Event Tag: Trikon #370
Event Name: Pondicherry Backpacking Trip
Event Date: 12th – 15th August 2017
Event Cost: Rs. 9,650 per pax
Total Seats: 20
Location: Tamil Nadu
Grade: Easy
Type: Backpacking Tour
Duration: 4 Days

A little piece of France waits to be explored
Shiny sand beaches & quaint French colonies
Giving time a break, at the oasis of peace and tranquility

Settle yourself amidst the French colonies, sit-by-the-beach for a vacation much needed, roam around the quaint little hamlets far away from chaos…..At, Pondicherry - The French capital of India. Experience a little piece of French culture and indulge in their cuisines at Pondicherry. Sit by the cafes, sip refreshing drinks and roam like a hippie soul. It’s time to tick this destination off your wishlist.

Pondicherry - presently known as Puducherry is a union territory of India very closely located to Chennai. This destination is symbolic to love, peace and trans. Thanks to the ashrams, beaches, French colonies and Old Heritage Churches which leaves a symbolic impression. 

Mahabalipuram – Taste every bit of heritage by going back in time. It 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. The picturesque constructions are worth capturing.

List of PLACES to be covered
Chennai – Crocodile Park ( 100s of living crocodile in the free habitat)
Marina beach (Happens to be India’s Longest Beach shore, lip-smacking street food)
Mahabalipuram – Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas( 5 Rathas that belong to 5 pandavas) Krishna's Butterball, Tiger Cave & Arjuna's Penance.
Pondicherry – Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Paradise island, Auro beach, La Café, Promenade, French head quarters, Ganesha Temple & Churches.

Day 0 Friday 11th Aug night leaving
20:30 : Board 12163 Chennai Express
Overnight in train

Day 1 Saturday 12th Aug 2017
19:45 : Reach Chennai
Drive towards Pondicherry via one East Coastal Road
23:00 : Check in & freshen up
00:00 : Dinner & Relax

Day 2 Sunday 13th Aug 2017
06:00 am : Wakeup call and Breakfast
07:00 am : Leave for Paradise Beach Island
08.00 am : Board Speed boat to reach Island 
08:30 am : Reach Island and spend fun time
09:30 am : Leave from Island
10:30 am : Have breakfast 
11:00 am : Leave for Aurovile
12:00 pm : Reach Auroville & Explore
01:30 pm : Lunch Time
02:30 pm : Visit Auro beach
03:30 pm : Visit Aurobindo Ashram
04:30 pm : Visit Churches
05:30 pm : French Headquaters
07:00 pm : End the day at Sea Side Promanade near Gandhi Statue
09:00 pm : Authentic Chettinad Dinner
11:00 pm : Sleep & Unwind

Day 3 Monday 14th Aug 2017
06:00 am : Wake up and get ready
07:00 am : Have breakfast at French Cafe
08.00 am : Visit Vinayagar Temple
08:30 am : Leave for Mahabalipuram
10:30 am : Reach Mahabalipuram & Explore
01:00 pm : Lunch at Mahabalipuram
02:00 pm : Explore remaining heritages
04:30 pm : Crocodile Park Visit
05:30 pm : Marina Beach Sunset & Chill time
07:30 pm : Shopping & Leisure time at Chennai
09:00 pm : Check in & Freshen up
10:00 pm : Dinner Time
11:00 pm : Back to bed

Day 4 Tuesday 15 Aug 2017
06:50 am : Board Chennai Express
Overnight in Train

Day 5 Wednesday 16 Aug 2017
06:00 am : Reach Mumbai

Travelling to and fro Non AC Sleeper Coaches
Meals – Day 1 Dinner
Day 2 Brekafast , Lunch , Dinner
Day 3 Brekafast , Lunch , Dinner

Triple Sharing Stay at Hotels & Home Stays
Entry fees
Toll & Sightseeing 
Trikon Expertise

Meals during journey
Personal expenses
Mineral water and soft drinks
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Things to Carry
ID Card
Camera (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Extra Pair of Clothes
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack
Shawl or Bedsheet
Floaters and Shoes 
Please carry medicines if you need any
Hand Sanitizer

Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same. 
Please know it is a backpacking trip, hence wear your casual or sports shoes. You might have to travel with local transport at times, so please avoid luggage bags and trolleys.

Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.

Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

Net Banking Details: You have an option to pay Rs.4,000 in part to book a seat now. However, full payment will be needed at least 5 days prior to the event date for confirmation.

Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Account ID: 698505600192
Account Type: Current Account
Account name: TRAVEL TRIKON 
IFSC Code : ICIC0006985

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