|Duration||08 Days - 07 Nights||Places Covered||Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Excursion to Kanchipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai - Madurai - Chennai|
Day 1Arrival in Chennai
On your arrival at Chennai International Airport, a representative from Delhi Taxi Service will receive you with warm welcome and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.Day 2Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Take very heart breakfast at the hotel. Later embark on sightseeing tour in Chennai, a historic city and major tourist destination in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also South India's largest city and considered to be gateway to Southern India. There are several historic landmarks, monuments, temples, buildings, museums, amusement parks, and cultural & art centers in the city of Chennai which have made it one of the most popular tourism destinations in South India. Chennai is also known for long sandy beaches, the Marina Beach. The Marina Beach is dotted with several historical landmarks, memorials and statues of great personalities. Enjoy sightseeing in the city visiting Government Museum, Rail Museum, Fort St George, Ripon Building, Victoria Public Hall, and Vivekanandar Illam (Vivekananda House). Drive along the Marina Beach, St. Mary's Church and Mylapore Temple. In the early evening drive towards Mahabalipuram, a historical and temple town in Tamil Nadu, located at the distance of only 40 km from Chennai. On arrival at Mahabalipuram check in at the hotel. Have dinner and stay overnight.Day 3Mahabalipuram - Excursion to Kanchipuram
Take very hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then embark on fully da sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Visit and explore the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mahabalipuram is renowned for a group of sanctuaries carved out of rock in the 7th and 8th centuries. Visit the Rathas, a sanctuary of temples in the form of chariots. Visit the mandapas - cave sanctuaries. And then visit the worldwide famous Shore Temple with thousands of sculptures of the glory of Lord Shiva. Enjoy some shopping at Mahabalipuram Art Sculpture shops. Make an excursion trip to Kanchipuram, an ancient and historic city in Tamil Nadu. Kanchipuram is not only a tourist destination but also one of the seven pilgrimage sites in India. The city is very popular among tourists for several architecturally beautiful ancient temples. Explore Kanchipuram visiting temples like Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kumarakottam Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Muktheeswarar Temple, and several other attractions depending upon time permission. Kanchipuram is also known for silk clothes and silk sarees. On time return to Mahabalipuram and relax at the beach for some time enjoying the wonderful view of sunset over the sea. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.Day 4Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur (Tanjore)
Take hearty breakfast and then check out from the hotel in Mahabalipuram. Thereafter drive to Thanjavur (Tanjore) en route visiting Pondicherry, a French colony till 1954. Visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville and Matri Mandir at Pondicherry; and then continue journey to reach Thanjavur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.Day 5Thanjavur (Tanjore) - Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)
After breakfast at the hotel embark on sightseeing tour of Thanjavur, formerly called Tanjore. Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Tanjore is ancient town of Chola dynasty. There are several Great Living Chola temples located in and around the city. The main temple is the Brihadeeswara Temple which is located in the center of the city. The Great Living Chola Temples are declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit and explore the Chola temples which will amaze you with their marvelous architectural beauty and styles.
After sightseeing in Tanjore, proceed to another city Tiruchirappalli also called Trichy or Tiruchi. Trichy is a historical city in the state of Tamil Nadu and has been very popular among tourists because of several historical monuments. On arrival in Trichy, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for Trichy sightseeing visiting the famous Rock Fort Temple, the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam, and the Jambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval. On time get back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 6Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) - Madurai
Have very hearty breakfast at the hotel in Trichy. Check out from the hotel and then proceed for your next destination, Madurai - an important and historical city of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is known for its rich heritage, culture, tradition and historical background. It is best known for the Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi (Parvati) and his consort Lord Sundareswarar (Shiva). Upon arrival in Madurai check in at the pre-booked hotel. In the evening witness the temple ceremony at Meenakshi Amman Temple. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.Day 7Madurai
Take breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed for sightseeing tour of Madurai visiting the Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Koodal Azhagar Temple (a temple dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu), Pazhamudircholai Tirupparankunram, Kazimar Big Mosque, and several others. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.Day 8Madurai - Chennai - Onward
Take breakfast at the hotel. Delhi Taxi Service representative will transfer you to Chennai Airport on time to board flight for onward destination. Tour concludes.
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