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.
Here is how you will spend your time
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.
The famous Marina Beach, the pride of Chennai, is second longest beach in the world and has a wide sandy foreshore. One can see statues of heroes from Tamil culture to Samadhi...
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.
Kalahasti which is situated on the banks of Swarnamukhi River and picturesque surrounding of hillocks is a famous Saivite Temple in South India.
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Travel from Chennai to Tirupati
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.
Shore Temple. The oldest structure in the area, build c. 700 AD, this temple has been here for more than 1400 years. However, unlike Mamallapuram's other monuments, the Shore ...
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
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Travel from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram
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.
Chill on the sandy beach.good place to have fun and entertainment
Travel from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry
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.
Seaside Promenade is one of the oldest attractions in Pondicherry. The location is awesome and the view of the sea is breathtakingly beautiful. Whats more you have a lot of ...
Travel from Pondicherry to Thanjavur
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.
Schwartz Church - This church was constructed by Rev. Schwartz more than 200 ago. Though there is nothing much great about the artistic work, the church is still operational ...
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
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.
The Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort is a historic fort and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirapalli, which is in the Indian state of Tamil...
Devathanam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
Travel from Thanjavur to Trichy
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.
Thiruvanaikaval is a famous Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple was built by Kocengannan, one of the Early Cholas, around 1,800 years...
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Travel from Trichy to Madurai
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..
Gandamadana Parvatham - is a hillock situated 3 km away and is the highest point in the island. Here one can see the imprint of Lord Rama's feet on a chakra. The entire island...
3 Km From Highest Point Of Island, Rameswaram, India
Travel from Madurai to Rameshwaram
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.
Triveni Sangam is the confluence of three rivers. Sangama is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said ...
Triveni Sangam, Kanyakumari, India
Phone: Not available
Travel from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari
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.
Veli Tourist Village , a beautiful & popular picnic spot well-known because of its serenity, the Lake that meets the Arabian Sea. The main attraction of Veli Tourist Village ...
Veli Sanghumugham Road, Veli, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695021
Phone: 471 2500785
Travel from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum
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.
One of the largest lakes in India, the Vembanad Lake is India's longest lake and also the largest lake in all of Kerala. The districts of Allepey, Kottayam and Ernakulam ...
Vembanad Lake, Alleppey,Kerala
Travel from Trivandrum to Alleppey
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.
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.