South Indian Temple Tour – 11Nights / 12Days

Package Overview

When it comes to Indian Religion & fascination for temples, Tamil Nadu is greatest. Dotted with spectacular temples and amazing locales, Tamil Nadu offers the devotee a life time experience filled with worldly philosophy and enchanting culture. Tamil kings were also great patrons of Art and Raja Raja Chola is the most important of them. His stamp is clearly all across Tamil Nadu.
Apart from the cultural and religious significance, Tamil Nadu is a thriving state full of budding entrepreneurs who have built great Industrial empires in many verticals like Manufacturing, Textiles, Food, Entertainment, e.t.c. Visit to this destination will certainly educate you in many aspects about South India. Indian values and ethos.

Chennai:Chennai is the capital of Tamil country –Tamil Nadu. Due to its conspicuous influence, it is more or less the cultural capital of South India. It was once the capital of the now three states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu combined. People from these three different states have settled here and formed major trading communities. An important Industrial city of India, Chennai is home to a thriving Car Manufacturing Industry and a hub for incredible Silk Sarees in India.

Its also got a thriving Movie Industry that rivals its northern counterpart Bollywood. Its Stars are household names and people in Chennai take their movies seriously.

Kanchipuram:Kanchipuram is an important temple town in close proximity to Chennai. Kanchipuram is one of the pancha boothas representing “Earth” in the temple of Ekambareswarar. It’s a beautiful temple and large like other major temples in Tamil Nadu. Kanchipuram is also known for the world famous Kanchipuram saree.

Tirumala:The temple town of Tirumala attracts Lakhs of devotees every year. The presiding deity is Lord Balaji, an avtar of Vishnu. Incredibly popular among Tamilians, Telugus and rest of India, Tirumala is the richest temple in the World earning whooping donations in the form of Cash, Jewellery, Precious stones & Gold. A visit to this holy site not only helps you in offering prayers but also presents a relaxing atmosphere in a religious atmosphere.

Madurai: Madurai is one of the cultural strongholds of South India and Tamil Nadu in particular. It also is a major industrial town producing many of India’s daily needs. It is one of the oldest cities of India. A major temple – Meenakshi Amman Temple situated here signifies the city’s religious importance. It was voted as one of the major “New Wonders of the World”. They are an estimated 33,000 sculptures on the temple.

Apart from the temple, which is a major attraction, there are many other small tours that can make up your day.

Chidambaram: Chidambaram like many others in Tamil Nadu is an important temple town. It is one of the Pancha Bhootam (five elements) sites representing space. For savites, this is the most important temple in the World. Like, other towns in Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is an industrial town contributing in a major way to the economy of the state.

Tanjavur:Some of the greatest Hindu temples in the World can be found here. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among the Great Living Chola temples, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the center of the city. It is testimony to Tamil’s great Historic, Cultural & Religious significance. Tanjavur is well connected by road to to all major towns in Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram:Rameshwaram forms one of the Char Dhams (four holy places) in India and so is considered a revered site. It is at the tip of the Indian Subcontinent and part of the Epic story of Ramayana. Apart from the spectacular temple of Rameshwaram, there are many other sights to see including the Ram sethu, many pristine beaches, Pamban bridge, e.t.c. Rameshwaram is worth considering in your itinerary down south.

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from chennai to Tirupathi. Sightseeing for the day. Overnight in Tirupati.
Day 2: Seeghra Darshan at Tirumala Balaji temple. Leave for Travel to vellore golden temple. Travel to kanchipuram Sightseeing for the day. Overnight in Kanchipuram.
Day 3: Travel to tiruvanammalai. Sightseeing for the day. Travel to Chidambaram. Overnight in Chidambaram.
Day 4: Sightseeing for the day. Travel to Tanjavur. Overnight in Tanjavur.
Day 5: Tanjavur sightseeing. Overnight in Tanjavur.
Day 6: Travel to Trichy. Sightseeing for the day. Overnight in tanjavur.
Day 7: Travel to Pillayarpatti. Travel to madurai. Sightseeing for the day. Overnight in madurai.
Day 8: Travel to rameshwaram. Overnight in Rameshwaram.
Day 9: Travel to Kanyakumari. Sightseeing for the day. See the Sunset and Sunrise. Overnight in kanyakumari.
Day 10: Travel to Trivandrum. Sightseeing for the day. Overnight in Trivandrum.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Trivandrum; overnight in Trivandrum.
Day 12: End of tour.

Note: The above Itinerary is only a synopsis of an Elaborate program.

Inclusions

1) Dedicated A/C Transport Car/Traveller provided from Chennai to Thiruvananathapuram.
2) Accommodation – 3 Star, 4 Star or 5 Star depending on your budget of choice.
3) Includes Breakfast & Dinner.
4) All sightseeing points mentioned in the Itinerary covered by Car.
5) Guide services for select destinations.
6) Instant telephonic help from Sruti Travels personal.
7) Last minute Flexible Itinerary.

Does not include: Lunch & tickets to activities.

Rate

Type of VehiclesNumber of PeopleRates till March 2015
(11 Nights / 12 Days)
Deluxe A/C
Sedan3-4Rs. 31,900/-
Innova6-7Rs. 24,500/-

1) Dedicated A/C Transport Car/Traveller provided from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram.
2) Accommodation – 3 Star, 4 Star or 5 Star depending on your budget of choice.
3) Includes Breakfast & Dinner.
3) All sightseeing points mentioned in the Itinerary covered by Car.
4) Guide services for select destinations
5) Instant telephonic help from Sruti Travels personal.
6) Last minute Flexible Itinerary.

Does not include: Lunch & tickets to activities.

Rates depend on different class of Hotels used & no. of people traveling. Rates can differ depending on different modes of transport, i.e by Car, Traveller, etc.

For Standard or Higher categories, flexible days, flexible Itinerary, fill the quick contact for a rate.

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