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Tamil Nadu for me is the land of the malli poo (jasmine), pavadai-dhavani (half-saree with skirt) and idli-sambar. Dindugal pootu (locks), Sivakasi pattasu (crackers), Chettinad kara kozhambu (spicy gravy), Madurai malli and Kumbakonam degree coffee are some of the other things that are famous. In fact, the state you see today might be very similar to the one that Marco Polo had seen with nary a change in culture. There are a variety of things in Tamil Nadu which have celebrated their millennium with pomp and splendour.
Some of the oldest and largest temples reside here. The sculptures, inscriptions and paintings on their walls and ceilings remain proof of their antiquity. Every generation that followed has played a part in preserving the culture. For instance, the year 2014 marked the 1000th year of King Rajendra Chola’s coronation. Considered the greatest Tamil king ever, his kingdom extended from the plains of the Ganga in the north to Srilanka in the south.
Enjoy your holidays in Tamilnadu that will take you to Chennai, Tirupati, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum.
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Arrive Chennai the Capital city of Tamil Nadu State.
You are met, greeted and escorted to the Hotel.
Chennai served as the economic and political capital of the East India Company from the 17th century onwards. Afternoon we visit Fort St George that marks the beginning of Chennai as an important centre for trade. Within the fort is St Mary’s Church, the first English church in India and the oldest British building to survive. We will spend sometime in the Mylapore Temple area visiting the 16th century Kapaleeswarar Temple and the fruit and flower market. Later we visit the Government Museum and Art Gallery, to see the art and bronze gallery, (closed on Fridays and public holidays
Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Chennai
In the morning we leave for a full day visit of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.
Kanchipuram, one of the seven most sacred cities for Hindus. This “Golden City of a Thousand Temples” dates back to the early Cholas in the 7th century AD. Only around 70 temples of the original 1000 old temples are still intact and the most famous of them is the Kailasanathar Temple built with sandstone in the early seventh century A.D. Kanchipuram is also known for its silk weaving and a visit to the nearby villages to see the craftsmen at work on their looms is a rewarding experience.
We also visit the Five Rathas, set of monolithic rock temples located on a sandy compound are the perfect examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. The Rathas have an association to the great epic Mahabharata which describes the heroes of Mahabharata with their wife Draupadi which is termed as pancha pandava rathas.
In the evening we return back to Chennai.
Chennai – Coimbatore – Pollachi
We drive to Chennai airport to board our flight for Coimbatore.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will straight drive to Pollachi.
Pollachi has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Pollachi is very popular for its markets, especially for jaggery, fresh vegetables and cattle. The Jaggery Market in Pollachi is Asia’s largest of its kind. The Central part of Kerala totally depends upon the vegetables from Pollachi. Cattle Market of Pollachi is the biggest of its kind in Southern India.
Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
Late visit Temple of Consciousness. This temple advocates and practices a yoga style called ’Simplified Kundalini Yoga’. The temple of consciousness is not a monument but rather a center that helps a person to realize self-consciousness and inner peace through the practice of various meditation and yoga techniques. An important fact to be noted is that temple of consciousness does not preach any specific cult or a religion. It focuses on promoting world peace. You will participate in the mass meditation classes which happen here. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
06:30 AM The day will start with an early morning common Yoga Session (1 hour) at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we leave to visit the Vaidyaratnam Ayurvedic Factory.
We return to our hotel for our Ayurvedic Cooking Session followed by lunch.
After lunch, you will have a consultation with your Ayurvedic Consultant.
Thereafter, you shall undergo an Ayurvedic massage (45mins) at wellness centre, Vaidya Sultras.
Evening at 05:30 PM, you will have the discussion on Indian Philosophy with Yoga Instructor and this will be followed by Yoga Session (1 hour).
Pollachi – Kodaikanal
In the morning we will visit local Coir and Cashew Industries, the two major small scale industries in Kollam. A visit to these industries is highly recommended. Cashew factory is just 5 km from the resort on the way to Chathannoor, where you can see the processing of raw cashews. It is possible to pick fresh cashew nuts from their outlet. Coir factory is 6 km from the resort on the way to Paravur along the backwaters. You can explore how coir fiber is extracted through a traditional retting process. The immature husks are suspended in the river or water-filled pits for up to ten months. During this time micro-organisms break down the plant tissues surrounding the fibers to loosen them. The breathtakingly beautiful lakes and lagoons have been natural allies of the coir sector.
In the afternoon we drive to Kodaikanal. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
After breakfast, go for a sightseeing trip of the various waterfalls which include Silver Cascade, Bear Shola Falls, and Pambar Falls. On the return visit the Observatory located at the highest point in the Kodaikanal hills. Take a brief halt at Shenbaganur Museum which houses one of the best orchidarium in the country. There are more than 300 species of orchids in this Museum.
The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views
Kodaikanal – Madurai
In the morning we drive to Madurai
Check-in at the hotel upon arrival for overnight stay.
We continue with our visit of Tirumala Nayak Palace – a gracious building in the Indo-Saracenic style, famous for the stucco work on its domes and arches. From here you enjoy a Rickshaw Ride through the busy markets of Madurai, pass through the fruits and vegetable markets. After early dinner you have the choice to return to Meenakshi Temple to witness the daily prayer ceremony when the temple bronze of Lord Shiva is carried to the bed chamber of Parvati. The procession is accompanied by religious prayer and temple music
Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai
Early morning we will leave to visit Rameshwaram temple. The temple has 22 holy springs which are believed to have medicinal properties According to Hindu mythology, this is the place where the Hindu god Rama built a bridge, across the sea to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from her abductor Ravana. The Ramanathaswamy Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva is located at the center of the town and is closely associated with Rama. The temple along with the town is considered a holy pilgrimage site for both Shaivites and Vaishnavites After the sightseeing we will return back to Madurai
Madurai – Tirunelveli
In the morning we drive to Tirunelveli
Tirunelveli is an ancient city and is over 2000 years old. Tirunelveli is the capital of the district of Tirunelveli. The City is located on the West Bank of the Thamirabarani River River; His twin Palayankottai is on the east bank. Palayamkottai is called the South India Oxford. It is a center of many schools, colleges and many major government offices. Tirunelveli is believed to be an ancient settlement of great importance.
In the afternoon we leave to visit Nellaiappar Temple dicated to the deity Shiva is worshipped as Nellaiappar (also called Venuvananathar) represented by the Lingam and his consort Parvati is depicted as Kanthimathi Amman. The temple is located on the northern banks of Thamirabarani River in Tirunelveli district. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work,
Tirunelveli – Kanyakumari
In the morning we drive to Kanyakumari – The Land of Three Seas
Kanyakumari is a coastal town in the state of Tamil Nadu and at the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula. During the British period it was known as Cape Comorin. It is surrounded by vibrant seas, paddy fields, coconut trees and mountain. The vibrant seas around Kanyakumari are Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal & Indian Ocean.
In the afternoon visit -Kanyakumari is India’s ‘land’s end.’ The multicolored sands of Kanyakumari are not it’s only natural phenomena…wait until we see the Sunsets. The Vivekananda Rock on the island is a noted pilgrimage site for Indians as is the memorial to Thiruvalluvar and the temple of Kumari Amman (the virgin lady) and Gandhi Memorial. En route we will also visit the famous wooden palace at Padmanabhapuram.
Kanyakumari – Trivandrum – Journey Home
We shall be transferred to Trivandrum airport to board our flight back home.
More about Tamilnadu
More about this tour
The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind.
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India located in Tamil Nadu. It was ruled by Pandya kings for the longest time in its history and is constructed in the form of a lotus.
Madurai is considered to be the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. The place has a great cultural heritage and strong mythological history to be passed on to the coming generations. The reason most people visit the city is the Meenakshi Temple, dedicated to the goddess