Tamilnadu, is the most prominent state of india. The capitol. Chennai is the cosmopolitan city and the capitol of the state. Tamilnadu is bastion of Hinduism, whose past endures into the present. Temples with towering spires called gopurams are a common feature of this state, seldom seen anywhere else in the country. Temples in Tamilnadu were the fulcrum of society and even today art forms that have their origin in religious worship continue colour in daily life. Notable among these are splendid bronzes of deities, glass paintings and Bharathanatyam. Kancheepuram is famous thorough out the country as the centre where lustrus silk sarees are woven. Mahabalipuram has a vast of wealth of sculptures. Likewise Thanjavur is an important centre for bronze figure casting. In contrast to the temple heritage Pondicherry is know for long a French colony.
Arrival Chennai airport at 11:00 hours, meet & transfer to a city hotel followed by lunch. Afternoon at 15:00 hours go for a half day tour including Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple and Marine beach. Evening at 18:00 hours back to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Morning after breakfast at 08:30 hours drive to Kanchipuram [76 kms/1.5 hours]- the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Temples of Ekambareswarar, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Lunch in a city restaurant at 14:00 hours and drive to Mahabalipuram, check in at hotel. Day at leisure or relax on the beach. Back to hotel at 18:00 hours for dinner and overnight.
Morning post breakfast at 08:00 hours visit the heritage site of Mahabalipuram- visiting Shore temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Five Rathas and beach. Check out and proceed to Pondicherry [Approx. 130 kms / 3 hours]. On arrival check in to hotel followed by lunch. Afternoon at leisure or free to explore on your own. Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast at 08:30 hours drive to visit Sri Aurob- indo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10 kms north of Pondicherry. Back to hotel for lunch at 13:00 hours, post lunch visit Auroville (City of Dawn) – a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. Back to hotel at 17:00 hours for dinner and overnight
Post breakfast at 08:30 hours drive to Chidambaram (Approx 65 kms/1.5 hours) also called as Thillai, which has the famous Natarajan postures from the Bharatnatyam form of dance are depicted in sculpture. After lunch at local restaurant, drive to Tanjore (Approx.104 kms/3 hours) once the capital of Chola Kings, has the Brahadeswara temple. On arrival check in to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
After breakfast at 08:30 hours leave for Trichy / Trichurapalli (Approx. 54 kms/2 hours), 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. Check in at hotel followed by lunch. Post lunch visit Rock Fort and other temples around Trichy. Back to hotel at 17:30 hours for dinner & overnight.
After breakfast at 08:00 hours proceed to Madurai (Approx. 133 kms/ 3.5 hours) and check in to the hotel. The ancient city of Madurai, located on the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus ﬂower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. On arrival lunch in a local
|Min- Max guests & vehicle type||02- 02 (Air Condition Sedan)||03- 05 (Air Condition MUV)||06- 08 (Air condition Mini Van)|
|With 3* hotels||(Approx SGD 720)||(Approx SGD 625)||(Approx SGD 569)|
|With 4* hotels||(Approx SGD 820)||(Approx SGD 725)||(Approx SGD 669)|
|Supplement for local tour guide||(Approx SGD 100)||(Approx SGD 70)||(Approx SGD 45)|