Pondicherry Thanjore & Trichy 5 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

South India is noted as a “world-class temple destination” for a huge collection of temples of which many are UNESCO world heritage site. It’s profusely built stones figures carved and aesthetically designed temples are unique in their architectural brilliance and known for rich sources of religious teachings. In this tour you will visit the marvelous temples in Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Chidambaram, Thanjore in Tricy along with Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.


Day 1 Chennai - Pondicherry (235kms)

Pick up from your hotel or Chennai airport and drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple & Kamakshiamman temple. Further drive to Mahabalipuram and visit Monolithic Temples Five Rathas an excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. Krishnas Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline. 7th century Cave Temples cut and decorated with panels in the Mamalla style. Shore Temple built with blocks of granite in 7th century during the rule of King Narsimha-Varman II Rajasimha the temple complex consisting of two Siva temples and a carving of Anantasayana Vishnu. The Arjuna`s Penance an enormous rock-cut relief, one of the largest in the whole world. Continue drive to Pondicherry check in & overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Pondicherry (B)

Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets and colonial villas which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Evening to relax on the beach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 Pondicherry - Thanjavur (185kms) (B)

Drive to Thanjavur. Enroute visit Nataraja Temple dedicated to the dancing posture of Lord Shiva at Chidambaram. Constructed during the 10th century when Chidambaram used to be the capital of the Chola dynasty, the architecture of temple represents the link between arts and spirituality. dedicated to the dancing posture of Lord Shiva. Gangaikonda Cholapuram, temple complex which includes Nandi Mandapa, Alankar Mandapa, Maha Mandapa, Mukha Mandapa and Ardha Mandapa. And Darasuram Temple a storehouse of art and architecture with 85 feet high vimana. The front mandapam itself is in the form of a huge chariot drawn by horses. The temple has some exquisite stone carvings. The main deitys consort Periya Nayaki Amman temple is situated adjacent to Airavateshwarar temple. Airavateshwarar temple a storehouse of art and architecture. Arrive Thanjavur check in & overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms) (B)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple, built in the 10th century it is an outstanding example of Chola architecture and is listed in UNESCO world heritage site. The shrine is a 216 feet structure, the sanctum is dotted with paintings from the Chola and Nayak periods and the statue of Nandi the Bull welcomes at the entrance. Vijayanagar Fort built by Nayaks and partly by Maratha rulers during the early 1550 AD. Thanjavur Art Gallery, located in the Thanjavur Palace has an exquisite collection of ancient sculptures and coins. Saraswathi Mahal Library another section of the Palace where over 30,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts are preserved. Drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple the largest functional temple in the world. The temple complex along with the surrounding area covers a total area of 156 acres, there are 22 gopurams including India`s tallest 72 meters, 13 storey high. Many people have had a hand in its construction, including the Cheras, Pandyas, Cholas, Hoysalas and rulers from Vijayanagar. Rock Fort Temple the 83m high Rock Fort is the only outcrop in the flat land of the city. The rock is one of the oldest in the world-approximately 3800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas. Also visit Jambukeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it houses five concentric walls, and seven gopurams. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Trichy - Chennai (330kms) (B)

Drive to Chennai drop off to your hotel or airport.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 4 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Pondicherry x 2 night 3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 2 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 2 night 5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 3* - Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thanjore x 1 night 5* - Svatma DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Trichy x 1 night 3* - Red Fox Hotel/ Grand Gardenia DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Trichy x 1 night 4* & 5* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Any flight tickets
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Chennai , Tamil Nadu, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Chennai Airport

Ends at: Chennai Airport

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)



Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $446 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure