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Day 1

Chennai By: International Flight

Arrive Chennai International Airport and drive to the hotel for check-in and overnight stay. Chennai, capital of the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the four major metropolitan cities in India. Today, it is hard to believe that a place that was till 1639 just a small fishing village would become such an enormous and beautiful city. Meals: Nil; Overnight stay in Hotel at Chennai

Day 2

Chennai – Mahabalipuram via Kanchipuram By Road: 140 Kms/6-7 Hrs

Morning after breakfast drive 73Kms/4Hrs to Kanchipuram. At Kanchipuram visit the ‘Kuttu Kalai Kudam’, a unique Centre for the Performing Arts & Residential Youth Theatre School in Rural Tamil Nadu for interaction with Senior Teacher/Principal and students. For more details about the school please visit www.kattaikkuttu.org After interaction proceed for lunch at a restaurant. Post lunch drive 67Kms/3Hrs to Mahabalipuram. Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast in Hotel at Chennai, Lunch & Dinner. Overnight in hotel at Mahabalipuram

Day 3

Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry By Road:100 kms/3Hrs

Morning after breakfast at hotel proceed for quick Mahabalipuram sightseeing. Mahabalipuram: In the eggshell-white beachsand and weathered granite ruins were found corroded Chinese, Roman and Persian coins from 20 centuries past-testimony that tiny Mahabalipuram, South India, was once a vital crossroads seaport. No doubt some deistic sculpture created from Mahabalipuram's tight-grained granite sailed its way to dynastic China. Traders once called the town `Seven Pagodas,' after seven lilliputian temples hewn from solid rock. Today, specialty buyers and tourists from everyland cruise the beaches and flint-smelling shops stuffed with common sculpture and curios. Mahabalipuram’s Shore Temple, built in the 8th century under the reign of Narasimhavarman II, stands at the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Legend has it that six other temples once stood with it. Shore Temple - 8th-century complex of 3 temples. One of India's oldest structural temples, this Hindu place of worship looks over the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. Tiger Cave - A cave with tiger-head carvings is among the ruins of this 8th-century carved-stone Hindu temple. Pancha Rathas – The Historic temples sculpted like chariots Series of temples dating to the 7th century, carved from stone & shaped like chariots. You will also visit Arjuna's Penance - the largest bas-relief in the world. After learning about monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture drive to Pondicherry and check-in at the hotel followed by lunch. Post lunch visit the historic French colonies with a local person. We will try to arrange an interaction with Senior French citizen if they are available that time. This will be followed by Yoga Class from the very famous teacher Mr. Gopinathan Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial. After visiting the French colony proceed to meet the famous Yoga teacher Mr Gopinath a Yoga teacher for an interaction and yoga session Later drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast in Mahabalipuram Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Pondicherry Hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel at Pondicherry.

Day 4

Pondicherry – Kumbakonam By Road: 130Kms/3.5Hrs

Morning after breakfast at hotel drive to Kumbakonam. On arrival check-in at the hotel with welcome drink & 2mins foot massage. Later proceed to Thirivizhanjuly, Ganesha Temple to offer Karma Busting Home (Yagya or Fire Sacrifice Prayer) for the good will of the individual. Yagna is the other name of yagya. Some people use it as yajna. It is a consciousness based vedic performance. Yagnas are performed by vedic pandits with the aim to bring prosperity, health, contentment, wealth, happyness to people or to nations. Contentment is the base of a full life. A person who lives the fullness of life can only be the base of an enlightened nation. During yagnas specially trained people chant vedic mantras and pour obligations to fire. The overall name of these specially trained people is pandit (or pundit). Vedic pandits live a pure life according to the rules of vedic literature. As per hindu Vedic ritual which is considered as old as some 5000 BCE there are some protocols for performing and participating in a Yagya (fire sacrifice) or Navgraha Puja (9 Planets Cosmic prayer) as below:- 1) Take a bath to cleanse yourself. As a wet or fresh body tends to absorbs more positive energy from the environment than a dusty or unclean body apart for many other reasons. 2) Dress in lightly coloured comfortable cotton clothing as it soothes the mind more than any other material or bright and vibrant colour. 3) Walking barefoot to the prayer place as this indicates the readiness of devotion and sacrifice to achieve peace and enjoy bliss. Later after performing the Yagya (Fire Sacrifice) return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast in Hotel at Pondicherry, lunch at the temple (simple food), dinner in hotel at Kumbakonam. Overnight stay in Hotel at Kumbakonam.

Day 5

Kumbakonam By: Surface

Morning after breakfast proceed to the ancient Vaitheeswaran Temple for a full day interaction on Nadi Astrology for which Kambakonam is the only best place in India. • 07:30 hrs start from Indeco Hotel, to vaitheeswaran temple nadi astrology • 08:00 hrs 4 session at a time naadi reading and karma bursting , • 13:00 hrs lunch & rest • 15:00 hrs back to naadi astrology • 17:00 hrs back to resort – tea / coffee • 17:30 hrs history & museum tour (01 hrs) • 18:30 hrs maruthani (traditional temporary tattoos) • Demonstration, make up like a villager. • 20:00 hrs cooking demonstration & dinner with overnight at hotel. Nadi astrology is an ancient art of astrology which was practiced by sages of India as Thousands of years ago that the Saptharishis who had written the palm leaves with their yogi’s power. They are also called as Sages of India. They had the power to look into the past and future of the entire universe and recorded the life of human being who either lived were living or were to live. Their discussions were written on palm leaves in an ancient Tamil scrip for thumb impression NADI in Tamil means "in search of". Because an individual goes in search of his predictions to this system, it came to be called by this name, Nadi Astrology. The palm leaf inscriptions, otherwise known as nadies, are scattered throughout India. There are Number of nadies, palm leaf inscriptions available named after the Rishis who composed the same. There are only a few nadi astrology readers available who could interpret the inscriptions which are written in the poetic language. Nadi astrology may not be finished in a single day where one more days to be required according to the person. Nadi astrology given you many types of chapter which is like overall chapter , which will be a small session of the type of reading will not be more details whereas the enlargement charges will be 2 to 3 hrs will be taken . The cost will be decided according to the clients and future PROCEDURE: 1. Search Process Stage - First you are required to give an impression of your thumb print; for females the left thumb and for males the right. From your thumb impression the Nadi Reader then can categorize your ‘Nadi bundle’ and hone in further on your individual leaf. 2. Identification Stage - This phase is very important as it identifies your leaf. The Nadi Reader looks for key elements to match such as the sounds of your name and the names of your parents and verification of certain astrological details at your birth. The Nadi reader will ask many questions, your answers should be yes or no, yes or no. You should not say, if he asks do you have three brothers, no I have four brothers. You should not say that. Or you should not even say that you have no brother. Never ever volunteer any information. Only give “yes” or “no”. “Yes” or “no” and that is all. The Identification stage of your Nadi Reading is over once your leaf has been identified using the keys and then begins the process of translating your leaf. 3. Transcription Stage - After your ‘Index Leaf’ has been identified the Nadi Reader goes through the information that is arranged in ‘Chapters’ or sections pertaining to different areas of your life. First the reader must translate the ancient form of prosaic Tamil from the leaf into modern day Tamil before he can transcribe all of those details into a “Book of Poetry”. 4. Translation Stage - You will then be scheduled a time for the translation where the Nadi Reader and a translator will give a direct explanation of what gets written in the poetry book; the Nadi Reader speaking in modern day Tamil and the translator speaking to you in English. This stage is what is most often referred to as the Nadi ‘Reading’. You can ask questions and get clarification during this process. The Reading includes the Remedy Prescriptions and this part of the Reading will be recorded and made available to you in the individuals AstroVed order log in MP3 format for any future reference. On the appointment date, the right hand or left hand thumb impression, if the person is a male or female respectively is to be given at the centre. With the help this thumb impression, the bundles containing the particulars set or thumb impression to which, his impression belongs will be traced. The astrologer will record the original Tamil predictions as given in the Naadi, in a note book and give to the customers. Then it will be transferred to other language as they wish. During the last 2 years, there were only 2 cases of single leaf predictions, After the interaction (as per their availability) drive to the hotel for lunch & dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in Hotel at Kumbakonam. Overnight stay in Hotel at Kumbakonam

Day 6

Kumbakonam – Tanjavur – Madurai By Road: 145Kms/4Hrs

Morning after breakfast in Hotel drive to Tanjavur and the ancient temple. BRIHADESHWARA TEMPLE: - The Brihandeswara Temple, is located in the city of Thanjavur, in Tamil Nadu. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is known in many names like, the Peruvudaiyar Kovil and Raja Rajeswara Temple. The temple is noted as one of the largest in whole India, and is also considered as a prized monument of the country. The temple is surrounded with walls that are considered to be built in the late 16th century. The vimanam of the temple is constructed at a height of 216 ft, and is considered as one of tallest temples built in the Chola dynasty. The apex of the temple; the Kumbham, is believed to be carved out from a single rock and weighs about 80 tons. At the entrance of the temple, there. Later proceed to the Museum and Palace After sightseeing followed by lunch at a restaurant drive further to Madurai. Arrive and check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast in Hotel at Kumbakonam, Lunch in a restaurant at Tanjavur, Dinner in Hotel at Madurai. Overnight stay in Hotel at Madurai

Day 7

Madurai By: Surface

Morning after relaxed breakfast proceed to for Madurai sightseeing. Madurai, popularly known as Athens of the East, Madurai, like Varanasi, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in India. Situated on the banks of Vaigai River in Tamil Nadu, the city is renowned across the world for its Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Tamil Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai. Thirumalai Nayak Palace: About 1.5 Kms from the Meenakshi temple, this palace was built in 1636 by the ruler whose name it bears. The imposing edifice is famous for the “Stuccowork” on its domes and impressive arches. Thirupparankundram Temple: It is located 8 Kms South of Madurai Railway Junction. The temple here is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Its innermost shrine is cut out of a solid rock. Koodal Azhagar temple is considered one of the ancient temples in South India. It is dedicated to god Vishnu. It is situated 2 km away from the city’s west. Madurai has a rich past and its contributions to language, art and culture are very famous. Koodal Azhagar temple is one such proof of the architectural excellence of the ancient period. Later visit ‘Dhanvanthri Nilayam Ayurveda Vaidyasalai’ Ayurveda centre for an interaction on Ayurveda followed by Ayurveda massage. Dhanvanthri Nilayam is the most Ancient and divine science of well-being of man-kind, Ayurveda derives in roots from Lord Brahma and Lord Dhanvanthri, incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu. Ayurveda “The Science of Life” deals not only with curing diseases but maintains health through simple and elegant diet and life style management. After interaction and massage drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Hotel at Madurai. Overnight stay in Hotel at Madurai.

Day 8

Madurai – Chennai Reference Flight: Dep11:30Hrs/Arr12:30Hrs

Morning after relaxed breakfast at the hotel proceed to airport and board the flight to Chennai. On arrival at Chennai transfer to the restaurant for lunch followed by city tour and shopping. Bronze Gallery In Museum: This gallery has a fabulous collection of about 1500 objects – 85 Buddhist, 25 Jain and the rest Hindu. The collection includes specimens from various periods of history ranging from the early centuries of the Christian era to recent times. Drive through the Flower and Fruit Markets, High Court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral, St. Mary's Church is the oldest Anglican Church in India. It was built between 1678 and 1680. The tombstones in its graveyard are the oldest English or British tombstones in India. This ancient prayer house solemnized the marriages of Robert Clive and Governor Eli Hu Yale, who later became the first benefactor of Yale University in the United States. The church is popularly known as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East'. After city tour proceed to the local market for dinner at a restaurant and shopping. Later drive to Chennai International airport (Passengers must reach the airport 3 Hrs before the scheduled departure of the flight) Meals: Breakfast at Madurai Hotel, Lunch and dinner at restaurant in Chennai. Late night at Chennai International Airport.

Day 9

Chennai Departure By: International Flight

Board the international flight from Chennai international airport and fly back to China. Meals: Nil

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Package Inclusions:
• Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per itinerary
• Transport using 01 A.C 18 Seater for 10 Pax and 12 Pax
• Transport using 01 A.C 27 Seater for 15+1 Pax
• Meals as per the itinerary (No Meal on Day 1)
• 01 bottle of mineral water per day
• Monuments Entrances
• Language speaking guide as per the itinerary

Cost Not Includes:
• Any personal expenses, airfare, visa fee and insurance fee.
• Tips to Guide and Driver
• Any thing that is not mentioned in cost inclusions.

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