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Bangalore to Trichy South India Temple Tour

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Product Code : AGORA379

Embark on a soul-stirring journey through the heart of South India, where spirituality and history intertwine. The "Bangalore to Trichy South India Temple Tour" takes you on a captivating odyssey, exploring vibrant cities and ancient temples. From the majestic Bangalore landmarks to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mahabalipuram and the spiritual allure of Pondicherry, you'll discover the rich tapestry of South Indian culture. Your journey unveils the architectural wonders of Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram, leading to the cultural gems of Thanjavur. The tour concludes in Trichy, where you'll visit revered temples and depart with a heart full of spiritual experiences.

 

Day 1: Arrive Bangalore

Your incredible journey begins with your arrival at Bangalore airport, where our team will warmly greet you and facilitate your smooth transfer to your hotel. Check-in time is at 12 pm, allowing you some leisure time to relax and recuperate after your travel.

 

Day 2: Bangalore City Tour

After a rejuvenating breakfast, you'll embark on a comprehensive city tour of Bangalore. This bustling metropolis offers a delightful blend of historical landmarks and modern attractions. Your tour includes visits to the exquisite Lalbagh Botanical Garden, where you can immerse yourself in the lush greenery and vibrant flora. You'll explore the historical legacy of the city with a visit to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, a testament to the era of the great ruler.

Next on the itinerary is the grand Bangalore Palace, a magnificent structure that showcases the opulence of a bygone era. You'll also enjoy a serene stroll through Cubbon Park, known for its charming landscapes and serene ambiance. This city tour offers a glimpse into the rich history and vibrant culture of Bangalore.

 

Day 3: Bangalore to Vellore (220kms)

Following a delectable breakfast, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Vellore. Upon reaching Vellore, your sightseeing tour begins, taking you to the impressive Vellore Fort, a historical marvel known for its architectural grandeur. You'll also visit the sacred Jalakandeswarar Temple, which holds immense spiritual significance.

This ancient city reveals its captivating historical and architectural heritage, allowing you to delve into its rich past.

 

Day 4: Vellore to Chennai (145kms)

Today, you'll bid farewell to Vellore and set your course for Chennai. Along the way, you'll make a stop at Kanchipuram, a city renowned as the "City of Thousand Temples." Your exploration includes visits to the famous Kamakshi Amman Temple and the Ekambareswarar Temple, both of which are steeped in spiritual significance.

Upon your arrival in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, you'll embark on a city tour. Your journey will take you to the historic Fort St. George, offering a glimpse into India's colonial past. You'll also visit the iconic Marina Beach, one of the longest urban beaches in the world, and the grand Kapaleeshwarar Temple, known for its intricate Dravidian architecture.

 

Day 5: Chennai to Pondicherry (160kms)

Leaving Chennai, you'll drive to Pondicherry, with a fascinating stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mahabalipuram. Here, you'll explore the iconic Shore Temple, a masterpiece of Pallava architecture, and the Five Rathas, a group of monolithic rock-cut temples adorned with intricately carved stone sculptures.

Upon reaching the charming coastal town of Pondicherry, your city tour will include a visit to the serene Aurobindo Ashram and a walk through the beautiful French Quarter, known for its colonial-era architecture.

 

Day 6: Pondicherry to Thanjavur via Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Darasuram (180kms)

Today, you'll set out on a picturesque drive from Pondicherry to Thanjavur, with significant temple stops along the way. Your first destination is Chidambaram, where you'll visit the sacred Nataraja Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva in his dancing form.

Continuing your journey, you'll explore the magnificent Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple, an architectural masterpiece from the Chola dynasty. The stunning Darasuram temple is your next stop, featuring intricate carvings and a serene ambiance.

Upon reaching Thanjavur, you'll check in at your hotel, ready to continue your exploration of Tamil Nadu's cultural gems.

 

Day 7: Thanjavur to Trichy (65kms) and Departure from Trichy

Your day begins with an exploration of the cultural treasures of Thanjavur. You'll visit the iconic Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its grandeur and architectural brilliance. The historic Vijayanagar Fort, with its striking walls and sculptures, awaits your exploration.

To delve deeper into the region's heritage, you'll visit the Thanjavur Art Gallery & Saraswathi Mahal Library, home to a remarkable collection of ancient manuscripts and artworks.

Later in the day, you'll proceed to Trichy and visit the renowned Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Ranganatha. Your exploration will also take you to the iconic Rock Fort Temple, perched on a natural rock formation, and the Jambukeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

After a day of cultural immersion, you'll be dropped off at Trichy airport for your flight back to Bangalore, marking the end of this enriching and spiritually significant journey through the temples and historical sites of South India.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation

Bangalore x 2 nights
3* - Ramada/ The Rialto
4* - Fortune Select JP Cosmos/ Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake
5* - ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection/ ITC Windsor a Luxury Collection

Vellore x 1 night
3* - Hotel Khanna Fiesta/ POPPYS Anukula Residency
4* & 5* - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park

Chennai x 1 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The  Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace

Pondicherry x 1 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa

Thnjore x 1 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers 
4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
5* - Svatma

- Trichy - Bangalore flight fare approx INR 5, 500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.