Tamil Nadu / Puducherry

Sample Itineraries for Tamil Nadu / Puducherry

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Virudhunagar
Religious

Andal and Rangamannar Koil, Vatapatra Sayee Koil, Madavar Vilagam, Thiruthangal

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  • Day 1
  • Leave for Rajapalayam by train
  • Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Srivilliputhur Andal Temple
  • Lunch
  • Thirumukkulam
  • Vadabadhrasayee Temple
  • Dinner 
  • Day 3
  • Breakfast
  • Thiruthangal
  • Check out
  • Lunch
  • Madavar Vilagam
  • Depart for Chennai by Train
  • Dinner on train
  • Day 4
  • Arrive at Chennai
  • Say Bye until our next tour
 
 
 
 
Vellore
Heritage

Vellore Fort; Melpadi; Vallimalai; Vrinchipuram; Thirumalai Caves

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  • 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
Tiruchirappalli
Heritage

Srirangam, Thiru Vellarai, Malayadipatti, Kodumbalur, Rock fort, Thiruverumbur, Uraiyur Tanjore Art and weaving

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  • Day 1 – 14th Feb
  • 2245 – Meet at Madras Egmore station
  • 2330 – Leave for Trichy by Rock fort Express
  • Day 2 – 15th  Feb
  • 0525 – Arrive at Trichy Station
  • 0530 – Check into Blossoms. Rest, freshen up and have breakfast
  • 0800 – Leave for Kodumbalur (45mins)
  • 1030 – Rail Museum
  • 1100 – Thanjavur painting demo at Uraiyur/ Weavers belt of Woraiyur/Woraiyur Suruttu
  • 1330 – Lunch at Ethirajammal Ramanuja Koodam
  • 1500 – Srirangam Temple
  • 1700 – Srirangam Murali’s coffee at Rangoon Chidambara Reddiar Chatram, Thiruvanaikaval
  • 1800 – 2000 – Back to Hotel and rest
  • 2130 – Street Food Trail
  • Day 3 – 16th Feb
  • 0600 – Coffee at Thyagaraja Bagavadar’s House
  • 0730 – Breakfast
  • 0830 – Leave for Rock fort
  • 1000 – Leave for Thiruvellarai (40mins)
  • 1330 – Lunch @ Chellammal Manpanai Samayal
  • 1500 – Leave for Malayadipatti
  • 1730 – Brief stop at Thiruverumbur and tea break
  • 1900 – Back to hotel and refresh
  • 2000 – Dinner
  • 2145 – Checkout and Leave for Train Station
  • 2235 – Leave for Madras by Rockfort Express
  • Day 4– 17th  Feb
  • 0435 – Arrive at Chennai Egmore Station
  • Say Bye until our next tour
Thiruvarur
Heritage

Thyagarajar Temple, Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Udayarpalayam, Thirumeyachur, Koneri Rajapuram, Kumbakonam Kalamkari, Thirupananthal Adheenam

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  • Day 1 - 26th July
  • 2130 – Assemble at Hotel Chandra Park
  • 2230 – Leave for Kumbakonam by Uzhavan Express
  • Day 2 - 27th July
  • 0454 – Arrive at Kumbakonam
  • 0530 – Check-in at Quality inn Viha, Kumbakonam to Freshen up and have Breakfast
  • 0730 – Leave for Gangai Konda Chozhapuram (1 Hr journey)
  • 1100 – Leave for Udayarpalayam Zamin
  • 1300 – Check-in at Mantra Koodam, Vepatthur and Lunch
  • 1600 – Leave for Tiruvarur ( 1.15 hrs journey)
  • 1700 – 1800 – Museum  and Mandapam 
  • 1800 – 1900 – Sairaksha Ritual
  • 2000 – Resort/ Dinner
  • Day 3 - 28th July
  • 0800 – Breakfast
  • 1000 – Checkout and Leave for Tirumeyachur 
  • 1200 – Koneri Rajapuram
  • 1300 – Traditional lunch
  • 1430 – Koneri Rajapuram temple and Houses visit
  • 1630 – Kumbakonam Kalamkari Demonstration Thrupananthal Adhinam
  • 1800 – Check into Quality inn Viha to refresh
  • 2000 – Dinner
  • 2100 – Checkout and Leave for Train Station
  • 2153 – Leave for Madras by Uzhavan Express
  • Day 4 - 29th July
  • 0430 – Arrive at Chennai Egmore Station
  • Say Bye until our next tour
Tiruvannamalai
Heritage / Religious Insight

VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE, MEL SITHAMUR, ARUNACHALESHWARAR KOIL, RAMANASHRAM, THIRUKKOILUR, THIRUVENNAINALLUR, SHANTHI MALAI TRUST

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  • Day 1
  • 0500 - Depart from Chennai by Bus
  • 0700 - Breakfast
  • 0930 - Venkataramana Temple, Gingee
  • 1200 - Visit Shanthi Malai Trust
  • 1300 - Lunch at Pathayam organic farm 
  • 1600 - Visit Annamalaiyar Temple
  • 1930 - Parayattam Performance
  • 2045 - Dinner at Resort
  • Day 2
  • 0600 - Ramana Ashram
  • 0700 - Breakfast
  • 0800 - Leave for Thirukkoilur (1 hr)
  • 1000 - Thiruvennainallur (1 hr)
  • 1200 - Leave for Mel Sithamur (1 hr)
  • 1300 - Lunch at Mel Sithamur
  • 1400 - Mel Sithamur Jain Temple
  • 1600 - Tea break at Mathuranthakam
  • Depart for Chennai
Tirunelveli 1
Heritage

Nellaiappar koil; Early Pandya cave temples at Tirumalapuram and Darukapuram; Ancient Palace of Thalavankottai Zamindar; Cheranmadevi; Thirukkurungudi

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  • 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
Tirunelveli 2
Heritage

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  • 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
Thanjavur 1
Heritage

Palace Museum including the private temple; Sarasvati Mahal; Bronze gallery; Nishumbasudini Temple; Brihadeeshwara temple; the iron canon; Thanjavur Rajagopalaswamy temple; Schwartz church; Mahadevapattinam; Mannargudi Rajagopalaswamy temple

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  • Day 1
  • 2330 Leave by Uzhavan Express to Thanjavur
  • Day 2
  • 0730 Arrive and Go to Hotel
  • 0830 Breakfast at Hotel
  • 0930 Palace Museum including the private temple Sarasvati Mahal and bronze gallery
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1600 Nishumbasudini Temple Brihadeeshwara temple and the iron canon that has not rusted for centuries
  • 2000 Dinner
  • Day 3
  • 0800 Breakfast
  • 0845 Leave to Mahadevapattinam
  • 1100 Visit Mannargudi Rajagopalaswamy temple
  • 1300 Thanjavur Brahman Lunch
  • 1430 Thanjavur Rajagopalaswamy temple Schwartz church Thanjavur painting demo
  • 1930 Dinner
  • 2045 Train to Madras
  • Day 4
  • 0450 Arrive at Madras
Thanjavur 2
Heritage

Thiruvidaimaruthur, Swamimalai Bronze Art, Nageswara Koil, Darasuram, Seeval factory, Sengalipuram, House of Ramanujan, Panchavan Mahadevi temple

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  • Day 1
  • 2230 – Assemble at Hotel Chandra Park
  • 2330 – Leave for Kumbakonam by Uzhavan Express
  • Day 2
  • 0550 – Arrive at Kumbakonam
  • 0930 – Panchavan Mahadevi Pallipadai
  • 1100 – Nageshwarar Temple
  • 1200 – Mathematician Ramanuja’s House Visit
  • 1300 – Rajaveda Patashala Visit
  • 1330 – Traditional Lunch at Paradise Resort
  • 1500 – ARR Seeval factory visit
  • 1530 – Coffee and Conversation
  • 1630 – Darasuram
  • 1800 – Resort/ Dinner 
  • Day 3
  • 0900 – Swamimalai Bronze Casting
  • 1030 – Leave for Thiruvidaimaruthur to the Palace and Mahalingeshwarar Temple visit
  • 1200 – Leave for Sengalipuram
  • 1300 – Lunch at Traditional House at a Sengalipuram
  • 1430 – Introduction to the Agnihotram ritual
  • 1530 – Somanatheswara temple at Poundarigapuram
  • 2125 – Leave for Madras by Uzhavan Express after Dinner
  • Day 4
  • 0455 – Arrive at Chennai Egmore Station
  • Say Bye until our next tour
 
 
 
 
Sivaganga
Heritage

Thirumeyyam Fort and temple; Athangudi House and tile making; Irani Koil at Vairavanpatti; Pillaiyarpatti; Thirukkolakkudi; Mathur; Ariyakudi; Karaikudi

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  • Day 1
  • 1930 - Meet at Chandra Park Hotel  for a brief orientation. We have a few announcements so 
  • kindly ensure to be there.
  • 2140 - Leave from Chennai Egmore station – Rameswaram Express. Packed vegetarian Dinner will be provided
  • Day 2
  • 0710 - Reach Karaikudi stationand leave for hotel
  • 0830 - Breakfast at hotel
  • 1000 - Leave for Tirumeiyam Fort that hold the secret of one of Tamil Nadu's bloodiest wars and also learn a verse on the temple
  • 1230 - Cookery class at Chidambara Vilas
  • 1300 - Lunch at Chidambara Vilas
  • 1500 - Leave to Athangudi – a little tour of the tile factory and the Athangudi House
  • 1645 - Leave to Iranni Temple and Vairavanpatti
  • 1845 - Break at Pillaiyarpatti for Tea
  • 2030 - Dinner at Chidambara Vilas
  • Day 3
  • 0600 - Leave to Tirukkolakudi and explore a magical series of temples on a small hillock and learn about the ancient commerce of the region 
  • 0800– Breakfast at Chidambara Vilas
  • 0930 - Chettiars have a unique "clan" system which is centered around nine clan temples which have a distinct architecture. Explore one such fine example at Mathur.
  • 1100 - Leave to Ariyakudi, explore the paintings of the temple, experience a unique and fun ritual and listen to the musical heritage of the town.Later leave for  Karaikudi, the headquarters of Chettinad to potter around the antique shops at MuneeswaranKoil Street.
  • 1330 - Built by expert artisans with funds from extensive business in south East Asia, Chettiar homes are unique and filled with superb craftsmanship. Explore one such home and learn more about the lifestyles of the community and experience their hospitality. Lunch at Kottaiyur
  • 1445 – Leave to ChidambaraVilas  for tea and relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in the lovely pool
  • 2000 - Check out and Leave for Karaikudi
  • 2030–Dinner at the Bangla, Karaikudi
  • 2245–Leave for Station
  • 2335 – Leave to Chennai – RMM Chennai Express 
  • Day 4
  • 0600 - Arrive at Madas Egmore station
Pudukkottai
Heritage

Pudukkottai Museum; Thirukkattalai; Sittannavasal Caves; Kudumiyanmalai; Thirukkokaranam; Pudukkottai Palace

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  • 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
Madurai
Heritage

Meenakshi Temple, Samanar Malai, Nayak Mahal, Sivagangai Aranmanai, Kalayar Koil, Street Food Trail, Growing up in Madurai - Illustrative Discussion by Cartoonist Biswajit B

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  • 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
Kanyakumari
Heritage

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvattaru, Thiruparappu, Villukuri, Thirunandikkarai, Boothapandi, Mathur Hanging Dam, Udhayagiri Fort

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  • Day 1
  • 1730 - Depart by Kanyakumori Express
  • 1930 - Packed dinner on the train
  • Day 2
  • 0530 - Arrive@ Nagarcoil
  • 0730 - Arrive and Check into Anantya Resorts
  • 0930 - Thiruparappu falls
  • 1030 - Thiruvattaru Temple
  • 1300 - Lunch at Udhayagiri fort
  • 1430 - Demo of the fading art of lace making of Nagarcoil
  • 1530 - Padmanobhapuram Palace
  • 1730 - Villukuri Temple
  • 2045 - Dinner with Tribal Dance performance at Resort
  • Day 3
  • 0830 - Depart for Boothapondi after breakfast
  • 1100 - Kurattiyarai Temple
  • 1230 - Lunch at Kalikesam Eco Village
  • 1430 - Leave for Mathur Thottipalam
  • 1615 - Leave for Thirunandikkarai
  • 1900 - Dinner at Helipad at the resort plantations
  • Day 4
  • 0700 - Rubber Plantation visit
  • 0900 - Breakfast at tribal village
  • 1030 - Day free to explore and relax at resort
  • 1530 - Checkout and depart
  • 1750 - Board Konyakumari Express to Chennai
  • 1930 - Packed Dinner on Train
  • Day 5
  • 0530 - Arrive at Chennai Egmore Station
  • Say Bye until the next tour
Kanchipuram 1
Photography

Kancheepuram

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  • Day 1
  • 0600 - Leave for Kanchi [Hotel Haablis Guindy]
  • 0730 - Reach Kanchi and breakfast
  • 0830 - Leave to Varadharaja temple
  • 0845 - 0945 Orientation of the temple by Pradeep
  • 0945 - 1100 Photography insights by Satyajit
  • 1100 - 1200 Discussion over the shots at the mandapam in the temple
  • 1215 - 1300 Weavers of Kanchi
  • 1500 - Market visit
  • 1600 - Jorahareshwara temple
  • 1700 Leave Kanchi
  • 1900 - Reach Chennai [Hotel Habils, Guindy]
Kanchipuram 2
Heritage

Thenneri, Thirumukkoodal, Mamandur, Natabhavi, Sanjeevirayar, Aakkur Kattai Koothu, Mathangeshwara, Kanchi Weavers

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  • Day 1 – 14th Dec
  • 0600 – Leave for Kanchipuram
  • 0700 – Breakfast
  • 0830 – Thenneri – Abathsahayeeshwarar and Kanthalingeshwarar Temple
  • 1000 – Old House and farm visit
  • 1130 – Leave for Thirumukkoodal
  • 1300 – Check into Hotel
  • 1330 – Traditional Lunch
  • 1500 – Thiruparuthikundram
  • 1600 – Kanchipuram Iddli Demo - Kanchi Weaver Visit
  • 1830 – Free time
  • 2030 – Dinner at Hotel
  • Day 2 – 15th  Dec
  • 0830 – Leave for Natabhavi, Mamandur and Sanjeevirayar
  • 1100 – Aakkur Kattai Koothu
  • 1330 – Check out
  • 1400 – Kanchi Kudil visit and Lunch
  • 1600 – Mathangeshwarar
  • 1630 – Free time
  • 1800 – Leave for Chennai
Cuddalore
Heritage

Sirkazhi; Chidambaram; Srimushnam; Veeranam Lake

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  • Day 1
  • 0530 Depart by AC Coach
  • 0800 Breakfast at Pudhucherry
  • 1030 Reach Sirgazhi and Visit the Sattanathar Temple
  • 1230 Leave for Chidambaram
  • 1330 Arrive at Hotel. Check in and Lunch
  • 1600 Leave for Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.
  • 1645 Temple tour
  • 1815 Odhuvar’s concert
  • 1845 Distribution of Prasadam
  • 1915 Darshan and time to explore
  • 2000 Return to Hotel
  • 2045 Dinner and Rest
  • Day 2
  • 0830 Breakfast at Hotel
  • 0900 Leave to Veeranam Lake and click time!
  • 0930 Leave to Srimushnam
  • 1030 Visit Nithileshwara Temple
  • 1100 Visit Bhoovaraha Swamy Temple
  • 1200 Leave for Pudhucherry
  • 1400 Lunch at Pudhucherry
  • 1600 Return to Chennai
Heritage

Samathur Zamin,Zamin Uthukuli,Shenbaga Vilasam,Maitreyi Vedic Village,Textiles of Negamum,Perur Temple

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  • 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