Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered : Chennai - Tirupati - Kancheepuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore - Madurai
The South India Temple Tour of 10 Days will give you an ultimate experience of visiting the ancient temples. South India has huge collection of temples and is considered as the “world-class temple destination”. The exquisitely designed temples and wooden or stone carved figures are of great importance and attract the tourists from all over the world. These are considered as sources of spiritual teachings, divine powers and culture. To perform poojas or rituals, these glorious temples remain overcrowded throughout the year. Get set and go for this divine journey to the mesmerizing destinations of South India. Travelogy India specially designs the itineraries according to your requirements.
Upon arrival at Chennai International airport, you will be welcome by Travelogy India Representative. Transfer to hotel, Check in formalities. Overnight at Chennai.
Begin your journey to Chennai formerly known as Madras. There are temples , beaches and monuments which has cultural and historical significance. Pay your visit to Parthasarathy Temple, Kapaleeshwar Temple and Adeeswar Temple. Evening walk to Marina Beach , its spread from near Fort st. George to Foreshore Estate. It is one of the longest of world.
Time to visit one of the holiest Hindu Pilgrimage Tirupati Temple located in the hill town of Tirumala. Temple dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu. Temples has several entrances which lead to Garbhagriha, non Hindu devotees are not allowed to enter inside Garbhgriha. Go for Darshan at Temple and head back to Chennai city.
Post breakfast drive to two famous temple cities of South India know for temples, Heritage and its Architecture. While going Mahabalipuram enroute visit to Kancheepuram located on the banks of vegavathy river. This city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareshwrar temple, Kamakshi Aman Temple. Apart from its heritage sites and holy pilgrimage kancheepuram has one more importance and that hand woven silk sarees. Drive continue to Mahabalipuram and ancient and historic place. Mahabalipuram has variety of group of monuments recognized at World Heritage sites.
Having your breakfast leave for Pondicherry know for its French community, On arrive rickshaw ride at French colony. Admire French colony architecture while riding. Rest of the day relax at you pre booked hotel.
Experience the treasure and rich history of colonial buildings, churches, temples and statues. Enjoy sightseeing of the must see sights with a local guide. Admire Auroville Ashram, famous promenade beach and Manakula Vinayagar Devasthanam Temple. Mahatma Gandhi Statue and French war memorial.
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A comfortable drive brings you to Tanjore. A stop at Thillai Natraja Temple located in a town Chidambaram. Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue to Tanjore and night spend at Tanjore.
Morning sightseeing with a local guide features a visit to the 100 year old Brihadeeshwar Temple, also home to Tanjore paintings. Leave for glorious city of Madurai. En route visit to Trichy Famous temple to explore here are Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, rock fort Temple, Tiruvanaikkaval Temple continue drive to Madurai. Overnight spend at Madurai.
Full day at leisure to explore this wonderful city. Chose from pilgrimage site Meenakshi Amman Temple , historical monument Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Back to hotel relax for while. Post dinner take you to Meenakshi Temple once again to attend Madurai temple night ceremony. Overnight spend at Madurai.
Breakfast at hotel, your vacation come to end with transfer to Madurai Airport.