Tamil Nadu Temple Tour
Places covered: Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Tirchy – Madurai – Rameshwaram -Kanyakumari – Trivandrum
Duration: 9 Nights – 10 Days
Day wise tour itinerary
On arrival at the Cochin airport /railway station, our company representative will meet and greet you and accompany to the hotel. After a quick check in, our representative will hand over an exclusive welcome kit, explain the itinerary and comfort you for the trip ahead.
In the afternoon, you will go for a local tour of Chennai, which was once known as Madras. Known among the busiest and wealthiest seaport in South India, this place has a charm of its own. Here, you will visit Fort St George, George Town, Poonamallee High Road, Anna salai, Chepauk and Triplicane, and San Thome Basilica. In the evening, you will visit Marina beach. Overnight stay will be arranged in hotel.
Early morning, you will have breakfast at hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram, which is a famous beach resort and a great historic place of South India. Mahabalipuram was known as Mamallapuram previously and gets name from one of Pallava kings. The rock cut and free standing monuments are one of the main highlights, and you will love the sights here. Local tour includes Shore temple, Pancha Rathas, Descent of the Ganges, Krishna Mandapam, and Varaha Cave Temple. Overnight stay will be arranged in hotel.
Early morning after breakfast, you will take a drive to Pondicherry. Pondicherry, also called as Puducherry, is 162 kms away from Chennai. The place is also famed for former French settlement. On arrival, you can check-in at the hotel, and the rest of the day is free for shopping. Overnight stay at hotel!
In the morning, you will proceed for a local tour of Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the main attraction of the place, and you can find the samadhis of Sri Aurobindo here. Visit time is between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm. Later, you can head to Pondicherry beach, spend time in Botanical garden and museum. Overnight stay at hotel!
Early morning after breakfast, you will take a drive to Thanjavur. Thanjavur is located in the Cauvery Delta and is the rice–bowl of Tamil Nadu. On arrival, you will check-in at the hotel and relax. In the afternoon, you will go for a local tour of Thanjavur, where you can visit Brihadeeswara Temple. The temple is known for marvel Dravidian art, which is hard to enjoy in one day. Later, you can head to Raja Raja Chola Art Gallery, Saraswathi Mahal Library, and Royal museum. In the evening, you will get back to hotel for night stay.
Early morning after breakfast, you will take a drive to Trichy. On arrival, you will check-in at the hotel and unwind. Later in the day, you will go for a local tour of Trichy and visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Thiruvanaikaval, Rock Fort and Samayapuram Temple. In the evening, you will get back to hotel for the night.
Early morning after breakfast, you will take a drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel .Madurai is usually called “Nanmadakkoodal” in Tamil literature and is an ancient city with age of 4000 years. In the afternoon, you will head for a local tour, where you can visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Temple museum, Oonjal Mandapam, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Gandhi museum. Stay at hotel for the night!
Early morning after breakfast, you will take a drive to Rameswaram, and check-in at the hotel. Rameshwaram is the holy island, where you will find many things of interest. In the afternoon, you can proceed for a tour of Rameshwaram, where you can see the Ramanathaswamy Temple, Gandamadana Parvatham, Adam’s Bridge, Coral Reefs, and more. Return to the hotel back in the evening for night stay.
Morning after breakfast at resort, you will proceed for a excursion to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is the land end at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean & Arabian Sea. On full moon day, one can see the moonrise and Sunset at the same hour. On arrival here, you will stopover at the Kanyakumari Amman temple and the Vivekananda memorial, which is built on the Vivekananda Rock. Swamy Vivekananda used to swim to the rock and meditate there for hours together during his sojourn at Kanyakumari. Later, you will visit the local sights like the government museum. In the evening, you will see the sunset and get back to hotel for the night.
Early Morning, you can watch the sun rise. It is the one of the few spots in the world, where you can watch the sunrise and sunset in the same area. After breakfast at hotel, you will check out and transfer to Trivandrum/ Kanyakumari railway station for return.