This itinerary takes you specifically through the architectural wonders of the ancient dynasties who ruled Tamilnadu, mainly, the Cholas, Pandyas & Pallavas. These temples are of Dravidian style and are still attracted by pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.
Day 1: Arrival Chennai. Overnight Chennai
Day 2: Morning sightseeing of Mahabalipuram, 6th & 7th century stone carvings
and shore temple. Afternoon drive to Pondicherry. Overnight Pondicherry
Day 3: After early breakfast, drive to Gangaikonda Cholapuram (2 1/2 hours) –
the architectural wonder of Chola dynasty. After sightseeing the temple,
continue drive to Swamimalai (45 mins). Evening at leisure.
Day 4: Visit the bronze making factory, Dharasuram temple and continue drive
to Tanjore . Evening visit the magnificent Big Temple, a marvel of Chola
dynasty and the Palace. Overnight Tanjore
Day 5: Drive to Madurai (3 ½ hours). Evening visit the spectacular Sri Meenakshi
Temple built by the Pandya dynasty. Overnight Madurai
Day 6: Morning visit the flower market and time for shopping. Evening departure.