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The Land of Temples

DURATION : 10 Nights / 11 Days

DESTINATIONS : Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanniyakumari - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Chennai Marina Beach, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Fort St. George, Government Museum and Parthasarathy Temple
Pondicherry Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade Beach, Rock Beach, Serenity Beach and Botanical Garden
Tanjore Brihadeeswara Temple, Great Living Chola Temples,  Thanjavur Maratha Palace and Royal Palace Museum
Trichy Ranganathaswamy Temple, Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Srirangam Island and Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Alagar Koyil, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple and Sathuragiri Hills
Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple, Pamban Bridge, Adam's Bridge and Agni Tirtham
Kanniyakumari Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thanumalayan Temple, Vattakottai Fort, Mathur Aqueduct, Tirparappu Waterfalls and Swamithope Pathi
Kovalam Samudra Beach Park, Kovalam Beach and Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium And Hatchery
Trivandrum Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Attukal Temple, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Kowdiar Palace and Shankumugham Beach

Short Description

Tamil Nadu characterized by more than 33,000 temples that gave rise to the distinctive title of ''A Land of Temples''. The Absolute Architecture built during The Pallavas and other Dynasties. Feels like loosing yourself into the Divine Shelter of God. Southern India is dotted with places of religious interest. There are several towns that are referred to as the temple towns owing to the grandeur of the temples they are home to. Like Rameshwaram (one of the most famous temples of South India) is an island temple - of Lord Rama's at Tamil Nadu is a terrific destination. Along with being a major pilgrimage for the Hindus, Rameshwaram is a happening holiday spot too.​

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Chennai (By Flight @ TBA)

Arrival in Chennai Airport. You will be assisted by our representative. Check in to the hotel and relax. Begin your day with St. Mary's Church, which is one of the historic monuments in Chennai. Transfer to Marina Beach one of the longest urban beaches in the world. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 2: Chennai - Pondicherry (140 Km - 03 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Chennai. Check in top the hotel and relax. Afternoon visit to some of famous Churches of Pondicherry. Evening visit to Plage Paradiso (Paradise Beach) is located at Chunnambar which is 8 kilometers away from the main town. This part of tropical paradise is a dream destination for every beach lover. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 3: Pondicherry Sightseeing

An international city is a small town 6 km north of Pondicherry. This town was a vision of The Mother from Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry as it's an international town. Then Serenity Beach Pondicherry is a 1.5 km long, rocky shoreline. Some of the bloodiest Anglo-French battles were fought on these sands. Today, however, this beach is ideal for a calm (or romantic) stroll. Later visit Botanical Gardens Pondicherry well known for its various tourist hotspots, which attracts tourists all the year round to this destination.
Overnight stay.

Day 4: Pondicherry – Tanjore (170 Km - 04 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Tanjore. Check in to the hotel and relax. Excursion of Brihadeeswara or the Big Temple., Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur Art Gallery. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 5: Tanjore – Trichy (48 Km - 01 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Trichy. Check in to the hotel and relax. Visit to the most important pilgrim centre located at an island just 7 km from Trichy. Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of river Kaveri on one side and its tributary kollidan on the other, is a 600 acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. Later visit the rock fort temple In the Rock Fort Temple – three temples Manikka Vinayakar Temple, Uchhi Pillayar Koil and Thayumanavar Koil. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 6: Trichy – Madurai (135 km - 03 Hour)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Madurai. Check in to the hotel and relax. Start you day with Meenakshi Temple, an attracting tourists and pilgrims dedicated to Lord Shiva. Drive to Thirumalai Nayak Palace, built in 16th century by Nayak ruler Thirumalai Nayak. Evening will be free at leisure.
Overnight stay.

Day 7: Madurai Sightseeing

Full day excursion to Kodaikanal, one of finest hill stations in Tamil Nadu. It is situated 7,200 feet above sea level amongst the picturesque Western Ghats of India. Kodaikanal is located in the Pazhani Hill Range and is under the administrative control of Dindigul district of Tamilnadu. Evening will be free at leisure. Return to Madurai.
Overnight stay.

Day 8: Madurai – Rameshwaram (161 km - 04 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Rameshwaram. Check in to the hotel and relax. Excursion to Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, a beautiful temple in southern India which was created for worshipping lord Rama as Hindu mythology. Later drive to Agnitheertham, a pilgrim place where in people believes that taking bath in the place washes away their sins.
Overnight stay.

Day 9: Rameshwaram - Kanniyakumari (236 Km - 06 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Kanniyakumari. Check in to the hotel and relax. Visit to famous Vevakananda Rock Memorial where you can see the beauty of the nature. You can see the ocean in three different colours, Blue, Green and Black as The Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and The Arabian Sea gets merged into each other. Return to Kovalm in the evening.
Overnight stay.

Day 10: Kanniyakumari – Kovalam (85 Km - 02 Hours)

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Reach hotel and relax. Afternoon sightseeing of Kovalam includes Padhamanabha Swamy temple, Museum, Horse Palace, Art Gallery.Evening you will be free at Kovalam Beach.
Overnight stay.

Day 11: Trivandrum Departure - Tour Ends

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Trivandrum Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.

Hotel Details

We have a bunch of hotels which are to be finalised as per the client’s taste n monetary budget / as per the queries...!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Roomas per hotel chosen by Guest.
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels.
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • AC transport as per program.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  •  Govt. Service Tax 4.50%.

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

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Customer's Feedback View All

  • William Ivan Rhodes
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    City : England
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    Just returned from 18 great and interesting days in India The trip was orchestrated for us and to our specification not an off the shelf tried and tested golden triangle jaunt, by Anu from Monks & Monkeys Travels. Not only did they deliver on every level, Transport, Hotels Agents on the ground meeting and greeting us at every new destination, after we had suffered the worst experience possible in an overnight sleeper, which we had stipulated 1st class it may have said 1st class it was not in our eyes or nose. I contacted them on arrival in Varanasi and within an hour they had organised and paid on our behalf for flights and a hotel back in Delhi to avoid the indignity of another night on the train.(a local business man I spoke to put it that' the clientele in overnight sleepers are only the top class of those who travel by train. We had changed two of the hotels Anu had suggested before we went and interestingly our choices turned out to be the two worst hotels we stayed at. We had paid approx. a third of the cost as a deposit and were only expected to pay the balance on arrival in Delhi. Can't think of any British agents who work that way. All our drivers were excellent as were our internal flights. Guides were always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to tell touts and others we were not interested. probably the equivalent of our own phrase which encourages an individual to urinate elsewhere! So 100% satisfaction from us I will be recommending them unreservedly to my friends who are interested in India trips.
  • miekejuul@hotmail.com
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    City : Delhi
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    Thanks to monks and monkeys we had a magnificent holiday, unforgettably for the rest of our lives!!The whole program was perfectly designed as per our wishes and when we had one problem along the way in one of the hotels, Bikash from Monks and Monkeys took action straight away and solved the problem in less than 5 minutes! Dhanyabaad and definitely phir milenge!!
  • Rafiq Hajee
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    City : Johannesburg
    Country : South Africa
    I know I am pretty late after my holidays in submitting my feedback, maybe I need another holiday. Just to say that we had a great time in Kerala in visiting the various places. The arrangements made through your company with Anju Malavia were excellent and were as promised. Just a few pointers in that care should be taken when arranging visits on places of interest in that for us as muslims to have seen more of islamic history with other sites as optional. Also for the driver to be aware of where the mosques for prayer time are as well halaal eating places. Also experiencing the windy roads and travel time a +-70km per day should be considered from destination to destination in order for it not to be so hectic. Overall I would not hessitate to book another holiday through Anju nor have any problems referring others through you.

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