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Tour to Chettinad Heritage Town, Thirumayam Fort & Temples from Madurai

Discover indigenous arts and local streets of Chettinad during this cultural tour, Chettinad region is most popular and adored for its 18th century mansions, unique and ornamented palatial houses , with wide courtyards and spacious rooms embellished with marble and teak. Beautiful front court yard with wide and lengthy corridors on all four sides lined with ornamental pillars and antiques are a part of the Chettinad Houses. These palatial houses are found in the villages of Kaanadukathan, Aathangudi, Kandanur, Kad-iyapatti. Many of these mansions were built using a type of limestone known as karai hence they are also called as Karai[limestone] veedu. Local legend narrates that the mansion walls were polished with a paste made out of egg whites to give them a smooth and shiny texture.

per adult from

$86

AUD

Duration

10 to 12 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Gratuities
    • Parking Fees
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance Fees (wherever if applicable)
    • Entry/Admission - Chettinad
    • Entry/Admission - Sri Mahalakshmi Handloom Weaving Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Thirumayam Fort
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Chettinad, Tiruchirappalli India

    The oldest and finest mansions of the town serve as heritage hotel properties where visitors can relax in lunch break pampering luxury and the signature resplendent décor. Chettinad mansion hotels are also a great place to experience the unique cuisine of the Chettinad region which is unlike any other in India. Chettinad dishes served on a traditional banana leaf platter. Karaikudi, along with some other locations in Chettinad have been declared as official “Heritage Towns” of Tamil Nadu thereby ensuring that their amazing historic architecture is protected by the Government,

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sri Mahalakshmi Handloom Weaving Centre, 19/6 K M Street, Kanadukathan India

    If you wish to visit

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Thirumayam Fort, State Highway 27, Pudukkottai 622507 India

    Fort built by sethupathy Vijaya Ragunatha Thevar of Ramanathapuram in 1687 A.D. The actual fort is two times greater than the fort as we have seen today. The main entrance of the fort is situated one km away from the present structure. A rock cut siva temple and a vishu temples with different statues, Darbar Hall, some inscriptions and pillared corridor were situated at the foot of the hillock adjacent of the Fort. It is under the control of the Archaeological survey of India .Many Tourist visited this spot for its Historical importance of this place

    Sri Satya Giriswarar Temple & Sathyamurthi Perumal Temple 

    (opening timings)

    Morning 6.00 am to 12.00 pm

    Evening 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sathyamurthi Perumal Temple, Pudukkottai 622506 India

    dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. 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 Sathyamurthi Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Ujeevana Thayar (closed between 12noon to 4pm)

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will message you driver and vehicle details, at your pickup time, you're requested to please ask your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance).
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Uvamai Niche Tourism

Activity ID: V-18568P104

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