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Go Madurai!

GRT Regency, Madurai, offers affordable packages for the holiday season. The ‘two-night, three-day’ package priced at Rs. 9,999 (taxes extra) includes accommodation on twin-sharing basis, buffet breakfast, airport / railway station pick-up/drop, traditional welcome with non-alcoholic welcome drink, Madurai Darshan (Meenakshi Temple, Thiruparankundram, Palace), trip to Srivilliputhur and darshan Wi-Fi / desktop Internet, 10 per cent discount on herbal massage, free use of fitness centre and swimming pool.

For reservation, call 0452-2371155 or 99943-52238.

Summer break

Royal Orchid Hotels offers summer packages at Royal Orchid Galaxy Resort (Goa), Royal Orchid Central (Jaipur) and Royal Orchid Mysore Getaway Hotels: Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden and Royal Orchid Metropole.

The resort in Goa is a “boutique beach hotel”, and the package is priced at Rs. 7,999, including a/c transportation from airport or Madgaon railway station, non-alcoholic welcome drink on arrival, stay in a deluxe room (double occupancy).

It also offers a one-hour complimentary usage of lawn tennis and a 20 per cent discount on ayurvedic massage. The charges are Rs. 650 for an additional child, aged between six and 12 years.

The same applies to the stay at the Jaipur resort. Royal Orchid Mysore Hotels: Royal Orchid Brindavan Garden is set by Cauvery river and overlooks the Brindavan Gardens. The Royal Orchid Metropole is set in a building built by the Maharaja of Mysore, and the package is priced at Rs. 8,999.

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Calm balm

Hotel Ashreya in Tiruvannamalai offers tour packages — ‘Soul Mountain’ and ‘Golden Temple’ for ‘one-night / two days’ and ‘two nights / three days’ for a minimum group of four persons.

Tiruvannamalai is an enchanting place for the spiritually inclined. The sacred hill is 200 km from Chennai and 100 km from Puducherry.

The boutique hotel has 12 studio rooms containing a living room, a kitchenette and a spacious bedroom with attached toilet. Charges for single occupancy are Rs. 2,000, while double occupancy costs Rs. 2,500. An extra bed comes for Rs. 500. Tax will be charged at 12.5 per cent. These rates are valid till August 31. For reservation, call 24404012 or 93600-13511, e-mail, or visit




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