8D7N Tamilnadu Temple Tour
Day 01: Arrive Chennai (Hotel Check in Time 1200 Noon)
Scheduled arrive Chennai Airport and meet our representative who will assist you to transfer to Hotel. After freshen up explore the city and visit Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, Kapaleeswar Temple and Marina Beach. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (140Kms, 4.5Hrs drive)
Take early breakfast in the hotel and later drive to Pondicherry. En route enjoy sightseeing of Mahabalipuram and visit Shore Temple, The Five Raths, and the Arjuna's Penance. Later Straight drive to Pondicherry. In the Afternoon arrive and check into hotel. After fresh up start your city tour including the famous Aurobindo Ashram; located 10 km north of Pondicherry. The ashram promotes Aurobindo's ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and matter. Also visit Auroville - a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Kumbakonam (150Kms, 4Hrs drive)
Take your breakfast in the hotel and later drive to Chidambaram - which is a major pilgrimage site for Shaivites as well as Vaishnavites, where one of the holiest and most ancient temples of Hinduism, the Chidambaram temple is located. Visit Chidambaram Temple which is dedicated to Lord Siva and his form of the Cosmic Dancer - Nataraja. Later 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. After fresh up explore the temples and mathas. There are around 188 Hindu temples within the municipal limits of Kumbakonam. Apart from these, there several thousand temples around the town thereby giving the town the sobriquets temple town and City of temples. The most important temples present in Kumbakonam are the Sarangapani temple, the Kumbeswara temple and the Ramaswamy temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Kumbakonam - Tanjore (55Kms, 1.5Hrs drive) - Trichy (60Kms, 2Hrs drive)
Post breakfast at hotel drive to Tanjore. On arrival check into Hotel. Later the explore city which was 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. Later drive to Trichy. Arrive and check into Hotel. After fresh up enjoy the sightseeing tour of the small town visiting Rock Fort, Sri Ranganathaswamy and Jambukeshwara Temples. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Trichy - Pillayarpatti (85Kms, 2Hrs drive) - Madurai (75Kms, 2Hrs drive)
Post breakfast at hotel drive for Madurai. Enroute visit Pillayarpatti is named after Pillayar the tamil name of Ganesha and this ancient temple houses rock cut images of Shiva, Lingodbhavar and others as well as several other shrines. Afternoon arrive Madurai and 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). Later visit Pazhamuthircholai comes last in the series of six holy places. This is at a distance of about 20 km from Madurai The temple of Muruga, Who is flanked by Valli and Teyvayanai, is located amidst quiet and beautiful landscape. At the top of the hill, is Noopura Ganga, a perennial waterfall with a temple dedicated to Raakkayi Amman. Azhagar Kovil, the temple of Sri Narayana, is also near Pazhamuthircholai. Tirupparamkundran is at a distance of eight kilometers from Madurai in South India. This holy place is associated with the divine marriage of Muruga with Tevayanai. Tiru Jana Sambhandar and Sundaramurti Swamigal, two of the Saiva Samaya quartet visited Tiruparamkundram. In the evening, revisit the Meenakshi Temple for prayer ceremony. Overnight stay will be at Hotel.
Day 06: Madurai - Thiruvannamalai (325Kms, 6Hrs drive)
Take your breakfast in the hotel and drive to Thiruvannamalai 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 Annamalaiyar Temple - dedicated to Lord Shiva was built between the 9th and the 10th centuries by the Chola kings of the Tamil empire. Later on you are free for shopping or other activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Thiruvannamalai - Kanchipuram (130Kms, 3Hrs drive) - Chennai (75Kms)
Post breakfast at hotel drive to Chennai. Enroute visit Kanchipuram and enjoy the sightseeing of Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, the Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakiswarar Temple & Crocodile Farm. On arrival check into Hotel. Rest of the day free for shopping in Chennai. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Chennai Departure ( Hotel Check out Time 1200 Noon)
Take your breakfast in the hotel and day free at leisure until scheduled transfer to airport to board the flight for your home town. Tour ends with happy memories.
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