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Chennai to Chennai: A Temple and Cultural Expedition

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4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on an enriching journey through the heart of southern India with our ‘Chennai to Chennai: A Temple and Cultural Expedition.’ Explore the captivating temples of Chennai, Thanjavur, and Trichy, each steeped in rich history and architectural splendor. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Tamil Nadu, discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and unwind on the serene beaches of Pondicherry. This all-encompassing tour offers a perfect blend of spirituality, heritage, and relaxation, leaving you with lasting memories of southern India.


  • Explore the rich heritage of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram, including ancient temples and monolithic wonders.
  • Discover the experimental community of Auroville and the French Quarters in picturesque Pondicherry.
  • Visit architectural marvels like the Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur and the historic temples of Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram.
  • Explore the religious significance of Trichy with visits to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and the Rock Fort Temple.
  • Conclude your journey with a scenic drive back to Chennai, ending your South Indian adventure.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 42%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 42%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 52%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 50%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 55%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 53%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 58%


Day 1: Chennai - Pondicherry (235kms)
Arrival in Chennai, pick up from your hotel or the airport, and drive to Pondicherry. Enroute, visit Kanchipuram Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Temple, Vaikundhaperumal Temple, and Kamakshiamman Temple. Continue to Mahabalipuram to explore Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishnas Butterball, 7th century Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and The Arjuna`s Penance. Drive to Pondicherry, check in at your hotel, and overnight stay.
Day 2: Pondicherry
After breakfast, visit Auroville, an experimental community founded in 1968. Explore the Matrimandir and head to Pondicherry Museum. Stroll through the French Quarters, admire colonial architecture, and visit French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Spend the evening relaxing on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (185kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur. Enroute, visit Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram Temple. Arrive in Thanjavur, check in at your hotel, and overnight stay.
Day 4: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)
After breakfast, explore Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, Thanjavur Art Gallery, and Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur. Drive to Trichy, check in at your hotel, and visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Rock Fort Temple. Overnight stay in Trichy.
Day 5: Trichy - Chennai (330kms)
After breakfast, drive to Chennai and drop off at your hotel or the airport.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 4 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thanjore - Svatma
Trichy - Sangam Hotels


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