3 Nights / 4 Days
Ex Chennai: 6 Hrs. (285 Kms.)
Untouched by time, and still known for its tranquillity, is Tharangambadi, otherwise known as Tranquebar – the land of the singing waves. Tranquebar or Tharangambadi is a tiny beach town in Nagapattinam district, dating back to the 14th century. Placed at a dreamy patch at the confluence of the Kaveri River and the Bay of Bengal, Tranquebar is a beautiful playpen of many cultures. The Dansborg Fort that was built to start a bilateral trade can still be seen on the Tranquebar Beach surviving the test of time. In and around the little town, one can see mixes of the Danish, British, German and French colonies that once made Tranquebar their home – the Zion Church built in 1701, the New Jerusalem Church of 1718, The Brethren Garden at Porayar near Tranquebar. The Goldsmith Street is especially interesting and it was restored by INTACH recently. It houses probably one of India’s first printing presses.
Pondicherry – 1 Night: Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville, Promenade Beach, ‘The Sacred Heart Basilica’ and ‘Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple’.
Tranquebar – 2 Nights: En route stop at Pichavaram for boat ride in the mangroves forest; In Tranquebar visit the Town Gate, Dansborg Fort, Dansborg Archaeological Museum, Masilamani Nathar Temple, The Governor’s Bungalow, Churches and the Tranquebar/Trankebar Maritime Museum.
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