From the ancient past, South India is noted as a “world-class temple destination” for a huge collection of temples. It’s profusely built; stones or wooden figures carved and aesthetically designed temples are unique or marvelous in their architectural brilliance and known for rich sources of religious teachings, cultural antics or some divine powers. People from all over the world visit these glorious temples and perform poojas or rituals.
So get ready to explore the itinerary of 15 Days South India Temple Tour starting from Chennai and covering the most popular pilgrimage destinations of South India like Tirupati, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry, Trichy, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Trivandrum and Kanyakumari.
As soon you arrived at Chennai airport you will be welcome by Travelogy India representative. Transfer to hotel, Overnight spend at Chennai hotel.
Post breakfast begin your Chennai sightseeing with Kapaleeshwar Temple and Parthasarthy Temple followed by visit Fort st. George church, Kala Kshetra and National Art Gallery and Museum. A short walk around longest beach of Chennai Marina beach. Evening stroll through spice market of Chennai. Overnight spend at Chennai hotel.
This morning set out for an intriguing and awe-inspiring tourism spot “Tirupati” noted as the famous temple town of Andhra Pradesh. Upon arrival, have lunch at local restaurant then visit far-famed “Sri Venkateshwara Temple” nestled on the top of the Tirumala hills believed to be the oldest and the richest temple in the world purely sanctified to Lord Vishnu called as Balaji by the North Indians and Govinda by the South Indians, pay homage to Lord Venkateshwara and later in the evening return to Chennai for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at Hotel in Chennai. Then head to Kanchipuram (75km/2hrs) Enroute visit to Mahabalipuram (56km/1hr from Chennai). At mahabalipuram one can visit Arjuna’s penance, caves Mahabalipuram, Rathas and shore temples. Later continue your drive to Kanchipuram visit Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailasanatha Temple, Sri Kamkshi Temple and Varadharaja Perunal Temple. Evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kanchipuram.
The fifth day of your tour move towards the abode of the mystical saint Sri Ramana Maharshi, “Thiruvannamalai” a small town situated on top of a small hill. En route visit to Vellore (70km/1hr , 20mins from Kanchipuram). Vellore has 2 famous places to visit one is Golden Temple and another is Vellore fort. Post your visit Continue drive to Tiruvannamali. On arrive check in to hotel. Overnight spend at Tiruvannamalai.
Breakfast at Hotel, Proceed to visit Annamalaiyar temple of Tiruvannamali. Later Leave for Pondicherry (120km/2hrs), Enroute visit to Gingee Fort. Continue drive to Podicherry, On arrive check in to hotel. Overnight spend at Pondicherry.
After sumptuous breakfast begin your Pondicherry sightseeing visit Auroville Ashram, Paradise beach, Seaside promenade, Basilica of sacred heart of Jesus, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Aurbindo Ashram, French war Memorial and Rickshaw ride in French colony. Evening drop to hotel, Overnight spend at Pondicherry.
Breakfast at Hotel Leave for Kumbhakonam (128km/3hrs). Enroute visit to Natraj Temple at Chidambaram, another en route stop to Gangaikonda cholapuram temple and Darasuram airavathiswara temple. Continue your drive to Kumbhakonam. Overnight at hotel in Kumbhakonam.
Breakfast at Hotel, Proceed for Kumbhakonam sightseeing. At Kumbhakonam visit Adi kumbhakeshwar temple and Kumbhakonam Brass factory. Continue your drive to Tanjore, On arrive visit Bradeeshwara Temple of Tanjore. Evening back to hotel, Overnight spend at Tanjore.
Breakfast at Hotel, Leave for Madurai (195km/3hrs). Enroute visit to Trichy visit Rangnath Temple, Rock fort temple and Jambukeshwara Temple. Countinue your drive to Madurai, Overnight spend at Madurai.
Post breakfast proceed to visit Meenakshi Aman Temple, Tirumalai Nayal Palace and Gandhi Musuem. At night we will take you Meenkashi Amman temple again to attend night ceremony. Later drop back to hotel, Overnight at Madurai.
Post breakfast leave for Rameshwaram. On arrive visit Ramnathaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi Beach and other temples. Overnight spend at Rameshwaram.
Post breakfast leave for Kanyakumari. Enroute visit to Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple of Trichendur. Continue drive to Kanyakumari. On arrive check in, Overnight at Kanyakumari
Post breakfast Half day Kanyakumari sightseeing visit Bhagwathy Aman Temple, Kanyakumari beach and Vivekananda rock Memorial. Later drive to Kovalam. On arrive check in to hotel and relax at Kovalam beach. Overnight at Kovalam.
Post breakfast transfer to Trivandrum airport to board on flight to onward journey. You tour terminates Here.