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Home  »   South India Tour Packages   »  Tamil Nadu Temple Tour
Tamil Nadu Temple Tour

Duration : 11 Nights - 12 Days

Destination Coverd : Chennai-Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram-Pondichery-Tanjore-Trichy-Madurai-Rameswaram-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrival Chennai (By Flight)

Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival check at Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Full day Tour

After breakfast, proceed to Chennai Local Sightseeing – The Capital city of Tamilnadu and the main Centre of this region, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Fort St. George, Kapaleshwar temple, Parthasarthy Temple, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple Pantheon Museum & Art Gallery, Old Light house and Marina beach. Night halt at Chennai.

Day 03: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (150 kms - 04 hrs)

Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a golden city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines is one of the seven most sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Visit its famous temples, Kailash Nath temple, Ekambareshwaram temple, Sri Kamakshi temple etc. Thereafter continue your drive to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram). Upon arrival check in hotel, Rest of the day at leisure or free for your own activities, night halt at Mahabalipuram.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Pondichery (110 Kms-03 Hrs)

Morning After Breakfast check out Hotel, later depart for Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Local Sightseeing – built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipuram, this ancient Pallava Fort, is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town, shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. At the mouth of the river Palar, on large granite hall about 1 km in length from north to south is the site of many monuments, like The Descent of Ganges also known as Arjuna’s Penance, this open air sculpture showing the descent of the holy River, Krishna Mandap, The Rathas and the Shore temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Noon Depart to Pondicherry, same day Arrival, Overnight at  Pondicherry.

Day 05: Pondichery - Trichy (200 Kms-04 Hrs)

After breakfast leave for Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre, it is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Checkin at hotel. After lunch city tour visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Dinner and overnite at hotel.

Day 06: Trichy / Trichy (125 Kms-03 Hrs)

After breakfast leave for Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre, it is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Checkin at hotel. After lunch city tour visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Dinner and overnite at hotel.

Day 07: Trichy / Thanjore - Madurai (150 Kms-04 Hrs)

Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Thiruchirapalli including visit to the Ranganathan Temple at Srirangam, 10 kms away from Trichy. Afternoon drive to Madurai and transfer to hotel. After Freshen up visit the ancient city of Madurai, some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. Afternoon city tour visiting - Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum. Night stay in Madurai.

Day 08: Madurai - Rameshwaram (150 Kms- 03 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram- the most sacred temple town of India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it that Lord Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for worship when he set foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not return when the auspicious hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam so that worship could be performed in time, which is where the present day Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands close to sea on the eastern side of the island. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining them. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (300 Km /06 hours)

After breakfast free for leisure or darshan after check out from Hotel and drive to Kanyakumari, on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon free for leisure or own activities. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari – visit Suchithram Temple, Devi.Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial and Triveni Sangam. Evening watch the most beautiful Sunset of Kanyakumari. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kanyakumari.

Day 11: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (100 Kms -02 Hrs)

After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Trivandrum. Enroute visit the Sri Padmanabhapuram Palace, Also visit the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum which is the richest temple in the world, Museum, Secratariat etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Kovalam - Trivendrum - Departure (15 Kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Trivendrum airport to connect flight for onwards destination.

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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES: - 
• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast at all Hotels .
• Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per itinerary.
• Assistance on Arrival & Departure
• Service of an English speaking driver.
• Driver’s expense, Parking, Toll.
• All Taxes.

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES: -
• Air Fare/Train fare.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
• Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees. / Temple or Darshan Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
• Govt. Service Tax. 3.50%

Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.

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