Aarupadai Temple Tour With Kerala

Aarupadai Temple Tour With Kerala - (09 Nights / 10 Days)
Destination Covered: Chennai – Thiruthani – Tirupati – Vallore – Thiruvannamalai - Swamimalai – Kumbakonam – Tanjore – Palani - Tiruchendur – Madurai – Munnar – Alleppey – Cochin

Day 01: Arrive Chennai ( Hotel Check in Time 1200 Noon )

Scheduled arrive Chennai Airport; meet our representative who will assist you to transfer to Hotel. After fresh up enjoy half day city tour of Chennai including Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, Kapaleeswar Temple and Marina Beach.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai – Thiruthani – Tirupati ( 180 Kms, 4 Hrs drive )

After breakfast at hotel drive to Tiruthani which is famous for Murugan temple is a Hindu temple in the hill of Thiruttani, South India, dedicated to Lord Muruga. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. Visit the temple and later drive to Tirupati which is famous for Temple of Lord Venkateshwara. On arrival check into Hotel. After fresh up go for Darshan of Balaji. Late night back to Hotel.
Stay at hotel.

Day 03: Tirupati – Vellore – Thiruvannamalai ( 200 Kms, 4.5 Hrs drive )

Take your breakfast in the hotel drive to Vellore ( 120 Kms, 3 Hrs drive ) is one of the oldest cities in South India lies on the banks of the Palar River. Visit Vallore fort, Sripuram Golden Temple and Ratnagiri Temple. Continue your drive for Thiruvannamalai ( 80 Kms from Vellore ) is home to the Annamalaiyar Temple located at the foot of the Annamalai hill and amongst one of the great Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. Arrive and check into hotel. After fresh up visit Annamalaiyar Temple - dedicated to Lord Shiva was built between the 9th and the 10th centuries by the Chola kings of the Tamil empire.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Tiruvannamalai - Swamimalai / Tanjore.

Take breakfast in the hotel and later drive to Swamimalai is for Swamimalai Murugan Temple - is a Hindu temple located in the township of Swamimalai. Continue your drive for Kumbakonam (5Kms from Swamimalai). After fresh up explore the temples and mathas. There are around 188 Hindu temples within the municipal limits of Kumbakonam. Apart from these, there several thousand temples around the town thereby giving the town the sobriquets temple town and City of temples. The most important temples present in Kumbakonam are the Sarangapani temple, the Kumbeswara temple and the Ramaswamy temple.
In the evening arrive Tanjore and check into hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Tanjore / Palani ( 178 Kms, 4 Hrs drive )

After breakfast enjoy sightseeing tour of Tanjore which was the capital of the ancient state ruled by the Cholas. Tanjore is popular for its temples and paintings. Visit the famous Brihadeeswarar temple housing a huge Shiva lingam and a stone sculpture of the Nandi bull. Later drive to Palani. It is the location of the far-famed temple of the god Kartikeya, resorted to by more than 7 million devotees each year. Palani is home to one of the most sacred shrines of the God Subrahmanyan, as worshipped in the Hindu cult of Koumaram. Afternoon arrive and check into Hotel.
Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 06: Palani / Tiruchendur ( 230 Kms, 5 Hrs drive )

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Tiruchendur is famous for the Murugan Temple on the beach. Tiruchendur temple is located on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The location of the temple is ideal and draws a perennial stream of devotees. The temple overlooking the sea is an inspiring sight. It has been venerated by the Tamil Sangam Period work Tirumurugatruppadai and by 83 Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.The other abodes are situated on top hills; this one is located on the seashore in the southern part of the state. It is situated on the Kanyamumari - Tuticorin - Rameswaram bus route. It is one of the most visited shrines in Tamilnadu. Arrive and check into Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Tiruchendur / Madurai - Visit Temples at Pazhamudhircholai & Thiru paramkundram.

Take your breakfast in the hotel later drive to Madurai. On arrival check into Hotel. After fresh up explore the temple town which is a 2,600 years old famous temple town of south India. Visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, Mariamman Teppakulam ( Great Tank ) and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. Later visit Pazhamuthircholai comes last in the series of six holy places. This is at a distance of about 20 km from Madurai The temple of Muruga, Who is flanked by Valli and Teyvayanai, is located amidst quiet and beautiful landscape. At the top of the hill, is Noopura Ganga, a perennial waterfall with a temple dedicated to Raakkayi Amman. Azhagar Kovil, the temple of Sri Narayana, is also near Pazhamuthircholai. Tirupparamkundran is at a distance of eight kilometers from Madurai in South India. This holy place is associated with the divine marriage of Muruga with Tevayanai. Tiru Jana Sambhandar and Sundaramurti Swamigal, two of the Saiva Samaya quartet visited Tiruparamkundram. Back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Madurai – Munnar ( 140 Kms, 4 Hrs drive )

After breakfast at hotel drive to Munnar by surface driving you through the scenic pathways dotted with pepper and cardamom plantation, tea plantations and thick forests. On arrival at Munnar check into the hotel.
After fresh up enjoys the sightseeing tour of Munnar. Walk through the green carpet of well organized tea bushes; watch the beautiful mist and romantic green meadows, romantic view of the waterfall. Dam, Echo Point, Kundale Lake, Blossom Garden, Rajamalai, Tea Plantation. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Munnar – Alleppey ( 155 Kms, 5 Hrs drive )

After breakfast at hotel drive to Alleppey. On arrival check in to houseboat for a Kerala houseboat tour over the scenic backwaters. Sit back and relax at the houseboat and enjoy the scenic beauty as the boat passes through the emerald green paddy fields, refreshing natural beauty, exotic resorts and the rustic villages.
Overnight stay in Houseboat.

Day 10: Alleppey – Cochin ( 75 Kms, 2 Hrs drive )

Take breakfast in the Houseboat and later transfer to Cochin. In the noon arrive Cochin and take your lunch in local restaurant / hotel. After fresh Proceed for half day sightseeing tour to Cochin. Here visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jews Street, St. Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Net and the Indo-Portuguese Museum. Rest of time free for shopping until we take you for Dinner. Later scheduled transfer to Cochin Airport to board the flight for onward destination. Tour ends with happy memories.

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