Best of Tamilnadu – 9D/8N

Tour Highlights:

Chennai-Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry-Tanjavur-Trichy-Madurai-Rameshwaram

Chennai – Fort St. George, St Mary’s Church, Government museum, Theosophical society, Kapaleeswara Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Snake Park, Marina Beach.
Kanchipuram – Shri Lakshmi Narayani Golden temple, Kanchipuram Silk sarees.
Mahabalipuram – Cave Temples, Krishna’s Butter Ball.
Pondicherry – Churches, Temples, Beach in Pondicherry, Aurobindo Ashram, Temples Auroville.
Tanjavur – Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Thillaikaliamman Temple, Kumbhakonam Chola temples,Tanjore Paintings, Tanjore paintings, Dancing Dolls, Traditional Crafts, Thanjavur Silk sarees.
Trichi – Trichy Rock Fort, Sri Rangam Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace.
Madurai – Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Meenakshi Temple, Mariamman Tank and Koodal Alagar Temple.
Rameshwaram – Rameshwaram Shiva Temple.

Day 1 – Arrive Chennai

Welcome to Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu. With its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, cultural and art centers and parks. Chennai’s tourism offers many interesting locations to visitors. On reaching Chennai transfer to hotel. Visit Fort St. George & St Mary’s Church, Government museum, Theosophical society, Kapaleeswara Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Snake Park & Marina Beach. Over Night at Channai.

Day 2 – Chennai – Vellore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram


Today proceed to Vellore to visit famous Shri Lakshmi Narayani Golden temple & Kanchipuram, popular for its renowned crafted world famous Silk sarees.  Time to enjoy shopping. Proceed to Mahabalipuram. Over Night at Mahabalipuram. (B)

Day 3 – Mahabalipuram – Puducherry

In Mahabalipuram visit shore temple an excellent examples of Pallava art, Arjuna’s Penance one of the most beautiful stone carvings, Cave Temples, Krishna’s Butter ball, Five Rathas – perfect examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture & beautiful Beach. After sightseeing proceed to Puducherry, earlier known as Pondicherry & affectionately known as Pondy. Visit famous Aurobindo Ashram. Over Night at Puducherry. (B)

Day 4 – Pondicherry

Today visit Auroville, Churches, Temples & enjoy Beach in Puducherry. Over Night at Pondicherry. (B)

Day 5 – Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Kumbhakonam – Tanjavur

Proceed to Chidambaram, well known for The Nataraja Temple, The roof of the sanctum sanctorum is covered with Gold Plates. It is enjoined that all those who visit Chidambaram should pay a visit to Thillaikaliamman Temple. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Kumbhakonam is a good base to visit the superb Chola temples nearby, or to head east to the coastal towns of the Cauvery Delta. Proceed to Tanjavur. Over Night at Tanjavur. (B)

Day 6 – Tanjavur

Visit The Brihadeeswara Temple, a UNESCO approved World Heritage Site. Also visit The Vijayanagar Fort located about 2 km to the north east of the Brahadeeswara Temple & Palace. Enjoy shopping in Tanjavur. Thanjavur is famous for its Tanjore paintings. Dancing Dolls, Traditional Crafts and Thanjavur Silk sarees. Over Night at Tanjavur. (B)

Day 7 – Tanjavar – Trichy – Madurai

Proceed to Madurai via Trichy. In Trichy visit Rock Fort, historic fort and temple complex built on an ancient rock, Sri Rangam Temple. In Madurai visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace, The imposing edifice is famous for the “Stuccowork” on its domes and impressive arches. Visit famous Meenakshi Temple, Hall of Thousand Pillars, an architectural masterpiece indeed. When it is tapped, each pillar produces different musical note. Also visit Mariamman Tank and Koodal Alagar Temple. Overnight stay at Madurai. (B)

Day 8 – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai

Proceed to Rameshwaram. It is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue Sita, from Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. After Darshan come back to Madurai. Overnight at Madurai. (B)

Day 9 – Madurai departure

Vacation comes to an end with good memories that will last forever

Accommodation in Double Room with meal plan as per our vouchers.
Vehicle: A/C Vehicle with all Sightseeing mentioned in given itinerary, taxes, toll parking and driver allowance.
All hotel Taxes.

Airfare, Train Fare, Insurance.
Guide, Entrance fees.
Personal expenses like Mineral water, medicine, Telephone, Laundry, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, Camera.
& other Misc. Charges.
Any other services which are not mentioned in the “includes”.
Govt. service taxes as applicable.
Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.

CityNights
Chennai1
Mahabalipuram1
Puducherry2
Tanjavur2
Madurai2
TypeIncludeTwin Per PersonExtra Person with BedExtra Child No BedPer Person 7-12 Group
StandardAccomodation in Standard Hotels + Meals as mentioned + Vehicle A/C Indigo + Sightseeing as per Itinerary30350.0015300.0010900.00Price On Request
DeluxeAccomodation in Equivalent to 3 star Hotels + Meals as mentioned + Vehicle A/C Indigo + Sightseeing as per Itinerary34350.0017300.0012310.00Price On Request
LuxuryAccomodation in 3 star Hotels + Meals as mentioned + Vehicle A/C Indigo + Sightseeing as per Itinerary49350.0024900.0017650.00Price On Request
PremiumAccomodation in 4+ star Hotels + Meals as mentioned + Vehicle A/C Indigo + Sightseeing as per Itinerary77350.0038900.0027400.00Price On Request
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