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Golden Temples to French Quarters: A Cultural Odyssey



1 Nights / 2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on a captivating cultural journey through South India with our “Golden Temples to French Quarters” tour. Explore ancient marvels like Kailasanathar, Ekambareswarar, and Varadharaja temples in Kanchipuram, along with the opulent Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple in Vellore. Then, immerse yourself in Pondicherry’s rich history and French heritage, strolling through charming French Quarters, colonial villas, and vibrant Tamil settlements. Discover the fascinating monolithic temples, shore temples, and massive rock-cut reliefs of Mahabalipuram before returning to Chennai. This odyssey promises a blend of spirituality, artistry, and cultural diversity at every turn.


  • Explore the ancient temples of Kanchipuram, including the Kailasanathar and Ekambareswarar temples.
  • Visit the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and historic Vellore Fort in Vellore.
  • Immerse in the unique culture of Auroville and discover the serene Matrimandir.
  • Explore Pondicherry's French Quarters and Tamil settlements, and visit the Pondicherry Museum.
  • Marvel at the historic treasures of Mahabalipuram, including the Monolithic Temples and Shore Temple, before returning to Chennai.

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 46%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 55%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 55%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 59%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 58%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 63%


Day 1: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Vellore - Pondicherry (295kms)
Pickup from your Chennai hotel and drive to Pondicherry via Kanchipuram and Vellore. Visit ancient temples in Kanchipuram, including the Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple, and Kamakshiamman temple. Proceed to Vellore to see the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and the historic Vellore Fort. Later, drive to Pondicherry and check in at your hotel.
Day 2: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (160kms)
Explore Auroville, an experimental community founded in 1968, and visit the Matrimandir, a unique golden-domed temple. Discover the Auroville Botanical Gardens and the Pondicherry Museum, housing an impressive collection of bronze sculptures and more. Stroll through Pondicherry's French Quarters and vibrant Tamil settlements. Then, drive to Chennai via Mahabalipuram to see Monolithic Temples, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance. Finally, return to Chennai and drop off at your hotel.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 1 Night's accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.
  • Monuments 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 below mentioned hotels or similar
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa


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