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Spiritual Sojourn: Thanjavur & Velankanni Pilgrimage

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 5 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a spiritual odyssey with the “Spiritual Sojourn: Thanjavur & Velankanni Pilgrimage.” Begin your day in Thanjavur, where the majestic Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands as a testament to Chola architecture’s splendor. Explore the rich history and culture at Thanjavur Palace and Museum, housing remarkable art and manuscripts. Then, journey to Velankanni, a sacred Christian pilgrimage destination gracing the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Here, the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, surrounded by an aura of miracles and devotion, welcomes visitors from diverse backgrounds, making it a place of harmony and reverence.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur, an architectural marvel from the 10th century.
  • Immerse yourself in history and culture at Thanjavur Palace & Museum, home to a vast collection of Chola-era artifacts.
  • Delve into the treasure trove of manuscripts at Saraswathi Mahal Library within the palace complex.
  • Visit Velankanni Church, a renowned Christian pilgrimage site, and witness the sacred Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.
  • Experience the harmonious blend of cultures and faiths as you pay homage to the miraculous Lady of Health in Velankanni.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 293
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 539
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 832
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 1069
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1323
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1616
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1909

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM

Tour Overview:

Embark on a full-day spiritual and cultural journey as you explore the enchanting cities of Thanjavur and Velankanni. This private guided tour takes you through the rich history, art, and religious significance of these two remarkable destinations.

Itinerary:

Morning: Departure from Trichy

7:00 AM: Your day commences with a prompt pick-up from your hotel in Trichy by your knowledgeable guide and driver.

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Enjoy a comfortable drive through picturesque landscapes as you head towards Thanjavur. Along the way, your guide may provide insights into the region's history and cultural significance.

Discover Thanjavur:

10:30 AM: Arrive in Thanjavur, a city steeped in history and known for its architectural marvels.

Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort: Begin your exploration at the Brihadeshwara Temple, an outstanding example of Chola architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its grandeur and intricate design.

Thanjavur Palace & Museum: Visit the Thanjavur Palace, housing an art gallery, library, and a hall of music. Explore the art gallery to admire granite and bronze statues from the Chola period.

Saraswathi Mahal Library: Immerse yourself in knowledge at the Saraswathi Mahal Library, home to over 30,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in various languages.

Lunch Break:

1:00 PM: Pause for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in Thanjavur (lunch cost not included).

Velankanni Pilgrimage:

2:00 PM: Continue your journey to Velankanni, a renowned Christian pilgrimage destination.

Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health: Explore the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, an iconic Roman Catholic shrine located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Learn about its religious significance and international appeal.

Virgin Mary Devotion: Discover the spiritual devotion to Virgin Mary and the belief in her miraculous powers that attract people of all backgrounds to this holy site.

Return Journey:

5:00 PM: Bid farewell to Velankanni as you commence your return journey to Trichy, reflecting on the cultural and spiritual experiences of the day.

Evening Return:

7:00 PM: Arrive back in Trichy, where your memorable day trip concludes as your guide drops you off at your hotel. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of the diverse religious heritage and cultural richness of Tamil Nadu.

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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