MARVELS OF TAMILNADU

Situated in the southern most corner of India, Tamil Nadu is famous for its Temples. It is home to some of the finest Hindu temples of India. But it’s not only about temples; the state has beautiful hill stations, pristine beaches, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and some magnificent UNESCO world heritage sites.

 

All these attraction makes it a popular choice of tourists, across the globe. With this tour, we tried to bring some of the best attraction of this state for the traveler in the best possible manner. This South India Temple tour is an interesting tour for cultural lovers but can also be suggested to those who are looking for sightseeing followed by some relaxed time by the beach, too.

Day 01      Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai, you will be met by Indus explorers representative and transferred to your hotel
Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel
Day 02      City Tour of Chennai
After a leisurely start, you will be taken for a walk through Mayalapore (in the southern part of Chennai city) which is an ancient town and known to the source of this modern city. In this walk you will visit temples, local jewelry shops, silk shops, local fruits vendors and flower market.
You will then be driven through the bustling city of Chennai visiting Fort St George- first bastion of the British power in India, St. Mary’s Church- the first Anglican Church in Asia and Snake park- The first reptile park of India, with more than 30 species of reptiles on display.
Overnight at hotel
Day 03      Fly to Madurai & Tour of Madurai
After breakfast you will be driven to airport to board your flight to Madurai.On arrival you will be received and transferred to the hotel.
In the afternoon you will be taken for the tour of the city which is developed around the Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple it is one the biggest temple complexes in India and said to be built in a span of 100 years.
In the evening you will visit Meenakshi temple again for “Going to Bed Ceremony”. It is one of the most interesting ceremonies which is performed in the temple every day.
Overnight at hotel
Day 04      Drive to Tanjore via Trichy (190 km, 4.5 hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven to Tanjore. Enroute you will visit the temple city, Trichy. Here you will visit some of the most important and beautiful Hindu temples in India i.e Sri Ranganathswamy temple, Rockfort temple etc.
On arrival check into your hotel.
Overnight at hotel
Day 05      City tour of Tanjore
Today you will be taken for the city tour which will include, Brihadeshwara temple- Built out of single granite rock his temple is famous for its fine architecture, Palace- A Royal palace which is now turned into a museum which boast a collection of things related to the royal Families and Art Gallery- A collection of stone and bronze statues which dates back to 9th sanctuary AD.
Overnight at hotel
Day 06      Drive to Pondicherry via Kumbakonam (170 kms, 4 hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven to Pondichery, en-route you will visit ancient temples at Kumbakonam.
On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel
Day 07      City tour of Pondicherry
Pondicherry – a town flourishing with maritime history. In the morning enjoy a walking tour of the streets of Pondicherry, featuring the contrasting styles of both French and Tamil architecture. Later you will visit Aurobindo Ashram- a spiritual community ashram famous across the world for its integral yoga and spiritual evolution teachings, The Sacred Heart of Jesus- a Neo-Gothic church with rare stained glass panels depicting the life of Christ and Auroville- a universal township where people from any country, any faith can live with peach and harmony.
Overnight at hotel
Day 08      Drive to Mahabalipuram (100 kms, 2 hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven to Mahabalipuram, a beach town.
Later in the afternoon you will visit the famous shore temples of Mahabalipuram. Constructed by Granite rocks these beautiful temples are now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Overnight at hotel
Day 09     At Leisure
Day is at leisure to relax at your beach resort.
Overnight at hotel
Day 10      Drive to Chennai Airport (55 kms, 1 hr) and fly out
Today you will be driven to Chennai airport form where you can board your flight to next destination.
***END OF TOUR***
 

Validity: 1st Oct 17- 31st Mar 18

 

With Standard Hotels:

Tour Prices Foreign Nationals Indian Nationals
On Twin Sharing USD 485 per person INR 26530 per person
Single Room Supplement USD 213 per person INR 10235 per person

 

 

With Deluxe Hotels:

Tour Prices Foreign Nationals Indian Nationals
On Twin Sharing USD 645 per person INR 32450 per person
Single Room Supplement USD 296 per person INR 14500 per person

 

Note:– These prices will not be applicable for the travel in between 20th Dec-10 Jan  

 

Inclusions

  • Room on twin share
  • Breakfast included
  • Transportation by Standard Ac car
  • Monument Entrance fee
  • Local English Speaking Guide for foreign nationals only
  • Fees & Taxes

 

Exclusions:

  • International/Domestic flights & Visa
  • Airport tax or Insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’
  • Any increase in Government taxes

 

 

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