Temples and Andaman Islands

(11 days)

Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Havelock Island, Port Blair, Chennai

Combining two of the most exotic beaches in India, this trip offers holistic insights into the history, culture and natural bounty that the country has to offer. This 11 nights 12 days itinerary consists of some exquisite World Heritage sites, temples and pristine beaches.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Beach
Family

At a Glance

Mahabalipuram (3 nights), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (5 nights), Chennai (Madras) (2 nights)


Tour Highlights

  • Explore the cave temples in Mahabalipuram
  • Ride through the bustling bylanes of Chennai City
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Havelock Island
  • Go on a memorable diving trip in the Andamans

Detailed Itinerary


Mahabalipuram (3 nights)

Days  ( 1 - 4 )

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is a town that saw major development under South Indian King Narasimhavarman I of the Pallava dynasty. Today, the assemblage of impressive monuments at Mahabalipuram has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by scores of domestic and foreign travelers each year. People travel to take in the splendor of Dravidian architecture that contains Buddhist influence in the stone fashioned monolithic sculptures.

Activities

Guided tour of the temple complex of Mahabalipuram. Visit famous attractions which include the Shore temple, Panch Ratha, Varah Cave Temple and Descent of the Ganges to the earth. Later proceed to the sacred city of Kanchipuram for local sightseeing.

 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands (5 nights)

Days  ( 4 - 9 )

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Recently gaining significant attention among domestic as well as international travelers, the virgin Andaman and Nicobar Islands prove to a tropical paradise. With gorgeous flora and fauna unique only to this region, all of which on the setting of pristine beaches, vibrant corals, thick dense forests, and interactions with nature like nowhere else, a trip here can transform the most restless of minds.

Activities

During your 4 days stay in Havelock Island, set out on an excursion to explore the beauty. Stroll along the beaches or indulge in the adventure water sports like diving and snorkeling or simply bask in the sun. Even the idea of getting pampered amidst the comforts of beach hotel is also tempting.

 

Chennai (Madras) (2 nights)

Days  ( 9 - 11 )

Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras)

Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a city that comes with a history going back 369 years. Considered to be the 6th largest city in India and the capital of the State of Tamil Nadu, it offers a vibrant local culture along with an impressive art scene. In addition to having a fabulously established IT sector, it is also among the most preferred medical tourism destinations in the country.

Activities

Guided tour of Chennai to visit the National Museum and Fort St George, a fine example of 17th Century British military architecture. Within the fort there is a museum and St. Mary's Church, the first Anglican Church built in India. Also visit the Basilica of San Thome and the Kapaleeswarar Temple dedicated to Shiva.

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Locations & Directions

Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Havelock Island, Port Blair, Chennai

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Price Range starts from
US$ 1,416 onwards

"Dear Mr. Dhir, I wish to thank you for coordinating all the arrangements to make our trip to Rajasthan a memorable one. Thank you again for your time and efforts."

-Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

(Riyadh)