Itinerary Classic Run
Dec 28, 2018
Registration, rickshaw training, welcome party
Dec 29, 2018
Chennai to Pondicherry, 146 km
Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which was a well established sea port during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty.
Auroville: a gesture symbolic of human unity, where a boy and a girl from each nation and state (from 100+ nations and all the states in India) poured a handful of soil from their homeland into a lotus-shaped marble, Auroville welcomes people from all over the world to explore the culture, education and other pursuits in accordance with the Auroville charter.
Promenade is one of the prime attractions of Pondicherry and it is 1.5km long, running along the sea beach.
Founded in 1926, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram has grown, under the Mother’s guidance, from a small group of two dozen disciples into a large diversified community with almost 1200 members.
Dec 30, 2018
Pondicherry to Thanjavur, 177 km
The Brihadeeshwara Temple (also spelled Brahadeeswara temple) is an ancient Hindu temple located at Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This 10th century CE temple, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, is a brilliant example of the Dravidian style of temple architecture.
Thanjavur Palace & Museum: the palace near the temple is a vast building of masonry built by the Nayakas around 1550 AD and partly by the Maratha. Two of the palace towers, the Armoury and the observation tower are visible from all parts of the city. The palace, houses an art gallery, a library and a hall of music. The art gallery occupies the Nayak Durbar Hall. It has a superb collection of Chola bronze statues from the 9th to 12th centuries.
Dec 31, 2018
Thanjavur to Madurai, 207 km
Meenakshi Temple: the City of Madurai, was originally built around the Meenakshi temple. Rectangular streets named after the Tamil months of Aadi, Chithirai and Maasi surround the temple, symbolizing the structure of the cosmos. Though there are numerous other temples in Madurai, which is why it is known as the “Temple City”, the Meenakshi temple’s architectural splendor outdoes all of them.
Thirumalai Nayak Palace: about 1.5 Kms from the Meenakshi temple, this palace was built in 1636 by the ruler whose name it bears. The imposing edifice is famous for the “Stuccowork” on its domes and impressive arches.
Among other striking features of the palace are the massive white pillars, several of which line the corridor that runs along the courtyard.
Jan 1, 2019
Stay in Madurai
Jan 2, 2019
Madurai to Rajapalayam, 95 km
Sanjeevi Hills an historic hill located on the. The calm and tranquil ambiance makes it a popular spot for tourists.
Ayyanar Falls the Falls are a part of the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats of the south.
Jan 3, 2019
Rajapalayam to Tuticorin, 130 km
Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica is the State-of-the-Art shrine in Tuticorin. The renowned shrine of Virgin Mary stood up at seashore in the year 1582.
Thoothukudi is a natural port. The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, a project to create a shipping channel through the shallow Palk Strait to allow larger ships through, is headquartered at the Port of Thoothukudi.
Jan 4, 2019
Stay in Tuticorin
Jan 5, 2019
Tuticorin to Kanniyakumari, 128 km
Thiruvalluvar Statue: in 2000, the government of Tamil Nadu installed a large stone statue of the Tamil Saint Tiruvalluvar on a rock. The Statue is 133 ft (41 m) high signifying the 133 chapters of Thirukural.
Vivekananda Memorial: the Vivekananda Memorial at Kanyakumari is one of the important tourist spots and attracts many visitors. It is believed to be the place where Swami Vivekananda meditated for some time before attending the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893.
Thriveni Sangamam: confluence of Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea
Jan 6, 2019
Kanniyakumari to Trivandrum, 70 km
award ceremony and event completion.
Places to See – Kovalam Beach: is one of the prime beach destinations in India. Kovalam beach, ideal for indulging in water sports, sun-bathing and swimming, is located 16 kms away from Trivandrum.
Veli Tourist Village: Boardered by Veli lagoon and the Arabian Sea, the village includes water sports , waterfront park, floating bridge, children’s park, restaurant, garden etc. it is 8km. away from the city.