Pondicherry : With a coast line of 32 kms, well-planned French Boulevard town, palm-fringed beaches, resorts, backwaters, water sports centre, fishing villages, harbour, the pier, the famous Aurobindo Ashram, the international city of Auroville, world-renowned Yoga centres and other attractions, Pondicherry is the ideal place to spend your holidays with your family. There's something for every one.

 

The origin of Pondicherry is buried in legends. According to one view, the town was once called Vedapuri and was a seat of Vedic culture, and the abode of Sage Agastya. Prof. Jonvean Dubrouil, the French archeologist believes that the Ashram of Agastya was on the very spot where the main building of Sri Aurobindo Ashram stands today.

Location : Pondicherry / Chettinad

 

Duration : 5 Night 6 Days - Pondicherry (2 Night) - Chettinad (3 Night)

 

Itinerary :

 

Day ONE: Pondicherry

Arrival at Chennai Airport. Transfer to Pondicherry. En route visit Mahabalipuram (1 hour 30 minutes drive). Mahabalipuram - Visit Shore Temple, which is now a World Heritage Monument and other stone carvings and rock-cut temples. Lunch at Radisson Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram (Direct payment). Arrive at Pondicherry (2 hours drive) and check in at Palais De Mahe. Evening, spend time at the beach. Overnight at Palais De Mahe. 

 

DAY TWO: Pondicherry

After breakfast, proceed for a guided tour of Pondicherry starting with Auroville. Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. It was founded by the mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. The soul of the Auroville is Matrimandir which represents the Universal Mother or the Divine Consciousness. Lunch is available at the visitor's centre in Auroville (Direct payment). Afternoon visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Museum, Botanical Garden, Churches etc. Evening at leisure for own activities. Overnight at Palais De Mahe.

 

DAY THREE: Chettinad

After breakfast, check-out and proceed from Pondicherry to Chettinad. En route, visit Chidambaram (2 hours drive). Chidambaram has one of the oldest, most venerated and magni cent temples of South India. Shiva Nataraja or the Dancing Shiva stands in his cosmic dance pose in the sanctum sanctorum. Flanking the temple are 108 sculptured illustrations of Bharat Natya Shastra. En route, visit to Tanjore (2 hours 30 minutes drive). Tanjore - Visit the most spectacular of temples, the Brihadishwara capped by a monolithic cupola made of a single granite rock weighing 80 tons. The temple itself is decorated with carved panels depicting mythological events. Lunch at Hotel Parisutham, Tanjore (Direct payment). Arrive at Chettinad by evening (2 hours drive) and check –in at Visalam. Dinner and Overnight at Visalam

 

DAY FOUR: Chettinad

After breakfast, local sightseeing of Chettinad which includes visit to Raja's Palace, old Chettiar Mansions, Athangudi village to see the hand-made tiles, handloom saree weaving house, Chettiar Clan temples, local markets, bullock cart ride, cycle tour. Dinner and Overnight at Visalam.

 

DAY FIVE: Chettinad

After breakfast, day visit to Madurai (One way 2 hours drive). Madurai visit includes the Sree Meenakshi Temple which is dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopurams. Lunch at Hotel Heritage, Madurai (Direct payment). Back to Visalam. Evening cooking demonstration.Dinner and Overnight at Visalam

 

DAY SIX: Trichy Airport

After breakfast, drive back to Trichy International Airport (2 Hours) 

 

 

Visit pondicherry & Chettinad

PACKAGE WITH CAR + HOTEL 

Inclusive :

  • The above offer is applicable only for this particular itinerary for a minimum of 05 nights.
  • This offer is extendable on pro-rata basis.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at Palais De Mahe, Pondicherry
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at at Visalam, Chettinad
  • All Applcable Taxes
  • Breakfast at Palais De Mahe
  • Breakfast & Dinner at Visalam

Hotel Included

Palais De Mahe  : Standard Room : CP Plan : 2 Night / 

Visalam : Standard Room : MAP Plan : 3 Night

  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
CGH Temple Trail Chennai to Chettinad (5 Night / 6 Days ) Package - Ex. Chennai (0)