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Fri, 25 May 2018      
 
Temples of Tamilnadu
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Itinerary : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Thiruvannamalai - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Navagraha Temples - Tanjore - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Trichy - Chennai.
Minimum Persons : 2
Temples of Tamilnadu
Day 1 Chennai

Upon arrival check in to Hotel.

Take city tour of chennai covering : Marina beach, St.Thomas Cathedral, Kapaleshwarar Temple & drive through the IT hub.

If time permits stop for shopping in a mall or Local Market.

Overnight stay in Chennai .
Day 2 Kanchipuram (70 kms 2hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Kanchipuram & visit : Sri Ekambareswara Temple, Sri Kailasanatha Temple & Sri Kamakshiamman Temple.

Overnight stay in Kanchipuram.
Day 3 Thiruvanamalai (140 kms 3 hrs )

After breakfast depart to Thiruvanamalai, Visit: Arunachaleswarar Temple & the Ramana Maharishi Ashram.

Evening free for meditation at Shree Ramana ashram.

Overnight stay in Thiruvanamalai.
Day 4 Pondicherry (110 kms 2.5 hrs)

After Breakfast drive to Pondicherry, the former French Colony.

Take a heritage walk or drive to visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinayakar Temple, beautiful churches, beach promenade & well maintained colonial houses

After lunch, visit the international township of Auroville- one of the UNESCO project for human unity.

Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 5 Pondicherry
Day free on your own :


Take Yoga or Ayurvedhic Massage or spend time on the beach front & enjoy the French/ creole/ Indian or Join with local family for a dinner or enjoy shopping handmade paper products, terracotta etc.

Overnight stay in Pondicherry.
Day 6 Navagraha Temples

Start your tour at 6.00 a.m & drive to Chidambaram. Visit Natraja temple, the temple with golden roof dedicated for Lord Shiva. ( 2 hrs drive)

Visit to Vaiteeswaran Koil temple for Mars. ( 45 Mins drive)

Visit Thiruvengadu – Mercury Temple.( 45 mins drive)

Visit Keezhaperumpallam, Kethu Temple. (30 mins drive)

Check in at Hotel at Karaikal. ( 1 hour drive)

Late evening visit Thirunallar Shani temple. (Saturn)

Overnight stay in Kariakal.
Day 7 Navagraha Temples

After early breakfast drive to Thirunageswaram to visit Rahu Temple. ( 50 mins drive)

Visit Surianar Koil, temple for Sun God. (45 mins drive)

Drive to Kanjanur – Venus Temple. ( 30 mins drive)

Check -in at hotel in Kumbakonnam

In the evening drive to Alangudi – Jupiter Temple. (45 mins drive)

Time free to explore the local market, famous for copper & Bronze wares.

Overnight stay in Kumbakonnam.
Day 8 Tanjore

After breakfast visit Thingalur – Moon Temple. (1.5 hrs)

Drive to Tanjore & Visit The Brihadeeswarar Temple – The big temple (45 mins drive)

Late check-in at the hotel.

Time free for visiting local market or photo shoot at the temple Zone.

Day 9 Rameshwaram (250 kms 5 hrs).

Depart after early breakfast to Rameshwaram.

Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple & take holy dip in the Sea. It is spectacular to watch the sea from the popluar Pamban bridge.

Overnight stay in Rameswaram.
Day 10 Madurai (170 kms 4 hrs).

After breakfast Depart to Madurai, ancient capital of the Pandiya Kingdom. This temple town is around 2500 years old & recorded as Asia's biggest village. Local people captions that this town never sleeps.

Visit Meenaskhi amman temple and the market around this structure, which reflects the concept of temple town.

Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 11 Trichy / Tiruchirappalli (150 kms – 3 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Trichy

Enroute visit SriRangam Ranganatha swamy Temple, one of the biggest temples of Tamilnadu dedicated for Lord Vishnu.

Evening free to explore the traditional town, once stood as icon for Bhramin community & educational institutions.

Overnight stay in Trichy.
Day 12 Chennai ( 350 kms 6.5 hrs)

Check-out from hotel & drive to chennai airport.

Tour Price Per Person starts from Indian Rupees US$
Budget ( 2 star Hotels) 52000 790
Business ( 3 star Hotels) 65000 990
Includes :
  11 Nights accommodation with breakfast.
  Air Conditioned car as per the itinerary. ( Incl. Fuel, Toll, parking, driver allowance etc.)
  All Taxes.
Excludes :
  Entrance fee at the monuments
  Professional Guide
  Lunch & dinner
  Camera fee
  Tips, Porterage, laundry & any other items of personal nature.
  Any other services not mentioned in includes column.

    Kindly contact us for any additional information or services.
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