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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 6N-7D itinerary with luxury stays at Chettiar mansions and boutique hotels, exploring exquisite Chola temples, experiencing the unique arts & crafts and gorging on the delicious Chettinadu and Tamil food! We start our trip with the blessings from the Meenakshi temple at Madurai. Explore the mysterious & unique stately mansions in Chettinad. Learn about the lesser-known Maratha history of Thanjavur. Experience Pondicherry & Auroville and finally end the tour with the world heritage site at Mahabalipuram.

Thirumalai Nayak Palace Light & Sound Show

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Hotel

Lunch, Dinner

- We arrive in Madurai before 3 PM. 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

All Meals

- Post breakfast, proceed to the Meenakshi Temple for a guided tour of the temple. - After lunch, depart for Kothamangalam (Chettinad). - Check-in and remainder of the day free for leisure - Dinner & overnight stay at Chettinad

Chettiar mansions Handmade tile factory antiques' shopping

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AC Coach

Haveli

All Meals

- 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. - In the evening, we can take a leisure walk in the village or take a dip in the hotel’s beautiful swimming pool. - Dinner & overnight stay at Chettinad

Brihadeeshwara Temple Thanjavur Palace

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AC Coach

Haveli

Hotel Sangam, Thanjavur

All Meals

- Post breakfast, depart for Thanjavur. - At Thanjavur explore the Brihadeeshwara Temple (Living Chola temple) - Check-in at the hotel in Thanjavur. Lunch - Post lunch, explore the Maratha Palace Complex and the Saraswati Mahal Library - Dinner & overnight stay at Thanjavur

Airavatesvar Temple Darasuram Silk Sarees Kumbakonam

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AC Coach

Haveli

Maison Perumal

All Meals

- 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 Pondicherry - Arrive in Pondicherry. Check-in. - Dinner & Overnight stay at Pondicherry

Auroville Matrimandir French Quarter Walk

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Haveli

Maison Perumal

All Meals

- Sunrise at Paradise Beach. This is optional as today is a slightly hectic day. - Post breakfast, depart for Auroville. We will explore this unique global town. We will explore the visitors centre and the boutiques which sell products made in Auroville. We will also visit the Matrimandir view point to observe the golden orb. - Lunch in Auroville and depart for Pondicherry - We will explore the French Quarter of Pondicherry on foot on a guided tour called Window to French Culture - Dinner & Overnight stay at Pondicherry

UNESCO world heritage sites at Mahabalipuram

Private Vehicle

AC Coach

Breakfast, Lunch

- Post breakfast, check out and depart for Chennai. - Explore Mahabalipuram on the way. If time permits we will also visit the Madras Crocodile Bank and Dakshin Chitra Museum en route - Tour ends at the Chennai Airport

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Inclusions

  • 1 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 Thanjavur on Double Sharing (AC Deluxe Rooms)
  • 2 Nights stay in Pondicherry on Double Sharing (AC Heritage Rooms)
  • All Meals (Starting from Dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 7)
  • 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, French quarter, Mahabalipuram etc.
  • Light & Sound Show at Madurai Palace
  • Taxes 

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


HOW TO REACH

We start our tour from Madurai airport on Monday, 26 September. We will help with the flight suggestions from Pune/Mumbai to Madurai on 26 September and Chennai to Pune/Mumbai on 2 October. For participants coming from other cities, we will help with corresponding flights.


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