Celestial Tamilnadu

Pattaya

CELESTIAL TAMILNADU

4 Days 3 Nights

MADURAI (1N) - TRICHY (1N) - THANJAVUR (1N)

DAY 01: ARRIVE MADURAI
On arrival at airport / railway station, meet our representative take a transfer to the hotel, after check in relax for some time, later visit Meenakshi temple- One of the biggest temple complexes in India. It is an ancient center of worship as well as an art gallery of vast proportions, have lunch on direct payment basis, return back to the hotel overnight stay at hotel in Madurai.

DAY 02: MADURAI – TRICHY
After having breakfast and check out continue tour in Madurai “temple city of India”, visit to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. After Darshan, explore the day on local sightseeing- visit to Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Alagar Temple and Gandhi Museum. Move forward to Trichy, on arrival check in & overnight stay in the hotel.

DAY 03: TRICHY – THANJAVUR
This morning after breakfast, proceed to Thanjavur. On arrival, check in to the hotel.Later in the afternoon, visit Brihadiswara Temple, Airavatesvara a Temple and Gangaikonda Temple. The Brihadiswara Temple (or Brihadiswara Temple) was built by Rajaraja Chola during the 11th century. The Brihadiswara Temple, also known as the Big Temple, is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is enclosed in two courts, surmounted by a lofty tower and shrine of Subrahmanya. Among the other historic buildings is the Vijayanagar fort, which contains a palace that was expanded by the Maratha king Serfoji II with an armory, a bell tower and the Saraswathi Mahal Library, which contains over 30,000 Indian and European manuscripts written on palm leaf and paper. Airavatesvara Temple – The Airavatesvara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is here known as Airavateshvara, because he was worshipped at this temple by Airavata, the white elephant of the king of the gods, Indra. Legend has it that Airavata, while suffering from a change of colour curse from Sage Durvasa, had its colours restored by bathing in the sacred waters of this temple. This legend is commemorated by an image of Airavata with Indra seated in an inner shrine. The Airavatesvara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is here known as Airavateshvara, because he was worshipped at this temple by Airavata, the white elephant of the king of the gods, Indra. Legend has it that Airavata, while suffering from a change of colour curse from Sage Durvasa, had its colours restored by bathing in the sacred waters of this temple. This legend is commemorated by an image of Airavata with Indra seated in an inner shrine. Gangaikonda Cholapuram was the capital of the Cholas in the 11th century and was built by Rajendra Chola I to celebrate his victories in North India around 1020 AD. All that remains are ruins of the palace and the temple of Gangaikondacholisvara (Shiva), a Chola masterpiece second only to the Brihadiswara temple. The temple has a vimana (tower above the shrine) that soars 182 feet, and a large lingam, 13 feet tall. The main shrine is preceded by a large mahamandapa (big hall) and has temples to Chandikeshvara and Brihannayaki. Another feature is a well with a large lion statue. Overnight.

DAY 04: TANJORE – TRICHY DEPARTURE
Today, bid farewell to your ‘Celestial Tamil Nadu ‘ tour as you are transferred from hotel in Thanjavur to the airport or railway station in Trichy, for your onward journey.