Tamil Nadu Temples and Karnataka Tour Package

Tamil Nadu Temples and Karnataka Tour Package

Duration: 16 Days 15 Nights

Description : Chennai, Mahablipuram, Kanchipuram, Chidambaram, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Shravanbelgola


Upon Arrival at Chennai Airport, You will be greeted by our Representative and transfer to the Hotel
Rest of the Morning FREE.
14:00 – City sightseeing of Chennai will take you to the National Art Gallery and Museum which has a selection of ancient paintings of almost all schools as well as a section devoted to modern Art. Also Fort St. George, Once a stronghold of the British, the Fort Museum, St. Mary’s church the oldest Anglican Church. Drive along the Marina – this popular promenade and beach, one of the finest in India. Visit the San Thome Cathedral, supposed to have been erected by St. Thomas, the Mylapore Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Victoria Technical institute.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Chennai.


After a sumptuous Breakfast at the Hotel, you will be taken on extended tour of Kanchipuram – The golden city, 85 km, west of Madras, was the capital of successive Hindu Dynasties. It has three Great temples of Vishnu and Shiva built by the Pallava Kings.
Kanchipuram is known for its Silk and hence visit some shops Lunch will be served in one of the Local Restaurant. Post Lunch, Proceed to Mahablipuram
Evening – Arrive & Check-in at the Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Mahablipuram


Post leisurely Breakfast
Visit the Shore temple (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) which is devoted to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, sited on the Bay of Bengal with the gateway from the Western side away from the sea.
Afternoon – Relax on the Beach
Overnight stay at the Beach Hotel in Mahablipuram


In the Breakfast, you will saviour both International and Local cuisinesLeave by Car for Pondicherry (The Former French colony settled in the early 18th Century, is a charming and enduring pocket of French culture set beside the sea)
After Arrival, Check in at the Hotel
City sightseeing of Pondicherry – The town is divided into two sections Ville Blanche (white Town) and Ville Noire (Black Town) Ville Blanche has been planned in the French fashion. Facing the shore is the statue of Dupleix, behind which is the palace of Dupleix with its centre monument, a copy of the famous Arc du Triomphe in Paris. West of the monument are the place du Government with the main buildings, the Government House, the High Court, Secretariat, the Cathedral of Notre Dame des Anges, the light House and Public Library. Also, AUROVILLE – just over the border in Tamil Nadu, Auroville is the brainchild of the Mother, who took over from Aurobindo, designed by French architect Roger Anget. It was conceived as an experiment in international living. Stroll around the Marine Plaza
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pondicherry

DAY 05: PONDICHERRY – Chidambaram

Post Breakfast, Leave by Car for Chidambaram. Visit Nataraj Temple, which is located in the center of Chidambaram. The temple was built over 1,000 years ago during the Chola dynasty. The word “Nataraj” means “Lord of the Dance” – Shiva – the creator of the universe.
After visit of Temple, proceed to Gangaikondacholapuram (50Km – 01Hr) was established as a capital city by the Chola ruler Rajendra I (1012-44). Visit Brihadiswara Temple, which is a large Siva temple that can be seen from a distance because of its enormous 55m high vimana (tower over the altar).
One cannot miss Darasuram which is a small town near Kumbakonam known for the Airavatesvara Temple built by Rajaraja Chola II. This temple is a storehouse of art and architecture. The temple has some exquisite stone carvings.
Proceed onwards to Tanjore.
CHECK-in at the Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Tanjore.

DAY 06: TANJORE – TRICHY (57 Km 1,30hrs)

After Breakfast, City sightseeing of Tanjore visiting – the magnificent Brahadeeswara temple, where the shade of the tower (gopuram or vimanam) will not fall on the ground. The second largest monolithic sculpture, Nandi (Bull) can be found in the portal of the shrine. The Royal palace complex houses an important library and museum.
After Visit of the Temple – proceed to TRICHY
(Trichy – May have been a capital of the early Cholas in the 3rd century BC. It passed through the hands of the Pallavas, medieval Cholas, Pandyas, Delhi Sultanate and Vijayanagar before the Madurai Nayaks brought it to prominence, making it a capital in the 17th century and building its famous for its Rock Fort Temple.)
AFTERNOON– Arrive TRICHY & CHECK-IN at the Hotel
LATE AFTERNOON: Visit Island of SRIRANGAM – The third island after 2 in Marnatka. called Srirangam or Antharngam. It is 7 km away from the Trichy Junction
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Trichy

07: TRICHY to Madurai by Car

Breakfast will be served in the Hotel
Visit the Rock Fort, looming 300 feet over the city on the banks of the River Cauvry, climb up ists stone steps to the “Hall of Hundred Pillars”, the Mathurbhutheswar Shrine (dedicated to Lord Shiva) and finally at the very top of the Rock Fort the Ucchi Pillaiyar koli, a Ganesh Temple. The view from the top offers a breathtaking panorama of th country side sand the city below.4 Hours Drive will take you to Madurai
EVENING – Arrive and CHECK-in at the Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Madurai


Breakfast in the Hotel
MORNING: Thirumalai Nayak Palace: About 1.5 Kms from the Meenakshi temple, this palace was built in 1636 by the ruler whose name it bears. The imposing edifice is famous for the “Stuccowork” on its domes and impressive arches. The Sorgavilasam (Celestial Pavilion), measuring 75m x 52m, constructed entirely of brick and mortar without the support of a single rafter or girder, is a marvel of indo-Saracenic architect.
EVENING: Visit 1000-pillared Meenakshiamman temple famous for its Court of Thousand Pillars, built in 1560 A.D and visit to the temple to witness the famous night ceremony when the Temple bronze of Lord Siva is carried to the bed chamber of Goddess Parvathy to the accompaniment of religious prayers and music.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Madurai


After a sumptuous South India and International Breakfast, you will transferred to
Airport for your flight to Bangalore
Arrive. Meet at Airport & And proceed onwards to Mysore by Car, en route visit the old city of Srirangapatna, which was briefly the capital of the Mysore state during the rule of Tipu Sultan. Located just 8 miles (14 km) from Mysore on an island in the Kaveri River, Srirangapatna is home to the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace), set amid the gorgeous gardens of Daria Daulat Bagh.
After your visit, Proceed to Hotel in Mysore.
Evening: Visit Brindavan Gardens
Stay at the designated Hotel in Mysore


A Mysuru (Mysore) Breakfast with International cuisine, Leave by Car for Tirumakudalu Narsipura – (29 Km south east of Mysore) – It is a place of religious prominence. The Gunja Narasimha Swamy temple on the right bank of the Kaveri river, is a massive complex belonging to the Vijayanagara period. The image of Narasimha in the sanctum sanctorum has a weighing balance with a twig with seed of the Gunja (botanical name-Abrus precatorius) tree & hence is called Gunja Narasimha Swamy.
Continue sightseeing of Mysore visiting Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace). This former residence of Wodeyar Maharaja of Mysore has been converted into a museum that displays paintings, jewelry, royal costumes & other items that were once owned by Wodeyars. Hear stories about the royal families who ruled Mysore for more than seven centuries! Impressive 3-story granite palace boasts several important halls and chambers under pink marble domes and expansive arches.
Overnight in Mysore

Day 11: MYSORE – HASSAN (56 Km – 01,30Hrs)

You will be driven to Hassan after a delightful Breakfast
Check-in at the designated Hotel
After freshen up Visit HELEBID (also pronounced as Hale’beedu) literally means ‘the old city’. Beedu also stands for layout or a place of human habitat. The Hoysalas ruled this city for about 150 years. Then it was sacked by the armies of Malik Kafur in the early 14th century, after which it fell into a state of disrepair and ignore.
Proceed onwards to BELUR (16 Km) – The temples of Belur and Halebid are best known for their south Indian architecture. The temples at both these places are built by renowned architect Jakkanna Acharya (Amarashilpi Jakanaacharya). The temples are carved with scripts of Hindu mythology.
Relax for Overnight in a designated Hotel


After Breakfast,
Leave by Car for Shravanabelagola – (The hill of Shravanabelagola, 85Km from Mysore in the state of Karnataka, is a noted place of pilgrimage for the Jains. The large hill, also called Vindhyagiri or Per-kalbappu, is 3347 feet above sea level. A flight of 614 steps, finely chiseled into the granite of the mountain, leads to the summit, where stands an open court and the great statue of Sri Gomatheswar. Shravanabelagola means ‘the monk on the top of the hill’ and hermits, mystics and ascetics have resided here since at least the 3rd century BC)
If one cannot climb 614 Staircase, then can take help of Pal Bearer to go up toTemple.
Proceed onwards to (Bangalore {Bengaluru) The city of gardens with the beautiful and well laid out Lalbagh, which has century old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical and subtropical herbs and plants.
After Arrival in Bangalore, Proceed to Hotel
For Overnight stay


After Breakfast, we will take you for City sightseeing of Bangalore to see Lalbagh. Bull Temple, Mysore Arts and Crafts Center, Commercial street and with a drive past the magnificient Vidhana Soudha, the government secretariat.
Rest of the Day Free for your independent activities.
Return to Hotel for overnight stay

Day 14: BANGALORE – Back Home

The last of the Mysuru Breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for onward destination