Famous as the city of thousand temples, Kanchipuram has been considered as the religious capital of the country due to the presence of several famous temples and the establishment of the Kamakotipeedam by the religious leader Adi Sankara.
Apart from this Kanchipuram has been synonymous for its silk sarees which have come to be known as Kanchipuram Sarees.
Kanchipuram is located about 75 km form Chennai. The nearest airport is of course Chennai airport. A series of well built roads connect Kanchipuram to Chennai. Taxi services or bus services can be taken to this city. Trains can also be taken to Kanchipuram.
Sightseeing in Chennai
Shopping in Kanchipuram
Exploring world's largest Bas Relief- 'Krishna Mandapam'
Visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry
Tanjore Sightseeing with a visit to Brihadisvara Temple, a World Heritage Monument
On reaching Chennai International Airport, our tour representative greet you a warm welcome. Transfer to the hotel and check in at 12:00 noon. Freshen up and stay overnight here.
Day 2 - Chennai Sightseeing
According to our Tamil Nadu Travel Package, get set for sightseeing in Chennai. Must-visit places in the capital city includes Fort St. George, built in 1653; St. Mary's Church(oldest Anglican Church in India); Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Shri Kapaliswara Temple and St Thomas Cathedral Basilica, constructed in 1606. We will offer you tea-break and lunch in a popular restaurant in Chennai. Back to hotel and stay overnight.
Day 3 - Chennai-Kanchipuram
Today, drive to Kanchipuram, situated 76 kms away from Chennai. The city is home to at least 1000 temples and is one of the seven holy abode for devout Hindus. Apart from visiting most remarkable temples, explore the place famous for its 400 years old silk weaving technique. Back to hotel and stay overnight. The post lunch period will follow shopping in Kanchipuram. The city is well-known for offering Kanchipuram sarees and handloom products at reasonable rate.
Day 4 - Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram
Early morning, after breakfast, drive to south of Chennai and reach Mahabalipuram. Once the ancient port of Pallavas, Mahabalipuram treasures some marvelous monuments, caves, sculptured panels and temples, all of which date back to Pallavas dynasty in South India. Explore world's largest Bas Relief- 'Krishna Mandapam', which has been embellished with images of Gods, birds, animals etc. After lunch, enjoy a trip to the 8th century old Shore Temple, constructed in Dravidian style of architecture. Back to hotel and stay overnight here.
Day 5 - Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry
Day 5 will offer you the attraction of Pondicherry, situated 135 kms away from Mahabalipuram. After 3 hours long drive, our tour guide will escort visitors to a cozy hotel in Pondicherry. After an hour of refreshment, take time to explore Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the religious Heart Church. Back to hotel and stay overnight here.
Day 6 - Pondicherry to Chidambaram to Tanjore
This morning drive to Tanjore, situated 175 kms away from Pondicherry. En route visit Chidambram and explore the place dedicated to Lord Nataraja. After lunch hour in Chidambram, proceed towards Tanjore. On reaching, check-in at the hotel and stay overnight here.
Day 7 - Tanjore Sightseeing
Today, get set to explore tourist places in Tanjore. Visit the Big Temple of Brihadisvara, a World Heritage Monument. It is remarkable for its architecture, which resembles the design of Egyptian Pyramids. Explore the nook and corner of Art Gallery and Mahal Library within the Tanjore Palace. Back to hotel and stay overnight here.
Day 8 - Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)
Early morning drive to Trichy, also known as Tiruchirappali. It is located 56 kms away from Trichy. The place is home to a number of Hindu temples and churches. On reaching, transfer your luggage at the already booked hotel and freshen. After feeding yourself, get set to explore the Rock Fort Temple, which date back to more than 3, 800 million years. Enjoy the architecture of the three temples, located inside the fort. Visit the nearby Manuka Vinyakar Temple and the Uchhi Pillaiyaar Temple. Enjoy an exclusive bird's eye view of the colorful town of Tiruchirappalli. Back to hotel and enjoy great hospitality offered by the hotel administration.
Day 9 - Srirangam Island(5kms from Trichy)
This early morning, drive to Srirangam Island, located 5 kms away from Trichy(Tiruchirapalli). Visit the famous Sri Ranganathaswamy temple and the pious Amma Mandapam Ghat, where rituals and ceremonies are held each new day. Also, make a visit to the temple museum at Srirangam. The building treasures some great collection of ivory sculptures of Lord Vishnu, Nayak Kings, copper plates, Palm Leaf inscriptions and many more, which indicate the days of bygone eras. Back to hotel and stay overnight.
Day 10 - Madurai
Today, as per schedule, enjoy a sightseeing tour to Madurai. The temple town in Tamil Nadu is situated 128 kms away from Trichy. Visit the popular Meenakshi temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. Post lunch period will follow shopping in Madurai. The city shops are best known for handloom sarees, brass ware, wood carvings and handicraft items. Get best pick for yourself and your dear ones. Back to hotel and stay overnight.
Day 11 - Madurai -Chennai-Departure
Time to leave for Chennai International Airport. We will help you catch flight from Madurai to Chennai and as well from Chennai to your onward destination. Happy Journey!