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The Highlights Of Tamil Nadu Tour – 08 Nights - 09 Days

Chennai – Pondicherry – Kumbakonam -Chettinad -Madurai

Customizable itineraries tailor-made precisely to your style.

A well-rounded itinerary that covers all the must-see sites of Tamil Nadu

Luxury stays in the best accommodations in Chennai, Kumbakonam (Thanjavur), Chettinad, and Madurai.

Exclusive arrangements to enjoy a memorable beach holiday in the French Capital of India, Pondicherry.

Ethical, culturally sensitive, and sustainable tourism practices.

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Duration: 9 days
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Experience The Tamil Nadu

Duration: 9 days

Itinerary: Chennai- Pondicherry – Kumbakonam -Chettinad -Madurai

Note – This is a sample itinerary for ideas on travel routes in the region, it can be customized as per your requirements.

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The Land of the Tamil People —”Tamil Nadu”— is a place of ancient heritage, glorious temples, Dravidian history, warm hospitality, and historical landmarks.

Its capital Chennai is one of India’s nerve centers for IT, software, commerce, and modern tech education.

This Southern Indian State is also famed for its glorious temples that date back hundreds of years—4 of them are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Resplendent Travel offers you an exclusive 8-night itinerary that covers the best of what the state of Tamil Nadu has to offer.

It covers the cultural attractions of Chennai, the beachy paradise of Pondicherry, the spiritual mystique of Madurai, the artistic splendor of the Chettinad region, and the elegance of the Temple Town of Kumbakonam (Tanjavur).

We take you on an all-exclusive “Highlights of Tamil Nadu” that features all of these amazing attractions of the state.

Join us for a memorial trip to this underexplored part of India.

Resplendent Travel’s luxury tours are characterized by stays at leading accommodations, 24/7 guidance and support, and a range of meticulously curated bespoke experiences that you won’t find elsewhere.

Itinerary at a Glance

01
Day
Arrival in Chennai. Start of Tour
02
Day
Chennai | The Allure of Madras
03
Day
Pondicherry | The French Capital of India
04
Day
Pondicherry | Spa, Fusion Cuisine, and the Fine Life
05
Day
Kumbakonam | Temple Town Serenity
06
Day
Chettinad | Florence of the South
07
Day
Chettinad | Castle Hopping and Temple Trails
08
Day
Madurai | Flying Out. End of Tour.
08
Day
Madurai | Flying Out. End of Tour.

Itineraries

01
Day

Arrival

On arrival in Chennai (the capital of Tamil Nadu), you’ll be greeted by representatives of Resplendent Travel and transported to your accommodation.

02
Day

Chennai | The Allure of Madras

Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai (previously known as Madras) is a hip, modern and cosmopolitan metropolitan that is the face of modern India.

Visit its main attractions: Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Temple, Kapaleeshwarar Temple and other historical landmarks.

03
Day

Pondicherry | French Capital of India

A former French trading conclave on the southern coast of India, Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry) is now an autonomous little Union Territory located on the fringes of Tamil Nadu (3 hours from Chennai).

It is famous for its stunning beaches, old colonial churches, fusion cuisine, Ashram (spiritual communes), and the Ousteri Lake (considered a birdwatcher’s paradise).

04
Day

Pondicherry | Beach, Spa, and French Heritage

We have quite the Pondicherry attractions list:

Guided heritage tour to the Old French Quarter.

A beach retreat overlooking the Arabian Sea. Gastronomic delights of the French-Hindustan fusion cuisine.

Boating and birdwatching at the Ousteri Lake.

Visit to the world-famous Auroville Ashram (spiritual commune) – optional.

05
Day

Kumbakonam | Temple Town Serenity

The Temple Town of Kumbakonam (3 hours drive) is your next stop. A great place to meditate and relax after the beach.

Steeped in history as the seat of the Chola, Pallavas, Pandyas and Vijayanagar Empire, Kumbakonam is famous for the Dharasuram Temple, the Sarangapani Temple, and the Arulmigu Swamimalai Swaminatha Swamy Temple.

06
Day

Chettinad | Artistic Splendor

The town of Chettinad (2 hours drive) is famed for its exquisite Mansions and a very ornate and artistic style of architecture that is named after it.

Chettinad is an art lover’s delight.

Its rich and prosperous trading community the Natuukottai Chettiar people, a maritime entrepreneurial community—brought in influences from as far as Burma, Ceylon, Bali, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

07
Day

Chettinad | Castle hopping and Temple Trails

Visit the famous Nagara Sival Kovil temple, the Kallukatii Temple, the Thousand Window House, the Kanaduthathan Palace, and the Athangudi Palace.

08
Day

Madurai | Cultural Capital of Tamil Nadu

Dating back some 2500 years of recorded history, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu Madurai is home to the Meenakshi Amman Temple— one of the greatest pilgrimage sites in the Hindu tradition, visited by tens of millions every year.

A Temple Trail in Madurai is just what you need for a glimpse into the spiritual soul of India.

Key temples: Shri Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teepakulam, Pazhamudhircholai Murgugan Temple, and St. Mary’s Cathedral.

08
Day

Flying out from Madurai. End of Tour.

Resplendent Travel Value Includes

Flexible itineraries suited to your preferences.

Personalized and specially curated temple tours of Tamil Nadu.

Visits to the greatest Temples of Tamil Nadu with renowned historians and guides.

A wide variety of ancient temples to visit dotted all across Tamil Nadu.

Luxurious accommodations at the leading hotels in Chennai, Chettinad, Madurai, and Kumbakonam.

Exclusivity and unparalleled luxury.

24/7 guidance and support.

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