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Sunny South

Duration: 07 nights / 08 days
Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Belur - Halebid - Hassan - Mysore - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore - Trichi - Madurai - Chennai

Day 01
Welcome on arrival to Bangalore and transfer to hotel.

Day 02
Full day sightseeing of the garden city Bangalore with its numerous avenues of Jacaranda, Gulmohar and cassia, visit Bull Temple and Tipu's summer palace. Afternoon drive past numerous parks and Vidhan Saudha and downtown commercial centre. Overnight in hotel.

Day 03
After breakfast, drive to see Belur (220 kms/5 hrs) and other temples, proceed to Hassan (38 kms/45 mins) for lunch.Afternoon visit temples of Halebid (17 kms/25 mins) and proceed to Mysore. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04
After breakfast, day at leisure, Afternoon transfer to the railway station for Shatabdi Express to Chennai. Arrive in the evening for transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05
Morning visit the temples of Mahabalipuram, around 60 km to the south of Chennai. After breakfast drive to Tanjore (5 hrs). Afternoon tour of Tanjore temples. Late evening drive to Tiruchirapally (Trichi) (54 kms / 1 hr & 15 mins) and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06
After breakfast, visit the temple of Trichi. Afternoon drive to Madurai (128 kms / 4 hrs) and on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening free to explore the bazaars. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07
After breakfast, city tour visiting the temples which are a city within a city built in the Dravidian style - one for Shiva and other for spouse Meenakshi. Also visit Teppa Kulu, a tank with an island temple. Late evening transfer to airport for flight to Chennai and on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8
After breakfast, visit fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican church, east of the Suez. Afternoon visit Basilica of Saint Thomas, believed to have been built by St. Thomas, the apostle. Also visit the snake park. By evening, transfer to airport for return flight.

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