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Enchanting Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

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Join us on this enchanting trip to explore the southern state of Tamil Nadu. This is a comfortable week-long itinerary with luxury stays in Chettiar mansions and boutique hotels, exploring exquisite temples, experiencing the unique arts & crafts and of course gorging on the delicious Chettinad and Tamil cuisines.

We start our trip with the blessings from the Meenakshi temple at Madurai. Visit the holy site of Rameswaram and also explore the south-eastern tip of the country at Dhanushkodi. Explore the mysterious & unique stately mansions in Chettinad and stay in one. Learn about the lesser-known Maratha history of Thanjavur. Visit the live Chola temples at Thanjavur and Darasuram. Finally, we end the tour at Madurai with a unique food trail in the old city which is known for its culinary heritage.

Thirumalai Nayak Palace Light & Sound Show

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Hotel

JC Residency, Madurai

Lunch, Dinner

Monday, 24 January
- We arrive in Madurai between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Proceed to lunch. Today we will explore the beautiful Thirumalai Nayak Palace in Madurai followed by the light and sound show at the palace.
-Dinner & overnight stay at Madurai

Meenakshi Temple

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Hotel

Hotel Daiwik, Rameswaram

All Meals

Tuesday, 25 January
- Post breakfast, we will explore the Meenakshi Temple with a local guide.
- Lunch in Madurai and proceed to Rameswaram
- Dinner and Overnight stay at Rameswaram

Rameswaram Dhanushkodi

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AC Coach

Haveli

Saratha Vilas

All Meals

Wednesday, 26 January
- Post breakfast, we will explore the historic and revered temple at Rameswaram. We will also visit Dhanushkodi, an abandoned coastal town just 24 km away from Sri Lanka
- Lunch at Rameswaram
- Post lunch proceed to Kothamangalam, Chettinad.
- Overnight stay in Kothamangalam

Explore the Chettinad region

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AC Coach

Haveli

Saratha Vilas

All Meals

Thursday, 27 January
-Post breakfast, depart for a tour of Kanadukathan, a town which has received the status of Heritage Town, owing to the presence of many stately mansions built in a unique architecture style popular in Chettinad. Visit the Athangudi handmade tiles factory. We will also explore the local market at Karaikudi for antique shopping.
-Dinner & overnight stay at Chettinad

Thanjavur Palace Brihadishwar Temple

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Hotel

Hotel Sangam, Thanjavur

All Meals

Friday, 28 January
- Post breakfast, depart for Thanjavur.
- At Thanjavur, explore the Brihadeeshwara Temple along with the Maratha Palace Complex and the Saraswati Mahal Library
-Check-in at hotel in Thanjavur
-Evening free to explore Thanjavur.
-Dinner & overnight stay at Thanjavur

Darasuram Kumbakonam Madurai

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Hotel

JC Residency Madurai

All Meals

Saturday, 29 January
-Post breakfast, check-out and depart for Airavatesvar Temple (Darasuram).
-Explore the temple complex and a quick shopping break for the famous Darasuram silk sarees. We will also get a chance to shop for exclusive brass diyas and souvenirs at Kumbakonam.
-Lunch at Kumbakonam and proceed to Madurai
-Dinner & Overnight stay at Madurai

Madurai Food Walk

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AC Coach

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast, Lunch

Sunday, 30 January
- Explore the city of Madurai. Some sightseeing. We will go on a food/heritage walk in the city
- Departures to home destinations after lunch (4 PM onwards)

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Inclusions

- 2 Night stay in Madurai on Double Sharing (AC Executive Rooms)
- 2 Night stay in Kothamangalam (Chettinad) on Double Sharing (Heritage Rooms)
- 1 Night stay in Rameswaram on Double Sharing (AC Deluxe Rooms)
- 1 Night stay in Thanjavur on Double Sharing (AC Deluxe Rooms)
- All Meals (Lunch and Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Days 2-6, Breakfast and Lunch on Day 6)
- All internal travel in private AC Coach
- Entrance fees at monuments
- Guiding Charges at Meenakshi Temple, Rameswaram Temple, Thanjavur temple and town, Chettinad Heritage Town, Airavatesvar Temple, etc.
- Light & Sound Show at Madurai Palace

Exclusions

- Travel from home destination.
- Anything not mentioned in the includes list
- Personal costs (Shopping, laundry etc.)
- Activity charge for activities not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance


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We start from Madurai on Monday, 24 January at 10 AM. We will help with the flight suggestions from Pune or Mumbai to Madurai on 24 January and back on 30 January.


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