South India Temple Tour

South India Temple Tour - (12 Days / 11 Nights)
Destination Covered: Chennai – Thiruthani – Tirupati – Vallore – Thiruvannamalai - Trichy – Palani Guruvayur – Alleppey – Kanyakumari – Rameswaram – Madurai - Tanjore – Kumbakonam – Chidambaram – Mahabalipuram – Kanchipuram – Chennai

Day 01: Arrive Chennai ( Hotel Check in Time 12:00 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

After breakfast at hotel you will enjoy excursion of Sri Kalahasti located 36kms away from Tiruthani is one of the most famous Shiva Temple in South India. In the afternoon drive back to Tirupati and spend your time with your own activities.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 04: 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 05: Tiruvannamalai – Trichy ( 19 5Kms, 4.5 Hrs drive )

Post breakfast at hotel drive to Trichy. Upon arrival check into hotel. After fresh up enjoy sightseeing tour of Trichy visiting Rock Fort, Sri Ranganathaswamy and Jambukeshwara Temples.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 06: Trichy – Palani ( 165 Kms, 4 Hrs drive )

Post breakfast at hotel depart for 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. After fresh up the temple.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Palani – Madurai ( 120 Kms, 4 Hrs drive )

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Upon 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.
Overnight stay will be at Madurai.

Day 08: Madurai – Kanyakumari ( 260 Kms, 5.5 Hrs drive )

After breakfast at hotel drive for Kanyakumari, located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula is the confluence of three large oceans such as Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean & Arabian Sea. It is one the best tourist destination in India and increasingly gaining importance due to its enchanting natural beauty and seashore. On arrival check into hotel. After fresh visit Kanyakumari Temple – dedicated to Kanyakumari, the manifestation of the universal mother as a young maiden bride, followed by Vivekananda rock memorial by ferry boat ride and Gandhi Mandapam – built to Honour one of the greatest Indian leader – Mahatma Gandhi.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Kanyakumari – Rameshwaram ( 310 Kms, 5.5 / 6 Hrs drive )

After breakfast at hotel proceed for Rameshwaram is an important pilgrim tourist destination just equivalent to Benaras. The presiding deity here is in the form of Linga with name of Sriramanatha swamy temple. It is one of the twelve jyotirlingas.The Grandest part of the temple is the 1219m pillard corridor consisting of 3.6m high granite pillars, rich carved and well proportioned. Visit Ramanathswamy temple, Sita Kund & Rama’sbridge etc.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 10: Rameswaram – Tanjore ( 190 Kms, 4 Hrs drive ) – Kumbakonam ( 40 Kms, 1.5 Hrs drive )

Post breakfast at hotel depart for Tanjore. On reaching the town explore city which was once 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.
Continue your drive to Swamimalai which is known for Swamimalai Murugan Temple - is a Hindu temple located in the township of Swamimalai. Afternoon arrive Kumbakonam and check into Hotel. Rest of time relax and spend time at leisure.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 11 : Kumbakonam – Chennai ( 290 Kms, 6 Hrs drive )

This morning depart for Chennai. Upon arrival check into hotel. Rest of time free for shopping.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 12: Chennai – Airport departure ( B / F Only )

Take breakfast in the hotel and spend time at leisure until scheduled transfer to Airport to board the flight for onward / home town. Tour ends with happy memories.

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