After breakfast, depart for Thanjavur by road (230 kms /05 hrs) en-route visiting Pondicherry - A French colony till 1954, Pondicherry borders the ocean & still has a distinctly French flavor to it with its mediterrain waterfront & cobbled streets. Your tour takes you to The Aurbindo Ashram, auroville & The Matri mandir. After sightseeing in Pondicherry continue to Tanjore or Thanjavur as it is now called, is an ancient Chola dynasty town renowned for the Brahadeeswara temple, now a World Heritage monument. On your arrival in Thanjavur check in to the hotel of your choice. Overnight in Thanjavur.