Tour ID : SH001
Destination Covered : Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Srirangam - Trichy - Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore - Chennai
Story on Stone:
Explore the cultural heritage of South India with our well designed tour package. Our tour packages includes South India Heritage tour, India Heritage tour, Heritage tour of South India.
Day 01: Chennai:
Arrival Chennai and transfer to hotel. Later half a day city tour of Chennai. Overnight Hotel in Chennai
Day 02 : Chennai - Mamallapuram (60 km - 3.5 hrs. visit included):
AM: Drive to Mamallapuram. En route visit Sculptor's village at Cholamandalam.
PM: Visit to the fascinating Shore temple, Krishna Mandapam, Arjuna's Penance, Varaha Mandapam and other attractions of this 8th century AD stone temple. Overnight hotel in Mamallapuram
Day 03: Mamallapuram:
AM: Visit to the five Pagodas (Rathas) dedicated to the Pancha Pandavas of Mahabharat fame
PM: Drive to Pondicherry and check into hotel. Enroute visit Marrakanam Village to see how catamarams are made. Overnight hotel in Pondicherry
Day 04: Pondicherry - Thanjavur:
AM: After early breakfat visit to the Matri Mandir -Hall for Meditation and Aurobindo Ashram.
PM: Drive to Thanjavur and check into the hotel on arrival. Enroute visit Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram. Overnight hotel in Thanjavur
Day 05: Thanjavur:
AM: Visit to the very famous great temple - Brihadeeswarar temple. Also visit the center for making Veena - an string instrument
PM: Visit to Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple. Overnight hotel in Thanjavur
Day 06: Thanjavur - Srirangam - Trichy - Mysore:
After early breakfast check out and drive to Srirangam to visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, which has the tallest Gopuram in the world for a typical South Indian type of temple architecture. Later in the evening drive to the Trichy railway station to board the train for Mysore at 20:50 hrs.
Day 07: Mysore:
Arrive Mysore in the morning at about 09.30 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the evening visit to the Brindavan Garden. Overnight hotel in Mysore
Day 08: Mysore - Hassan:
AM: After breakfast check out of hotel and visit the Magnificent Mysore Maharaja's palace.
PM: Drive to Hassan. Enroute visit Srirangapatna Tipu Sultan's 18th century summer palace. Overnight hotel in Hassan
Day 09: Hassan - Belur - Halebid - Bangalore:
AM: Visit to the 11th century temple of Belur and Halebid
PM: Drive to Bangalore (222 kms 6 hrs) via Shravanabelagola. Overnight hotel in Bangalore
Day 10: Bangalore:
AM: City tour of Bangalore
PM: Free for shopping. Overnight hotel in Bangalore
Day 11: Bangalore - Chennai:
After breakfast check out and transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai.