Exploring Eastern Coastline: Pondicherry to Rameswaram

Exploring Eastern Coastline: Pondicherry to Rameswaram

Chennai 1N Pondicherry 2N Tanjore 1N Chettinadu 1N Rameswaram 2N Madurai 1N

Highlights

Experience South India's rich heritage by journeying through its ancient towns and sacred sites. Begin in Chennai, where modernity meets tradition, then explore the majestic stone temples of Mahabalipuram. Discover Pondicherry's tranquil beauty before visiting Tanjore's grand Brihadeeswara Temple and the historic mansions of Chettinadu and round off your trip with a visit to the stunning Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameshwaram and Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.

 

  • 9 Days/ 8 Nights
  • 4 category hotels at Chennai (1 Night), Pondicherry (2 Nights), Rameswaram (2 Nights), 3 category hotels at Tanjore (1 Night), Madurai (1 Night) and Heritage hotel at Chettinadu (1 Night)
  • Breakfast (8), Lunch (6) and Dinner (8)
  • Visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, a revered site among the twelve sacred Jyotirlingas and one of the four Dhams
  • Embark on a mythical journey to Ram Setu, the legendary bridge mentioned in the epic tale of Ramayana, believed to connect India to Sri Lanka.
  • Take a mesmerizing visit to the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.
  • Enjoy authentic Chettinadu dishes that will take you on a journey to taste buds with bold spices and a rich heritage—an enchanting culinary experience.
  • Embark on an adventure to Auroville, then dive into the vibrant charm of Pondicherry's French Quarter, where every colorful wall tells a story worth capturing in your photographs, adding an exciting burst of color to your journey.
  • Group pickup from Chennai airport and drop-off at Madurai airport.
  • Comfortable mode of transport suited for senior citizens 
  • Small sized group of likeminded people 
  • Services of Travel Buddy. A Fully assisted tour.

Welcome to Chennai, where ancient temples meet modern marvels, and the scent of spices fills the air. Explore bustling markets, relax on Beach, and immerse yourself in a city brimming with culture and charm. Chennai awaits, ready to enchant you with its vibrant spirit and timeless beauty.

 

4* Hotel Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

Step into Mahabalipuram, a world where the past speaks in every stone. Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu, India, boasts stunning rock-cut temples, cave sanctuaries, and sculptures dating back to the Pallava dynasty. Its rich history as a vibrant seaport and its architectural wonders, including the Shore Temple and Pancha Rathas, attract visitors from around the globe, offering a glimpse into India's ancient past and cultural heritage.

As you explore Mahabalipuram's rich heritage, this iconic attraction will captivate your senses and leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Later in the day, continue your drive to Pondicherry. The road trip from Chennai to Pondicherry is considered to be one of the best and most scenic roadtrips in India. Upon reaching, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Pondicherry on a leisurely evening stroll by the coast.

4* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After breakfast, gear up for an exhilarating day of exploration in captivating Pondicherry! Pondicherry, often called Puducherry, is a fusion of the French colonial legacy, spiritual retreats, and the tranquil coastal vibes. Its quaint streets adorned with colorful bougainvillea, alongside charming cafes offering mouthwatering French delicacies, create an ambiance that's both enchanting and inviting.

Delve into the spiritual haven of Auroville, where a fusion of cultures and ideologies ignites the senses. Then, wander through the serene corridors of Aurobindo Ashram. Finally, recharge your spirit at the beach, soaking up the sun, sand, and sea.

Retreat to your hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay.

4* Hotel Breakfast & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After breakfast, hit the road to Tanjore! Enjoy the scenery along the way. Tanjore awaits with its rich history and cultural heritage.

In the evening visit Brihadeeswara Temple, also known as the Big Temple. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India's largest temples, built by the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. This architectural marvel showcases exquisite Dravidian style, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marvel at its towering vimana, intricate carvings, and the colossal Nandi sculpture. It's not just a temple; it's a testament to the architectural and artistic brilliance of the Chola Empire, a true gem of Indian history and culture.

After a day filled with discoveries, return to your hotel in Tanjore for comfortable stay.

3* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After breakfast, we'll head out for Chettinadu, taking a break at Trichy. This bustling city is known for its rich cultural heritage and distinguished landmarks. Upon arrival in Trichy, we shall pay our first visit to the splendid Srirangam Temple. Get ready to embrace a spiritual ambiance and architectural grandeur of this reputable temple complex.

Next, we'll move towards Chettinadu from the great Trichy.

Chettinadu, region is famous for its noble families' glittering mansions, bold cuisine, and ancient temples, offering an exciting concoction of history and culture. Karaikudi's intricate architecture, vibrant traditions, and culinary heritage all draw visitors to the region. Explore, indulge, and immerse yourself in its timeless charm.

Dinner and overnight stay. 

Heritage Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and explore the opulent Chettinadu Palace and Kanadukathan Palace. Then, continue your journey with a scenic drive towards the sacred destination of Rameshwaram.

Rameshwaram, in the heart of Tamil Nadu, is more than just a destination—it's a timeless pilgrimage steeped in spirituality and history. At its core lies the majestic Ramanathaswamy Temple, a sacred sanctuary dedicated to Lord Shiv and also one of the sacred Char Dhams, making it a revered destination for devotees seeking divine blessings.

4* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After a hearty breakfast, prepare for a day filled with spiritual exploration in Rameswaram! Our journey begins with a visit to the iconic Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Temple, a divine sanctuary housing one of the revered Jyotirlingas. Immerse yourself in the sacred waters of Agniteertham and venture into the temple to discover its 22 holy teerthams. Don't forget to pack an extra set of clothes for this soul-refreshing experience!

Our journey continues to the Dhanushkodi “Ram Sethu” section, exuding the blessings of the great epic Ramayana. It's a place of history and tales of divinity, inviting you to immerse yourself in its blessed ambiance and connect deeply with timeless narratives of Rameswaram.

Dinner and overnight stay. 

4* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After breakfast, bid a farewell to the serene beauty of Rameshwaram as we embark on an enchanting journey to Madurai. Steeped in history, Madurai stands as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities, where ancient traditions seamlessly blend with modern vitality. 

As the day winds down, let's make our way to the Renowned Meenakshi Amman Temple, which is vibrant tapestry of spirituality and culture and where the evening atmosphere adds a special touch to its beauty. This revered Hindu sanctuary, devoted to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar, mesmerizes with its breathtaking Dravidian architecture, adorned with intricate carvings and vibrant sculptures.

End your day with stay at hotel

3* Hotel Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AC Coach/Tempo

After our trip through South India, it's time to say goodbye and head back home, carrying with us memories that will always bring a smile to our faces.

NA Breakfast AC Coach/Tempo
  • 8 Nights and 9 days accommodation at 4* category hotel at Chennai, Pondicherry, Rameswaram, 3* category hotel at Tanjore, Madurai and Heritage hotel at Chettinadu. 
  • We provide single-sharing accommodation for a supplementary cost. In case interested, please let us know while making the booking itself. All rooms are base category.
  • Breakfast (8), Lunch (6) and Dinner (8). Set menu or buffet for all meals. Breakfast and Dinner would be provided in the hotel. 
  • Sightseeing entry tickets to monuments as per tour plan.
  • 1-liter bottle of water every day.
  • Group pickup from Chennai airport and drop-off at Madurai airport.
  • Toll tax and parking fee of group vehicle.
  • AC Coach with pushback seats. Seats on a rotational basis.
  • Services of Travel Buddy experienced in taking care of elderly (45+ age group). We go along with all our group tours to ensure we provide the best traveling experience to all group members.
  • Goods and Service Tax payable to Govt. of India.
  • Some of the sightseeing points might be closed on particular days. And, we reserve the right to change the itinerary, however, we will make sure everything is covered in best possible way.
  • Airfare from your hometown to Chennai and return from Madurai is not included.
  • Sightseeing, attraction, and service tickets not mentioned in inclusions. 
  • VIP ticket for Temple visit and donation to the pandits. 
  • Any extension of stay in the hotel and check-in/check-out time pre/post standard time followed at all domestic hotels.
  • The expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, beverages, personal meal orders, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, room service charges, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight/train delay of more than 2 hours, personal health problems, roadblocks, landslides, accidents & any emergency evacuations.
  • Any meals, beverages and services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Extra Services, if taken.
  • Room upgrade charges in case required.

Tour Schedule

5th to 13th Nov'24
9 Days
8 Nights
Booking Open!

Tour Cost

Per Person
Rs. 57500
Pickup From Chennai, Drop At Madurai (Excluding Flights)

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  • Send us a copy of your Aadhar Card (front and back picture) on email or WhatsApp.
  • Pay Rs. 10,000 as 'tour booking fee' by online NEFT / IMPS transfer or cheque in favour of our bank account.
  • Pay the balance amount 30 days before the tour departure date.
  • If you want us to make train/flight booking, approx. amount of same to be paid at time of booking. The remaining is to be adjusted with the balance payment. Please call us for further details.

 

Flight Timings: 

Please note that the preferred time for arrival in Chennai is between 11 AM to 1 PM. Further, the drop to Madurai airport will be around 11 AM, please book your flights accordingly.

Request you to not book your tickets without consulting us.

 

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I am at X place, will I go alone from here? We don’t plan travel from a specific region as we have a clientele from all over India. Though we can still suggest you the best possible way for arrival and departure (both Flights and Train). Most of our travellers will travel in the same train or flight which has been suggested by us. So, you do not need to worry, as chances are that you won’t be travelling alone. We try to patch you up with a co-traveller from the same location.

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