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Temple Tours of South India

1N Chennai , 1N Tirupathi , 1N Mahabalipuram , 1N Pondicherry , 2N Thanjavur , 1N Trichy , 1N Madurai , 1N Rameshwaram , 1N Kanyakumari , 1N Trivandrum , 1N Alleppey , 1N Kochi and 1N Guruvayoor

When it comes to south India temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient, towering Dravidian masterpieces, many with brightly painted sculptures on their gopuram (towers). These temples, which display some of India's greatest temple architecture, are the backbone of Tamil culture. Even Kerala has famous temples which tourist keep visiting.

Accommodation

1 night(s) in Chennai

Hotel Royal Plaza or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Tirupati

Hotel Udayee International or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Mahabalipuram

Hotel Mamallaa Heritage or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Pondicherry

Purple Resorts or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

2 night(s) in Thanjavur

Hotel Gnanam or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Trichy

Femina Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Madurai

JC Residency Madurai or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Rameshwaram

Hotel Royal Park or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Kanyakumari

Hotel Singaar International or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Trivandrum

Hotel Pankaj or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Alleppey

Pagoda Resort or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Kochi

Hotel Grand Seasons or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

1 night(s) in Guruvayoor

Sopanam Heritage or Similar

Room Type: Standard Room

Meals Included: None

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Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrive Chennai

Meet and greet on arrival at Chennai railway station or airport and transfer to hotel. Chennai offers good place to spend the holidays. In the afternoon sightseeing tour of the city Including Kapaleeshawarar Temple, Fort St. George Museum, Marina Beach etc. Overnight stay will be at Chennai hotel.

Day 2

Day 2: Chennai To Tirupati

Morning check out from the hotel and drive to Tirupati (157 km/3.30 Hrs). On arrival check in at the hotel. After fresh up visit Kalahasti Temple, Mangapura, kapilatirtha and Tiruchanur. Night halt at Tirupati.

Day 3

Day 3: Tirupati To Mahabalipuram

Check out from the hotel from Tirupati and drive to Kanchipuram. It is one of the seven sacred cities of India. Sankaracharya Math is situated at Kanchipuram. Famous Temples In Kanchipuram are Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadaraja Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kumara Kottam and Ulagalanda Perumal Temple. Later proceed to Mahabalipuram. The distance from kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram is 69 km. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Visit the Shore Temples and Arjuna’s Penance. Overnight stay will be at Mahabalipuram.

Day 4

Day 4: Mahabalipuram To Pondicherry

After breakfast proceed to Pondicherry. en route visit Parvathi Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. On arrival at Pondicherry check-in at the hotel. Several mosques and Sri Aurobindo Ashram is situated in Pondicherry. Quiet beaches stretch north and south from town, good for swimming and sunrise strolls. Overnight stay will be at Pondicherry hotel.

Day 5

Day 5: Pondicherry To Tanjore

After breakfast proceed for Pondicherry sightseeing. Sri Aurobindo Ashram is on the way to Pondicherry’s famous seaside promenade. The ashram lends Pondicherry a spiritual feel. it is the place where the great Indian philosopher Aurobindo Ghosh lived and died. Afternoon check out from the hotel and drive to Tanjore. On arrival check in at the hotel and overnight at Tanjore hotel.

Day 6

Day 6: Tanjore Sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Tanjore. The prime attraction of Tanjore is Brihadeeswara Temple built by king Rajaraja Chola in A.D 1010 is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Places of tourist interest include Palace, Art Gallery, Saraswathi Mahal Library, Schwartz Church, Thirukandiyur, Thiruvaiyaru and Kumbakonam. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel in Tanjore.

Day 7

Day 7: Tanjore To Trichy

Check out from the hotel and proceed to Trichy, en-route visit Chidambaram Temple, Kumbakonam Temple and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. The most famous land mark of this bustling town is the Rockfort. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Trichy.

Day 8

Day 8: Trichy To Madurai

After breakfast check out and proceed for sightseeing of Trichy. Visit Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam, Sri Jambukeshwara Temple, Museums and Art Galleries. Leave for Madurai by road. Madurai is one of the oldest cities of southern India. Overnight stay will be at Madurai.

Day 9

Day 9: Madurai To Rameshwaram

Morning check out from the hotel and proceed to Rameshwaram. Visit Ramanathaswamy Temple Agnitheertham - The sacredness of the place makes it a popular bathing spot with the pilgrims. Visit Dhanushkodi – It is believed to have been the starting point of the bridge that was built by the monkey forces of Lord Rama to access Sri Lanka. Also visit Gandamadanaparavtham - the highest point in the island. The devotees believe that Lord Rama's feet was placed on the stone. Overnight stay in Rameshwaram hotel..

Day 10

Day 10: Rameshwaram To Kanyakumari

Check out from the hotel after breakfast and proceed to Kanyakumari. Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of peninsular India and the meeting point of three oceans - the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Kanyakumari Sightseeing covering the Kumari Amman Temples, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thiruvalluvar Statue and Triveni Sangamam. End your day by watching the spectacular sunset. Overnight stay will be at Kanyakumari.

Day 11

Day 11: Kanyakumari To Trivandrum

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Trivandrum. The temple of Anantha and The Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is the most religious icon of the city. Other sightseeing places are Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Veli Tourist Village and Shangumugham Beach where one can watching the spectacular sunset. Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 12

Day 12: Trivandrum To Alleppey

Morning check out from the hotel and to Alleppey. On the way visit Mullakkal Temple. Alleppey Mullakkal Goddess temple courtyard is open to Non Hindus too. On arrival at Alleppey check into the Houseboat by noon (01:00PM). Full day enjoy the backwater cruise through Vembanad Lake. Overnight stay in Alleppey.

Day 13

Day 13: Alleppey To Cochin

Morning check out from the house boat and drive to Cochin. Arrive Cochin and check in to the hotel. Afternoon proceed for local sightseeing in and around Cochin. Visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Street, St. Francis Church and Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening visit chottanikkara Temple. Overnight stay in Cochin hotel.

Day 14

Day 14: Cochin To Guruvayoor

After early breakfast drive to Guruvayoor (90 Kms). Upon arrival check into the hotel. Later proceed for local sightseeing in and around Guruvayoor. Visit Guruvayur Devaswom elephant sanctuary. Evening Darshan at Guruvayoor Temple. Overnight stay in Guruvayoor hotel.

Day 15

Day 15: Departure

Departure and transfer to Cochin airport or railway station with sweet memories.

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Inclusions

Chennai

  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Driver bata, fuel cost, toll and parking charges
  • All transfers in AC cab
  • All applicable hotel service taxes

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