Thanjavur and Velankanni are two of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is home to the Brihadeeswara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while Velankanni is famous for the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Health. Located close by, these destinations are ideal for a one-day trip from Trichy. You can book a one day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni sightseeing tour by private car to explore the rich heritage and spiritual charm of the towns.
Both Thanjavur and Velankanni attract thousands of pilgrims from all over India and abroad every year. Thanjavur or Tanjore is known as the City of Temples. It was the capital of the Chola kingdom. Even today it is an important center of South Indian art and architecture.
Velankanni is located on the Coromandel Coast of southeastern India. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics in India. The city is famous for its churches, beaches, and museums.
On a one day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni sightseeing trip, you can witness how the glorious past and dynamic culture have molded the present South Indian civilization. You can take a spiritual tour. Marvel at the architectural wonders. Explore the rich and delicate textiles, paintings, antiques, musical instruments, and handicrafts. Booking a private cab from Trichy to visit Thanjavur and Velankanni is a budget-friendly and time-saving way to learn about significant places.
Highlights of Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Tour by Cab
- Full-day Thanjavur and Velankanni tour from Trichy
- Duration: 8 to 12 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Tiruchirappalli Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort, Church of our Lady of Velankanni, Srirangam Ranganathar temple, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar Temple, Kaveri River, Kallanai Dam, and Rockford Vinayagar Temple.
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Trichy
- Cab for Thanjavur and Velankanni sightseeing from Trichy as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Batta
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Thanjavur and Velankanni
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Thanjavur and Velankanni
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Thanjavur and Velankanni Tour from Trichy
The Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Sightseeing Tour is a great way to see some of the most famous landmarks and temples in TamilNadu. The tour starts early in the morning with a doorstep pickup and with a visit to the Brihadeshwara Temple, one of the largest and most important temples in the state.
From there, you will visit the Church of our Lady of Velankanni, where you can see one of the largest crucifixes in Asia. Next on our itinerary is the Srirangam Ranganathar temple. The temple is dedicated to Ranganatha, the Hindu god Lord Vishnu, and is one of the most important temples in South India. After that, we will visit the Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva.
After offering prayers at the temple we will head to the Kaveri River where you can witness the scenic beauty and also get a chance to enjoy a boat ride. We will also visit Kallanai Dam, one of the oldest dams in the world which is still in use. The dam was built by the Chola king Karikalan about 2,000 years ago to irrigate the delta plains of Tamil Nadu.
Our last stop on this sightseeing tour is the Rockford Vinayagar Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Ganesha. The temple is located on a hillock and offers panoramic views of the city. You can also see the statue of Nataraja, the Hindu god of dance, at the temple. After visiting the temple, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Trichy.
Itinerary of One Day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Trichy at 8:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Brihadeshwara Temple & Fort||50 minutes|
|2||Church of our Lady of Velankanni||50 minutes|
|3||Srirangam Ranganathar temple||50 minutes|
|4||Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar Temple||50 minutes|
|5||Kaveri River||60 minutes|
|6||Kallanai Dam||40 minutes|
|7||Rockford Vinayagar Temple||50 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Trichy by 8:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Thanjavur and Velankanni listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni sightseeing tour by private car.
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Places to visit in and around Thanjavur and Velankanni in one day by private car from Trichy
The popular places to visit on your one day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni tour by cab are:
1. Brihadeshwara Temple and Fort
Visit the 11th-century Shaivite Hindu Temple, Brihadeshwara Temple located in the Fort. Made in Chola architectural style, it houses one of the largest Shiva lingams in India. You will be amazed by the 216 feet structure of the temple and paintings from the Chola and Nayak periods. Also known as the Big Temple, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India that produces no shadow, even at noon. Made of granite, the revered temple is full of mysteries.
- Must See / Things to Do: Offer prayers and witness the astonishing architecture.
- Timings: Temple open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 08:30 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
2. Church of Our Lady of Velankanni
You can visit one of the holiest Christian pilgrimage sites of India, the Church of Our Lady of Velankanni on this one day sightseeing tour from Trichy by private car. Located on the sandy shores of the Bay of Bengal, it is situated on the Coromandel Coast. It is a mid-16th-century Basilica with 3 miracles associated with it. Built by Portuguese sailors, it is a Gothic structure. You can notice the red-tiled roof of the white-painted church.
- Must See / Things to Do: Pray to the almighty and marvel at the beauty of the monument.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week. Daily Mass is at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
3. Srirangam Ranganathar Temple
Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, a Vishnu avatar, Srirangam Ranganathar Temple is a popular Hindu temple. Situated on an island between Kaveri and Kollidam Rivers, it was prone to flooding and plundering by armies. It is famed to have the largest temple compound in India. Ranked as the world’s largest functional temple, it depicts 800 inscriptions. You can come here during the annual 21-day festival celebrations. It is a must visit place on this one day sightseeing trip by private taxi.
- Must See / Things to Do: Seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu and see the marvelous architecture.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week. Darshan for devotees from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:15 PM to 6:00 PM, and 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
4. Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeshwarar Temple
One of the Pancha Bootha Sthalam, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeshwarar Temple is a popular Shiva Temple to see on this same day trip by car. Located in the heart of the city, it draws people from all places. Apart from its religious significance, you can witness the brilliant architecture and well-maintained complex. Well-organized darshan in the temple even during rush hours is impressive. Surrounded by gardens, it takes 2 hours to see the temple.
- Must See / Things to Do: Seek blessings of Lord Shiva.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
5. Kaveri River
For a soothing vibe you can visit the majestic Kaveri River. It is known as Dakshina Ganga. Originating in the form of a spring in the Bramhagiri Hills, it flows into the Bay of Bengal. It is the main source of irrigation, drinking water, and electricity in the region. You can spend time boating, fishing, or just relaxing on the banks of this holy river during your day trip.
- Must See / Things to Do: Spend time with your loved ones admiring the natural beauty of the river.
- Timings: Open on all days and 24 hours
- Entry Fee: Free
6. Kallanai Dam
Visit the ancient dam built across the Kaveri River flowing from Trichy to Thanjavur. It is the 4th oldest water-regulating structure in the world, and the oldest in India still in use. It is one popular tourist spot that you should not miss on your sightseeing tour. You can get stunning vistas of still waters and shrubs. Spend 1-2 hours at the dam witnessing the majestic vistas. You can enjoy watching birds and butterflies. You can also have a picnic in the adjacent small park.
- Must See / Things to Do: Unwind in the lap of nature.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
7. Rockford Vinayagar Temple
Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Rockford Vinayagar Temple is a 7th-century Hindu temple. It is believed to house the oldest rock in the world. You have to climb 344 steps to reach the sanctum. From atop the temple, you can have great views. See the two parts- Pillayar and Thayumanaswamy.
- Must See / Things to Do: Pray to the almighty.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Free
Things to Do on your Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Tour by Car
The popular places to shop and eat in Thanjavur and Velankanni on your one day trip are as follows:
What to Shop during your One Day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Sightseeing Tour by Cab?
You can purchase exquisite handlooms and paintings. Moreover, you can buy bronze sculptures. The adorable dancing doll with a moving head also makes for a wonderful souvenir. The world-famous Tanjore paintings are studded with real gold and semi-precious stones, with the main motif being the Hindu gods.
You can acquire gorgeous craft objects made with wood and brass. Pick decorative replicas of the Brihadeshwara temple. Musical instruments, books on Tamil art and literature, jewelry, and silk sarees are also popular. You can also visit the state-run government emporiums or local marketplaces for reasonably priced and authentic commodities.
What to Eat during your One Day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Sightseeing Tour by Taxi?
You can enjoy a decent food platter with multiple choices to satiate your taste buds and fill your stomach. You can get the usual South Indian cuisine. Don’t forget to try the traditional and time-tested Pulisadam, a dish of rice mixed with tamarind paste. You can taste different varieties of sweets and desserts which are also healthy.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during Thanjavur and Velankanni tour from Trichy, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each Thanjavur and Velankanni tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Thanjavur or Velankanni sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Trichy cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
Thanjavur and Velankanni are small yet interesting places to visit near Trichy. You can plan a convenient trip by booking a one day Trichy to Thanjavur and Velankanni sightseeing tour by private car.