Day 01: Chennai
On arrival, Passion to India tour manager would be greeting you and assisting with hotel check-in. A brief up on your tour plan would be provided. Chennai is popularly regarded as the “Gateway to the South”. This city presents culture that is distinctly different from that of north. Visit Kapaleeshwara temple, Triplicane – Sri Parthasarathy temple, St.Thomas Cathedral, Fort, Museum. Overnight stay
Day 02: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mamallapuram
Enjoy breakfast and check out to proceed to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram was the historical capital of the Pallavas. Kanchipuram is also known centre of the finest silk sarees made in the country. On reaching some of the must Visit temples are Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareshwara temple, Kailasanatha temple, Vaigundha Perumal temples. Have delicious South Indian lunch at the local restaurant, visit to local silk weaving factory. After exploring the sacred city of Kanchipuram, proceed to Mamallapuram. Check-in at the property and overnight stay
Have delicious South Indian lunch at the local restaurant, visit to local silk weaving factory. After exploring the sacred city of Kanchipuram, proceed to Mamallapuram. Check-in at the property and overnight stay
Day 03: Mamallapuram
Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas. Post breakfast; explore Arjuna penance, Sri Krishna butter ball, cave temples, five Rathas and famous sea shore temple. After touring this rich cultural heritage; remaining time is at leisure to enjoy the sprawling beach. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 04: Malammapuram – Pondicherry
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry which was the former French colony. On arrival, check into hotel. After some relaxation, by evening, proceed to the well known Sri Manakula Vinayagar temple, Aurobindo ashram and later drive to worship world peace Mandir – Auroville. After visiting these must see places in Pondicherry, time to head back to the hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 05: Pondicherry – Tanjore
Today post breakfast drive to Tanjore, enroute visit Chidambaram – famous lord Shiva temple and continue drive to Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Dharasuram and after exploring continue drive to Tanjore, upon arrival check in to hotel. Rest hours free and night stay
Day 06: Tanjore – Trichy
Today visit big temple – dedicated to lord Shiva and big bull, visit Tanjore museum, art gallery, and palace and after drive to Trichy, upon arrival check in to hotel. Trichy witnessed the Carnatic wars fought between the French and the English. Lord Robert Clives house is still there to see and so is the Danish church. The rock-fort is the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of Ganesha with a stop over at Shiva temple. Post lunch visit Amma Mandapam, Srirangam – Sri Ranganatha swami temple, rock fort – Sri Ganesha temple. Over night stay
Day 07: Trichy- Madurai
Today drive to temple city – Madurai, upon arrival check in to hotel, after refreshment city tour visiting great Meenakshi Amman temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering Gopuram (rising high above the surrounding country side). Later, Visit the Thirumalai Naik Palace – a gracious building in the Indo Saracen style, famous for the stucco work on its domes & arches. Evening, visit Tiruparankundram rock temple, and try to catch a glimpse of white peacock in the evening time. Overnight stay at Madurai
Day 08: Madurai – Kanyakumari
Day 09: Kanyakumari – Madurai
Early morning witness Sunrise at the beach and post breakfast take motor boat cruise to swami Vivekananda memorial rock, Thiruvalluvar statue and later drive to Madurai. Over night stay .
Day 10: Madurai – Chennai – Departure
Post breakfast check out from the hotel, based on your departure schedule transfer to airport to board your onward flight to Chennai. Upon arrival at Chennai meet & assist for international airport transfer. (This lies in the same campus of domestic airport)
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