Places covered: Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Madurai
Duration: 5Nights/ 6Days
Category: Heritage Tour Packages
Pick up from Chennai airport/railway station. Check in to the Hotel and get ready for a sightseeing of Chennai- the bustling metropolis in Southern India. Visit the Fort St. George (the British built fortress, which still retains its colonial charm, San Thoma Basilica, the National Art Gallery, Kapaleeswara temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Checkout from the hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram- the 7th-century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. En-route visit Kancheepuram which includes Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple. Check in to the hotel and proceed for a sightseeing of Mahabalipuram. Visit Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjunas Penance, and Tigers Cave. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Tanjore. – the ages-old capital royal of Chola Kings. Check in to the hotel and thereafter start your sightseeing tours with big temple Brihandeswara- 1000+ years old shrine, built by esteemed Chola emperor Rajaraja and a fine masterpiece of Chola-styled architecture. Later, visit nearby water tank Shivaganga and Thanjavur Palace, Royal Museum and Art Gallery. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Proceed to Madurai- an extremely sacred city. It is the third-largest city in Tamil Nadu and is located on the banks of River Vaigai. Enroute visit Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple at Trichy. Continue to drive to Madurai and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to visit Meenakshi temple-one of the largest cultural & architectural landmarks it’s kind in India and undoubtedly one of the oldest temple complexes in India which are dedicated to Goddess Parvathy. Visit Thousand Pillar Hall and musical pillars which produces different musical note when it is tapped. Then visit Mariamman Teppakulam -a beautiful square tank spread over an area of 16 acres and Thirumalai Nayakar Palace. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Check out from the hotel and drive to Chennai airport/railway station for your return journey.