South India Sensation Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Chennai - Kanchipuram -
Mamallapooram - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore - Trichy
- Madurai - Trivandrum
Day 1: Chennai
Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India
Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer
to hotel. After lunch at hotel, half day sightseeing tour, visiting Gandhi Memorial,
Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple and Marine beach. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Tirupathi
After breakfast, proceed to Tirupathi. Lunch at local restaurant Tirupathi is
a temple town known for the famous ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara. In the
evening return to Chennai for dinner and overnite stay.
Day 3: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapooram
After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram - is the ancient capital of the Pallavas
famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Lunch at local restaurant
and later drive to Mamallapooram and check in at hotel.
Afternoon visit the city - built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipooram,
this ancient Pallava port, is today the sight of several antique sculptural
marvels. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day 4: Mamallapooram - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry
After breakfast drive to Tiruvannamallai(112kms/03hrs)- a pilgrim centre with
an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. After lunch at local restaurant, proceed to
Pondicherry. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St.Agasthaya settled
down. Checkin ,dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day 5: Pondicherry
breakfast drive to visit Aurbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10kms north
of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo's ideas in bringing about a synthesis
of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Dinner and
overnite at hotel.
Day 6: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore
After breakfast drive to Chidambaram(65kms/1.5hrs) also called as Thillai, which
has the famous Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered
with golden plates is located in the centre of the town covering an area of
40 acres. In this temple, postures from the Bharatnatayam form of dance are
depicted in sculpture. Natraja is Lord Shiva as a cosmic dancer. Checkin, dinner
and overnite at hotel .
Day 7: Tanjore - Trichy
After breakfast leave for Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on the
banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim
centre, it is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Checkin at hotel. After
lunch city tour visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts.
Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day 8: Trichy - Madurai
breakfast proceed to Madurai and checkin at hotel. The ancient city of Madurai,
some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower
with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. After lunch city tour visiting - Meenakshi
temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum. Dinner and overnite
Day 9: Madurai - Rameshwaram
After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram- the most sacred temple town of India
is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to have
visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Overnite stay at hotel.
Day 10: Madurai - Trivandrum
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum and check in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 11: Trivandrum - Kanyakumari
After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari - is the land's end of India where the
water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet.
Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day 12: Trivandrum - Chennai
After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey. End
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