Temple Towns Of Tamilnadu

Day 1 : Arrive Chennai

Upon arrival at Chennai transfer to your hotel. Afternoon proceed on a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George and the Government Museum. The rest of the evening is at leisure OR optionally you may visit 'Dakshinchitra'. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Chennai - Trichy

Transfer to railway station to depart for Trichy, the citadel of the Chola Dynasty. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. You later proceed on a sightseeing tour visiting the Rock Fort and the mystic Srirangam Island, a living example of the ancient temple towns of the South. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Trichy - Tanjore - Trichy

Proceed on a full day excursion to Tanjore (55 kms / 1.5 hrs) the ancient capital of Tamilnadu. Visit the famous Brihadeshwara Temple built in 10th Century and the Saraswati Mahal Library, which houses palm leaf & paper manuscripts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 : Trichy - Madurai

This morning you will drive to Madurai (142 kms / 2-3 hrs), Southern India's oldest city with a recorded history going back to the 6th century BC This afternoon you will visit the ruins of the Tirumal Nayak Palace and world famous Meenakshi Temple, the most perfect example of Dravidian architecture. Later this evening you may revisit the Temple for the evening Aarti ceremony. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 : Madurai

Day at leisure OR you may take an optional full day excursion to Rameshwaram. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Depart Madurai

Transfer to the airport / railway station.