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Trip Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights TIRUPATI | 1 Nights Pondicherry | 1 Nights MADURAI | 1 Nights Rameswaram | 1 Nights Tiruchirapalli | 1 Nights CHIDAMBARAM | 1 Nights MAHABALIPURAM

Tamil Nadu, a southeast Indian state, is famed for its temples, heritage sites, hill stations and ... More

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Sightseeing
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Pondicherry - |
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Day 1 - Tirupati

Welcome to your 'Tamil Nadu Spiritual' tour! On arrival at the airport / railway station in Chennai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Tirupati.

In the evening, proceed to visit Sri Venkateshwara temple, famous for Lord Balaji. Tirumala, adobe of Sri Venkateshwara (also known as Balaji - an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centers in India and it attracts millions of devotees every year. Tirumala is situated atop the Tirumala Hills which consists of seven peaks known as Sapthagiri at an altitude of 3,200 feet. The seven peaks represent the seven hoods of Adishesha, the serpent on whom lies Lord Vishnu.
Later, we visit Padmavati Temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess Padmavathi, wife of Lord Venkateswara. It was built during the rule of King Thondaman Chakravarthy.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Tirupati. (LLR, D)

Day 2 - Pondicherry

After breakfast, proceed to Pondicherry via Kanchipuram. En route visit Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

The Kamakshi Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of Goddess. It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram. The temple was most probably built by the Pallava kings, whose capital was Kanchipuram. The Devi in this Adi Kamakshi temple is called by various names like Kirtimati, Devagarbha in extant Tantric works like Tantrachudamani. She has four hands containing in each of them respectively, Ankusa, Pasa, Abhaya and a Kapala. This description corresponds to those extant old tantric works.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Pondicherry. (B, LLR, D)

Day 3 - Madurai

After breakfast, check-out and proceed for a half day city tour of Pondicherry. Visit the Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper Factory, Ayee Mandapam Park Monument (Bharathi Park) and French war Memorial, the Eglise de Sacre Coeur De Jesus. Auroville, a universal town of humanity with its quiet spiritual experience is a must see in Pondicherry. In the middle of Auroville lies the Matri Mandir - a gigantic golden golf ball and the meditation chamber within.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a spiritual community (ashram) located in Pondicherry, in the Indian territory of Puducherry. The ashram grew out of a small community of disciples who had gathered around Sri Aurobindo after he retired from politics and settled in Pondicherry in 1910. Aayi Mandapam (Park Monument) is a white monument in Pondicherry, India built during the time of Napoleon III, Emperor of France. It is situated in center of Bharathi park. The monument commemorates the provision of water to the French city during his reign. It was named after a lady courtesan called Ayi. She destroyed her own house to erect a water reservoir to supply water for the city. The French War Memorial on Goubert Avenue in Southern India is a reminder of those brave soldiers who laid down their lives, for their country during the First World War.

Later, proceed to Madurai via Trichy, en route visit Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Lord Shanmuganathar temple, Rock Fort Temple. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Constructed in the Tamil style of architecture this temple is glorified in the Thiviya Pirabandham, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Alvar saints from the 6th to 9th centuries AD and is counted among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship. Tiruchirappalli Rockfort is a historic fortification and temple complex built on an ancient rock. It is located in the city of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is constructed on a 83 metres (272 ft) high rock, that may date to over one billion years ago. There are two Hindu temples inside, the Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort and the Thayumanaswami Temple, Rockfort.

On arrival at Madurai, check-in to the hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Madurai. (B, LLR, D)

Day 4 - Rameswaram

After breakfast, proceed to Rameshwaram. En route visit the Meenakshi temple, one of the biggest temple in Madurai. Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai river in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai and is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature. On arrival, check in to your hotel

Later, proceed to Dhanushkodi, an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is situated to the South-East of Pamban and is about 18 miles (29 km) west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The town was destroyed during the cyclone and remains uninhabited in the aftermath.

Adam's Bridge, also known as Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu (Tamil), is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, off the south-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, India, and Mannar Island, off the north-western coast of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that this bridge is a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Rameshwaram. (B, LLR, D)

Day 5 - Tiruchirapalli

After breakfast, proceed to Trichy. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, a Hindu temple in Samayapuram near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. The main deity Samayapurathal or Mariamman is made of sand and clay like many of the traditional Mariamman deities, and hence unlike many other Hindu deities there are no abhishekams (sacred washing) conducted to the main deity, but instead the "abishekam" is done to the small stone statue in front of it.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Trichy. (B, LLR, D)

Day 6 - Chidambaram

After breakfast, proceed to Chidambaram. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit Thillai Nataraja Temple and Vaitheeswaran Temple in Chidambaram.

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the town of Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, East-Central Tamil Nadu, South India. The temple is known as one of the foremost of all temples (Kovil) in Shaivism and has influenced worship, architecture, sculpture and performance art for over two millennium. It is also famous for the annual Natyanjali dance festival on Maha Shivaratri. The Sangam classics list chief architect Viduvelvidugu Perumthachchan as directing an early renovation of the shrine.

Vaitheeswaran Koil or Pullirukkuvelur is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran or the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. Vaitheeswaran is a Tamil derivative from vaidya (Doctor) and Ishvara (God/Master). The presiding deity is Sri vaidyanAtha. He is the God of Healing. When pronouncing in Tamil, it sounds like "Vaideeswaran". It is one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples and is associated with the planet Mars.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Chidambaram. (B, LLR, D)

Day 7 - Mahabalipuram

After breakfast, proceed to Mahabalipuram. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Later, visit to Shore Temple and Pancha Rathas.

The Shore Temple (built in 700728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. It was built on a promontory sticking out into the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipuram, a village South of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. At the time of its creation, the village was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty. As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Mahabalipuram. (B, LLR, D)

Day 8 - Mahabalipuram

Today, bid farewell to your 'Tamil Nadu Spiritual Tour', as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Chennai for your onward journey.


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Validity From : October 1, 2017
Validity To : January 4, 2018

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December, 2017 - 23 (Sat),25 (Mon),27 (Wed),28 (Thu)

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