Explore Tamil Nadu

13 Days / 12 Nights

Destinations Covered : Chennai - Tiruvannamalai - Trichy - Palani - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Rameshwaram - Tanjore - Velankanni - Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram

Itinerary details

Arrive Chennai - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 01 : Chennai

Upon arrival at Chennai, our representative will welcome you and assist to check in the hotel. After relaxing for some time, visit Kapaleeshwara temple (Shiva), Parthasarathy temple (Lord Vishnu) and Vadapalani Murugan temple. Overnight stay at Chennai

Chennai, Tiruvannamalai - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 02 : Chennai - Tiruvannamalai

After breakfast proceed to Tiruvannamalai, one of the Five sacred centres symbolising the cosmic elements of the Universe. Arunachaleswarar temple in Tiruvannamali represents FIRE and it is believed that Lord Shiva is present in the form of a huge mountain. Go around the circumambulatory path of the foot hill which is flooded with lakhs of devotees on every Full moon day. Overnight stay at Tiruvannamalai.

Tiruvannamalai, Trichy - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 03 : Tiruvannamalai - Trichy

Morning after breakfast drive to Trichy. Visit the world’s largest functioning Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam. Also visit the Samayapuram Mariyamman temple and the Rock Fort temple.The shopping areas near the Rock fort temple grab your attention tempting you to purchase. Overnight stay at Trichy

Trichy, Palani, Madurai - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 04 : Trichy - Palani - Madurai

This day starts with a visit to few more sacred centres of Tamil Nadu. After an early breakfast, proceed to Palani to visit the Murugan Temple atop the hill. It is one of the Six abodes of Lord Muruga, thronged by devotees round the year. Continue your journey to Madurai. Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman temple, one of the grandest temples in India. Also visit Pazhamudhir Cholai and Tiruparankunram temple before returning to hotel. Overnight stay at Madurai.

Madurai, Kanyakumari - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 05 : Madurai - Kanyakumari

Post breakfast, drive to the southern tip of the country Kanyakumari. Visit Kumari Amman temple. In the evening, visit the Vivekananda Memorial and the Tiruvalluvar statue. Enjoying the sunset from the sea shore will be the best part of your visit to Kanyakumari. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari, Rameshwaram - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 06 : Kanyakumari - Rameshwaram

This morning you will be proceeding to Rameshwaram, the most popular sacred centre in Hinduism. Visit Ramanatha Swami temple, which is believed to be the shrine where Lord Rama carried out the poojas and rituals to escape from the ill effects of having killed the demon king Ravana as referred in the famous Hindu Epic Ramayana. Also visit Ramar Patham, Pamban Bridge and other few interesting locations nearby. Stay overnight in Rameshwaram.

Rameshwaram, Tanjore - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 07 : Rameshwaram - Tanjore

Post breakfast, you will be proceeding to Tanjore, the erstwhile capital of the great Chola Dynasty. En Route, visit the Pillayarpatti Vinayagar temple and continue your journey to Tanjore. It will be an awe inspiring moment to visit the thousand years’ old Brihadeeshwara temple, a world renowned architecture with a massive gateway tower topped with an 80tonne monolithic rock. The sanctum houses a magnificent Linga idol and an equally huge Bull statue is placed facing the sanctum. Also visit the Tanjore Palace of Nayak dynasty and Museum. Stay overnight at Tanjore.

Tanjore, Velankanni - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 08 : Tanjore - Velankanni

The day starts with a journey to Velankanni, a holy town housing the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health. It is surprising to see people across all religions visit this church to offer prayers to the Mother Mary. Spend your time in the nearby beach before returning to hotel. Overnight stay in Velankanni.

Velankanni, Pondicherry - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 09 : Velankanni - Pondicherry

This morning after checking out from the hotel head to Pondicherry, the erstwhile French colony still beholding its charm in the form of splendid architectures and the well planned topography of the city. Visit the Global village Auroville and Sri Aurobindho Ashram. Manakula Vinayagar Temple is one of the interesting locations to visit in Pondicherry. Stay overnight in Pondicherry.

Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 10 : Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram

Proceed to Mahabalipuram after breakfast. Whole day is for local sightseeing of Mahabalipuram which covers the wonders on stones. The monolithic Arjuna penance, shore temple, Krishna’s Butterball and Five Rathas make you awestruck with the beauty and the architectural elegance with which they have been sculpted. The entire region is recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Photo fanatics, historians, Archaeologists and Environmentalists love to visit these wonders again and again. Mahabalipuram remains as the living testimony of the Pallavas Dynasty. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, Chennai - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 11 : Mahabalipuram - Chennai

After breakfast proceed to Chennai and spend the rest of the day for shopping at famous outlets and to get all goods at best possible rates visit Ranganathan Street and Pondy bazaar. Overnight stay at Chennai

Chennai - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 12 : Chennai sightseeing

There are plenty of locations to visit in Chennai. The entire day is at your leisure and you can plan to visit temples, shopping malls or the cinemas with the finest facilities. Pack some souvenirs to take back along with bundles of memories. Overnight stay at Chennai.

Chennai - Explore Tamil Nadu - Taminadu Tourism Travel

Day 13 : Chennai Departure

This day you will be transferred to airport to board the flight as per your departure schedule.