Trichy to Thanjore & Velankanni
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Product Code : AGORA480
Embark on full day excursion to Thanjavur & Velankanni with accompanied English-speaking guide. Thanjavur is home to the 11th-century Brihadeeswarar Temple, a vast Chola dynasty–era complex with a frescoed interior, Thanjavur Maratha Palace a home to the centuries-old Saraswathi Mahal Library, with palm-leaf manuscripts, and Thanjavur Art Gallery, which houses bronze and stone sculptures dating from the 7th to 18th century. Next head to Velankanni, one of the most visited pilgrim centers situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, a renowned shrine of Basilica of our Lady of health. Private air-conditioned vehicle from picks up till drop off to your hotel, English speaking guide, entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.
Pick up from your hotel for full day excursion to visit Thanjore & Velankanni (165kms/ 3hrs approx one way).
1st stop at Thanjore visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort - built by great Chola king in the 10th century. It is an outstanding example of Chola architecture and is listed in UNESCO world heritage site. Thanjavur Palace & Museum - The palace houses an art gallery, a library and a hall of music. Art Gallery - in the Palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period. Saraswathi Mahal Library - another section of the Palace is the library where over 30,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in India and European languages are preserved.
Further drive to visit Velankanni Church one of the holiest Christian pilgrimage destinations renowned for its Roman Catholic shrine, Basilica of Our Lady of Good health located on the sandy shores of Bay of Bengal. The shrine represents a melting pot of many cultures, international and religious harmony. The church is completely dedicated to Virgin Mary and the Heavenly Mother. It is believed by the devotees of the church that Lady of Health or Madonna of Velankanni possesses miraculous powers. Declared as the holy city by the Pope, people of every religion, caste and creed can visit the church to pay their respect to the great lady.
After sightseeing drive back to Trichy and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.