Day 01: Chennai Kapaleeswarar Temple
Arrive Madras by international flight. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour. Madras, the capital city, popularly regarded as the 'Gateway to the South' represents a culture that is distinctly different from that of northern India.
Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Morning drive to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram, 70 kms west of
Mahabalipuram, this city of thousand temples lies. One of
the seven sacred cities of Hindus, it was the capital of the
early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century B.C. Kanchi was
a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place
of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Overnight at
the hotel in Covelong. Overnight will be at Mahabalipuram
Day 03: Mahabalipuram - Tanjore
An early departure for Tanjore visiting enroute Pondicherry.
- Although the French influence is gradually fading, Pondicherry retains a few Gallic accents. Pondicherry's main sights are the Rai Nivas, the Sacred Heart Church and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Later continue your drive towards Tanjore. Upon arrival check in hotel and relax. Overnight stay will be at Tanjore.
Day 04: Tanjore - Trichy
Morning sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Tanjore - The home of
Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional
hadicrafts, Tanjore (Thanjavur) is famous for the Brahadeeswarar
Temple. The temple constructed more than a thousand years
ago by the Chola King Raja Rajan is an architect's marvel.
Also visit Shivganga fort, Royal Palace and Saraswati Mahal
Later proceed for Trichy, upon arrival visit Rock Fort Temple,
Srirangam, Thiruvanaikaval Samayapuram Mariamman Temple and
Aurobindo Ashram. Later check in hotel and relax. Overnight
will be at Trichy
Day 05: Trichy - Madurai
Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai and on arrival, check-in
at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing. Madurai, known
as Athens of the East, it is the second largest city on the
banks of the River Vigai. The city believed to be more than
2500 yeras old. The city got its name from the drops of nectar
(Mathuram) that fell from Shiva's locs when he came to bless
its people for constructing a temple for him. Madurai where
the people wake up at the chant of hymns is proud of magnificent.
Visit Sri Meenakshi Temple, Thousand Pillar Museum, Gandhi
Museum, The Vishnu Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Overnight
will be at Madurai.
Day 06: Madurai - Chennai
Morning after breakfast at the time of your flight you will be transferred to airport to take the flight for Chennai.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- ACCOMMODATION AT SUGGESTED HOTELS,
- DAILY BREAKFAST AT HOTEL
- SIGHTSEEING TOURS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY,,
- ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES
- PRIVATE CAR WITH DRIVER
- ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES
- ALL ROAD TAXES, GOVERNMENT TAXES AND DRIVER ALLOWANCES,
- ONE FAREWELL DINNER FROM TNS GROUP.
Lunches and dinners are not included (except where mentioned in the inclusion list) along with personal expenses, camera, etc. tips, (if any) at places where applicable. All hotels are subject to availability and all flights are subject to confirmation. Airfare is included in the tour price. It is not separate.