Tamilnadu Temple Tour Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 1 - Chennai Arrive at Chennai and transfer to hotel. Free day to relax and do some shopping.
Day 2 - Chennai Visit Temple of Chennai: Jain Temple, Parthasarthy temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple.
Day 3 - Chennai-Kanchipuram During your stay in Kanchipuram visit the following temples: Vaikunthaperumal Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple
Day 4 - Chennai Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailasanatha Temple, VaradarajaswamyTemple.
Day 5 - Kanchipuram- Pondicherry (100 km/2.5 hrs) Pondicherry is a place of many faiths. If you look at the places of worship which dominate the landscape you will realize why pilgrims flock to Pondy. In and around Pondicherry there are a whopping 350 temples - big and small. Neighbouring Karaikal has another ninety nine. Some were built by the Chola kings between the 10th and 12th centuries. A sizeable share is dedicated to the deities of the villages they are located in.
Day 6 - Pondicherry-Chidambaram After breakfast proceed to Chidambaram. Chidambaram greets us with a beautiful temple, dedicated to Lord Nataraja- God Siva in the form of a Cosmic Dancer. This is one of the few temples where Siva and Vishnu are enshrined under one roof.
Day 7 - Pondicherry-Trichy Breakfast and transfer to Trichy. Visit to Rock Fort - the view from the fort is spectacular. On the southern face of the rock are several beautifully carved rock-cut cave temples of the Pallava period. Srirangam - the most important pilgrim center in the district is located in an island just 5kms from Trichy. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 8 - Trichy-Madurai Morning breakfast and proceed to Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
Day 9 - Madurai-Rameshwaram-Madurai Morning breakfast, day excursion to Rameshwaram. Visit to Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple - situated near the sea on the eastern side, as massive sculptured pillars on either side and has the longest corridors in the world. Return to Madurai and overnight.
Day 10 - Madurai- Tanjavur (165 km/4 hr) Morning breakfast and proceed to Tanjavur. Visit to Sri Bragadeeswarar Temple, The Palace, Art Gallery. Overnight in Tanjavur.
Day 11 - Tanjavur-Mamallapuram Morning breakfast and proceed to Mamallapuram. Visit to Caves - there are nine rock cut cave temples, contrasting the goddess fighting a demon on one side, and Lord Vishnu's cosmic sleep on the other, is a particularly remarkable one, Bas-Relief. The World's largest bas relief is the pride of Mamallapuram. Five Rathas - rock-cut temples are rated as excellent example of Pallava art. Shaped in different styles, The Shore Temple - this is one of the oldest temples in South India. Return to resort and overnight.
Day 12 - Mamallapuram At leisure
Day 13 - Mamallapuram At leisure.
Day 14 - Mamallapuram-Chennai Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Chennai. On the way visit Dakshina Chitra is an exciting cross cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India. You can explore 17 heritage houses, amble along recreated streetscapes, explore contextual exhibitions, interact with typical village artisans and witness folk performances set in an authentic ambience. Dakshina Chitra literally means – “a picture of the south”. Evening at leisure.
Day 15 - Depart Transfer to Chennai airport for departure.
Rate includes • Package cost is for 2 adults at 1 deluxe rooms with breakfast. • Non A/c cab for transfers and sightseeing with driver bata, fuel, toll and parking charges. • Room tax.
Rates do not includes • Service tax • Entrance fee to any sightseeing spot. • All personal expenses like telephone, laundry, tips, any extra F&B item, wich is not mentioned above.
Destinations CHENNAI: The present gateway to the South of India is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. A fast growing metropolitan city is famous for beaches, shopping, fun and excursions. Chennai Meenambakkom airport is well connected to all domestic and international airports. Chennai also enjoy a very good rail network too. MAHABALIPURAM: An ancient city almost 60 kms away from Chennai, Mahabalipuram has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th century, and has been classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Mahabalipuram is a favourite shopping haunt for South Indian artifacts, both wooden and granite based. A city that is considered as a must see spot in India for its rich architecture, culture and heritage. TRICHY: Tiruchirappalli, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. Trichy 316 kms away from Chennai is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. This city has given great Tamil scholars whose contributions to the Tamil literature have been very significant. Trichy has an airport and is connected to other major cities in Tamilnadu by air and rail. MADURAI: One of the wonders of the world, Madurai brings is known as the Athens of the East. Known as the richest and oldest South Indian city, Madurai is considered as one of the major tourist spots of the world. Thousands of visitors from various parts of the world come to Madurai every year to explore its architecture and heritage. Madurai is 447 kms far from Chennai and has an airport, a railway station and well connected by road.