Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM
Indicative Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM
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.
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.
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.
1:00 PM: Pause for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in Thanjavur (lunch cost not included).
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.
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.
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.