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.

15 Nights 16 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
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Best Time to visit and climate:
The best time for this trip is January - March. April onwards is summer when when the temperature increases and then the monsoon prevails from July to December. Novemebr - December sees the highest rainfall.

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What is NOT included in the tour

Personal expenses like laundry, tips & gratuity, telephone charges.
Flight or train tickets.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi
Transfer to Hotel. Rest and relax.
Day 2 – Delhi-Chennai
Transfer to Chennai by Air
Afternoon Chennai Sightseeing 
Day 3 – Chennai - Kancheepuram-Mamallapuram
Transfer to Mamallapuram ( 60 km / 1.5 hrs), on the way visit Kancheepuram
Day 4 – Mamallapuram 
Explore Mamallapuram (UNESCO Heritage)   : Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Varaha Caves , Krishmna’s Butterball.
Day 5 – Mamallapuram-Pondicherry
Transfer to Pondicherry ( 120 km / 3 hrs)
Rest and relax in Pondicherry
Day 6 – Pondicherry  
Explore Pondicherry  : Pondicherry French Quarters, Pondicherry Tmil Quarters, Mannakula Vinayaka Temple, Pondicherry Promenade.
Day 7 – Pondicherry - Tanjore
Transfer to Tanjore (170 km / 4 hrs)
Explore Tanjore  : Brihadeshwara Temple (UNESCO Heritage).
Day 8 – Tanjore
Explore Tanjore : Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple  (UNESCO Heritage)
Day 9 – Tanjore - Karaikudi
Transfer to Karaikudi (100 km / 2.5 hrs)
Karaikudi Sightseeing
Day 10 – Karaikudi - Madurai
Transfer to Madurai (100 km / 2.5 hrs)
Explore Madurai : Meenakshi Temple
Day 11 – Madurai
Explore Madurai : Meenakshi Temple, Thirumala Nayaka Palace, Evening Ceremony.
Day 12 – Madurai-Rajakkad
Transfer to Rajakkad (145 km / 3.5 hrs)
Rest and relax in Rajakkad.
Day 13 – Rajakkad-Mettupalayam-Coonoor
Transfer to Mettupalayam (240 km / 6 hrs)
Ride UNESCO heritage toy train to Coonoor.
Day 14 – Coonoor
Rest and relax in Coonoor
Day 15 – Coonoor-Ooty
Transfer to Ooty (20 km / 1 hrs)
Rest and relax in Ooty
Day 16 – Ooty-Coimbatore-Delhi
Transfer to Coimbatore Airport ( 90 km / 3 hrs)
Fly to Delhi and transfer to international airport.

Route Map