South India Temples Tour
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Product Code : AGORA698
The South India Temples Tour is a 8-day journey that takes you through some of the most impressive and ancient temples of the region. Starting from Chennai, the tour covers Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Trichy, and Madurai. Along the way, you will explore the stunning architecture and rich history of the Brihadeshwara Temple, Meenakshi Temple, and many more. The tour also includes visits to museums, palaces, and beaches, providing a well-rounded experience of South India's culture and heritage.
Day 1: Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. After freshening up, embark on a city tour of Chennai visiting Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (240kms)
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry via Kanchipuram, an ancient city famous for its temples, and Mahabalipuram, known for its Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival in Pondicherry, check in at the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Pondicherry
After breakfast, visit Auroville, an experimental township, and the Pondicherry Museum. Drive through the stunning French Quarters, which includes the French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur via Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. On arrival in Thanjavur, check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Thanjore
After breakfast, visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex, built by the great Chola king in the 10th century. Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby villages. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Thanjore - Trichy - Madurai (190kms)
After breakfast, drive to Madurai via visiting Trichy Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. On arrival in Madurai, check in at the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Madurai - Chennai (Flight)
After breakfast, visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Later, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to Chennai. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Chennai - Departure (Flight)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward flight back home.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 7 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 7 nights accommodation
Chennai x 2 night
3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Pondicherry x 2 night
3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
Thnjore x 2 night
3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers
4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
5* - Svatma
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 5000 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.