The Organising committee has planned for an interesting Post Congress Tour partnering with a renowned travel agent, "Le Passage". A detailed itinerary and pictures of places of interest are provided in the insert.
The tour starts with a visit to Fort St. George, the first fortress in India built by the British. The St. Maryâ€™s church inside the fort is one of the oldest churches consecrated on Indian soil. This will be followed by a stop at the Government Museum, a museum that has the largest collection of Roman antiquities. Within the same campus is the National Art Gallery, a heritage site that gives a sneak preview of Mugal paintings, Tanjore paintings, miniature paintings and much more. A drive down to Marina beach and there comes San Thome Basilica, located in Mylapore, one of the oldest residential colonies in the city.
It is a beautiful heritage site near the shore of Bay of Bengal, known for its temples and monuments. The Arjuna's Penance is a rock relief and one of the best seen sculptures in India. Krishna's Butter Ball, a balancing rock at Mamallapuram is a unique art that one needs to see to believe.
Pondicherry, former capital of the French territories in India, has landmarks which include the Raj Niwas, the residence of the Lt. Governor of Pondicherry- a 200-year-old building which faces the Government Park. The Romain Rolland Library has over 60,000 volumes on its shelves. The Pondicherry Museum has an outstanding collection of artifacts relating to all aspects of the French Indian past.
Madurai situated on the banks of river Vaigai, is more than 2,500 years old and has a rich cultural heritage and history.
Rameshwaram together with Kashi, is considered to be one of the holiest places in India for Hindus.
Kumbakonam is known as a "Temple City" due to the prevalence of a number of temples and is popularly noted for its "Mahamaham" festival, which is held once in 12 years.
For further details of terms, fares, and other specific tours, you can contact our authorised travel agent "Le Passage, India".
Contact: Mr. S. Krishnan â€“ 98407 90525 / Mr. Balamurugan â€“ 99625 69951