You will be met on your arrival at Chennai International Airport and transferred to the hotel of your choice. Chennai, South India s largest city, will be the first stop of your South India tour. Overnight in Chennai.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by sightseeing tour of Chennai visiting -- the national art gallery and museum, Fort St George, a drive along the marina beach, St. Mary's church and Mylapore temple. Afternoon depart for Mahabalipuram by road (40 kms /01 hr). On your arrival in Mahabalipuram check in to the hotel of your choice. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a full day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram, well known for their rock hewn temples, sculptures and the worlds largest stone bas relief. The fantastic Shore Temples are among the most talked about and most photographed monuments in the country. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.
After breakfast, depart for Thanjavur by road (230 kms /05 hrs) en-route visiting Pondicherry -- A French colony till 1954, Pondicherry borders the ocean and still has a distinctly French flavor to it with its mediterrain waterfront and cobbled streets. Your tour takes you to The Aurbindo Ashram, auroville and The Matri mandir. After sightseeing in Pondicherry continue to Tanjore or Thanjavur as it is now called, is an ancient Chola dynasty town renowned for the Brahadeeswara temple, now a World Heritage monument. On your arrival in Thanjavur check in to the hotel of your choice. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Thanjavur visiting the Brahadeeswara and other temples from the Chola dynasty. Later depart for Trichy by road (56 kms /01 hrs). Trichy, once the Chola citadel was also briefly ruled by the Pallavas and the Pandyas, is another famous temple town of Tamil Nadu. On your arrival in Trichy check in to the hotel of your choice. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Trichy visiting the rock fort temple, and the island of Srirangam. Overnight in Trichy.
After breakfast, depart for Madurai by road (142 kms /03 hrs). Madurai, the city known for its rich heritage, culture and historical background, most famous for the Meenakshi Temple, will be the last stop of your South India holiday package. On your arrival in Madurai check-in to the hotel of your choice. Evening witness Temple ceremony at Meenakshi Temple. Overnight in Madurai.
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a sightseeing tour of Madurai visiting -- The Shree Meenakshi temple, the teppa kulum -- a tank with an island temple and Tirumalainaik palace. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Madurai.