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South India Temple Tour

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Destination Covered: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Sawamimalai - Tanjore

Price

460

per person


Overview

The South India Temple Tour takes you on a visit to sacred temples and religious shrines across the cities of south India. The tour creates the perfect  environment to help you discover your spiritual side. South India temples are rich sources of religious teachings and cultural shenanigans. The tour covers all the magnificent south Indian temples. 

Trip Highlights
  • Visit themajor tourist attractions of Chennai including the Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery
  • Excursion toMarina beach
  • Guided tour tothe major Kanchipuram tourist attractions include visits to the Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple.
  • visit the major tourist attractions like the Shore and the Five Ratha temples, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves in Mahabalipuram
  • Explore the Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville, at Pondicherry
  • Guided city tour of Tanjore including major tourist destinations like the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple.
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Chennai

On arrival at Chennai airport, meet our representative who’ll guide you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. After resting for a while, embark on a sightseeing tour of Chennai. The major tourist attractions in Chennai include the Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery. In the evening visit the beautiful Marina. Don’t try swimming at Marina beach since there are strong currents present along the shoreline and no rescue equipments and lifeguards are available at this beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

In the morning leave for Mahabalipuram via. Kanchipuram. The major Kanchipuram tourist attractions include visits to the Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple. Then resume with your drive to Mahabalipuram. This 7th century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. On arrival, check-in at one our listed hotels. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Next morning after breakfast, move out on a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram.  The major attractions to visit include  the Shore and the Five Ratha temples, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves. After the visit leave for Pondicherry. As on reaching Pondicherry, check-in at one our listed hotels. Rest and relax for the day. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to the local market of Pondicherry. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4: Pondicherry - Swamimalai

Post breakfast, set out to explore the Pondicherry for its diverse attractions like the coastline of 32 Kms, palm-fringed beaches, backwaters and fishing villages. Later in the afternoon visit Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville. After visit drive to Swamimalai. Stop midway to visit Chidambaram, and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. On reaching Swamimalai, transfer to one of our listed hotels. Later in the day visit the Swamimalai Murugan Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Swamimalai - Tanjore

After breakfast head straight to Tanjore. Tanjore is known as the city of temples as it has many famous temples in and around the city including the Navagraha temples. On reaching Tanjore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, set out on a guided city tour of Tanjore including major tourist destinations like the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6: Tanjore – Departure from Madurai

Post breakfast on the last day of the tour, get transferred to the Madurai airport to go aboard a flight for your onward destination.


Inclusions

Inclusion

  • 05 Night Accommodation in hotels Double sharing room basis.
  • Daily breakfast in hotel.
  • Airport transfers with staff assistance.
  • Chauffeured Aircondition car for all transfers and tours as per program
  • Local English Speaking during sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Exclusion

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Any entrance fee to the monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, laundry bills etc.
  • Tips and porter charges.
  • Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc.
  • Any other service/s not specified above.

Note

  • All taxes, entrance fees, airfare, Hotel and Transport rates etc are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra.
  • The above-mentioned cost is valid from 01st October 2014 to 31st March 2015 EXCEPT 20 December 2014 to 20 January 2015 and Pushkar Period (25th Oct to 10th Nov’14). 
  • The above is only an offer and we are not holding any booking at this stage, booking would be subject to availability once confirmed by you along with guest details & guarantee to book.
  • Terms & conditions, please click:www.indianholiday.com/terms-and-conditions.html
Price Guide

Hotels to be used or similar:


City 3*Hotels 4*Hotels 5*Hotels Nights
Chennai Deccan Plaza The Pride ITC Grand Chola 01
Mahabalipuram Mamalla Heritage Ideal Beach Resort Radisson Blu resort Temple Bay 01
Pondicherry Accord Le Duplex Palais De Mahe 01
Swamimalai Indeco Hotel Indeco Hotel Indeco Hotel 01
Tanjore Gnanam Ideal river view Sangam 01

 

(Valid from 01 Nov '14 to 20 Dec'14 and 20 Jan15' to 30 March 15)

Minimum Paying Pax 3*Star Hotels 4*Star Hotels 5*Star Hotels
02 Paying Pax $ 460.00 $ 540.00 $ 690.00
Per person Monuments' entrance fee $ 20.00    
 


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