Sacred Paddy Hedge

19th Feb to 22nd Feb 2015

Heritage

The Sacred Paddy Hedge Sojourn - Tirunelveli

Mankind has inhabi ted the banks of rivers for centuries. Rivers have nurtured great civilizat ions across the world. One of Tamil Nadu''s most ancient set tlements, since at least 500 BC, existed here next to the swiftly flowing waters of the Tambraparni River that is exclusive to Tamil Nadu.

Date: February 19th to 22nd 2015

Embassy Travels and Tours with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy

 

Included:

  • Train travel by second c las s AC coach
  • Road travel by AC coach
  • Accommodation in either hotels or heritage properties and AC rooms accommodat ion upto 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy
  • All meals mentioned will be vegetarian -­? 2 breakfast , 2 lunches and 3 dinners per person
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day
  • Regular entry tickets as applicable
  • Darshan at temples will be included if time permits
  • Services of accompanying tour expert and tour head

Not included:

  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Room service
  • Day 1:
  • 2010 -­ Leave by Nellai Express from Madras Egmore station. Packed vegetarian Dinner will be provided

 

  • Day 2:
  • 0800 -­ Reach Tirunelveli station and leave for hotel
  • 0900 -­ Breakfast at hotel
  • 1000 -­ Leave for Nellaiyappar koil and an orientation to the temple and history of the Pandya country
  • 1300 -­ Lunch
  • 1500 -­ Leave for exploring the early Pandya cave temples at Tirumalapuram, Darukapuram. Prasadam at the temple and tea at the ancient Palace of the erstwhile Thalavankottai Zamindar
  • 2000 -­ Reach Tirunelveli -­Dinner and Rest

 

  • Day 3:
  • 0730 -­ Breakfast at hotel
  • 0830 -­ Leave to Cheranmadevi from Tirunelvel i to explore the Ramasamy temple
  • 1000 -­ Leave to Tirukurungudi
  • 1045 -­ Nambirayar temple in Tirukurungudi -­Marvel at the outstanding sculptures , many that are unique to this temple and learn to recite a 9th century verse on the temple
  • 1245 -­ Lunch -­Simple temple offerings (prasadam) of Puliyodarai , Pongal and Thayir sadam– all popular of ferings in temples
  • 1345 -­ Return to Tirunelveli
  • 1445 -­ Learning traditional recipes from the Brahmin and Saiva Pillamar communities of this region. The cuisine of this region is a delectable mix of Tamil and Kerala styles. Dishes we will learn to make and eat! Will include Arachuvitta Kozhambu, and Puliyodarai and Sodhi and Inji Thogayal -­(Printed recipes will be provided so don't take notes and focus on the making and eating!)
  • 1900 -­ Depart by Nellai Express for Madras. Packed vegetarian dinner will be provided

 

  • Day 4:
  • 0710 -­ Arrive in Madras
  • Sridharan Lakshmanan; sridhar@embassy-travels.com ; +919282119040
  • Raji Kumar; raji@embassy-travels.com ; +919840471127
  • Address : 23, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017

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  • ICICI BANK LTD, NO.1, Cenetoph Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600018
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  • STATE BANK OF MYSORE, NO.13(6), Plot No.3, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai- 600 017.
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