Places covered: Chennai, Tirupati, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Madurai
Duration: 6Nights/ 7Days
Category: Pilgrimage Tour Package
Pick up from Chennai airport/railway station and check into the hotel. Today, proceed for a sightseeing of Chennai- the bustling metropolis in Southern India. Visit the Fort St. George (the British built fortress, which still retains its colonial charm, San Thoma Basilica, St. Thomas Mount- a church built on a hilltop in 72 AD and Kapalesshwarar Temple, an 8th Century old Pallava Temple, dedicated of Lord Shiva. This temple has some beautiful sculptures, among which the bronze idols of 63 Saivaite Saints or the Nayanmars. Continue to visit the Sri Parthasarathy Temple. Evening free for you to relax at Marina Beach. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today, drive to Tirupati- is a famous Vedic temple in the hill town of Tirumala. Check into the hotel and visit Venkateswara temple, said to be the richest in India and has a history dating back to the 9th Century A.D. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara who is also called as the Lord of the Seven Hills. The temple of Sri Venkateswara has acquired unique sanctity in Indian religious lore. The Sastras, Puranas, Sthala Mahatyams and Alwar hymns unequivocally declare that, in the Kali Yuga, one can attain Mukti, only by worshipping Sri Venkateswara. Overnight stay at hotel.
Checkout from the hotel and drive to Mahabalipuram- a 7th-century former port city is famous for its rock-cut shore temples. En-route visit Kancheepuram which includes Kancheepuramilasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, The Vardarajanperumal Temple. Check into the hotel and proceed for a sightseeing of Mahabalipuram. Visit Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjunas Penance, and Tigers Cave. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Tanjore. – the ages-old capital royal of Chola Kings. Check into the hotel and thereafter start your sightseeing tours with the big temple Brihandeswara- 1000+ years old shrine, built by the esteemed Chola emperor Rajaraja and a fine masterpiece of Chola-styled architecture. Later, visit the nearby water tank Shivaganga and Thanjavur Palace, Royal Museum and Art Gallery. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Proceed to Madurai- an extremely sacred city. It is the third-largest city in Tamil Nadu and is located on the banks of River Vaigai. Check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today, morning visit renowned Meenakshi Temple- one of the biggest temples in India. The temple complex with its 12 massive gopurams, the four tallest gopurams at the outer walls and The golden lotus pond, The thousand pillared hall makes it south India’s finest example of Dravidian architecture. There are musical granite pillars here, which when struck yield different musical notes. Proceed to visit Koodal Alagar Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum Madurai. In the evening watch the light and sound show at the temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Chennai airport/railway station for your onward journey.