A Blend Of Spirituality And Aesthetics with South Indian Temple Tour
Duration: 05 Nights/ 06 Days
Destinations: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Swamimalai - Tanjore
Day 1: Arrival in ChennaiAs you arrive at the Chennai airport, our tour representative helps you in getting moved to the place. Complete the check-in requirements and have some rest. Later on, begin a major town tour. The prime sightseeing opportunities in Chennai that you discover today are the Fort St. George – the first English fortress in India, St. Thomas Mount Church – a beautiful church built on a hillock, San Thome Cathedral - a 16th century Roman Catholic church made by Portuguese, Kapaleeshwarar Temple- one of the most prominent temples of Lord Shiva in Chennai, and the National Art Gallery. The evening is planned for a visit to the gorgeous Marina beach. India's lengthiest beach, it is an ideal place to enjoy the fun side of the town. Stay Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Chennai – Kanchipuram – MahabalipuramIn the morning after breakfast, begin driving towards Kanchipuram, known as an area of thousand temples. These ancient temples marked around the scenery of Kanchipuram greatly indicate the fantastic customs of South Indian with its mentioned temples. On reaching Kanchipuram move out to visit the significant temples of Kanchipuram such as Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple and Devarajaswami Temple etc.
In the mid-day also visit the market to buy some soft silk sarees that are world renowned. Enjoy lunchtime at a local cafe. After lunch drive straight to reach Mahabalipuram. The town is very well-known amongst the visitors for its rock cut temples. On reaching Mahabalipuram, get covered at one of our listed resorts. After straightening your backs for a while, move out to visit the well-known Coast Temple. The temple is unique as lord Shiva and Vishnu are located in the same sanctum sanctorum. Enjoy dinner and Overnight stay in the place.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram – PondicherryTour of Mahabalipuram. Go to Coast Temple, the Five Raths, the Arjuna's Penance and the Tiger Cave. Drive down to Pondicherry, the former France Community provides an uncommon combination of Western lifestyle and Indian traditions - Auroville Ashram, located on the borders of the town.
Overnight in Pondicherry.
Day 4: Pondicherry – SwamimalaiAfter breakfast on day 4, get ready for Pondicherry town tours such as the palm-fringed breathtaking beaches, and the fishing towns. Also known as Puducherry, this town was ruled by the French until 1954 and still provides the same appeal. Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram – a non-secular ashram that is any in itself and Auroville – an experimental township that was established in 1968.
Then, begin driving to Swamimalai, a small religious town placed on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery. On the way, stop to confirm out Chidambaram, and Gangaikonda Cholapuram – one of the Great living Chola temples, it is wonderful temple complex. Continue to Swamimalai. On arriving, check-in at the position. Go to very well-known Swamimalai Murugan Temple. This Hindu temple is one of the six sacred shrines of Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva.
Overnight stay in Swamimalai.
Day 05: Swamimalai – TanjoreOn day 5, have your breakfast and begin your road journey to Tanjore. Popular as the 'City of temples', Tanjore has some well-known temple such as the Navagraha temples. On coming, check-in at the hotel. Also known as Thanjavur, this place is known for its South Indian art, faith and structure.
On finishing the check-in, set out on a guided town tour of Tanjore such as important destinations such as the Vijayanagar Fort- majestic fort built by the Nayak rulers in 1550 AD, Siva Ganga Garden- a recreational park, Alangudi temple or Aabathsahayeswarar temple- a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Brihadeswarar temple- one of the most popular temples of Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu and the Chandra Bhgawan Temple – a holy place where Moon God is worshipped along with Shiva.
Day 06: Tanjore – Leaving from MaduraiIn the morning hours after breakfast, get moved to Madurai train station/airport to board a train/flight for your forward location.