Day 01- Arrive at Chennai
Arrival follows assistance and transfer to hotel.
Relax for the day and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 02- Chennai/ Tirupati
(140 Km 3 hrs)
After breakfast at hotel transfer to Tirupati.
Tirupati is a temple and pilgrim town, located at
the foot of the Tirumala Hills on which the ancient
and beautiful temple of Lord Venkateshwara stands.
This township is the most picturesque pilgrimage
center in the south India. Here, you can see the
fervor with which the devotees stand in long queues
for a glimpse of their Lord. There at the temple you
will see huge mass of coins, jewelry and hair. They
are received as offerings. On arrival, check in at
hotel. In the afternoon proceed for Darshan of Lord
Balaji. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 03- Tirupati / Chennai
(140 Km 3 Hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel follows check out and journey
to Chennai. Arrive and check in at hotel. A city
tour is organized in the afternoon, covering the
Museum (Closed on Fridays and holidays), the High
Court, the Fort Museum, the Marina Beach, the San
Thome Cathedral and the Snake Park. Also drive
through the flower and fruit market. Spend the night
Day 04- Chennai /
Mahabalipuram (58 Km in 1 Hr)
After the breakfast at hotel proceed for
Mahabalipuram by road. On arrival, check in at
hotel. Go for an afternoon sight seeing tour of
Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven
pagodas. Here on the seashore is an interesting
group of ancient rock hewn temples, an example of
the Dravidian style of architecture. Spend the night
at the hotel.
Day 05- Mahabalipuram
Have your breakfast at hotel and later proceed for
morning sight seeing. Visit Kanchipuram, the ancient
capital of the Pallava rulers. It is famous as a
city of 1000 temples and still has 124 shrines.
Kanchipuram is also famous for silk. Spend rest of
the day at leisure and overnight at hotel.
Day 06- Mahabalipuram /
Tanjore (309 Km in 7 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel is followed by leisure and
afternoon drive to Tanjore (also known as Thanjavur).
It is known as the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu. Proceed
for sight seeing of Tanjore. Visit the famous Chola
Temple of Brihadeshwara. It is a world heritage
monument. Its bronze and handicrafts make Tanjore
one of the highlights of the South India tour. Spend
the night at hotel.
Day 07- Tanjore / Trichy /
Tanjore (Full Day Excursion)
Breakfast follows a full day excursion to the city
of Trichy. Visit the ancient temples dedicated to
Lord Ganapathi. It is a magnificent temple where 434
steps cut out into the rock side, interspersed with
shrines, lead to the temple. Visit Srirangam, a huge
temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, on an Island in
Cauvery River, which contains within its walls a
Bazaar (traditional market of India) as well. You
will be amazed to see twenty-one magnificent towers
of the temple, surrounded by seven walls. Return to
hotel and relax and spend the night.
Day 08- Tanjore
After the breakfast at hotel proceed for a sight
seeing tour of the city of Tanjore, also known as
Thanjavur. There you can see the magnificent and
beautiful Chola temple, the Brihadeshwara temple.
This temple is capped by a monolithic cupola made of
a single granite block weighing 80 tons which was
taken to the top with the help of a 6 km long ramp-
an old technique used by the Egyptians for building
pyramids. Go down the history while visiting the
Palace and its Art Gallery, which contains several
granite and bronze statues of the Chola period.
Relax in the evening and spend the night at hotel.
Day 09- Tanjore/ Madurai
(By road covering 183 km in 4 hrs)
Have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Madurai by
road, visiting Karaikudi (Chettinad) en-route. On
arrival, move to hotel and relax. Madurai is over
2500 years old. It is famous as a seat of learning.
The Madurai city is planned in the shape of a lotus.
You also have the option of enjoying the 'light and
sound Panorama' in Thirumala Naik Temple (optional)
or visit to Alagar hills and the Thirupura Rock
Temple. Spend the night at hotel.
Day10- Madurai (Rameshwaram
Have your breakfast at the hotel, freshen up and
visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple (dedicated
to the consort of Lord Shiva with its towering
Gopurams). - There are four entrances to this
amazing temple complex set in 6 hectares. The total
number of pillars in the temple is a staggering one
thousand. Watch the evening Aarti at the Meenakshi
Temple - the highlight of the tour. Get back to the
hotel and spend the night there.
Breakfast at hotel follows a full day excursion tour
to Rameshwaram, a city of swell and calm sand dunes,
embellished with the delicacy of casurina trees and
stark palms. This is a sacred place for the Hindus.
Return to Madurai by evening and spend the night at
Day 12- Madurai /
Trivendrum (By road covering 264 km in 6 hrs)
Have your breakfast at hotel and leave for
Trivendrum by road and reach late evening. Relax at
hotel and spend the night.
Breakfast follows morning tour comprising of the
Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, the Napier Museum,
Chitralayam Arts Gallery, Zoological gardens,
Reptile house, Observatory and Kanakakunnu Palace.
Return to hotel by early evening and proceed for the
sunset view against the sea. It is indeed an
unforgettable view. Spend the night at hotel.
Day 14- Departure from
Breakfast at hotel is followed by check out and
departure for your onward destination.