Day 01 | Home - Trichy -
When you arrive at Trichy airport, our representative will meet you at the airport and he will introduce to the driver who will take you to place throughout the tour. Also, the representative will let you know about the tour itinerary. And then will assist you as you go to your pre-booked hotel. Tiruchirappalli, the city is on the banks of Kaveri River. After check-in at the hotel, you will head for a local tour of Trichy. The most famed and loved attraction of the city is the Rock Fort, which is an 83 meters high rock. Later, you will head to Srirangam, Jambukeswarar Temple, and Samayapuram Mariamman Temple. Rest of the day is free for you, Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02| Trichy - Thanjavur / (60 KM 1 h 15 m Drive)
After having breakfast at hotel, you will check-out from hotel and drive for Thanjavur, which served as the Chola dynasty capital in the past. There are some odd 93 temples that one can see here. On arrival, check-in at the hotel, and in the afternoon, you will head for a local tour of Thanjavur. You will see the popular Brihadeeswarar Temple, Brihadeeswarar Fort, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Later in the day, you will see the Remarkable Thanjavur Palace, local museum, and Art Gallery. In the evening, you can head for shopping if it interests you. Night stay will be at hotel.
Day 03| Thanjavur - Pondicherry / (170 KM 4 hour Drive)
In the morning after breakfast, you will take the drive to Pondicherry, which is also known as Puducherry. On arrival, check-in at the hotel, and rest of the day will be free to enjoy the weather of the beach town. Night stay will be at hotel.
Day 04| Pondicherry City Tour
After your breakfast, you will proceed for a local tour of Pondicherry, where you will see the amazing Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Auroville Matrimandir, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Chunnambar Backwater, and the much loved and famous Pondicherry Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05| Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram / (100 KM 2 hour Drive)
After having your breakfast at 8.00 am at hotel, you will check-out from hotel and drive for reaching Mahabalipuram. Counted among the best beach resorts, Mahabalipuram is 81 km away from Chennai. On arrival, check-in at the hotel and head for a local tour of Mahabalipuram in the afternoon. On this tour, you will see the Pancha Rathas named after the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata, Mahishasuramardini Cave, Descent of the Ganges or Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna Mandapam, and The Shore Temple. In the evening, you will be free for your own leisure activity with night stay at hotel.
Day 06| Mahabalipuram - Chennai / (81 KM 2 hour Drive)
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Chennai. Chennai also Known as the Capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai was previously known as Madras. After check-in at the hotel, you will go for a local tour of Chennai in the afternoon. The trip will cover the National Art gallery, Vadapalani Andavar Temple, Burma bazaar, Vivekananda Ashram, Chennai Museum, Anna square, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Snake Park and in the evening visit the famous Marina Beach. Later, you will head to hotel for night stay.
Day 07| Chennai Shopping Tour
After breakfast at the hotel get ready for Chennai full day city & shopping tour in Chennai local market, from colorful ethnic markets to bustling wholesale stores, Chennai has many options for any kind of shopaholic. Whether you are a street shopper or a luxury-loving kind, you need to accustom yourself with this ultimate guide to shopping in Chennai, Overnight stay at the hotel.
06 best shopping destinations in Chennai where you can shop AND save!
01. Theagaraya Nagar – a shopping haunt
The largest shopping district of the county lies in the city of Chennai and is known as Theagaraya Nagar. While most of the shops here deal in gold jewelry, there are a host of shops that sell almost everything that one can ask for. From silk sarees to household items - crockery, cutlery, toiletries, cosmetics, clothing and footwear, the list is endless. The market is also known for its varied price range. One can get a very good bargain here while some items are extremely expensive. The roadside stalls are a must visit as they stock some very good products to be purchased at good bargains. If you happen to go shopping during the festive season, be ready to brave the crowds. Yes, people come in droves to do shopping here as they prefer the quality and pricing of products here. A good number of eateries are also to be found here, should one get hungry after all that shopping and bargaining. Get ready for a hectic day as you go about shopping here.
02. George Town
Consider shopping at George Town, a place that has a notorious reputation for being the most crowded market in the city. A walk through the Burma Bazaar will mesmerize you. Beautiful and soft mulberry silk is sold here. To add to it, the beautiful Kanchipuram sarees are available in a number of designs. If this is not enough, you can browse through the numerous shops that sell toys, perfumes, electronic goods, jewelry, fabric, readymade garments, stationery items, gift items, traditional handicrafts, clothes, bags, shoes, junk accessories, mobile accessories and what not! It is a known fact that the price of products sold here is reasonable and thus George Town makes it to the list of 6 cheap places to shop in Chennai.
03. Pondy Bazaar
This place is considered to be the ‘Mecca’ of shopping destinations in Chennai. Yes, Pondy Bazar, apart from being an important commercial hub, is one of the busiest markets down south. No matter how long your shopping list is, you are sure to get every single item. Toys, clothes and shoes for all age groups, fragrances, jewelry items, household items and appliances, electronics, music and movie CD’s and DVD’s…there is no end to the list. Brands like Raymond, Nike, Fastrack, Woodland and LEE have their retail showrooms at this market. There are many more such brands that have established stores in Pondy Bazar. Undoubtedly, this is the craziest and liveliest place in all of Chennai. Guess what, international lingerie brands can also be sourced from this market. What more can one want? Make your list and set out to conquer Pondy Bazar.
04. Godown Street
Parry’s Corner is located on Godown Street, that which is around 200 years old. This street began with dealing with textiles. Business was only open to wholesale parties. Of course, this has changed thus making Parry’s a force in the shopping arena and guaranteeing it a place on our list of 6 cheap places to shop in Chennai. This place is way cheaper than any other shopping destination in Chennai and one can expect discounts ranging from 30-40%. Items from China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries, fill the shelves of the many stores here. Now it is for you to decide, as Parry’s offers great bargains. Get a good pair of shoes on and start your scouting. Don’t forget to carry water; you will need it after much hassling and bargaining.
05. Sowcarpet A little North, down South
Sowcarpet is a heaven to shop for lehengas, churidars, cholis and other such dresses native to North India. The market can be located in the northern part of Chennai and as one would have guessed it, is filled with North Indians. Readymade garments in all their jazz and glory are sold here. You need to visit this market to experience what this write-up endeavors to tell you. Perhaps, then only drawback here us that you will need a local to take you around and communicate on your behalf as most speak Tamil here. Nevertheless, you will go home with more that what you thought you would buy. You better empty your wardrobe or buy a new suitcase before you start shopping here. That wallet of your will soon start thinning down with all the trips you make to Sowcarpet.
06. Roads that deliver deals
While there is markets and mall, the best shopping experience is on the streets. Yes, browse through the numerous shops and make your purchases along the way. Some good spots would be Pangal Road, Ranganathan Street, North Usman Road and BB. Bharani Colony. These streets are dotted with stalls and stores that sell fabric, readymade garments, footwear, bangles and junk jewelry, bags and purses and much more. As a matter of fact, the locals prefer to shop while they walk along the streets and then hit the market areas. You will be better off doing the same – shopping while enjoying the best of South Indian culture at the same time. It is advisable to start early on as the roads get crowded by 10 am and also because most shops offer good bargains early on in the day. While there may be no specific name to this shopping spree, the roads here must be included in our list of 6 cheap places to shop in Chennai. So take time and see how you benefit from the best deals in Chennai.
Day 08| Chennai - fly back to Home
After breakfast at the Hotel you will be free for your own activates & shopping after that check-out from the hotel & we will assist you in your transfer to the Chennai airport for board your flight for back to home with sweet memories with Guruji Travels of India.
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Tiruchirappalli (for merely Trichinopoly in English), also called Tiruchi or Trichy, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli District. It is the fourth largest municipal corporation and the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the state. Located 322 kilometres (200 mi) south of Chennai and 379 kilometres (235 mi) north of Kanyakumari, Tiruchirappalli sits almost at the geographic centre of the state. The Kaveri Delta begins 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the city as the Kaveri River splits into two, forming the island of Srirangam, now incorporated into Tiruchirappalli City Municipal Corporation. Occupying 167.23 square kilometres (64.57 sq mi), the city was home to 916,857 people as of 2011. Tiruchirappalli's recorded history begins in the 3rd century BC, when it was under the rule of the Cholas. The city has also been ruled by the Pandyas,Pallavas, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayak Dynasty, the Carnatic state and the British. The most prominent historical monuments in Tiruchirappalli include the Rockfort, the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam and the Jambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval. The archaeologically important town of Uraiyur, capital of the Early Cholas, is now a suburb of Tiruchirappalli. The city played a critical role in the Carnatic Wars (1746–1763) between the British and the French East India companies. The city is an important educational centre in the state of Tamil Nadu, and houses nationally recognised institutions such as the Indian Institute of Management (IIMT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and National Institute of Technology (NITT). Industrial units such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Golden Rock Railway Workshop and Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) have their factories in Tiruchirappalli. The presence of a large number of energy equipment manufacturing units in and around the city has earned it the title of "Energy equipment and fabrication capital of India". Tiruchirappalli is internationally known for a brand of cheroot known as the Trichinopoly cigar, which was exported in large quantities to the United Kingdom during the 19th century. A major road and railway hub in the state, the city is served by anin ternational airport which operates flights to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. According to the National Urban Sanitation Policy, Tiruchirappalli was listed as the third-cleanest city in India in 2016.
Thanjavur, formerly Tanjore, is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region. Thanjavur is the headquarters of the Thanjavur District. The city is an important agricultural centre located in the Cauvery Delta and is known as the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu". Thanjavur is administered by a municipal corporation covering an area of 36.33 km2 (14.03 sq mi) and had a population of 222,943 in 2011. Roadways are the major means of transportation, while the city also has rail connectivity. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli International Airport, located 59.6 km (37.0 mi) away from the city. The nearest seaport is Karaikal Port, which is 94 km (58 mi) away from Thanjavur. Scholars believe the name Thanjavur is derived from Tanjan, a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. While the early history of Thanjavur remains unclear, the city first rose to prominence during the reign of Medieval Cholas when it served as the capital of the empire. After the fall of Cholas, the city was ruled by various dynasties like Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire,Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Thanjavur Marathas and the British Empire. It has been a part of independent India since 1947.
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The history of the City of Pondicherry is recorded only after the arrival of Dutch, Portuguese, British and French colonialists. By contrast, nearby places such as Arikamedu, Ariyankuppam, Kakayanthoppe, Villianur and Bahur, which were annexed by the French East India Company over a period of time and which became the Union Territory of Pondicherry after Independence, have recorded history predating the colonial period.A marketplace named Poduke or Poduca is recorded as a Roman trading destination from the mid 1st century. The area was part of the Pallava Kingdom of Kanchipuram in the 4th century. The Cholas of Thanjavur held it from the 10th to 13th centuries, only to be replaced by the Pandya Kingdom in the 13th century. The Vijayanagar Empire took control of almost all the South of India in the 14th century and maintained control until 1638 when they were supplanted by the Sultan of Bijapur. The French acquired Puducherry in 1674 and held it, with an occasional interruption by the British or Dutch, until 1954, when it was incorporated into the Indian Union along with the rest of French India. On 18 October 1954 in a general election involving 178 people in Pondicherry Municipal and Commune Panchayat, 170 people were in favor of independence and eight people voted against. On 1 November 1954, Puducherry became part of the union. However, the formal agreement was signed on 16 August, which is the date celebrated as Independence Day in Puducherry; following the demands of French India, Viduthalai Kaala Makkal Iyyakkam to their current Chief Minister of Puducherry. So 1 November was declared as the Independence Day of Pondicherry and 16 August as the Republic Day.
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