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Tamil Treasure - Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Madurai
Arrive Madurai Airport/Railway station, meet our representative & transfer to the hotel. Madurai is 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 2: Madurai – Tiruchchirappalli (approx 128 Km / 3 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Tiruchchirappalli, fondly called Trichy, is located on the banks of the Kaveri River and has a history that's possibly as old as it gets. Its most visible feature is of course the mammoth sized, actually 83 m high Rock Fort Temple, which in reality is part of a 3500-million-old hill. On arrival at Tiruchchirappalli check in to 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 3: 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 4: Tiruchchirappalli – Pondicherry
Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel & proceed to Pondicherry. On arrival at Pondicherry check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Pondicherry
Day 5: 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 6: Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram – Chennai
Today after breakfast you will check out from hotel & transfer to Chennai. Enroute visit the beautiful Mahabalipuram, which is famous for its temple & beach. Visit Caves, Krishna Mandapam, Fiverathas, The shore Temple. Continue driving to Pondicherry. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening is free for relax or explore town on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel, Chennai.
Day 7: Chennai Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel & transfer to Chennai airport for onward journey.