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Temple Treasures of Tamil Nadu: Madurai, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur & Trichy Tour

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Duration

4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through Tamil Nadu’s rich temple heritage with the “Temple Treasures of Tamil Nadu: Madurai, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur & Trichy Tour.” Begin in Madurai, where the iconic Meenakshi Amman Temple awaits with its towering gopurams and intricate sculptures. Journey onward to Rameshwaram, famed for its sacred Ramalingeswarar Temple and the mythical Sethu Karai beach. Discover Chettinad’s cultural richness before exploring Thanjavur, home to the majestic Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Conclude in Trichy, where the Rock Fort Temple and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple highlight the architectural marvels and spiritual significance of Southern India’s temple towns.

Highlights

  • 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 Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
3 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
4 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
5 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
6 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
7 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
8 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
9 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Madurai

Arrive in Madurai and transfer to your hotel for check-in and relaxation. Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple: Explore the iconic temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati (Meenakshi) and Lord Shiva, known for its towering gopurams (gateway towers) adorned with thousands of colorful sculptures depicting mythological figures. Explore Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace: Discover the 17th-century palace known for its Indo-Saracenic architecture, grand pillars, and intricate carvings. Stroll through the bustling streets of Madurai's old city, experiencing its vibrant markets and local life.

Day 2: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)

After breakfast, travel to Rameshwaram. Visit Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple: Explore one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, renowned for its elaborate corridors and sacred tanks. Explore Pamban Bridge: Marvel at India's first sea bridge connecting Rameshwaram Island to mainland India, offering scenic views of the sea. Relax at Dhanushkodi Beach: Enjoy the serene beach known for its pristine sands and panoramic ocean views.

Day 3: Rameshwaram - Chettinad - Thanjavur (250kms)

Depart for Thanjavur via Chettinad after breakfast. Visit Athangudi Tile Factory: Witness the traditional craftsmanship of Athangudi tiles, known for their vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Explore Chettinad Mansions: Discover the opulent architecture and unique cultural heritage of Chettinad's grand mansions. Continue to Thanjavur and visit the local markets to experience the region's traditional arts and crafts.

Day 4: Thanjavur - Trichy (60kms)

After breakfast, visit Brihadeeswarar Temple: Marvel at the UNESCO-listed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, renowned for its towering vimana and intricate sculptures. Explore Thanjavur Maratha Palace: Visit the historic palace complex housing the Saraswathi Mahal Library and art galleries. Drive to Trichy and visit the vibrant markets and bustling bazaars of the city.

Day 5: Trichy - Departure

After breakfast, visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam: Explore one of the largest functioning Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, renowned for its architectural grandeur and spiritual significance. Explore Rock Fort Temple: Climb the historic fortification with rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, offering panoramic views of Trichy and the Cauvery River. Departure from Trichy for your onward journey, concluding your exploration of Tamil Nadu's largest active temples.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 4 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • 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.
  • Monument 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.

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