Tamil Nadu Triangle, consisting ofUNESCO listed Archaeological, historical &culturallysites south India | Luxury train Journey

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Tamil Nadu Triangle  /  5 Days

Chennai – Puducherry - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram – Onward

Tamil Nadu is one of the most culturally, Historial & Archéologique rich states of the Southern part of India. Tamil Nadu tour will take you witness some amazing cities of the state- Chennai, Puducherry township of Auroville, an Oasis of Peace & Enlighten, Kanchipuram the “City of seven Pagodas” and Mahabalipuram The most renowned Landmark of Shore Temple. These cities boast of being home to some ancient temple, which are architectural marvels.

Tour Highlights

  • Heritage site of Mahabalipuram
  • Blue Mountain Ooty
  • Enjoy the Puducherry
  • Visit to Auroville
  • Enjoy the Kanchipuram the “City of seven Pagodas”
  • Visit the Sea Side town of Mamallapuram
  • Visit to Sore Temple in Mamallapuram
  • Visit to Arjuna's Penance

Day 01

Arrive Chennai

Today Arrive Chennai (formerly Madras) The Capital of Tamil Nadu. You are greeted & escorted transfer to hotel. Specify your flight

Chennai is the gateway of South India will put you in touch with a different phase of India – Classical, Ancient, Gentle and the 4th largest city in India. Spread over 50 miles and features a large and beautiful waterfront on the Bay of Bengal. Inside the Fort we see Saint Mary’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India, and the grave of Saint Thomas the Apostle. Also visit the National Art Gallery, Museum, which house some beautiful temple friezes and South Indian bronzes & the Cathedral of San Thome. Later visit to the Mylapore Temple, Marina Beach & Famous Golden Beach. Overnight stay at Chennai [D]

Day 02

Chennai –Puducherry 125 kms/ 2.30 hrs

After breakfast country side drive to Pondicherry presents an unusual combination of European Culture & Indian traditions. An added attraction fair is the township of Auroville, an Oasis of Peace & Enlighten. Another hallowed spotted Aurobindo Ashram which drowse devotees from all over the world, visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. [B, D]

Auroville - or the ‘City of Dawn’ - was conceived as a place of research into the ideal of human unity by the Mother, the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. The idea is to build a futuristic city where people of goodwill can live together in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. Auroville came into existence in 1968. Its Charter says, “To live in Auroville one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness”, and describes it as “belonging to nobody in particular, but to humanity as a whole”; as a place “of constant progress”; and as “a bridge between the past and the future.” Overnight stay Pondichery

Day 03

Puducherry – Kanchipuram 125 Kms/ 2.30 hrs - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram en route scares city of Kanchipuram the “City of seven Pagodas” where we see outcroppings of rock that have been delicately carved into temples and life-sized replicas of elephants, lions and bulls. The carved Penance of Bhaghirata here is the largest bas-relief in the world. [B, D]

Our drive continued to the little Sea Side town of Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), an hour’s drive from Kanchipuram 70 kms from Puducherry situated on the East Coast of Tamil Nadu has pris time beaches, spanning 20 kms, bright Sun & Crisp Sand, Wrapping up untold tales of the 7th Century. Here time stands still; and presents meet the past. A serene town nested amidst the historical stone sculptures and medieval architecture, that stands witness to the rich heritage – Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay in Taj Fishermen’s Cove [B, D]

Day 04


Today visit to Shore Temple: The most renowned landmark of Mamallapuram is the Shore Temple. Standing alone on the shore, this temple is protected by a wall constructed to minimize erosion. It is believed that at one point in time there were seven such temples, six of them were victims to the natural elements of erosion.

Arjuna's Penance: This quaint little town of Mamallapuram in enriched with ancient with ancient and splendid sculptures. Each of the beautiful works of art has a story to tell. Like the large 27 m by 9 m bas-relief that narrates the tale of Arjuna's Penance. Arjuna here is shown standing on one leg to please Lord Shiva into helping him win back the Pandava Empire. A fascinating combination of humans, animals and celestial beings seem to be rushing to the revered scene. Most prominent among them is a 4.8 m majestic elephant leading a procession. Also known as the Descent of the Ganga, this impressive canvas portrays the life giving River Ganges flowing out from its high source in the Himalayas. Enchanting stories from the Panchatantra are also a part of this magnificent bas-relief. Overnight stay in Taj Fishermen Cove [B, D]

Day 05

Mahabalipuram - Onward

Say good-bye to this fascinating Land with sweet and memorable memories & transfer to Madras International Airport to board the Flight for onward Destination for Hometown [B]

Price based on Twin Sharing

Occupancy Apr - Sep 2017 Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
Per Person USD 825 USD 330
SGL Supplement USD 925 USD 375

Note: Above rates are not valid from 22 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Hotels Used

Destination Hotel Name Category Room Type
Chennai GRT Radisson 5 star Deluxe
Puducherry Palais de Mahe Heritage Deluxe Standard
Mahabalipuram Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay 5 star Chalet-Garden

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 01 Nights stay in Chennai
  • 01 Night stay in Puducherry
  • 02 Nights stay in Mahabalipuram
  • Inclusive of all Hotel Taxes and service charges


  • 05 Breakfast at hotel restaurant
  • 05 Dinner at Hotel restaurant


  • All transfers, Sightseeing and excursions by Air conditioned vehicle
  • Services of local English Speaking Guides in Puducherry, Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram
  • All State taxes, toll taxes & Parking Charges
  • All monument and park entry fees wherever applicable


Laundry, Insurance, Tips, hard drink/beer, Telephone Calls, Still & Video Camera fees in Monuments and Expenses like personal nature

Important Note

Delhi to Chennai air fare will give you at the time of booking

Check-in time 1500 hrs & Check-out time 1200 hrs for hotels in Mahabalipuram

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