The temples of south India has long been respected by all architecture experts around the world,and revered by the devotees equally. They represent the most flourishing period of Hindu Dynasties as well as teh religion. The tour packagee includes the best known temples of Tamil Nadu,which houses numerous splendid temples scattered in and around the state. Besides,the tour package has been designed keeping in view the choices and preferences of the distinct tourists who prefer to visit temples.
Day wise tour itinerary for South India Pilgrim tour package
Day 1 - Chennai
Your India pilgrimage holiday begins when you arrive in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu established in 1639. The executive from Suburban Holidays will receive you at the airport and assist you to check in to your Hotel. Have lunch at the hotel.Afternoon half day will be spend for the sightseeing tour by visiting Gandhi Memorial, Kalakshetra, Mylapore temple and Marina beach. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 - Chennai - Tirupathi
After breakfast, proceed towards Tirupathi. The pilgrimage holiday temple town is famous for the ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord of seven hills or Balaji) located atop the Tirumala hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is one of the oldest temples in the country, return to Chennai in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 3 - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
The full day tour of Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram. The ancient capital of Pallavas,Kanchipuram is the famous temple city of Tamil Nadu. Temples of Ekambaswara,Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Varadarajaswamy are the other famous temples.Kanchipuram is also famous for its silks. Mahabalipuram is famous for the seven pagodas and the rock cut monolithic temples,which is the World Heritage Site in India. The only shore temple, which remains here as houses of both Lord Shiva and the Lord Vishnu in its sanctum sanctorum is Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is also a popular seaside vacation destination. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry
After breakfast drive to Tiruvannamalai - a pilgrimage destination with an ancient Lord Shiva temple,proceed to Pondicherry after lunch to witness the French influence in India. The legends tells us about St.Agsatya settling in Pondicherry. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 - Pondicherry
After breakfast visit Aurobindo Ashram near Pondicherry. After lunch, visit Auroville - a unique heaven for all; irrespective of caste,creed,colour and nationality. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 - Chidambaram - Tanjore
In the morning drive to Chidambaram (Thillai) full of temples, the most famous being the Nataraja temple that covers an area of 40 acres. After lunch, drive towards Tanjore visiting the Brass factory at Kumbakonam enroute. The Brihadeswara temple at Tanjore is another tourist attraction. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 - Trichy - Tiruchirapalli
Morning leave for Trichy/Tiruchirapalli situated on the banks of Cauvery River. A blend of history and tradition make it an important pilgrimage holiday destination. Visit Ranganath temple at Srirangam. Check into the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Trichy takes you to Rock fort and its temple,Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 - Trichy - Madurai
Proceed to Madurai and check in at the hotel. The 2600 year old city, Madurai on the banks of river Vaigai is famous for the Meenakshi temple dedicated to the consort of Shiva. Visit Meenakshi temple, King Tirumala's Palace, Great tank and Gandhi museum during your afternoon tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 - Rameshwaram
Move towards Rameshwaram after breakfast - one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Legend says that Ramanathaswamy Temple stands where LordRama performed worship of a Sand Lingam made by Sita. Lunch at Rameshwaram. Return to Madurai in the evening and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Thiruvananthapuram
After having breakfast,drive to Thiruvananthapuram and check in at the hotel. Afternoon is free for leisure.
Day 11 - Kanyakumari
Reach Kanyakumari - the destination famous for the confluence of the waters of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. A principal pilgrimage destination Kanyakumari is the famous Amman Temples dedicated to the Goddess Kanyakumari. Other important tourist place in Kanyakumari is Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Enjoy the beautiful dusk in the evening and return to Trivandrum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - Departure
After breakfast reach Trivandrum airport where the executive from Suburban Holidays will help you to board a flight for your onward journey.
Your South India pilgrim tour package ends with holy memories.....