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Tamil Nadu Temples & French Colonial Splendor Tour


5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of South India with our “Tamil Nadu Temples & French Colonial Splendor Tour.” This immersive 6-day exploration begins in Chennai, where you’ll delve into the city’s vibrant heritage before venturing to Vellore, Trichy, and Thanjavur, renowned for their ancient temples and architectural marvels. Witness the grandeur of Brihadeeswarar Temple and the tranquility of Thanjavur Maratha Palace. Continuing to Pondicherry, immerse yourself in its unique blend of French colonial charm and Indian culture. Explore the French Quarter’s quaint streets, visit Auroville’s iconic Matrimandir, and uncover the spiritual and architectural treasures of Mahabalipuram. This journey promises an unforgettable fusion of history, spirituality, and cultural diversity in South India.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Twin/Double Room Discount (Auto calculated on more than 2people booking) 2 2 $ 258.00


Day 1: Arrive Chennai

Arrive in Chennai and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Chennai's heritage landmarks: Fort St. George: Explore the first English fortress in India, housing the Fort Museum with artifacts from the British colonial period. Kapaleeshwarar Temple: Visit this ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known for its impressive Dravidian architecture and colorful gopurams. Marina Beach: Enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the longest urban beaches in the world, bustling with activity and offering panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal.

Day 2: Chennai - Vellore (140kms)

Depart Chennai after breakfast for Vellore. Enroute, explore the temples of Kanchipuram: Kailasanathar Temple: Marvel at the oldest temple in Kanchipuram dedicated to Lord Shiva, renowned for its exquisite architecture and intricate sculptures. Ekambareswarar Temple: Visit this vast temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, featuring a thousand-pillared hall and a majestic mango tree believed to be over 3,000 years old. Continue to Vellore, known for its ancient temples and the impressive Vellore Fort: Vellore Fort: Discover the 16th-century fort complex with its grand ramparts, moat, and the Jalakanteswarar Temple known for its architectural beauty and historical significance. Visit the Golden Temple (Sripuram): Experience the spiritual ambiance of this golden shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi Narayani, adorned with intricate gold leaf work.

Day 3: Vellore - Trichy (280kms)

After breakfast, travel to Trichy. Enroute, visit: Arunachaleswarar Temple, Tiruvannamalai: Pay homage at one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, nestled at the foothills of Arunachala. Ramana Ashram: Explore the tranquil ashram where Ramana Maharshi, the renowned sage, lived and taught spiritual wisdom. Arrive in Trichy, a bustling city famous for its temples and cultural heritage.

Day 4: Trichy - Thanjavur (60kms)

After breakfast, visit: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam: Explore the sprawling temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu, known for its architectural grandeur and religious significance. Rock Fort Temple: Climb the 83-meter-high rock formation to visit the ancient rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, offering panoramic views of Trichy. Depart for Thanjavur, renowned for: Brihadeeswarar Temple: Marvel at the UNESCO-listed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, showcasing Dravidian architecture at its zenith with a towering vimana and intricate sculptures. Thanjavur Maratha Palace: Visit the royal palace complex featuring the Saraswathi Mahal Library, housing a vast collection of ancient manuscripts, palm leaf paintings, and sculptures.

Day 5: Thanjavur - Pondicherry (180kms)

Depart for Pondicherry after breakfast. Enroute, visit: Darasuram: Explore the Airavatesvara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its intricate carvings and rich architectural details. Gangaikondacholapuram: Discover the historic temple complex built by the Chola dynasty, showcasing architectural brilliance and cultural heritage. Chidambaram: Visit the Nataraja Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer, renowned for its spiritual significance and architectural splendor. Arrive in Pondicherry, renowned for its: French colonial architecture: Explore the French Quarter (Ville Blanche) with its charming streets lined with colonial-era buildings, boutiques, and cafes.

Day 6: Pondicherry - Chennai (160kms)

After breakfast, explore more of Pondicherry: Auroville: Visit this unique township promoting unity and sustainable living. Explore the Matrimandir, an architectural marvel symbolizing human unity and spiritual significance. Depart Pondicherry for Chennai. Enroute, visit Mahabalipuram: Shore Temple: Admire the ancient rock-cut temples facing the sea, showcasing Pallava architecture and intricate carvings. Pancha Rathas: Explore the monolithic rock-cut temples, each carved from a single granite rock. Arjuna's Penance: View the massive bas-relief sculpture depicting scenes from Hindu mythology and daily life. Return to Chennai in the afternoon, concluding the tour with unforgettable memories of South India's rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star below mentioned hotels or similar Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park Trichy - Sangam Hotels Thnjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa

How many person will be in the group ?

There could be upto 10 people in the group.

Does this tour include airport pick ?

Yes, you can arrive on any flight and private airport transfer will be provided.

How do travelers meet the group ?

On first day of sightseeing all group member will assemble in hotel lobby and there will be first introduction with group member.

What category of hotel accommodation will be provided ?

4star below mention or similar hotels accommodation is included in the tour. Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation Hotels used or similar for 5 nights accommodation Chennai x 1 night 4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan Vellore x 1 night 4* - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park Trichy x 1 night 4* - Sangam Hotels Thnjore x 1 night 4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort Pondicherry x 1 night 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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