Itinerary –: (Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tiruchchirappalli – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum)
Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrive Chennai airport/railway station, meet our representative & transfer to the hotel. This metropolis is often called the cultural capital of India for its deep-rooted traditions and long heritage. Chennai is a city younger than its image. More than any other city in India, it is a true reflection of this country’s diversity. On arrival check in at the hotel. Visit Fort St. George, constructed in 1653 during the British ruling period in India; St. Mary’s Church (the oldest Anglican Church in India); Kapaliswara Temple and Sri Parthasarathy Temple built by Pallavas in the 8th century AD. Evening relax at the Marina Beach. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai – Mahabalipuram
After breakfast proceed to Mahabalipuram. It is famous for its beautiful beach & the old age temple which reflect the Dravidian art & architect. Mahabalipuram holds its own, and stands as a silent yet eloquent witness to the glory of its creators. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Relax for some time & then proceed to explore the beautiful temples of Mahabalipuram. Visit Caves, Krishna Mandapam, Fiverathas, The shore Temple, Arjuna Penance. Return to the hotel. Evening relax at the beautiful beach. Overnight stay at the Mahabalipuram
Day 3: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Today after breakfast you will check out from hotel & transfer to Pondicherry. Enroute visit the beautiful Kanchipuram. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening is free for relax or take a walk on the street of Pondicherry. Stay overnight at the hotel, Pondicherry.
Day 4: Pondicherry
After breakfast proceed to explore the city, visit Aurobindo Ashram, Botanical garden, Memorail House, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Vedapureeswar Temple, boating at Chunnambar backwater & the beautiful beaches of Pondicherry. Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Pondicherry.
Day 5: Pondicherry – Tiruchchirappalli
Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed to Tiruchchirappalli. On arrival at Tiruchchirappalli check into the hotel. Later we proceed to see Grand Anaicut – A popular picnic spot and must-see is the engineering marvel – the only stone dam in the world, the 300 m long Kallanai Dam. Also visit the Rockfort Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Jambukeshwara Temple. Stay overnight at the Tiruchchirappalli.
Day 6: Tiruchchirappalli – Thanjavur – Tiruchchirappalli
Today after breakfast we will proceed for the excursion tour of Tanjavur. This is a glimpse of an ancient structure in every corner, built lovingly by the Cholas, Nayaks and Marathas. Not just rulers, they were great patrons of art and culture – this explains the presence of over 44,000 palm leaf manuscripts. Visit Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple, Mariamman Temple, Mariamman Temple, Schwartz Church, & Sivagangai Garden. Return to Tiruchchirappalli for overnight stay.
Day 7: Tiruchchirappalli – Rameshwaram
After breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to Rameshwaram. On arrival check in to the hotel. Later Ramanathaswamy Temple, Gandhamadana Parvatam. Overnight stay at Rameshwaram.
Day 8: Rameshwaram – Madurai
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Madurai. One of the oldest Indian cities and a great temple town. Deriving its name from the divine nectar that is believed to have dripped from Shiva’s matted locks Madurai is home to the celebrated Meenakshi Temple that was the site of one of the grandest celestial wedding. Later proceed to visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Mariamman Teppakulam. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9: Madurai – Kanyakumari
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans-the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a Hindu pilgrim center, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the waters. Later visit the Swami Vivekananda Memorial, Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Memorial & Sunset Point. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.
Day 10: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum Departure
After breakfast day at leisure. Afternoon check out from hotel & transfer to Trivendrum Airport / Railway station for onward journey