South India Temple Tour
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Product Code : AGORA29
Embark on a spiritual journey through South India with the South India Temple Tour. Visit some of the most revered and ancient temples in the region, including the famous Meenakshi Temple in Madurai and the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur. Explore the rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels of South India while delving into the history of these sacred sites. Experience the local traditions, customs and rituals that have been preserved for centuries in these holy shrines.
Day 1: Arrival in Chennai
Upon arrival at Chennai airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. After check-in and some rest, you will go for a half-day city tour of Chennai. You will visit Fort St. George, the first British fortress in India, and the Kapaleeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (120 km)
After breakfast, you will drive to Kanchipuram, the city of temples. Here, you will visit the Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Ekambareswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of an ancient mango tree. Later, you will drive to Mahabalipuram, where you will visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Shore Temple, and the Five Rathas, a group of monolithic rock-cut temples.
Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120 km)
After breakfast, you will drive to Pondicherry, a former French colony. Here, you will visit the Aurobindo Ashram, founded by Sri Aurobindo in 1926, and the famous Auroville, an experimental township that was founded in 1968. Later, you can enjoy a leisurely walk around the French Quarter of Pondicherry, which has a distinct European feel.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180 km)
After breakfast, you will drive to Thanjavur, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. On the way, you will visit the Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram, dedicated to the dancing posture of Lord Shiva, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, which was the capital of the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. Later, you will visit the Darasuram Temple, a stunning example of Dravidian architecture.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Trichy (60 km)
After breakfast, you will visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple, also known as the Big Temple, which is one of the largest and most famous temples in South India. Later, you will drive to Trichy and visit the Rock Fort Temple, which is perched on a 272-foot high rock. You can also visit the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, one of the largest temple complexes in India.
Day 6: Trichy - Madurai (130 km)
After breakfast, you will drive to Madurai, one of the oldest cities in South India. Here, you will visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi, and the Tirumalai Nayak Palace, a magnificent palace that was built in the 17th century. You can also visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum, which houses a collection of exhibits and artifacts related to Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 7: Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out. As per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
- 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 are used or similar
Chennai x 1 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Mahabalipuram x 1 night
3* - INDeco Hotels/ Mamalla Beach Resort
4* - Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort
5* - Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove
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 x 1 night
3* - Red Fox Hotel/ Grand Gardenia
4* & 5* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Madurai x 1 night
3* - Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai’s Residency
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
5* - Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
- Madurai - Chennai flight fare approx INR 4,500 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.