Tamil Nadu / Puducherry

Sample Itineraries for Tamil Nadu / Puducherry

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Pandya Naadu Itineraries

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
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
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
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
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