South India Tour
Duration : (8 nights & 9days)
Destination Covered :
Chennai – Tirupati –Pondicherry,Thanjavur,Trichy – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
- All 08 Nights’ Accommodations are based on DOUBLE ROOM SHARING IN THE MENTIONED OR SIMILAR HOTELS including the all taxes.
- Daily Buffet Breakfast according to the tour programme in Every Hotel.
- Aircon Vehicle as per tour programme.
- Arrival / Departure assistance as per tour programme.
- All road taxes, toll tax, parking fees, driver allowances, fuel charges etc.
- Wifi available in all the hotels (Subject to the Time assign by the respective Hotel)
- GST 5 % will be extra
- Guide services
- Tickets to all monuments
- All optional items
ARRIVAL CHENNAI BY FLIGHT
On arrival at Chennai International Airport, clear your immigrations and customs, come out at the exit gate , you will meet without company representative and transfer you to your Chennai hotel. Check-in at the hotel and overnight stay.
After breakfast proceed for the Tirupatti Temple – Tirupati is the most frequented pilgrimage destinations in the country. It is dedicated to Lord Vekateshwara (Balaji).Boasting a great spiritual importance among the Hindu devotees, TirupatiBalaji is one of the holiest and most frequented religious spots in India. Present as an abode of Lord Venkateshwara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, this temple is popular as ’Vaikuntam’ on the earth. A horde of spiritual travellers swarms this place every year to drench themselves in utter spirituality and serenity. Thousands of devotees visit this temple every day to pay homage to the utmost power. Evening return back to Chennai and stay overnight stay .(Breakfast)
CHENNAI – PODICHERRY
Today after breakfast we will drive to Pondicherry after covering some of the beautiful sightseeing of Chennai .
We will visit Fort &Jorge ,Govt Museum , Kapaleeshwar temple ,Santhome Church , and Marina Beach – the longest beach of Asia . While continuing drive to Pondicherry we will also visit Kanchipuram&Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram– It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the GaneshaRatha stone temple.Upon arrival at Pondicherry check-in at the hotel and later free to relax. . Overnight stay at the hotel (Breakfast)
PONDICHERRY GUIDED TOUR
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the city tour of Pondicherry .
Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the South Eastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-coloured colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.
Visiting Auroville ,Aurobindo Ashram , ManakulaVinayagar Temple , Pondicherry Museum , Panchavati temple. Later free for your own activities. Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast)
PONDICHERRY – THANJAVUR DRIVE
Today after breakfast drive to Thanjavur,Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture.
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax. Later proceed for the city tour on Thanjavur, visit Brihadeeswarar Temple. Brihadeeswarar Temple (World Heritage Site), built in 10th century is the grandest architectural achievement of the Chola .Later in evening free at leisure and Overnight stay at the hotel. (Breakfast)
THANJAVUR – TRICHY DRIVE
Today after breakfast drive to Tiruchirappalli , formally TrichyLocated on river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. It was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort.
This city has given great Tamil scholars whose contributions to the Tamil literature have been very significant.
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and later proceed for the sightseeing of Trichy , Visiting Rock Fort , Mukkombu ,Pachamalai , Samaypuaram , Butterfly Park , evening visit Srirangam. Later in evening free at leisure and overnight stay. (Breakfast)
TIRCHY – MADURAI
Today after breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax.
Madurai :Madurai is an energetic, ancient city on the Vaigai River in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its skyline is dominated by the 14 colourful gopurams (gateway towers) of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Covered in bright carvings of Hindu gods, the Dravidian-style temple is a major pilgrimage site. Millions attend the processions and ceremonies of April’s Chithirai Festival celebrating Meenakshi and Lord Vishnu.
Evening visit Meenakshi Temple– The name of Mother-Goddess is Meenakshi, which in chaste Tamil is known as Angayarkanni, meaning her eyes are in the shape of a fish. As the fish protects its eggs with its eye sight, so protects Mother Meenakshi Her devotee with a very look of Her eyes. Overnight stay (Breakfast)
MADURAI – RAMESHWARAM DAY EXCURSION
After breakfast at the hotel and proceed for the day excursion to Rameshwaram.
Rameshwaram :The Ramanathaswamy Temple is one of the famous Jyotirlingas dedicated to the God Shiva. Located in the centre of the town of Rameshwaram, this temple is a famous tourist attraction specifically known for the huge sculptured pillars and the massive corridors. Almost all Rameshwaram tour packages and individual Rameshwaram tours include a visit to this temple in their itinerary. The Kothandaramar Temple and the Ramarpatham Temple are other popular tourist attractions within the town. They are known for their scenic views along with amazing architectural designs. Evening return back to Madurai and Overnight stay at the hotel(Breakfast)
MADURAI – DEPART BY FLIGHT
After breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure. Later well on time you will transfer to Madurai airport for connecting your flight to your onward destinations. (Breakfast)