Chennai – Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Vellore - Tiruvannamalai - Gingee - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda - Darasuram - Kumbhakonam - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Kodaikanal - Mysore - Srirangapattana - Somanthpur - Hassan - Halebid-Belur- Hospet - Aihole - Pattakadakals - Badami - Bijapur - Gulbarga - Hyderabad
Tamilnadu is a dream holiday destination and noted for its rich cultural heritage that conserved in many forms be it the architectural lavishness of its glorious forts, palaces and religious influences in its several temples, mosques and churches; spicy and tempting cuisines to various colourful and lively festivals, Tamilnadu has it all!!!!
Undeniably all of this and a lot more make South India one of the most favoured cultural destinations of the world. So celebrate this diversity with Esthetic Tamil Nadu Cultural Tour that will exhibit the best of South India and takes you to the journey of vivid cultural, natural beauty and architectural splendor of South India.
Arrive in Chennai Airport. There you will be received and assisted by ‘Travelogy India’ representative and guided to your hotel. You will be welcomed at hotel. On arrive check in to hotel and relax for the day. Evening proceed to visit Kapaleeswarar Temple, Fort St George and Marina beach. After sightseeing back to hotel and overnight stay.
Morning post breakfast drive to Kanchipuram. Enroute visit the Mahabalipuram sightseeing. Places to admire at Mahabalipuram is Arjuna’s Penance, caves of Mahabalipuram, Rathas, Krishna Mandapam and Shore Temple.
Post Mahabalipuram continue your drive to Kanchipuram and overnight stay.
Post breakfast begin your architectural journey of Kanchipuram. Places to visit here are Ekambareshwarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Sri Kamakshi Temple and Varadarajaswamy Temple. Post Kanchipuram, leave for Tiruvannamalai. Enroute visit to Vellore fort and Golden Temple. Followed by drive to Tirruvannamalai. Check in to hotel and overnight stay.
This morning pay your visit to Annamalaiyar Temple dedicated to the deity Shiva located in the towns of Tiruvannamalai, followed by drive to Pondicherry. Enroute visit to Gingee Fort. Drive till Pondicherry and overnight stay.
Today, admire a city which houses many temples, colonial buildings, churches, temples and historical statues, famous landmarks are French war memorial, Mahatma Gandhi’s statue, Park Monument. Apart from this landmark famous things to visit are Auroville Township(City of Dawn), Aurobindo Ashram and relax at Promenade beach.
Evening we will take you on Heritage walk in French colony. Drop back to hotel, Overnight at Pondicherry.
Early morning post breakfast drive to Kumbhakonam. Enroute visit the Natraj Temple of Chidambaram, Gangaikonda, Cholapuram Brihadeeswarar Temple and Darasuram Airatesvara Temple.
Post sightseeing drive to Kumbhakonam. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kumbhakonam.
Morning post breakfast, proceed to visit the Kumbhakonam Brass factory - Brass is the symbol of our enriched history of art and culture and Adi Kumbhakeshwar Temple dedicated to the deity Shiva and is represented by the lingam. Later Continue drive to Tanjore and check in to hotel. Later proceed to visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple and Tanjore Art Gallery. Post Tanjore drop back to hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast leave for Madurai. Enroute visit to Ranganatha Temple & Rockfort Temple. Continue your drive to Madurai. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight.
This morning proceed to visit renowned Hindu Temple of Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, known as Meenakshi and her consort Shiva, here named Sundareswar. Followed by Visit of Tirumalai Nayak Palace. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian, Islamic styles.
Post dinner attend evening tradition of Meenakshi Temple known as Night ceremony. During ceremony palanquin of god Shiva would be carried in a palanquin from his shrine to his residing place.
Post breakfast at hotel, leave for Kodaikanal. After 3 hours of drive arrives at picturesque hills station. Here visit Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s walk, Bear Shola falls. Rest of the day relax at hotel.
Early morning leave for Mysore, it is long drive of almost 7.5hrs check in to hotel and relax at hotel, Night spend at Mysore.
Post breakfast, begin Mysore sightseeing with Chamundeshwari Temple located on Chamundeshwari hill then head to enormous Mysore palace followed by Brindavan garden. In the evening, enjoy light and sound show of Brindavan garden.
Morning after breakfast, drive to Hassan. Enroute visit to Srirangapattana Palace, Chennakesava Temple Somnathpuram. Continue drive to Hassan. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight.
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion of Halebid, it is famous for temple complex comprises Hindu as well as Jain Temples. Later head for excursion of Belur. Belur is beautifully set on banks of Yagachi river, amidst lush surroundings. Main attraction of Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex. Post excursion back to Hassan.
Morning post breakfast drive to Hospet. Enroute visit to Shravanbelagola. This place is famous for statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Śravaṇa Beḷgoḷa is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism. After Shravanbelagola drop to Hospet.
Morning after breakfast proceed for Hampi sightseeing. Hampi group of monuments are world renowned destination for its ruins which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage site. After Hampi excursion back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Hospet.
After breakfast drive to Badami. Enroute visit to Aihole and Pattadakal. Aihole is tranquil place on bank of Malaprabha river. There are several temples in Aihole. These Aihole temples are dedicated to Hindu, Jain as well as Buddhism religion.
Post Aihole comes another place Pattakadakal which has beautifully chiselled group of monuments. Pattadakal monuments are listed as World Heritage site. Post sightseeing continue to drive to Badami on arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Badami.
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Badami. It has caves and temples. The caves are considered an example of Indian rock cut architecture. Badami caves temples are complex of Hindu, Jain as well as Buddhist Temple. These temple are listed in UNESCO world Heritage sites. Evening back to hotel and stay overnight at Badami.
After breakfast drive to Gulbarga. En route visit to Bijapur known as Agra of South. Visit the Gol Gumbaz & Bijapur fort. After Bijapur sightseeing, continue your drive to Gulbarga. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast, proceed to visit the Gulbarga Fort which is unique structure built in Persian architectural style. Continue your drive to Hyderabad en route visit to Bidar Fort. It has historical importance because of its structure in and around. Apart from its fort Bidar is also famous for Bidriware. Bidriware is a metal handicraft from Bidar. Continue drive to Hyderabad. On arrive check in to hotel and stay overnight.
Time to explore the city of Nizam’s. Hyderabad has variety of attractions like Charminar, Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tomb and Birla Mandir. In the evening visit paradise restaurant which is world famous for its Biryani. Post sightseeing back to hotel and stay overnight at Hyderabad.
Morning post breakfast, Travelogy India representative will assist you to transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.