South India Mysterious Temple Tour

12 Days / 11 Nights

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Trichy - Thanjavur - Darasuram - Madurai - Trivandrum

Overview

This is an incredible sacred adventure, a soul searching journey, taking you through the immense experience of the spiritual life of South India. The tour covers some of the most famous temples of South India, bringing you closer to the splendid architectural marvels of these structures and acquaint you with their fabulous history.

Highlights of this tour

* Enjoy the comfort of luxury hotels

* Explore the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai

* Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Mahabalipuram

* Visit the Brahadeswara Temple at Tanjore and the famous Ranganath Temple at Trichy

* Pay homage at famous temples in Darasuram

* Visit Meenakshi Temple in Madurai

* Excursion to Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kovalam Beach, and Padmanabhapuram Palace

Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific requirements for no extra cost. Contact us and we create your itinerary to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.


Tamil Nadu temples are rich sources of religious teachings and cultural shenanigans. From old to contemporary and from nature to architecture, Chennai possesses an impressive variety of places to impress and entertain tourists.

Day 1 - Arrival to Chennai
Our representative will receive you on arrival at the Airport in Chennai and transfers to your hotel. The day is free for your leisure. Watch the sunset at Marina Beach.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.

Day 2 - Explore temples in Chennai
After breakfast, your tour guide will take you for a temple tour in Chennai. Explore the historic temples of Chennai - Marundeeswarar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is a place of curative worship for people with diseases. Visit Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temple and Ashtalakshmi Temple, dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi, and her eight primary forms. Then visit Annai Vailankanni Shrine, a Gothic-style Catholic pilgrimage destination with a small museum. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.


Kanchipuram, the “City of Thousand Temples” amongst the seven sacred cities of India, is a paradise of beautiful temples. With a great number of shrines the town is an illustrious pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees. Kanchipuram is also known as "Silk City" for its unique hand-woven sarees.


Day 3 - Day trip to Kanchipuram

After breakfast, travel to Kanchipuram and visit Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, and Devarajaswami Temple.

Explore Kanchipuram local market, then visit a silk-weaving factory and see traditional weavers at work still using century old methods for silk production. Travel back to Chennai.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.


Mahabalipuram is an ancient place known for rock-cut built-up architectures with extensive carvings. The city is famous for its 7th and 8th century cave temples.


Day 4 - Day trip to Mahabalipuram

Travel to Mahabalipuram, explore and observe the fine sculptures of the various monuments in the city.  The iconic Shore Temple, among the oldest temples of South India, is carved out of a large block of granite. ‘Pancha Rathas’ or the five chariots are carved out of a single rock. On the way back to Chennai visit Dakshinachitra, showcases traditional arts and crafts from South India.  

Overnight stay at the hotel in Chennai.


Tiruchirappalli, known as Trichy, is one of the most well-known temple cities of South India. The city is famous for its rich cultural and architectural heritage. Witness the fine blend of tradition and modernity, explore the scenic land and get mesmerized by Trichy's exotic charm. 


Day 5 - Fly to Tiruchirappalli (Trichy)
Our representative will receive you at the airport in Trichy and transfers you to your hotel. Freshen up in your hotel room, the rest of the day is free for your activity.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Trichy.

Day 6 - Trichy sightseeing

After breakfast, head out for sightseeing attractions like Rockfort  Temple, Jambukeshwara Temple, and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, which was recently added to the UNESCO Heritage site list.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Trichy.


Day 7 - Day trip to Darasuram

After breakfast, travel by road to Darasuram, en-route visit Thanjavur, and catch a glimpse of the ancient structures built by Marathas, Nayaks, and Cholas. In Darasuram visit the Airavateshwara Temple, was built by King Rajaraja Chola II. in the 12th century A.D. It has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Monument. Travel  back to Trichy.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Trichy.


Madurai, an ancient city, often addressed as "The City of Temples". There are numerous places to visit in Madurai that include temples, churches, and palaces. The history of Madurai dates back to the 3rd century BC and finds reference in the works of Arab, Roman and Greek travelers. Today, it is one of the major centers of South India that promotes Tamil culture and traditions through Sangams.


Day 8 - Fly to Madurai

Our representative will receive you at the airport in Madurai and transfers you to your hotel. Freshen up in your hotel room, then visit Meenakshi Temple.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.


Day 9 - Madurai sightseeing

Morning withess pooja at Meenakshi Temple, then visit Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Koodal Alagar Temple, and Mariamman Teppakulam.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Madurai.


The city of Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, was once referred by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city". Trivandrum has some mesmerizing natural beauties like the backwaters, and it is the home to the richest god in the world Shree Padmanabhaswamy.


Day 10 - Travel to Trivandrum

Our representative will receive you at the airport in Trivandrum and transfers you to your hotel.  Evening watch a traditional Katakhali dance performance.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Trivandrum. 


Day 11 - Trivandrum sightseeing

After breakfast, start your Trivandrum sightseeing tour. First visit Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, built in an intricate fusion of the indigenous Kerela and Tamil style. Then visit  Kuthiramalika Palace and  Chitra Art Gallery. Afternoon leisure at Kovalam beach.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Trivandrum. 


Day 12 - End of Tour & Services
Our representative will escort you to Trivandrum Airport.


Cost of this tour per person

Luxury: From $4,955


Note: Above prices are subject to change accordingly to the hotels' different season rates.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in luxury 5-star hotels on sharing basis, 11 nights
  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • English speaking chauffeur-driven Air-Conditioned private vehicle
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional English speaking private local guides
  • Other activities as per itinerary (Rickshaw ride, Houseboat cruise, Cooking class, Yoga, Cultural programs, etc)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Bottles of mineral water during journeys
  • All government taxes, service charges, parking and toll fees
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • International and Domestic flights
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Pre- or post-night accommodation
  • Lunch and Dinner (except mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, etc.
  • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

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