Chola dynasty was called Cholamandalam - The realm of the Cholas, from which the Portuguese derived the name Coromandel (land between Eastern Ghats and Bay of Bengal). The coast along the east forms a fabulous bouquet of the gems of Tamil Nadu. Places Covered: Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram/Pichavaram, Tharangambadi, Karaikudi, Kodaikarai, Dhunushkodi and Kanyakumari,
|Package name||Coromandel Coast Tour|
|Duration||8 Nights/9 days|
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|Price (Per Person On Twin Sharing)||37,500/-|
|Package Start From||Chennai ,|
On arrival at Chennai’s Anna international airport and drive to hotel for fresh up and the rest of the day is at leisure. Get back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Up and early, a walk around the famous Kapaleswarar temple at Mylapore and Parthasarathy temple at Triplicane one sees the native Kolam (Rangoli) auspicious symbols made in front of the house by rice flour, milking of the cows in front of the houses and also can hear chanting of holy hymns and enjoy the morning fragrance from the temples and the aroma of the authentic filter coffee. Later visit the museum and famous Santhome church (St. Thomas one of the twelve apostles) late in the evening take a stroll at the Marina beach and retire back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After early breakfast drive to Mamallapuram, the 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty reigned by the Pallava. The Rathas (temples in the form of chariots), Mandapas (cave sanctuaries), Giant open air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Lord Shiva will bring to life pages of history. The Group of Monuments at Mamallapuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Late evening could be spent taking a stroll at the beaches once adored by the kings and return to resort for dinner and overnight stay.
After early breakfast drive to Pondicherry to visit the Auroville an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - an idea that came to Mother as early as the 1930s. After a brief visit we drive to Aurobindo Ashram and drive to Chidambaram for the dharshan of Lord Shiva as Thillai Nataraja.
Up and early drive to Pichavaram to enjoy the adventurous boat ride through thrilling Mangroves.Drive back to Chidambaram for fresh up and proceed to Nagapatinam to visit Nagore Dargah a major pilgrimage centre that attracts pilgrims from Islam and Hinduism, symbolizing peaceful coexistence between the two religions. Later drive to The Shrine of Velankanni, Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health and retire to hotel for dinner and night stay.
After an early breakfast drive to Tarangambadi (Tranquebar) Danish Fort, an important trading port from the Chola period to the Dutch and British. After visit, drive to Point Calimere. Explore Kodikarai wildlife sanctuary and depart to Karraikudi Chettinad. Enjoy the Chettinad hospitality in a Chettinad House. The Chettinad region is well known for its 18th century mansions.
After early breakfast drive to museums and mansons in Karraikudi. The Chettinad region is well known for its 18th century mansion, wide courtyards and spacious rooms embellished with marble and teak. Construction materials decorative items and furnishings were mostly imported from East Asian countries and Europe The marbles brought from Italy, chandeliers and teak from Burma, crockery from Indonesia, crystals from Europe and wall to wall mirrors from Belgium are a delight to experience. After which you savor on the world famous Chettinad cuisine and retire to a Chettinad House at Karraikudi for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to Danushkodi. A must see picturesque view of the Bay of Bengal. An abandoned town at the southeastern tip of Pamban Island, 29 km west of Talaimannar of Sri Lanka stands the relics of a washed village during the 1964 storms. After an early lunch drive to Cape Camorin through the rustic roads of the palm villages to reach Cape Camorin for dinner and overnight stay.
Cape Camorin the tip end of India is called Kanyakumari. The famous sun set - moon rise can be seen at times over the three seas (Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Indian Ocean) simultaneously. The Temple of the Virgin Sea Goddess Shree Bhagavathi Amman - the goddess of Sanyasa and devotion, Swami Vivekananda’s legendry Vivekananda Rock where he attained enlightenment and the statue of Thiruvalluvar one of the earliest known poets of the world are the places of interest to explore. Later drive to Madurai/Trichy airport to board flight to home town or continue to yet another cap tour from us.
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|HOTEL ROOMS FOR DELUXE WOULD BE OF 3 STAR AC ROOMS CATEGORY ON TWIN SHARING BASIS WITH BREAKFAST AND DINNER|
|HOTEL ROOMS FOR STANDARD CATEGORY WOULD BE OF BUDGET AC ROOMS CATEGORY WITHOUT FOOD|
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