Temple Tour of South India

from R 11 649 per person

Temple Tour of South India

  • HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit in Chennai – Fort St George, St. Mary’s Church, museum, Kapeeleshwara Temple, San Thome Cathedral, Government State Museum & National Art Gallery
  • 2nd longest beach in world – Marina Beach
  • Kanchipuram Temple complex
  • Panch Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance and the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
  • In Tanjore, visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore Palace & Museum
  • In Pondicherry, cover beaches, Aurobindo ashram, Museum, churches and Auroville
  • Enroute Trichey – visit Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval
  • Temple tour in Madurai with Gandhi Memorial Museum
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start From Chennai and End in Madurai

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Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation in well-appointed  hotels
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by a private tourist vehicle
  • An English-speaking tour guide during sightseeing
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Excludes

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
  • Hotel City tax/tourism levy payable directly at the hotel
  • Meals & beverages not specified
  • Early check in, late check-out.
  • Anything not mentioned under the inclusions
  • Travel & Medical Insurance

PACKAGE VALIDITY : 26 Apr 2019 TO 30 Sep 2019

BOOK BEFORE : 30 Sep 2019

Terms & Conditions

Prices advertised are ‘starting from’, per person twin share, subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Block out dates, weekend surcharges, flight and day restrictions may apply. Pictures only for illustration purposes only. Terms & conditions and validities apply. Prices may change due to seasonal date changes. Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential. Excludes high season/school holidays. For detailed terms and conditions contact Serendipity Tours | E & OE.

MONUMENT CLOSED ON
Chennai – Govt. Museum & St. George Church will remain closed on every Friday.
Madurai – Gandhi Museum will remain closed on every Monday.
Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs.
Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions
and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking.

Consultant Notes

Rand to Rupee - 4.57
INR 53240 / 4.57 = R11 649

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:
 Visit in Chennai – Fort St George, St. Mary's Church, museum, Kapeeleshwara Temple, San Thome Cathedral, Government State Museum & National Art Gallery
 2nd longest beach in world – Marina Beach
 Kanchipuram Temple complex
 Panch Rathas, Arjuna's Penance and the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
 In Tanjore, visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore Palace & Museum
 In Pondicherry, cover beaches, Aurobindo ashram, Museum, churches and Auroville
 Enroute Trichey - visit Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval
 Temple tour in Madurai with Gandhi Memorial Museum
 Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
 Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
 Start From Chennai and End in Madurai

ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrival in Chennai
Meet our representative upon arrival in Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization. Also, considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc. After reaching, proceed to hotel and check-in for overnight stay.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Chennai
Explore Chennai- Visit Fort St George, St. Mary's Church and a museum, Kapeeleshwara Temple, San Thome Cathedral, Government State Museum & National Art Gallery. Drive past Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Overnight in Chennai.

Day 03 Drive from Chennai – Mahabalipuram (65 kms / approx 1.30 hours)
Drive to Mahabalipuram - the major seaport of the ancient Pallava kingdom based at Kanchipuram, and a wander round the town’s great, World Heritage–listed temples and carvings inflames the imagination, especially at sunset. Take an excursion to Kancheepuram - Visit the Ekambaranatha Temple, Vaishnavite Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Temple, and Kailasanatha Temple. Overnight in Mahabalipuram.

Day 04 Drive from Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (99 kms / approx. 3 hours)
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to explore highlights of Mahabalipuram – covering Panch Rathas, Arjuna's Penance and the Shore Temple. Later, proceed to Pondicherry- the older part of this former French colony has a lot of quiet, clean, shady, cobbled streets, lined with mustard-yellow colonial townhouses numbered in an almost logical manner. You will probably spend most of your time in this part of town, old Pondicherry may well seem a sea of tranquility. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 05 Sightseeing in Pondicherry
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Pondicherry, starting with Aurobindo ashram - Founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and a French-born woman known as ‘the Mother’, this spiritual community now has about 1200 members who work in the ashram's many departments. Also, cover church of sacred hearts of Jesus, Pondicherry Museum, beaches and a must-visit attraction of Pondicherry – Auroville. Overnight stay in Pondicherry.

Day 06 Drive from Pondicherry – Tanjore (170 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive towards Tanjore. Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day leisure at the hotel. Overnight in Tanjore

Day 07 Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai
After early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and explore Tanjore - Visit Brihadeshwara Temple, Tanjore Palace & Museum. Later drive towards Trichy (approx. 2 hours) and enroute visit Rock Fort, Srirangam and Thiruvanaikkaval. By evening, reach Madurai hotel (approx. 3 hours) for check-in and overnight stay.




Day 08 Sightseeing in Madurai – Excursion to Rameswaram
Visit the Meenakshi Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tirumalai Nayak and Koodal Azhagar Temple. In the evening, re-visit the Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony at the temple. (Optional) – Ramanathaswamy Temple - Ramesharam Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of God Shiva. Overnight in Madurai.

Day 09 Departure from Madurai
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madurai airport for return flight back home.

End of Services.

HOTELS OFFERED:
City Nights Category A Category B Category C Meal Plan
Chennai 2 Crowne Plaza Adyar Park Savera Hotel The Lotus Hotel Sameera Breakfast
Mahabalipuram 1 Radisson Resort Temple Bay The Grande Bay Resort Sea Breeze Breakfast
Pondicherry 2 Le Pondy Accord Puducherry Atithi Breakfast
Tanjore 1 Svatma Hotel Sangam Hotel Star Residency Breakfast
Madurai 2 Heritage Madurai Astoria Star Residency Breakfast

PACKAGE COST IN INR Category A Category B Category C
Cost Per Person when 2 Pax Travelling INR 53240 INR 45040 INR 38160
Cost Per Person when 3 Pax Travelling INR 43110 INR 35390 INR 30386
Cost Per Person when 4 Pax Travelling INR 42336 INR 34140 INR 27260
Cost for Child with Bed (Hotel Cost only) INR 15135 INR 10495 INR 9650
Cost for Child without Bed (Hotel Cost only) INR 7935 INR 5820 INR 5870

THE ABOVE RATES ARE COMISSIONABLE BY 15 %

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS PACAKAGE EXCLUSIONS
• 8 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
• Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax • Air tickets and airport taxes
• Entry Fee at the Monuments
• Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional.
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments


NOTE:
MONUMENT CLOSED ON
Chennai – Govt. Museum & St. George Church will remain closed on every Friday
Madurai – Gandhi Museum will remain closed on every Monday
Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions
and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking