Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
One of the most-visited south Indian states Tamil Nadu is extremely popular for its enchanting ancient temples with Dravidian architecture that clearly speak of the state’s rich past. The Golden Triangle and Temples of Tamil Nadu tour is an impeccably-designed package by Luxo India that lets you explore three popular temple cities of Tamil Nadu-Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. During this itinerary of 4 nights and 5 days, one gets a chance to visit the popular attractions including beaches and monuments of Chennai, World Heritage Site in Mahabalipuram and Dravidian temples of Kanchipuram. Opt for this tour for not only visiting the architectural wonders of Tamil Nadu but also to absorb the rich culture of medieval times.
After arriving in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to your hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, you are free to spend the day as per your liking. Earlier known as Madras, Chennai offers an amazing mix of the old and new world to its tourists. You are free to indulge in the activities of your interest such as visiting the popular markets, tasting the local renditions, exploring the nearby attractions etc. Overnight stay in the hotel.
On the 2nd day, leave the hotel room for partaking in the city tour of Chennai, visiting some of the very well-known tourist attractions. The list of the attractions that you explore today includes Fort St. George – a British architectural marvel this was India's first English Church that was erected in 1644 and Kapaleeswarar Temple- this Dravidian style temple constructed during the 7th century is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. Later, visit Marina Beach, the longest beach of India and one of the popular beaches of the city. Indulge in fun activities with your loved ones here. Thereafter, you are free for shopping. Stay overnight.
Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (135 km)
On day 3, begin driving for Mahabalipraum. Also known as Mammallapuram, this peaceful ancient city is known for its spotless beaches and several wonderful monuments. On the way, halt at Kanchipuram, an important pilgrim centers for Hindus. It is home to a number of temples of the medieval times and is counted in the list of 7 holy cities of the country. You can visit some of the popular temples such as Kamakshi Amman temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Vardharaja Perumala temple etc. Continue for Mahabalipuram. Upon reaching, check-into your hotel for overnight stay.
Start your day early that is scheduled for visiting the famed monuments of Mahabalipuram that are a part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first visit of the day is to the Shore Temple-dating back to the 8th century, this temple built from granite blocks during the reign of Pallava dynasty. The other attractions that you visit today are Mahishasurmardini Mandapa- a cave temple of the 7th century that is an example of India's mesmerizing rock-cut architecture and Pancha Rathas- also known as Pandava Rathas, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an excellent proof of the monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. Back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Mahabalipuram-Departure from Chennai
On the last day of the Golden Triangle and Temples in Tamil Nadu, get an assisted transfer to Chennai where you can indulge in shopping at the popular markets. Later, get a drop the airport to get abroad the flight to your onward destination.