Chennai – Trichy – Tanjore – Madurai
05 Night 06 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Chennai
Arrive in Chennai, the gateway to Southern India. Transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, you proceed on a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Kapaleshwar temple, Fort St. George and the Government museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure OR optionally you may visit ‘Dakshinchitra’. Stay overnight.
Day 2: Chennai – Trichy
Transfer to railway station and depart for Trichy, the citadel of the Chola Dynasty. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You, later, proceed on a sightseeing tour visiting the Rock Fort and the mystic Srirangam Island, a living example of the ancient temple towns of the south. Stay overnight.
Day 3: Trichy – Tanjore – Trichy
Proceed on a full day excursion to Tanjore (55 kms / 1.5 hrs), the ancient capital of Tamilnadu. Visit the famous Brihadeshwara Temple built in the 10th Century and the Saraswati Mahal Library which houses palm leaf & paper manuscripts. Stay overnight.
Day 4: Trichy – Madurai
This morning, you will drive to Madurai (142 kms / 2-3 hrs) Southern India’s oldest city with a recorded history going back to the 6th century B.C. This afternoon, you will visit the world famous Meenakshi Temple, a most perfect example of Dravidian architecture. Also visit the ruins of the Tirumal Nayak Palace. Late this evening, you may revisit the Temple for the evening Aarti ceremony. Stay overnight.
Day 5: Madurai
Today after breakfast go on a full day excursion to Rameshwaram. Stay overnight.
Day 6: Depart Madurai
Transfer to the airport / railway station. Tour ends with sweet memories…
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