Culture & History: Chettinadu and Madurai Excursion Tour From Trichy
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Product Code : AGORA483
The "Culture & History: Chettinad and Madurai Excursion Tour" from Trichy offers a journey into the rich cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. Explore the opulent 19th-century mansions of Chettinad, famous for their unique architecture and fusion of East Asian and European influences. Discover the intricate carvings and impressive architecture of famous temples like Vairavan Kovil Temple and Karpaga Vinayakar Temple. In Madurai, visit the iconic Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Tirumal Nayak's Palace, showcasing the history and grandeur of this ancient city. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and spirituality of Tamil Nadu on this enriching excursion tour.
8:00 AM: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Trichy, and you will start your journey towards Chettinad, which is located about 165 kilometers away.
11:00 AM: You will arrive in Chettinad, and your sightseeing tour will begin. Chettinad is known for its 19th-century mansions, which are famous for their spacious rooms and wide courtyards, adorned with marble and teak. The construction materials, furnishings, and decorative items were primarily imported from East Asian countries and Europe. The marble was brought from Italy, chandeliers and teak from Burma, crockery from Indonesia, crystals from Europe, and wall-to-wall mirrors from Belgium. You will visit some of the open mansions for tourists, such as the Chettinad Mansions and Chettinad Palace. You will also visit several temples like the Vairavan Kovil Temple, Karpaga Vinayakar Temple, Kundrakudi Murugan Temple, and Kottaiyur Sivan Temple.
12:45 PM: Lunch break at a local restaurant.
1:30 PM: You will continue your journey towards Madurai, which is about 90 kilometers from Chettinad.
3:30 PM: You will arrive in Madurai, and your sightseeing tour will begin. Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple, one of the largest temple complexes in India, built between the 16th and 18th centuries. The temple has an estimated 33 million sculptures and is famous for its endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees, and glittering market stalls. You will also visit the Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, built-in rock-cut architecture by the Pandyas during the 6th century. You will also visit the Tirumal Nayak's Palace, a highly decorative monument with an enormous roofed arcade supported by 48-foot high stone pillars that still stands.
5:30 PM: You will end your sightseeing tour in Madurai, and then you will start your drive back to Trichy.
9:00 PM: You will arrive back at your hotel in Trichy, where our driver will drop you off.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.