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The Land of Temples

DURATION : 10 Nights / 11 Days

DESTINATIONS : Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanniyakumari - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Chennai Marina Beach, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Fort St. George, Government Museum and Parthasarathy Temple
Pondicherry Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade Beach, Rock Beach, Serenity Beach and Botanical Garden
Tanjore Brihadeeswara Temple, Great Living Chola Temples,  Thanjavur Maratha Palace and Royal Palace Museum
Trichy Ranganathaswamy Temple, Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Srirangam Island and Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Alagar Koyil, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple and Sathuragiri Hills
Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple, Pamban Bridge, Adam's Bridge and Agni Tirtham
Kanniyakumari Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thanumalayan Temple, Vattakottai Fort, Mathur Aqueduct, Tirparappu Waterfalls and Swamithope Pathi
Kovalam Samudra Beach Park, Kovalam Beach and Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium And Hatchery
Trivandrum Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Attukal Temple, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Kowdiar Palace and Shankumugham Beach

Short Description

Tamil Nadu characterized by more than 33,000 temples that gave rise to the distinctive title of ''A Land of Temples''. The Absolute Architecture built during The Pallavas and other Dynasties. Feels like loosing yourself into the Divine Shelter of God. Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Like Rameshwaram (one of the most famous temples of South India) is an island temple - of Lord Rama's at Tamil Nadu is a terrific destination. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is a happening holiday spot too.​

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chennai (By Flight @ TBA)

Arrival in Chennai Airport. You will be assisted by our representative. Check in to the hotel and relax. Begin your day with St. Mary's Church, which is one of the historic monuments in Chennai. Transfer to Marina Beach one of the longest urban beaches in the world. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 2: Chennai - Pondicherry (140 Km - 03 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Chennai. Check in top the hotel and relax. Afternoon visit to some of famous Churches of Pondicherry. Evening visit to Plage Paradiso (Paradise Beach) is located at Chunnambar which is 8 kilometers away from the main town. This part of tropical paradise is a dream destination for every beach lover. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 3: Pondicherry Sightseeing

An international city is a small town 6 km north of Pondicherry. This town was a vision of The Mother from Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry as it's an international town. Then Serenity Beach Pondicherry is a 1.5 km long, rocky shoreline. Some of the bloodiest Anglo-French battles were fought on these sands. Today, however, this beach is ideal for a calm (or romantic) stroll. Later visit Botanical Gardens Pondicherry well known for its various tourist hotspots, which attracts tourists all the year round to this destination.
Overnight stay.

Day 4: Pondicherry – Tanjore (170 Km - 04 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Tanjore. Check in to the hotel and relax. Excursion of Brihadeeswara or the Big Temple., Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur Art Gallery. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 5: Tanjore – Trichy (48 Km - 01 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Trichy. Check in to the hotel and relax. Visit to the most important pilgrim centre located at an island just 7 km from Trichy. Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of river Kaveri on one side and its tributary kollidan on the other, is a 600 acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. Later visit the rock fort temple In the Rock Fort Temple – three temples Manikka Vinayakar Temple, Uchhi Pillayar Koil and Thayumanavar Koil. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 6: Trichy – Madurai (135 km - 03 Hour)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Madurai. Check in to the hotel and relax. Start you day with Meenakshi Temple, an attracting tourists and pilgrims dedicated to Lord Shiva. Drive to Thirumalai Nayak Palace, built in 16th century by Nayak ruler Thirumalai Nayak. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 7: Madurai Sightseeing

Full day excursion to Kodaikanal, one of finest hill stations in Tamil Nadu. It is situated 7,200 feet above sea level amongst the picturesque Western Ghats of India. Kodaikanal is located in the Pazhani Hill Range and is under the administrative control of Dindigul district of Tamilnadu. Evening will be free at leisure. Return to Madurai.
Overnight stay.

Day 8: Madurai – Rameshwaram (161 km - 04 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Rameshwaram. Check in to the hotel and relax. Excursion to Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, a beautiful temple in southern India which was created for worshipping lord Rama as Hindu mythology. Later drive to Agnitheertham, a pilgrim place where in people believes that taking bath in the place washes away their sins.
Overnight stay.

Day 9: Rameshwaram - Kanniyakumari (236 Km - 06 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Kanniyakumari. Check in to the hotel and relax. Visit to famous Vevakananda Rock Memorial where you can see the beauty of the nature. You can see the ocean in three different colours, Blue, Green and Black as The Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and The Arabian Sea gets merged into each other. Return to Kovalm in the evening.
Overnight stay.

Day 10: Kanniyakumari – Kovalam (85 Km - 02 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Reach hotel and relax. Afternoon sightseeing of Kovalam includes Padhamanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery.Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach.
Overnight stay.

Day 11: Trivandrum Departure - Tour Ends

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Trivandrum Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.

Hotel Details

We have a bunch of hotels which are to be finalised as per the client’s taste n monetary budget / as per the queries...!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Roomas per hotel chosen by Guest.
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels.
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • AC transport as per program.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  •  Govt. Service Tax 4.50%.

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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Customer's Feedback View All

  • Nevin Reddy
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    Having recently used Monks and Monkeys, I had reported that we had a bad experience at one of the hotels booked and had to leave that hotel and find alternate accommodation. It seems that the hotel Blue Bay may have also been misleading Monks and Monkeys in the type of accommodation being provided. Following that I am glad to say that the rest of the hotels were much better and Anju went out of her way to ensure that no further mishaps happened along the route and that our stay in India was an enjoyable one. As I am writing this my parents are still completing the last leg of their journey. . The fact that the MnM kept in touch with us went a long way in providing us the comfort that we needed in a foreign country. Although we were not able to recover the full amount of the accommodation I understand that MnM will ensure that they chance the hotel to recover the remaining funds. If I plan another trip to India I will consider using MnM again especially for the service provided by Anju. A few suggestions is to consider: 1) Ensure that you properly vet the hotels and ensure that hotels are confirmed well in advance 2) Check the journey times between destinations to make sure that misguided tourists (myself included) don't try to pack in too long journeys on one day with too small children. 3) We stayed in many hotels for one night along he route and this did not give enough time to appreciate what each town had, some advise to future travellers. 4) Check the facilities provided by the hotels and advise the client. Many hotels charged rates upto Rs500 for one days internet access. Had I know this I would have purchased a Sim Card to save on roaming rates and hotel internet rates.
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    We used Monks and Monkeys Travels for a trip to Kolkata and Odisha in Jan 2014 and everything went without a hitch, although we travelled to several destinations, used trains and had different tour guides for different places. The tour went off pretty much as per the itinerary with the proposed hotels and program. Team was very responsive and reply quickly to emails. We'd use them again if we travelled to India.

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