In every temple and every street, Tamil Nadu whispers its rich history and vibrant culture.
Embark on a soul-stirring journey to the heart of Tamil Nadu, where ancient temples stand as testament to a rich cultural legacy. This meticulously crafted itinerary takes you on a spiritual odyssey through time, revealing the intricate architecture, revered rituals, and profound spiritual significance of these sacred sites. Traverse the vibrant landscapes of Tamil Nadu, immersing yourself in the mystique of Dravidian architecture and the timeless devotion that has shaped the region for centuries. Join us on this temple tour and unlock the spiritual treasures that await amidst the vibrant tapestry of Tamil Nadu’s history and culture.
On your arrival, you will be met & assisted by our representative at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check out at hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram. En-route stop at the Kanchipuram, famous for its numerous important and vibrant temples like Ekambareshwara temple and Kamakshi Amman temple. Some of the temples are dating back to Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagar temples.
Continue to Mahabalipuram, used as major seaport during the Pallava kingdom and now a World Heritage Site. On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening is free to unwind at the beach. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Mahabalipuram covering the Arjuna’s penance, Trimurti cave temple, five Ratha temples and Shore temple. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Later check out at hotel and drive to Pondicherry. Pondicherry also known as Puducherry or commonly called Pondy, was under French rule till 1954. Some people still speak French in old French quarters and townhouses are draped with bougainvillea. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later visit Sri Manakula Vinayagar temple and famous churches like Our Lady of Immaculate conception cathedral, Notre Dam de Agnes and Sacred Heart Basilica. Evening to unwind at the beach. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, check out and drive to Tanjore, once the capital of great Chola empire, Tanjore was the foundation of most remarkable civilization of India. Renowned for its grand Brihadishwara temple and royal palace. En-route we stop at Chidambaram and Gangaikonda Cholapuram to visit the renowned temples. These temples are dating back to great Chola empire era and symbolizes the connection between art & spirituality.
Continue to Tanjore. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit the World Heritage listed Brihadishwara temple, built in 1003 by ‘Raja Raja I’ (King of Kings). The temple has Gopura (main temple), massive tower, inscriptions, sculptures and one of the tallest Shiva Linga in India. Later also visit the Tanjore Royal Palace Museum, famous for paintings, Statues, manuscripts and history learning photographs. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, check out at hotel and drive to Madurai. En-route visit Trichy, also known as Tiruchirappalli. Trichy used to be the capital of Chola in 3rd century BC and had passed through the hands of Pallavas, Pandyas, Vijayanagars and Madurai Nayaks. It has few prominent temples like Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, Sri Jambukeshwara temple and Rock Fort temple.
Later continue to Madurai, one of the oldest cities that traded with ancient Rome. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax. Later in the evening visit the Meenakshi Amman temple for evening Aarti ceremony. Stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit Meenakshi Amman temple, this 17th century temple is considered to be the peak of Dravidian temple architecture. Spread across the 6-hectare it has 12 Gopuram decorated with impressive display of Gods, Goddesses, demons etc. Also visit the Tirumalai Nayak Palace and Gandhi Memorial Museum.
Later transfer to airport to board the flight to Chennai to connect your onward international flight.