Chennai formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost Indian state. It is the state’s primate city both in area and population and is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Incorporated in 1866, the Greater Chennai Corporation is the oldest municipal corporation in India and the second oldest in the world after London. The city was officially renamed Chennai in 1996.

Historically, Chennai and its surroundings were part of the Chola, Pandya, Pallava, and Vijayanagar kingdoms for many centuries and has many sightseeing places nearby.

(60 Kms)

It is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone temple.

(75 Kms)

It is known as the City of Thousand Temples, Kanchipuram is known for its temple architecture, 1000-pillared halls, huge temple towers, and silk saris. Kanchipuram serves as one of the most important tourist destinations in India.

(135 Kms)

Tirumala is a spiritual town in Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in the Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared on the earth to save mankind from the trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.

(150 Kms)

A French colonial settlement in India until 1954, 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. A beautiful city with peaceful serene beaches.

(350 Kms)

Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, built by the Chola emperor Rajaraja I, is located in the center of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region.