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2 Day Royal Enfield Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram

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Day 1: Pondicherry the French Settelement

Pass By: Pondicherry bus stand, Subaiya Nagar, Pudupalaiyam, Puducherry, 605005, India
A 160 KM ride will take us from Chennai to Pondicherry

Stop At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Rue de la Marine, Pondicherry India
A 3.5 hour ride will bring us to Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh is arguably the most famous citizen of Pondicherry. The tour of Pondicherry begins with a visit to his memorial at the Aurobindo Ashram. Guests will get a brief experience of his life and times as well as his philosophy and revolutionary ideas. The memorial also has a section on Sri Aurobindo’s famous disciple Mirra Alfassa. It is the perfect place for meditation.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Puducherry Beach, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India
A French heritage walk is organized through the heart of the city where one can see glimpses of exquisite French style of architecture. This heritage walk will help you appreciate the French connection with Pondicherry.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper, 50, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Salai, Kuruchikuppam, Puducherry, 605001, India
We visit a unique factory which makes hand made paper in the next leg of this tour of Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo Paper Factory started 50 years ago and makes paper from 100% cotton rag pulp. In this visit guests will experience how the paper is produced from cotton rags and then processed with techniques like silk screen printing and marbling.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi Road Sacred Heart Square, Pondicherry 605001 India
Basilica of sacred heart of Jesus is an architectural wonder as well as a sacred pilgrimage point for Christians in Pondicherry. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pondicherry 605001 India
We will also visit Immaculate Conception Cathedral. It is an imposing structure and serves as the cathedral mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Seaside Promenade, Pondicherry 605001 India
A walk through the famous promenade of Pondicherry facing the lovely Bay of Bengal follows this.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Pondicherry

Day 2: Auroville & World Heritage site of Mahabalipuram

Stop At: Auroville Main Road, Auroville 605101 India
We travel to Auroville, the radical concept of a global village where thousands of people from across the world have given up their nationalities and are living as global citizens. Guests will also get to see the various ways in which its citizens practice sustainable way of life
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram India
We ride 95 KM from Auroville to Mahabalipuram.

Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
Panch Rathas, or the 5 chariots is our first destination. These are rock cut monolith temples structures dedicated to Draupadi and the 5 Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arjuna's Penance, West Raja Street Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
We visit Arjuna’s Penance, a 100 feet x 45 feet bas relief where an entire masterpiece from the Mahabharata epic has been carved.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Krishna's Butter Ball, E Raja St, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
The next halt is at Krishna’s Butterball, a curious sight of a 5 meters diameter ball shaped boulder which is perched precariously on a slope and seems to defy Newton’s laws of gravity!
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram India
The magnificent Shore temple beckons us. This 8th century structural temple is made of granite and served as a beacon for sea farers of the time.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Chennai Citi Center, No 10 & 11 Dr Radhakrishnan Salai Mylapore, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India
We ride 70 KM from Mahabalipuram to Chennai

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up available from all centrally located hotels
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Escort rider
  • Entrance charges
  • Royal Enfield Motorcycle
  • Helmet
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Entry/Admission - Puducherry Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - Immaculate Conception Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Seaside Promenade
  • Entry/Admission - Auroville
  • Entry/Admission - Pancha Rathas
  • Entry/Admission - Arjuna's Penance
  • Entry/Admission - Krishna's Butter Ball
  • Entry/Admission - Sea Shore Temple
Exclusions
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Personal & Accident Insurance for travellers
  • Guards, Jacket and Gloves
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I found out a new and fun way of visiting Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram by Motorcycle! It was an awsome experience. Vijay was our guide and escort rider. He had tons of patience and ensured we has no difficulty in keeping up with him. The ride along the beach was memorable. The
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I did this awesome motorcycle tour to pondicherry and mahabalipuram. The arrangements were immaculate and vijay was a fantastic guide and host. He escorted us so deftly out of the city traffic that it was a breeze after that on the scenic east coast road. We had fantastic local
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I was i intrigued by the motorcycle tour option to pondicherry and mahabalipuram on Royal Enfield. So i decided to try this and what a great weekend it turned out to be. It was a scenic route along thw coast from Chennai and vijay ensured he escorted us away from city traffic.
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This was one of the best tours i have ever done in India. Vijay had organised a Royal Enfleld 500 cc in great condition and we rode to mahabalipuram and pondicherry. Vijay was a safe rider and escorted us very efficiently. The stops were planned well. The food and tours were
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