South India Temple Tour 7 days

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

Your voyage to South India Temples will begin from the colonial port Chennai. Explore the city and advance to visit Kanchipuram the city of thousand temple & Mahabalipuram. Further drive to Pondicherry the French colonial town and visit Aurovil. Continue to visit UNESCO WHS of the Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram & Thanjavur. See some largest active temples in India at Trichy and Madurai.


Day 1 Arrive Chennai

On arrival at Chennai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Later visit Fort St. George, St Mary's Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Chennai - Mahabalipuram (120kms)

Drive to Mahabalipuram via visiting Kanchipuram Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Varadharaja temple, Vaikundhaperumal temple & Kamakshiamman temple. Continue drive to Mahabalipuram check in at hotel. Later visit Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120kms)

Drive to Pondicherry check in at hotel. Later 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.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Pondicherry - Thanjavur (180kms)

Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)

Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. After sightseeing drive to Trichy check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Trichy - Madurai (135kms)

Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Madurai - Deaprture

As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 6 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Daily breakfast & 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
  • Chennai x 1 Night ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 Night Raj Park/ MGM East Woods DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 Night The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Maduraix 1 Night Astoria by Sparsa/ Madurai‚Äôs Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Maduraix 1 Night GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Maduraix 1 Night Heritage Madurai/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 Night Ideal Beach Resort/ Confluence The Banquet & Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 Night INDeco Hotels/ Mamalla Beach Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mahabalipuram x 1 Night Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay/ Fisherman's Cove DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherryx 1 Night Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherryx 1 Night Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherryx 1 Night Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thnjorex 1 Night Grand Gardenia/ Oriental Towers DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thnjorex 1 Night Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Thnjorex 1 Night Svatma DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Trichy x 1 Night Red Fox Hotel/ Grand Gardenia DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Trichy x 1 Night Sangam Hotels DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Madurai - Chennai flight fare approx INR 4,500 per person in economy class
  • 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, French, German
(Other than English guide subject to availability at additional cost)


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: Madurai Airport

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)



Covid-19 measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

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 $603 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure