Description
Serenity Travellers Girls special backpacking Trip To Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram
 
Date: 10rd & 15th Feb 2018
 
Cost:  
 
Plan 1- with Tirupati darshan-
 
Rs. 11000/- Per Head.
 
Plan 2 - without Tirupati darshan
 
Rs. 9500/- per person.
 
Total Seats: 10 Pax.
 
Lead: Radhika
 
Location: Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram
 
Grade: Easy
 
 
About:
 
Serenity Travellers is all set to welcome you to the land of boulders, stone architecture and ancient temples.
Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Major Attractions
 
The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone
 
Pondicherry:
 
Puducherry, a Union Territory, is a former French colony is one of the best places to get a glimpse of colonial heritage with its lanes having small yellow-walled houses along with French cafes serving delicious steaks.
 
Pondicherry, commonly referred as Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India. It was under French rule till 1954 and French influence on the culture can be very well felt over here. The older part of Pondicherry is a stark contrast to the surrounding South Indian cities with small houses, hotels, cafes, street-side shops selling an alternate world of French to the Indians. Auroville with famous Shri Aurobindo Ashram is another reason to visit Pondy beyond beautiful beaches.Pondicherry is a centre to learn the art of yoga, meditation and spirituality. The food, the beer, the beaches, the ashrams, the tranquil in the air, the breezy shores, Pondicherry has a colour for everyone.
 
Pondicherry offers an unmatchable bio-diversity. It covers an area of 479 square kilometres and has traditions, religions and a cultural ancestry being followed.  Local transport journey including cycling.
 
Tirupati Darshan
 
!!!! Blessings from Tirupati Balaji !!!!
 
 
Brief Itinerary
 
Day 1- Saturday 10 th Feb 2018
 
Meeting point- 9am- Chennai airport/Railway or bus station
 
Start journey towards Mahabalipuram (MBP)by public transport, on the way visit Crocodile park. After visit to park will have lunch on the way.
 
Reach MBP by 2.30pm- Check in to guest house freshen up & start local site seeing at 3 pm
 
Visit various unique temples, Pancharatha, Shore temple & end the day with enriching history. 
 
 
Day 2 - Sunday, 11th Feb 2018 
 
Complete remaining points in MBP & 
 
Leave for Pondy by 10.30 am, 
 
Reach Pondy by 1 pm, Check in to Guest house /hotel - freshen up, lunch & visit market for some shopping & end the day at beach with beautiful sunset.
 
 
Day 3 –Monday, 12th Feb 2018
 
Get up for a beautiful Sunrise
 
Explore the city by renting a bicycle/Scooty.
 
Visit Seaside Promenade cover points in the route then move to Chunnambar boat house & paradise beach.
 
Reach out for old light house for sunset
 
 
Day 4 –Tuesday, 13th Feb 2018
 
Get up & rush to Aurovile - Aurobindo Ashram for some meditation & visit Matrimandir.
 
Cover Serenity beach & Vinayagar 
 
Continue exploration and complete the remaining markets & cafes
 
Late night after dinner take bus from Pondy to Chennai
 
 
Day5 - Wednesday, 14th Feb 2018
 
Plan 1- Trip ends with sweet memories.
 
Plan 2-  Early morning 5.30 am leave for Tirupati Balaji darshan. On the way have brealfast & cover some more temples
 
Pls note dress code is Saree or Salwar suit with duppatta
 
 
Day 6 - Thursday, 15th Feb 2018
 
Fly back to Munbai/respective places.
 
 
Inclusions
 
Travelling from Chennai to Chennai.
 
Transport for 4 days,
 
Bicycle rentals/ Scooty rentals,
 
Guest house/Hostel stay on sharing basis,
 
All meals for 4 days (lunch , breakfast & dinner)
 
 
Exclusions
 
Entry fees & Camera charges (If any).
 
Mineral water or any other soft drinks
 
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
 
Charges for water sports (Scuba diving), if time permits.
 
Shopping or any personal expenses.
 
 
List of things required:
 
Sun cap/ Hat
 
Sunscreen lotion
 
ID Card (Must)
 
2 ltr water bottle
 
Camera (Optional)
 
Enerzol Powder or Glucon D powder and some ready to eat food
 
Haversack or Backpack to put all this (No sling bags)
 
Please carry medicines if you need any.
 
 
IMPORTANT
 
Avoid wearing precious Jewelry during event, as Serenity Travellers won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
 
This is a backpacking trip, so at times we might have to rely on Public transport for covering short distances.
 
Also timing & schedules will be flexible.
 
 
For More details Contact Team Serenity Travellers:
 
Radhika:  9022045932
 
Vishwajeet:  7720091989
 
Please contact us for group discounts.
 
if not reachable whats app us on the same no
 
 
 
Payment details:
 
One needs to pay Rs. 5000/- advance at the time of booking.
 
The amount is to be deposited in the following account.
 
Account Name: Vishwajeet Jayawant Patil
 
Bank: State Bank Of India
 
Account Type: Saving.
 
Account No: 33251324300
 
IFS Code: SBIN0012926
 
Branch: Bibwewadi Branch, Pune
 
Once payment is done, please send a mail to serenitytravellers@gmail.com with Transaction ID, Participant Name, Email ID, Cell Number
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
 
- No refund for advance booking amount.
 
- Cancellation before 10 days: 50% will be refunded
 
- There is no refund after that.
 
Medical Disclaimer:
 
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for the trip. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physician’s advice before coming
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