South India Temple Tours

South India Temple Tours

South India Temple Tours


Kumbakonam is known as a "temple city" due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival which attracts people from all over the country


Day 01: Arrival in Chennai

Today after you reach the Chennai airport or railway station, a representative from Travelogy India takes you to a pre-booked hotel. After some rest and relaxation, you head towards the Kapeeleshwara Temple. the Parthasarathy Temple portrays tales from the great Indian epic, Mahabharata.

Followed by visit to The National Art Gallery, Fort Museum and Santhome Church . Evening walk at Marina Beach . Drop back to hotel, Overnight spend at Chennai.

Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

Today after breakfast you head towards the temple city of Kanchipuram. Your first visit is to the Vaikuntha Peruma temple. While the three 'garbagriha' represent the typical South Indian temple structure, the sculptures of the shrine are rare, narrating the history of the Pallava dynasty. Your also visit the Varatharaja Temple, Kailasanatha Temple and Ekambareswara Temple. Your next destination is to the land of excavated temples, Mahabalipuram.

Made of granite blocks, the Shore temple is an architectural masterpiece; located at the shores of the Bay of Bengal, divinity reaches a different dimension here.
There is an overnight stay at Mahabalipuram.


Day 03: Mahabalipuram – Pondichery – Kumbakonam

Today after breakfast you head towards Kumbakonam. On the way you can visit Pondicherry, the cloak of universal brotherhood. Churches of Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Gandhi Statue , Auroville and French colony of Pondicherry. Carry on drive to Pondicherry, On arrive check in to hotel, Overnight at Kumbakonam overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Kumbakonam

After freshening up, visit some places to seek blessing like Alangudi Guru (Jupiter) bhagavan temple and Thirunageswaram (Rahu) bhagavan temple. Return to the hotel in Kumbakonam for an overnight stay.


Day 05: Kumbakonam - Mayiladuthurai

The next day after breakfast, visit various shrines like Thingaloor Chandran (Moon) bagavan temple, Suryanar (Sun) bagavan temple, Kanjanur Sukra (Venus) bagavan temple and Vaitheeswaran (Mars) temple. After the tour, check-out from the hotel in Kumbakonam and head to Mayiladuthurai, once there, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.


Day 06: Mayiladuthurai – Thiruvenkadu – Tanjore.

After early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and head to Thiruvenkadu and visit shrines like Thiruvenkadu (Mercury) Puthan bhagavan temple, Keezhaperumpallam (Kethu) bagavan temple, Thirunallar Saneeswara (Saturn) bagavan Temple. Then proceed to Tanjore. Overnight at Tanjore.


Day 07: Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai


After relishing an authentic South Indian breakfast today you can explore the sacred Tanjavore paintings and The Brihadeeswarar Temple is the heart of Tamil architecture. This UNESCO world heritage site features tall 'Vimana' of 66 metres.

Later in the day you begin your 
journey to Madurai , Enroute visit to Trichy, another marvel of South Indian architecture. Besides the historic site of Lord Clive’s residence, the old temples of the place are divine. While the Srirangam temple is considered to be the most important of the 108 prime Vishnu temples, the Rock Fort Temple is a treasure of legends.

The Ucchi Pillayar Vinayaka Temple offers a panoramic view of the complete city, being located on a rock, at a height of 273 feet. Continue drive to Madurai. On arrive check , Overnight spend at Madurai.


Day 08: Madurai


Today you tour the most amazing shrine of South India, the Meenakshi Temple. This 2000 years old shrine surprises tourists with its majestic towers and gopurams; the temple is a city in itself. Epitome of Dravidian architectural style, the Hall of Pillars is surprising as you get a straight view of the pillars from every angle; every pillar creates a different melody when tapped. After checking out the Thirumalai Nayak's Palace and Gandhi Museum and night ceremony of Madurai temple you return to the hotel for night stay.


Day 09: Madurai – Trichy Drop


After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Trichy for your onward journey.




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