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South India Temple Tour

Duration : 10 Nights - 11 Days

Destination Coverd : Chennai-Tirupathi-Kanchipuram-Tiruvannamalai-Tanjore-Trichy-Madurai-Rameswaram-Kanyakumari-Trivandrum


Day 01 : Arrival Chennai (By Flight)

Arrive Chennai - the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. Assistance and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival check at Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Tirupathi (154 ksm - 03 hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to half day sightseeing tour of Chennai, after drive to Tirupathi. Tirupathi is a temple town known for the famous ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord of seven hills or Balaji, as he is affectionately known ) on the top of the 860mts high Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not only believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the country, but also the richest of them all . Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara borrowed money from the divine treasurer Kubera for his wedding expenses. He is still paying back this debt which is why the pilgrims donate generously to the temple funds. Overnight at Tirupathi.

Day 03: Tirupath - Kanchipuram (110 kms - 03 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Kanchipuram– is the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. The first temple dedicated to Shiva was built in the 7th and 8th century and has paintings on the walls. Temples of Ekambaswara , Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are of interest. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Evening free for leisure Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Kanchipuram - Trivannamalai (112 Kms-03 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Tiruvannamallai(112kms/03hrs)- a pilgrim centre with an ancient temple of Lord Shiva. Thiruvannamalai is one of the prominent spiritual and religious centres of Tamil Nadu.  For the same reason, flocks of orange-clad, bhajan-singing Sadhus would be a common sight in the streets and around the temples. It is often said that a pilgrimage to this holy place would rejuvenate you, both in body and mind. The life of the town mainly revolves around a famed temple - the Arunachaleswara temple.  Every year, four Brahmotsavams are celebrated here, the most famous of which is the Karthika Deepam.   Another interesting tradition unique to this town is the barefoot moonlight ‘pradakshina’ by pilgrims, around the Arunachala Mountain to please Lord Shiva. The name has been derived from that of the holy mountain, Thiruvannanmalai.  Legend goes that Shiva appeared in the form of the Ardhanareeshwara, half man-half woman in Thiruvannamalai.

Day 05: Trivannamalai - Trichy (125 Kms-03 Hrs)

After breakfast leave for Trichy, short name of Trichurapalli, situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre, it is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Checkin at hotel. After lunch city tour visiting Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 23mts. Also visit Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Dinner and overnite at hotel.

Day 06: Trichy / Thanjore - Madurai (150 Kms-04 Hrs)

Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Thiruchirapalli including visit to the Ranganathan Temple at Srirangam, 10 kms away from Trichy. Afternoon drive to Madurai and transfer to hotel. After Freshen up visit the ancient city of Madurai, some 2600 years old is laid out in the banks of river Vaigai as a lotus flower with the Meenakshi temple in the centre. Afternoon city tour visiting - Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum. Night stay in Madurai

Day 07: Madurai - Rameshwaram (150 Kms- 03 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram- the most sacred temple town of India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it that Lord Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for worship when he set foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not return when the auspicious hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam so that worship could be performed in time, which is where the present day Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands close to sea on the eastern side of the island. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining them. Overnight at Hotel. .

Day 08: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari (300 Km /06 hours)

After breakfast free for leisure or darshan after check out from Hotel and drive to Kanyakumari, on arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon free for leisure or own activities. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Kanyakumari

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari – visit Suchithram Temple, Devi.Kanyakumari Temple, Vivekananda Rock, Gandhi Memorial and Triveni Sangam. Evening watch the most beautiful Sunset of Kanyakumari. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kanyakumari.

Day 10: Kanyakumari - Kovalam (100 Kms -02 Hrs)

After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Trivandrum. Enroute visit the Sri Padmanabhapuram Palace, Also visit the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum which is the richest temple in the world, Museum, Secratariat etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Kovalam - Trivendrum - Departure (15 Kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Trivendrum airport to connect flight for onwards destination.

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• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast at all Hotels .
• Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per itinerary.
• Assistance on Arrival & Departure
• Service of an English speaking driver.
• Driver’s expense, Parking, Toll.
• All Taxes.

• Air Fare/Train fare.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
• Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees. / Temple or Darshan Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
• Govt. Service Tax. 3.50%

Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.

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