Day 01: Arrival at Chennai
Upon arrival at Chennai our representative will receive and transfer
you to hotel. It follows a sightseeing tour that includes the Santhome
Church, Fort Museum, Kapaleeswarar temple and the National Art Gallery.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
After breakfast you will be driven to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is a
historic and holy city, known for its numerous beautiful temples.
Sightseeing tour in Kanchipuram will include the temples of Vaikunda
Perumal, Kailasanatha, Ekambareswara and Varatharaja. Later, you will
visit the shore temples of Mahabalipuram. Stay overnight at hotel in
Day 03: Mahabalipuram
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel you will go for sightseeing of
the rock cut monolith temples, declared by the UNO as world heritage
site. It is amazing to see that the whole temple structure has been hewn
out of a single rock. Spend the afternoon touring the temple complex.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
After the tour of some of the important historical monuments and
places, it's time to tour Pondicherry that brings back the memories of
the French colonial days. The colonial influence is still visible in
architecture, language and customs. The sightseeing at Pondicherry
includes the Auroville and Aurobindo Ashram, along with some other
monuments, museums and temples. The Aurovindo Ashram is a splendid
example of peace, tolerance and growth. It is a popular center of Yoga
and Meditation. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 05: Pondicherry - Chidambaram
It's time now to move to Chidambaram, another religious town in
Tamilnadu. The well-known Nataraja (Lord Shiva, the Cosmic Dancer)
statue is at Chidambaram. The visit to temples at Chidambaram follows a
brief excursion to Kumbakonam, a temple town famous for Kumbeswarar
Temple, Sarangapani Temple, Nageswarar Temple, Brahma Temple and
Swamimalai Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Chidambaram - Velankanni
After breakfast you will be driven to Velankanni, another pilgrimage
town in Tamilnadu. The renowned Basilica of Our Lady of Health at
Velankanni draws pilgrims from all over the world. Not only Christians
but also the people of other faiths come here to pray at the shrine of "Our
Lady of Health.' Stay overnight at the hotel in Velankanni.
Day 07: Velankanni - Tanjore - Trichy
After breakfast you will be driven to Tanjore/ Thanjavur. Tanjore is
yet another famous temple town in South India. The most famous of all
the temples at Tanjore is the Brihadeeswara temple. The visit to Tanjore
follows drive to Tiruchirappalli. Tiruchirapalli / Trichy has many
historic temples, monuments, churches and mosques. The Rock Fort is one
famous landmark in Tiruchirapalli. It is a huge outcrop of rock. There
is a Ganesha temple on top, which was also used as a military fort by
the Nayak rulers earlier. The tour will include visit to the most famous
temple Rock Fort, Lord Robert Clive's house and Srirangam Temple. Stay
overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Trichy - Madurai
Breakfast follows drive to Madurai. Madurai is a historical and
cultural city in Tamilnadu. The most famous temple in Madurai is the
Meenakshi temple. The Meenakshi temple has magnificent Gopurams and
sculptures. The tour will also include visits to the Gandhi Museum and
Thirumalai Nayak's Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Madurai - Rameshwaram
From Madurai you will be driven to Rameshwaram, an island located about
four km off the main land India. Rameshwaram is an important Hindu
pilgrimage center. It is associated with Lord Rama and Shiva. According
to mythology, one can achieve Moksha by visiting the temples here with
utmost devotion. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is a famous pilgrimage center for the Hindus. It is also a
famous beach resort. Three large water bodies - the Arabian Sea, the
Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal merge here at Kanyakumari. Thus,
Kanyakumari is also known as Thriveni Sangamam. Sightseeing here
includes the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam and Temple and a
walk along the virgin beaches. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 11: Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
In morning you will be driven to Trivandrum, the capital city of
Kerala. Sightseeing at Trivandrum includes visits to the Suchindram
Temple and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. After lunch, you can take a visit to
the Chitra Art Gallery, the Napier Museum, and the Padmanbhapuram
Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Trivandrum Departure
Our representative will transfer you to the Trivandrum airport for your