South India Tourism
Itinerary: Chennai – Covelong – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Periyar
Duration: 05 Nights/06 Days
Day 01 Abroad – Chennai – Covelong
Welcome to India! Arrive Madras International airport, On arrival, meet assist at the airort by our representative. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Covelong
Fullday sightseeing tour of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Covelong – Pondicherry
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry (162 kms/4 hrs) Tour of Pondicherry – visiting Botanical garden, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Later visit township of Auroville or the city of Dawn. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Pondicherry – Tanjore
After breakfast drive to Tanjore (177 kms/4 ½ hrs) Upon arrival at Tanjore – check into hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Tanjore. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai
After breakfast drive to Madurai (190 kms/5½ hrs) enroute visiting Trichy City tour of Trichy – visit the ‘Rock Fort Temple’ which rises abruptly to a height of 273 ft. A steep staircase cut into the rock leads upto the Fort. The next storey is the Mathrubhuteshwarer Shrine dedicated to Shiva. Finally at the top of the hill, the ‘Uchhi Pillayar Koil’ – a Ganesh Temple offering a commanding view of the city. Evening visit of the Meenakshi temple – Leave the hotel for the temple by cycle rickshaws. At 9 PM, attend the night ceremony at the temple. The procession is accompanied by religious prayer and temple music. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Madurai – Periyar
Morning city tour of Madurai visit the Meenakshi temple one of the biggest temple complexes in India. After breakfast drive to Periyar (177 kms/5 hrs) Upon arrival at Periyar – check into hotel.