THE DISCOVER INDIA COLLECTION
Discover Indian Spirituality
When it comes to a deep sense of spirituality, there can be few more intoxicating places than Tamil Nadu. It’s temples are extraordinary, a profusion of incredible and intricate, ancient sculptures, carved and exotic temple gopurams which contrast with the experimental town of Auroville near Pondicherri. A journey into Tamil Nadu is a fascinating one, the devotion of the pilgrims, the awe inspiring temple architecture, the sense of spirituality here, combined with unique art forms is one that will leave you amazed.
Chennai | Pondicherry | Tanjore | Madurai
- Visit the ancient shore temples at Mahabalipuram.
- Explore the sleepy town of Pondicherry with it’s French influences and Aurobindo Ashram.
- Witness the incredible spirituality, architecture and art of the temples of Chidambaram, Thanjavur and Madurai.
|Day 01||Arrive in to Chennai where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.|
|Day 02||Explore Chennai with your guide, visiting Chennai museum, Fort area, Kapaleeswarar temple and St. Thomas Church.||Chennai|
|Day 03||Transfer by road to Puducherry en route visiting Mahabalipuram, exploring the ancient shore temples. Evening strol the quite streets of Puducherry, a former French territory which still maintains a Mediterranean feel.||Puducherry|
|Day 04||Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and take a short drive out to Auroville.||Puducherry|
|Day 05||Transfer by road to Thanjavur en route visit the Thala Natraja temple in Chidambaram. In the evening, visit one of India’s most beautiful and awe inspiring temples, the Sri Brihadeeswara. The changing colours as twilight moves to the night are beautiful.||Thanjavur|
|Day 06||Explore Thanjavur visiting the bronze gallery in the palace and re-visit the Sri Brihadeeswara temple.||Thanjavur|
|Day 07||Drive to Madurai. In the evening, visit the Sri Meenakshi Temple to witness the evening ceremony of the gods being put to bed.||Madurai|
|Day 08||A leisurely morning followed by a return visit to the temple. Each moment of each day here brings about a new experience.||Madurai|
|Day 09||Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Chennai. Check in and overnight stay.||Chennai|
|Day 10||Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.|