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South India Rich Temples Tour Including Visit to The Great Living Chola Temples



7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




South India Rich Temples Tour Including Visit to The Great Living Chola Temples private tour will begin with your arrival in Chennai, a colonial port city. Explore the city and drive to visit Kanchipuram a city of thousands of temples, Mahabalipuram an open-air museum showcasing the art of sculpturing & Pondicherry the French colonial town. Continue to visit UNESCO WHS of the Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Darasuram & Thanjore. See one of the largest active temples in India at Trichy and drive to Madurai to visit another largest ancient temple complex and shrines that truly showcase its spiritual wealth and past glory. Fly back to Chennai and stay one night there before flying back to your onward destination.

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  • 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 amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 2050
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 3192
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 4930
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 6186
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 7940
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 9195
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 11245
9 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 12651
10 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 14057


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 - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (240kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city of thousands temple, and Mahabalipuram, Monolithic Temples, Krishnas Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple & The Arjuna Penance. On arrival check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 3: Pondicherry
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Aurovil & Pondicherry Museum. Drive pass through stunning French Quarters, which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Rest time to relax on the beach. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanjavur via visiting Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Arrive Thanjavur check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 5: Thanjore
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex built by great Chola king in the 10th century. Rest time to explore the villages nearby. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Thanjore - Trichy - Madurai (190kms)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Madurai via visiting Trichy Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple & Jambukeshwara temple. Arrive Madurai check in & o/n at hotel.
Day 7: Madurai - Chennai (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Later transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival transfer to hotel. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Chennai - Departure (Flight)
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.
  • Madurai - Chennai flight fare approx. INR 5000 per person in economy class.
  • 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
Chennai - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan
Pondicherry - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Tanjore - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort
Madurai - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel
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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