OVERVIEW OF TOUR - DESCRIPTION ABOUT TOUR
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations: Chennai / Kanchipuram / Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry / Thanjavur / Madurai / Trichy / Tiruvannamalai / Chennai.
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TOUR PLAN - Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Abroad - Chennai
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Chennai
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Chennai and later day trip to Kanchipuram, the city of 1000 temples is one among the 7 most sacred pilgrim centers of the Hindus. The city was the capital of the early Cholas till the 2nd century BC and a Pallava capital between the 6th & 8th centuries. Evening drive back to Chennai and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Chennai – Pondicherry drive (177 Km) via Mahabalipuram
Morning breakfast at hotel and later drive to Pondicherry, en-route visit Mahabalipuram (52 Km) - ‘the city of the seven pagodas’. Witness the breath-taking display of the pagodas or “rathas”, the “Penance of Bhagirata,” the world’s largest bas-relief in stone and the only shore temple, dedicated to both Vishnu and Shiva in its sanctum. Later continue drive to Pondicherry, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Pondicherry
After breakfast visit visit Arabindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Mansion of Ananda and Auroville: Located 10 kms north of Pondicherry town, Auroville is envisioned as a universal town, where people from different nationalities, faiths and beliefs, can live in peace and harmony. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Pondicherry – Thanjavur drive (180 Km)
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Thanjavur, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon visit Brahadishwara Temple (The Big Temple), is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And the Saraswathi Mahal Library. Relax & overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Thanjavur – Madurai drive (200 Km)
Leisurely breakfast at hotel and drive to Madurai, on arrival check into hotel for 02 night stay. Rest of the day free for on own and overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Madurai
Morning after breakfast visit to Minakshi Temple: which stands today as one of the India's greatest cultural and architectural landmarks, was originally built by the early Pandya King Kulasekara. It is also one of the greatest Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. And Tirumalai Nayaka Palace. This palace was built in the 1636 and represents the Indo-Mughal style. Evening free for on own and overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Madurai - Trichy drive (150 Km)
After breakfast drive to Trichy, en-route visit Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, 6 km north. Drive to Trichy, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Trichy
Breakfast at hotel and visit famous Rock Fort which was built on 84 m high rock in the centre of town in about 1660. You will also visit a Shiva and Ganesha temple and enjoy a wonderful view of the surroundings from the top. Rest of the day free for on own and overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Trichy - Tiruvannamalai drive (200 Km)
After breakfast drive to Tiruvannamalai, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Thiruvannamalai is one of the major pilgrim centers in South India , famous for Arunachaleswar Temple & Ramanasramam. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Tiruvannamalai – Chennai drive (200 Km) & flight to Onward Journey
After breakfast drive to Chennai, on arrival departure transfer to International airport for flight back to onward journey.