Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered : Chennai - Tirupati - Kancheepuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari -Kovalam
The itinerary of 13 Days South India Temple Tour will take you through the ancient temples of South India in 13 days. South India is known as the “world-class temple destination” for its huge collection of temples. Exquisitely designed temples have unique stones or wooden carved figures. The intricate architecture and idols hold religious importance. These are sources of religious teachings, culture and divine powers. These glorious temples are frequented by tourists from all over the world to perform poojas or rituals. Take on this divine journey in the fascinating destinations of South India. You can get this itineraries customized according to your needs.
Upon arrival at Chennai International airport, you will be welcome by Travelogy India Representative. Transfer to hotel, Check in formalities. Overnight at Chennai.
Time to visit capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai on coromandel coast. Kick off Chennai sightseeing with Parthasarathy Temple, Kapaleeshwar Temple and Adeeswar Temple. Relax on Marina beach, one of the longest of world. Later Drop to hotel, Overnight at Chennai.
Begin journey with 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. It is richest temple in the world in terms of donations received. After Darshan at Temple and head back to Chennai city.
Today we will explore 2 famous Heritage and Architecture citites Kancheepuram and Mahabalipuram. While going Mahabalipuram Kacnheepuram falls inbetween. Kanceepuram offers sightseeing of Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareshwrar temple, Kamakshi Aman Temple. If time permits visit to silk weaving factories of Kancheepuram. On arrive at Mahabalipuram visit to UNESCO heritage listed group of monuments recognized at World Heritage sites.
Having your breakfast leave for Pondicherry the treasure and rich history and culture Admire architecture of Auroville township, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, famous promenade beach and Manakula Vinayagar Devasthanam Temple. Mahatma Gandhi Statue and French war memorial. Evening French colony walk. Back to hotel, Night spend at Pondihcerry.
Drive to city of Great living Chola Temples Tanjore. But before that en route visit to Thillai Natraja Temple located in a town Chidambaram. Temple is majore shrine of Lord Shiva worship since the classical period. Continue your drive to Tanjore, Overnight at Tanjore.
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Start your day with 1000 year old Brihadeeshwar Temple, and Great living chola Temples Leave for glorious city of Madurai. En route visit to Tiruchirappali, once the part of chola Kingdom. Visit sculpted temples and Fortresses of Trichy. Begin with Jambukeshwarar Temple, Sri Rangnathaswamy Temple and Rockfort temple. Drive to Madurai continue. On arrive check in to hotel. Overnight 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.
Head to Rameshwaram situated one and only island seprated from mainland India. Here pay your visit to Ramnathaswamy Temple dedicated to the Hindu god Rama. Post darshan and pooja ceremony at temple back to hotel at rameshwaram and night spend at Rameshwaram.
This morning follow scenic drive known from Rameshwaram to Kanyakuamri a costal town. Enroute visit to Trichendur Murugun Temple, Continue drive to Kanyakumari. On arrive enjoy sunset view of Kanyakuamri shore. Overnight at Kanyakuamri.
There is time this morning to explore pilgrimage sites and historical significant places of Kanyakuamri. Visit Kanyakumari Aman Temple, Thiruvallur statue and Gandhi Mandapam. Leave for Kovalam a beach destination. Rest of the day relax at beaches. Overnight at Kovalam.
Relax on Kovalam beaches.
Temple tour come to end at Kovalam. Drop you at nearest Trivandrum international airport. Tour Terminates Here.