- Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur
- Thiruchirapalli - Madurai - Chennai
(7 Nights / 8 Days)
Day 01/ Arrive Chennai
Arrive Chennai. Meet assist at the airport and transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Chennai.
Day 02/ Chennai
Morning proceed for city tour of Chennai. It is the
fourth largest city in India. The sprawling city which
is divided in two by the cooum River, has few tall buildings
to mark the impression of an easygoing market town.
The gracefulness is present in Madras in such liberal
quantities is propriate. Visit the Fort St. George -
Still surrounded by cannon-proof walls. Within the fort,
visit St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar
Temple and the National Art Gallery. Night in Chennai.
Day 03/ Chennai
- Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Drive Chennai to Kanchipuram, which is 76 kms. &
2 hrs. drive.
Kanchipuram - known as the Golden City
of a Thousand Temples, is one of the oldest towns in
India. It is famous for both its temples, many of them
remarkably well preserved and for its hand-woven silks.
Kanchipuram is one
of the seven sacred cities of India and it is the
only one associated with both Shiva and Vishnu. Visit
Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi
Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in
the 7th and 8th centuries. With a weaving tradition
dating back to the Pallava era (when silk was the
royal cloth), Kanchipuram is justly famous for its
particularly fine silk saris, embellished with stunning
patterns. Visit the local homes of the weavers and
watch them create magic out of silk thread into saris.
Afternoon drive to Mahabalipuram, which is 65 kms.
and approx. 1½ hrs. drive. Transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Mahabalipuram.
Day 04/ Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
Mahabalipuram - This is a small, quiet seaside resort
with a unique 7th-century Shore Temple, a lovely beach
and some of the most beautiful rock-cut temples in
the world. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal,
Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the
1st century AD. This town was a workshop for temple
building. Visit the seven pagoda-style Shore temples,
lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven rathas
or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments
& animal figures carved out of solid rock, the
earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture.
They were constructed in a single century-long burst
of creative enthusiasm, starting in the reign of Narasimhavarman
1 (AD 630-68). End the visit by photography of the
beautiful Shore temples at sunset.
Afternoon drive to Pondicherry, which is 132 kms.
& approx 04 hrs. drive. Transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Pondicherry.
Day 05/ Pondicherry - Thanjavur
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Pondicherry
which includes visit to the Vardaraja Perumal Temple,
Vedapureeswarar Temple & Manakula Vinayagar Temple.
Afternoon drive to Thanjavur, which is 177 kms. &
approx. 06 hrs. drive. Transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 06/ Thanjavur - Thiruchirapalli
Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Thanjavur
which includes visit to the famous Thanjavur temples,
the Brahadeeswarar Temple. Afternoon drive to Thiruchirapalli,
which is 55 kms & approx 1½ hrs. drive.
Transfer to hotel. Night stay in Tiruchirapalli.
Day 07/ Thiruchirapalli - Madurai
Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Thiruchirapalli
including visit to the Ranganathan Temple at Srirangam,
10 kms away from Trichy. Afternoon drive to Madurai,
which is 142 kms & 05 hrs. drive. Transfer to
hotel. Night stay in Madurai.
Day 08/ Madurai - Chennai - Departure
Sightseeing tour of Madurai visiting the Meenakshi
Sundareswara Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace &
the Vandiyur Mariamman Tank. Afternoon fly from Madurai
to Chennai. On arrival in Chennai connect flight for
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