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 - Mahabalipuram Tour
 - Kanchipuram Tour
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South India Golden Triangle

South India Golden Triangle Tour Look on further if you are in quest of a perfect holiday. Take up the Golden triangle tour of Southern India. The tour comprises of breathtakingly beautiful destinations like Chennai, Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.

The Capital of the south eastern state of Tamil Nadu (the land of Tamils), Chennai besides being one of the four major metropolitan cities in India is the starting point of the golden triangle tour of the Southern India. The city will enthrall you with architectural skills of the Dravidians as revealed in the 13th century Kapaleeshwar Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The visit to the Fort St. George will bring to light the colonial influence on the city. The exterior of the fort in gray granite will give you a much-needed break from the lavish decoration on the forts of the Mughals. Though the most mesmerizing will be the Marina beach where the blue waters of Bay of Bengal mingles with the golden sands. The sea is not an excellent bathing spot but the beauty of the sun, the sky, the sand and the sea at dusk is spellbinding.

The 55 kilometers journey from Chennai to Mahabalipuram is full of spectacular sights and is nothing less than a joy ride. At Mahabalipuram the shore temple, the five rathas, the largest bas-relief in the world called Arjuna’s Penance and the famous and beautiful mandapams are what will be most eye-catching. The relaxed souls and the rejuvenated bodies make up for the perfect holiday trip to the southern India. You may plan your tour to club the Dance Festival at Mahabalipuram that is hosted by the Department of Tourism of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The extravagance of classical music and dance has performances of Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Odissi and folk dances by the best artists will leave you enchanted just like the temples at Kanchipuram that follow the Dravidian style of architecture.

Out of the three diverse destinations of the Golden triangle of Southern India Chennai is one of the important trade centers of south India and is a good place to shop for a large variety of items. You may shop for traditional bell metal items, bronze icons, and stone sculpture, as well as other crafts of the southern region at the local shops. Even the jewelry made from uncut precious stones make excellent gift items.

Next the beautiful Kancheepuram hand woven silk sarees those are renowned for the temple borders and rich zari (gold thread) pallavas must be shopped for at Kanchipuram, the second holiday destination. Detailed traditional motifs and bright colors with contrasting borders make these sarees absolutely delightful. You may pick up some of these exquisite souvenirs for your loved ones in silver, copper, bronzed and wood, available in various government emporia and private stores. The shopping spree at the holiday destinations will complete the tour to the temple towns of the Southern India.

Pack your bags and get ready to have the time of your life at the Golden triangle tour of Southern India.

The cities included in the Southern Golden Triangle are:

Chennai Tour| Mahabalipuram Tour| Kanchipuram Tour

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