INDIA – A Riot of Colors, 7 Days


Day 1           HO CHI MINH CITY - CHENNAI

Upon arrival, welcome by the representative at Chennai International Airport (Airport welcome lounge).

Transfer to the hotel and check-in.

Note: Rooms will be available from 14h00.

Overnight in Chennai.

Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican Church.

Day 2           CHENNAI - PONDICHERRY       (B/D)

After breakfast, drive towards Pondicherry, one of the most popular tourist destinations in southern India. Pondicherry has many beautiful colonial buildings, churches, temples, and statues which combined with the systematic town planning and the well planned French style avenues, still preserve much of the colonial ambiance. It is also a popular weekend destination. It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture, virgin beaches and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied city. The most popular tourist destinations are the four beaches in Pondicherry, which are Promenade Beach, Paradise Beach, The Auroville Beach and Serenity Beach.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

In the afternoon, visit . Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a small, spiritual community named for and set up by Sri Aurobindo, the revolutionist who left politics and turned into a spiritual leader after a moment of Enlightenment. The Ashram aims to help people see within themselves and surrender themselves to a higher spiritual power, offering yoga and meditation practices, as well as a number of publications.

Later have a Rickshaw Ride through the beautiful and calm streets of Pondicherry to discover the French colonies. Continue to visit the “Eglise de Sacré Coeur De Jesus”, it is a catholic church that is noted for its Gothic architecture and stained glass planes. This must visit Pondicherry tour attraction has beautiful glass paintings that depict the entire life of Jesus Christ. Later visit the statue of Joseph François and end the day by visiting the local market (Bazar). The Bazaar is a spectrum of color, sounds and scents, offering such varied items as flashy clothes, idols, vegetables, flower garlands and an energetic fish market. With so much ongoing activity in this busy market, it is a treat for the senses to absorb the haggling of the vendors and attractive piles of produce to draw in their visitors.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 3           PONDICHERRY       (B/D)

After breakfast, take an excursion to Auroville. This is the place where people from different nationalities, religions, creeds and beliefs can live in peace and harmony. The construction of this 'universal town' was started in 1968 and is still under progress. Various countries have offered to build permanent colonies that will reflect the culture and ethos of the respective country. Rest of the day will be at leisure for own activities.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 4           PONDICHERRY - MAHABALIPURAM (100km - 3 hours)      (B/D)

After breakfast, drive towards Mahabalipuram.

Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves, Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram as it is famously known, is a historically important and well-loved tourist location situated on the Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal, in the state of Tamil Nadu. Once the abode of the famous demon king Mahabali, Mahabalipuram was later renamed Mamallapuram. The serenity, the alluring atmosphere and the impressive setting with many beautiful white sandy beaches dotted with casuarina trees are all reasons as to why one would want to visit this wonderful town.
On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure for own activities.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

Day 5           MAHABALIPURAM        (B/D)

After breakfast, visit UNESCO world heritage site; the group of Monuments like the Shore Temple. The Five Rathas and Arjuna's Penance.

Built during the 7th century, Shore Temple is one of the oldest South Indian temples constructed in the Dravidian style and depicts the royal taste of the Pallava dynasty. It is a testimonial to the heritage of India. The Shore Temple's name originated as a result of its overlooking the shore of Bay of Bengal. The Shore Temple is no more a living temple. It was constructed as a work of art. The Pallavas, who were known to be great patrons of art wanted to create a temple in their own style of architecture.

The Five Rathas, also known as Panch Rathas, is an exemplary set of rock temples. They are excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. These temples are built in the same shape as pagodas. The rathas are associated with the great epic Mahabharata.

The Arjuna’s Penance; carved edifice is named after the Mahabharata hero, Arjuna where he is shown to be performing an austerity to receive a boon from Shiva to fight the Mahabharata war. Another sculpture shows how King Bhagiratha brought river Ganges down to earth so that the souls of his ancestors could rest in peace. Rest of the day will be at leisure for own activities.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Mahabalipuram.


After breakfast, drive towards Kanchipuram.

Arrive Kanchipuram and visit the famous Sri Ekambareswar temple. The Temple is considered one of the most popular and largest temples in Kanchipuram. It is situated on a huge area and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the form of Prithvilingam. The temple comprises an intricately carved 1000-pillared hall, 5 spacious corridors, massive outer stonewall and a 57 meters high Gopuram. Some 1,008 Shivalingams adorn the inner walls of the temple.

Later visit Kanchi Kailasanathar temple. The temple was built in 7th century AD by a Pallava king named Rajasimha known as Narasimhavarman II. This Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is famous for its magnificent Vimana, the gopuram over the Sanctum Sanctorum. It speaks volumes of architectural beauty that flourished in the reign of Pallava King. Kailasanatha temple is the biggest sandstone temple in the world.

Visit to a Local silk Saree (Kanjeevaram) weaving factory. Borrowing its name from the village of its origin, Kanchipuram Silk Saree or Kanjeevaram is essentially a silk saree that can well be considered South India’s answer to the more popular Banarasi saree. Owing to the thick fabric and deep colors mixed with hints of gold, this saree is preferred for festive occasions and celebrations. Like with most silk sarees, you can count on Kanjeevaram or Kanchipuram silk sarees to be the perfect outfit choice when you are looking for a classy ethnic option. Afternoon continue drive to Chennai. On Chennai arrival have a panoramic orientation tour of the city. Chennai was established by the British during the 17th century. However, the city has a great historical past that is evident from some of the famous constructions in the city that stand the test of time to prove that the city is much more ancient than its accounted years.

Check in and dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Chennai.

Day 7           CHENNAI - DEPART        (B)

After breakfast, the representative will meet you at the hotel and assist you in your transfer from Hotel to Chennai International Airport.

Note: Rooms should be released at noon.

End of our services


Our price indcludes:

  • 06 nights accommodation in the above mentioned Hotels or Similar on the basis of  Twin / Double room
  • Half Board (breakfast from day 02 until breakfast of day 07 – no lunches are included) All meals are on basis of fixed menu as per the hotel’s standard buffet 
  • All transfers and sightseeing by Indian Make Air-conditioned Vehicle.
  • 02 Pax   : AC Innova
  • 03 – 05  : AC Tempo Traveler (09 Seats)
  • 06 – 10  : AC Mini Coach (17 Seats) - Tata
  • English speaking Accompanying guide for the entire tour (Chennai to Chennai). The guide will stay in different hotels in all the cities.
  • All the Monuments Entrances as per the program.
  • Visit to the fish market in PONDICHERRY.
  • Rickshaw ride in Pondicherry.
  • Visit to a silk factory in KANCHIPURAM.
  • One bottle (500 ML - per person) of packaged drinking water in each room (in all hotels).
  • 01 bottle (500 ML) of packaged drinking water in the vehicle on arrival in Chennai.
  • Daily 02 Bottle (500 ML each) of packaged drinking water per person during sightseeing.
  • Farewell Gift 1 per couple / 1 per single person.
  • Welcome with flower Garland on arrival at Chennai airport.
  • Assistance on arrival and departure.
  • Tolls, parking, fuel, interstate taxes and visitor and government taxes

Not include:

  • Any insurance.
  • Any Air ticket, airport taxes and visa fees.
  • Any kind of Personal expenses (tips, drinks at meals (extra charge), camera / video fees when visiting monuments, phone calls, medical expenses.
  • Any service which is not included in the inclusion list.

VALIDITY: From 10 to 28 February 2018