Arrive into Chennai, Welcome to Vardman’s “South India Festival Tour”. On arrival in Chennai, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for some time. Later proceed on a city tour of Chennai.Visit Fort St. George, San Thome Cathedral and the museum to see the Art and Bronze Gallery. (Closed on Fridays and Public holidays). High court, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral and Snake Park..
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
This morning after breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram, Visit Kanchipuram Temples, Kailasanatha Temple and Vaikunda Perumal Temple that exhibit a fine example of ancient architecture. Cotinue drive to Mahabilipuram.Upon arrival at Mahabalipuram check into your hotel. Relax for some tme and later proceed on a city tour of Mahabalipuram. The remaining Shore Temple is a World Heritage Monument , High court, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral and Snake Park etc.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 - Mahabalipuram -Pondicherry Tanjore
Early in the morning depart for Tanjore visiting enroute Pondicherry.Pondicherry – Although the French influence is gradually fading, Pondicherry retains a few Gallic accents. Pondicherry’s main sights are the Rai Nivas, the Sacred Heart Church and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.On arrival, check into your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 4 - Tanjore - Trichy
This morning after breakfast proceed on a sightseeing tour of Tanjore-The home of Carnatic music, musical instruments, dance and traditional hadicrafts, Tanjore (Thanjavur) is famous for the Brahadeeswarar Temple. The temple constructed more than a thousand years ago by the Chola King Raja Rajan is an architect’s marvel.
Later in the afternoon drive to Trichy. On arrival, check into your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
DAY 5 - Trichy - Madurai
Early in the morning visit Rock Fort Temple. The Rock Fort situated on the banks of the Kaveri river, Trichy’s most famed land mark is an 84 m high rock, one of the oldest in the world aprox.3,800 million years. The attraction is not for fort itself but the temple at the summit. 344 steps hewn out of rock lead to the top where are the inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century B.C.
Later in the afternoon drive to Madurai. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.
DAY 6 - Madurai
On the day 6 of your tour proceed for a sightseeing tour of Madurai. Madurai, known as Athens of the East, it is the second largest city on the banks of the River Vigai. The city believed to be more than 2500 yeras old. The city got its name from the drops of nectar (Mathuram) that fell from Shiva’s locs when he came to bless its people for constructing a temple for him. Madurai where the people wake up at the chant of hymns is proud of magnificent ‘The Meenakshi – Sundareswara Temple.
DAY 7 - Madurai - Chennai
In time transfer to Madurai airport to catch flight for Chennai to back home with pleasant memories of “South India Festival Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.