Welcome to the Chennai Our representative will hand you our travel kit that contains all your hotel and transport vouchers, air / rail tickets, a welcome letter from our Director. Arrive in Chennai and meet our tour executive and take a transfer to your hotel.
Chennai – Mahabalipuram ( 60 kms / 1.5 hours )
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Mahabalipuram. En – route visit Dakshinachitra cultural centre dedicated to theart, architecture and culture of the Southern Indian states. Continue your journey onto Mahabalipuram, the placerenowned for its status of World Heritage Site and relax at the beach side resort.
After breakfast proceed for morning sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram’s seven monolithic temples, each carved from a single granite boulder standing on the seashore. See a huge frieze in the village, known as Arjuna’s Penance, which is cut on to a flat granite rock face. Spend the afternoon at leisure for independent activities and shopping. Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry ( 132 kms / 4 hours )
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry, the former French colony. The town still retains a French influence in its architecture, surroundings and planning. Enjoy your stay at the Beach Resort.
After breakfast, visit the Aurobindo Ashram founded by a Bengali philosophe, Sri Aurobindo, in the early 20th century. You can visit Auroville or relax on the beach in the afternoon. Relax overnight at Pondicherry.
Pondicherry – Tanjore ( 180 kms / 5 hours )
After breakfast drive via the temple towns of Chidambaram and Kumbakonam to Tanjore to stay at the Ideal River Resort, which is situated overlooking the Cauvery River on the outskirts of the town.
Tanjore – Trichy ( 68 kms / 1.5 hours )
After breakfast explore the vicinity rich in South Indian temple architecture. Visit the great Brihadeshwara Temple in Tanjore, which is considered to be one of the most magnificent Chola temples in India, standing in the temple city. Visit the Art Gallery and Saraswati Mahal library houses in the Tanjore Palace.
Trichy – Madurai ( 142 kms / 3.5 hours )
After breakfast visit the Rock Fort Temple, The Trichy / Tiruchirapalli skyline is dominated by it. Also visit Sri Rangam, a superb temple complex spread over an island in the Cauvery River. The Sri Ranganathaswami Temple dedicated to Vishnu is one of the biggest temples in India. After lunch drive to Madurai, a center of learning, and pilgrimage for many centuries. Have an overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.
After Breakfast at hotel visit the great Meenakshi Temple. This temple with its gopurams ( pyramidal gateway towers ) is covered with a profusion of multi colored images of mystical figures, animals and gods. Also visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace and the Gandhi Museum. Have an overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.
After breakfast, take a transfer at Madurai Airport / railway station.
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