Destinations Covered: Madras - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Madras
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 1 Madras
Welcome to Madras.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city.
Day 2 Mahabalipuram
Excursion tours of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram - The shore temples of Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram are known all over the world as an open stone art gallery and present stone sculptures that can be seen strewn all over the city along with the structured and chariot-shaped temples known as 'Rathas' and artificial caves cut out from volcanic rocks of Deccan India. However, the spotlight in the city falls on the Shore Temple on the beach.
Kanchipuram - The city of thousand temples, Kanchipuram is one of the seven most sacred Hindu pilgrimage centers in India. Besides the thriving handloom and cotton industry, it is known for its 108 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, 18 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Adi Shankararchya's Ashram and silk weavers that have been living here for more than four centuries and are known to produce best silk sarees in the entire country.
Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.
Day 3 Tanjore
Drive to Tanjore enroute visiting Temples of Chidambram and Darasuram.
Tanjore - Thanjavur or Tanjore are often referred to as the'Rice Bowl of South India' and is the centre of Tamil literature. The highlights of the city are the circular building of Tamil University and Dravidian style Brihadeeswarar Temple built by Raja Chola.
Overnight stay at Tanjore.
Day 4 Trichy
Morning visit to Brihadeshwara Temple.
Afternoon drive to Trichy.
Trichy - Tiruchirappalli or Trichy is the fourth largest city of Tamil Nadu. Passing hands from Cholas to Pallavas to British, Trichy has a long history. Its highlights are the Rock Fort, several Churches,Colleges and Missions of the city are worth seeing.It was built by the Nayaks of Madurai and is the witness to the famous Carnatic wars that decided the fate of British and French in India. It is also known for its artificial diamonds and cigars.
Overnight stay at Trichy.
Day 5 Madurai
Morning visit to Rock Fort Temple.
Afternoon drive to Madurai.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6 Madurai
Morning sightseeing tour of Madurai.
Madurai- Famous for the Meenakshi Temple, around which Madurai was built in shape of a lotus, this temple town of South India was once the capital of the Pandya rulers. Originally, it was named as 'Madhurapuri' as it is said that Lord Shiva showered divine nectar here on the day it was to be named. Jasmine flowers of Madurai are very famous.
Afternoon free to relax and explore the city.
Attend evening prayer at Meenakshi Temple.
Day 7 Madras
Flight to Madras.
Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination in Madras.
South India heritage tours package offers a glimpse into the heritage of South India.