13 Nights Itinerary Covering: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Chennai - Port Blair - Ross Island - North Bay Island - Harbour Cruise - Port Blair - Havelock Island - Port Blair - Mount Harriet - Port Blair - Chennai
Our unique 14 Days/ 13 Nights tour in the South of India, brings you the best of the ancient culture and heritage of the country. Tamil Nadu, being the center of attraction in Southern India, boasts its enriching history with numerous edifices and splendors.
This tour is a chance to relive the brilliant bygone era, plus to cool off your urban life stress, the emerald islands of Andaman feel like life savers. This promising tour includes visits to some of the world’s most renowned temples, museums and not to miss, the tranquil and heavenly islands.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
The exclusive 'Tamil Nadu with Andaman tour' starts with the arrival at Chennai airport. From there,our IHPL tour representative will escort you to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the local South Indian market or by staying at leisure in the hotel. This is followed by an overnight stay including dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 of our delightful tour commences as soon as you leave your hotel. This day is specially dedicated to sightseeing in the city of Chennai. Being renowned as the 'Gateway of South', Chennai has so much to offer to its tourists. Part of the city tour, you would be visiting St. Mary's Church, Kapaliswara temple, Theosophical society, Sri Parthasarathy temple and San Thomas Cathedral Basilica. The list does not end here, it also includes visits to Mylapore, Kalakshetra, Fort St. George and houses of the Secretariat and Legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu. Post that, travel back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After making an early morning check out from the hotel, drive towards Mahabalipuram. On your way to Mahabalipuram, make a halt at the sacred city of Kanchipuram. Being an important center of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism, the city has temples like Kamakshi Amman and Ekambareswarar temple. Besides the temples, Kanchipuram is also famed for its silk weavers, the generations of which are believed to be centuries old. After that, continue with your journey to Mahabalipuram. On arriving at your destination, spend your night at the hotel.
Right after your breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. The city is famous for its Shore temple and Bhagiratha Penance, which would surely be visited on this day. In the evening feel free to explore the local markets for handicrafts and South Indian cuisines. Post that, overnight leisure stay at the hotel.
The very first thing you would be doing the next morning is embarking on a road trip to Pondicherry. Pondicherry is almost two hours away from Mahabalipuram. In Pondicherry you would be doing some sightseeing, which include the visit to the very famous Aurobindo Ashram. As dusk settles, make a check in to your hotel and spend the night at leisure.
On the sixth day of our recreational tour, hit the roads for Thanjavur. As Thanjavur is quite far from Pondicherry, you would be asked to start your journey early in the morning. As per our proposed itinerary, visit to attractions in Tanjavur like the Brihadeshwar temple and fort, Thanjavur Palace and Museum would be the top priority. Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Thanjavur.
Bid farewell to Thanjavur and get on a road trip to the city of Trichy. On your arrival at Trichy, you would be heading for a sightseeing tour of the city. This includes visit to tourist attractions like Rock Fort temple, Srirangam temple and Jambukeshwara temple. Spend your night at leisure in a hotel in Trichy.
On this day, the first half of our TamilNadu-Andaman tour ends. In the morning you would be dropped to the station to board the next train to Chennai. On your arrival at Chennai, you would be transferred to your hotel. From the next day, you would be continuing with your next half of the tour.
The day starts with an early morning flight to Port Blair. As you arrive at Port Blair airport, our IHPL tour representative will escort you to a pre-booked hotel/resort. After your brief stay at the hotel, you would be visiting the famous Anthropological Museum, which displays various tools, art and handicrafts of the native aborginal tribes of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Post that, our tour guide will take you on a tour to the other attractions of Port Blair. Under this, you would be visiting the historical Cellular Jail, Fisheries Museum, Science Centre and then finally, Corbyn's beach. To make your evenings more memorable in Port Blair, you would be entertained with a light and sound show at the Cellular Jail, which narrates the tales of the freedom struggle in India. After that, overnight stay at the hotel.
Dedicate this day to cruise all towards the mesmerizing Ross Island, Viper Island and North Bay. Post breakfast, start your journey to Ross Island via boat. This island holds historical importance and was also the capital of Port Blair during the British rule in India. From Ross Island, you would be escorted to North Bay Island, which is famous for its exotic coral and marine life. The underwater exploration would be done in a glass bottom boat, so that you can watch the flourishing marine life from a safe distance. In the evening, continue your journey to Harbor Cruise, which is also known as Viper Island. The day ends with a return trip to Port Blair for an overnight stay.
Embark on a journey to one of the most reputed islands across Andaman, the Havelock island. You would be travelling on a ferry to Havelock island from Port Blair. As you arrive the destination, our tour representative will take you to the resort. Post some hours of relaxation, visit the Kalpathar beach, which looks breathtaking in the evenings. You would be staying at Havelock for the night.
After breakfast, head to the Radhangar beach, which is one of the finest beaches in Andaman. Spend some lovely hours, relaxing and sun bathing at the beach. You can even go for a nice swim in the ocean. By noon, leave for Port Blair via ferry. Spend the night relaxing in your hotel at Port Blair.
This is the last day of our memorable TamilNadu-Andaman tour. Right after your breakfast, head towards Mount Harriet, which was supposedly the summer headquarters of the British and the highest peak in South Andaman. From the top, you can have a nice and fascinating view of the outer islands and the sea. In the evening, feel free to shop in the local market and then retire into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Fly back to Chennai with the wonderful memories of these emerald islands. On reaching Chennai, you would be dropped to the international airport for your further journey.