Legacies of Drividanadu is the most popular amongst the 'tamilnadu tour packages' and this tours takes you to to the top 'tamilnadu temples', 'tamilnadu tourist places' etc.,. This 'South India Tour' is famous amongst the global India visitors as it covers all major 'places to visit in tamilnadu' from the north to extreme south. Taking the famous route of Chennai to Kovalam via Kanchipuram, Mahablipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Tanjore, Trichirapalli, Madurai, Kanyakumari. Savour the history, heritage, sclupture, cuisine etc., This famous 'South India Tour' can be modified to suit your interest.
Day 01     Arrive Chennai
On arrival at Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu and the thriving metropolis, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon half day Chennai city tour today covering Marina Beach, St George Fort, Museum etc, Overnight at Chennai.
Day 02     Chennai- Kanchipuram-Mahabalipuram
After breakfast visit Kapalaeaswara temple at Mylapore and drive onward to Kanchipuram, one of the seven holiest cities in India which is rightly called as city of thousand temples. The sightseeing tour takes you to important temples like Kamatchi Amman temple, Kailasanathar temple and Ekambareshwar temple (Where Lord Shiva is worshipped as Land), the temples which are storehouse of ancient architecture and sculptures. Kanchipuram is equally famous for its silk sarees and you have some time to check on the same before driving to Mahabalipuram. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Mahabalipuram.(B)
Day 03     Mahabalipuram-Pondicherry
After breakfast, the Mahabalipuram sightseeing showcases the architectural wonders of this town which was once a thriving port during the Pallava dynasty rule. The tour of UNESCO site takes you to important monuments like Pancha Pandava Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, Cave temples and sea shore temple etc.. Later drive onward to Pondicherry - Once a French colony which retains the old age charm even now. Overnight at Pondicherry(B)
Day 04     Pondicherry sightseeing.
After breakfast the sightseeing tour takes you to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinayagar temple, Park Monument, Notre Dame Church, Sacred Heart church, Dupleix Statue etc., Afternoon go on a short excursion to Auroville - An international township devoted to the experiment in human unity. Evening stroll around the beach promenade and may be you can also have a dinner in local French Restaurant. Overnight in Pondicherry(B)
Day 05     Pondicherry - Chidambaram- Gangaikonda Cholapuram- Darasuram- Tanjore.
After early breakfast drive to Chidambaram where Lord Shiva is worshipped as sky and the temple which is inseparable from worship, architecture, sculpture and performing arts of Tamilnadu for over two millennia. Later drive to Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple which is famous for its architectural and sculptural genius. For example the shadow of the Kalasam at top never falls on the ground at any time of the day, sunlight which falls on the nadhi gets reflected onto Linga thus keeping temple bright even when lights are not there. Later we continue our journey to Darasuram Airavatheshwara Temple which is the store house of ancient art and architecture and a UNESCO site. Later we retire for the day at Tanjore. Overnight at Tanjore.(B)
Day 06     Tanjore - Chettinad Resgion.
After a leisurely breakfast we visit Tanjore Brahadeswara temple (commonly called as Big Temple) which is an outstanding architectural marvel where you can wonder at the engineering skills that existed 1000 years back. Later drive to Karaikudi in Chettinad region, famous for its palatial mansions & Cuisine. Evening at leisure. May be you stroll around and explore the area. Overnight at Kanadukathan area of Chettinad, (B)
DAY 07     Chettinad Area to Madurai
After breakfast, the sightseeing takes you to Raja's Palace, Museum, Home based weaving units, railway station with Raja's special waiting room, a Athangudi Terracotta tiles making units, World war time Aerodrome (Now a storage unit) etc., Later drive to Madurai, the temple city which has the history of over 2500 Years. . Evening you have some time to stroll around this ancient city and even try out some local delicacies for the dinner. Overnight at Madurai. (B)
Day 08     Madurai
After breakfast the sightseeing tour takes you to places like Thiru Malai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Memorial Museum, St Mary's Cathedral, The market area etc., May be you can even take a Rickshaw ride near the temple. Evening we visit Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, which is world famous for its architectural and spiritual magnificence. Enjoy the beauty of various gopurams which has thousands of stone figures of animals, gods and demons, halls with various sculptures and various shrines dedicated to different deities. Later you can witness the temple ceremony. May be late in the evening you can go out for dinner and check-out local delicacies. Overnight in Madurai.(B)
Day 09     Madurai-Kanyakumari
After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari (220 Kms, 5 Hrs), the beautiful town which is the southernmost tip of India. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing takes you to places like Vivekanada Rock, Thiruvaluvar Statue etc and you have ample time to go around the beach area to shop for shells and souvenirs. Eveneing watch the famous sunset in Kanyakumarai where three great oceans meet. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Kanyakumari (B)
Day 10     Kanyakumari to Kovalam (90 Kms, 2 Hrs)
After breakfast we drive to Padmanabhapuram Palace loacted close to Kerala border to understand the history of Travancore Kingdom. Late we continue our drive to Kovalam, a exotic beach destination famous for its palm fringed bays & it's exotic tropical beauty. Rest of to unwind completely and enjoy the serenity of the beach. Overnight at Kovalam(B)
Day 11     Trivandrum Sight Seeing. At leisure in Kovalam.
After breakfast you have a sightseeing tour of Trivandrum covering places like Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Non Hindus not permitted inside), Temple Museum and the city museum complex which houses the Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier Museum (Complex closed on Fri). Later drive back to Kovalam. The afternoon is at leisure to relax by the beach side listening to the rhythms of the waves and wondering at the magic of the Symphony played by the Arabian sea. Overnight in Kovalam(B)
Day 12    Kovalam Departure
After breakfast you have some free time for last minute photo and packing sessions. By noon we transfer you to TRIVANDRUM airport or rail station for your return journey. We sincerely believe that you will go back with lovely memories and happy moments.
Tour Joining Instructions
To take this 'tamilnadu tour package' arrive Chennai airport (MAA) or Chennai Railway Station (MAS) in the forenoon. Incase you are arriving in the midnight from International destinations we suggest you take one night pre tour accommodation. You can depart from Trivandrum Airport (TRV) or Trivandrum Railway Station (TVC) any time.
Trip Ideas from our Trip makers
We have mentioned common sight seeing in the above program. If you have any specific requirement in mind or any additional places to visit do let us know and we will do everfything possible to accommodate the same.