Day 01 Arrive Chennai
On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to
the hotel. In the afternoon proceed for a half-day sightseeing of
Chennai. Visit National Art Gallery, Fort Museum, San Thome Cathedral
and drive past Marina Beach.
Day 02 Chennai / Tirupati / Chennai
Proceed for a day excursion to Tirupati. Visit Lord Venkateswara and
Day 03 Chennai / Mahabalipuram
Drive to Mahabalipuram enroute visit Dakshina Chitra. Check-in to your
resort. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Shore temple – a
worlds heritage monument, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Tiger Cave.
Rest of the evening free to relax on the beach.
Day 04 Mahabalipuram / Tiruvannamalai
Drive to Kancheepuram one of India’s 7 sacred cities. Visit the temples
Ekambareeswara, Vaikunta Perumal, Kamatchiamman, Kailasanathar temple.
Later drive to Tiruvannamalai - visit the Arunachaleeswarar temple and
the Ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi who lived here and taught the virtues
of philosophy through silence and meditation.
Day 05 Tiruvannmalai / Pondicherry
has one of the most beautiful forts in the world built in the 14th
century. It consists of three strongly fortified hills in close
proximity to each other. There are many monuments, granaries and
temples in these hills.
Pondicherry was a French State in India and still retains French
feeling. Visit Aurbindo Ashram, the city of
dawn, which is 10kms north of
Pondicherry. This ashram promotes Aurbindo's ideas in bringing about a
synthesis of Yoga and modern science, so as to unite the spirit and
matter. After lunch at hotel, visit Auroville - a unique experiment in
international living and in creating a new environment where men and
women of all nationalities live together in harmony. In the evening
relax on the beach which runs along the city.
Day 06 Pondicherry / Tanjore
CHIDAMBARAM Visit the Natarja temple with golden gopuram.
GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM The rock carvings here are bold with a keen sense
of detailing and style. Seen in this rock carving is a huge temple
elephant with the valiant guardians of the city. A huge Nandi, a
dancing Ganesha and a lion headed well are other attractions.
DARASURAM It is a fine testimony to the skill and craftsmanship of 12th
Century Chola architects. It is covered with exquisite sculptures of
Lord Siva in all his magnificence. He dazzles the viewer with his
myriad poses besides enthralling the wives of sages. The temple front
has fine columns interspersed with miniature sculptures.
Tanjore is known for its architecture and Paintings. Visit Big temple,
Museum and Bronze gallery.
Day 07 Madurai
Drive to Madurai enroute visit Trichy Rockfort and Srirangam temple.
In the afternoon visit Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Koodal Azhagar temple,
Sound and Light show in the evening at 17th Century Nayak’s palace.
Day 08 Rameshwaram
After breakfast proceed to Rameshwaram- the most sacred temple town of
India is an island hallowed by the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama is
said to have visited before going into battle of Srilanka. Legend has it
that Lord Rama sent Hanuman to Mount Kailash to bring a Lingam for
worship when he set foot after defeating Ravana. As Hanuman did not
return when the auspicious hour was approaching, Sita made a sand Lingam
so that worship could be performed in time, which is where the present
day Ramanatha Swamy Temple stands close to sea on the eastern side of
the island. One of the twelve Jyotirlingam shrines is also well known
for its magnificent corridors and the massive sculptured pillars lining
them. Lunch at local restaurant. Return to Madurai for dinner.
Day 09 Madurai / Kanyakumari
After breakfast proceed for Kanyakumari - is the land's end of India
the water of the Arabian Sea , the Bay of Bengal and the Indian
Ocean meet. An important pilgrim centre of India , it is famous for the
Amman Temples - a symbol of unity and sanctity - dedicated to the
virgin Goddess , Kanya Kumari. To its South - East lies the famous
Vivekananda Rock Memorial , a blend of all the architectural styles of
India. Kanyakumari is famous for its spectacular sunsets and rises,
especially on full moon days. The beach is a beautiful sight with
Day 10 Trivandrum Departure
Morning witness the sunrise. Later proceed to visit the Musical pillars
and huge 18 feet hanuman statue that are proof of the artistic skill of
the time. this unique temple is dedicated to Trimurthy ( Brahma,
Vishnu and Siva). Two chief attractions are the gigantic Hanuman statue
and female Vinayaka (Vinayaki) relief carving.
After a brief sightseeing of Trivandrum board the flight / train to
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