Day 1- Arrival in Chennai
With your arrival in Chennai you will be welcomed by our representative and will be transferred to the hotel for check in. In case you arrive early in the morning or before afternoon, a half-day tour in Chennai will be arranged. Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu; it has famous places to visit including the Dravidian style historic temples, sandy beaches, shopping arenas and much more to explore. Overnight stay in Chennai.
Day 2-Chennai to Mahabalipuram (61 kms)
On the beginning of the day you will have your breakfast and then proceed to Mahabalipuram, the next site in the itinerary of Discover Vibrant Tamil Nadu Tour Package. Mahabalipuram is very well known for the Five or Pancha Ratha Temple Complex. This centuries old temple complex is known for its architectural style of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture because of which it has made to the list of World Heritage Site of UNESCO. The other places you will visit are the Tiger Caves Complex and Arjuna Penance, both sites are popular for great craftsmanship of the architects and workers who made these places a wonder to watch. Then return and stay at the hotel overnight.
Day 3- Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry (58 kms)
After having a hearty breakfast you will now proceed for a smooth and scenic drive to Pondicherry, a union territory of India. Here you will watch the Aurbindo Ashram, the Aurovilla and the Gandhi Museum. Then afterwards return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 4- Pondicherry to Swamimalai (132 kms)
Today the first activity is travelling from Pondicherry to Swamimalai, you will have a smooth journey by the rental vehicle provided by us. After reaching Swamaimalai, you will be guided by our representative in the check-in of the hotel, then after lunch you will visit the Swamimalai Swaminathaswamy Temple located on the bank of the Cauvery River. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the temple on the bank have an eye-catching panoramic view.
Day 5-Swamimalai to Tanjore-Karaikudi (35km-122km)
Day will begin with breakfast followed by a drive to Tanjore, scenic view of the roads surrounded by tall palm trees from both the sides and plush greenery. In Tanjore you will see the historic monuments constructed during the rule of Chola dynasty in twelfth century. The temple named Darasuram, Chidambaram and Gangaikondacholapuram are most famous ones.
Later you will proceed to Karaikudi and witness the beauty of this place which is known for its meticulous carpentry works, the handmade tiles and beautiful glassworks done by the workmen.
Date 6- Karaikudi to Rameshwaram (140 kms)
The itinerary of this day features one of the well-known temples of India, it has spiritual significance and the landscape of its surroundings is totally awesome. After a delicious breakfast, you will be taken to Rameshwaram to visit the Ramnathaswamy Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on the Rameshwaram Island. The beautiful temple attracts many tourists from India and the world.
Day 7- Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari (298 kms)
Today after having breakfast you will begin your journey towards Kanyakumari which is the southernmost city of India. After reaching Kanyakumari you will be checking in and then after lunch you may leave for sightseeing Kanyakumari, where you will see the Rock Memorial of Swami Vivekananda, the Aman Temple and the sunset view on Kanyakumari’s golden sandy beach will leave you spell bound. Afterwards return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 8- Kanyakumari to Madurai (240 kms)
The day begins early in the morning and you will leave for Madurai. In between the way you will visit to the famous Rock Fort of Trichy and the Shrirangam Temple and head towards Madurai. Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Temple which is situated on the bank on Viagai River and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The spectacular light and sound show at Azhar Temple will be the next stop for you. Return to the hotel and stay overnight in Madurai.
Day 9- Madurai to Kodaikanal (112 kms)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and begin drive to Kodaikanal, the next spot in the itinerary. Kodaikanal is a town in the hills of Dindigul, this town will make you fall in love with its landscapes. Grassy hills, waterfalls, granite cliffs and forested valleys are a common view here. Bryant’s Park is another attraction in the town of Kodaikanal. In the evening return to the resort and relax during the night.
Day 10- Kodaikanal to Ooty (250 kms)
With this new day, another day of this enthralling trip will begin. After breakfast you will begin the ride to Ooty from Kodaikanal, a well-known and awe-inspiring hill station. Ooty is one among the 14 bio-spheres of the world and the first in India. The attractions in Ooty are the Mukurthi Reserve Forest, Ooty Lake, the Toda Huts and Fernhills Palace.
Day 11- Ooty sightseeing
A day filled with the beauty and aura of nature is awaiting you. Have a delicious breakfast in the Hotel and begin the sightseeing. Coonoor is also a small taluk near Ooty which you will be visiting today. In the lap of Mother Nature, the greenery of these places will gratify your soul. The sight of Niligiri (Eucalyptus) Trees and greenery everywhere you turn your head is what this place offers you. At night return to the hotel and retire for the night.
Day 11- Departure
Today after breakfast we will be transferring you to the airport from where you will board flight for your journey onwards and the Discover Tamil Nadu Tour ends with this. We hope that you had an unforgettable journey with Indian Destinations Experts.
Please note: This itinerary is a suggested one and we will customize it according to the requirements of the customers, the mode of conveyance and other choices of clients will be considered for this purpose. We also provide guides who speak languages like English, French, German, etc and are available on cost.
• Hotel will be accommodating on the basis of bed and breakfast.
• All transfers will be only by learned and experienced staff assistance.
• Complimentary drinks available on arrival.
• Air-conditioned transport will be provided.
• Guide will be provided according to the availability.
• Charges of the entry and tickets.
• Travel Insurance.
• Any peak season supplements.
• All kinds of personal expenses like drinks, laundry, etc.
• Tips or additional charges in any form
• Additional expenses which have been incurred due to flight delay or cancellation, technical faults, weather conditions etc.
|Duration||11 NIGHTS 12 DAYS|
|Places Covered||Chennai Arrival-Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry-Swamimalai-Tanjore-KaraiKudi-RameshwaramKanyakumari-Madurai-Kodaikanal-Ooty-Departure|
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