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Rich Temples, Culture & Heritage of South India Round Trip Tour From Chennai



7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Rich Temples, Culture & Heritage of South India Round Trip Tour From Chennai is design to cover all major small & large temple of Tamilnadu in South India. Visit the monuments, museums and art gallery in Chennai then embark on a driving tour stopping at Kanchipuram a pilgrimage site to Hindus and home to nearly thousands temples. Further drive to Trichy, Madurai & Rameshwaram see some largest active temple. Continue to visit Thanjavur, Darasuram & Gangaikonda Cholapuram, the UNESCO WHS of the Great Living Chola Temples. Also visit Chidambaram Temple, Pondicherry the French colonial town & Mahabalipuram temple before ending the tour in Chennai.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 47.1%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 47.1%
6 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 56.2%
7 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 56.2%
8 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 59.8%
9 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 59.3%
10 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 63.7%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrival transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Visit Fort St. George, St Mary Church inside the fortress, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral & Marina Beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Trichy (350kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Trichy via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Trichy - Madurai (140kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai check in at hotel. Later visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Rameshwaram check in at hotel. Later visit Ramanathaswamy Temple one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples with world longest corridor and immaculate carvings on pillars. Also visit to Adams Bridge the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Rameshwaram - Chettinad - Thanjavur (250kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via Chettinad well known for its 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. Continue drive to Thanjavur check in at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort built by great Chola king in the 10th century. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Thanjavur - Darasuram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Chidambaram - Pondicherry (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry via visiting The Great Living Chola Temples at Darasuram & Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram. Arrive Pondicherry check in at hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (150kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass through stunning French Quarters, which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Later drive to Chennai enroute stop at Mahabalipuram to visit Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishna Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. Arrive Chennai check in & O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Chennai - Departure
Breakfast at hotel. As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
4-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
Rameshwaram - Daiwik Hotel
Thanjavur - Sangam Hotels
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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