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Coastal Charms of South India: Chennai to Pondicherry



2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Discover the enchanting coastal wonders of South India on our “Coastal Charms of South India” tour, a captivating journey from Chennai to Pondicherry. This 3-day adventure takes you on a cultural and historical odyssey, immersing you in the vibrant city of Chennai, the serene town of Pondicherry, and the mesmerizing coastal beauty in between. Explore the rich heritage of Chennai with visits to Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum. Along the scenic drive to Pondicherry, stop at Kanchipuram and the magnificent Golden Temple in Vellore. In Pondicherry, experience the unique blend of French colonial charm, spirituality at Auroville, and the beauty of Mahabalipuram’s historic treasures. -This journey promises a harmonious fusion of culture, spirituality, and natural beauty, making it an unforgettable exploration of South India’s coastal charms.

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  • Explore the ancient wonders of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring intricate temples, grand ruins, and captivating history.
  • Witness the magnificent Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and admire its stunning architecture and religious significance.
  • Discover the Royal Enclosure, a regal complex showcasing the remnants of palaces, markets, and ornate structures from the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Vittala Temple with its iconic stone chariot, remarkable musical pillars, and finely carved sculptures.
  • Enjoy a serene boat ride on the Tungabhadra River, offering picturesque views of the surreal boulder-strewn landscape of Hampi.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 55%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 61%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Upon your arrival at Chennai International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Chennai. After settling in, you'll have the opportunity to embark on a journey of exploration in this vibrant city. Your sightseeing adventure for the day will include visits to some of Chennai's most iconic landmarks:

Fort St. George: Discover the historical significance of this British-era fort, which houses several interesting museums, including the Fort Museum and the Museum of the Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple: Immerse yourself in the rich architectural and spiritual heritage of Chennai with a visit to this magnificent Dravidian-style temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Government Museum: Explore a treasure trove of art, history, and culture as you peruse the impressive collections within this museum, which boasts a wide range of artifacts and exhibits.

After a day filled with cultural and historical exploration, return to your hotel in Chennai for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2: Chennai - Pondicherry (295kms)
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, get ready for an exciting road trip. Today's journey will take you from Chennai to the enchanting town of Pondicherry, with captivating stops along the way:

Kanchipuram: Begin your day with a visit to Kanchipuram, often referred to as the "City of a Thousand Temples." Explore the timeless beauty and spirituality of this ancient city, known for its silk sarees and sacred shrines.

Golden Temple in Vellore: En route to Pondicherry, make a detour to visit the exquisite Golden Temple in Vellore. Marvel at the intricate gold-plated facades and serene surroundings of this important spiritual site.

After these enriching experiences, continue your drive to Pondicherry, where you will check in at your hotel. Spend a peaceful evening relaxing and unwinding in this coastal haven. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 3: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (160kms)
Today, you'll explore the cultural and historical treasures of both Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram before concluding your journey:

Auroville: Begin your day with a visit to Auroville, an experimental township and a symbol of human unity. Explore the Matrimandir and experience the serene ambiance of this spiritual community.

Pondicherry Museum: Dive into the rich history and heritage of Pondicherry as you explore the exhibits in this captivating museum.

French Quarters: Take a leisurely drive through the charming French Quarters of Pondicherry, where you'll encounter colonial architecture, picturesque streets, and vibrant cultural landmarks.

In the afternoon, drive to the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, where you'll discover its historical wonders, including the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, and the Five Rathas.

Finally, return to Chennai, where you will be dropped off at Chennai International Airport. Your memorable journey through the cultural and historical gems of Tamil Nadu comes to an end, leaving you with cherished memories to take home. Safe travels!


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 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 air fare
  • 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
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa


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