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Tamil Nadu Temple Trail

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Destination Covered: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai – Trivandrum - Kanyakumari

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Overview

A soul searching journey, taking you through the immense experience of the spiritual life of South India, the Tamil Nadu Temple Trail is an incredible sacred adventure. The tour covers some of the most famous temples of South India, bringing you closer to the splendid architectural marvels of these structures and acquaint you with their fabulous history.

Expanding in 10 nights and 11 days, this well-planned itinerary offers you a chance to visit the popular architectural marvels (temples) of popular South Indian destinations such as Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tanjore, Trivandrum, and Kanyakumari

Tamil Nadu Temple Trail is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill your cherished wish of visiting the sacred sites of South India. Some of the highlights are World Heritage Sites of Mahabalipuram, Brahadeswarar temple of Tanjore, and Meenakshi Amman temple of Madurai.
 

Trip Highlights
  • Explore the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Mahabalipuram
  • Visit the Brahadeswara Temple at Tanjore
  • Explore the famous Ranganath Temple at Trichy city
  • Visit to temples at Jambukeshwar and Srirangam in Trichy
  • Trip to Meenakshi Temple, Tirumala Palace and the Gandhi Museum in Madurai
  • Take a holy dip at the Dhanushkodi sea at Rameswaram 
  • Visit to the Amman Temple, Vattakottai Fort and the Vivekananda Rock at Kanyakumari
  • Excursion to Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam Beach, Neyyar Dam and Padmanabhapuram Palace.
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Chennai (Arrival)

Arrive in Chennai airport or railway station. Our IHPL tour representative will assist you with transfer to the hotel pre-booked for your stay. On reaching the hotel, check into our room and retire for the day. Chennai has numerous tourist allures. You can explore by yourself. Pay a visit to the Marina Beach. Check out the colonial remnants in its charming architecture and monuments. Spend time exploring one of the humblest metro cities in India. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram)

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel then embark on a sightseeing tour of Chennai. Cover the charming attractions like Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and some museums housed with a fine collection of stone sculptures and bronze sculptures. The city has been the hub of culture, history and tourist allures. In the afternoon, leave by road for Mahabalipuram. The ancient port city dating back to 7th and 8th century has some of the greatest attractions of the bygone era lie on the Coromandel Coast. On reaching Mahabalipuram, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram

Post a scrumptious breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. The port city of the Pallava Dynasty is the site of the 7th century architectural marvels like Arjuna's Penance, Five Rathas and Shore Temple. The seashore still shines with charm of the bygone era though time has ravaged the spectacular monuments. Later, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Mahabalipuram - Tanjore (300 km/ 6 hrs)

Today, in the morning after breakfast, take a road trip to Tanjore. Also known as Thanjavaur, it is a city with roots in historical Chola Empire. On reaching Tanjore, venture out of your hotel and visit the famous Brihadewswara Temple, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Tanjore - Trichy

Post breakfast start for Trichy. The city located on the banks of river Kaveri has numerable attractions. Spend a full-day excursion to the famous Ranganath Temple. Also pay visit to the temples at Jambukeshwar and Srirangam. Return for night stay in the hotel in Trichy.

Day 6: Trichy - Madurai

Post breakfast, drive to Madurai. The City famous for Meenakshi Temple. In the day explore Meenakshi Temple known for intricate designs and beauty. In the afternoon, enjoy half-day trip to Tirumala Palace and the Gandhi Museum. Spend overnight at Madurai hotel.

Day 7: Madurai

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast. The day is unplanned and left at your convenience. Excursion to Rameswaram holy sea is advised. The town has connection to the legend of Ramayana. Pay a visit to the famous temple, situated on the seaside. Return for overnight stay.

Day 8: Madurai - Trivandrum

Post breakfast in the hotel proceed to Trivandrum. The city has attractions like Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam Beach, Neyyar Dam, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sucheendram Temple. Spend day exploring at your pace. Return to relax in the hotel at night.

Day 9: Trivandrum - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum

In the morning after breakfast, leave for Kanyakumari, the southernmost point of India. Pay a visit to the Amman Temple, Vattakottai Fort and the Vivekananda Rock. Return to Trivandrum hotel for night stay.

Day 10: Trivandrum Departure

Post breakfast, avail the transfer to Trivandrum Airport. Board a flight for the onward journey with fond remembrances of your tour.



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