Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
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Upon your arrival at Chennai International Airport, you’ll be welcomed and received by our tour representative. Soon after, you’ll be transferred to Kanchipuram. The city of Kanchipuram is considered under three divisions- Shaiva Kanchi (Big Kanchipuram), Vishnu Kanchi (Little Kanchipuram) and Jain Kanchi based on the dominant faith of each sect. At present, there are about a hundred temples built during the time of various periods which provide ample opportunity for the study of temple architecture in South India. Make a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day will be at your hands. You can keep yourself engaged in various recreational activities in the hotel or outside. Stay overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed to Mahabalipuram. Check in hotel. Sightseeing of various tourist attractions of Mahabalipuram. Major destinations covered will include Shore Temple, Pancha Pandava Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Varaha Cave Temple and Krishna’s Butterball. These sites provide an insight of why Mahabalipuram is highly popular amongst tourists. In the ancient times, this city was an important port for the Pallavas. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be taken to Kanchipuram, famously known as the ‘City of Thousand Temples’, which is considered to be the second holiest place in India. Besides being a pilgrimage center, this city is also known for hand-woven silk fabrics. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Pondicherry. Pondicherry is an enchanting coastal town comprising of some enduring French cultural pockets and ashram. On reaching, a check in at the hotel will be made. In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour will be arranged. Aurovile, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum and Botanical Garden are the key attractions. Also, you can spend some peaceful time at Pondicherry Beach. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed toto Swamimalai. Short breaks will be made at Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram. On your arrival at Swamimalai, you’ll be taken to the resort for a check-in. After a brief rest, you’ll move out for a sightseeing tour of Tanjore. An erstwhile capital of the Chola Dynasty which strongly ruled the entire South India during the 10th and 14th centuries, Thanjavur has some striking and magnificent places of interest. Brihadeeswarar Temple, Saraswathi Mahal Library and Art Gallery are some of them. Return to Swamimalai Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast you will drive driven to Trichy. One popular attraction at Trichy includes the eye soothing magnificent Rock Fort which has a dominating effect in the city when it comes to tourism. Within the Rock Fort are some mesmerizing wonders scattered, one of them being the Vinayaka Temple constructed at the highest peak point. 437 steps that lead to up to the temple have been beautifully carved out from the rock and blend with several shrines. From the top of the temple, one can capture scintillating view of the holy Cauvery River. Thayumanaswamy Temple, set along the lower level of the Rock, is dedicatedly built in honor of Lord Shiva. Before you leave for Swamimalai, you’ll be taken to Srirangam to pay homage to Sri Ranganathar Swamy Temple. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Chettinad. On arriving, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for a check-in. The historical city is blessed with numerous architectural marvels and ancient temples. Chettinad has created a niche for itself in the tourism industry due to the presence of fortress like homes. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, full day city tour. Sited in close proximity is the Raja’s Palace. Take time to wander through the palace to explore the wonderful cultural beauties of the building. Some unique attractions are its courtyards decked up with intricate work in Italian marble and Burmese teak. To add more flavors to your visit is the authentic local Chettinad cuisine. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.
After breakfast, drive to the next destination in line. Madurai, popularly known as the temple town of South India. Also the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, Madurai is a mecca for cultural and heritage enthusiasts. As you arrive at Madurai, you’ll be taken to the hotel for a quick check-in. Post lunch, a city sightseeing tour will follow. The major attractions will be Meenakshi Amman Temple. The temple stands beautiful with its mesmerizing towering gopurams and sculptures. What’s more, you’ll be visiting Thirumalai Naicker Palace, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Gandhi Museum. A visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple will again be made in the evening to witness the Pooja ceremony. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, transferred to the Chennai. On arrival in Chennai, you’ll be received by our tour executive who’ll accompany you to the hotel for a check-in. Rest of the day will be at your disposal or you can indulge in various recreational activities. Willingly, you can also opt for a sightseeing tour of Chennai. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check out on time departure transfer to Chennai International Airport to connct flight for onwards destination. Wishing you a happy journey with wonderful memories.