Places Covered : Chennai – Madurai – Chettinad – Thanjavur – Pondichery – Mahabalipuram – Chennai airport
Description : During your trip to Tamil Nadu, the state located in South India, you will be amazed by the diversity of cultural influences in visiting the city like Madurai that has very famous temples like the Meenakshi Temple, Alagar temple, and Kodal, the Marriamman Thepakkulam temple. Discover Chettinad which is rich in culture and heritage and Thanjavur which is proud to have the Monuments of the World Heritage UNESCO as the Brihadeeswarare Temple. Fun in Pondicherry which was previously one of the largest french colony in India. In addition, you sunbathe on the beaches of Pondicherry.
Arrival at Chennai from Delhi : (2/3 h by air 2201 km)
Upon your arrival at the airport of Chennai, we will welcome you with flowers in a traditional Indian way and without delay, we drive you to the luxury hotel in Chennai for the night.
Chennai – Madurai : (1 h 30 by air 46 Km)
Having spent the night at the hotel, we leave for Madurai to visit the great temples of the city, the Meenakshi Temple, Alagar temple, Kodal temple, the temples Marriamman and Thepakkulam, Alagarkoli etc. In addition, we visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Madurai – Chettinad
Drive to Chettinad which is rich in cultural heritage, art and architecture. It is well known for its charming houses of marble and Burma teak. It is located in the region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu. Overnight at hotel.
Chettinad – Thanjavur : (4 h by road 150 Km)
Travel to Thanjavur which is considered a major center of religion, art and architecture of South India. You can visit most of the temples which are temples of World Heritage Monuments of UNESCO like the Temple Brihadeeswarare , the Royal Palace of Thanjavur, the Palai Maratha Tanjavur. Overnight in hotel.
Thanjavur – pondicherry : (5 h by road 200 Km)
Early in the morning, our journey moves towards Pondicherry. However, on our way, we stop at Gangaikondacholapuram. It has one of the best known temples, Brihadishwara temple. The city was also the former capital of Chola, then we spend a little time in the market. Then we stop at Chidambaram, where we visit one of the five shrines dedicated to Shiva. Arrival in Pondicherry.Overnight in hotel.
The 6th day of our trip is devoted to the discovery of french influences in Pondicherry which is a city of sea front, wide boulevards, culture and French architecture. We can see the french influences in local food, buildings, art and culture. In addition, we can sunbathe on the beach in the city. Yoga and meditation. Overnight in hotel.
Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram
Departure for Mahabalipuram which is a town listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We visit the Mahabalipuram temple which is a very famous temple in southern India and other temples in the form of tanks as well. Overnight in hotel.
Mahabalipuram – Chennai airport
The eighth day of our trip, we arrive at Chennai airport and our trip ends here.