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Karnataka tour with Temples of Tamilnadu

Karnataka tour with Temples of Tamilnadu

Tour duration :15 Nights / 16 Days

Places covered :Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Trichy, Madurai, Ooty,Nagarhole, Mysore

Day 01 : Arrive Chennai
Arrive Madras by international flight. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Madras or Chennai city visiting Kalakshetra, art and music school encouraging Bharatnatyam, Carnatic music, traditional weaving and designing, Fort St. George - built in 1653 during British reign in India, St. Mary's Church, the oldest Anglican Church in India, Sri Parthasarathy Temple built by Pallavas in the 8th century AD, Kapaliswara Temple, Mylapore eighth century Pallava Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, San Thomas Cathedral Basilica rebuilt in 1606 and Theosophical Society.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Chennai to Mahabalipuram
After brekafast proceed to reach Mahabalipurm via visiting Kanchipuram Temples Visit Kamakshi Temple and the Ekambareshwar Temple. Also see some Woven Handloom Silk Saris. Arrive Mahabalipuram and check into the hotel. Later visit temples of Mahabalipuram with their Rock carvings.
Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 04 : Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry.
Morning after an early breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pondicherry formerly a French colony. Check into the hotel on arrival. Later visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

Day 05 : At Pondicherry
Full day free for self exploration around Pondicherry or relax.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 : Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Thanjavur.
Monring after breakfast drive to Thanjavur via visiting Lord Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram. Arrive at Tanjore and check into hotel – Thanjavur is cultural capital and home of Carnatic Music and Dance. Later leisurely visit Brahadeeswarar Temple, Saraswati Mahal Library, The Art Gallery, and Sangeetha Mahal are also of interest.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 : Thanjavur – Trichy - Madurai.
Morning after breakfast drive to Madurai via visiting Temples at Trichy visiting - ancient temples dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Also visit Srirangam, dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated on an Island. Arrive Madurai and check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Madurai.
Morning after breakfast enjoy a full day tour of city and temples in Madurai including Shree Meenakshi Temple, Azhagar Kovil, Mariaman Teppakulam and Thirupparankundram – Temple of Lord Muruga.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Madurai – Ooty
Morning after breakfast at the resort drive to Ooty - 'Queen of the Blue Mountains'. Check into the hotel on arrival.
Overnight at the hotel.
Afternoon tour to visit Botanical Gardens , Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake and Nilgiri Hills around.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 - At Ooty
Full day free to relax and enjoy this hill station by exploring yourself.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Ooty to Nagarhole
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed to Nagarhole National Park and check into the Jungle Lodge on arrival. Afternoon game viewing in the park where you can encounter Tiger, leopard, Wild Elephants and lots of other animals and birds.
Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 12 – At Nagarhole
Morning and evening game viewing inside the Nagarhole Sanctuary.
Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 13 : Nagarhole - Mysore
Morning after breakfast proceed to Mysore and check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon tour to visit Nandi Temple and explore the bazaar.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 – At Mysore
Morning after breakfast at the hotel tour of Mysore City visiting Maharaja's Palace, Kesava Templ,e Somnathpur and Srirangapatnam.
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Day 15 – Mysore to Bangalore
Morning after breakfast at the hotel visit Chamundi Hills, 12th Centuray old Chamundeshwari Temple, St Philomena's Church and Sri. Jayachmarajedra Art Gallery etc. Afternoon drive to Bangalore in around 3 hours time and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16 – At Bangalore
Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for tour of Bangalore city visiting Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, . Overnight at the hotel, Gandhi Bhawan, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Botanical Garden etc. Afternoon transfer to Bangalore Airport or Railway Station to board flight or train for onward destination.

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