What We Love
Though Mahabalipuram is expected to be a beach getaway, you will be surprised to witness the incredible elegance of sculpture making, which is sure to catch your attention. These are sculptures are of Hindu deities.
Pondicherry is all about personality. There is no better way to experience the French colonies, than to hire a rickshaw and wander around. Visiting Auroville is going to leave you speechless due to its sheer scale and size of the project. Spice up the romance by indulging in an evening stroll though the most charming streets of Pondicherry - rest assured, you will feel refreshed.
Thanjavur is promised to offer you the best of Tamil Naduís temples, heritage, culture and art. Kumbakonam hosts some of the most experiential accommodations, which would surely amplify your experience.
Chettinadu is the most unique destination in the whole of South India. Travellers can indulge in traditional cuisine served on a plantain leaf, experience a bullock cart ride or witness the process of glass making at a factory. It cannot get more experiential than this.
Madurai is a lively temple town that hosts the magnificent Meenakshi Temple. It is also home to the most delicious cuisines and the best mouthwatering street food.
What to Expect
Romantic beach getaway/ Shore temple is a UNESCO heritage site/ beautifully crafted sculptures / Pondicherry - Elegant French colonies/ Exotic famous Tanjore Art/ Lavish Great Temples of Chola Empire/ Exotic heritage hotels in Chettinadu / Serene village life/ Stunning countryside experience/ Traditional cuisines/ Rameshwaram temple/ Breathtaking Bay of Bengal/ Imposing Meenakshi Temple at Madurai
Why Is This Perfect for You
A week with Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Heritage offers travellers an itinerary that combines beaches, heritage, temples and rural / countryside drives, excellent for couples looking to spend some quality time at charming locations over an easy paced itinerary
When to Go
Tamilnadu is an all uear round destination with Oct - March being the best weather
Stay with breakfast at Mahabalipuram (1 night), Pondicherry (2 nights), Thanjavur (2 nights), Chettinadu (1 night), Madurai (2 nights)
Car and driver for the entire trip for transfers, sightseeing and Temple visits
Mahabalipuram - Shore Temple (UNESCO Sites)
Pondicherry - French Quarters, Auroville, Pondicherry Promenade, Pondicherry beach
Enroute Thanjavur - Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram (UNESCO site), Darasuram (UNESCO site)
Thanjavur - Brihadeeswarara Temple (UNESCO site), Musical Instrument factory, Museum
Chettinadu - Heritage village, Tile making factory
Madurai - Meenakshi Temple
Madurai excursion - Rameshwaram
Lunch and Dinner