Morning Pick up from Chennai Airport/Station, later transfer to Hotel, Check in, later depart for Chennai Local Sightseeing – The Capital city of Tamilnadu and the main Centre of this region, visiting Gandhi Memorial, Fort St. George, Kapaleshwar temple, Parthasarthy Temple, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple Pantheon Museum & Art Gallery, Old Light house and Marina beach. Night halt at Chennai.
Day 2: Chennai – Mahabalipuram
Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a golden city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines is one of the seven most sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Visit its famous temples, KailashNath temple, Ekambareshwaram temple, Sri Kamakshi temple etc. Thereafter continue your drive to Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram). Upon arrival check in hotel, Rest of the day at leisure or free for your own activities, night halt at Mahabalipuram.
Day 3:Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry
Morning After Breakfast check out Hotel, later depart for Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Local Sightseeing – built in 7th century, earlier called Mahabalipuram, this ancient Pallava Fort, is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town, shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. At the mouth of the river Palar, on large granite hall about 1 km in length from north to south is the site of many monuments, like The Descent of Ganges also known as Arjuna’s Penance, this open air sculpture showing the descent of the holy River, Krishna Mandap, The Rathas and the Shore temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Noon Depart to Pondicherry, same day Arrival, Night halt at Pondicherry.
Morning After breakfast depart to Local Sightseeing of Pondicherry-carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down. Visiting Arbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is 10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo’s ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Afternoon, visit Auroville – a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony; VardarajaPerumal Temple, Vedapureswarar Temple &ManakulaVinayagar Temple war memorial, Town Hall. Night halt at Pondicherry.
Day 5: Pondicherry – Trichy
Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to TrichyEnroute visit to Thanjor-Visiting Brihadeeshwara Temple, 16th century Shivganga Fort, Palace museum, etc. Also Night halt at Trichy.
Day 6: Tichy
Morning After Breakfast Start for Local Sightseeing of Trichy – short name of Trichirapalli, situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre. Visiting famous for Ranganath temple and Jambukeshwar Temple at Srirangam and Rock fort and its temple at a height of
over23mts.Night halt at Trichy.
Day 7: Trichy – Madurai
Morning After Breakfast depart to Madurai same day Arrival, Check in Hotel, later leave to city tour. Madurai’s history goes back to six centuries before Christ. The Pandyan rulers made this their capital until the 14th Century and the city flowered with the genius of its writers, builders, poets and academics. Then the Nayaks ruled Madurai from the middle of the 16th Century to 1743. The ten tall Gopurams of the Meenakshi Temple were raised during their dynasty. Visiting – Sri MeenakshiSundereswarar and Palani temples, King
Tirumala’s Palace, VandiyurMariamman Tank and Gandhi museum.Night halt at Madurai.
Day 8:Madurai – Rameshwaram
Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to Rameshwaram – small island in the Gulf of Mannar is a major pilgrim centre. Visit to Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple – situated near the sea on the eastern side, as massive sculptured pillars on either side and has the longest corridors in the world, Kurusadai Island – It is a Marine Biosphere, a paradise for the Marine Biologists and Nature lovers. Night halt at Rameshwaram.
Day 9:Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari
Morning After Breakfast Check out Hotel, later depart to Kanyakumari – is the land’s end of India where the water of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India. Upon arrival Check in hotel, Evening Enjoy Sunset, Night halt at Kanyakumari.
Morning After Breakfast start for full day sightseeing visit famous Amman Temples – a symbol of unity and sanctity – dedicated to the virgin Goddess, KanyaKumari and to its South – East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India.Night halt at Kanyakumari.
Day 11:Kanyakumari – Trivandrum Airport Drop
Morning After Breakfast Check out later,Proceed on time to board your flight/train with sweet memories of your holiday. Arrive at Mumbai and reach home with pleasant memories of your experience with Crystal Tours, which we are sure will be Valuable for lifetime.