Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrival in Chennai and transfer to the hotel (check-in/out at 12 pm). City tour of Chennai, including visits to Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and a drive past Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai - Vellore (140kms)
Drive to Vellore after breakfast, with visits to Kanchipuram's temples en route. Explore Vellore, including the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, Vellore Fort, and Jalakandeswarar Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Vellore - Trichy (280kms)
Drive to Trichy via Tiruvannamalai. Visit Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple and continue to Trichy. In the evening, visit Ranganathaswamy Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Trichy - Thanjavur (60kms)
Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Rock Fort Temple in Trichy. Drive to Thanjavur, where you'll explore Brihadeshwara Temple, Vijayanagar Fort, Thanjavur Art Gallery, and Saraswathi Mahal Library. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Thanjavur - Pondicherry (180kms)
Drive to Pondicherry, stopping to visit Darasuram Temple, Airavateshwarar Temple, and Gangaikonda Cholapuram en route. Explore Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram. Arrive in Pondicherry, visit Aurovil, Pondicherry Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the French Quarters. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Pondicherry - Chennai (160kms)
Visit Aurovil and Pondicherry Museum before driving to Chennai. En route, explore Mahabalipuram's Monolithic Temples, Five Rathas, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance. Drop-off at Chennai airport.