Day 01: Arrive Chennai
Pickup from the airport or railway station & drive. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Chennai, covering St. Marry Church, Kapileshwara Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Museum & Marina Beach (largest in Asia). Return back to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at Chennai.
Day 02: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Morning drive to Kanchipuram, covering 175 kms. En-route visit Mahabalipuram Shore Temple, one of the oldest in south dating back to 8th century AD is a good example of the first phase of structural temples constructed in Dravidian style. The Five Rathas, a group of five monolithic temples, each created in different style. Continue drive to Pondicherry. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 03: Pondicherry
Start the day with a heritage walk to introduce you to the city. Theheritage walk was designed to highlight Pondicherry’s rich architectural heritage. Today, tourists and residents can still enjoy this exploration of the Tamil and French Quarters. Guides were trained, and a brochure with a map of the old city and the various routes was published in English, Tamil, French and Italian. Watch an introductory video on the architectural heritage of Pondicherry. For the adventure seekers, join a fun surfing class and learn how to ride the waves! An experienced surfer shows you the ropes and you can choose to extend your session for 2-3 days every morning. In the evening, walk along Beach Road and visit cafés from the Blueberry Curated list of cafes for dinner. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 04: Pondicherry
A guided tour is planned on this day which spans from 7am-9am. From the colourful houses of the Muslim area to the Ashram and the French Touch’ of Beach Road, come and discover Pondicherry in early morning, when only Pondicherians are up. Some stops will be organized to relax tired legs and make it possible for everybody to enjoy explanations. Along with a knowledgeable guide, you will hear the kind of stories people don’t find in travel guides! Later,head out to the Pondicherry Museum to brush up on some of your history. Chill at one of many beautiful cafes around in the evening. Overnight at Pondicherry
Day 05: Depart Pondicherry
Morning is free till departure. Later on drive to Chennai. On arrival transfer to the airport or railway station for departure.