COUNTRIFIED TAMILNADU 4N/5D
|Starting Point of the tour||Mamallapuram|
|Ending Point of the tour||Mamallapuram|
Day 1: Mamallapuram
Arrive at Chennai and transfer to Mamallapuram. After refreshments, we leave to explore the quaint little historical town celebrated forits picture perfect Shore Temple, world’s largest bas relief, Arjuna’s Penance and the famous Five Rathas.
Overnight at Mamallapuram
Day 2: Mamallapuram to Kancheepuram
After an early breakfast we will be riding to Kancheepuram. Itispopular for its gorgeous temples and renowned crafted silk weaving industry. We are going to witness few old temples and one of the silk weaving centers in Kancheepuram.
Overnight @ Kanchipuram
Day 3: Kancheepuram to Thiruvannamalai
Today we will be riding to Thiruvannamalai viaGingee fort. It is much more popular for its temples than forts. The fort is the “most impregnable fortress in India" and it was called the "Troy of the East" by the British.
We then ride to Thiruvannamalai. ThiruvannamalaiShiva temple is one of the largest in India and it covers 10 hectares. The spectacular gopuram (tower) is 66m high and dates from 750AD. Overnight atThiruvannamalai
Day 4: Thiruvannamalai to Pondicherry
After an early morning breakfast, we head for the two caves high up on the Arunachala hill namely Skandashramam and Virupaksha Cave where RamanaMaharshi had spent 23 years before moving down to the foot of the hill which is now known as Ramana Ashram. The peaceful ambience of the cave instantly brings a calming effect on the visitors who reach there after a strenuous trek.
Then we will be riding to Pondicherry. This Indo – French town is known for its mixed culture, colonial buildings, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the international village called Aurovile.
Overnight at Pondicherry
Day 5: Pondicherry to Mamallapuram
After you enjoy this multicolored town we head to Auroville. Aurovilleaspires to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all differences. The meditation chamber, shops and galleries are really interesting. Then you are going to ride to Mamallapuram via the scenic ECR Road.
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