Our Guiding Principles

We seek to instill a tangible pride of our glorious past and build a responsible and culturally sensitive community through heritage travel.

Fixed Departures

Choice of place:

The choice of our location is generally offbeat but as fascinating as the more well known regions. This ensures a wider playing field for our tours. The lack of crowds ensures a leisurely viewing and spontaneous exchange of snippets from the participants opening up newer facets and greater appreciation of the location.

Cuisine:

We strive to present the authentic regional flavour made from the locally sourced ingredients to relish the time travel. Our research and extensive integration with the “ sons of the soil ” ensures that the not so popular and many a times the forgotten recipes are revived and the participants get and opportunity to savour and enjoy the same.

Activity:

We choose activities such as cookery classes, story reading, pottery making, sketching, singing etc. which help the group to gel as one happy family. Not only do these activities involve every participant but they also collectively result in effective everlasting networking and more importantly, friendship.

Transport and accommodation:

We believe that the experience of the locations visited should be devoid of physical strain and tediousness. Therefore we ensure the best possible air conditioned transport by all modes. Refreshments and snacks are always available on board.

The best available hotel, preferably heritage property is carefully chosen in order to heighten the joy of the tour. The itinerary is always crafted with sensitivity to provide ample free time to sit back and ruminate at the marvels as well as enjoy the property.

Avaiablity:

Our expert in the field along with the travel co-odrinator are always in the vicinity to ensure that both information about the sites as well as any and every concern regarding the arrangements are immediately addressed.

Past Tours

Heritage

Vintage Vellore

An Insight into the 2000 year old Tamil Jain Culture.

  • Vellore Fort
  • Melpadi
  • Vallimalai
  • Vrinchipuram
  • Thirumalai Caves

Date: July 29th and 30th 2016

Embassy Travels and Tours with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy

Package Cost:

  • INR 12,000 On Twin Sharing Basis
  • INR 13,500 On Single occupancy Basis

Included

  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip we will be staying at Sameera GRT Vellore ( https://www.grthotels.com/vellore )
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be included if People wish to and ONLY if time permits.

Not Included

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day 1:
  • 0530 Depart Madras and Coffee on the go
  • 0700 Breakfast at Kanchipuram
  • 0900 Vellore Fort/ Jalakandeshwara Temple/ Church/Government Museum
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1600 Depart for Melpadi
  • 1630 Melpadi
  • 1730 Valli Malai Fish Feeding and Jain Caves
  • 2030 Dinner at GRT

 

  • Day 2:
  • 0700 Breakfast
  • 0800 Depart for Vrinchipuram
  • 0830 Vrinchipuram Margabandeshwarar Temple
  • 0930 Leave to Tirumalai Caves
  • 1300 Special Jain Lunch at Tirumalai Mutt
  • 1500 Depart for 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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Ancient Micronation - Pudukkottai

The princely state of Pudukkottai is one of the world's oldest and longest living Micro-nations. Having no fixed boundaries until the end of 18th century, it was called "Thondaiman country" (after the Thondaiman rulers).

The district’s historical importance is emphasized by the large number of burial sites found in the northern and western parts of the district attesting the presence of pre historic man in this region.

  1. Pudukkottai Museum
  2. Thirukkattalai
  3. Sittannavasal Caves
  4. Kudumiyanmalai
  5. Thirukkokaranam
  6. Pudukkottai Palace

Registrations : Before July 15th 2016 Due to Train Bookings

Date: 30th September and 1st October 2016

Embassy Travels and Tours with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy

Package Cost:

  • INR 18,500 ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
  • INR 23,000 ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY BASIS

Included

  • Train Travel by Two Tier or Three Tier AC coach on train. Incase your registration does not meet the deadline, we shall provide an alternate mode of transport
  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip we will be staying at The Chidambara Vilas
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits.
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Not Included

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day 1:
  • 2140 - Depart Chennai

 

  • Day 2:
  • 0630 – Arrive at Pudukkottai
  • 0730 – Check into Hotel (Chidambara Vilas)
  • 0830 – Breakfast
  • 0900 – Kudumiyan Malai
  • 1130 – Pulvayal
  • 1300 – Lunch
  • 1500 – Pudukkottai Palace
  • 1600 – Pudukkottai Museum
  • 1700 – Thirukkattalai
  • 1800 – Head back to hotel / Dinner

 

  • Day 3:
  • 0800 – Breakfast
  • 0930 – Sittannavasal Caves
  • 1100 – Thirukokaranam
  • 1330 – Lunch
  • Free to relax and enjoy the Beautiful Chidambara Vilas/ Visit a local Chettinadu Palatial House/ Making of local Snacks
  • 2000 - Check out
  • 2115 Depart for Chennai

 

  • Day 4:
  • 0630 - Arrive at 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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Heritage

Along The Tamaraparani - Tirunelveli

Originating from the famous Agastyarkoodam peak of Pothigai hills of the Western Ghats, the Tamraparni/Porunai (Copper coloured leaf - Thamra is copper Sanskrit and parani means leaf). It flows through Tirunelveli and Tuticurin into the Gulf of Mannar.

Mentioned in Sangam Tamil literature and recognized as a holy river even in epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana, the river has one of South India’s oldest human inhabitations dating back to over 4000 years. It was instrumental in the economic prosperity of the Pandya kings. Several important business houses owe their origins to its villages.

  1. Mannar Koil
  2. Manimuthar Dam
  3. Singampatti Palace
  4. Brahmadesam
  5. Thiruppudai Maruthur

Registrations : Before August 20th 2016 Due to Train Bookings

Date: December 8th and 9th of 2016

Embassy Travels and Tours with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy

Package Cost:

  • INR 15,500 ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
  • INR 17,500 ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY BASIS

Included

  • Train Travel by Two Tier or Three Tier AC coach on train. Incase your registration does not meet the deadline, we shall provide an alternate mode of transport
  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip we will be staying at AAR Park, Tirunelveli - http://www.aarroyalpark.com
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 3 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits.
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Not Included

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day 1:
  • 1845 – Assemble at Chandra Park Hotel, Opposite Egmore Railway station, Madras
  • 1940 – Depart by Nellai Express
  • 2000 – Packed Dinner

 

  • Day 2:
  • 0730 – Arrive at Tirunelveli
  • 0800 – Check into Hotel
  • 0930 – Breakfast
  • 1000 – Leave for Thiruppudai Maruthur
  • 1130 – Leave to see Kallidaikurichi Appalam industry
  • 1200 – Leave for Karukurichi Pottery Society
  • 1230 – Leave Pathamadai Pai industry
  • 1330 – Authentic Saiva Pillaimar Lunch at Mela Seval Ramalinga Pannaiyars heritage house
  • 1500 – Leave for Tirunelveli
  • 1845 – Leave for Nanguneri to see the Kaisika Natakam. Have some Prasadam
  • 2145 – Leave forTirunelveli
  • 2245 – Dinner and Rest

 

  • Day 3:
  • 0930 – Breakfast
  • 1000 – Leave for Brahmadesam
  • 1100 – Leave for Mannar Koil
  • 1200 – Leave for Valeeswaram
  • 1230 – Visit Singampatti Palace
  • 1330 – Traditional Tirunelveli lunch at Ambasamudram
  • 1500 – Visit the Manimuthar Dam
  • 1630 – Return to hotel
  • 1830 – Leave for Railway Station
  • 1930 – Depart for Chennai Dinner on train

 

  • Day 4:
  • 0530 - Arrive at Madras Egmore Station
  • Say Bye until the next tour
  • 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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Madurai Mystique

Kooduvom "Naan maada koodalil” (Madurai).Celebrated from the ancient Sangam times, the city of Madurai means many things to many people.

A facet of this diamond nourished Tamil, another gave us musical legends and yet another the imposing Meenakshi Temple and the count goes on.

Madurai’s famous temples , Jain caves and archeological remains are as much a visual splendor as is the street food is a culinary splendor in a town “that never sleeps”.

  1. Meenakshi Temple
  2. Samanar Malai
  3. Nayak Mahal
  4. Sivagangai Aranmanai
  5. Kalayar Koil
  6. Street Food Trail
  7. Growing up in Madurai – Illustrative Discussion by Cartoonist Biswajit B

Registrations : Before December 30th 2016

Date: February 17th and 18th of 2017

Before December 30th 2016 by way of a NON-REFUNDABLE payment of Rs.4000

Embassy Travels and Tours with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy

Package Cost:

  • INR 16,000 ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
  • INR 19,000 ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY BASIS

Included

  • Train Travel by Two Tier or Three Tier AC coach on train. Incase your registration does not meet the deadline, we shall provide an alternate mode of transport
  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip we will be staying at AAR Park, Tirunelveli - http://www.aarroyalpark.com
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 3 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits.
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Not Included

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day 1:
  • 2030 -Assemble at Hotel Chandra Park
  • 2120 - Depart Chennai by Pandian Express to Madurai
  • Day 2:
  • 0610 – Arrive at Madurai/ go to hotel
  • 0830 – Meenakshi Amman Temple and Pudhu Mandapam
  • 1000 – Visit the Chungadi printing Facility
  • 1130 – Madurai Malli – an introduction
  • 1330 – Lunch
  • 1500 – Samanar Malai
  • 1630 – Nayakar Mahal
  • 1845 – Sound and Light show
  • 2030 - Dinner 
  • Day 3:
  • 0830 – Kalayar Koil
  • 1100 – Sivagangai Palace
  • 1200 – Cartoonist Biswajit B Talk
  • 1330 – Lunch with the Prince of Sivagangai Aranmanai
  • 1445 – Leave for Madurai
  • 1600 – Street food tour
  • 1945 – Check out and Leave to the station
  • 2035 – Pandian Express to Chennai
  • 2100 – Dinner on the train

 

  • Day 4:
  • 0525 Arrive at Chennai
  • Say Bye until the next tour
  • 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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Kongunadu – Zamins and Beyond

Kooduvom "Naan maada koodalil” (Madurai).Celebrated from the ancient Sangam times, the city of Madurai means many things to many people.

A facet of this diamond nourished Tamil, another gave us musical legends and yet another the imposing Meenakshi Temple and the count goes on.

Madurai’s famous temples , Jain caves and archeological remains are as much a visual splendor as is the street food is a culinary splendor in a town “that never sleeps”.

  1. Samathur Zamin
  2. Zamin Uthukuli
  3. Shenbaga Vilasam
  4. Maitreyi Vedic Village
  5. Textiles of Negamum
  6. Perur Temple

Registrations : Before April 15th 2017

Date: July 20th and 23th of 2017

Before April 15th 2017 by way of a NON-REFUNDABLE payment of Rs.4000

Embassy Travels and Tours with Historian Pradeep Chakravarthy

Package Cost:

  • INR 19,500 ON TWIN SHARING BASIS
  • INR 23,500 ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY BASIS

Included

  • Train Travel by Two Tier or Three Tier AC coach on train. Incase your registration does not meet the deadline, we shall provide an alternate mode of transport
  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip we will be staying at AAR Park, Tirunelveli - http://www.aarroyalpark.com
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 3 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if People wish to and ONLY if time permits.
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Not Included

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day 1:
  • 2045 – Assemble in front of Higginbothams at Madras Central Railway Station,
  • 2120 – Depart Madras by Nilagiri Express to Coimbatore
  • Day 2:
  • 0500 – Arrive at Coimbatore/ Leave for Pollachi (1 hour)
  • 0800 – Breakfast at resort
  • 0930 – Visit Samathur Zamin – Tea at the palace
  • 1100 – Visit Zameen Uthukuli and Their ancient ancestral temple
  • 1300 – Lunch at Zamin Uthukuli
  • 1430 – Return to resort
  • 1530 – Leave for Negamum and visit the traditional weaving unit
  • 1800 – Return to resort
  • 2030 - Dinner
  • Day 3:
  • 0900 – Visit Shenbaga Vilas
  • 1000 – Leave for Aliyar Dam
  • 1130 - Visit to Organic Farm
  • 1230 – Visit and Lunch at Maitreyi Vedic Village
  • 1500 – Return to resort
  • 1645 – Check out
  • 1700 – Leave for Patteeswarar Temple, Perur (1.5 hours)
  • A1 chips and Annapurna – shopping time
  • 2055 – Depart by Nilagiri Express to Madras
  • Day 4:
  • 0505 Arrive at Chennai
  • Say Bye until the next tour
  • 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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