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Heritage Trail: Chennai, Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram



1 Nights / 2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on a captivating journey through Tamil Nadu’s rich heritage on our “Heritage Trail: Chennai, Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram” tour. Explore the historic wonders of Chennai, visit the renowned temples of Kanchipuram, and wander through the ancient marvels of Mahabalipuram. Discover the cultural tapestry, architectural brilliance, and spiritual significance of these iconic destinations in southern India.


  • Explore Kanchipuram's sacred temples, each with its unique architectural and spiritual significance.
  • Uncover the historical marvels of Gingee Fort, a majestic complex with a rich past.
  • Experience the spiritual and cultural diversity of Auroville and the tranquility of Pondicherry beach.
  • Stroll through the charming French Quarters of Pondicherry and explore its colonial landmarks.
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram with its ancient rock-cut monuments and exquisite Dravidian temple architecture.

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 - Gingee Fort - Pondicherry (230kms)
Your journey begins with a morning pickup from your Chennai hotel. From there, you'll drive to the coastal town of Pondicherry. En route, you'll make fascinating stops.

Kanchipuram: Your first stop is the sacred town of Kanchipuram. Here, you'll explore an array of stunning temples, including the Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Temple, Vaikundhaperumal Temple, and Kamakshiamman Temple. Each temple has its unique architectural and spiritual significance.

Gingee Fort: Continue your journey to Gingee Fort, a majestic fort complex built across three hillocks. While here, you'll discover various historical structures like Kalyan Mahal, Chenjiamman Temple, Anaikulam Pond, prisons, granaries, Kamalakkani Temple, watchtower, Ranganathar Temple, and more. This visit will provide insights into the region's rich history.

After a day filled with cultural and historical exploration, you'll proceed to Pondicherry, where you'll check in at your hotel. Spend the evening relaxing on the serene Pondicherry beach, taking in the coastal breeze.
Day 2: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (160kms)
Auroville & Pondicherry Museum: Begin your day with a visit to Auroville, an experimental township known for its spiritual and cultural diversity. Explore the tranquil atmosphere and the famous Matrimandir (the golden globe).

French Quarters & Colonial Exploration: Next, discover the enchanting French Quarters of Pondicherry. Stroll through the charming mustard streets, marvel at colonial villas, and see landmarks like the French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, various churches, and French schools.

Mahabalipuram: Your journey continues as you drive to Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its ancient rock-cut monuments. Explore the Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, the Shore Temple, and the iconic Arjuna's Penance, all of which are exquisite examples of Dravidian temple architecture.

Return to Chennai: After a day of cultural immersion, you'll drive back to Chennai. Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your Chennai hotel or the airport, leaving you with lasting memories of this enriching journey through Tamil Nadu's cultural treasures.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 1 Night's accommodation in 5-stary 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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