Cultural Tour of South India

Place Covered

Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Trichi, Madurai, Thiruvanathapuram, Onward destination

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Cultural Tour of South India


DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
2 Chennai Sri Parthasarthy Temple, Luz church, Museum and Fort St. George.
2 Kanchipuram Kailashnath Temple, Sri Ekambaranatha Temple and Kamakshi Temple
3 Mahabalipuram Shore Temples , Panch Ratha temples, rock cut caves
4 Tanjore Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur Palace & Museum
5 Trichi Rock fort temple and Srirangam
7 Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Nayak Palace and Museum.
9 Thiruananthapuram Sr. Padmanabhaswamy temple (from Outside), Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace

When To Go

Jan30%
Feb30%
Mar30%
Apr30%
May30%
Jun30%
Jul30%
Aug30%
Sep30%
Oct30%
Nov30%
Dec30%

Day 1 Arrival Chennai

Iskcon_Temple_Chennai

Upon arrival in Chennai you will be met and assisted by our company representative at airport. After traditional welcome transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 2 Chennai – Kanchipuram (76 Kms /1.5 hrs.)- Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (65kms /1 hrs.)

Kanchipuram

After breakfast half day city tour of Chennai visiting Sri Parthasarthy Temple, Luz church, Museum and Fort St. George.
Later drive to Mahabalipuram en route visit Kanchipuram is one of the most sacred towns of India and known as the city of thousand temples, visit Kailashnath Temple, Sri Ekambaranatha Temple and Kamakshi Temple. Continue on to Mahabalipuram, an important port and capital of the Pallava Empire, Mahabalipuram, is known for its Pallava temples and sculptures. On arrival at Mahabalipuram, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight at hotel.


Day 3 Mahabalipuram

MAHABALIPURAM
After breakfast half day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram – is famous for its unique 7th-century Shore Temple, lovely beach and some of the most beautiful rock-cut temples in the world. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the 1st century AD. This town was a workshop for temple building. Visit the seven pagoda-style shore temples, lashed by the waves of the sea and the seven Rathas or temple chariots, a group of monolithic monuments & animal figures carved out of solid rock, the earliest known examples of Dravidian architecture. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day 4 Mahabalipuram – Tanjore (230 kms/6 hrs.)

Brihadeshwara-temple-TANJORE
After breakfast drive to Tanjore which is famous today for its beautifully architectured temples and the amazing bronze works it creates. It is centre for the classical arts like dance and music. Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon city tour of Tanjore covering Brihadishwara Temple, Thanjavur Palace & Museum. Overnight at hotel.


Day 5 Tanjore – Trichy (54 kms /1 hr.)

trichy
After breakfast drive to Trichy situated on the banks of River Kaveri. Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for half day sightseeing tour visiting Rock fort temple and Srirangam – the Sriranganathaswamy temple. Overnight at hotel.


Day 6 Trichy – Madurai (128 kms/3 hrs.)

madurai

After breakfast drive to Madurai, one of the most beautiful cities of the state of Tamil Nadu. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day 7 Madurai

meenakshi-temple

After breakfast , proceed for sightseeing tour visiting Meenakshi Temple, Nayak Palace and Museum. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day 8Madurai – Thiruvanathapuram (264 kms/ 5 hrs.)

Trivandrum

After breakfast drive to Trivendrum, the capital State of Kerala, is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. The city gets its name from the word, Thiru Ananthapuram, meaning the city of Anantha or the abode of the scared Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu Trinity reclines. Upon arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day 9 Thiruvanathapuram – Departure

Thiruvanathapuram

After breakfast visit Sr. Padmanabhaswamy temple (Non-Hindus not allowed inside the temple), Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace. Later transfer to Airport to board flight to onward destination.

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