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Chennai to Chennai: A Cultural Odyssey



7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people




“Chennai to Chennai: A Cultural Odyssey” is an immersive 8-day journey through the heart of South India’s rich heritage. From the bustling streets of Chennai to the serene temples of Thanjavur, this tour weaves a tapestry of history, spirituality, and captivating sights. Explore ancient temples, majestic forts, and vibrant cities while soaking in the cultural essence of Tamil Nadu. Embark on this remarkable odyssey that begins and ends in the vibrant city of Chennai, leaving you with cherished memories of South India’s cultural treasures.


  • Begin your journey in Chennai, where history and culture come to life at landmarks like Fort St. George and Kapaleeshwarar Temple.
  • Explore the golden marvel of Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple in Vellore and delve into history at Vellore Fort.
  • Experience the spiritual aura of Trichy as you visit sacred temples, culminating with the mesmerizing Arti ceremony.
  • Discover the grandeur of Madurai, home to the stunning Meenakshi Temple, and witness the architectural marvels of Rameshwaram.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Thanjavur, from the iconic Brihadeshwara Temple to the charming Chettinad mansions, before concluding your cultural journey in Pondicherry and Chennai.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 43%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 45%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 55%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 54%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 58%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 57%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 61%


Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrive in Chennai, where history and culture intertwine seamlessly.
Explore Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and other Chennai landmarks.
Drive past the picturesque Marina Beach.
Day 2: Chennai - Vellore (140kms)
Journey to Vellore via Kanchipuram, renowned as the "City of Thousands Temples."
Visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple and the historic Vellore Fort.
Day 3: Vellore - Trichy (280kms)
Drive to Trichy, visiting the pilgrimage town of Tiruvannamalai en route.
Attend the mesmerizing Arti ceremony at a temple in Trichy.
Day 4: Trichy - Madurai (135kms)
Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeswarar Temple in Trichy.
Continue to Madurai, known for the magnificent Meenakshi Temple and more.
Day 5: Madurai - Rameshwaram (170kms)
Travel to Rameshwaram, home to Ramanathaswamy Temple and Adams Bridge.
Explore the sacred sites and stunning natural formations.
Day 6: Rameshwaram - Thanjavur (250kms)
Drive to Thanjavur, stopping in Chettinad to admire the 19th-century mansions.
Discover the Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, and more in Thanjavur.
Day 7: Thanjavur - Pondicherry (180kms)
Journey to Pondicherry, with visits to the Great Living Chola Temples and Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.
Explore Auroville, the French Quarters, and more in Pondicherry.
Day 8: Pondicherry - Chennai (160kms)
Visit Auroville and Pondicherry Museum.
Enroute to Chennai, explore the wonders of Mahabalipuram.
Conclude your cultural journey and depart from Chennai.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 7 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Chennai - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace
Vellore - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park
Trichy - Sangam Hotels
Madurai - Courtyard by Marriott/ The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Rameshwaram - Hyatt Place Rameswaram
Thanjore - Svatma
Pondicherry - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa
How many person will be in the group ?
There could be upto 10 people in the group.
Does this tour include airport pick ?
Yes, you can arrive on any flight and private airport transfer will be provided.
How do travelers meet the group ?
On first day of sightseeing all group member will assemble in hotel lobby and there will be first introduction with group member.
What category of hotel accommodation will be provided ?
4star below mention or similar hotels accommodation is included in the tour.
Hotels used or similar for 10 nights accommodation

Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

Chennai x 1 night
4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan

Vellore x 1 night
4* - Regency Sameera Vellore by GRT Hotels/ Fortune Park

Trichy x 1 night
4*- Sangam Hotels

Madurai x 1 night
4* - GRT Regency/ Fortune Pandiyan Hotel

Rameshwaram x 1 night
4*- Daiwik Hotel

Thnjore x 1 night
4* - Sangam Hotels/ Ideal River View Resort

Pondicherry x 1 night
4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa
Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?
Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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