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Best of Tamilnadu Tour(Historical & Cultural Tour)

Places covered: Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Chidambram, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram.
Durations: 08 nights / 09 Days

Day 01- Arrival Chennai.

On Arrival welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Chennai visit Amusement Parks India’s No.1 Theame Park at Tambaram. Offers among other amusuments hi-tech ones like space shuttle, wave pool, white water, flume ride, Kiddies Kingdom. Marina Beach, The city’s Marina Beach, bordered by gardens, lies just to the South of the War Memorial. It is claimed to be the second largest in the world, about 13 kms.

Overnight stay at Chennai.

Day 02- Chennai – Mahabalipuram (58 kms – 01 hour)

Morning leave Chennai by an air conditioned vehicle for Mahabalipuram. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day enjoy on the beach.

Overnight at Mahabalipuram.

Day 03- Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram.

Full Day visit Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram:- was the historical capital of the Pallavas during the 7th - 9th centuries. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is famous for hand-woven silk fabrics and saris. The weavers use the highest quality silk and pure gold thread. Kanchipuram is also known as Silk City. Sankaracharya 'Math' is situated at Kanchipuram.

Mahabalipuram:- This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second capital of the Pallavas who ruled Kanchipuram. Formerly, mahabalipuram was known and called as Mahabalipuram. The former name of this place ‘Mahabalipuram’ has a history. A very rude cruel king Mahabali reined this place and in a fierce battle king Mahabali was killed by Lord Vishnu and the place was named after the dead, arrogant kind Mahabali

Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.

Day 04- Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (132 kms – 03 hours)

Morning leave Mahabalipuram by an air conditioned vehicle for Pondicherry. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Pondicherry visit Shri Aurobindo Ashram is situated at the eastern part of Pondicherry. It is a Samadhi of Aurobindo and mother. It is not only a quiet place of retreat but a vibrant centre of life. Pondicherry Museum has whole suites furnished in the French style in fashion, at the time of occupation. Marble Sculptures include the cupid and Psyche, Venus and spring pieces. The arms gallery is another fascinating feature of Musuem. Botanical Garden (entrance south of city old bus stand) which was opened in 1826 has a variety of rare and exotic plants and an aquarium with exhibits showing local methods of coastal Fighing.

Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

Day 05- Pondicherry – Chidambram – Trichy (192 kms – 04 hrs without visiting Chidambram and Tanjore).

Morning leave Pondicherry by an air conditioned vehicle for Trichy enroute visiting Chidambam :- One of the holiest cities in India, Renowned for its Nataraja Temple. In AD 907, the Cholas made Chidambaram their capital. They built the grand Nataraja temple, which was later enlarged and embellished by them.

On arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Trichy.

Day 06- Trichy – Madurai (142 kms – 03 hours)

Morning visit Trichy. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the Fort, there are several Churches, Colleges and Missions dating back to the 1760s. The town and its fort, now in Trichy were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. This city has given great Tamil scholars whose contributions to the Tamil literature have been very significant.
Afternoon leave Trichy by an air conditioned vehicle for Madurai. On arrival check in at hotel.

Overnight stay at Madurai.

Day 07- Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai (170 kms – 03 & ½ hours).

Full Day excursion to Rameshwaram:- is an island situated in the gulf of manner at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. A very important pilgrim centre of the Indians. Rameshwaram is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage which is known as the Varanasi the south. Evening return back to Madurai.

Overnight stay at Madurai.

Day 08- Madurai – Chennai (By Flight).

Morning city tour of Madurai:- One of South India's great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.

Afternoon  transfer to Airport to connect flight for Chennai. On arrival welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Overnight stay at Chennai.

Day 09- Chennai – Back Home

In time transfer to Airport to connect flight for back home.

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