Tamil Nadu is a state in the south-eastern part of the Indian Peninsula. One of the four Dravidian states of India, it has had more than 4,000 years of continuous cultural history. Tamil Nadu has some of the most remarkable temple architecture in the country, and a living tradition of music, dance and fine arts. Tamil Nadu is well renowned for its temple towns and heritage sites, hill stations, waterfalls, national parks, local cuisine and the fabulous wildlife and scenic beauty. The state boasts the second largest tourism industry in India with an annual growth rate of 16%. In 2012, Tamil Nadu occupied the second slot in the country in terms of domestic as well as foreign arrivals.
|Duration:||5 Nights/ 6 Days|
|Cities:||Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Thanjavur - Swamimalai - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram|
Assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel..
Breakfast follows a full day excursion to Kanchipuram Temples. Kanchipuram is known as one of India's Seven Sacred cities. Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallava rulers. Kanchi is also a famous center of fine quality silk sarees. Kanchi has splendid temples of unique architectural beauty, bearing testimony to its magnificent heritage. Overnight to be spent at hotel in Chennai.
After breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram to explore various attractions of the place. The Shore Temples at Mahabalipuram are a World Heritage Monument. After lunch be at your leisure to explore places of your choice or enjoy at the beach. Stay overnight at hotel.
Besides the shore temples, Mahabalipuram is also known for one of the exotic beaches in Tamilnadu. After breakfast spend time relaxing on the beach. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur. Thanjavur, earlier known as Tanjore, is famous for its temples in the world. The places of interest at Tanjore are Brihadeshwara Temple, Palace, Saraswathi Mahal library, art gallery etc. Stay overnight at hotel.
Following breakfast a guided tour to Thanjavur. Later drive to Swamimalai, which is at the distance of 36 Km from Thanjavur. Swamimalai is a famous Ayurvedic treatment center in Tamilnadu. Upon arrival, check in into an Ayurvedic Resort and relax in the evening. Stay overnight at the resort.
Spend the day getting Ayurveda therapy / treatment at the resort and relax. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Trichy. Afternoon city tour of temples including Rock cut temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Sri Jambukeshwara Temple and St' John's church. Stay overnight at hotel.
Early morning drive to Madurai. Upon arrival, check in into hotel. Afternoon, a guided tour of Madurai. Madurai is known as the richest cultural and commercial centre of South India. Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi museum, Azaghar Kovil are some of the places of interest at Madurai. Stay overnight at hotel.
Early morning, drive to Rameshwaram for a full day excursion. Rameshwaram is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre and a beach town. Explore the place throughout the day and return back in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel.
Tranfer to Madurai airport for flight to Chennai and onward destination.