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Tamil Nadu’s Temple Trail – 10 Nights - 11 Days 

Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Tanjore- Madurai- Kanyakumari- Trivandrum

Personalized Temple Trail itineraries tailor-made precisely to your style.

A well-rounded customizable itinerary that covers all the must-see sites.

Luxury stays in the best accommodations in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Kanyakumari.

Guided bike rides, indigenous cultural trails, and rendezvous with local nomadic tribes.

Private transfers and 24/7 in-person support and guidance.

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Duration: 11 days
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Tamil Nadu’s Temple Tour

Duration: 11 days

Itinerary: Chennai- Mahabalipuram – Tanjore- Madurai- Kanyakumari- Trivandrum

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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Overview & Tour At Glance
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The southern state of Tamil Nadu is known for its Dravidian history, heritage, glorious temples, hill stations, and beaches.

Its capital Chennai—a hub for commerce and education—is the face of modern India.

However, one of the biggest attractions of the state is the glorious temples that date back hundreds of years—4 of them are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This tour is designed for those who are interested in ancient heritage, temples, history, and artistic glory. Resplendent Travel offers you an exclusive 10-night itinerary that covers the best of what the state has to offer.

We take you on a personalized Temple Trail that covers the Great Living Chola Temples (Thanjavur, Cholapuram, and Darasuram), and temple towns of Madurai, Mahabalipuram, and Kanyakumari.

Resplendent Travel’s luxury tour is characterized by cozy stays at leading accommodations, 24/7 guidance and support, and a range of meticulously curated bespoke experiences.

Itinerary at a Glance

01
Day
Arrival in Chennai. Start of Tour
02
Day
Mahabalipuram | “Descent of the Ganges”
03
Day
Mahabalipuram | Pallava Dynasty Treasures
04
Day
Tanjore | Great Living Chola Temples
05
Day
Tanjore | Temple Trail
06
Day
Madurai | Cultural Capital of Tamil Nadu
07
Day
Madurai | Meenakshi Amman and Other Temples
08
Day
Kanyakumari | Southernmost Tip of India
09
Day
Kanyakumari | Where the Beach Meets the Temples
10
Day
Trivandrum | God’s Own Country Kerala
11
Day
Flying out from Trivandrum | End of Tour

Itineraries

01
Day

Arrival

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

02
Day

Mahabalipuram | “Descent of the Ganges”

The ancient Temple Town of Mahabalipuram (UNESCO World Heritage Site – 1.5 hours from Chennai) was a hub of the Pallava Dynasty in the 8th century AD.

Visit the “Group of Monuments” featuring the world-famous open-air rock relief, the “Descent of Ganges” and the “Shore Temple.”

03
Day

Mahabalipuram | Pallava Dynasty Treasures

Other attractions in Mahabalipuram: Krishna’s Butter Ball (rock), Five Rathas (temples), Varaha Cave, Krishna Mandapam, and the lovely beach. 

04
Day

Tanjore | Great Living Chola Temples

Your next stop after Mahabalipuram is Tanjore (5 hours drive).

Also known as Thanjavur and Thanjai, is the site of most of the Great Living Chola Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) including the legendary Brihadeeswara Temple.

05 
Day

Tanjore | Temple Trail

It’s Temples Galore in Tanjore: Brihadeeswara Temple, Bangaru Kamakshi Amman Temple, Shri Mariamman Kovil Punnainallur, Arulmigu Swamimalai Swaminatha Swamy Temple and Thanjavur Big Temple.

06
Day

Madurai | Cultural Capital of Tamil Nadu

Regarded as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, Madurai is one of India’s oldest towns with a history that goes back 2500 years.

Its biggest cultural and spiritual attraction is the Meenakshi Amman Temple, regarded as one of the greatest destinations of the Hindu faith. Visiting this temple once in your life is considered an integral part of the faith.

07
Day

Madurai | Meenakshi Amman and Other Temples

Other attractions to explore in Madurai the next day are Shri Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teepakulam, Pazhamudhircholai Murgugan Temple, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. 

08
Day

Kanyakumari | Southernmost Tip of India

Relax at the Kanyakumari Beach. Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue.

Pay respect at the Kanyakumari Goddess Temple. Take ferry rides between the town and Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

Witness glorious sunrises and sunsets at its unique viewing points at the coast.

09
Day

Kanyakumari | Where the Beach Meets the Temples

You will end your tour with a beachy vacation at Trivandrum, capital of God’s Own Country Kerala.

Also known as Thiruvanathapuram, “the Evergreen City of India” is famous for its beaches, Padmabhaswamy Temple and retail attractions.

10
Day

Trivandrum | In God’s Own Country Kerala

You will end your tour with a beachy vacation at Trivandrum, capital of God’s Own Country Kerala.

Also known as Thiruvanathapuram, “the Evergreen City of India” is famous for its beaches, Padmabhaswamy Temple and retail attractions.

11
Day

Flying out from Trivandrum. End of Tour.

You will end your tour with a beachy vacation at Trivandrum, capital of God’s Own Country Kerala.

Also known as Thiruvanathapuram, “the Evergreen City of India” is famous for its beaches, Padmabhaswamy Temple and retail attractions.

Resplendent Travel Value Includes

Flexible itineraries suited to your preferences.

Personalized and specially curated temple tours of Tamil Nadu.

Visits to the Great Living Chola Temples 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, Mahabalipuram, Kanyakumari, Madurai, and Trivandrum. 

Exclusivity and unparalleled luxury.

24/7 guidance and support.

Ethical environmentally-sustainable tourism practices.

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