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South IndiaTemple Tour

Tour packages for South India temple tour will take you through the rich heritage and culture of South India. Destinations featured in Tamil Nadu temples tour package are well-known for its architectural beauty and beautiful temples that were built during the Chola, Chera, Pallava and Pandya kingdom reigns based on a Dravidian style of architecture that goes as early as 7th century AD.

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Duration of this Tamil Nadu Tour Package:

15 Days - 14 Nights

Tamil Nadu & South India places to visit:

Chennai (1N), Mahabalipuram (2N), Pondicherry (2N), Kumbakonam (1N), Trichy (1N), Madurai (2N), Kanyakumari (1N), Kovalam (3N), Alleppey (1N)

Highlights: South India Heritage & Temples

Inclusions:

Accommodation for 13 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
Airport & Hotel transfers
Private air-conditioned car with driver throughout the trip
English speaking tour guide in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Trichy, Madurai, Kanyakumari
Sightseeing tours, Entrance fee to monuments when accompanied with a guide

Your South India tour travel package from Chennai can be extended in number of ways and customized based on your interests and requirements.

Itinerary for South India trip

Day 01: Arrive in Chennai
On arrival at Chennai Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Chennai for check-in.
Tamil Nadu Chennai Tourism: Chennai and the surrounding regions were part of successive kingdoms that ruled in South of India. However, the documentation of the history of this city began after the settlement of the English at Fort St George in 1644. 
Afternoon, go on a tour & sightseeing in Chennai city; Chennai tourist attractions to visit are Fort St. George and Museum and Kapaleeshwar temple.
Chennai Hotels: Leela Palace Chennai (Luxury) | Radisson Chennai (Deluxe) | Courtyard by Marriott (Superior) | Hotel Green Park (Standard)

Day 02: Drive Chennai to Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram (Distance 60kms & 2hrs journey)
After breakfast drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, an ancient town on the outskirts of Chennai that is renowned for its rock-cut architectural beauty of Dravidian style.
World Heritage tourist attractions & places to visit/see in Mahabalipuram are: Shore Temple (one of the oldest temples in South India built in the 7th century); Pancha Pandava Rathas (or Five Chariots); Arjuna’s Penance; Caves and Mandapams.
Mahabalipuram Hotels: Radisson Temple Bay (Luxury) | Ideal Beach Resort (Delxue) | INDeco Mahabalipuram (Superior) | Hotel Mahabas (Standard)

Day 03: Tour to Kanchipuram
Go on a day’s excursion to Kanchipuram - also known as the ‘Silk City’. Drive Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram (Distance 70kms & 2hrs. journey time). Tourist places to visit/see in Kanchipuram sightseeing: Ekambareshvara Temple (One of the 5 element places (also called ‘Pancha bootham sthallas’) of lord Siva. This one represents element - Earth), Kailasanatha Temple(an 8th century sandstone temple with beautiful stone carvings, that has an interesting history too) and Kamakshi Amman Temple(a colorful and popular temple of this town, ornate with pink and blue gopuras). Evening return to your hotel in Mahabalipuram

Day 04: Drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry (Distance 100kms & 2.5hrs. journey)
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry and check-in to your hotel on arrival.
Pondicherry is a coastal town on India’s Coromandel Coast that has a non-Indian flavor with its mix of French & Tamil culture with the laid-back feel of a college town.
Afternoon relax at your hotel or go shopping in Pondicherry, that is known to be a paradise for shoppers
Pondicherry Hotels/Resorts: Dune Eco Beach Hotel (Luxury/Deluxe) | Anantha Heritage Hotel (Superior/Standard)

Day 05: Sightseeing in Pondicherry
Today go for sightseeing in Pondicherry. Pondicherry tourist places to visit/see are: Sri Aurobindo ashram and a Tour of the UNESCO endorsed ‘utopian society’ at Auroville town. Evening relax by the beach.
Day 06: Drive from Pondicherry to Kumbakonam (Distance 150kms & 4hrs. journey)

After check-out from hotel, drive from Pondicherry to Kumbakonam. En-route visits to Chidambaram Nataraja Temple (where you’ll see the iconic statue of ‘dancing Shiva’) and the UNESCO Heritage sites of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Darasuram are the tourist places to visit near or on tour to Kumbakonam. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Kumbakonam.
Kumbakonam Hotels: Mantra Veppathur (Luxury) | Paradise Resort (Deluxe) | Sara Regency (Superior/Standard)

Day 07: Drive from Kumbakonam to Trichy (Distance 110kms. & 2.5hrs. journey)
This morning drive to Trichy (also known as Tiruchirappalli), a city of a million sounds and sights that is rich in heritage and culture. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Trichy.
Go for sightseeing in Trichy to cover Trichy tourism & tourist attraction spots: Visit the Srirangam Ranganathar Temple (The largest operational Hindu temple in the world. The temple is on an island in Cauvery river, Srirangam and the mythology that surrounds the history of this temple is interesting) & Rock Fort Temple.
 Tiruchirappalli/Trichy Hotels: Grand Gardenia (Luxury/Deluxe) | PLA Rathna Residency (Superior/Standard)

Day 08: Drive from Trichy to Madurai (Distance 140kms. & 4 hours journey)
Drive to Madurai this morning. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Madurai and afternoon stroll through this small temple town at leisure
Madurai Hotels: Heritage Madurai (Luxury) | The Gateway Hotel Madurai (Deluxe) | GRT Regency (Superior) | Madurai Residency (Standard)

Day 09: Madurai Sightseeing & tour
Go on a guided tour of Madurai with an expert tour guide. This UNESCO Heritage temple town of South India has the richest heritage of Dravidian culture about 2500 years old.
Madurai tourism places and tourist spots to visit: Afternoon visit the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple (a 7th century temple), Gandhi Museum and also the Thiruparankundram Temple - one among the six abodes (meaning Six Battle Camps, also called Arupadai Veedu) of Lord Muruga.

Day 10: Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari (Distance 250kms. & 5hrs. journey)
This morning drive to Kanyakumari, the land’s end of India that is well-known for its unique geographical location where the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet. This convergence of the three Seas is also known as ‘Triveni Sangamam’. Kanyakumari sightseeing places & attractions to see are: Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue. Overnight stay at hotel in Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari Hotels: Sparsa Resort (Luxury/Deluxe) | The Sea Shore Hotel (Superior/Standard)

Day 11-13: Drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam (Distance 90kms. & 2hrs. journey)
Rise up early morning to watch the Sunrise and the serene beauty of this place that has lured millions of tourists. After breakfast drive to Kovalam, enroute take an optional tour to Thanumalayan Suchindram temple. On arrival check-in to your hotel at Kovalam;
Kovalam holiday packages are greatly in demand by vacationer and travelers to Kerala or for those looking for beach holidays in India. The unparalleled verdant surroundings and the golden sands of Kovalam with its eye-catching coastal area invite the nature lovers and is major force of tourist attraction.
Relax at the Kovalam beach. You may also go on an optional Trivandrum sightseeing tour to Poovar Island and other tourism places like Padmanabhapuram Palace & Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
Kovalam Hotels: Vivanta by Taj - Kovalam (Luxury) | Turtle on the beach (Deluxe) | Uday Samudra (Superior) | Sagara Beach Resort (Standard)

Day 14: Drive from Kovalam to Alleppey (Distance 170kms & 4/5hrs. journey)
This morning drive from Kovalam to Alleppey to step into a Kerala House boat for a leisurely trip through the backwaters of Alleppey. The backwaters are a beautiful experience taking you through lagoons, rivers and lakes of Central Kerala. See how people live & work along the shores as you enjoy your meals served on-board. Overnight stay in houseboat

Day 15: Drive Alleppey to Cochin Airport (Distance 70kms & 2hrs. journey)

After check-out from Houseboat, drive from Alleppey to Cochin. Your tour to South India concludes with a drop to the Cochin International airport for your flight home or to another destination in India.