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Tamilnadu Rich Temples & Pondicherry French Colony Tour from Chennai



5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Tamilnadu Rich Temples & Pondicherry French Colony Tour will begin with your arrival in Chennai and include Kanchipuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Darasuram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Chidambaram, Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram in its itinerary. You will visit many temples, each surpassing other in terms of their architectural beauty of which few are active and few non active temples, few small and few largest temples. Private AC vehicle, local English-speaking guide and monuments entrances are well included in package price.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 46.2%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 47.2%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 56.1%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 56.6%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 59.4%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 59.3%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 63.5%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Later visit Fort St. George, St Mary's Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Vellore (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Vellore via visiting Kanchipuram Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple & Kamakshiamman temple. Continue drive to Vellore and check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple gilded with 1500kg of pure gold. Also visit Vellore Fort & Jalakandeswarar Temple inside the fort. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Vellore - Trichy (280kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Trichy via Tiruvannamalai a Hindu pilgrimage town at the foot of sacred Arunachala Hill. Visit ancient Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple & Unnamalai Amman. Continue drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Evening visit Ranganathaswamy Temple to attend Arti. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Trichy - Thanjavur (60kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world. The Rock Fort 83m high only outcrop in the flat land said to be the oldest rock in the world 230 crore years old. Drive to Thanjavur check in at hotel. Later visit Brihadeshwara Temple built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Also visit Thanjavur Palace & Museum. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Pondicherry (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry. Enroute visit Darasuram Airavateshwarar temple a storehouse of art and architecture. Gangaikonda Cholapuram, temple complex which includes Nandi Mandapa, Alankar Mandapa, Maha Mandapa, Mukha Mandapa and Ardha Mandapa. Continue drive and visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple dedicated to the dancing posture of Lord Shiva. Arrive Pondicherry check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Pondicherry - Chennai (160kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Later drive to Chennai enroute stop at Mahabalipuram to visit Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishna Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. Continue drive to Chennai and drop off to airport.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 Nights' accommodation in 4-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?
4-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Tanjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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