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Tamil Nadu Pondicherry Tour Package – 05 Nights & 06 Days

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai
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Duration

05 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Itinerary

Day 1

Chennai Arrival

Greet and meet on arrival at Chennai airport , proceed to hotel check in hotel, refresh and later visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Colourful Dravidian-style temple dedicated to Shiva, established in the 7th century & later rebuilt, Vivekananda Illam , Former ice store where Swami Vivekananda stayed in 1897, now a permanent exhibition on his life then the Government museum, Fort museum, drive past Marina Beach, San Thome Church and later return to hotel and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Chennai – Mahabalipuram 60 Kms – 1 Hrs Drive

After breakfast check out hotel and later proceed to Mahabalipuram, arrival and have full day sightseeing of Mahabalipuram including visit of Five Rathas, Mahishasuramardini Mandapa, is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century, of the Pal lava dynasty. It is a rock-cut cave temple located on a hill, near a lighthouse, along with other caves in Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram lighthouse, Penance, Krishna Mandapam, Shore temple, Beach and later return to the Hotel and overnight at Hotel.

Day 3

Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry ( 90 Kms -2 Hrs drive)

After breakfast check out hotel to Pondicherry, a beautiful drive in ECR reach at Pondicherry, arrival at Pondicherry check in hotel and later proceed to the full day sightseeing of Pondicherry including, Matrimandir The Matrimandir is an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of Integral yoga, situated at the centre of Auroville initiated by The Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville: The City of Dawn, Arikamedu – Former Chola Port city, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry, Promenade Beach, Shri Aurobindo ashram and later drive back to Hotel and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4

Pondicherry- Chidhambaram-Gangaikonda Cholapauram- Tanjore ( 195 kms – 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast check out hotel and later proceed to Tanjore via visiting Chidambaram visiting the Nataraja Temple 1,000-year-old sacred site devoted to Shiva with 4 separate 7-storey towers around a central temple, Proceed to gangaikondacholapuram is a town whose origin trace to medieval India and which was the capital of the Cholas for king Rajendra Chola, and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva Later to Darasuram visit the Airavateswara temple constructed by the Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century AD. The temple is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage monument, arrival at Tanjore check in hotel and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5

Tanjore-Trichy-Madurai ( 210 kms – 4 Hrs drive)

After breakfast check out hotel and later proceed to the Morning sightseeing of Tanjore including Brihadisvara Temple, Brihadeeswarar temple, which is dedicated to Shiva, was built by Raja Raja Chola I. The construction was completed in 1010 which it means that the temple is more than 1000 years old and it is one of the best example of the Chola architecture, The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, is the official residence of the Bhonsle family which ruled over the Tanjoreregion from 1674 to 1855, Its bronzes and handicrafts make Thanjavur one of the highlights of a visit of the South.

Day 6

Madurai Departure

After breakfast Check out hotel and later proceed to the full day sightseeing of Madurai including the great Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering gopurams, rising high above the surrounding country side. Later, visit the Tirumala Nayak Palace - a gracious building in the Indo-Saracenic style, famous for the stucco work on its domes and arches and Drive to Madurai airport- end of the services.

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FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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