Spiritual Tour of Tamilnadu

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Duration: 10 Days / 11 Nights.

Destination: Chennai – Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai.


Visit the temple city of India – Tamil Nadu. Get to explore the magic of famous cities of Tamil Nadu. Experience the brilliance of architectural marvels of Dravidian times. Plethora of ancient monuments and temples has its own story of artistic and cultural achievement that attract history lovers from all over.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Chennai Theosophical Society, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Kalakshetra, the St. Mary’s Church, Kapaliswara Temple, San Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Mylapore, Fort St. George.
Kanchipuram –  Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple.
Mahabalipuram Krishna Mandapam ,Shore temple , Five Ratha temples, Arjuna’s Penance and  Tiger caves.
Pondicherry Raj Niwas ,Aurbindo Ashram and Auroville.
Sawamimalai Swamimalai Murugan Temple
Tanjore Chidambram Temple  – Nataraja temple ,Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden, Aalangudi temple and Brahadeshwara temple.
Trichy Sri Ranganathaswami temple, Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort and River Kaveri.
Madurai Meenakshi-Sundareswarar Temple and Meenakshi Amman Temple.
Rameshwaram Explore the Rameshwaram 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.

Evening time free for leisure and explore the locale market.

Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02:  Chennai .

After leisure breakfast , you will process for City tour. Fondly known as the ‘Gateway of South’, Chennai is home to a number of tourist attractions. The list of attractions that you cover during the sightseeing includes the Theosophical Society, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Kalakshetra, the St. Mary’s Church, Kapaliswara Temple, San Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Mylapore, Fort St. George and houses the Secretariat and Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 3:  Chennai –Kanchipuram- Mahabalipuram (65 Kms./01.3 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast leave for Kanchipuram, by road.  Around 70 km westwards of Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram is referred to as one of the 7 sacred cities of Hinduism. The Chola capital during the 2nd century, Kanchipuram today is an important place where people come to gain knowledge about Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism. You may visit the city’s popular temples such as Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple and the Sakkiswarar Temple.Also visit the silk weavers of the city, residing here from past four centuries. Thereafter, continue towards Mahabalipuram. On arrival check in to the hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 04:  Mahabalipuram.

After leisure breakfast , you will process for sightseeing of Mahabalipuram.  Also known as Mamallapuram, it has been the ancient port of the Pallava rulers. During their reign, the Pallava rulers constructed a number of architectural marvels such as caves, sculptural panels, temples and Monolithic rathas. One of such attraction that you will visit today includes Krishna Mandapam. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, it is the world’s largest cave-cut Hindu temple. The walls of this temple consist of several figures, including those of Lord Krishna, humans, birds and demi-gods. The other attraction will be the Shore temple. Dating back to the 8th century, this temple is one of the finest examples of Dravidian style of architecture. The last attraction of the day is the Five (Paanch) Rathas. Also called the Paandava Rathas, it is a group of 5 monolithic temples, each erected in a different architecture styling. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05:  Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (105Kms./ 02 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Pondicherry . On arrival check in to hotel and take rest . The rest of the day is free for you to partake in the activities of your interest. You can interact with the locals, can relish sumptuous local delicacies, can explore the surroundings on your own, can visit the local market and more.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06: Pondicherry.

After leisure breakfast ,you will  process for sightseeing in Pondicherry. The attractions that you visit today include the Sacred Heart Church, the Rai Niwas and Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Apart from being a religious site, Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an oriental specimen of Gothic style of architecture. The other attraction, Raj Niwas, is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry.  The last attraction of the day is Sri Aurobindo Ashram, founded by Sri Aurobindo, way back in the year 1926. This spiritual community is flocked by a huge number of visitors all round the year. Evening time free for leisure

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 07: Pondicherry – Thanjavur (Tanjore) ( 175 Kms. /04 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast  leave for Tanjore. En-route halt at Chidambram. This quaint town of Tamil Nady is known as the seat Lord Nataraja, the Cosmic Dancer. Here, you visit Chidambram Temple, which is spread in around 40 acres of land. Also called Thillai Nataraja temple, it has a distinct feature of 5 sabhas. Thereafter, continue to Tanjore. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. After some rest, the rest of the day is for sightseeing in Tanjore including the very well-known Brihadeeswarar Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The other attractions of the day include the Vijayanagar Fort, Shiva Ganga Garden and  Aalangudi temple. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Sri Ranganathaswami temple, Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort and River Kaveri.

 

Day 08: Thanjavur – Trichy ( 62Kms. /01 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Trichy or Tiruchirappali. On arrival check in to the hotel and take small rest. After refreshment you will visit Sri Ranganathaswami temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and boasts of having one of India’s largest temple complexes. Your next visit is to the Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, placed on the banks of the River Kaveri. Latter return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09: Trichy – Madurai ( 140 Kms./02 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast , you will process to Madurai. On arrival check in to the hotel and take small rest. After refreshment you will visit the splendid Meenakshi-Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple. This magnificent temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. While the Goddess is known as Meenakshi in this part of the country, the Lord is known as Sundareswarar. This magnificiebt temple has 14 gopurams. The afternoon is at leisure. Attend the wonderful evening prayer ceremony at the Meenakshi Temple. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Day 10: Madurai – Rameshwaram (175 Kms/04hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast, you will process to Rameshwaram . On arrival check into and take small rest. Latter you will visit Rameshwaram for darshan at the Rameshwaram temple. If history is to be believed the island and the temple got their names from the event when Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to gain penance when he was coming from Lanka, after killing Ravana. Evening time explore beaches.

Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Rameshwaram – Madurai – Depart for home.

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Madurai. On arrival direct transfer to Madurai airport for onward journey with pleasant experience.

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