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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

$45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Farms & Strolls - Morning/Evening Village Walk with High Tea & Snacks

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduA unique village walk can experience a local village people lifestyle

$40 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Farms & Strolls - Cooking Demonstration with Lunch/Dinner

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productCooking is an Art. It becomes divine when love is added to it along with other ingredients. That’s why one’s Mother is praised as the Best Chef in this world. Especially South Indian Village cuisines are very special for its yummy taste and Mom’s care.This is an opportunity for you to spend time with the local Indian Family and witness their lifestyle, followed that you can enjoy the Cooking Secession of typical South Indian Cuisine hosted by the family. You can learn the Recipes of Tasty South Indian dishes.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu

$45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Farms & Strolls - Morning/Evening Village Walk with Cooking Demo & Lunch/Dinner

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduVisit to Alangudi is a unique activity which aims to enthrall you with a rare and wonderful experience of living like a local in one such villages of South India. Alangudi Visit captivates you with a scenic view of the pleasant paddy fields, walk around the local streets observing people’s routine, enjoying the breeze in coconut plantation with the taste of tender coconut, understanding the system followed to administer the village, interacting with the locals and taste homemade South Indian cuisines. Alangudi Village visit is indeed a treat to your eyes and soul.Duration: 4 hours

$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