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Tamilnadu Tour

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Tamil Nadu – an overview

Tamil Nadu is the most prominent state of India. Temples in Tamil Nadu were the fulcrums of society. Notable among these are splendid bronzes of deities, painting on glass and the Bharatnatyam.

Kanchipuram is famous as the center where lustrous silk sarees. Thanjavur is an important center for bronze figure casting. Mahabalipuram has a vast wealth of sculptures. Pondicherry, the chic French colony is a fantastic place to enjoy French ambience in India. Another characteristic of this state is its hill stations. Ootacamund and Kodaikanal are the two most spectacular hill stations that provide delightful relaxation during an extended tour of the South India.

Reaching There

The state capital - Chennai has regular national and international flights operating from & to various Indian and international cities. Regular trains are also available from Chennai, connecting it to almost all of India through major cities of the country.

Places You Can Visit in Tamil Nadu Chennai (Madras)

Chennai earlier known as Madras is the capital of Tamil Nadu and has one of the finest beaches in Asia. It was founded at Fort St. George in 1640 A.D. by Francis Day of the East India Company.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Fort St. George & St. Mary's Church, Gandhi Mandapam, Anna Square, Kapaleeswara Temple, Light House, Marina Beach & Aquarium, Parthasarathy Temple, San Thom Cathedral, Snake Park, Theosophical Society, Valluvar Kottam, Ripon Buildings and War Memorial Fort Museum and Govt. Museum & Art Gallery.

Excursions:

Covelong- 38 kms, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary- 85 kms, Pulicat- 61 kms, Kanchipuram- 71 kms, Ennore Beach- 18 kms, Muttukudu- 30 kms, Red Hills- 14 kms, Mahabalipuram- 61 kms, Cholamandal Artists Village- 20 kms, Elliots Beach- 11 kms, Crocodile Bank- 42 kms, Pundi Reservoir- 60 kms, Thirukkalikundram- 80 kms, Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur).

Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram)

Mammallapuram is located 64 kms away from Madras. It is a major beach resort famous for its magnificent monuments hewn out of rock.

Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram, the capital of the Pallava dynasty, and is one of the serene cities of India. It is situated 76 kms from Madras, 35 kms from Chingleput & 64 kms from Mahabalipuram via Chingleput

Major Tourist Attractions:

Kailashnath Temple, Shri Vaikuntaperumal Temple, Shri Varadaraja Temple, Ekambareshwara Temple and Shri Kamakashi Temple.

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

The Bird Sanctuary, 80 kms away from Madras, is highly popular for migratory birds (November to February), which are best, viewed from an observation tower. It is 30 km away from its nearest railway station Chingleput.

Pondicherry

A French colony upto 1954, Pondicherry is a living monument of French culture in India. The Aurobindo Ashram and 'Auroville' the international township are famous all over the world.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Botanical Gardens, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus, The Promenade, Govt. Park, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Roman Rolland Library, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, French Institute, Museums & Art Galleries

Excursions:

Auroville- 10 kms, Arikamedu- 10 kms, Chunnambar Boat House- 8 kms, Mailam- 45 kms, Mandagapattu- 50 kms, Ousteri Lake- 15 kms.

Thanjavur (Tanjore)

The world famous Brihadeeswara Temple is situated here. Built by Raja Chola in the early Dravidian style, it reflects the architecture of that era.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Brihadeeswara Temple, The Palace, Sangeetha Mahal, Saraswati Mahal, Library, Raja Museum, Temple Museum, Schwarz Church.

Excursions:

Velankani-95 kms, Point Calimere/Kodikarai-30 kms, Poompuhar-l00 kms

Tiruchirapalli (Trichy)

Tiruchirapalli or Trichy is situated on the banks of river Kaveri. It is famous for the Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Rock Fort, Sri Jambukeshwara Temple, Tiruvannaikaval, Srirangam, Museums & Art Galleries

Excursions:

Viralimalai- 30 kms, Kodumbalur- 36 kms, Sittannavasal- 13 kms, Thanjavur- 59 kms.

Rameshwaram

The sacred island town of Rameswaram at the extreme Southeastern limit of the Indian Peninsula has one of India's most venerated temples. The temple is renowned for its many pillared corridors, about 1220 metres in length.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Agnitheertham, Shri Ramnathswamy Temple, Gandhamadhana Parvadham, Kothandaramaswamy Temple- 60 kms.

Excursions:

Kurusadai Island- 20 kms

Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India. It is the meeting point of Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides its importance as a pilgrim centre, it is famous for its beautiful views of sunrise, sunset and moonrise over the waters.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Kanyakumari Temple, Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue, Sunrise-Sunset-Moonrise

Excursions:

Nagercoil19 kms, Padmanabhapuram Palace 45 kms, Sunchindrum 13 kms, Tiruchendur 85 kms, Udayagiri 34 kms, Vattakottai 6 kms.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker's Walk, Astrophysical Observatory, Fairy Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Shenbaganur Museum, Pillar Rocks, Green Valley View.

Excursions:

Silver Cascade- 8 kms, Dophin's Nose- 8 kms, Perumal Peak- 11 kms, Beryam Lake- 21 kms and Kukkal Caves- 40 kms.

Coimbatore

Coimbatore, renowned as the "Manchester of South India," is a commercial city of significant importance. The chief commodity of Coimbatore is textile.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Perur Temple, Marudhamalai Temple, Agricultural University, V.O.C.Park, Forest College, G.D.Naidu Industrial Exhibition, Glass Forest Museum.

Excursions:

Anamalais Wildlife Sanctuary/Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary- 90 kms Top Slip- 37 kms, Bhavani102 kms, Bhavani Sagar Dam- 80 kms, Chennimalai- 80 kms, Coonoor- 70 kms, Kodumudi- 105 kms, Kotagiri- 118 kms, Palani- 105 kms, Udhagamandalam/Ooty- 89 kms.

Udhagmandalam / Ootacamund (Ooty)

Ootacamund situated in the Nilgiris is popular for its extraordinary scenic beauty and salubrious climate.

Major Tourist Attractions:

Botanical Gardens, Tiger Hill, Dodabetta Peak, Valley View Lake, Wilson Fish Farm, St. Stephen Church, Marlimund Lake, Wenlock Downs, Avalanche, Elk Hill, Kalhatti Falls, Snowdon, Glen Morgen.

Excursions:

Wellingtion, Kotagiri, Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Coonoor, Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary.

Tamilnadu Tour Package I

Day 01: Chennai.Check in a Hotel. Visit Kapleshwara temple, Marina beach. Return to Hotel for overnight.

Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (130 Km, 3 hrs) Morning leave for Mahabalipuram enroute Kanchipuram, visit Shiv Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi temples. Continue your drive to Mahabalipuram, arrive & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram Morning visit 6-8th century Pallave rock cut caves, Panch Ratha temple, 7th century shore temple where both Vishnu & Shiva are enshrined under one roof and soap stone workers in the market who designs and made sculptures by chisel & hammer. This is very special to see. Afternoon free to enjoy at sea beach. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Chidambram - Gangekondcholapuram - Tanjore (280 Km - 5 hrs) Morning leave for Tanjore, your first stop will be at Chidambrum golden Natraja temple. Afterwards drive to Gangekondcholapuram exciting Shiva temple built from 1012-1044 AD by Kind Rajendra I. The speciality of the temple and 1000 years engineering is the rays of sun falls on Nandi ( bull ) and it reflects and give light to the Shiva Lingam since sunrise to sun set. Next stop at 13th century Shiva temple at Darasuram. Finally reach to Tanjore, arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05: Tanjore - Trichy ( 56 Km, 1.1/2 hrs.drive ) Morning sightseeing of Tanjore visiting Brideshwarar Shiva Temple was built by King Raja Rajan from the year 985 - 1010 AD. Afterwards visit Raja Rajan art gallery to see bronze statures of 9-16th century. Return back to Hotel and after some rest drive to Trichy, arrive & check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit Srirangam Vishnu temple has 21 gopurmas ( towers ), one of the gopurma is 73 meters highest in India. Afterwards visit Rock Fort 83 meters above the ground having 344 steps to reach on the top to see Vinayaka temple. Return back to your Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trichy - Madurai ( 131 Km, 3 hours ) Morning leave for Madurai, arrive and check in at Hotel. Afternoon visit 16th century Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Afterwards visit biggest Meenakshi temple, the temple has two main shrines one is dedicated to goddess Parvati ( Meenakshi ) and another to Sundereshwara. Also see 1000 pillars hall built in 16th century by Nayakas by pure granite stones. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Maduri - Rameshwaram (173 km. 4hrs) After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram- Visit Temples and return to Madurai for dinner or go to Kanya Kumari directly and overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Madurai - Kanya Kumari (approx 245 kms. 5 hrs. drive) After breakfast drive to Kanya Kumari. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Kanya Kumari - the land's end of India or the point where the three seas meet - the Bay of Bengal, The Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Visit the Kumariamman temple, Gandhi Memorial, Vivekanand Memorial. Evening watch the spectacular sunset from the beach. Overnight at hotel. Following Morning watch sunrise from the beach.

Day 09 & 10: Kanaya Kumari to Madurai airport / station.

Tour cost is inclusive of

Private Transportation in a a/c cab incl of Fuel charges,Driver batta,Night halt charges,High-wayToll & Parking.

Hotel accommodation in 2 star or equivalant hotel inclusive of Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner as mentioned.

All local tours as per the tour itinerary

All applicable hotel taxes

Tour cost is exclusive of

Entrance fees to monuments and parks

Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature

Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

Tamilnadu Tour Package II

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai Chennai. In the afternoon, we will take you for a local sight seeing to Kapaleshwara Temple, Santhome Cathedral and Marina Beach etc- Overnight stay in hotel at Chennai.

Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram 6.00am Proceed to Kanchipuram Temple visit and Mahabalipuram.Sight seeing Overnight stay at a hotel at Mahabalipuram

Day 03: Mahabalipuram - Puducherry 8.00AM Sight seeing of Mahabalipuram In the afternoon we will visit Aurobindo Ashram-Auroville. Over-night stay in the hotel at Puducherry.

Day 04: Kumbakonam- Navagragha Tour Phase 1 7.00 AM- Proceed to Kumbakonam A)Tiruvalangadu (Budhan) B)Keelperumpallam ( Kedhu) C)Thirunallar (Sani) D)Thirunageswaram (Raghu) E)Alangudi Overnight stay at a hotel at Kumbakonam.

Day 05: Navagragha Tour Phase 2 7.00 AM -A)Thingalur(Chandran) B)Surayanar Koil (Suriyan) C) Kanchanur (Sukkaran) D(Vaitheeswaran koil (Sevvai) - Overnight stay at a hotel at Kumbakonam.

Day 06: Thanjavur - Trichi 08.00. Proceed to Tanjavur- Brahadeeswar temple Proceed To Trichi, In the afternoon, visit Rock Fort, Srirangam, TiruvanaikkavalTemple, MaariammanTemple, Overnight stay hotel at Trichy

Day 07: Trichi - Madurai 08.00 AM proceed to Madurai . On arrival at Madurai , check into a hotel. In the afternoon we will Visit Gandhi Museum , Meenakshi Amman Temple , and Thirumalai Nayak Palace . Overnight stay Hotel at Madurai.

Day 08: Madurai - Rameswaram- Madurai 08.00 AM Proceed to Rameswaram to visit Ramanathaswamy Temple , Kothandaraswamy Temple & Dhanushkodi, Adam's Bridge, Dhanushkodi Beach , Gandhamadana Parvatam. In the evening come back to Madurai and stay overnight at a hotel at madurai.

Tour cost is inclusive of

Private Transportation in a a/c cab incl of Fuel charges,Driver batta,Night halt charges,High-wayToll & Parking.

Hotel accommodation in 2 star or equivalant hotel inclusive of Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner as mentioned.

All local tours as per the tour itinerary

All applicable hotel taxes Tour cost is exclusive of Entrance fees to monuments and parks

Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature

Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.