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$52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tamil Nadu, Tanjore - Alangudi Village Experience

Meet Mr. Jagan, our expert local host who lives in Alangudi and knows his village like he knows himself. Start off with a leisurely stroll with him through Alangudi’s village pathways. Get a chance to interact with its local residents, visit the ancient village temples, get introduced to their local village gods, witness Coconut Palm leaf weaving, walk through verdant paddy fields and meet the farmers in action. You would come across many other rare scenes which would take you by surprise and make you fall in love with Alangudi. Once you finish your walking tour, visit a local family. You will have a traditional Aarthi welcome followed by an introduction of the family members.Later get indulged in an exciting Cooking Demonstration session wherein you will learn different varieties of Tamil Nadu recipes. Cooking is real fun and when it is about learning something new, it is even more fun. The housewife, who will lead the cooking session will brief you about the various ingredients used in each dishes. If you wish, you can also offer your hand to help her cook your delicious South Indian meal. Next up when your meal is ready, dine along with the whole family and have your meal the South Indian style. Food will be served on a Banana leaf and it is recommended to keep your spoons or forks aside and eat with your hands.  It is the traditional South Indian way of eating one’s meal.Duration: 5 HoursTimings: 9 am to 2 pmInclusions: Guide, Village Walk, Water, Cooking Demo, LunchExclusions: Transport and other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions

$13.57 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tiruchirappalli Divya Desam Tour (1st to 4th)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu1st Divya Desam - Srirangam - Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Sri Azhagia Manavalar Perumal, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu2nd Divya Desam - Woraiyur - Kamalavalli Vasalakshmi Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu3rd Divya Desam - Uthamar Kovil - Poornaavalli Purushothama Perumal4th Divya Desam - Tiruvellarai -Rakthapankajavalli Pundarikaksha PerumalDuration: 4 hours

$20.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Thanjavur Sightseeing Tour from Tiruchirappalli

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduThe most famous living monuments of the world's grandest Brihadeeshwara Temple Thanjavur. Conceived by the great Raja Chola and built by master architects, this monument is one of the finest contributions by Chola dynasty. In spite of the city having come under the sway of diverse rulers, the temple has been carefully preserved. Tradition has it that the chief architect and masons were specially brought from Kanchipuram. 72 metres high and 14 storeyed tower rests on a wide base. The pious Kalasha is based on a monolithic granite plinth. In front of the temples is the huge monolithic Nandi statue. Spend time walking around and discover the sculpturesDuration: 2 hoursStop At: The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu A portions of the Thanjavur palace has been converted in to Maharaja Sarfoji Saraswati Library. It contains many useful and vary rare or nearly unique books, many of which are unknown or quite difficult to procure. The library has the original work of many Nayak and Mahratta kings, as also those great scholars who flourished under their patronages. Besides, there are a number of palm-leaf manuscripts collected from families of scholars. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduA cluster of fabulous building with huge corridors and halls which is build by the Nayaks in 1550 and enlarge later by the Mahrattas, two of the places tower, the Kudagaparam and the Madamaligai are visible from all parts of the city. After the recent renovations of the palace, the portions of the halls have been utilised as a museum and Art Gallery. Many bronze idols and work of art are exhibited here.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduAiravateswarar Temple, Darasuram: This temple was constructed in Tamil Nadu by the great Raja Raja II during the 12th century CE. This temple was built out of their dedication to Lord Shiva who venerated as Airavateshwara and there is a belief that space elephant Airavat adored the statue in this place. Similar to other shrines, this Airavatesvara temple is popular for its extraordinary architecture. The temple vimana is of 24 meter altitude. The mandapam in the front is designed in form of gigantic chariot pulled by horses. There is a belief that this temple was constructed with “nitya-vinoda” means perpetual entertainment in mind.Duration: 1 hour

$33.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour to Tranquebar (Tharangambadi) from Tiruchirappalli

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Danish Fort, Tharangambadi, Nagapattinam District, Tamil NaduFort Dansborg: Until the end of the 17th century the fort was used for residential and storage purposes; subsequent increase in population forced the Danes to move out and occupy surrounding areas as well. It houses a small museum inside that has some artifacts and a history of the Danish Settlement. Duration: 1 hourStop At: New Jerusalem Church, Tharangambadi, Nagapattinam District, Tamil NaduThe New Jerusalem Church: Built in 1718 after the arrival of German missionaries, when the existing church proved too small for the growing Christian population. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Ziegenbalg Museum Complex, Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil NaduZiegenbalg Museum Complex: Here you can see India's first printing presses and Bibliophiles would know that the first book to be published in India was the Bible in Tamil. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Zion Church, Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil NaduThe Zion Church: Consecrated in 1701, it is the oldest protestant Church in India. The structure went through many reconstructions before it reached its present form. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Town Gate, Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil NaduTown Gate: Built around Tranquebar in the 1660's in 1791 the original gate was destroyed and the existing one constructed in its place. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Masilamani Nathar Koil, Nagapattinam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil NaduThe Masilamani Nathar Temple:  Dating back to the Pandian era, this temple was erected in 1306. An inscription to this effect is exhibited in the Dansborg MuseumDuration: 10 minutes

$25 Transfers & Ground Transport

8 Hours Private Vehicle with Driver for Local use in Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur

No more stress of finding a taxi and bargaining, when you're wish to have a vehicle for local use in the city, simply enter your details when you book online, pickup will be arranged from your Hotel (or) Airport at your convenient time by our experienced professional driver with well maintained air conditioned private vehicle. This spacious private vehicle can accommodate up to 4 passengers, so you can travel with your companions and spend more time at the places you want to explore, you can use this vehicle up to 8 hours between 7am to 10pm with-in the city and its surrounding areas.

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Great Living Chola Temples - Tour from Tiruchirappalli

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduBrihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur: The most prestigious Brihadeeswarar temple was constructed following a command received by Chola King Rajaraja I in his dreams. This temple possesses a tall linga of the Lord Shiva which measures about 3.7 meter and also tallest Vimana in whole world. One among the splendors of Indian architectures, the gopurams present in the Brihadeeswarar shrine is embellished with sculptural carvings of several gods and goddesses.Built with massive proportions together with simple design, this temple is known to provide inspiration for further constructions in future even at south-east Asia together with South India.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Airavatesvara Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduAiravateswarar Temple, Darasuram: This temple was constructed in Tamil Nadu by the great Raja Raja II during the 12th century CE. This temple was built out of their dedication to Lord Shiva who venerated as Airavateshwara and there is a belief that space elephant Airavat adored the statue in this place. Similar to other shrines, this Airavatesvara temple is popular for its extraordinary architecture. The temple vimana is of 24 meter altitude. The mandapam in the front is designed in form of gigantic chariot pulled by horses. There is a belief that this temple was constructed with “nitya-vinoda” means perpetual entertainment in mind.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduGangaikonda Choleswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram: Together with the Brihadeeswarar temple at Thanjavur, the Gangaikonda Choleswarar Temple was also constructed by Chola emperor Rajaraja I in order to celebrate his victory over the northern kingdoms. Rajendra Chola I erected the Gangaikonda Cholapuram as capital of Cholas together with Gangaikonda Choleswarar temple, to be the focal point for the Chola capitals. The Shiva lingam at Gangaikonda Choleswarar temple is taller when compared with the Shiva lingam present in the Thanjavur Big temple. Several other focus of this temple includes the monolithic expression of the Navagrahas in the form of chariot and also the sculptures of Gnanasaraswathi and Chandeswarar.Duration: 1 hour