Enchanting Tamil Nadu

Enchanting Tamil Nadu
(20 Days / 19 Nights)

Destinations Covered :

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tranquebar - Kumbakonam - Tanjore - Chettinad - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Trichy

Chennai, Kanchipuram - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 01 : Arrive Chennai - Kanchipuram

On your arrival you will be given a warm welcome and your driver will assist you to find a good hotel for your wash and change. Then proceed to Kanchipuram to visit Kamakshi Amman temple, Varadaraja Perumal temple and Kailasanatha swami temple and you can also visit Kanchipuram silk factory. Stay overnight in hotel.

Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 02 :Kanchipuram – Thirukalukundram - Mahabalipuram

This morning you will be proceeding to Mahabalipuram. En route you can visit Tirukkalukkunram Temple and then proceed to Mahabalipuram. Rest of the day is free for you at beach resort. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 03 : Mahabalipuram

Today you will be visiting the Cholamandalam Artist village where you can enjoy the contemporary art forms of India portrayed and you can buy souvenirs to take back to your family in the gift shops. Also Visit Dakshinachitra, the complex housing the model villages replicating the different regions and cultures of Tamil Nadu. The typical streets and houses are created representing the different lifestyles of people. Rest of the day is free for you to take rest at beach resort or to stroll along the sea shore. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram Beach Resort.

Mahabalipuram - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 04 : Mahabalipuram Sightseeing

Whole day is for local sightseeing which covers the wonders on stones. The monolithic Arjuna penance, shore temple, Krishna’s Butterball and Five Rathas make you awestruck with the beauty and the architectural elegance with which they have been sculpted. The entire region is recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Photo fanatics, historians, Archaeologists and Environmentalists love to visit these wonders again and again. Mahabalipuram remains as the living testimony of the Pallavas Dynasty. Stay overnight at beach resort.

Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 05 : Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

This morning after checking out from the hotel head to Pondicherry, the erstwhile French colony still beholding its charm in the form of splendid architectures and the well planned topography of the city. On your way to Pondicherry, visit Gingee fort, Auroville ashram and Aurobindho ashram (optional). Stay overnight in Pondicherry.

Pondicherry - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 06 :Pondicherry Sightseeing

Whole day is to explore the city around the French colony and you can enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride here. The centuries old buildings, museum, Library all grab your attention, exhibiting the remnants of the French heritage and culture. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.

Pondicherry, Tranquebar - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 07 :Pondicherry - Tranquebar

This morning you will be proceeding to Tranquebar. On your way ahead, visit Chidambaram Nataraja temple, Vaitheeswaran temple in Vaitheeswaran Koil . Also stop at Poompuhar to visit Silappathikara Art Gallery, portraying the significant events of the Tamil Epic Silappathikaram with the lead pair as Kovalan and Kannagi. After reaching Tranquebar, visit the Danish Fort, a 16th century architecture and the second largest in the series of Danish Forts built across the countries. Stay overnight in Tranquebar.

Tranquebar, Kumbakonam - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 08 :Tranquebar - Kumbakonam

This morning start your drive to Kumbakonam, the city of temples. En route you can visit Thirunallaru temple, popularly known for worshipping to escape from the ill effects of the planetary transitions of Saturn. Also visit one of the Great Living Chola Temples at Dharasuram Airavaiteshwara temple. After reaching Kumbakonam, visit the prominent temples bringing fame to the city and the rest of the day is free for you to explore. Stay overnight in Kumbakonam.

Kumbakonam - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 09 :Kumbakonam Sightseeing

This day, you will be proceeding to explore Kumbakonam and its various interesting locations. This may include the prominent temples, Mahamham tank where the Mahamaham festival is celebrated every TWELVE years and other less explored temples. Overnight stay at Kumbakonam.

Kumbakonam, Tanjore - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 10 : Kumbakonam - Tanjore

This morning you will be proceeding to Tanjore, the erstwhile capital of the great Chola Dynasty. It will be an awe inspiring moment to visit the thousand years’ old Brihadeeshwara temple, a world renowned architecture with a massive gateway tower topped with an 80tonne monolithic rock. The sanctum houses a magnificent Linga idol and an equally huge Bull statue is placed facing the sanctum. Also visit the Tanjore Palace of Nayak dynasty and Museum. Stay overnight at Tanjore.

Tanjore, Chettinad - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 11 :Tanjore - Chettinad

This morning proceed to Chettinad. Chettinad is the region populated with the famous trading community called Chettiars who have extended their territories across the countries in the recent years. Their residences in the Chettinad region are worth paying a visit for their architectural elegance and grandeur. Among all, the palatial residence with thousand windows is the most spectacular one. On your way to Chettinad, visit the popular temples in the Pudukottai town. After reaching Chettinda, the day is at your leisure to visit old bungalows and heritage buildings. Stay overnight in heritage bungalow.

Chettinad - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 12 & 13 : Chettinad Sightseeing

Two days are required to explore the beauty of the Chettinad citadels. The Chettinad cuisine is an equally wonderful one and is a must to be tasted. The spicy and yummy dishes served hot on banana leaves, kindles your taste buds with their rich aroma, which is undoubtedly unique! Spend your time walking through the long corridors of the palatial Chettinad residences and taste the delicious Chettinad dishes. Part of these houses have also been refurbished as heritage hotels without spoiling the antiquity and ethnicity of the decades old buildings.

Chettinad, Rameshwaram - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 14 :Chettinad - Rameshwaram

This morning you will be proceeding to Rameshwaram, the most popular sacred centre in Hinduism. Visit Ramanatha Swami temple, which is believed to be the shrine where Lord Rama carried out the poojas and rituals to escape from the ill effects of having killed the demon king Ravana as referred in the famous Hindu Epic Ramayana. Also visit Ramar Patham, Pamban Bridge and other few interesting locations nearby. Stay overnight in Rameshwaram.

Rameshwaram, Madurai - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 15 : Rameshwaram - Madurai

This morning start your drive to Madurai, one of the oldest cities in the world with the longest civilization in practice. Madurai is also acclaimed as the Sleepless city as the entire city is seen to be vibrant round the clock. After reaching Madurai, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the streets around. Stay overnight in Madurai

Madurai - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 16 & 17 : Madurai

Madurai and the nearby locations can be explored leisurely in two days’ time. Meenakshi Amman Temple is the grandest temple in South India with more than 30000 sculptures.People believe that since the ancient times, Meenakshi Amman rules Madurai with her consort Lord Sundareswarar. Lot of festivals are celebrated in this temple round the year and the Chithirai Thiruvizha celebrated during April every year is world’s one of the longest festival lasting for one month.

Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal is yet another architectural splendour built during the Nayak dynasty. The magnificent pillars and the huge corridors make the visitors spellbound. Thiruparankundram, Pazhamudhir Solai are some of the other locations thronged by tourists around Madurai.

Madurai, Trichy - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 18 : Madurai - Trichy

This morning starts your drive to Trichy. Visit the world’s largest functioning temple at Srirangam. With the presiding deity Ranganatha Swamy in the reclining posture, the temple grabs your attention with the number of sub shrines and the elegant gateway towers.Also Visit the Rock Fort Uchi Pillayar temple, where the temple is atop the rock whose age is estimated to be more than 3.5 billion years. Stay overnight at Trichy.

Trichy, Chennai - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 19 : Trichy - Chennai (By Train)

Trichy has many interesting places to explore. Samayapuram Mariamman temple, Tiruvanaikoil Akilandeswari temple are the other popular shrines. The shopping areas are more interesting where you can have good experiences with the street vendors as well as the shopping malls. After a full day of exploring Trichy, you will be take a night train to Chennai.

Chennai - Awesome Tamil Nadu Tour Package - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 20 : Chennai Departure

Today you will be transferred to Chennai airport to board your flight as per your departure schedule.

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