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From Chennai to Pondicherry: Exploring Tamil Nadu’s Rich Culture



7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on a captivating journey from Chennai to Pondicherry and delve into the heart of Tamil Nadu’s rich culture. Discover ancient temples in Chennai, Kanchipuram, and Thanjavur, witness architectural marvels like the Brihadeshwara Temple, and explore the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Mahabalipuram. Immerse yourself in spiritual experiences at Rameshwaram, Chidambaram, and Trichy. Along the way, savor the serene beauty of coastal towns and relax by the pristine beaches of Pondicherry. This cultural odyssey promises a delightful blend of history, spirituality, and coastal charm.


  • Immerse in Chennai's historical and cultural treasures, from Fort St. George to Marina Beach.
  • Explore the ancient temples of Kanchipuram and the spiritual aura of Trichy.
  • Discover the architectural marvels of Madurai, including Meenakshi Temple.
  • Visit the sacred sites of Rameshwaram and explore the heritage of Chettinad.
  • Journey through the historical gems of Thanjavur, Chidambaram, and Pondicherry before concluding your trip in Chennai.

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%
6 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
7 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53%
8 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
9 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56%
10 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 61%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrival in Chennai. Check-in at the hotel. Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Trichy (350kms)
Drive to Trichy via Kanchipuram. Check-in at the hotel and visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple and Jambukeshwara temple. Overnight in Trichy.
Day 3: Trichy - Madurai (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 4: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)
Drive to Rameshwaram. Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple and Adams Bridge. Overnight in Rameshwaram.

Day 5: Rameshwaram - Chettinad - Thanjavur (250kms)
Drive to Thanjavur via Chettinad. Visit historic mansions and continue to Thanjavur. Explore Brihadeshwara Temple and Fort. Overnight in Thanjavur.

Day 6: Thanjavur - Darasuram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Chidambaram - Pondicherry (180kms)
Drive to Pondicherry via Darasuram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Chidambaram. Check-in at the hotel in Pondicherry. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 7: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (150kms)
Visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum. Drive through the French Quarters in Pondicherry. Stop at Mahabalipuram to explore the local attractions. Return to Chennai and check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 8: Chennai - Departure
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 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
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Rameshwaram - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Thanjavur - Svatma
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa


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