Essence of Tamil Nadu

14 Days
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  • Explore the real essence of Tamil Nadu with this holiday. During this holiday you’ll spend discover the beautiful and magnificent temples and sites of Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur and Madurai. You’ll also enjoy the artistic and culture visit of Kanchipuram and Chettinad.
    Sites you’ll discover: Kanchipuram silk saris, Five Rathas (sculptured temples in the shape of chariots), and Arjuna's Penance (a huge carving on the face of a rock depicting scenes from the Mahabharata) of Mahabalipuram, Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, golden painting of Thanjavur and Swami Vivekananda Memorial of Kanyakumari.

    Chennai –> Mahabalipuram –> Pondicherry –> Thanjavur -> Madurai –> Rameshwaram -> Kanyakumari -> Kovalam

  • Day 1 Arrival in Chennai

    Traditional welcome at the airport by our representative stood at the checking out gate of airport with placard showing your name. Short brief about your tour then proceed toward the hotel prearranged for your stay. Chennai is the capital city of Tamil nadu. Located on the Southeast Coast off Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the largest business & commercial bustling city of south India.
    Highlights: Splendid Beaches, Culture and Palaces.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 Chennai – Mahabalipuram [1 & 1/2hrs drive 55Km]

    Morning after breakfast heads toward magnificent city Mahabalipuram, listed in the world heritage sites on UNESCO. Upon your arrival check into hotel reserved for your stay. Later in afternoon proceed for half day visit of Mahabalipuram and discover the beautiful and magnificent temple.
    Special Recommendation: Rock carving Shore temple, Five Rathas, Balancing rock, Rock cut Caves & extensive beaches.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry [2 hrs drive 100Km]

    Commence your journey toward Pondicherry, known for largest French quarters in India. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Enthralling walk through French quarters and Tamil quarters best way to discover the charm of this beautiful city. Most of the French colony houses built in colonial style.
    Special Recommendation: Walking tour, wide beaches & ancient temple.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 Full Day visit of Pondicherry

    Road to Auroveille located 15km proximity from Pondicherry city centre and visit Sir Aurovindo Ashram and Matri Temple. Enjoy your evening at the beaches, bathing and sun basking for relaxation and pleasure.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 Pondicherry - Chettinad [3 &1/2 hrs drive 145Km]

    Road to the culture city Chettinad, famous for Chettinad cuisine, architecture & temples. The word Chettinad derives from community involves & specialization in the preparation of food. Earlier days Chettinad was known for rich community involves in Banking and business.
    Special Recommendation: Bullock cart ride and Chettinad cuisine cooking demonstration.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 Chettinad - Thanjavur [2 hrs drive 80Km]

    Commence your day towards the city of Temples Thanjavur, known for south Indian religion, culture and ancient temples. En route visit Kumbakonam, enjoy the artistic and culture visit of this historian village. Kumbakonam is an ideal place for art & history lover. After visit proceed to Thanjavur city of Temple. On arrival check into the hotel prearranged for your stay. Later evening proceed for the visit of Temple.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 7 Thanjavur - Madurai [2 hrs drive 80Km]

    Morning proceed toward local visit of religious city Thanjavur. Meet people and influence in their culture best way to discover the hidden charm of this city. Later evening head toward temple city Madurai, 3rd largest city of South Indian state Tamilnadu.
    Special Recommendation: Culture Heritage, Kapil Temple & Jasmine flowers.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 8 Full Day visit of Madurai

    Proceed for the full day visit of Madurai, starts from famous Kapil Temple. Later proceed for the religious and culture visit of this fascinating city.
    Special Recommendation: Koodal Azhagar Temple, Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Gandhi Museum.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 9 Madurai – Rameshwaram [4hrs drive 170Km]

    Morning check out from hotels and then proceed toward Rameshwaram, Hindu pilgrimage centre. According to the Hindu archeology, Lord Ram built bridge across to the sea to connect Lanka for rescue his wife captured by Ravana (King of Lanka). Ramanathaswamy temple is one of the relegious sites for Hinduism out of for divine sites of India (Other 3 divine sites are Badrinath temple in Uttranchal, Jaganath Puri Odisa & Dwarkadish temple in Gujrat).
    Special Recommendation: Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, Stunning Beaches and Ramanathaswamy Temple.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 10 Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari [5 & 1/2hrs drive 290Km]

    Commence your journey towards Kanyakumari, famous for majestic terrain fringed with coconut trees & colorful sea shore. On arrival check into hotel prearrange for your stay. Kanyakumari is the one of the unique tourist destination from where you sites sunset and sunrise sitting in the very same sport.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 11 Kanyakumari Visit

    Start your day discover city starting from Swami Vivekananda Rock & Thiruvalluvar Status built across to the Vivekananda rock. Later proceed to the Triveni place of three seas, considered pilgrimage places amongst the few place in country from where you can witness sunrise and sunset. Later the day is free at leisure.
    Special Recommendation: Chitharal Jain Monument, Vivekananda Rock, Ferry
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 12 Kanyakumari - Kovalam [2hrs drive 85Km]

    Pass across the Kerala – Tamilnadu boarder to reach Kovalam, beach town by the Arabian Sea. Kovalam is an ideal place for Ayurveda & meditations. Later the day is free at leisure.
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 13 Free Day in Kovalam

    Kovalam is idyllic tourist destination for sun basking, majestic colorful beaches and havens of peace and tranquility.
    Special Recommendation: Ayurveda & Massage, Meditation, Sun basking and Sea Bath & Shopping
    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 14 Kovalam - Trivandrum [½ hrs drive 18Km]

    Proceed toward Trivandrum airport/railway station for connecting your departure flight for your onward destination.

  • Start from 1125 $ per person

    Accommodations for 13 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
    Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
    All airport and hotel transfers
    An air conditioned Innova with English speaking chauffeur throughout your travel in India
    You’re Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting during your trip
    Fees and taxes

    Non Inclusions:
    International flight ticket
    All standard and special activities mentioned above.
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance

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