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Tamilnadu is a land of magnificent temples. The Tamilnadu temple tour package takes you to various temple towns and pilgrimage centers of Tamilnadu.

Temple Tour of Tamil Nadu

Destinations Covered: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Velankanni - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Day 01: Arrival at Chennai
Upon arrival at Chennai our representative will receive and transfer you to hotel. It follows a sightseeing tour that includes the Santhome Church, Fort Museum, Kapaleeswarar temple and the National Art Gallery. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
After breakfast you will be driven to Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram is a historic and holy city, known for its numerous beautiful temples. Sightseeing tour in Kanchipuram will include the temples of Vaikunda Perumal, Kailasanatha, Ekambareswara and Varatharaja. Later, you will visit the shore temples of Mahabalipuram. Stay overnight at hotel in Mahabalipuram.

Day 03: Mahabalipuram
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel you will go for sightseeing of the rock cut monolith temples, declared by the UNO as world heritage site. It is amazing to see that the whole temple structure has been hewn out of a single rock. Spend the afternoon touring the temple complex. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 04: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry
After the tour of some of the important historical monuments and places, it's time to tour Pondicherry that brings back the memories of the French colonial days. The colonial influence is still visible in architecture, language and customs. The sightseeing at Pondicherry includes the Auroville and Aurobindo Ashram, along with some other monuments, museums and temples. The Aurovindo Ashram is a splendid example of peace, tolerance and growth. It is a popular center of Yoga and Meditation. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pondicherry.

Day 05: Pondicherry - Chidambaram
It's time now to move to Chidambaram, another religious town in Tamilnadu. The well-known Nataraja (Lord Shiva, the Cosmic Dancer) statue is at Chidambaram. The visit to temples at Chidambaram follows a brief excursion to Kumbakonam, a temple town famous for Kumbeswarar Temple, Sarangapani Temple, Nageswarar Temple, Brahma Temple and Swamimalai Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Chidambaram - Velankanni
After breakfast you will be driven to Velankanni, another pilgrimage town in Tamilnadu. The renowned Basilica of Our Lady of Health at Velankanni draws pilgrims from all over the world. Not only Christians but also the people of other faiths come here to pray at the shrine of "Our Lady of Health.' Stay overnight at the hotel in Velankanni.

Day 07: Velankanni - Tanjore - Trichy
After breakfast you will be driven to Tanjore/ Thanjavur. Tanjore is yet another famous temple town in South India. The most famous of all the temples at Tanjore is the Brihadeeswara temple. The visit to Tanjore follows drive to Tiruchirappalli. Tiruchirapalli / Trichy has many historic temples, monuments, churches and mosques. The Rock Fort is one famous landmark in Tiruchirapalli. It is a huge outcrop of rock. There is a Ganesha temple on top, which was also used as a military fort by the Nayak rulers earlier. The tour will include visit to the most famous temple Rock Fort, Lord Robert Clive's house and Srirangam Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Trichy - Madurai
Breakfast follows drive to Madurai. Madurai is a historical and cultural city in Tamilnadu. The most famous temple in Madurai is the Meenakshi temple. The Meenakshi temple has magnificent Gopurams and sculptures. The tour will also include visits to the Gandhi Museum and Thirumalai Nayak's Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Madurai - Rameshwaram
From Madurai you will be driven to Rameshwaram, an island located about four km off the main land India. Rameshwaram is an important Hindu pilgrimage center. It is associated with Lord Rama and Shiva. According to mythology, one can achieve Moksha by visiting the temples here with utmost devotion. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Rameshwaram - Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is a famous pilgrimage center for the Hindus. It is also a famous beach resort. Three large water bodies - the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal merge here at Kanyakumari. Thus, Kanyakumari is also known as Thriveni Sangamam. Sightseeing here includes the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam and Temple and a walk along the virgin beaches. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11: Kanyakumari - Trivandrum
In morning you will be driven to Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Sightseeing at Trivandrum includes visits to the Suchindram Temple and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. After lunch, you can take a visit to the Chitra Art Gallery, the Napier Museum, and the Padmanbhapuram Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Trivandrum Departure
Our representative will transfer you to the Trivandrum airport for your onward flight.