Cultural Tour of Tamil Nadu


05 Nights / 06 Days

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Tour Description


‘Cultural Tour of Tamil Nadu’ is the well-designed itinerary, which give you the chance to explore Tamil Nadu, the land of glorious history culture and tradition along with natural beauty of the beaches and hills multi-religious pilgrimage sites.  Also shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka. It is known as the temple city of India, apart from this the state is also offers the stunning beauty of the nature such as its glorious beaches, lush green forests, magnificent hill stations, the state has everything which attracts the number of tourists every year. While exploring these places apart from the history you will also get an opportunity to take blessings from various oldest temples.  You will also explore the colonial heritage, scenic beaches and historical museums as well during the tour. The duration of the tour is 05 nights and 06 days covering the cities such as Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tanjore.


Day 01: Chennai (Arrival)
Upon arrival in Chennai, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotels. Check in to your pre-booked hotel. After finishing check-in formalities. Rest day is free at leisure. In the evening, visit local markets of Chennai. Have your dinner. 
Overnight Stay in hotel.
Day 02: Chennai - Mahabalipuram (Mammalapuram) (By Road-60 Kilometres)
Today after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Chennai covering Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and some museums housed with a fine collection of stone sculptures and bronze sculptures. 
In the afternoon, leave by road fordrive towards Mahabalipuram. It is also known as Mamallapuram, it is a historical town and this 7th century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. It is also a great destination for lazy beach holiday with sea, sand and sun.
On reaching Mahabalipuram, check-in at your pre-booked hotels. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram 
After breakfast, proceed to the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. During the tour you will cover the 7th century architectural marvels- Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas and Shore Temple. Later, return back to the hotel. Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (By Road-74 Kilometres)
After having an early breakfast, proceed for Kanchipuram, it is a traditional pilgrim for Hindus. Historically, Kanchipuram was a centre of education. It is also conceded as Kanchipuram remains one of India’s seven mokshapuries (to reach final attainment). The place is renowned for its ancient temples along with the legacy of Kanchivaram saaries as well. During this tour you will visit some well-known temples such as shiva Kanchi. Kamakshi amman temple, kailasnath temple tec.
After exploring the kanchi, return back to the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Kanchi.
Day 05: Mahabalipuram – Tanjore (By Road-280 Kilometres)
After having an early breakfast, drive straight to Tanjore. It is the popular city of  Tamil Nadu and an important centre of South Indian Art, culture and religion. It is the home of Tanjore paintings. Apart from this Great Living Chola Temples is one of the most popular temple of the region which come under UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. 
On reaching Tanjore, check-in to your pre booked hotel. After freshen up, proceed for a guided city tour of Tanjore including major tourist destinations such as the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple. In the evening return to the hotel for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Departure
Today, in the morning, you will be transferred to the international airport/railway station to board flight/train for onward journey. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.
Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights:
  1. Enjoy the Guided tour of Chennai- Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and art museums
  2. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram’- Arjuna’s Penance, Five Rathas and Shore Temple
  3. Explore Kanchipuram including well known temples like shiva Kanchi, Kamakshi amman temple, kailasnath temple tec.
  4. Explore Great Living Chola Temples – A UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, visit Vijayanagar Fort,Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple
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