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7-Day South India Cultural & Culinary Adventure

7-Day South India Cultural & Culinary Adventure Itinerary

Published: 2024 Mar 01

Chennai City Highlights & Local Flavors

Morning
Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, followed by a traditional South Indian breakfast at Murugan Idli Shop. After breakfast, take a leisurely stroll along the Marina Beach, the second-longest urban beach in the world.
Afternoon
For lunch, savor authentic Chettinad cuisine at Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant. In the afternoon, explore the historical Fort St. George, the first English fortress in India. Visit the Government Museum to learn about the region's rich history and culture.
Evening
Enjoy a delightful dinner at Annalakshmi Restaurant, known for its delicious vegetarian fare. Conclude the day with a serene evening walk at the San Thome Cathedral, an important pilgrimage site.
Bedtime
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Cultural Immersion & Artistic Heritage

Morning
Embark on a guided walking tour of Chennai Mylapore Heritage Walking Tour, exploring the vibrant streets and historical landmarks. Enjoy a traditional South Indian breakfast at Murugan Idli Shop.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Saravana Bhavan for a sumptuous meal. Spend the afternoon visiting the Kalakshetra Foundation, a renowned center for the preservation of traditional art forms. Later, visit the Cholamandal Artists’ Village, a unique artists' commune.
Evening
Enjoy a relaxing evening at Elliot's Beach (Besant Nagar Beach), followed by dinner at Cream Centre, known for its innovative vegetarian dishes.
Bedtime
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Chennai's Heritage & Culinary Delights

Morning
Begin your day with a visit to the historic St. Mary’s Church and the architectural marvel of Ripon Building. Enjoy a traditional South Indian breakfast at Murugan Idli Shop.
Afternoon
For lunch, indulge in a royal feast at Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant. Spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant George Town Origins Guided Walking Tour, known for its bustling markets and rich history.
Evening
Experience the flavors of Chennai's street food on a guided tour of the Magical Chennai Markets Tour. Conclude the day with dinner at Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan, a local favorite for authentic South Indian cuisine.
Bedtime
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Spiritual Journey & Divine Tastes

Morning
Depart from Chennai to Tirupati, known for the sacred Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. After offering your prayers, enjoy a traditional Andhra breakfast at a local eatery.
Afternoon
Visit the serene Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple and the architectural marvel of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple. Enjoy a traditional Andhra thali for lunch at a local restaurant.
Evening
Return to Chennai and savor a delicious dinner at Barbeque Nation, known for its wide array of grilled dishes.
Bedtime
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Madurai's Rich Heritage & Gastronomic Delights

Morning
Depart from Chennai to Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. Visit the majestic Meenakshi Amman Temple and enjoy a traditional Tamil breakfast at a local eatery.
Afternoon
Explore the vibrant Madurai Flower Market and the historical Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace. Indulge in a traditional Madurai lunch at a local restaurant.
Evening
Witness the mesmerizing Madurai Night Walk Tour (2 hours guided walking tour) and enjoy a sumptuous Chettinad dinner at Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant.
Bedtime
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Rameswaram Pilgrimage & Coastal Flavors

Morning
Depart from Madurai to Rameswaram, a sacred island known for the Ramanathaswamy Temple. Enjoy a traditional coastal breakfast at a local eatery.
Afternoon
Visit the Dhanushkodi Beach and the APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial. Savor a traditional coastal thali for lunch at a local restaurant.
Evening
Return to Madurai and enjoy a farewell dinner at GRT Grand - Bazaar - Chennai, known for its diverse culinary offerings.
Bedtime
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Culinary Heritage & Departure

Morning
Spend your last morning in Chennai exploring the DakshinaChitra Museum, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of South India. Enjoy a traditional South Indian breakfast at Murugan Idli Shop.
Afternoon
For lunch, savor the flavors of Chettinad cuisine at Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps indulging in some last-minute shopping.
Evening
Conclude your South India adventure with a farewell dinner at Annalakshmi Restaurant, savoring the diverse vegetarian dishes. Reflect on your journey as you prepare for your departure the next day.
Bedtime
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