TRICHY IN & OUT

Code: TRI09D
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy Temple
  • 2 Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • 3 Fort St George
  • 4 varadharaja perumal temple
  • 5 Ekambareswarar temple
  • 6 Marina Beach
  • 7 St Thomas mount chennai
  • 8 chennai shopping

Enchanting Tamil Nadu Package covers the most famous temples & most famous monuments.

HIGHLIGHTS • Marina Beach
• Kapaleeshwarar Temple
• Fort St. George
• Vardharaja Perumal temple
• Ekambareswarar temple
• Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy Temple
• And some more famous Temples
INCLUDED
International Air Fare & Taxes
Accommodation with daily Breakfast as specified
Return airport transfers & tours based on A/C Vehicle
Meals as per the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
India Visa
Travel Insurance
Tipping
Personal Expenses
Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL – TRICHY (BREAKFAST)

Greet and meet on arrival at Trichy airport and proceed to hotel, check in hotel & refresh.

And proceed to visit SRIRANGAM RANGANATHA SWAMY TEMPLE, The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

ROCK FORT, Tiruchirappalli Rockfort is a historic fortification and temple complex built on an ancient rock.
It is located in the city of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is constructed on a 83 metres (272 ft) high rock that may date to over one billion years ago. There are two Hindu temples inside, the Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort and the Thayumanaswami Temple, Rockfort. Other local tourist attractions include the famous Pallava-era Ganesha temple and the Madurai Nayak-era fort. The fort complex has witnessed fierce battles between the Madurai Nayakas and Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, Carnatic region and Maratha Imperial forces. The fort played an important part during the Carnatic Wars, helping lay the foundations of the British Empire in India. The Rockfort is the most prominent landmark of the city.

UCHIPILLAYAR TEMPLE, is a 7th century Hindu temple, one dedicated to Lord Ganesha located a top of Rockfort, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. Mythologically this rock is the place where Lord Ganesha ran from King Vibishana, after establishing the Ranganathaswamy deity in Srirangam

SAMAYAPURAM MARIAMMAN TEMPLE, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple in Samayapuram near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. The main deity, Samayapurathal or Mariamman, a form of supreme mother goddess Durga or Maha Kali or Aadi Shakthi, is made of sand and clay like many of the traditional Mariamman deities, and hence unlike many other Hindu deities there are no abhishekams (sacred washing) conducted to the main deity, but instead the “abishekam” is done to the small stone statue in front of it. drive back to hotel. Overnight at Trichy.

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DAY 02: TRICHY – TANJORE – CHIDAMBARAM – PONDICHERRY (BREAKFAST)

After early breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Tanjore.

Arrival at Tanjore and proceed to visit BIG TEMPLE Brihadishvara Temple, also called Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the largest South Indian temple and an exemplary example of a fully realized Tamil architecture. It is called as Dhakshina Meru of south. Built by Raja Raja Chola I between 1003 and 1010 AD, the temple is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Great Living Chola Temples”, along with the Chola dynasty era Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple and Airavatesvara temple that are about 70 kilometres (43 mi) and 40 kilometres (25 mi) to its northeast respectively.

SARASWATHI MAHAL LIBRARY, Saraswathi Mahal Library or Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal Libraryis located in Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest libraries in Asia,[citation needed] and has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and paper written in Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi and a few other languages indigenous to India. The collection comprises well over 49,000 volumes, though only a tiny fraction of these are on display. The library has a complete catalog of holdings, which is being made available online. Some rare holdings can be viewed on site by prior arrangement.

And later proceed to Chidambaram, arrival at Chidambaram and proceed to visit NATARAJA TEMPLE Nataraja Temple, also referred to as the Chidambaram Nataraja temple or Thillai Nataraja temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nataraja – Shiva as the lord of dance – in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple has mythical roots and a Shiva shrine existed at the site when the town was known as Thillai. Chidambaram, the name of the city and the temple literally means “atmosphere of wisdom” or “clothed in thought”, the temple architecture symbolizes the connection between the arts and spirituality, creative activity and the divine. The temple wall carvings display all the 108 karanas from the Natya Shastra by Bharata Muni, and these postures form a foundation of Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance.

THILLAI KALI TEMPLE, is a Hindu Temple located on the outskirts of the town of Chidambaram, Cuddalore District Tamil Nadu in India. It was built by Chola King Kopperunjingan who ruled between 1229 and 1278.

And later proceed to Pondicherry, arrival at Pondicherry, check in hotel, refresh.

Next visit to AUROVILLE AUROBINDO ASHRAM, The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community (ashram) located in Pondicherry, in the Indian territory of Puducherry. The ashram grew out of a small community of disciples who had gathered around Sri Aurobindo after he retired from politics and settled in Pondicherry in 1910. On 24 November 1926, after a major spiritual realization, Sri Aurobindo withdrew from public view in order to continue his spiritual work. At this time he handed over the full responsibility for the inner and outer lives of the sadhaks (spiritual aspirants) and the ashram to his spiritual collaborator, “the Mother”, earlier known as Mirra Alfassa. This date is therefore generally known as the founding-day of the ashram, though, as Sri Aurobindo himself wrote, it had “less been created than grown around him as its centre.

MANAKULA VINAYAGAR TEMPLE, is a Hindu temple in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. Dedicated to the god Ganesa, it is a popular pilgrimage site and tourist destination in Puducherry. The temple is of considerable antiquity and predates French occupation of the territory. During the tenure of Dupleix, there were attempts to destroy the temple, but it was spared owing to strong protests from the Hindu population and the threat of British and Maratha invasion of the territory.

Enjoy Beach, drive back to hotel. Overnight at Pondicherry

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DAY 03: PONDICHERRY – MAHABALIPURAM- CHENNAI (BREAKFAST)

After early breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Mahabalipuram.

Arrival at Mahabalipuram and proceed to visit FIVE RATHAS, Pancha Rathas (also known as Five Rathas or Pandava Rathas) is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. Dating from the late 7th century, it is attributed to the reign of King Mahendravarman I and his son Narasimhavarman I (630–680 AD; also called Mamalla, or “great warrior”) of the Pallava Kingdom. An innovation of Narasimhavarman, the structures are without any precedent in Indian architecture. The complex is under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed by UNESCO as Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

ARJUNA’S PENANCE, Descent of the Ganges is a monument at Mamallapuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Measuring 96 by 43 feet (29 m × 13 m), it is a giant open-air rock relief carved on two monolithic rock boulders. The legend depicted in the relief is the story of the descent of the sacred river Ganges to earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha. The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna’s Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site. The relief is more of a canvas of Indian rock cut sculpture at its best not seen anywhere in India. It is one of the Group of Monuments at Mamallapuram that were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.

KRISHNA MANDAPAM, Mandapa of Krishna or Krishna Mandapam is a monument at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984. It is located on a hillock next to the open rock relief of Descent of the Ganges (Mahabalipuram).

SHORE TEMPLE, The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. At the time of its creation, the site was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty. As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India. Shore temple is a complex of temples and shrines.

Enjoy Beach and later proceed to Chennai. Arrival at Chennai, check in hotel, refresh.

MARINA BEACH, is a natural urban beach in the city of Chennai (Madras), India, along the Bay of Bengal. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Foreshore Estate in the south, a distance of 6.0 km (3.7 mi), making it the longest natural urban beach in the country and one of the world’s longest beach ranking with 1. The Marina is primarily sandy, unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The average width of the beach is 300 m (980 ft) and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m (1,434 ft). Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the dangers, as the undercurrent is very turbulent. It is one of the most crowded beaches in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 1,50,000 to 2,00,000 people visit the beach daily.

KAPALEESWAR TEMPLE, Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva’s consort Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal is from Tamil, (“Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree”). The temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture.

FORT ST. GEORGE, Fort St George (or historically, White Town is the name of the first English (later British) fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai. The construction of the fort provided the impetus for further settlements and trading activity, in what was originally an uninhabited land. Thus, it is a feasible contention to say that the city evolved around the fortress. The fort currently houses the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly and other official buildings. The fort is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu

MUSEUM, The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture located in the neighbourhood of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive.[1] The National Art Gallery is also present in the museum premises. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, it houses rare works of artists like Raja Ravi Varma

SANTHOME CHURCH, San Thome Basilica is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Santhome, in the city of Chennai, India. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, over the tomb of Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.

APPARSWAMY TEMPLE, Apparswami Temple is a Hindu temple built in honour of Apparswami, a 19th-century Saivite saint. The temple, situated on Royapettah High Road, is built around his tomb over which a shivalinga was set up by his chief devotee Chidambaraswamy
And ST. THOMAS MOUNT, is a small hillock in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, near the neighbourhood of Guindy and very close to Chennai International Airport.The ancient Syrian Christian community of India trace the origin of their church to St. Thomas the Apostle, believed to have been martyred in St. Thomas Mount. From the 17th century, this part of Chennai was populated predominantly by Anglo-Indians The St. Thomas Garrison Church is at the bottom of St Thomas Mount. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church is located east of the shrine at North Silver Street, foot holds of the mountain shrine.

Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Chennai

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DAY 04: CHENNAI – KANCHIPURAM – TIRUPATI (BREAKFAST)

After early breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Kanchipuram.

Arrival at Kanchipuram and proceed to visit VARADHARAJA PERUMAL TEMPLE, or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples. One of the greatest Hindu scholars of Vaishnava VisishtAdvaita philosophy, Ramanuja is believed to have resided in this temple.The temple along with Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram is popularly known as Mumurtivasam (abode of trio), while Srirangam is referred to as ‘ The Koil’ (meaning: “temple”) and Tirupathi as the ‘Malai’ (Meaning: “hill”). Among the Divya Desams, Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as the ‘Perumal Koil’. This is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites.

EKAMBARESWARAR TEMPLE, Ekambareswarar Temple (Ekambaranathar Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with the five elements, the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, and specifically the element of earth, or Prithvi. Shiva is worshiped as Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar, and is represented by the lingam, with his idol referred to as Prithvi lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Gowridevi Amman. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple also houses Nilathingal Thundam Perumal temple, a Divyadesam, the 108 temples revered in the Vaishnava canon Nalayira Divya Prabhandam.

KAMAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE, The Kamakshi Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of Goddess Parvati. It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, near Chennai, India. The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, the Akilandeswari temple in Thiruvanaikaval near Tiruchirappalli and this Kamakshi temple are the important centers of worship of Parvati, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Temple was most probably built by the Pallava kings, whose capital was Kanchipuram.

ULAGANATHA PERUMAL TEMPLE, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Tirukkoyilur, Tamil Nadu, India. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Ulagalantha Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Poongothai. The temple is believed to have been built by the Medieval Cholas, with later contributions from Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. The temple covers an area of 5 acres (20,000 m2) and has a temple tower that is the third tallest in Tamil Nadu, measuring 192 ft (59 m) in height.

Later proceed to Tirupati. On the way visit to TIRUTTANI MURUGAN TEMPLE is a Hindu temple, on the hill of Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India, dedicated to Lord Muruga. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six holy abodes of Lord Muruga. The other five are Palani Murugan Temple, Swamimalai Murugan Temple, Tirupparangunram Murugan Temple, Pazhamudircholai and Thiruchendur Murugan Temple. Thiruthani is 87 kilometres (54 mi) from Chennai.
Arrival at Tirupati, check in hotel & refresh.

And proceed to visit LORD VENKATESWARA TEMPLE, is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupatiin Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.

Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Tirupati.

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DAY 05: TIRUPATI – BANGALORE (BREAKFAST)

After early breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Bangalore.

Arrival at bangalore, check in hotel, refresh and proceed to visit LALBAGH, Botanical Gardens, meaning The Red Garden in English, is a well-known botanical garden in southern Bengaluru, India. It has a famous glass house dating from 1889 which hosts two annual flower shows.

VIDHANA SOUDHA, located in Bengaluru, is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian, and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. The construction was completed in 1956.

THE SRI MAHALAKSHMI TEMPLE in Goravanahalli is a beautiful example of the typical South Indian architecture in the 1900s. The temple features a large, multicolored Gopuram with smaller arches on both sides. The temple also has verandahs on either side. The main deity is housed in the Garbhagriha or the sanctum sanctorum. Other deities such as the Nag Dev and Marikamba are also housed in the temple.

GARUDA VAHANA ANJANEYA TEMPLE, Sri Hanuman is a great devotee of Lord Ramachandra. His devotion is unparalleled and he has set the standards for serving the Lord. Even today, he lives in Kimpurusha varsha, and constantly glorifies Sri Ramachandra. There is no difference between Lord Ramachandra and Lord Narayana. But Sri Hanuman wanted to serve only Lord Ramachandra and he did not accept the supreme benediction of eternal life in Vaikuntha loka. He decided to stay back in the earthly planet and glorify Lord Rama. He did not want anything that would diminish his relationship as the servant of Lord Ramachandra. There is a small altar of Sri Hanuman just after the Harinam Mantapa. On the day of Hanuman Jayanti, Hanuman is offered an elaborate abhisheka, benne alankara (butter decoration) and vada-mala.

ISKCON KRISHNA TEMPLE, Sri Radha Krishna Temple has deities of Radha and Krishna located at Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world

CUBBON PARK, Officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park is a landmark ‘lung’ area of the Bengaluru city, located (12.97°N 77.6°E) within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2).

Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Bangalore.

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DAY 06: BANGALORE – MYSORE (BREAKFAST)

After breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Mysore.

On the way visit to Srirangapatna TIPU SULTAN’S SUMMER PALACE, in Bangalore, India, is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791

And arrival at Mysore, check in hotel, refresh and proceed to visit CHAMUNDESWARI TEMPLE,

BRINDAVAN GARDEN, The Brindavan Gardens is a garden located in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. The work on laying out this garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. Visited by close to 2 million tourists per year, the garden is one of the major attractions of Srirangapatna

MAHARAJA PALACE, Ambavilas Palace, otherwise known as the Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore.

Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Mysore.

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DAY 07: MYSORE – OOTY (BREAKFAST)

After breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Ooty.

Arrival at Ooty, check in hotel, refresh and proceed to visit BOTANICAL GARDEN, The Government Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore(Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India laid out in 1848. The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout.

OOTY LAKE is located in Ooty in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. It covers an area of 65 acres. The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction inOoty.

DODDABETTA PEAK, Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 2,637 metres. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, India.

CHILDRENS’ PARK, Ooty children park Jolly world children park in Ooty is located on the way to boat house. This park is maintained by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. There are several games and drives for kids to enjoy and spend some time in cool temperature of Ooty. Fun and enjoy here for an hour or two.Children games.

Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Ooty

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DAY 08: OOTY – MADURAI (BREAKFAST)

After breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Madurai.

Arrival at Madurai, check in hotel, refresh and proceed to visit MEENAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE, also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Minakshi – Sundareshwara Temple, is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

THIRUMALAI NAYAKKAR MAHAL, Palace is a 17th-century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, a king of Madurai’s Nayaka dynasty who ruled Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai, India. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles

ALAGAR KOVIL, Chithirai Grand festival. Chithirai festival of this temple celebrated for ten days is one of the declared festivals of Tamilnadu Government. This fes tival day is declared as Local Holiday. In chithirai, Lord Kallalagar starts from Alagar kovil in the form of Kallar and reaches Madurai on Pournami (Full Moon day).

Drive back to hotel. Overnight at Madurai

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DAY 09: MADURAI – PALANI -TRICHY (BREAKFAST)

After breakfast check out hotel and proceed to visit THIRUPARAMKUNDRAM MURUGAN TEMPLE, Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, located at Tirupparankunram. The temple is built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century.

And later proceed to Palani.

Arrival at Palani, visit PALANI ARULMIGU SHRI DHANDAYUTHAPANI TEMPLE, is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan. It is located in the town of Palani in Dindigul district, 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Coimbatore and northwest of Madurai in the foot-hills of the Palani hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Palani temple is considered synonymous with Panchamirtam, a sweet mixture made of five ingredients.

Proceed to Trichy Overnight at Trichy (long hours Drive)

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DAY 10: MADURAI – PALANI -TRICHY (BREAKFAST)

After breakfast check out hotel and we transfer you to Trichy airport.