Temple Tour of South (8N - 9D)

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Day : 1 Arrival in Chennai
Day : 2 Sightseeing in Chennai
Day : 3 Chennai – Mahabalipuram
Day : 4 Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Day : 5 Sightseeing in Pondicherry
Day : 6 Pondicherry – Tanjore
Day : 7 Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai
Day : 8 Sightseeing in Madurai
Day : 9 Departure from Madurai
Luxurious, Deluxe and Budget options available as per the customers' needs
Attractions Included
Fort St George
St. Mary's Church and museum
Kapeeleshwara Temple
Santhome Cathedral
Government State Museum
National Art Gallery
Marina Beach
Kanchipuram Temple complex - the Ekambaranatha Temple, Vaishnavite Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and Kailasanatha Temple
Panch Rathas
Arjuna's Penance
the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
Aurobindo ashram
Church of sacred hearts of Jesus
Pondicherry Museum
Pondicherry beaches
Brihadeshwara Temple
Tanjore Palace & Museum
Rock Fort
Meenakshi Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Tirumalai Nayak
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony
Optional: Ramanathaswamy Temple
Hotels as per the itinerary
Private Airport transfers to and from the hotel
Intercity and sightseeing transfers as per the itinerary
Services of English-speaking guide during all sightseeing tours
8 Delicious Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day : 1 Arrival in Chennai

    Meet our representative upon arrival in Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

    It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization.

    Also, considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc.

    After reaching, proceed to hotel and check-in for overnight stay.

    Overnight in Chennai.
  • Day : 2 Sightseeing in Chennai

    After breakfast, explore Chennai - Visit Fort St George, St. Mary's Church & Museum, Kapeeleshwara Temple, Santhome Cathedral, Government State Museum & National Art Gallery.

    Drive past Marina Beach which is the second longest beach in the world.

    Overnight in Chennai.
  • Day : 3 Chennai – Mahabalipuram

    After breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram - the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom based at Kanchipuram, and a wander round the town’s great, World Heritage–listed temples and carvings inflames the imagination, especially at sunset.

    Take an excursion to Kancheepuram where you can visit the Ekambaranatha Temple, Vaishnavite Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and Kailasanatha Temple.

    Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
  • Day : 4 Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry

    After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to explore highlights of Mahabalipuram – covering Panch Rathas, Arjuna's Penance and the Shore Temple.

    Later, proceed to Pondicherry - the older part of this former French colony has a lot of quiet, clean, shady, cobbled streets, lined with mustard-yellow colonial townhouses numbered in an almost logical manner.

    You will probably spend most of your time in this part of town, old Pondicherry may well seem a sea of tranquility.

    On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.

    Overnight in Pondicherry.
  • Day : 5 Sightseeing in Pondicherry

    After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Pondicherry, starting with Aurobindo ashram - Founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a French-born woman known as ‘the Mother’, this spiritual community now has about 1200 members who work in the ashram's many departments.

    Also, cover the Church of sacred hearts of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum, beaches and a must-visit attraction of Pondicherry – Auroville.

    Overnight in Pondicherry.
  • Day : 6 Pondicherry – Tanjore

    After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive towards Tanjore. Arrive and check-in at the hotel.

    Rest of the day leisure at the hotel.

    Overnight in Tanjore
  • Day : 7 Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai

    After early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and explore Tanjore - Visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore Palace & Museum.

    Later drive towards Trichy (approx. 2 hours) and en-route visit Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval.

    By evening, reach the hotel (approx. 3 hours) for check-in and overnight stay.

    Overnight in Madurai.
  • Day : 8 Sightseeing in Madurai

    After breakfast, visit the Meenakshi Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tirumalai Nayak and Koodal Azhagar Temple.

    In the evening, re-visit the Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony at the temple.

    Optional: Excursion to Rameswaram - Visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple where the Ramesharam Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of God Shiva.

    Overnight in Madurai.
  • Day : 9 Departure from Madurai

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madurai airport for return flight back home.


All international airport taxes

International flights & domestic flights

Early check in or late check-out (check in time: after 2 PM, check out time: before noon)

Travel insurance (Please make sure to buy insurance before you travel overseas)

Visa fees

Drink & Beverage in meals

Optional tours

Tips for local guide and van driver

Other services not mentioned above

Tour Notes

Hotel rates are subject to change at the time of booking

Tours Limited reserves the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on weather, traffic, or any other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers.

Child age 5-11 years. Ages 12 years and above is considered as an adult.

Breakfast at the hotel will be Continental/American buffet breakfast, Packed breakfast option is not available.

No refund for any missed breakfast due to flight timings.

One piece of medium luggage & one small carry on per person is allowed.

Time Wise itinerary must be adhered to maintain the flow of the itinerary. The itinerary and vouchers will be sent by email 48 hours prior to departure.

Porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages are not included.

The passengers requiring wheelchair assistance will have to make their own arrangements.

Early check in/Late check out is not guaranteed and is based on hotel's availability.

The passengers might need to provide a Credit Card at the time of check-in towards Incidentals.

No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.

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