|Fort & Temples Tour Packages – Tamil Nadu|
|Tamil Nadu, formerly known as the Coromandel Coast, is the 11th largest state in India occupying 4% of the country’s total area. The state represents the heart of the Dravidian Culture in India, which precedes the Aryan culture by over a thousand years.
Tamil Nadu has a rich tradition of art, literature and poeting dating back centuries before the birth of Christ. Splendid temples and historic sites that dot the region bear witness to the architectural skill of the Tamils since time immemorial. Tamil Nadu, the land of Tamils and Temples is situated on the southern tip of the Indian Peninsula, bounded on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the South by Indian Ocean, on the west by Kerala and Karnataka and on the north by Andhra Pradesh.This gateway to the South, offers everything that excites a visitor…clean and quite unspoilt hill stations, beautiful
Day -1 – Chennai
Arrival at Chennai meet and assistance at the airport by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Later in the evening enjoy the drive through Marina Beach-considered one of the longest beaches in the world, the Marina is about 12 Kms long and is the favorite place for evening promenades. Overnight at the hotel in Chennai.
Day – 2 – Chennai
High Court & Light House: Built in 1892,it is said to be the largest judicial builting in the world after the courts of London.
St.Andrews Church: The Kirk as its popularly referred to, with a 55m steeple was completed in 1821 in the classical style.
St.Thomas Mount: Situated between the airport and the city, this tiny cave is where St.Thomas lived and preached when he came to India in 58 AD.
Day – 3 – Chennai – Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram itself, or Mammallapuram as it was originally called, is ancient sea port named after Mammala or Narasimha Varman 1,the Pallava ruler who set up his capital here and established a center of sculpture and art in the seventh century AD.
One very good reason for driving down to Mahabs is the drive itself. There are more than 40 carved monuments here but the must-see are Shore Temple, the great open -air bas relief called Arjunna’s Penance and the Five Ratha.
Crocodile Bank -A unique wildlife park created by famous conservationist Romulus Whitaker, it saves several crocodile and Alligator species from extinction.
Day – 4 – Mahabalipuram
Day – 5 – Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry
Walking is the best way to see Pondicherry.A walk around the white Town-begin at the southern end of Goubert Salai, also known as Beach Road-will take you past most of Pondicherry’s sights: the palace de la Republique, the Light house, the French War Memorial, the statue of Joan of Arc, the church of Our Lady of the Angels, the Pondicherry Museum and the Government Garden.
Day – 6 – Pondicherry
(1) The Aurobindo Ashram: This ashram is now one of the most popular and affluent in India today.
(2) The Pondicherry Museum: This building with its huge rooms, wide windows and high ceilings is itself worth a visit.
(3) Shopping: Pondicherry is excellent for pottery, handmade paper products, candles, incense sticks and other new age accoutrements.
Day – 7 – Pondicherry –Trichy
Travel by road to Trichy, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight in Trichy.
Day – 8 – Trichy
Day – 9 – Trichy – Thanjavur
Day – 10 – Thanjavur –Swamimali – Thanjavur
Day – 11 – Thanjavur-Madurai
Day – 12 – Madurai
Day – 13 – Madurai-Kodaikannal
Day – 14 – Kodaikannal
Day – 15 – Kodaikannal-Madurai
beaches, magnificent temples with towering gopurams, waterfalls, historical monuments, art, culture, heritage and much more.