Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered : Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai - Rameshwaram - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kanyakumari
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.
On your arrival at Chennai Airport/Railway Station, Travelogy India’s representative will welcome and assist you to the pre-booked hotel and Check-in process. He will give you the tour related papers and will tell you about the tour program. After relaxing for some time you will pay a visit to the Kapaleeswarar Gopuram (tower) Temple and Parthasarathy Temple. Later visit Kala Kshetra, Fort St. George, St. Thomas Church, St. Thomas Mount and National Art Gallery and Museum. In the evening, visit the beautiful “Marina Beach”, the second longest beach in the world. Later return to hotel for an overnight stay.
The second day of your tour will include half-day’s sightseeing of Chennai. You will go to visit the major attractions like Kalakshetra, Gandhi Memorial, Marina beach and Mylapore temple. Overnight stay will be in Chennai.
The third day of your tour will begin with a trip to the golden city of a thousand temples “Kanchipuram”. There you will pay a visit to the exquisite Ekambareswarar Temple, Kailashnath Temple, Kamakshi Temple, the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple and more. You can also purchase the finest Kanchipuram silk sarees. You will then move towards Mahabalipuram, where you will have an Overnight stay.
In the morning, you will go for a city tour which will take you through the temples of Mahabalipuram. The rock cut monolithic temples such as Arjuna’s Penance and Tiger cave are the major attractions to be visited. Post lunch you will move towards Pondicherry to visit the Mother’s Ashram and the temple complex of Pondicherry.
Your religious journey will move towards the archaeological splendors of “Chidambaram” in Tamil Nadu. You will also visit the famous Nataraja Temple and then you will continue your journey towards Tanjore known for its religion, art and architecture. You will witness the beautiful Brihadeeswarar temple, Lord Murgan temple, Chandra Bhagwan temple, Thirunallar temple, Siva Ganga garden and Vijaynagar fort. The Carnatic music and musical instruments also draws the attention of the visitors. Overnight stay will be there at Tanjore.
You will leave for “Tiruchirapalli” or “Trichy” Post breakfast from Tanjore. After arriving Trichy, you will check in at the hotel. After refreshment, you will explore the churches, missions, colleges, and impressive monuments and beautiful temples. The major attractions of Trichy are – Ganpati temple, Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple, Rock fort, Puliyancholai falls, St Joseph’s church and Kallanai dam. Post lunch you will leave for Madurai.
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On the seventh day, explore the cultural capital of South India. The Meenakshi Sundereswar temple, dedicated to goddess Meenakshi, known for its intricate architecture and the hall of 1000 musical pillars which is a must to visit place.
After a perfect experience of traditional and contemporary culture at Trichy, it’s time to move toward the next holy destination “Madurai” famous for Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple or temple city. Upon arrival at Madurai our executive will help you to transfer to hotel.Fall down your soul and body a while and get ready for the sightseeing tour of Madurai covering Ayirankkal Mandapam, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam Temple, Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Museum and Koodal Azhagar Temple. In evening visit the Meenakshi Temple to witness the famous night ceremony when the temple copper of Lord Siva is carried to the bed chamber of Goddess Parvathi to the accompaniment of religious prayers and music. Overnight staywill be at Madurai.
Post breakfast, you will move towards “Rameshwaram” to visit the most popular attractions like Sri Ramanthaswamy temple and beaches like Agnitheertham, Dhanushkodi Temple, Gandhamadhana Parvatham, Jada Tirtham, Jatayu Tirtham, Kothandaramaswamy Temple, Lakshmana Tirtham, Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana), Ramjharokha temple. Later in the evening return to Madurai where you will have your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
You will move towards Kanyakumari after breakfast. After arrival, you will go for sightseeing of the city. Stay overnight in Kanyakumari.
You will drive to Kovalam in the midst of sandy beach, Post Breakfast. Enroute, visit at Padmanabhapuram Palace & temple. Arrive in Kovalam and check into the hotel.
Enjoy and have leisurely walk alongside the beach of Kovalam, relaxing and enjoying the scenic beauty on the twelfth day. Overnight will be in Kovalam.
You will move towards airport to board your flight to return back home.