DAY 1: ARRIVE CHENNAI
On arrival in Chennai, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Chennai.
DAY 2: CHENNAI
After breakfast, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour in Chennai. Visit The National Arts Gallery and Museum, Fort St. George, Fort Museum, St. Mary's Church, Victoria Technical Institute and drive along the Marina Beach. After lunch at the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Chennai.
DAY 3: CHENNAI - TRICHY (360 KMS / 8 HRS)
After an early breakfast, depart to Trichy. On arrival, check-in to your hotel. In the evening, visit The Christ Church (Schwartz). This is the first English Fort built in Tiruchirappalli in the the year 1762 - 66 with funds subscribed by officers of the British garrison. It belongs to the society for the propagation of the gospel. Overnight in Trichy.
DAY 4: TRICHY - VELANKANNI (95 KMS / 1.5 HRS)
After breakfast, vist The St. Joseph's Church - Golden Rock. The St.Joseph's Church at Ponmalai, with its gigantic spires, has an impressive and majestic appearance, situated opposite the historic armory gate of Ponmalai workshop. The founder and main architect of the Church was the Late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Alphonse de Rozario. On March 30th 1930, the Church was dedicated to him. The Anglo-Indian community, workers of railway workshop and the Indian families gave a part of their wages and also collected funds to build the church. Depart to Velankanni, famous for the Church of our Lady of Health. Said to have been built on the prompting of a vision of a lady with child in arms, this church is a place of pilgrimage for Christians all over the country. On arrival, check-in and lunch at Tamilnadu Tourist Rest House or similar. Evening free for religious activities. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 5: VELANKANNI
Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day free for religious activities. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 6: TRICHY - GOA
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Goa, lunch onboard. Goa - an ancient Portuguese colony, which became a part of Indian Republic in 1961, has traces of its ancient culture, largely writ all over in its churches, bungalows and layout of the city. On arrival in Goa, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour in Panjim city. Visit The Basilica of Born Jesus in Velha, originally built in 1560, a mixture of Portuguese and Gothic architecture. The church is famous for it enshrines the miraculously incorruptible body of St. Francis Xavier in a marble and silver cascade. Also visit the Se Cathedral, dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, built in 1562. The interiors of the Cathedral are adorned with gold stucco relics and paintings representing Indo-Portuguese Art. Overnight in Goa.
DAY 7: GOA
After breakfast, proceed for a half-day tour to the beautiful beaches of Goa - Bagmolo. Calangute, Baga and Vagator. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8: GOA - DEPARTURE
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
- SOUTH INDIA TEMPLE TOURS
Pilgrimages In India
Destinations Covered: Chennai, Tirupati, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari, Kovalam
State: Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu