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South Spiritual Tour
Destinations : Tirupati- Chennai- Puducherry - Thanjavur-
Duration: 6 Nights /7 Days
Plan: dvcnvq - Economy
Itinerary
Day 1 - Chennai

Welcome to Chennai, India's fourth largest city. Chennai, formerly known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. On arrival at Chennai airport or railway station, begin your tour and transferred to your hotel.
In the afternoon, proceed on a city tour of Chennai visiting Fort St. George, San Thome Church, the Kapeeleshwar Temple in Mylapore and finally Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world.

 

Day 2 - On to Tirupati (150 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

This morning, drive to Tirupati.
Tirumala's Balaji shrine is among the more famous temples of India. It has a reputation of being one of the richest shrines in the world. On arrival, check into your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Balaji Temple for darshan of Lord Venkateshwara.

 

Day 3 - On to Puducherry (275 kms / approx. 7 hour drive)

Today, you will drive to the city of Puducherry. "Puducherry" is the French interpretation of the original name "Puducheri" meaning "new settlement". A trip to Puducherry is like a journey in time with a vibrant present celebrating its interesting past.
On arrival, check into your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the township of Auroville and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

Day 4 - In Puducherry

The day is at leisure to explore the city that has a rich French cultural heritage.

 

Day 5 - On to Thanjavur (177 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)

Thanjavur derives its name from Tanjanan asura (giant), who according to local legend devastated the neighbourhood and was killed by Sri Anandavalli Amman and Vishnu. Sri Neelamegapperumal Tanjan's last request that the city might be named after him was granted. Chola, Chera and Pandya kings were ruling Tamizhagam even before Mahabharat period.
In the afternoon, visit the famous Brihadeeshwara Temple built in the 10th century, the Palace, housing the Tamil University Museum, the Art Gallery and the Saraswati Mahal Library which houses palm leaf and paper manuscripts. The evening is at leisure.

 

Day 6 - On to Chennai (350 kms / approx. 9 hour drive)

This, morning, drive to Chennai.
On arrival, check into your hotel. The rest of evening is at leisure.

 

Day 7 - Depart Chennai

Today bid farewell to your 'South Indian Spiritual Tour', as you are transferred to Chennai airport / railway station for your onward journey.

 


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Package Class : Economy

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Note:
  • Do carry comfortable walking shoes.
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination
  • The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or an alternate hotel of similar category.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving Licence / Voter ID card).
  • Car aircondition will work only in the plains and will be switched-off during hill drives.
  • Non Hindus are not allowed in Kapeelshwara Temple in Chennai - Timings: 0600 hrs to 1300 noon & 1600 hrs to 2000 hrs.
  • Fort St. George Chennai - Visit timings Saturday to Thursday from 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs San Thome Church: Visit not recommended during Sunday Mass in the morning & evening Auroville Visitors Centre: Monday to Saturday from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs and 1430 hrs to 1730 hrs Sunday from 1000 hrs to 1200 noon and from 1400 hrs to 1730 hrs.


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ROOM TYPE
  Chennai  Hotel Abu Palace Standard Room
  Tirupati  Hotel Bliss Standard Room
  Puducherry  Hotel Mass Standard Room
  Thanjavur  Hotel Oriental Tower Standard Room



Inclusions:
1. Accommodation - On twin share basis in above mentioned hotels or similar.
2. Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at all places.
3. Transfers / Sightseeing By air-conditioned Indigo (1-3 adults) & air-conditioned Innova (4-5 adults ) or similar as per the itinerary.
4. All taxes.

 

Exclusions:
1. Any train fare / airfare, unless specified.
2. Any meals / enroute meals unless specified.
3. Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in the inclusions / itinerary.
4. Permits, Entrance fees, Camera fees, Guide charges, unless specified in the inclusions.
5. Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, room heater charges, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, mineral water, room service, tea/coffee etc unless specified.
6. Any hike in fuel charges, tax structure (luxury tax, transport tax or service tax).
7. Any other expenses/service not mentioned in the inclusions.
8. Supplements for Long weekends, Dushhera, Deepawali, X'mas & New Year period of 20th Dec 2011 - 10th Jan 2012.


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