- 1 Arrive Delhi
On arrival at airport / station and after collecting your baggage you have
to come out of the main exit gate, where our official representative shall
be waiting for you, holding a Placard Board by your Name, after meet and
greet our representative shall transfer you to pre booked hotel. Rest and
overnight at hotel.
Day - 2 Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, leave by car with Govt. approved language
speaking guide for the day tour of Delhi visiting Jamia Mosque, Red Fort,
Ghandi Samadi, walk through the small lanes of Chandni Chowk. After visiting
old Delhi stop for lunch in Connaught Place, which house many famous
restaurants of different cuisine. After lunch leave for the tour of New
Delhi Visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple drive past The Presidents House, Embassy
area, followed by visit to India Gate, Himayun Tomb, Bhai Temple (lotus
Temple) and Qutab Minar. Evening : Shopping + light and sound show. Dinner
and overnight at Hotel
Day - 3 Delhi - Chennai
429 Dep. 0955 Arr. 1225)
After breakfast Departure transfer to Airport to Board flight to Chennai -
The gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India
Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer
to hotel. After lunch at hotel, half day sightseeing tour, visiting Gandhi
Memorial, Kala Kshetra, Mylapore temple and Marine beach. Dinner and
overnite at hotel.
Day - 4 Chennai
After breakfast, proceed to Tirupathi. Lunch at local restaurant Tirupathi
is a temple town known for the famous ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara
(Lord of seven hills or Balaji, as he is affectionately known ) on the top
of the 860mts high Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not
only believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the country, but also the
richest of them all .Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara borrowed money
from the divine treasurer Kubera for his wedding expenses. He is still
paying back this debt which is why the pilgrims donate generously to the
temple funds. In the evening return to Chennai for dinner and overnite stay.
Day - 5 Chennai - Kanchipuram -
After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram ( 76 kms/01.50 hrs ) - is the ancient
capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124
shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th
century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara ,
Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram
is also famous for its silks. Lunch at local restaurant and later drive to
Mamallapooram and check in at hotel.
Afternoon visit the city - built in 7th century, earlier called
Mahabalipooram, this ancient Pallava port, is today the sight of several
antique sculptural marvels. In this ancient seaside town , shrines and huge
sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of
Pallava Kings in the region can be seen. The rock carvings depicting
mythological episodes - of demons, Gods and animals in battle and others -
are truly poems in stone. The only shore temple which remains here is the
spectacular two - spired shrine, unique because it houses both Lord Shiva
and the Lord Vishnu in its sanctum-sanctorum. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day - 6 Mamallapooram - Tiruvannamalai -
After breakfast drive to Tiruvannamallai(112kms/03hrs)- a pilgrim centre
with an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. After lunch at local restaurant,
proceed to Pondicherry (131kms/ 3.5hrs), which carries a strong whiff of the
French presence in India. This erstwhile French colony on the east coast of
South India merged with the rest of the country in 1954. Legend says that
Pondicherry is the place where St.Agasthaya settled down. Checkin, dinner
and over night at hotel.
Day - 7 Pondicherry
After breakfast drive to visit Aurbindo Ashram, the city of dawn, which is
10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo's ideas in
bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the
spirit and matter. After lunch at hotel, visit Auroville - a unique
experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where
men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. Dinner and over
night at hotel.
Day - 8 Pondicherry - Chidambaram -
After breakfast drive to Chidambaram(65kms/1.5hrs) also called as Thillai,
which has the famous Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum
covered with golden plates is located in the centre of the town covering an
area of 40 acres. In this temple, postures from the Bharatnatayam form of
dance are depicted in sculpture. Natraja is Lord Shiva as a cosmic dancer.
After lunch at local restaurant, drive to Thanjavur (104kms/03hrs) enroute
visiting the Brass factory at Kumbakonam. Tanjore once the capital of Chola
Kings, has the Brahadeswara temple(or the big temple of God).The temple
tower rises to a height of 15mts from a square base of 29 mts and then
tapers off, making a total of 66mts.Checkin, dinner and overnite at hotel .
- 9 Tanjore - Trichy
After breakfast leave for Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on
the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as
pilgrim centre, it is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Checkin at
hotel. After lunch city tour visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height
of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Dinner and
overnite at hotel.
Day - 10 Trichy - Madurai
After breakfast proceed to Madurai and checkin at hotel. The ancient city
of Madurai, some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as
a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. After lunch city
tour visiting - Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and
Gandhi museum. Dinner and overnite at hotel.
Day - 11 Madurai
After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram- the most sacred temple town of
India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to
have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it that Lord
Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for worship when he set
foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not return when the auspicious
hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam so that worship could be
performed in time, which is where the present day Ramanatha Swamy Temple
stands close to sea on the eastern side of the island. One of the twelve
Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and
the massive sculptured pillars lining them. Lunch at local restaurant.
Return to Madurai for dinner and overnite stay at hotel.
Day - 12 Madurai- Trivandrum
After breakfast drive to Trivandrum and check in at hotel. Afternoon at
Day - 13 Trivandrum
Kanyakumari - 87 kms/02.00 hrs)
After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari - is the land's end of India where
the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet.
An important pilgrim centre of India , it is famous for the Amman Temples -
a symbol of unity and sanctity - deidicated to the virgin Goddess , Kanya
Kumari. To its South - East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial , a
blend of all the architectural styles of India. Lunch at local restaurant.
Evening enjoy the beautiful sun set and later return to Trivandrum. Dinner
and overnite at hotel.
Day - 14 Tivandrum - Delhi
IC 168 Dep. 1520 Arr. 1955) After breakfast transfer to airport to connect
flight for onward journey. End of our services.