Short Temple Tour of South India

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Duration: 05 Nights / 06 Days

Destination: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Sawamimalai - Tanjore.


The temple tours takes you on a sacred journey to all the important temples in South India. These tours are not only a pilgrimage but an insight into the engineering and architectural excellence that was achieved centuries ago and have withstood the test of time. The tour creates the perfect environment to help you discover your spiritual side. South India temples are rich sources of religious teachings and
cultural shenanigans.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Chennai Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery.
Kanchipuram –  Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple.
Mahabalipuram Shore and the Five Ratha temples, Arjuna’s Penance and Tiger caves.
Pondicherry Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville.
Sawamimalai Swamimalai Murugan Temple
Tanjore Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple.

Detail itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival at Chennai.

Arrival at Chennai airport, On arrival traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our company representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check-in.
After resting for a while, embark on a sightseeing tour of Chennai. The major tourist attractions in Chennai include the Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount, San Thome Cathedral, Kapaleeswar Temple and the National Art Gallery. In the evening visit the beautiful Marina. Don’t try swimming at Marina beach since there are strong currents present along the shoreline and no rescue equipments and lifeguards are available at this beach.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02:  Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (65 Kms./01.3 hrs. drive approx).

Today after leisure breakfast leave for Mahabalipuram via. Kanchipuram. The major Kanchipuram tourist attractions include visits to the Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple. Then resume with your drive to Mahabalipuram. This 7th century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. On arrival, check-in at one our listed hotels. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03:  Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (105Kms./ 02 hrs. drive approx)

After leisure breakfast, move out on a sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram.  The major attractions to visit include  the Shore and the Five Ratha temples, Arjuna’s Penance and the Tiger caves. After the visit leave for Pondicherry. As on reaching Pondicherry, check-in at pre reserved hotels. Rest and relax for the day. In the evening you may take a leisurely walk to the local market of Pondicherry. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 04:  Pondicherry – Swamimalai (140 Kms. /03 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast, set out to explore the Pondicherry for its diverse attractions like the coastline of 32 Kms, palm-fringed beaches, backwaters and fishing villages. Later in the afternoon visit Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville. After visit drive to Swamimalai. Stop midway to visit Chidambaram, and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. On reaching Swamimalai, transfer to pre reserved hotels. Later in the day visit the Swamimalai Murugan Temple. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Swamimalai – Tanjore ( 45kms./01 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast head straight to Tanjore. Tanjore is known as the city of temples as it has many famous temples in and around the city including the Navagraha temples. On reaching Tanjore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, set out on a guided city tour of Tanjore including major tourist destinations like the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple, Brahadeshwara temple and the Chandra Bagawan Temple. In the evening return to the hotel  and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06:  Tanjore – Departure from Madurai.

After leisure breakfast on the last day of the tour, get transferred to the Madurai airport to go aboard a flight for your onward destination with pleasant experience.

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