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Temple Tours of Southern India

Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days

Cover:- Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Sawamimalai – Tanjore

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Tour Description

Overview

‘Temple Tours of Southern India’ is well planned itinerary, which give you the opportunity to explore the renowned ancient temples of Tamil Nadu.Along with that you will also explore the major attractions of Pondicherry such as the coastline, which spread over 32 Kilometres, palm-fringed beaches, backwaters and fishing villages.While taking this tour you will explore the glimpse of two different regions.The duration of the tour is 05 nights and 06 days, covering the places such as Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Swamimalai and Tanjore.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:

  • Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery
  • Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple in Kanchipuram
  • Mahishasurmardini caves, the Five Ratha temple, The Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves.
  • Palm-fringed beaches, backwaters, fishing villages Aurbindo Ashram and Aurovillein Pondicherry and Murugan Temple in Swamimalai
  • Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple
 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai

Tourist Attractions: - Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery
 
Upon arrival in Chennai, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotel.After finishing check-in formalities. Rest for a while. Post lunch, proceed for the major tourist attractions in Chennai include the Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery. 
 
In the evening visit the beautiful Marina. Don’t try swimming at Marina beach since there are strong currents present along the shoreline and no rescue equipment’s and lifeguards are available at this beach. 
 
Overnight stay in Chennai
 

Day 2 Chennai – Kanchipuram (About 74 Kms) – Mahabalipuram (About 66 Kms)

Tourist Attractions: - Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple in Kanchipuram
 
Post breakfast; proceed towards Mahabalipuram, It is also known as Mamallapuram, it is a historical town renowned for its rock-cut shore temples. 
 
En-route visiting Kanchipuram, The major Kanchipuram tourist attractions include visits to the Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple.
 
After visit, resume the drive towards Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. 
 
Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram
 

Day 3 Mahabalipuram– Pondicherry (About 100 Kms)

Tourist Attractions: - Mahishasurmardini caves, the Five Ratha temple, The Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves
 
Today after breakfast, proceed to visit the major attractions the town, visit Mahishasurmardini caves, the Five Ratha temple (comprises of 5 monolithic temples in various patterns) and The Shore Temple. Also visit the other major attractions such as Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves. 
 
After the visit leave for Pondicherry. Puducherry (previously called Pondicherry) charms tourists with its three lined avenues, painted colonial buildings and sea breeze. In 1974, the French built a base here.
 
As on reaching Pondicherry, check-in at one our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to the local market of Pondicherry. 
 
Overnight stay in Pondicherry
 

Day 4 Pondicherry –Swamimalai (About 132 Kms)

Tourist attractions: - Palm-fringed beaches, backwaters, fishing villages Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville in Pondicherry and Murugan Temple in Swamimalai

Post breakfast, proceed to explore the major attractions of Pondicherry such as the palm-fringed beaches, backwaters and fishing villages. Later visit Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville. 
 
After visit drive to Swamimalai. It is a religious town, located near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. On reaching Swamimalai, check in to your pre booked hotel. Rest for a while, later in the day visit the Swamimalai Murugan Temple. 
 
Overnight stay at Swamimalai
 

Day 5 Swamimalai – Tanjore (About 36 Kms)

Tourist attractions: - Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bhagavan Temple
 
After having an early breakfast, drive straight to Tanjore. It is the popular city of Tamil Nadu and an important centre of South Indian Art, culture and religion. 
 
On reaching Tanjore, check-in to your pre booked hotel. After freshen up, proceed for a guided city tour of Tanjore including major tourist attractions such as the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bhagavan Temple. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay at hotel.
 

Day 6 Tanjore – Departure from Madurai (About 193 Kms)

Today is the last day of the tour. After having an early breakfast, get transferred to the Madurai airport to go aboard a flight for your onward destination.We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.

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  1. Accommodation for 05 Nights / 06 Days on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, Departures, sightseeing and inter-city drives as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide at the major destinations.
  5. Services of Trip India Representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge.
  7. All presently applicable luxury taxes.
 
Exclusions
  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket.
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
 
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