South India Temples Tour

South India Temples Tour - 12 nights 13 days

Route: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Rameswaram - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Thiruvananthapuram

Tour Itinerary:
Day 1 - Chennai Arrival
Arrival in Chennai. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon, leave for sightseeing tour with visit to Gandhi Memorial, Kalakshetra, Mylapore Temple & Marina Beach. Overnight stay at Chennai.

Day 2 - To Kanchipuram
Morning drive to Kanchipuram, the ancient capital of the Pallavas popularly known as the 'City of Thousand Temples'. Visit to the popular temples in Kanchipuram. Overnight stay at Kanchipuram.

Day 3 - To Mahabalipuram
Morning drive to Mahabalipuram. Visit to Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance and Five Rathas. Overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.

Day 4 - To Pondicherry
Morning drive to to Pondicherry which carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

Day 5 - In Pondicherry
Morning visit to Aurobindo Ashram. Afternoon visit to Auroville (City of Dawn), a unique experiment in international living and in creating a new environment where men and women of all nationalities live together in harmony. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

Day 6 - To Thanjavur, via Chidambaram
Morning drive to Chidambaram, famous for the Nataraja Temple with the roof of sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates located in the centre of the town. Afternoon drive to Thanjavur. Overnight stay at Thanjavur.

Day 7 - To Trichy
Early morning visit to the famous Thanjavur temples including the Brihadeeswarar temple. Afternoon drive to Trichy. Overnight stay at Trichy.

Day 8 - To Madurai
Morning sightseeing tour of Trichy which includes Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam. Afternoon drive to Madurai. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Madurai.

Day 9 - To Rameswaram
Morning visit to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Afternoon drive to Rameswaram, the most sacred temple town of India, an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana. Overnight stay at Rameswaram.

Day 10 - To Kanyakumari
Morning drive to Kanyakumari, the Land's End of India where the waters of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.

Day 11 - To Kovalam
Early morning view the beautiful sunrise. Later drive to Kovalam with enroute visits to Suchindram & Padmanabhapuram Palace. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 12 - In Kovalam
Morning visit to Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Overnight stay at Kovalam.

Day 13 - Departure
Transfer to Thiruvananthapuram airport/railway Station.

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Tour Gallery:
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple Kamakshi Amman Temple Temple Architecture at Kanchipuram Shore Temple Arjuna's Penance Thillai Nataraja Temple Gangaikonda Cholapuram Brihadeeswarar Temple Ranganathaswamy Temple Meenakshi Amman Temple Hall of Thousand Pillars Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam Pamban Bridge Suchindram Temple Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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