From Chennai: Mahabalipuram And Pondicherry Day Tour 8 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

Enjoy a one-day trip from Chennai to Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry and experience Tamil Nadu's culture. Explore historical sites, stunning landscapes, and enriching experiences for a day of discovery. Witness coastal vistas and charming cafes.

Start your journey in Chennai, the dynamic capital city of Tamil Nadu. Enjoy pickup from Chennai Airport, your hotel, or any railway station Station at 8:00 AM allowing for an early departure to optimize exploration time. As you go, feel Chennai's vibrant streets and learn about South Indian life. Depart and drive along the East Coast Road to Mahabalipuram which offers views of the Bay of Bengal, setting the mood for a rewarding day.

Then explore Mahabalipuram, a coastal town known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site classification and ancient rock-cut structures. Visit Lord Shiva's Shore Temple and admire the intricately carved rock-cut sculptures, including Arjuna's Penance and Five Rathas, reflecting Hindu mythology and daily life.

Continue your journey to Pondicherry, a lovely coastal town known for its French colonial past and Tamil culture. Stop at the tranquil Aurobindo Ashram, created by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and learn about integral yoga and meditation. Explore Pondicherry's "White Town," the French Quarter, with colonial architecture and lively eateries.

Visit the French Institute, Raj Niwas, and bougainvillea-lined streets. Continue to the Manakula Vinayagar Temple devoted to Lord Ganesha and explore the region's history at the Pondicherry Museum. Visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for peace and beauty. Bharathi Park and Paradise Beach offer water sports and peaceful relaxation in nature. After enjoying the stunning surroundings, you will be returned to Chennai ending a day of discovery, history, and visual delights.

What's included

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  • Air-conditioned vehicle for comfortable transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off at Chennai (any suggested place)
  • Expert guide for commentary and assistance
  • Sightseeing at Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry
  • All entrance fees and taxes
  • Bottled water


  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the program and inclusions


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Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Chennai , Tamil Nadu, India

Pick up times available: 08:30

Pick up location: Chennai Airport

Ends at: Hotel in Chennai city

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $97 per person