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Duration : 9 Nights & 10 Days
Destination Covered : Chennai –Tirupati – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Kodai – Mysore – Bangalore

Day 01 Chennai
Morning arrival at Madras Station / Airport. Madras, once a fishing village is now a sprawling metropolis and the capital of Tamil Nadu. Afternoon tour of Madras including St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Kapaleswarar Temple and the market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 Chennai - Tirupati Chennai - Tirupati. (152 Kms.)
Arrive Madras airport or railway station and transfer to Tirupati. In the afternoon pay a visit to the temple for Darshan and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Tirupati - Mahabalipuram Tirupati to Mahabalipuram -
Morning Holi Darshan. In the afternoon drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening visit the Shore Temple and relax on the beach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 Mahabalipuram - Thanjavur Mahabalipuram - Tanjavur.
Morning drive to Thanjavur. (253 Kms) Rose to glory during the later Chola reign between the 10th and 14h Centuries. Afternoon visit the Bradeswar Temple. The temple constructed more than a thousand years ago by the Chola King also visit the Saraswathi Mahal Library etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 Thanjavur - Madurai Thanjavur - Madurai
Morning Darshan at Tanjavur temple.Early afternoon proceed to Madurai,(159 Kms) once the capital of Pandyas. Afternoon visit the Meenakshi Temple with its towering Gopurams and rare sculptures. Evening also visit Mariamman Tank, Thirumalai Naicker Palace. Enjoy the temple city.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai
Full day excursion to Rameshwaram. Back to Madurai in evening. Stay overnight.

Day 07 Madurai -Kodaikanal Madurai - Kodaikanal. (120 Kms).
After two hours drive you reach Kodaikanal-It is a beautiful hill station on the southern tip of upper Palani hills in the Western Ghats. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 Kodaikanal Kodaikanal.
Full day tour of Kodaikanal visiting Pillars Rocks, Green valley, Brynts Park, Telescope House and Solar Physical Observatory. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 Kodai - Mysore Leave for Mysore (185 Kms. /5 hours).
Feel the regality of the Mysore Palace. Pay tribute at the Bull Temple and watch the fountain and light show at Vrindavan Gardens.

Day 10 Mysore - Bangalore Drive to Bangalore. (3 Hours)
Welcome to the Silicon Valley of India. Fast developing as the most cosmopolitan city after Mumbai. A visit to the Vishveshwaraya Museum is a must for science buffs, apart from visits to Cubbon Park, the majestic Vidhan Soudha and Lal Baugh. Shop at M.G. Road and Commercial street. Overnight stay.