Overview

Route : Delhi-Chennai-Mamallapuram-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Karaikudi-Madurai-Rajakkad-Coonoor-Ooty-Coimbatore-Delhi

Tamil Nadu has found a place in the New York Times’ list of 52 places to go in 2016 and has been correctly described as the gateway to India’s cultural core.
From the astounding architectural brilliance of the intricately built temples of Mamallapuram, Tanjore and Madurai to the quaint villages and spicy meals of Chettinad to the lush green Nilgiri mountains, beautiful Tamilnadu, a classical civilization that continues to thrive today  is a fascinating destination and a treasure trove of history, culture and nature - waiting to be discovered.

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15 Nights 16 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 1 Night: Stay in Delhi Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Chennai Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Mamallapuram Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Pondicherry Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Thanjavur Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Karaikudi Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Madurai Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Rajakkad Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 2 Nights: Stay in Coonoor Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • 1 Night: Stay in Ooty Hotel, incl. CP (Breakfast)
  • All transfers by exclusive car as per travel plan
  • Knowledgeable English speaking guide at Chennai, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Thanjavur, Karaikudi, Madurai
  • All monument entry fees

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any accommodation not mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any meals not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any guide charges not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any activities not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Monument entry fees, permits for visiting restricted areas not specifically mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Personal expenses: Tips/Gratuities, Laundry, Communication (phone, internet, mail), beverages, portage
  • Travel Insurance and Medical expenses
Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi

  • Transfer to Hotel
  • Rest and relax
  • Overnight at Delhi

Day 2 – Delhi-Chennai

  • Transfer to Chennai by Air
  • Afternoon Chennai Sightseeing 
  • Overnight at Chennai

Day 3 – Chennai - Kancheepuram-Mamallapuram

  • Transfer to Mamallapuram ( 60 km / 1.5 hrs), on the way visit 
    • Kancheepuram
  • Overnight at Mamallapuram

Day 4 – Mamallapuram 

  • Explore Mamallapuram (UNESCO Heritage)  
    • Shore Temple
    • Five Rathas
    • Arjuna’s Penance
    • Varaha Caves 
    • Krishmna’s Butterball
  • Overnight at M,amallapuram

Day 5 – Mamallapuram-Pondicherry

  • Transfer to Pondicherry ( 120 km / 3 hrs) 
    • Rest and relax in Pondicherry
  • Overnight at Pondicherry

Day 6 – Pondicherry  

  • Explore Pondicherry 
    • Pondicherry French Quarters
    • Pondicherry Tmil Quarters
    • Mannakula Vinayaka Temple
    • Pondicherry Promenade
  • Overnight at Pondicherry

Day 7 – Pondicherry - Tanjore

  • Transfer to Tanjore (170 km / 4 hrs)
  • Explore Tanjore  
    • Brihadeshwara Temple (UNESCO Heritage)
  • Overnight Tanjore

Day 8 – Tanjore

  • Explore Tanjore
    • Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple  (UNESCO Heritage)
  • Overnight Tanjore

Day 9 – Tanjore - Karaikudi

  • Transfer to Karaikudi (100 km / 2.5 hrs)
  • Karaikudi Sightseeing
  • Overnight in Karaikudi

Day 10 – Karaikudi - Madurai

  • Transfer to Madurai (100 km / 2.5 hrs)
  • Explore Madurai
    • Meenakshi Temple
  • Overnight Madurai

Day 11 – Madurai

  • Explore Madurai
    • Meenakshi Temple
    • Thirumala Nayaka Palace
    • Evening Ceremony
  • Overnight Madurai

Day 12 – Madurai-Rajakkad

  • Transfer to Rajakkad (145 km / 3.5 hrs)
  • Rest and relax in Rajakkad
  • Overnight Rajakkad

Day 13 – Rajakkad-Mettupalayam-Coonoor

  • Transfer to Mettupalayam (240 km / 6 hrs)
  • Ride UNESCO heritage toy train to Coonoor
  • Overnight in Coonoor

Day 14 – Coonoor

  • Rest and relax in Coonoor
  • Overnight in Coonoor

Day 15 – Coonoor-Ooty

  • Transfer to Ooty (20 km / 1 hrs) 
  • Rest and relax in Ooty
  • Overnight in Ooty

Day 16 – Ooty-Coimbatore-Delhi

  • Transfer to Coimbatore Airport ( 90 km / 3 hrs)
  • Fly to Delhi
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