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Weekend Getaways Chennai - Chennai and its surrounding areas are dotted with a number of temples. Explore them by taking any of these Weekend Getaways from Chennai tour. Your will be elated by what you discover on your weekend excursion from Chennai
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Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram- Chennai (2 Nights/3Days)

Distance - Chennai - Mahabalipuram: 52.18 Kilometers
Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram : 65 Kilometers
Chennai - Kanchipuram : 67.36 Kilometers
Best Time to Visit : The city of temples Kanchipuram, turns out to be more lively during the festive season. Some of the worth experiencing events are the Brahmothsavam celebrated in January, Car Festival in May and Garudothsavam in April. Best time to visit Mahabalipuram is between October to March. If you plan to visit in January, be a part of Mahabalipuram Dance Festival. The event lasts for four weeks showcasing the best performers of Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam and Odissi on weekends through the month.


About Mahabalipuram & Chennai

The World Heritage Site - Mahabalipuram is a historic city, popular for its magnificent temples and other historical monuments. This glorious city boasts of several impressive monolithic monuments and stone sculptures. Kanchipuram, popularly known as the "city of a Thousand Temples is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage destinations in India. The city boasts of plethora of ancient temples, blooming in their amazing architectural structure. Visit these majestic temples that undoubtedly are worth praising.

The markets of Kanchipuam are great delight for shopaholics. They can buy hand-woven silk saris, made from fine silk fabric. The silk in the city is woven from silk worms bred purely on mulberry. In addition, visitors can also shop for jewelery box, figures of gods and goddesses and some exquisite artifacts. They can also shop for some beautiful granite idols of deities in Mahabalipuram.

Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest for a while and then you will be ushered to magnificent temples, historical edifices and fine stone sculptures.

Day 2: Next day, drive to Kanchipuram to visit the holy shrines built with architectural excellence.

Day 3:Enjoy shopping. Head back to Chennai.

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Chennai - Tirupati - Chennai (2 Nights/3Days)

Distance -Chennnai - Tirupati: 112.88 Kilometers
Best Time to Visit :The best time to visit Tirupati is from October to March. Be a part of Brahmotsavam festival, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the local people. It is one of the auspicious event celebrated in the month of October. The extravaganza continues for nine days in Tirupati.


About Tirupati
The abode of Lord Venkateshwara, Tirupati is bestowed with glorious temples and holy ponds. Every temple showcases awe-inspiring architecture, enhanced with exquisite interior decor. The majestic holy shrines holds great historical significance, that makes your visit more interesting. Along with a religious tour, visit the Marina beach in Chennai to enjoy the natural sandy beauty and relish at scrumptious snacks sold on the food stalls lining the beach.

Visitors can shop for various idols of the Hindu deities that are sold within the temple complex. They can also pack some delicious prasadam or Laddu for their loved ones.

Itinerary
Day 1: Enjoy exotic sea food dishes and relax on golden sandy Marina beach. Spot more than 30 snake species and other reptile species such as turtles, crocodiles in Snake Park

Day 2:Visit ancient temples of Tirupati, famous for exquisite architecture and attend evening prayers, which enchants your mind and soul. Shop for beautiful idols of God and Goddesses.

Day 3: : Day is free for shopping and other independent activities. Depart for Chennai.

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Chennai - Pondicherry - Chennai (1 Nights/2Days)

Distance -Chennai - Pondicherry 138 Kilometers
Best Time to Visit :September and March.


About Pondicherry
Pondicherry reflects a wonderful blend of French and Tamil Nadu culture. Old French style monuments, museums, churches and tree-lined boulevards along the seashore reflect the architectural brilliance of bygone era. The splendid beauty of pristine beach resorts with complete serenity and soothing atmosphere, make it an idyllic tourist destination for nature enthusiasts.

Shopping in Pondicherry is a great delight for visitors. They can shop for pottery, perfumed candles, handmade paper, leather products and jams and pickles.

Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Pondicherry. On arrival, you will visit Chunnambar Beach. The beach is a perfect mixture of serenity, fun and scenic beauty. The beach offers an excellent opportunity for adventure sports like boating, fishing and trekking.

Day 2:Visit the popular tourist attractions of the city including Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry museum, Auroville, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Bharthidasan Memorial Museum. Enjoy shopping in the evening. Later, depart for Chennai.

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Chennai - Covelong - Chennai (2 Nights/3Days)

Distance - Chennai - Covelomg 33.04 Kilometers
Best Time to Visit :November to March.


About Covelong
Covelong offers visitors rejuvenating, soothing and beautiful environs, far away from busy city life. Take a short break and relax amidst the tranquil ambiance of picturesque Covelong beach and indulge yourself in some thrilling water adventure sports. In addition, also catch a glimpse of magnificent historical monuments in Chennai, famed for architectural splendor.

Itinerary
Day 1: Visit exotic Marina Beach to rejuvenate your body and taste some scrumptious sea food variety.
Make a visit to Snake Park to spot numerous snake species and other reptiles like turtles etc.

Day 2: Today you will ushered to pictures Covelong beach where you can indulge yourself in some exciting water adventure activities. Also encounter formidable Old Dutch fort, churches and mosques. Evening free for shopping. Later, in the evening, leave back for Chennai.

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