Chennai– Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Thiruchirapally – Madurai
Tamil Nadu in South India is not just a state, it is a treasure of historical sites, ancient culture, natural beauty and other memorable experiences. To capture it all, Luxo India presents a well-crafted Complete Tamil Nadu Tour. The scenic land encompasses natural beauty in abundance, offering beaches, hill stations, waterfalls, forests and more. In addition, there are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, tourist attractions, historic cities, charming destinations, and more. The 10-day tour package commences from Chennai, covering other popular places in Tamil Nadu including Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Thiruchirapally and Madurai.
In the morning after arriving at the Chennai airport, meet our representative who will escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day resting and relaxing in the cozy comforts of your hotel room. In the evening enjoy exploring the majestic Chennai city which is popularly referred to as the ‘Gateway to the South’. Later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Next morning after enjoying a lavish breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Chennai. The major tourist attractions to visit in Chennai include Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Kapaleeshwar Temple and the St. Thomas Mount. Enjoy lunch at one of the city hotels. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk at the beautiful Marina Beach. Later return to the hotel for a lavish dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram
On the following day post breakfast, drive to Mahabalipuram. En-route visit the picturesque landscape of Kanchipuram. Upon reaching Kanchipuram enjoy a sightseeing tour excursion. The sacred city of Kanchipuram is famous for being dotted with a large number of magnificent temples. Some of the major temples to visit in Kanchipuram include Vardarajanperumal Temple, Kailasanthar Temple, Sakiswarar Temple and the Ekambareshwarar temple etc. After visiting the prime temples of Kanchipuram continue drive to Mahabalipuram. On reaching Mahabalipuram, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels for dinner and overnight stay.
Post breakfast, move out for a temple tour of Mahabalipuram. This ancient town is famous for its ancient rock carving temples. It is listed as one of the World Heritage Site and at the same time is renowned as one of the prominent center for stone carving. Mahabalipuram, erstwhile capital of the Pallavas, is an excellent tourist destination. The major tourist highlights sprinkled around the wide landscapes of Mahabalipuram include Arjuna’ Penance, Shore Temple and the architecturally fabulous ‘Mandapams’. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
In the morning post breakfast, transfer to Pondicherry. On arriving at Pondicherry, get accommodated at one our listed hotels. After wash and change proceed for a guided tour to Pondicherry. The prime tourist attraction to cover on a guided tour of Pondicherry include Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Bharti park, Pondicherry Museum and the Botanical garden. Later in the day enjoy a visit to Ousteri Lake, which has recently been opened for the tourists for boat rides and bird watching. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Pondicherry – Tanjore
Post breakfast drive straight to Tanjore. Upon reaching Tanjore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After straightening your backs for a while move out to explore the numerous historic monuments and temples present in Tanjore. The ancient temples and monuments present in Tanjore ideally reflect architectural and cultural pursuits of the past. The prime tourist attractions to visit in Tanjore include the Punnainallore Mari Amman Temple and Sri Brihadeeswara Temple. Later in the evening return to the hotel for enjoying a lavish dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Tanjore – Thiruchirapally
Post breakfast, drive straight to Thiruchirapally. The city is famed to be one of the 4th largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. On reaching Thiruchirapally, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while in the cozy comforts of your hotel room, proceed to visit some of the major tourist attractions like Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Samayapuram, Saraswathi Mahal Library, Rock Fort Temple and the Jambukeshwara Temples. After exploring all the tourist attractions of Thiruchirapally return to the hotel for a lip-smacking dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Thiruchirapally – Madurai
Today the day is reserved for a sightseeing tour of Thiruchirapally. Srirangam, located at a distance of 5 kms from Thiruchirapally is a popular place of interest for tourists and is frequently visited by a large number of tourists. Another major tourist highlight to visit is the Rock Fort temple located on the placid banks of the River Kaveri. After the visit enjoy a drive to Madurai. As you reach Madurai, check-in at one of our listed hotels and spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening enjoy a lavish dinner and a comfortable overnight at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madurai. The city is ideally located on the banks of river Vigai and is famed as the Athens of the East. Enjoy a visit to the magnificent Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple. This magnificent ancient temple features a total of 12 Gopurams. The Gopuram present in the southern direction of the temple features a brilliant architectural work and has more than 1500 sculptures. The afternoon is free for leisure activities. In the evening pay a visit to Meenakshi temple to attend the Prayer Ceremony. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, get in-time transfer to Madurai airport to board a flight of our onward journey.