South India Religious And Heritage Tour
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Day : 1
Arrive at Chennai Airport. Upon arrival meeting & assistance and transfer to hotel. Chennai, the gateway to southern India, established in 1639 by the East India Company, is one of the oldest cities of the country. After lunch, we take you for a half day sightseeing of Chennai. Visit: Marina Beach, Anna Memorial, M.G.R. Memorial, Valluvar Kottam, Mylapore, Kabaleeswarar Temple. Over night stay at Chennai 
Day : 2
Chennai - V G P Golden beach - Mamallapuram - Kanchipuram 
After breakfast, drive to V G P – Golden beach which is private amusement Park Drive to Mamallapuram which is the town of temples, sand and sea - Mamallapuram, formerly known as Mahabalipuram is world renowned for its beautiful Shore Temple. It was once the main port and naval base of the great Pallava kingdom and was later made the capital of this Dynasty. The Rock cravings at Mahabalipuram are notable for the delightful freshness and simplicity of their folk art origins. The sculptures here are particularly interesting because it shows scenes of the day to day life. It is one of the world famous monuments sites of the country Places to see @ Arjunas Penance - This skillfully carved rock is the largest bas - relief sculpture in the world Five Rathas: There are five monolithic temples, each created in different style. They are also known as Pancha Pandava Rathas, and four of the Rathas are supposed to have scooped out of a single rock formationKrishna Butter Ball, Krishna Mandam. The Shore Temple at beach: It belongs to the 8th Century AD and is a good example of the first phase of structural temples constructed in Dravidian After lunch drive to Kanchipuram you will visit Kamakshi Amman Temple - This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati in the form of Kamakshi or the goddess of Love. The main shrine in the inner sanctum of this temple can be reached by passing through a large hall (Mandapam) with decorated pillars. Ekambareswar Temple, dedicated to god Siva, is one of the largest temples of Kanchipuram – Varatharaja Perumal Temple. Over night stay at Kanchipuram . 
Day : 3
Kanchipuram - Tiruvanamalai – Pondicherry (112 kms/ 03 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Tiruvanamalai a pilgrim centre with ancient temple of Lord Shiva. After lunch at local restaurant, proceed to Pondicherry (131kms/ 3.5hrs), which carries a strong whiff of the French presence in India. Legend says that Pondicherry is the place where St. Agasthaya settled down. Over night stay at Pondicherry 
Day : 4
Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Vaitheeswaran Koil - Mayavaram 
After breakfast visit Aurobindo Ashram which promotes Aurobindo ideas in bringing about a synthesis of Yoga and modern science. Later drive to Chidambaram also called as Thillai, which has the famous Nataraja temple with the root of the sanctum-sanctorum covered with golden plates is located in the centre of the town covering an area of 40 acres. After lunch at local restaurant proceed to Vaitheeswaran Koil to visit Vaithyanatha Swamy Temple. Over night stay at Mayavaram 
Day : 5
Mayavaram - Swamimalai (60 Kms /1.5 Hrs) – Tanjore (40 Kms / 01 Hr) 
After breakfast proceed to Swamimalai, another revered shrine to Lord Muruga (60 kms/1.5 hrs). Here, Lord Muruga is said to have taught the meaning of the OM mantra to his father, Lord Shiva! Later drive to Tanjore which is well known for its exquisite handicrafts, bronzes and south Indian musical Instruments. Sri Brihadeshwara Temple built by the great Chola king Raja Raja in the 10th century AD is an outstanding example of the Chola Architecture. Over night stay at Tanjore. 
Day : 6
Tanjore – Trichy (60 Kms / 1.5 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Trichy (55 kms/1.5 hrs) situated on the banks of Kaveri River is a blend of history and tradition as well as pilgrim centre. It is famous for Ranganath temple at Srirangam. After lunch at a local restaurant enjoy city tour of Trichy covering Rock fort and its temple at a height of over 83mts, Srirangam and Jambukeshwar Temple. Over night stay at Trichy 
Day : 7
Trichy – Palani (160 Kms / 4 hrs) – Madurai (120 Kms/3 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Palani (one of the most important shrines of Lord Muruga. The temple is on top of a hillock and can be reached by a flight of 690 steps. After lunch at a local restaurant drive to Madurai. Over night stay at Madurai 
Day : 8
Madurai City Tour – Madurai 
After break fast proceed for a local city sight seeing of Madurai covering Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple.The Meenakshi Amman Temple dominates the city evolved around it. The temple is mainly dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and also to Lord Shiva (as Sundareshwar). Later visit Thirupparankundram which is dedicated to Lord Muruga is noted for its inner sanctum that is cut out of the hard rock. Over night stay at Madurai 
Day : 9
Madurai - Rameswaram (170 kms one way / 4 hrs) Madurai 
Morning proceed to Rameswaram the holy island in the Gulf of Mannar is a major pilgrim centre of the country. Rama sanctified this place by worshipping Lord Shiva after the war against Ravana of Sri Lanka. Upon arrival bathe in 21 sacred wells and visit Ramanathaswamy Temple and then proceed back to Madurai. Over night stay at Madurai 
Day : 10
Madurai – Thiruchandur (215 Kms / 4.5 Hrs) – Kanniyakumari 
Morning proceed to Thiruchandur the temple dedicated to Lord Muruga, which is best known for the annual Kanda shasti festival that is celebrated here. After lunch at a local restaurant drive to Kanniyakumari the Southern most tip of India. It is significant not only for its association with a virgin goddess, Kanya Devi, but also as the meeting point of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Watching the Sun rise and Sun set from here is big attraction, especially on a full Moon day on the same horizon. Also visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Over night stay at Kanniyakumari 
Day : 11
Kanniyakumari – Trivandram (90 kms / 3 hrs) 
After breakfast proceed to Sthanumalayan Temple in Sucintrum and then proceed to Trivandram the capital of the state of Kerala (also called as the Gods own Country). After lunch at a local restaurant visit Padhmanabhaswamy Temple, the principle deity of the royal family of Trivandram. Over night stay at Trivandram 
Day : 12
Trivandram – Cochin (225 kms / 5 hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Cochin to visit Jewish Synagogue, Jew town, Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church.: Overnight stay at hotel. 
Day : 13
Cochin - Guruvayur (95 kms/2.5 hrs) – Coimbatore130 kms/ 3.5 hrs) 
After breakfast proceed to Guruvayur which is Keralas most important Krishna Shrine and one of the richest Temple in Kerala. The high walled temple of Guruvayur 29km northwest of Thrissur, attracts a constant flow of pilgrims. After lunch at a local restaurant drive to Coimbatore. Over night stay at Coimbatore 
Day : 14
Coimbatore – Ooty (98 Kms/ 4.5 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Ooty also known as Udagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. After lunch proceed for a local sight seeing of Ooty covering Botanical Garden, Boating in Ooty Lake & enjoy spices shopping in Ooty. Over night stay at Ooty 
Day : 15
Ooty – My sore (160 Kms/4.5 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Mysore via Mudhumalai & Bandhipur Wild Life Sanctuary, After lunch visit to local sightseeing of Mysore covering Chamundeeswari Temple, Mysore Maharajas Palace and Brindhavan Gardens and enjoy shopping at Mysore. Mysore, the palace city of Karnataka state derived its name from a demon named Mahishasuran, who was killed by Chamundeeshwari. Its famous for its silk and is also thriving sandal wood incense center. The beautiful palace of Mysore walled Indo-Saracenic, occupies the entire southeastern sector of the city center. Over night stay at Mysore 
Day : 16
Mysore – Bangalore (140 kms/3.5 hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Bangalore which is regarded as "Indias Silicon Valley", "Fashion Capital of India", "The Pub City of India", and on. It is Indias fifth largest city and the fastest growing city in Asia. The capital of the state of Karnataka, Bangalore is situated halfway between the coasts in southern India. The city was founded in the 16th century, and witnessed great southern dynasties like the Kadambas, the Hoysalas and Vijayanagar emperors. Legend has it that the name Bangalore comes from "boiled beans" (Benda Kaluru), which was served by a humble old lady to a hungry ruler in the 16th century. After lunch at a local restaurant visit ISKON Temple. Over night stay at Bangalore 
Day : 17
Bangalore – Tirupathi (240 Kms/ 5.5 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Tirupathi (a temple town known for the famous ancient temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord of seven hills or Balaji, as he is affectionately known) on the top of the 860mts high Tirumalai hills. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is not only believed to be amongst the oldest temples in the country, but also the richest of them all. Later visit Padmavathi Amman Temple. Over night stay at Tirupathi 
Day : 18
Tirupathi - Tiruttani - Chennai (185 Kms / 03 Hrs) 
After breakfast drive to Tiruttani to visit the famous Murugan Temple situated on a hillock. This temple is accessed by a winding flight of 365 steps. Each symbolically represents one day of the year. Here, Lord Muruga sits resplendent with his consort Valli whom he married after bringing her from the nearby Vallimalai. Over night stay at Chennai 
Day : 19
Full day is free for own activities. Over night stay at Chennai 
Day : 20
Till evening free for own Independent activities still in the evening Later you will be Transferred to the Airport and leave your country carrying with you magical memories of our tour