Temple Tour of Tamilnadu 08 Nights /09Days

Itinerary Details

Day 1 Arrival in Chennai

Meet our representative upon arrival in Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization. Also, considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc. After reaching, proceed to hotel and check-in for overnight stay.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Chennai

Explore Chennai - Visit Fort St George, St. Marys Church and a museum, Kapeeleshwara Temple, San Thome Cathedral, Government State Museum & National Art Gallery. Drive past Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 3 Chennai – Mahabalipuram (65 kms / approx 1.30 hours)

Drive to Mahabalipuram - the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom based at Kanchipuram, and a wander round the towns great, World Heritage – listed temples and carvings inflames the imagination, especially at sunset. Take an excursion to Kancheepuram - Visit the Ekambaranatha Temple, Vaishnavite Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and Kailasanatha Temple. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

Day 4 Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (100 kms / approx. 2 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry. Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Later, proceed for half day sightseeing of Pondicherry, starting with Aurobindo ashram - Founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a French - born woman known as the Mother, this spiritual community now has about 1200 members who work in the ashrams many departments. Also, cover church of sacred hearts of Jesus and a must-visit attraction of Pondicherry – Auroville. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 5 Leisure at the hotel in Pondicherry

Breakfast at the hotel, rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Alternatively, you can explore the Local streets, Markets and French colonies of Pondicherry. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 6 Pondicherry – Tanjore (170 kms / approx. 4 hours)

After breakfast, check - out from the hotel and proceed to visit half-day sightseeing of Mahabalipuram covering Panch Rathas, Arjunas Penance and the Shore Temple. Later, drive towards Tanjore and check-in at the hotel upon arrival for overnight stay in Tanjore

Day 7 Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai

After early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and explore Tanjore - Visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore Palace & Museum. Later drive towards Trichy (approx. 2 hours) and enroute visit Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval. By evening, reach Madurai hotel (approx 3 hours) for check-in and overnight stay.

Day 8 Sightseeing in Madurai

After breakfast, visit Tirumalai Nayak, Koodal Azhagar Temple and witness evening prayer ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 9 Departure from Madurai

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madurai airport for return flight back home.