South Temple Tour
Day 01: Arrival Chennai
Welcome to Chennai. Located on the Coramandal Coast, it is the fifth largest city in India. It is also one of the biggest cultural and economic hub of India. On arrival at the airport you would be welcomed by our representative and transfer to the hotel. The day is at leisure to relax and recover from jet lag. You may choose to include activities in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Chennai Sightseeing
After breakfast we would set out to explore the city of Chennai. Today we will visit the Ubbalamadugu Falls, Fort St. George, Annai Velakani Church, Besant Nagar Beach, Sri Parthasarthy temple, Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Post lunch we will visit Kovalam Beach and enjoy the sunset. Later in the evening one may opt for shopping and return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Chennai – Tirupati – Chennai (133 kms/ 03 hrs drive – one way)
Today we will drive to visit Sri Tirumala Venkateshwara temple, which is also a pilgrimage site of the Hindus. We will also visit Papavinasam Teertham, Swami Pushkarni Lake, Sri Venugopal Swamy Temple and Sri Kapilswaraswami Temple. Later we drive back to Chennai for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram (56 Kms/ 1.5 Hrs drive)
Today we go on an excursion to Mahabalipuram. Enroute visit Kanchipuram the ancient capital of the Pallavas famous as a city of 1000 Temples and still has 124 shrines. Upon arrival we will visit the Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kaliasnathar Temple. After lunch we continue our drive to Mahabalipuram. In Mahabalipuram we will visit Shore temple, Five Rathas, Alamparai Fort, Tiger’s caves and Mahabalipuram Beach. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
Day 05: Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (100kms / 02 hrs drive)
Today we will drive to the beautiful city on Pondicherry. Set by the beautiful beach, it is a perfect amalgamation of Hindu and European history. Upon arrival in Pondicherry after lunch we will visit the Auroville Ashram and Township and Manakulu Vinayagar Temple. In the evening we will visit Promenade beach to enjoy a lovely sunset and walk through French Colony. Later we return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Thanjavur (166 kms/ 03hrs drive)
Today will drive to Tanjore enroute visiting Thillai Natraja Temple in Chidambaram. In Tanjore we will visit Brihadeeswara Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Thanjavur Royal Place. In the evening check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai
Today we commence our drive to Madurai. En route we will visit Tiruchirappali. Here we will visit the Jambukeswarar Temple, Sri Rangnathaswamy Temple and Rockfort temple. Later we continue our drive to Madurai. After arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at Madurai.
Day 08: Madurai Sightseeing
Today we will explore the city of Madurai. We will visit the Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirrupparankundram Murugan temple, Samanar Hills, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Pazhamudhir Solai. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Madurai – Rameshwaram (170 Kms / 03 Hrs drive)
Today we will proceed to Rameshwaram one of the most important pilgrimage site for the Hindus. Upon arrival, check into hotel. We will visit Ramnathaswamy Temple, Kothandaramaswamy Temple, five faced Hanuman Temple. In the evening enjoy a sunset by the Ariyaman Beach. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari (310 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive)
Today we will commence our drive to the Southernmost part of India – Kanyakumari. Enroute we will visit Thiruchendur Murugun Temple. After enjoying a sunset by the shore, we will check into hotel and rest of the evening is free for relaxing. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum: (100 Kms / 02 hrs Drive)
After breakfast we will visit the Kanyakumari Amman Temple, Thiruvallur Statue and Gandhi Mandapam. Later we drive to Trivandrum where our tour comes to an end and you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.