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Temple Architecture of Tamil Nadu

Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations : Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram, Madurai, Trichy, Kovalam
Highlights of this tour :

  • Visit all the beautiful Dravidian temples.
  • Explore Auroville in Pondicherry.
  • Explore Tamil culture.
  • Relax on the stunning beaches.
Price starts from 580 $ AI*


INTRODUCTION


Destinations : Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Velankanni, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Kovalam

This 12 days trip is organized to visit around the most famous temples of Tamil Nadu Madurai, Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. Tamil Nadu is the heart of the Dravidian culture and tradition. Chennai being its capital, certainly the state has become a promising place for one to visit, enjoy their vacation to the amazing places of Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, etc. Visit the most beautiful monument - the Meenakshi temple of Madurai. In Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India, you will be at the meeting of the three seas. Finally, Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India for Hindus. The journey begins with your arrival at Chennai airport and ends with that of Trivandrum.

Our travel consultants can modify the itinerary according to your requirements. Contact us with your suggestions.


TRAVEL ITINERARY


Day
01
Arrive Chennai (Madras)

Our executive will receive you at Chennai airport and transfer to your pre booked hotel. Later, you can walk around the city, visit the Church of Santhome, Fort museum, the temple of Kapaleeswarar and the National Art Gallery. Spend night in Chennai.

Day
02
Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is a historic and sacred shrine, known for its many beautiful temples. The city tour includes the visits to temples Vaikunda Perumal, Kailasanatha, Ekambareswara and Varatharaja. Kancheepuram is popular for its renowned crafted world famous silk sarees, a traditional home industry. Later visit temples located on the shores of Mahabalipuram. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

Day
03
Mahabalipuram

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, continue your trip to visit monolithic temples registered in the UNESCO heritage. Mahabalipuram is known for the beautiful historical monuments that were built mostly during the Pallava Dynasty in the form of rock cut caves and temples. It is impressive to see that the whole structure of these temples is excavated from a single rock. later in the afternoon, dedicated to a stroll around the street. Overnight at Mahabalipuram..

Day
04
Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Early morning after refreshing breakfast, leave Mahabalipuram and proceed to Pondicherry. Pondicherry is a former French Colony known for its cobbled streets, French Palaces and Auroville Ashram. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is indeed the best known landmark of Pondicherry. Upon reaching Pondicherry, you will have the opportunity to visit Auroville and Aurobindo Ashram and other monuments, museums and temples. The ashram of Aurobindo is a beautiful haven of peace, tolerance and greatness. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day
05
Pondicherry - Chidambaram

Early morning drive to Chidambaram, another religious city of Tamil Nadu. This city is known for its famous statue of Nataraja (Shiva, the cosmic dancer). Later visit temples Chidambaram followed by a short tour in Kumbakonam, a city known for its temples: Kumbeswarar temple, Sarangapani Temple, the Temple of Nageswarar the Brahma temple and the temple of Swamimalai. Overnight at Chidambaram.

Day
06
Chidambaram - Velankanni

Morning, depart for Velankanni, another place of pilgrimage of Tamil Nadu. the day is planned to visit the tourist attractions of Velankanni which is home to one of the country's biggest Catholic pilgrimage centres, famous for the Catholic Basilica devoted to "Our Lady of Good Health". It not only attracts Christians but also other believers come to pray at the shrine of "Health of Our Lady". Overnight at hotel in Velankanni.

Day
07
Velankanni - Tanjore - Trichy

Morning after breakfast, excursion to Tanjore / Thanjavur. Tanjore is another town in southern India well-known throughout the world for its temples, including the most famous, the Brihadeeswara temple. After visiting the city, departure Tiruchirappalli. Tiruchirapalli / Trichy has a rich array of ancient temples like the Rock Fort, Srirangam & Thiruvanaikovil, monuments, churches and mosques. The Rock Fort is one of the famous landmarks in Tiruchirapalli. Built on a rock overlooking the city. There is a Ganesh temple at the top which was previously also used as a military fort by the Nayak rulers. This city tour includes the visit of Rock Fort, home of Lord Robert Clive's , the Srirangam temple. Overnight in Trichy.

Day
08
Trichy - Madurai

Early morning after breakfast, reach Madurai- known for 1000-pillared Meenakshiamman temple. Madurai is a city with important historical and cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is mainly known for the most famous the Meenakshi temple. Indeed, magnificent sculptures and Gopurams put it very worth as one of India's cultural and architectural landmarks. During the day you can sightseeing of the museum of Gandhi and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Overnight at Madurai.

Day
09
MMadurai - Rameshwaram

Morning, check out from Hotel and drive to Rameshwaram, an island located about 4 kilometers from the Indian peninsula. Rameshwaram is an important place of pilgrimage associated with Rama and Shiva gods. According to Hindu mythology, one can attain Moksha (liberation) by visiting the temples of the city with great devotion. Overnight in Rameshwaram.

Day
10
Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari

Morning, reach Kanyakumari - lies at the southernmost of India where the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. Thus, Kanyakumari is also known as the Thriveni Sangamam. Kanyakumari is yet another famous pilgrimage center for Hindus and is also known for its beaches. It has been an important centre for art, religion and trade for centuries. Visit the beautifully designed memorial to the Hindu Missionary Swamy Vivekananda - Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam, the Temples and you will walk on the beach. Overnight in Kanyakumari.

Day
11
Kanyakumari - Trivandrum / Kovalam

In the morning, after refreshing breakfast we take you to Trivandrum / Kovalam, the capital of Kerala. The tour of the city of Trivandrum includes a visit Suchindram Padmanabhaswamy temple. After lunch you can visit the art gallery Chitra, Napier Museum and the Padmanbhapuram palace. Night in a hotel on the beach in Kovalam.

Day
12
Trivandrum

Last Day, transfer to Trivandrum airport to board your return flight. End of your 12-day stay in the temples of Tamil Nadu and on the beaches of Kerala.


ACTIVITIES


Enhance your travel experience to India by adding various adventure and cultural activities offered at different destinations.

To obtain the complete list of these activities please contact our executive with your travel dates.

Please note that these activities are not included in the package price. Please select the activities to include them in your travel itinerary.

Relax on beaches in Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram
Plan your vacations on the beaches of Pondicherry.
Visit the Dravidians temples
During your stay in South India, organize your visit to the main Dravidians temples.
Visit Auroville in Pondicherry
Visit Auroville during your trip to Pondicherry - South India.
Taste of Chettinad dishes
Experience the Chettiand food during your stay in Tamil Nadu.

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