Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu (India)

 Day 01: Begin your journey through Tamilnadu with an arrival in Chennai, the first destination of our comprehensive tour, by either train or flight. Upon arrival, our driver will warmly welcome you and help transfer you to the hotel where your reservation awaits. After checking in, relax and savour your stay at the hotel for the day.

 Day 02: Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and a refreshing shower. Prepare to explore Chennai’s captivating sights and landmarks. Enjoy a private car tour through the city, known as the Gateway of the South. Highlights include Sri Parthasarathy Temple, St. Mary’s Church, San Thome Basilica, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Theosophical Society, Tamil Nadu Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, and Fort St. George.

After your city adventure, unwind with a relaxing evening and overnight stay at the hotel.

 Day 03: Finish your delightful breakfast and prepare to depart from Chennai, as Mahabalipuram awaits your arrival. Upon checking out, our driver will ensure your smooth transition to Mahabalipuram, with a brief detour through Kanchipuram. This tranquil and historic city, once the Chola Dynasty’s heart in the 2nd century, is renowned for its sacred temples and pivotal role in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions.

Explore Kanchipuram’s spiritual heritage with visits to the Ekambareswarar and Kamakshi Amman Temples, and marvel at the centuries-old craftsmanship of local silk weavers. Continue your journey to Mahabalipuram, where a hotel room has been pre-arranged for your stay. Check-in and settle in for a pleasant night.

Day 04: Embark on a captivating journey through Mahabalipuram, a crown jewel in Tamil Nadu’s tourism, after indulging in a delightful buffet breakfast. Dive into the rich tapestry of history woven by the Pallavas dynasty, exploring timeless caves, monolithic chariots (rathas), temples, and exquisite sculptures that define this ancient city, also known as Mamallapuram, once a bustling port of the Pallavas.

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Krishna Mandapam, a sanctuary dedicated to Lord Krishna, showcasing a vast cave temple adorned with carvings of deities, humans, and animals, bringing ancient Hindu legends to life.

Continue your journey with a visit to the Shore Temple, an emblem of 8th-century Dravidian architectural mastery and a testament to the skilled artisans of yesteryears.

Conclude your exploration at the Pandavas’ Five Rathas, a remarkable ensemble of five temples, each exemplifying a unique architectural style, offering a glimpse into the artistic diversity of the past.

After a day steeped in history and architectural wonders, retreat to your hotel for a night of relaxation and rejuvenation, reflecting on the timeless beauty of Mahabalipuram.

Day 05: Today marks the fifth day of your captivating tour through Tamil Nadu, leading you to your next adventure in Pondicherry. Kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading out in a private car for a smooth transfer to Pondicherry. Upon arrival, check into your pre-arranged, luxurious hotel accommodation. Spend the day leisurely, exploring the hotel’s amenities or venturing to discover the local sights and flavours. Return to your hotel for a delightful dinner and a restful night’s sleep.

Day 06: Start your day with a delightful buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, prepare for a unique blend of leisure and adventure as we take you on an exclusive sightseeing tour of Pondicherry’s highlights. Our chauffeur and guide will escort you to key landmarks, including the Sacred Heart Church and other notable spots around the city. You’ll explore the gothic beauty of the Sacred Heart Church, the official residence of the Lt. Governor at Raj Niwas, and the historic Sri Aurobindo Ashram, established in 1926 and a year-round magnet for visitors. Experience the charm of Pondicherry at these prime locations, then head back to your hotel for a restful night.

Day 07: Enjoy a delightful breakfast before departing your hotel for a scenic drive to Tanjore (Thanjavur) in a private car. En route, visit the charming town of Chidambaram, renowned for the magnificent Lord Nataraja and the Chidambaram Temple, sprawling over 40 acres and known as ThillaiNatarajaMandir. Admire its five sabhas and stunning architecture. Upon arrival in Thanjavur, check into your pre-arranged accommodation for some relaxation. Post lunch, tour Thanjavur’s highlights, starting with the UNESCO World Heritage site, Brihadeeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue exploring with visits to an art gallery and the Saraswathi Mahal Library. Cap off the day with a delightful meal and a restful night at your hotel.

Day 08: Enjoy a lovely breakfast, then depart from your hotel and head to your next stop, Trichy (officially Tiruchirappalli in Tamilnadu), in a comfortable car ride. Upon arrival, check into your pre-booked hotel room and take some time to relax and enjoy the amenities. Later in the evening, explore the surroundings or get a taste of Trichy’s local life. Conclude your day with dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Today’s agenda revolves around exploring Trichy’s attractions. Begin with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an exciting sightseeing adventure by car. Our knowledgeable driver and guide will accompany you throughout. Start by visiting Srirangam, just 5 kilometres from Trichy, where you can marvel at the Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. Next, explore the Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort on the River Kaveri’s banks. After this invigorating tour, return to the hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 10: Today marks the 10th day of our Comprehensive Tamilnadu Tour. The morning starts with a delicious breakfast and a transfer to Madurai, the Athens of the East. Upon arrival, settle into your pre-arranged hotel and unwind. After lunch, explore the vibrant local bazaar for a delightful shopping spree and indulge in mouthwatering snacks. Return to the hotel for a peaceful overnight stay, inclusive of dinner.

Day 11: Start your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel. Then, embark on a journey to explore the enchanting city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, renowned for its rich history spanning 2500 years. Discover the architectural marvels that reflect the city’s ancient glory. Visit the awe-inspiring Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Return to the hotel for a tranquil evening, indulging in dinner and comfortable accommodations.

Day 12: Today is dedicated to exploring Rameshwaram, a renowned Hindu pilgrimage site in India. Legend has it that the temple and island were named after Lord Ram, who sought Lord Shiva’s blessings here to conquer Ravana in the epic Ramayan. This visit holds immense significance in Hindu tradition. Afterwards, unwind and relax at your hotel in Madurai, rejuvenating your body for an overnight stay.

Day 13: Rise and shine to indulge in a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then, prepare to depart for the railway station to catch your train bound for Chennai. Upon arrival at Chennai’s railway station, our chauffeur will transfer you to your hotel for a pleasant stay and overnight relaxation.

Day 14: Today marks the conclusion of our unforgettable journey through Tamilnadu. Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before preparing to bid farewell to the city and head homeward. Our chauffeur will transport you to the railway station or the airport, facilitating your journey back home.

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