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South India Temples & Palaces

Duration : 16 Days

Destinations Covered : Chennai Kanchipuram –  Mahabalipuram – Swamimalai - Tanjore - Trichy – Karaikudi - Madurai –  Rameshwaram –Kanyakumari –  Guruvayoor – Mysore –  Puttaparti – Tirupati – Tiruvannamalai

South India is the land of diversified culture.  It is known for its architectural splendour.  The  temples and palaces, reflect their diverse architectural styles. This land of Dravidian legacy takes you closer to god giving meaning to your life.

 

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Day 01 Chennai
Arrive in Chennai, the gateway of South India and rich in its culture. VisitIndia tourism,Kerala tourism,South India tourism,Tourism in south India,south India travel agents Kapaleeswarar temple, Santhome Church, Fort Museum and National Art Gallery.

Day 02 Kanchipuram
Day excursion to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.

KANCHIPURAM- Visit Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikunda Perumal Temple, Varatharajar Temple and Ekambareswara Temple.

MAHABALIPURAM -  Visit Five Rathas, Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna's butter ball and the beach.

Day 03 Swamimalai
Drive to Gangaikondacholapuram, Kumbakonam and Darasuram 10th Century Temples. Later observe how the traditional crafts such as bronze statue making and pottery are done.  Evening Cultural programme.  Overnight at Swamimalai Heritage Resort.

Day 04 Trichy
After breakfast drive to Tanjore.  Visit the big temple , one of the world's heritage monument,  Tanjore Palace, Bronze museum and Tanjore Paintings.

After Lunch proceed to Trichy.   Visit RockFort temple and Srirangam temple.  Overnight at Trichy.

Day 05  Karaikudi
Drive to Karaikudi known for its magnificent and palatial mansions constructed by Chettiars.  Visit this beautifully carved wood work as well as the stone and mortar work of these houses.  Overnight at a heritage house at Karaikudi.

Day 06 Madurai
Drive to Madurai.  Visit the famous 12 temple towered (Gopurams) Meenakshi Temple.  Also visit Azhagarkoil, Koodalazhagar temple, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal built in 16th century.  Overnight at Madurai.

Day 07 Rameshwaram
Full day excursion to Rameshwaram. It is considered that an Hindu should visit this place at least once in his life time. It is believed that a dip in the holy well will remove all your karmas. Ramanathaswami temple here is one of the grandest in the country with magnificent corridors and massive sculptured lining it.

Day 08 Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari, India's lands end is where the three seas - Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, and hence the confluence is called Thriveni Sangamam. The beach itself is a beautiful sight, with multi-coloured sands and spectacular sunrises and sunsets as the sky and horizon break into a riot of colour. Visit  Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam and Temple.  Witness sunset.

Day 09 Trivandrum
Visit Padmanabhaswamy temple and Suchindram temple. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Trivandrum covering Napier Museum, Chitra Art Gallery and Padmanabhapuram Palace.

Day 10 Kochi
Visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Bolgatty Palace, Hill Palace and Museum.  Evening witness Kathakali Dance Performance.

Day 11 Guruvayoor
Visit the famous Guruvayoor Krishna temple. 

Day 12 Mysore
Drive to Mysore.   Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive upto Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple & a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull.

Day 13 Bangalore
By noon check out of the hotel and drive to Bangalore, the Garden city.  Visit Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull temple, etc.

Day 14 Puttaparti
Drive to Puttaparti.  Visit Sai Baba at Ashram                     

Day 15 Tirupati                                                           
Drive to Tirupati.  Lord Venkateshwara is described as the great bestower of boons. 

Day 16 Departure Transfer
After breakfast drive to Chennai  airport to connect flight to onward destination.
 

 

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