10 Nights/ 11 Days Tamil Nadu Temple Tour

Tamil Nadu, a southeast Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples. In Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple has high gopurams (tower gateways) ornamented with colorful figures. Rameswaram temple, on Pamban Island, is a pilgrimage site, and Kanyakumari, at India’s southernmost tip, is the site of ritual sunrises. Chennai, the capital, is known for its beaches and landmarks including circa-1640 colonial Fort St. George.

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Tamil Nadu, a southeast Indian state, is famed for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples. In Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple has high gopurams (tower gateways) ornamented with colorful figures. Rameswaram temple, on Pamban Island, is a pilgrimage site, and Kanyakumari, at India’s southernmost tip, is the site of ritual sunrises. Chennai, the capital, is known for its beaches and landmarks including circa-1640 colonial Fort St. George.

Travel Tips Best Time to Visit Tamilnadu

Being a tropical land, there is hardly a sharp variation between the summer and winter temperatures in Tamil Nadu. The months of April and May are the hottest with the mercury hovering around the 40 C mark while the mercury remains around 20-22 degree C in the winter months. In contrast to most parts of India, Tamil Nadu gets most of its rain from the North East Monsoons. Thus, the best/ideal time to visit Tamil Nadu is between October to February, when the weather conditions remain pleasant and enchanting.

  Eating Out in Tamil Nadu

  • Traditional Tamil Nadu Cuisines Tamil cuisine is characterized by its great aroma and flavor. Rice is the major staple food of most of the Tamil people and is usually steamed and served with a number of accompanying items including sambar, dry curry, rasam, kootu and thayir (curd) or moru (whey or buttermilk).
  • Non-Indian Food/ Fast Food If you are craving for pizzas, pastas or Chinese foods, don't worry as most of the tourist places and big cities of Tamilnadu (Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore etc) have fast food restaurants/joints to take care of your taste buds. Big cities and towns in Tamil Nadu have outlets of Pizza Hut, Pizza Corner, Domino's and McDonalds.

Languages Spoken in Tamil Nadu

Tamil is the official language of Tamil Nadu state and one of the 18 languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution. Tamil is one of the classical languages of the world, with a rich heritage of literature. It is the most widely spoken language in Tamil Nadu. Besides Tamil Nadu, Tamil is also spoken by a number of people in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Mauritius and Malaysia. 

Shopping in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, a land of great heritage, offers exciting shopping opportunities and experiences to the visitors. Tamil Nadu is well known for its rich cultural heritage, which is so very well represented in its exquisite arts and crafts. The arts and crafts of the state are world-famous for their uniqueness and style. 

Transportation in Tamil Nadu

The public transport system in Tamil Nadu consists of State government buses, private buses, taxis and auto rickshaws. There are around 200 railway stations and over 100 train services connecting the state to almost all major cities of India.

  Tamilnadu Weather

The geographical location of Tamil Nadu is such that the climatic condition shows only slight seasonal variations. Due to close proximity to the Sea, the temperatures and humidity remain relatively high all the year round. The climate of Tamil Nadu is tropical in nature with little variation in summer and winter temperatures.

Routing: 01 Chennai – 01 Mahabalipuram – 01 Pondicherry – 01 Tanjore /Thanjavur – 01 Trichy – 02 Madurai - 03 Thiruvananthapuram- ( Kanyakumari excursion)

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai (Madras)

Upon arrival at Chennai, our representative will assist and transfer you to hotel. Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is known as the 'Gateway to South India'. Chennai is popular for hundreds of amazing temples and historic monuments. After resting a little, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Chennai covering Valluvar Kottam, National Art and Government Museum, Snake Park, Anna Zoological Park, St. George Fort, Gandhi Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Parthasarathi temple and Kapaleeshwar temple. Evening visit the picturesque Marina Beach that is the most popular tourist attraction in Chennai. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai/ Kanchipuram/ Mahabalipuram (76km-2hrs)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Kanchipuram and later Mahabalipuram. Renowned for its crafted silk sarees, Kanchipuram is also known as the city of thousand temples. Visit the important temples Vaikuntha Perumal temple, Varadaraja temple, Kailasnatha temple and Kamakshi Amman temple in Kanchipuram. Then drive to Mahabalipuram, famous for its historic monuments and has been classified as a UNESCO world heritage. Check in to the hotel. Later, visit the Shore temples, Arjuna’s Penance, the world's largest bas-relief, Cave Temples, Rock Temples, Monolithic Temples and the Five Rathas. Over night stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram / Pondicherry

Morning after breakfast, proceed to explore the Famous Indian - French land "Pondicherry". On arrival check in to hotel and proceed for a full day sight seeing of Pondicherry visiting Botanical garden, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Later visit township of Auroville or the city of Dawn, Matrimandir, Old French Colony, 16 century Greco-Roman architectural Aayi Mandapam, Dupleix statue, 19th century light house, Pondicherry museum and serenity beach. Over night stay at hotel.

Day 04: Pondicherry - Chidambaram (65kms/1.5hrs)

After breakfast drive to Chidambaram also called as Thillai, which has the famous Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates is located in the centre of the town covering an area of 40 acres. In this temple, postures from the Bharatnatayam form of dance are depicted in sculpture.

Chidambaram - Thanjavur (104kms/03hrs)

After lunch proceed to Tanjore - the home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional hadicrafts, Tanjore (Thanjavur) is popular for its temples and paintings. Visit the famous Brihadeeswarar temple housing a huge Shiva lingam and a stone sculpture of the Nandi bull. The Art Gallery and the Saraswathi Mahal Library are also well known places of interest. Overnight stay will be at Tanjore.

Day 05: Thanjavur - Trichy

After breakfast leave for Trichy. It is also called Trichurapalli. The place is one of the most sacred towns of south India. Check in to hotel. City tour includes visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts and also visit Ranganath temple at Srirangam, Jambukeshwar Temple, St John’s Church, Vayalur, Thiru Erumbur and Thiruvellarai. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Trichy - Madurai (140 km- 4hrs)

Morning we drive to Madurai, a 2600 years old famous temple town of south India. Arrive and check into the Hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Meenakshi temple, the Mariamman Teppakulam (Great Tank), the 1000-pillared Hall, Gandhi Museum and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. In the evening visit the Alagar Hills and Thirupura Rock Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Madurai - Rameshwaram – Madurai (172 km- 4hrs).

After morning breakfast we leave for Rameshwaram, a sacred pilgrimage destination for Hindus known for its enchanting scenic beauty. Visit the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple, located close to sea on the eastern side of the island. Also visit Kothandaramaswamy Temple, Ramlinga Vilasam Palace and Gandamadana Parvatham, the stepped mandapam which gives an exceptional view of the countryside. Return to Madurai by evening. Overnight stay will be at Madurai.

Day 08: Madurai - Thiruvananthapuram

Morning we drive to Tiruvananthapuram and check in to hotel. Later proceed for a half day city tour of Tiruvananthapuram visiting Ananthapadmanabha swamy Temple ,chitralaya art gallery, Puthen Malika palace etc . Overnight stay at hotel

Day 09: In Thiruvananthapuram

Morning go for a whole day sightseeing tour of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala covering Science and Technology museum, Napier Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Zoological Gardens, Reptile House, Observatory and Kanakakannu Palace, Veli Tourist village, Aakulam boat club and Shangmugham Beach to enjoy the unique experience of Sunset & Moon rise over the ocean simultaneously. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Kanyakumari (75kms)

Full day excursion to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India where the three oceans meet. Enroute visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Suchindram temple. Check in to your hotel.In the afternoon visit Vivekananda Rock, Kanyakumari temple and Gandhi Memorial. Evening enjoy the beautiful sun set and later return to Trivandrum. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 11: Depart

Later on time transfer to international airport to board a flight for your onward destination or way back home with sweet memories of India Tour.

Common Inclusions for all Package :
  • Accommodation as per Itinerary (Hotel options you choose from 3 star to 5 star luxury)
  • Breakfast in all the hotels.
  • Ac Vehicle as per the Itinerary Only. { Morning 8 AM to Evening 8 PM Only }
  • All Applicable Taxes. Except Service Tax 4.09% Will be extra on all the packages.
  • Rates subject to Change without any Prior Notice.
  • Any Airfare
  • Entrances fees
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, and laundry bills etc
  • Tips and porter charges
  • Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat).
  • Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults etc
  • Any other service/s not specified above
  • 4.50% GST extra
  • All taxes, entrance fees, airfare etc if included are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra.
  • Check in / Checkout time with the hotels are 1200 noon and few cities like Tirupati is 0800hrs check in and 0800hrs check out.
  • The above rates are valid for the given dates only.
  • The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. We shall proceed with
  • your booking once we have receive the payment from you & if we are not able to get the original hotels, shall provide equivalent/ alternative hotels.
Cancellation policy:

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