Thurs: Morning: Tanjavur (Tanjore)
Tanjavur is popular for Chola bronze collection and 3 Dimensional paintings done in gold leaf.
After breakfast, visit the famous - Brihadeshwara Temple complex, built in early 11 Century & now a UNESCO World Heritage Site .The main temple dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva is carved out of single granite rock,which weighs around 80 tons & has a bulbous structure on the top. The temple tower is 66 meters high.
Facing the temple is a big statue of Nandi(Sacred Bull) again carved out of single rock ,measuring 16 feet long & 13 feet high.Later visit Former Royal Palace with an interesting museum, art gallery & Library.
After lunch in Tanjore Hotel, Depart by road for Trichy Town (1.5hrs drive)
NOTE: After dropping passengers at Tanjore Railway Station, the train runs empty to Trichy.
Thurs: Afternoon: Trichy (Tiruchirapalli)
Visit the Sri Rangam Temple , dedicated to Hindu God Lord Vishnu.The main entrance raises from base area of 5720 sq feet & goes up to 237 feet, moving up in eleven progressively smaller tiers.The temple is enclosed by 7 concentric walls with total length of over six miles.The complex has 21 towers, 39 pavilions, fifty shrines,hall of 1000 pillars and several small water bodies inside. Non-Hindus are allowed up to the second outer courtyard but not inside the gold topped sanctum sanctorum.
Later Drive to Trichy Railway Station to board the train for Dinner & depart.