South India Temple Tour

South India Temple Tour
Duration 9 Nights / 10 Days
Places Covered Chennai – Tirupati – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Tiruvannamalai – Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Kanyakumari
Tour Highlights Temples and its Architecture

Day 01: Arrive Chennai 

On arrival in Chennai transfer to the hotel rest of the day free overnight in Chennai 

Day 02: Chennai

Full day tour of Chennai visiting Museum, Kapaleeswara Temple and Parthasarathy Temple overnight at Chennai

Day 03: Chennai – Tirupati – Chennai 

After breakfast full day excursion to Tirupati famous for ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara, evening return to Chennai overnight in Chennai

Day 04: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram 

Morning after breakfast on your drive to Kanchipuram enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. After lunch drive to Mahabalipuram check into hotel after noon visit shore temple, Arjuna’s penance and Five Ratha’s overnight in Mahabalipuram 

Day 05: Mahabalipuram – Tiruvannamalai 

Morning after breakfast drive Tiruvannamalai check into hotel after noon visit to Arunachaleswara temple of Lord Shiva overnight in Tiruvannamalai 

Day 06: Tiruvannamalai – Pondicherry 

After breakfast proceed to Pondicherry, which carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. This erstwhile French colony on the east coast of South India merged with the rest of the country in 1954. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down afternoon visit Aurbindo Ashram the city of dawn, This ashram promotes Aurbindo’s ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science to unite the spirit and matter overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 06: Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Tanjore

Morning after breakfast drive to Tanjore enroute visit Chidambaram famous for the Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates. In this temple postures from the Bharatnatayam form of dance are depicted in sculpture. Later drive to Tanjore check-into the hotel overnight in Tanjore

Day 07: Tanjore – Trichy 

Morning explore the famous Chola Temple of Brideshwara at Tanjore and later drive Trichy situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim center famous for Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam. On arrival check into the hotel Afternoon explore the temples of Trichy, Srirangam and Rock Fort Temple Overnight in Trichy

Day 08: Trichy – Madurai 

After breakfast drive to Madurai some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the center. After lunch explore the famous Meenakshi Temple, a superb example of the Dravidian School of Architecture and is known for its profusely carved and gigantic gateways and visit Tirumalai Nayak Palace overnight in Madurai.

Day 09: Madurai – Kanyakumari 

After breakfast drive to Kanyakumari where Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. Visit Kumari Amman Temple, sanctity dedicated to the virgin Goddess, Kanya Kumari. Visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a blend of all the architectural styles of India. Evening enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight in Kanyakumari 

Day 10: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum 

Morning after breakfast transfer to Trivandrum airport to connect flight for onward journey

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