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CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – MAHABALIPURAM – TANJORE – TRICHY – MADURAI

14 Days / 13 Nights

Day 1: Chennai

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to Hotel. Chennai - India’s fourth largest city and the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu was the site of the East India Company’s first settlement founded in 1639 on land given by the Raja of Chandragiri, the last representative of the Vijay nagar rulers of Hampi. Overnight at Chennai.

Day 2: Chennai – Kanchipuram (03 hrs) – Mahabalipuram (02 hrs)

Today drive to Mahabalipuram. Enroute tour Kanchipuram - is the golden city of a thousand temples and one of the seven sacred cities of India. Its many gopurams can be seen while approaching the city from a long way off. Today, it is known not only for its temples but also for its handwoven silk fabrics. Visit Ekambareshwar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikunthaperumal Temple, all built in the 7th and 8th centuries continue your drive to Mahabalipuram

Visit Mahablipuram

Day 3: Mahabalipuram

After breakfast visit Mahablipuram - an ancient coastal port, world famous for its shore temple and was the second capital and sea port of the Pallava Kings of Kanchipuram. The whole of Mahabalipuram is a fabulous open-air museum of sculpture in living rock, Monolithic shrines, scooped out caverns magnificently sculpted within and the world’s biggest, bas relief in rock are truly wondrous examples of the sculptor’s art. Vying with this splendour is a beach. The famous temples of the Rathas, the Penance of Bhagirath, the Shore Temple and the eight Mandapams. (Shallow, rock cut halls). Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Mahabalipuram.

Day 4: Mahabalipuram – Tanjore (06 hrs)

After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Tanjore - the capital of the powerful Chola dynasty. Today, it is the little town set amidst the lush green rice fields of the Cauvery delta. Magnificent temples, still bear witness to the splendour of Chola architecture. Arrive & Check in, overnight stay at Tanjore.

Day 5: Tanjore sightseeing & later drive to Swamimalai (02 hrs)

After breakfast checkout from hotel and Drive to Swamimalai –It is a sylvan village, situated about five kilometers west of Kumbakonam on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery. Swamimalai is fourth among the six padai veedu or sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Muruga. Arrive and check in, overnight stay at Swamimalai.

Day 6: Ayurvedic treatment at Swamimalai

Today start you day with Pooja at Swaminatha Swami Temple, get for Yoga & Mediation, Oil Message / Royal Herbal Bath. Enjoy theme breakfast and later proceed for a sightseeing. Evening witness Cultural performs or traditional games & Folk performance & folk story telling. Overnight at Swamimalai.

Day 7: Swamimalai

Enjoy Ayurveda treatment at Swamimalai.

Day 08: Swamimalai

Enjoy Ayurveda treatment at Swamimalai.

Day 09: Swamimalai

Enjoy Ayurveda treatment at Swamimalai.

Day 10: Swamimalai

Enjoy Ayurveda treatment at Swamimalai.

Day 11: Tanjore –Trichy (01 hrs) - Madurai (03 hrs)

After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Trichy – visit the Rock Fort, Sri Jambukeshwara Temple, Tiruvannaikaval, Srirangam & other museums and art galleries. And continue drive to Madurai - Chennai may be the capital of Tamil Nadu, but Madurai claims its soul. Madurai is Tamil-born and Tamil-rooted, one of the oldest cities in India, a metropolis that traded with ancient Rome and was a great capital long before Chennai was even dreamt of.  Arrive and check-in overnight stay at Madurai.

Day 12: Madurai

Morning after breakfast continue with Madurai city tour - the primary interest is the Meenakshi Temple, where Dravidian temple architecture may be considered to be at its best. Its hall of a thousand pillars is fabulous and is filled with worshippers at all hours of the day. The tour also includes a visit to the Thirumalai Nayak Palace & Thiruparangundram temple. In the evening witness temple ceremony at Shree Meenakshi temple. Overnight at Madurai.

Day13: Madurai - Chennai by flight

After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Madurai airport and fly to Chennai for onward destination.

Day 14: Chennai Departure

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to Chennai airport to board a flight for onward destinations.