesmerizing bas-relief known as Arjuna's Penance, depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Mahabalipuram's rich history and architectural wonders make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and culture seekers alike.

 

Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore City Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore to Pondicherry

  • Depart from Bangalore early in the morning to make the most of your day.
  • You will be driven to Pondicherry, which is 315 km, and it will take approximately 5-6 hours to reach Pondicherry.
  • You may check in at the hotel and rest for some time.
  • Arrival in Pondicherry by mid-morning. Start your sightseeing with a visit to Auroville, an experimental township known for its spiritual significance and unique architecture.
  • After exploring Auroville, head to the Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo and his follower, The Mother.
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the many charming cafes in the French Quarter of Pondicherry. Don't miss trying some authentic French cuisine!
  • Spend your afternoon exploring the French Quarter, known for its colonial architecture, colorful streets, and vibrant atmosphere. Visit landmarks like the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Notre Dame des Anges, and the Old Lighthouse.
  • In the evening, relax by the Promenade Beach and enjoy the sunset. You can also indulge in some shopping for souvenirs or local handicrafts.
  • Overnight stay in Pondicherry.

Day 2: Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram and Return to Bangalore

  • After breakfast, check out from your hotel and depart for Mahabalipuram, which is about a 2-hour drive from Pondicherry.
  • Upon arrival in Mahabalipuram, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Group of Monuments. Explore the famous Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Rathas (Five Rathas), and other ancient rock-cut temples and sculptures.
  • Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at one of the local restaurants near the beach.
  • After lunch, you can spend some time relaxing at Mahabalipuram Beach or exploring the local markets for souvenirs.
  • Depart from Mahabalipuram in the late afternoon and start your journey back to Bangalore.
  • Depending on your time of departure from Mahabalipuram and traffic conditions, you should reach Bangalore by late evening.

Please Note -

This is not a guided tour
Itinerary mentioned is only suggestive, you may skip or add any of the places
This is outstation tour, cab can not be used for local Bangalore Tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Bangalore Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Bangalore Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 6:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyWeekend GetawaysMulti-day Tours
Trip Code
O885A3799

Inclusions

  • All transportation in an air-conditioned (A.C.) vehicle.
  • Pick-up and drop-off (Bangalore city limits)
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Driver meals and accommodations
  • Sightseeing tour.
  • Usage of the vehicle up to 775 km.

 

Exclusions

  • Cab parking charges and toll charges.
  • Any interstate charges
  • Accommodation and meals for the guests.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the city limits of Pondicherry.
  • Pick-up address and drop address at the end of the tour should be the same.
  • Sedan (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 kilometre limit of 775 kilometres. Distance is calculated from the pick-up point till the drop point.
  • After 775 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).
  • 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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