Splendid Tamilnadu Tour
SPLENDID TAMILNADU TOUR
8 Days 7 Nights
MAHABALIPURAM (1N) - PONDICHERRY (2N) - MADURAI (2N) - RAMESHWARAM (1N) - KANYAKUMARI (1N)
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAM VIA KANCHIPURAM
Arrive in Chennai to a warm welcome and proceed to visit Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Varatharaja Temple and Ekambareswara Temple at Kanchipuram. Thereafter, drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After lunch, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram including visits to Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Tiger Cave and Krishna’s Butter Ball. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
DAY 02: MAHABALIPURAM – PONDICHERRY
In the morning, drive to Pondicherry “The French Colony”. Check-in to the hotel. In the late afternoon have a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, an Ashram dedicated to Sri Aurobindo & “The Mother” Have a visit to “The Church of Sacred Heart” and “Notre dame des Anges”, French Colony and markets. Have a rickshaw ride in the commercial streets. Have a rest in the hotel. Overnight Stay at Pondicherry.
DAY 03: PONDICHERRY DAY SIGHT
After breakfast proceed to explore the city, visit Aurobindo Ashram, French Heritage, Puducherry Museum, Botanical garden, Memorial House, Villiayanur, Mansion of Ananda, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Vedapureeswarar Temple. Enjoy boating at Chunnambar backwater & the beautiful beaches of Pondicherry. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Pondicherry.
DAY 04: PONDICHERRY – MADURAI
Today, have an early breakfast and proceed to Madurai. On your arrival, check in at the hotel. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 05: MADURAI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of this bustling pilgrimage city where life revolves around the great Meenakshi Temple. This temple with its Gopurams (pyramidal gateway towers) is covered with a profusion of multi-coloured images of mythical figures, animals and gods. Also visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace and the Gandhi Museum. Thereafter, return to the hotel for your overnight stay.
DAY 06: MADURAI – RAMESHWARAM (170 KMS / 3.5 HRS)
Today drive to Rameshwaram. Upon arrival in Rameshwaram Check in into the hotel, relax for some time and later visit Sri Ramanathaswami temple, The temple has 22 holy springs which are believed to have medicinal properties. After Darshan visit the Ghanthamathana parvatham from here one can get a fine view of the island later return back to the hotel , overnight stay at hotel in Rameshwaram.
DAY 07: RAMESHWARAM- KANYAKUMARI(300 KMS / 6 HRS)
Today proceed to Kanyakumari- the southernmost tip of peninsula, Kanyakumari has been named after the goddess Parvathi in one of her incarnations as Devi kanniya did penance on one of the rocks of this land’s end to obtain the hand of lord Shiva, on arrival check in into the hotel, relax for some time and visit Sri kumariamman temple , after Darshan visit the Vivekananda rock memorial and thiruvalluvar statue one has to use the boat facilities to visit this beautiful memorial spot. Return back to the hotel in the evening overnight stay at hotel in Kanyakumari.
DAY 08: KANYAKUMARI – TRIVANDRUM DEPARTURE
Today check out from the Hotel and proceed to Trivandurm Airport/ Railway station to board the flight for onward destination.