India is proud of you because of your cultural practices even abroad, contribution to the global economy, and your love and affection to your families and friends in India. You are all our ambassadors of India spreading our heritage, culture, spirituality and wellness practices. We from KeyTerns salute you for being Indian wherever you are. Some of you will feel nostalgic when you visit India and you will want to visit places, cherish memories and learn more about our heritage, culture and so on. Some of you will need destination / activities recommendations as per your desire, and season. We clearly understand all your needs. We use our expertise to design your itinerary / tour appropriately.
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About Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu is rich in terms of Heritage, Culture, and Spirituality. Whether you are a Nature enthusiast or an Adventurer or a Heritager, Religious or Spiritual follower, Tamil Nadu has a lot to offer. Do you feel like visiting Tamil Nadu? In this travel package, we can cover 4 UNESCO listed heritage places such as Thanjavur Big temple, Darasuram Airavateswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram Shiva temple and Mahabalipuram rock cut monuments apart from other stunning places such as 1400+ years old Madurai Meenakshi temple. Why should you do this trip through KeyTerns? To get you the excellent experience; we choose the right places for the season with the right stakeholders to give you rich experience. To help you achieve your purpose of visit - whether it is seeing places or learning something or experiencing heritage / culture, doing poojas at temples, etc. To get the best price; We get the best deals to give you cost advantage To make everything simple for you; We proactively plan your entire trip in such a way that it will be smooth throughout. That includes the best itinerary, timings, stay proximity to the travel spots, on spot facilitators / guides, comfortable cab and helpful driver. In short, we understand your requirements better, can customize itinerary and serve you appropriately. Please feel free to contact us to get your queries clarified and to get a detailed quote with cost, customized itinerary, inclusions, exclusions and notes. Do you have queries? Please submit this simple form. We will get back within 24 hours. For any immediate query / quote, please message us on WhatsApp. ITINERARY (Customizable) Given below is the sample itinerary. We can customize your itinerary according to your arrival and departure Airports / Train stations / plan. 1N MADURAI - 2N THANJAVUR - 1N MAHABALIPURAM - 2N CHENNAI Day 01: Arrive Madurai On arrival at Madurai Airport/Railway Station you will be transferred to your hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed to visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace, South India’s largest Temple tank - Vandiyur Mariamman Tank and then to the ancient Meenakshi Temple. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Madurai. Things to do in Madurai Walk around the busy streets near Meenakshi Amman temple and you will be fascinated by the flower market, street food, etc. By the way, Madurai is popular for its Jasmine flower, Jigarthanda, Idli and so on. Day 02: Madurai - Karaikudi - Thanjavur After breakfast, drive to Karaikudi.Visit Chettinad Mansions in Kanadukathan and Athangudi Palace. Enjoy the elaborate Chettinad lunch served in Banana leaf in Chettinad hotel. Visit Heritage market in Karaikudi and drive to Thanjavur enroute visit Thirumayam fort Overnight at the hotel in Tanjore Day 03: Thanjavur Visit the Brihadeeswara temple/ Big temple (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) , Tanjore Maratha palace , Saraswathi Mahal Library and Art Gallery . Overnight at the hotel in Thanjavur. Day 04: Thanjavur - Gangai Konda Cholapuram - Mahabalipuram After breakfast check out and visit Darasuram ( UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). Then proceed to visit Gangaikondacholapuram (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). And post lunch drive to Mahabalipuram. Check into the hotel at Mahabalipuram. Overnight at the hotel in Mahabalipuram Day 05: Mahabalipuram - Chennai After breakfast, visit another UNESCO HERITAGE SITE Mahabalipuram, known for its rock cut temple, Panchapandava Rathas, Krishna's butter ball, and Arjuna’s penance. Visit the Art Gallery and drive to Chennai. Overnight at the hotel in Chennai Day 06: Chennai After breakfast. proceed to visit the Kapaleeshwara temple and local sightseeing and shopping .Evening visit Ashtalakshmi temple and spend time at the quiet Besant nagar beach. Overnight at the hotel in Chennai. Day 07: Chennai Departure Today you will be transferred to Chennai airport/railway station to board your flight/train back home or to your next destination.
About Rameswaram Rameswaram is an island town, known as 'Kasi of South India' and popular for 'Rama Sethu' / 'Adam's bridge' at Dhanuskodi, beautiful Ramanatha Samy temple, Shallow beach, adventure sports activities. Do you feel like visiting Rameswaram? Below itinerary is created based on regular plan. However, we can customize as per your specific requirements. Why should you do this trip through KeyTerns? To get you the excellent experience; we choose the right places for the season with the right stakeholders to give you rich experience. To help you achieve your purpose of visit - whether it is seeing places or learning something or experiencing heritage / culture, doing poojas at temples, etc. To get the best price; We get the best deals to give you cost advantage To make everything simple for you; We proactively plan your entire trip in such a way that it will be smooth throughout. That includes the best itinerary, timings, stay proximity to the travel spots, on spot facilitators / guides, comfortable cab and helpful driver. In short, we understand your requirements better, can customize itinerary and serve you appropriately. Please feel free to contact us to get your queries clarified and to get a detailed quote with cost, customized itinerary, inclusions, exclusions and notes. Do you have queries? Please submit this simple form. We will get back within 24 hours. For any immediate query / quote, please message us on WhatsApp. PC - Ramanathasamy temple ITINERARY (Customizable) Given below is the sample itinerary. We can customize your itinerary according to your arrival and departure Airports / Train stations / plan. Day 01 Arrive Madurai On arrival at Madurai, Pick up from the Railway station/Airport and you will be transferred to the Hotel. Later visit to Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Mariamman Tank, and then to Meenakshi Amman Temple. Evening visit of Night ceremony at Meenakshi amman temple, where every day the image of Lord Shiva carried in a palanquin by the priests to Parvathy's resting place. Overnight at Hotel in Madurai Day 02 Madurai to Rameswaram (Approximate 171 kms / 4 hours Early morning drive to Rameswaram. check in at a hotel in Rameswaram. Later visit Danushkodi and Adam’s bridge. Overnight at hotel in Rameswaram Day 03 Rameswaram to Kanyakumari Early morning, have a holy dip in Agni Theertham. Visit Ramanathaswamy temple. After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kanyakumari. Check into the hotel and later visit sunset at the beach and have darshan of Goddess Kanyakumari Amman temple. Overnight at the hotel Day 04 Kanyakumari to Madurai Early in the morning, witness the sunrise and return to the hotel for breakfast. Then proceed to Vivekananda rock by boat. Return back to hotel check out and drive back to Madurai and get dropped at Airport/Railway station to return back to your town
Welcome to your Village and Experiential Stay! Village Resort offers holidaying in a traditional yet cozy cottages amidst paddy farms. Guests while at leisure can try out their hands-on farming, raising cattle, or simply walk through the farm lands and engage with nature! near to Mahabalipuram, an ancient monumental town. it promises refreshing experience and gives exposure to the Guestson Agriculture, traditional arts and games while being at leisure. From a lone traveller to a group (friends & family), those who are interested to have a rural experience and engage Themed / Designed elegantly in traditional pattern, each cottage proposes the guests a true and unique ecotourism experience, away from the bustling of the city. All cottages shall host a verandah, locally called “thinnai”, place to chit-chat or have fun playing board games, traditional games viz., snake & ladder, leopard game (paramapadham, aadu puli aatam) etc., Swimming pool, look alike of lotus pond, adjoining a water cascade shall rejuvenate each and every visitor it hosts! PRICE Check with us. Why should you say in this unique property? This beautifully designed resort is a celebration of rural Tamil culture. The treasury is set up to look and feel like a traditional village where you can partake in games and activities, connect with animals, enjoy topnotch cultural performances and rest delicious South Indian cuisine. To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp or call us on +917305363999. Notes Payment Terms - 100% advance is required for booking Check-in Time is 11 AM and Check out time is 11 AM Cancellation & Refund Policy - as per quote to be given.
Club Mahindra Pudhucherry or Pondicherry is a 24 acres of green beach facing property. What you get is clusters of trees, lush gardens and balmy scenic views. For along with its heart-warming hospitality, comforting luxury and exquisite cuisine, a gamut of young-at-heart experiences will delight you surely. Inquire for best deals.. Price given is indicative. Please check with us for the cost - WhatsApp to get cost
We have listed some of the best experiential resorts or stay places. Please ask us for the quote. Dvara Journey back in time at the foothills of the majestic Western Ghats. Dvara Siruvani is a curated property which has a collection of artefacts from across Tamil Nadu giving you a glimpse into the rich heritage of this ancient civilization. Every door, window, picture or artefact have different stories and histories behind it. Enjoy a dip in you private infinity plunge pool watching the beautiful crimson dragonflies flit from one frangipani tree to another. Kick off your shoes and relax on the recreated ‘thinnai’ with a book for company. Every door is unique; a part of southern history, expertly resorted from traditional homes. Today, these dvaras (doors) welcome guests into a bygone era of old world charm and southern hospitality. Located at just 30 Kms from Coimbatore and at a 15 minutes’ drive from Adi Yogi and Isha Yoga, DVARA Siruvani, is one of the quick luxury getaway from Coimbatore. Our restaurant serves one of the best, specially curated South Indian and Continental dishes. My Village Resorts Spread across 25 acres of plantation in the Western Ghats, far from the frenziness of urban Coimbatore, My Village (located in Anaikatti) is a resort where you can indulge in the lavish portrayal of simple yet unparalleled architecture from across the villages of India. Presenting to you a luxurious stay in the most unconventional way, this is a place where you can time travel to the good old days of your childhood. SR Jungle Resort Discover an exciting new world at SR Jungle Resort in Anaikatti, Coimbatore. For people seeking a great holiday retreat along with a rich traditional tribal culture, SR Jungle Resort is the perfect destination. Spread over 35 acres of beautiful landscape on the Western Ghats, nestles this luxurious jungle resort. The resort is situated about 40 kms from the Airport and 30 kms from the Coimbatore Railway Station. The Resort offers 20 luxurious rooms including Suites well furnished with balconies and open sit-outs. Accommodation here is elegant but defined by simplicity. The Resort features Dining venues, Conference facilities, Fun pool area and a Kids play area. The Xanadu, Coonoor Experience Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, a gentle soul seeking to pause the rushed life or someone looking for a memorable experience, we have specially curated experiences for everyone…after all your holiday is too important to leave to chance!
*Book Private Windsailing* Wind sailing orientation is carried out by a 100+ year old Royal Madras Yacht Club located within Chennai Port involved in promoting Sailing as an International Sport and training Sailors. Wind Sailing is an eco friendly Olympic and a safe water sports. Why should you do Wind Sailing? To have safe adventure experience of Wind Sailing To discover a Sailor in you or to promote Wind Sailing to many To sail with trained, certified and experienced Wind Sailing skippers To hear the stories of Ocean / Port / Ships / Sailing while being inside Chennai Port with rustic and gigantic ships. Do you feel like doing Wind Sailing? How to book? Please message us on WhatsApp / call on +917305363999 Albums: Photos –Full Moon Sailing and Wind Sailing Videos – Port to Port Wind Sailing Sailing Appreciations Sailing gives you Ocean Awareness, Sailing Orientation / Training, Career, Sports Quota, Olympic Chance - Webinar by Sailor Banner video thumbnail PC - Vanbasten 23, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Sailing Testimonial “Experience is beyond what language can convey. Thank you.” is what our participant says, who sailed on the Blue Moon Day. Price – Rs.11860 INCLUDES 1 to 1.5 hours of Wind Sailing in J80 Sailboat with safety life vest, navigated by an experienced Skipper leading the Sailing, Biscuits or Snacks and Tea / Coffee after the Sailing and Taxes EXCLUDES Water, Transport up to the Sailing Club and Anything else. Notes Operation Timing - Between 11 AM and 6 PM. Only Indian Citizens are allowed Will need 2 id proofs (Aadhar and 2nd id like Voter id or PAN or driving license). For students, educational institution id can be given. If we are not able to do Sailing for any reasons, we can reschedule or refund 100%. If you would like to cancel, we will refund 95% of the total price. We do catamaran ride in Chennai Shared Sailing If you want to do shared Sailing to save cost, please refer to Shared Sailing.
Explore UNESCO listed Mahabalipuram Mahabalipuram is a gallery of Rock cut Temples and a testimony to the creativity of Pallava dynasty. Rocks and Sculptures have stories. Highlights: Mesmerising narration, unheard stories, unseen places. Visiting 7th Century Built monuments & temples – Rock-cut architecture, Shore temple, Lighthouse, Tiger caves, Arjuna Penance, All the Chariots (Rathas), Lighthouse, Mahishasura Mardini cave, Varaha cave, adhi Varaha cave temple, Ramanuja mandap, Varaha mandap, Thirumathi cave and so on. Walking around 2004 incident unearthed 2000 years old Subramaniya temple excavated site Looking at wonders of nature – Krishna Butter Ball, Sea Shell Museum Shopping seashells, stone sculptures and handicrafts And much more.. Do you feel like visiting Mahabalipuram? Why should you join this trip from KeyTerns? To know more about Pallava dynasty To hear the stories from the Guide or to get Historical, Archaeological, Architectural & Mythological views from the Heritage Storyteller with Archaeology background who is well appreciated - Refer to KeyTerns TripAdvisor page And much more.. PRICE Expert Curation without Transport for Curator from Chennai - Rs.8500 upto 10 persons and Rs.850 per every extra person plus Transport arrangement for the Curator from Chennai. We can also arrange Transport for the group or curator separately at extra cost. . Please check with us for the transport cost. Normal Guide Service - please check with us. How to Book Find more details and book in https://www.keyterns.in/mamallapuram-heritage-trip Please contact us on +917550042234 for queries. ~ Team KeyTerns www.keyterns.in, making every travel experiential | Experiential stays & Travel | | Leisure | Heritage | Birding | Wildlife| Adventure | | Luxury | Budget Group | Corporate | Students |. Register for https://www.keyterns.in/collections/fixed-departures #Mahabalipuram, #Mamallapuram, #Heritage, #Archaeologist, #KeyTerns, #Historian, #Sculpture, #Archaeology, #storytelling Note: Refer to our earlier trips Photo album Venue, Curator details, etc. will be shared once the registration is complete. Schedule and sequence are subject to availability and change. Payment Terms - 100% advance is required. Cancellation Policy - 95% will be refunded if the guest cancels 48 hours before the scheduled departure time. 100% will be refunded if KeyTerns cancels the trip. Refund is given within a week's time from the date of travel. Expert Curator profile: Trip is curated by Vijay, the Heritage Storyteller with an Archaeology background, Historian, Excavation Specialist, Researcher and a Wildlife Short film maker. He is passionate in Heritage and Culture, is dedicated and has received several recognition, appreciations, certifications for his work. Places to be covered in general Tiger Cave: Our trip starts with the visit to Tiger Cave, a fine rock-cut monument complex. It gets its name from the carvings of the tiger heads on the mouth of a cave which forms a part of the complex. Curator may pose a question and answer. Is it a sculpture of Tigers or something else? Why was ‘so called’ ‘tiger cave’ built? Is it incomplete? Do you see two elephant heads and what could they have been? Do you see one Lingam with three different designs and what do they mean? Do you see a nice storyboard sculpture where ‘Asura’ is indicating to stop the attack while the Goddess is chasing him and what’s the story? Saluvankuppam We now take you to another interesting excavated site. Do you know that a 2000 years old temple complex was discovered by a team of archaeologists left exposed by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami? Was it just a Pallava-era shrine? How did they conclude that it could have been 2000 years old? What materials were used? Interact with the curator during the trip to get more. What deity was worshipped in this temple 2000 years back and what was the evidence? Shore temple Do you know that the Shore Temple complex was named as ‘Seven Pagodas’? What does it mean and where are the rest of the temples? Who built the Shore temple? What’s the significance of the architecture? Is it unique? Arjuna’s Penance Arjuna’s Penance is one of the magnificent monuments of Mahabalipuram. This wonderful base air relief dates back to the mid-seventh century. Standing tall at a height of 43 feet, the monolith was carved on the face of two huge adjoining boulders, making its length around 96 feet. The majestic structure cannot be made out in photographs, it deserves to be praised by one’s own eyes. Now, you see a stunning sculpture of a depiction of an instance in the Indian epic ‘Mahabharata’. Do you know the Arjuna Penance story? Curator will narrate. Do you know that there is another story around sage Bhagiratha and what’s that? Along the wonderfully carved sculpture, you will see the sculptor’s touch of humour amid the holy – a cat mimicking Arjuna’s penance to a crowd of mice. Are you serious & curious to see that now? Pancha Rathas (Five Stone Chariots). Pancha Rathas is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram. Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture.The ‘Ratha’ temples are cave temples made of rocks. The rathas are regarded as the five rathas of Pandavas, the eminent characters of the Mahabharata. Krishna Butter Ball – natural or god’s creation or human made or alien made: We will visit this amazing wonder. This monolithic granite rock found in Mahabalipuram India, is over 20 feet in height. With its width almost equal to its height, it looks spherical in some angles but not a perfect sphere. It weighs over 250 tons and miraculously stands on an extremely small, slippery area of a hill. What’s the other name for this rock ball?Do you know that this rock was the inspiration to create the famous dolls and what they are? Lighthouse Next in the plan is to climb up new and old Lighthouses. They are stunning for photography and marvellous to see around from the top of them. The new lighthouse with a circular masonry tower made of natural stone was constructed in the 19th Century. Do you know that Mamallapuram was one of the oldest trading ports with foreigners and a 7th Century built old lighthouse is evidence? Sea Shell Museum Next stop is at the optional Sea Shell Museum, which is the largest seashell museum in India. It houses over 40,000 specimens of rare and unique seashells, fossils, shark teeth and whale fins which offers visitors an amazing visual treat and a unique perspective.
2 Hours Chennai Museum walk with a Heritage Storyteller Chennai Egmore Museum, started in 1851, has rich collections. It is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. Museum has several galleries. either Stone gallery or Bronze gallery will be covered in this walk. Highlights: Led by the Heritage Storyteller, 4 dimensional narration that includes archaeological, historical, architectural and mythological Learn about Egmore Museum, its origin, seeing rich and classic collection of artefacts. Understanding sculptors' creativity Much more... Latest reviews - "It was one of the best experiences. ...Vijay (Heritage Storyteller) was able to paint a wonderful picture around history, art, religion, science. Kudos." "It was really a mind blowing experience to know our past culture in detail and ancestors artistic talents on each sculptures." More on KeyTerns TripAdvisor page. Cost: Rs.5900 up to 5 Persons. Extra Person Cost for Adult is Rs.1180 and for Child is Rs.450 INCLUDES: 1. Heritage Storyteller leading the walk, 18% GST EXCLUDES: 1. Any fees to be paid to Museum, 2. Transport upto Museum. Anything not covered in inclusions. Notes: Venue, Trip Leader details, etc. will be shared once the registration is complete. Sequence given is indicative. Itinerary is subject to change Package booking terms: 100% to be paid for booking. 100% money will be refunded if KeyTerns is not doing the trip or Paid money will be refunded after deducting 5% refund charges if the guest informs the organizer before 6 hours of trip start time. Please contact 7550042234 / email@example.com for booking. High level plan: 1. Book first, 2. Get the confirmation, 3. Pay, 4. Meet the Trip Leader at venue and buy Museum tickets, 5. Join the Group Museum walk with the Trip Leader. Photo album: Museum Album - Courtesy - guests Places to visit: Stone gallery at Chennai Egmore Museum. Page Museum Photo Courtesy: sendyl.travelogue Trip Leader profile: Trip is generally led by Vijay, Heritage Storyteller, Historian, Excavation Specialist, Archaeology Researcher and a Wildlife Short film maker. He is passionate in Heritage and Culture, and has received several recognitions, appreciations, certifications for his work. #Museum, #Heritage, #Archaeologist, #KeyTerns, #Historian, #Sculpture, #Archaeology