Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Journey - Southern Splendour _ Chennai

Chennai & Mahabalipuram: The land of traditions
Chennai & Mamallapuram: Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, it has the 2nd largest seashore in the world. Being the capital city, it is home to a host of Tamil culture art forms including dance, literature, sculpture, music and cinema. Ensconced with temples, this modern city is unique for its allegiance to ancient traditions and ethos.

Situated near Chennai is the famous town of Mamallapuram, a World Heritage Site known for its ancient temples and stone carvings inspired by the Pallava art.

Day 2 - Chennai
5:30 amArrival in Chennai
8:00 amBreakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
9:30 amA drive through the Marina Beach road by coaches.
10:30 amDeparture to Mahabalipuram
11:30 amFive Ratha’s Temple, Shore Shiva Temple and the caves at Mahabalipuram.
2:00 pmLunch at GRT Temple Bay (Radisson).
4:00 pmDrive back to Puducherry railway station by Coaches (Cool Drinks, Biscuits/chips/water/fruits will be available in the coaches)*
5.30pm  Arrive at Puducherry and board TGC and refresh.
6.30pmStroll through the Pristine Beach at Puducherry.
8:00 pmDinner on board the Golden Chariot.
11:30 pmOvernight in the train at Puducherry.