The beautiful lands of Southern India are quite popular for housing several religious structures. The temple Tour of South India is all about the exploration of these pilgrimage sites in several cities of Southern India including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Rameshwaram, Tirupati and more. So if you are someone looking for spiritual solace or someone looking for some visual treat to eyes and tranquility for mind, the 11 nights 12 days Temple Tour of South India is your answer.
The beautiful landscapes of Chennai will welcome your arrival with fresh flowers and a warm smile where our representative will escort you to the pre-booked hotel. Get relaxed and unpack for the upcoming tour plan.
Thereafter get ready to explore the alluring city of Southern India, Chennai wherein you will be visiting Kapaleeshwar temple, a beautiful religious site dedicated to Lord Shiva, the oldest art galleries of India, the National Gallery along with St. Thomas Mount and San Throne Cathedral.
The cultural exploration of the city summons up with the leisurely stroll along the Marina Beach followed by the overnight stay.
Day 2: Chennai to Tirupati
The following morning commences with a ride to Tirupati which is a popular pilgrimage site owing to its religious significance. It is amongst the most popular places to visit under temple tour of South India. The most popular temple to visit here is Sri Venkateshwara temple which is beautifully nestled on one of the 7 Tirumala hillocks. The religious structure is dedicated to Sri Venkateshwara, one of the incarnated forms of Deity Vishnu. The temple is commissioned in Dravidian architectural style and attracts thousands of pilgrims from all across the world to offer their prayers and seek blessings. Later return back to Chennai followed by the overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 3: Chennai to Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram
The following day is about ascending your experience with the visit to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram. The beautiful temples of Kanchipuram are famed for their religious significance and attract thousands of devotees. The Hindu temple, Kailasanathar Temple which is beautifully built in Dravidian architectural style, the enchanting structure of Agastheeswarar Temple which constitutes as one amongst the Navagraha Temples, the beautiful temple of Varadaraja Perumal and more.
Later continue your ride to Mahabalipuram and explore the spectacles of the religious structures of the city. It is also known as the port city. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
Day 4: Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry:
The following morning and noon are scheduled to explore the port city. Some of its visual attractions to sight over are the Pancha Ratha temples, which is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, Arjuna penance and more.
Later you will hit the road to Pondicherry where upon arrival you will be proceeding for your hotel check-ins. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure followed by an overnight stay at the hotel in Pondicherry.
Day 5: Pondicherry
Experience the cultural facades of Pondicherry along with enjoying the tranquil of fishing villages and beaches of the city. Aurobindo Ashram, Varadaraj Temple which is devoted to Lord Vishnu, Shri Vedapureeswarar temple which houses the beautiful lingam of Lord Shiva where he is worshipped as Vedapureeswarar, Manakula Vinayagar Temple are some of the spectacular attractions to explore in Pondicherry.
Day 6: Pondicherry to Chidambaram
The beautiful city of Chidambaram is famed for housing the renowned temple of Nataraja, which is dedicated to Lord Nataraja, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, is your next destination. Other popular religious structures to explore in Chidambaram are Brahma temple, Sarangapani Temple, which is one of the three major shrines of Deity Vishnu, Adi Kumbeswarar temple, which presides deity Shiva, along with Swamimalai Temple and more. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Chidambaram to Tanjore
The temple Tour of South India is now headed to Tanjore. This is one of the delightful cities of southern India and is famous for in-housing many temples.
Some of the most prominent religious structures to explore in Thanjore are Brihadeeswarar temple, which is a famous religious complex with a frescoed interior. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is significant as the landmark from where the building of art evolves in southern India. Other architectural structures to explore in Tanjore are Thanjavur Maratha Palace, Saraswathi Mahal Library and more.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Tanjore to Madurai
After exploring the beautiful temples of Tanjore, it’s time to explore the religious intricacy of Madurai. Upon your Madurai arrival, you will be proceeding for your hotel Check-ins.
Later start the cultural exploration of the city which commences with the visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple. The architectural structure holds the religious significance and is dedicated to deity Meenakshi, a form of Goddess Parvati and her consort Sundareshwara, which is a form of Lord Shiva.
Apart from the religious structures, other cultural prowesses to explore in Madurai are Gandhi Museum and Thirumal Nayak’s Place. Overnight stay in Madurai.
Day 9: Madurai to Rameshwaram
The religious city of Rameshwaram is famed as the one of the constituents of the four pilgrimage sites of Hindus. The following day is all about the exploration of Rameshwaram which resides the popular Rameshwaram Temple. The temple presides the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and attracts thousands of devotees from all across the world to pay a visit and seek blessings.
Ram Jharokha Temple, Kothandaramaswamy Temple which is one of the most famous temples of Lord Rama and Ramanthaswamy Temple are some of the other religious sites to explore in Rameshwaram. Overnight stay in Rameshwaram.
Day 10: Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari which forms the southernmost corner of the country is our nest destination of temple Tour of South India. The city is a popular pilgrimage site and attracts thousands of travelers from all across the world, who are looking for spiritual solace.
Some of the popular tourist attractions of Kanyakumari are the 3000-year-old structure of Bhagwati Amman temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Kumari Amman, the Rock memorial of Vivekananda which is built in his honor, Suchindram temple and Gandhi Memorial. After the cultural exploration of Kanyakumari, you can enjoy a leisure evening along with its pristine beaches under glistening skies. Overnight stay in Kanyakumari.
Day 11: Kanyakumari to Trivandrum
What could be better than summoning up the temple tour with the visit to the capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum? The city resides several religious architectures along with colonial architecture dated back to British period along with enchanting art galleries.
Some of the most prominent attractions of the city are Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is quite famous for its towering gateway apart from holding religious significance, Napier Museum, which houses several arts and artifacts, Aruvippuram Shiva Temple, Sreekanteswaram temple, and more. Chitra art gallery will surely entice all the art lovers and can be explored with temple Tour of South India. Overnight stay in Trivandrum.
Day 12: Trivandrum Departure
The following day you will be transferred to Trivandrum airport for carrying on your scheduled upcoming travel plan to the next destination.