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Chennai Tour 3 day package.
Day - 1 »» Chennai.
Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel.
After lunch at hotel, sightseeing tour starts, visiting
Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day - 2 »» Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapuram.
After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram ( 76 kms/01.50 hrs ) – is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara , Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi,Varadarajaswamy and the Sakiswarar Temple are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Lunch at local restaurant and later drive to Mamallapooram.
Afternoon visit the city - built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipuram, this ancient Pallava port, is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town , shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. The rock carvings depicting mythological episodes - of demons, Gods and animals in battle and others - are truly poems in stone. The only shore temple which remains here is the spectacular two - spired shrine, unique because it houses both Lord Shiva and the Lord Vishnu in its sanctum-sanctorum.The other areas are the Five Raths, The Arjuna's Penance and the Tiger cave. Return to chennai and overnite stay at hotel.
Day - 3 » Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Drive to Pondicherry, which is 132 kms. & approx 04 hrs. drive. Transfer to hotel.
Today you will make a Sightseeing tour of Pondicherry which includes visit to the Vardaraja Perumal Temple, Vedapureeswarar Temple & Manakula Vinayagar Temple.
After breakfast drive to visit Aurbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo's ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. After lunch at hotel, visit Auroville - a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. Dinner and return to Chennai.