South India Temple Tour
12 Nights / 13 Days
Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Trivandrum
We take you to the sacred journey by making you visit the temples in south India. Engineering and Architectural excellence of centuries ago is still withstanding in these temples which is admirable.
You’ll meet Our executive at the airport. He will take you to the hotel and will make you get settled in your room.
After Breakfast at hotel, we’ll visit Gandhi Memorial, KalaSkhetra, Mylapore temple and Marina beach, Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Chennai-Excursion to Tirupathi
After breakfast, we’ll proceed for Tirupathi., a temple town known for the famous Lord Venkateswara,situated on the top of the 860mts high Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not only known for it being the oldest temples in the country, but also for it being the richest temple. In the evening we’ll return to Chennai for dinner. Overnight stay at Chennai.
After breakfast we’ll drive to Kanchipuram (76kms/01.50 hrs),the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and has 124 shrines. We’ll visit the Temples of Ekambaswara, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy . Lunch at local restaurant and drive to Mahabalipuram . .
In the afternoon we’ll visit Mahabalipooram,known for ancient Pallava Port,shrines and huge sculptures cut-out of rocks more than 1200 years back during the reign of Pallava Kings . Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day5 : Mahabalipuram - Thiruvannamalai - Pondicherry
After breakfast we’ll drive to Tiruvannamallai(112kms/03hrs), a pilgrim centre with an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. After lunch at local restaurant, we’ll proceed for Pondicherry (131kms/ 3.5hrs), known for the merger of French colony on the east coast of South India with the rest of the country in 1954. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we’ll drive to visit Aurbindo Ashram, 10kms north of Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo's ideas of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. After lunch at hotel, we’ll visit Auroville -. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we’ll drive to Chidambaram (65kms/1.5hrs),known for the famous Nataraja temple. Natraja is Lord Shiva as a cosmic dancer .In this temple, postures from the Bharatnatayam form of dance are depicted in sculpture.. After lunch at local restaurant, we’ll drive to Thanjavur (104kms/03hrs) visiting the Brass factory at Kumbakonam enroute. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we’ll leave for Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on the banks of Kaveri River. After lunch we’ll explore the city, Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts, Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
. After breakfast we’ll proceed for Madurai, 2600 years old , laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. After lunch we’ll tour the city, Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Mariamman Tepakkulam and Alagar Kovil. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll proceed for Rameshwaram, the most sacred temple town of India where Lord Rama is said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. ,Ramanatha Swamy Temple , close to sea on the eastern side of the island. Lunch at local restaurant. We’ll return to Madurai for dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we’ll drive to Kanyakumari , where the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet, famous for the Amman Temples . To its South - East lies the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial, dedicated to Indian Saint Vivekananda In the evening, we’ll view the sunset at the southern most tip of India. Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning we’ll view the beautiful sunrise followed by Visit to Suchindram and then finally, proceed to Trivandrum, enroute we’ll visit Padmanabapuram Palace, arrive Trivandrum. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kovalam.
After breakfast we’ll drive back to the airport to connect flight for onward journey.