Temples



Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Places Covered: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) - Puducherry (Pondicherry) - Chidambaram -Thanjavur (Tanjore) - Chettinad - Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Kochi (Cochin)


Day 01: Arrival Chennai
On your arrival at Chennai, our executives will receive you warmly and will assist you further. Check-in at the hotel and relax for some time. Visit Kapaleshwarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, St. George Fort Museum which displays the artifacts used by the British, and Government Art Gallery which projects the art, culture and heritage of Tamilnadu.

Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram / 150 Km - 04 Hrs Drive
Drive towards Kanchipuram and visit the Ekambareswar Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple dedicated to Lord Varadharaja, and Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Drive towards Mahabalipuram in the evening and have a goodnight's rest.

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Day 03: Mahabalipuram
Roam around Mahabalipuram and visit the Shore Temple - a UNESCO World Heritage site built during 700 to 728 AD which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, Tiger's Cave - built by Pallava rulers, Pancha Rathas - an Indian rock-cut temple known for its architectural styles, Arjuna's Penance, Varaha Cave Temple, Descent of Ganges and Crocodile Bank.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry / 100 km - 02 Hrs Drive
Drive towards Pondicherry and check-in at the hotel. Later, visit Auroville City - a Universal Town founded by Sri Aurobindo Society which brings people together of different countries, religions and beliefs. Aurobindo Ashram - an ashram open for meditation, Light House Beach, Nehru Street, Botanical Garden, Vannai Perumal Temple, and Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Rest at the resort in Pondicherry.

Day 05: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore / 225 Kms - 06 Hrs Drive
Drive towards Thanjavur (Tanjore) and in between stop at Gangaikonda, Cholapuram, and Darasuram. Visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple - built during 11th century and has the biggest Shiva Lingam in all south Indian temples, Darasuram - a Panchayat town known for its Airavateswara temple - a UNESCO World Heritage Site is dedicated Lord Shiva, constructed by Rajaraja Chola II in 12 century AD. Night stay at Tanjore.

Day 06: Tanjore - Trichy / 60 Km - 1.5 Hrs drive
Visit Brihadeeswarar Temple for its marvelous architecture, Tanjore Art Gallery for all its scriptures and paintings, and Saraswathi Mahal Library which is one of the oldest libraries in Asia. After lunch drive towards Trichy and visit the famous Srirangam temple constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, and Rockfort Ganesh Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh.

Day 07: Trichy - Chettinad / 100 Km - 02 Hrs Drive
Drive towards Chettinad and visit the villages located and also visit Elangudi Ayyanar temple dedicated to Lord Ayyanar and Handmade Tiles factory

Day 08: Chettinad - Madurai / 100 Km - 2.5 Hrs Drive
Drive towards Madurai and explore the "Temple Town" - Madurai. Meenakshi Temple - dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva, Koodal Azhagar Temple - dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal - a palace built by the King Thirumalai Nayak in Dravidian and Islamic architecture styles. Also visit Mariamman Teppakulam, Pazhamudhir Solai, Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple and Alagar Koil. Night after Dinner go back to Meenakshi temple to witness the night ceremony (closing ceremony of the temple)

Day 09: Madurai - Kanyakumari / 240 Km - 04 Hrs drive
Drive towards Kanyakumari and visit Kumari Amman temple dedicated to Lord Kanyakumari, Vivekananda rock and the famous sunrise and sunset. Have a goodnight's rest at Kanyakumari.

Day 10: Kanyakumari - Kovalam / 100 km - 02 Hrs drive
Drive towards Kovalam and en route visit Suchindram Thanumalayan Temple dedicated to Sri Thanumalayan and Padmanabhapuram Palace for its traditional architecture.

Day 11: Kovalam
Drive towards Trivandrum and visit Napier Museum for its art and culture display, Sree Chitra Art Gallery for its rare paintings and sketches, Kuthiramalika Palace for its traditional Kerala architecture, and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple for its Dravidian architecture. Relax at the hotel and go for Ayurvedic massage

Day 12: Kovalam - Alleppey / 180-Kms - 5 Hrs Drive
Leave for Alleppey and stay at the houseboat

Day 13: Alleppey - Cochin / 65 Km -01 Hr Drive
Drive to Cochin & evening enjoy the Kerala famous "Kathakali dance Performance" including the makeup session

Day 14: Kochi (Cochin)
The last destination is Kochi where you will visit St. Francis Church- oldest Church built by the Europeans where Vasco Da Gama was buried, Mattancherry Palace- built by the Portuguese and modified by the Dutch, Bolgatty Palace, Kaladi, Jewish Synagogue, Willington Island, and Jewish Synagogue are other places to visit.

Day 15: Kochi-Departure
According to your departure schedule, you will be dropped at the Kochi airport.

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