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South India Spiritual Tour

Duration :-12 Nights - 13 Days

Destinations Covered :- Chennai – Tirupati – Pondicherry – Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai – Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum – Hometown

Day 01 : Arrival Chennai

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Chennai airport, our representative welcome and escort you by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over the documents and brief the tour programme to you. Overnight at the hotel.

Chennai

Day 02 : Chennai

Chennai is the gateway of South India will put you in touch with a different phase of India - Classical, Ancient, Gentle. Chennai, the 4rth largest city in India. Spread over 50 miles and features a large and beautiful waterfront on the Bay of Bengal. The British East India Company established its first trading post at Chennai, and in 1653 the company built Fort Saint George to protect its position. Later take a sightseeing tour of Chennai visiting The St. George Fort, built in 1653, is currently used as the state government’s secretariat, Santhome Cathedral was built around 14th-15th century and is another colonial structure worth visiting. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeswara Temple is the oldest temple in Chennai. Another important temple in the city dedicated to Lord Krishna is Parthasarthy Temple. Evening optionally you can visit flower and fruit market or Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world. Overnight at the hotel.

South India Tour Booking Tirupati

Day 03 : Chennai – Tirupati (140 kms / 2 ½ hrs)

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Tirupati. A temple and pilgrim town located at the foot of the Tirumala Hills on which the ancient and beautiful temple of Lord Venkateshwara stands. Spread over seven hills, this township is the most picturesque pilgrimage centre in the south. One must see the fervour with which the devotees stand in long queues for a glimpse of their Lord. Masses of coins, jewellery & hair are received as offerings. On arrival, check in at hotel. In the afternoon proceed for Darshan of Lord Balaji. Overnight at the hotel.

Pondicherry

Day 04 : Tirupati – Pondicherry (317 kms / 7 hrs)

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Pondicherry, on arrival transfer to the hotel. The capital of the French colonies in India since the 17th century. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry visiting the Aurobindo Ashram, which has been a seat of learning and Vedic cultures since ancient times proceed to Auroville, the planned city of Dawn of the new world. Evening you can visit local market and colonies. Overnight at the hotel.
Pondicherry

Day 05 : Pondicherry )

After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Pondicherry, on arrival transfer to the hotel. The capital of the French colonies in India since the 17th century. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of Pondicherry visiting the Aurobindo Ashram, which has been a seat of learning and Vedic cultures since ancient times proceed to Auroville, the planned city of Dawn of the new world. Evening you can visit local market and colonies. Overnight at the hotel.

Tanjore

Day 06 :Pondicherry – Tanjore (170 kms / 4 hrs)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Tanjore. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later visit Brihadeshwara temple, which was built by Raja and is termed as the crowning glory of Chola temple architecture. This temple is one of the monuments in India with World Heritage listing. Also visit the Thanjavur Palace, which was constructed in 1550 and has huge corridors, spacious halls, observation and arsenal towers. Followed by a visit to visit Saraswati Mahal Library: This library has one of the most important oriental manuscripts collections, in India. Established around 1700 AD, the library contains a collection of over 44,000 palm leaf, and paper manuscripts in Indian and European languages. Overnight at the hotel.

Trichy

Day 07 : Tanjore – Trichy – Madurai (158 kms / 3 hrs)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Madurai. Enroute visit Trichy; visit most famous landmark of this bustling town - the Rock Fort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky outcrop, the Sri Ranganathanswami Temple. This temple is one of the largest and most interesting temple complexes in India, built on an island in the middle of the Cauvery River and covering a staggering 2.5 sq km and Jambukeshwara - Mysore Temples. Later drive towards Madurai. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Madurai

Day 08 : Madurai

After breakfast, visit to Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complex in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls, later visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Also visit the Tirumal Nayak’s Palace, which is in a highly decorative monument. Its enormous roofed arcade supported by 48 – foot high stone pillar, still stands. Overnight at the hotel.

Rameshwaram

Day 09 : Madurai – Rameshwaram (172 kms / 3 hrs)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Rameshwaram. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

South India Tour Booking Rameshwaram

Day 10 : Rameshwaram

After early breakfast visit to Adam's Bridge the name given to the chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that almost connects Sri Lanka with India. According to legend, this is the series of stepping stones used by the monkey army, lead by Hanuman to cross the ocean in a bid to rescue Sita from the clutch of Ravana. Later visit the city, often referred to as the ‘Island of Prayer’, and also considered to Varanasi of the South this major pilgrimage center is on an island in the Gulf of Mannar. Most of the town’s places to stay and eat are clustered around the Ramanathaswamy Temple. Built in the 12th century AD, the temple with its awe-inspiring corridors, and the longest in India. Overnight at the hotel.

Kanyakumari

Day 11 : Rameshwaram – Kanyakumari (250 kms / 6 hrs)

After breakfast, checkout the hotel and drive to Kanyakumari. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Watching sun set from here is the big attraction, especially on the full moon day in April, when it's possible to see both the setting sun and rising moon on the same horizon. Overnight at the hotel.

Kanyakumari

Day 12 : Kanyakumari

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Kanyakumari visiting Kumari Amman Devi Temple, Vivekananda Rock & Ashram. Evening is free to explore this city and the various other famous temples within the city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : Kanyakumari – Trivandrum – Hometown (By Air)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Trivandrum. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the flight for hometown. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.

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