South India Museum Architecture Tour Package

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South India Museum Architecture Tour Package

Tour Overview

This South India museum and architecture tour package offers you a glimpse into the rich creativity and age old heritage of architecture that adorns the entire structures of South India. Dravidian architecture is said to have been developed during the reign of Gupta dynasty with the earliest example dating back to 7th century.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrival in Madurai (Athens of the East)

On arriving in Madurai (one of the oldest cities in South Asia) you will proceed for some local sightseeing expedition of the city, right after getting checked in.

Your first destination is located in the center of the city, Meenakshi Amman temple, which has been an extremely important site of pilgrimage since ancient times. Built in the form of concentric circles which allows the pilgrims and devotees to enter from all the sides, this temple is known for its 14 towering and brightly coloured gopurams, which serve as royal gateways into different shrines and various Mandapas. The sculptures on the gopurams depict various legendary scenes from holy Hindu texts. Be sure to wear your walking sneakers or sports shoes and also carry a hat, since the temple complex pans up to 14 acres.

Your next stop is 2KM away from the Meenakshi Amman temple, which is the unique Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. This is actually a calm and peaceful pond located near the temple bearing the same name. There are 14 granite stairs on all the four sides of the pond leading into the pond water, there is a beautiful Mandapam in the centre of the tank which is a Vinayagar temple along with a garden amidst tall lush green trees. When the water dries up the resulting green field is used as a cricket ground for the local kids, and the tank is filled back during festival seasons.

Your next architectural marvel will be the palace of Thirumalai Nayak, which houses a museum with several antique artifacts. With intricate engravings, impressive patterns and the classic Dravidian architectural style, this palace has also been the site for several Bollywood movies. You can also offer your prayers at the ancient Meenakshi temple located inside the palace premises. After viewing the interesting sound and light show at 6:30 pm here, your sightseeing expedition will conclude here and you will be headed to your hotel.

Day 2 :Madurai – Chettinad – Madurai (76 Kms / 2 Hours)

Day 3 :Madurai – Trichy (132 Kms / 2 Hours)

Day 4 :Trichy – Tanjore – Pondicherry (201 Kms / 3 Hours 30 Mines)

Day 5 :Pondicherry – Mahabalipuram (100 Kms / 2 Hours)

Day 6 :Mahabalipuram – Chennai (57.2 Kms / 1 Hour 30 Mines)

Day 7 :Chennai Sightseeing

Day 8 :Departure from Chennai

Tour Description

Duration 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations

Madurai → Chettinad → Trichy → Tanjore → Pondicherry → Mahabalipuram → ChennaiRead More

Tour Price 44,900 /-

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Tour Description

Duration 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations

Madurai → Chettinad → Trichy → Tanjore → Pondicherry → Mahabalipuram → ChennaiRead More

Tour Price 44,900 /-

Chat with specialist who can help plan your tour!