Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Arrive in Chennai and transfer to your hotel. You'll have the opportunity to visit Fort St. George, St. Mary Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Government Museum, Dakshinachitra Museum, Santhome Cathedral, and Marina Beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Chennai -Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (240kms)
After breakfast, drive to Pondicherry via Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. Explore Kanchipuram's ancient temples and visit Mahabalipuram's Monolithic Temples, Krishna's Butterball, Cave Temples, Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance. Check in at your Pondicherry hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Pondicherry
Enjoy breakfast and explore Pondicherry. Visit Auroville, Pondicherry Museum, and take a drive through the charming French Quarters, including French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, and more. Relax on the beach. Overnight in Pondicherry.
Day 4: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjore (180kms)
After breakfast, drive to Thanjavur via Chidambaram Nataraja Temple and The Great Living Chola Temples at Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Darasuram. Check in at your Thanjavur hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Thanjore
Start your day with breakfast and visit the Brihadeshwara Temple & Palace Complex, built by the great Chola king in the 10th century. Explore nearby villages in your free time. Overnight in Thanjavur.
Day 6: Thanjore - Trichy - Madurai (190kms)
After breakfast, drive to Madurai via Trichy. Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeshwara Temple in Trichy. Check in at your Madurai hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Madurai - Chennai (Flight)
Explore Madurai after breakfast, visiting Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Later, take a flight back to Chennai and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Chennai - Departure (Flight)
Have breakfast at the hotel and, as per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.