11 Days
Oct- Apr

Temples of South India

When it comes to south India temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient, towering Dravidian masterpieces, many of brightly painted sculptures on their gopuram (towers). These temples, which display some of India’s greatest temple architecture, are the backbone of Tamil culture.

  • Hotel Stay
  • Transfers & Sight seeing in Pvt Vehicle
  • English Speaking Local Guide (on request)
  • 1 Ltr Mineral Water Bottle per pax
  • Toll & Parking etc
  • Monuments and Entry fees
  • Lunch, Snacks and other meals
  • Laundry, Phone calls for personal use
  • Tips
  • Usage or deviation other than mentioned itinerary.

On arrival met and assist by our representative and transfer to the hotel evening at leisure overnight at the hotel.

After early breakfast drive to Mamallpuram enroute visit to Kanchipuram, on arrival visit Ekambareshwarara temple which has 2500 years old mango tree which still bears fruit. Also visit Vashnavita temple & Vaaradaraja temple and later continue drive to Mamallapuram. On arrival check-in to the Hotel. Evening at leisure overnight stay at hotel

Morning after breakfast visit the Shore Temples. Mamallapuram is a historical retreat set amidst natural beauty lying 58 kms south of Chennai, this ancient seaport of the Pallava dynasty invites connoisseurs of art. Its monuments have been carved out of solid rock. Though ravaged by the sea and wind, it still bears testimony to the magnificent heritage of Dravidian architecture. The glorious Shore Temple, one of the oldest in South India, stands on the sea shore with its paved forecourts. See the great Bas-relief of Arjuna’s penance, the five Rathas, the Mahishasura Mardhini, Krishna and the Varaha Mandapas. There is also a school of sculpture which merits a visit. Later in afternoon drive to Thiruvanmalai . Check-in to the hotel and overnight stay.

After breakfast visit the temples of Thiruvanamalai. Later drive in afternoon to Pondicherry. Check into the hotel on arrival on arrival evening al leisure stay at the hotel.

After breakfast,visit to Shri Aurbindo ashram later Matri Mandir. Evening meeting with an expert in Integral Yoga. Enjoy your sat at the hotel.

Morning after early breakfast drive to Thanjavur enroute visit Chidambaram the Natraja Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Thillai Kalimman Temple dedicated to goddess Parvati. It is believed that a trip to Chidambaram is incomplete if both the temples are not visited. Continue drive to Thanjavur, on arrival check-in the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

After morning after breakfast visit Brihadeshwara Temple and the Fort, The crowning glory of the Chola Empire. This superb and fascinating monument is one of a handful in India with world heritage listing. Afternoon: Drive to Swamimalai. This place marks the spot where young Subramanyan explained to Shiva the meaning of ‘OM’ which precedes every Hindu prayer. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

After breakfast drive to Madurai. Check inn and later proceed to visit the Meenakshi Temple and Tirrumalai Nayak Palace and Thirumohur. This place has its legendary origin in the distant past when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) churned the ocean to get Amritham (nectar).In the evening visit the Meenakshi temple to attend ceremony every evening where the marriage of Meenakshi (Parvati) and Sundareshwara (Lord Shiva) is solemnized. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

After early breakfast a full day excursion to Rameswaram. On the bank of the sea is the point where the bridge to Lanka was built and Lord Rama’s army crossed over. Also it is here that Lord Rama established a Lord Shiva Temple. In the evening return to the Madurai. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

After early breakfast, drive to Kanyakumari. On arrival che ck-in and Later visit Kumariamman Temple. This temple is dedicated to Virgin Goddess Kanyakumari(Parvati) who stands waiting for her consort Lord Shiva to come and claim her hand in marriage. Visit Vivekananda Memorial and watch the beautiful Sun Set at Cape Camorin which is the confluence of Indian Ocean, Bay Of Bengal, Arabian Sea. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

After breakfast, visit Suchindram Temple,s dedicated to the deity who is the representation of combined forces of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Also visit Padmanabhapuram Palace. Later drive to Thiruvanthapuram in time to catch your flight back home .