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Chettinad & Madurai Heritage Trail: Mansions, Temples & Palaces

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 5 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating heritage trail that leads you through the opulent mansions of Chettinad, adorned with marble, teak, and European treasures. Explore the intricate Chettinad Temples, where spirituality meets architectural splendor. Then, journey to Madurai, where history comes to life at the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple and Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple. Experience the grandeur of Tirumal Nayak’s Palace. This day tour is a cultural immersion into the opulence and spirituality of Tamil Nadu’s heritage.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the opulent 19th-century mansions of Chettinad, showcasing imported marvels from Europe and East Asia.
  • Discover the intricate architecture and spiritual significance of Chettinad Temples.
  • Visit the colossal Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple and Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple in Madurai.
  • Immerse yourself in history at Tirumal Nayak’s Palace, adorned with grand stone pillars and arcades.
  • Experience a rich tapestry of heritage, culture, and spirituality in the heart of Tamil Nadu.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 258
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 473
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 731
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 939
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1162
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1420
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1677

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 8:00 PM


Morning: Journey to Chettinad

7:00 AM: Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Trichy, and your day of exploration begins with a scenic drive to Chettinad, located approximately 165 kilometers away.
Chettinad - The Heritage of Mansions

Explore Chettinad, renowned for its 19th-century mansions. These grand residences feature wide courtyards, spacious rooms, and opulent embellishments of marble and teak. Learn about the region's history, where construction materials, decorative items, and furnishings were imported from East Asian countries and Europe.

Visit Chettinad Mansions: Discover the intricately designed Chettinad Mansions, showcasing imported marble, teak, chandeliers, and more. Marvel at the opulence and craftsmanship of these heritage homes.

Explore Chettinad Temples: Visit some of the beautiful Chettinad Temples, including Vairavan Kovil Temple, Karpaga Vinayakar Temple, Kundrakudi Murugan Temple, and Kottaiyur Sivan Temple. Admire their architectural beauty and spiritual significance.

Afternoon: Journey to Madurai

Continue your drive to the city of Madurai, a cultural and historical hub.
Madurai - Temple City

Visit Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple: Explore one of India's largest temple complexes, the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple. Built between the 16th and 18th centuries, it features an astounding 33 million sculptures and is a vibrant center of ceremonies and devotees.

Explore Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple: Discover the Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, built in rock-cut architecture by the Pandyas during the 6th century.

Visit Tirumal Nayak’s Palace: Explore the highly decorative Tirumal Nayak’s Palace, a monumental structure with an enormous roofed arcade supported by 48-foot-high stone pillars.

Evening: Return to Trichy

6:00 PM: Bid farewell to Madurai and embark on your journey back to Trichy, reflecting on the rich heritage and architectural marvels you've experienced.
Drop Off: Trichy Hotel

8:00 PM: Arrive back at your hotel in Trichy, where your private guided day tour concludes. Relish the memories of a day filled with heritage, culture, and spiritual significance as you bid farewell to your guide.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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