13 Days - South India Temple tour

Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination : Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai - Rameshwaram - Trivandrum - Kovalam - Kanyakumari

Day 01 : Arrival in Chennai, India
The highly acclaimed and much demanded South Indian tour starts with your arrival in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai with Travelogy India. Chennai is recognized as the corporate hub of Tamil Nadu, which exhibits it's glamour in glittering high-rise emporia, beaches, corporate buildings, cinema and politics. Here you will be scheduled for an overnight stay in a recommended Chennai hotel.

Day 02 : Chennai
south indian temple Proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour arranged by Travelogy India. Visit attractions like Gandhi Memorial, Kalakshetra, Mylapore temple and Marina beach. Overnight will be in Chennai.

Day 03 : Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram by car
Proceed for an excursion to Kanchipuram visiting the Ekambaram temple and the Kailashnath temples dedicated to Shiva. The temples in this region date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Leave drive to Mamallapuram. Overnight will be in Mahabalipuram.

Day 04 : Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry by car
In the morning proceed for a city tour of Mahabalipuram covering the shore temples that date back from the 8th century. Also see the rock cut monolithic temples including Arjuna’s Penance and Tiger cave. Post lunch continue towards Pondicherry and visit the Mother’s Ashram. Also worth a visit is the temple complex at Pondicherry.

Day 05 : Pondicherry – Chidambaram - Tanjore by car
Board your car in the morning and drive to Chidambaram crossing the unparalleled scenic sights of Southern India. Chidambaram is also known as the “City of the Cosmic Dancer”. This city is also the centre of philosophy art and religion. Post lunch session unfurls the magic of this city of Nataraj – the cosmic dancer. Visit Chidambaram temple planned and built by the Chola kings in the 11th century with a guide arranged by Travelogy India.

En route Tanjore visit Gangaikondacholapuram and its monumental temple called Gangaikondacholisvaram built in 1020 AD.

Day 06 : Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai by car
Visit the Brihadishwara temple a masterpiece in itself built in 1000AD by the Cholas. Next to be seen is the Tanjore art gallery and the Saraswati Mahal Library with its unique collection of Chola art and rare illustrated manuscripts. A short distance away is the eternal city of Tiruchirapalli better known as Trichy. Here worth a visit is Srirangam temple the abode of Lord Vishnu in his reclining form. All the 1000 pillars in the hall are very intricately designed. Post lunch continue towards Madurai.

Day 07 : Madurai
madurai Madurai famous for the Meenakshi Sundereswar temple is the epitome of South Indian temple cities alive and bustling with pilgrims and religious preoccupations. The temple of goddess Meenakshi houses the hall of 1000 musical pillars known for their intricate work. Some free time later in the day to explore this cultural capital of South India.

Day 08 : Madurai – Rameshwaram – Madurai
After Breakfast, proceed to excursion to Rameshwaram. Visit the temple and back to Madurai.

Day 09 : Madurai - Trivandrum – Kovalam by car
After breakfast, drive to Kovalam. On arrival check into your hotel and relax. Overnight will be in Kovalam.

Day 10 : Kovalam
Full day is free to relax on the beach. Overnight will be in Kovalam.

Day 11 : Kovalam – Kanyakumari – Kovalam
After breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Kanyakumari. On arrival proceed for sightseeing of Kanyakumari. Late afternoon drive back to Kovalam, relax on the beach. Stay overnight in Kovalam.

Day 12 : Kovalam
Full day is free to relax on the beach. Overnight will be in Kovalam.

Day 13 : Kovalam – Trivandrum – Next destination
Transfer to airport to catch your flight for Next destination….

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