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Temple Trials of Southern India

Chennai - 02 Nights; Mahabalipuram - 01 Night; Chidambaram -01 Night; Trichy - 02 Nights; Madurai - 02 Nights; Kanyakumari - 01 Night; Trivandrum - 01 Night


Temple Trials of Southern India

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USD: 620

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Tour Overview

South India is famous for religious aspects and has many temples dedicated to various Gods and Goddess. If you take this package then you will be visiting various temples famous in the south including Tirupati, Mahabalipuram, Nagraj Temple, etc. The tour will start from Chennai and the religious tour will end in Trivandrum.

 

Cities Covered

Chennai - Madurai - Mahabalipuram - Chidambaram - Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum

 

Inclusions:

  • Complete transportation by Ac Indigo Car which includes all sector drives, all airport / hotel transfers, all sight seeing as per the program.
  • Daily breakfast in the hotel.
  • Accomodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Government service tax as applicable.

 

Exclusions:

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones / fax calls etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, weather conditions , natural calamities , accidents, medical evacuation , flight cancellation , rescheduling , delays etc
  • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any guided visits 
  • Any local airfares. Visa fee or airport taxes.
  • Anu guide.
  • Any other expenses apart from the ones mentioned above.

 

Terms & Conditions:

The above rates are subject to availablity. 

Category Form To Price
A 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 760
B 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 690
C 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 620

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Chennai

Assistance on arrival at Chennai airport followed by pick up are transferred to the hotel. The Gateway to South India, Chennai, located along the Coromandel Coast initially grew around the British settlement of Fort St. George and is today India's fourth largest metropolis. Chennai has retained its traditional Tamil roots while acquiring a modern and cosmopolitan character.Afternoon a half-day tour of Chennai city. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 02 - Chennai
After breakfast embark on a full day excursion to Tirupati. Tirupati is known as the abode of the Hindu god Venkateshvara (also spelt as 'Venkatesvara'), "Lord of Seven Hills". About 10-km northwest of Tirupati, at an elevation of 750m, is the sacred hill of Tirumala, which was considered very holy. One of the most important pilgrimage centers in India, the temple draws millions of  pilgrims and is believed to be the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world.After viist return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. 



Day 03 - Chennai - MamallapuramDistance: 58 Kms
After breakfast drive to Mamallapuram en route visiting Kanchipuram. Mahabalipuram is a blessed combination of history, good beaches and hassle-free tourism. It is known for its group of pleasing rathas and the dramatically carved relief depicting Arjuna's Penance. The magnificent Shore Temple, built by king Rajasimha in the 7th century, is an outstanding temple that has the shrines of both Shiva and Vishnu. The Varaha Cave another major attraction which is one of the many rock-cut caves in Mahabalipuram. The Krishna Mandapam, one of the most visited places, has a bas-relief of Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan hill on his fingertips. Drive on and check into your hotel/beach resort. Later tour the temples of Mamallapuram. Overnight at the hotel/beach resort.



Day 04 - Mamallapuram - ChidambaramDistance 205 Kms
In the morning drive to Chidambaram and check into your hotel.Chidambaram greets us with a beautiful temple, dedicated to Lord Nataraja - God Siva, in the form of a cosmic Dancer. This is one of the few temples where Siva and Vishnu are enshrined under one roof. Dedicated to Lord Nataraja, this ancient temple of the Cholas is unique not only it is devoted solely to the art of Bharatanatyam, but also it is one of the rare temples where Shiva is represented by an idol rather than the customary Lingam. Spread over an area of 40 acres with a gopuram on each side, the temple is distinguished by five sabhas or courts. Later visit the famous Nataraja Temple. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 05 - Chidambaram - TrichyDistance: 173 Kms
In the morning drive to Trichy and check into your hotel. Tiruchirappalli, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. It was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort.Later a half-day tour of Trichy City. Overnight at the hotel. 



Day 06 - Trichy
In the morning is a full day excursion to Thanjavur. Thanjavur wasn't the only place to receive Chola Patronage. Within easy reach of Thanjavur are numerous enormous Chola Temples- mainly Thiruvaiyaru, Dharasuram near Kumbakonam and Gangaikonda Cholapuram. The Cholas also had a hand in building the enormous temple complex at Sri Rangam near Tiruchirapalli- Probably India's largest. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 07 - Trichy - MaduraiDistance: 128 Kms
In the morning drive to Madurai and check into your hotel. Madurai is famous for its temples.The Aappudaiyaar Koyil Tevara Stalam and the Koodalazhagar Divya Desam are the most important temples one should rarely miss to go. In the vicinity of Madurai is Tirupparamkunram, one of the 6 padai veedu shrines of Murugan (glorified in Madurai Sangam Nakeerar’s Tirumurugaatruppadai). Also in the vicinity of Madurai is Alagar Koyil, one of the prominent Divya Desam shrines of the Sri Vaishnavite faith. Later a half-day tour of Madurai city. Overnight at the hotel. 



Day 08 -  Madurai
After breakfast morning full day excursion to Rameswaram. Rameshwaram is an island situated in the gulf of manner at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. A very important pilgrim centre of the Indians. Rameshwaram is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana.Overnight at the hotel.



Day 09 - Madurai - Kanya Kumari Distance: 235 Kms
In the morning drive to Kanya Kumari Located in the southernmost point of the Indian mainland, it is a magnificent place of natural beauty where you can see the deep blue waters of the ocean meeting the horizon. Upon arrival check into your hotel. Later a half-day tour of this holy town. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 10 - Kanya Kumari - TrivandrumDistance: 85 Kms
In the morning drive to Trivandrum and check into your hotel/beach resort. Afternoon is a half-day tour of Trivandrum city where you will visit the Padmanabhapuram Temple which is 45 km and is a large mansion of the Travancore Kings. It is known for its fascinating natural splendor. Tiruchendur (85 km) is the site of a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The temple located here on the shore of the Bay of Bengal is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. The location of the temple draws a perennial stream of devotees. The temple overlooking the singing sea is an inspiring sight. Overnight at the hotel/beach resort.



Day 11 - Trivandrum Departure
After breakfast you will be provided departure transfer to the Trivandrum airport to connect the flight for onwards journey. 



End of the Tours

Breeze Residency

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About Hotel

A Ravishing Place to relax, socialise and enjoy good times while being immersed in an atmposphere. A rustic hideaway where good food, laughter, culture and conversation come together in a delightful

Amenities

• 24 Hour Room Service 
• Money Changing Facilities 
• Laundry and Valet Service 
• Travel and Tour Facilities 
• Business Centre 
• Wireless Internet Connection
• Spacious Car Parking
• Shopping Assistance
• Wi-Fi Broadband Connectivity
• Doctor on Call

From Airport

Distance 17km from Anna International Airport

From Railway

Distance 2 km from Chennai Central / Egmore station

Abu Palace

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About Hotel

At the very heart of Chennai, on the Poonamalle High Road is Hotel Abu palace. Strategically situated, the Hotel is close to Mount Road, the commercial and shopping center of the city, as well as just 2 km from Central and Egmore Railway Stations and the Hotel is 18 km away from the Chennai Airport.

Amenities

94 centrally air-conditioned, elegantly designed rooms and suites with private bath / shower, telephone and 24-hour satellite TV.
4 well equipped, multi purpose halls and a beautiful
lawn for marriages, receptions and barbeques.
24-hour room service.
In-house travel service - Abu Tours and Travels.
Doctor on call.
In-house laundry service.
Direct dialing.
Chef on call - Corporate Lunch Packs.
Shopping arcade in lobby.
Gents Hair Dressing Saloon.
Airport / Railway station transport.
24 Hrs. Money Changing Facility.
Valet Service. 
 

From Airport

18 Kms from Chennai Airport

From Railway

02 Kms from Chennai Railway Station

Singaar International

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About Hotel

Hotel Singaar International spans four acres and is surrounded by the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Its Prime Location and facilities call for touring guests and business travellers from different parts of the world ! With added comfort, commendable service standards and an inviting ambience, Hotel Singaar International is the premier choice!

Amenities

Indulge your senses in the privacy and seclusion to experience the unparalleled comfort, while discovering the ultimate experience.. Hotel Singaar International is decorated and adorned with rich colors, vibrant artwork to spoil yourself with everything a traveler should expect from a first-class luxury hotel.

From Airport

90 Kms from Trivandrum Airport

From Railway

Hotel Singaar International, Kanyakumari is located very near to the railway station on the main road of National Highway.

Chaithram

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About Hotel

Located in the heart of Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram, Hotel Chaithram assures a comfortable stay to visitors. It offers an opportunity to catch up with the fast pace of city life and easy accessibility to nearby destinations for leisure and fun.

Amenities

  • 24 Hrs room service
  • Conference facility
  • Internet acess
  • Restaurant

From Airport

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 10 Kms

From Railway

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, opposite to the hotel

Chennai

Chennai the capital city of Tamil Nadu state and is the fourth largest metro city in India. The city grew up around the English settlement of Fort Saint George and gradually absorbed the surrounding towns and villages. However, despite the strong British influence, Chennai has retained its traditional Tamil Hindu culture and effectively blended it with the foreign influence. The city is widely spread in about 180 Sq. Kms. It is a major trade center, being well linked by road, rail and air to important cities besides being a sea port. Compared to the other major metros of India, it is far less congested and polluted

Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the third largest city in South India by area after Hyderabad and Bangalore. It is the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram District. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India”, the city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys.

Tirchy

Tiruchirappalli, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. It was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the Fort, there are several Churches, Colleges and Missions dating back to the 1760s. The town and its fort, now in Trichy were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. This city has given great Tamil scholars whose contributions to the Tamil literature have been very significant.

Kanyakumari

 

The name of this place has been christened after the virgin goddess – Kanyakumari Amman. Mythological stories depict that Goddess parvati under the disguise of Devi Kanniya did a penance in one of the rocks in this area to reach the hand of Lord Shiva. This place is also a popular pilgrimage. The tourists who visit this southern most tip of India would certainly enjoy the exuberant scenes of the sunsets, the sunrises especially on full moon days. The nature of the sand in the beaches of Kanyakumari is unique as it is multicolored.

The name of this place has been christened after the virgin goddess – Kanyakumari Amman. Mythological stories depict that Goddess parvati under the disguise of Devi Kanniya did a penance in one of the rocks in this area to reach the hand of Lord Shiva. This place is also a popular pilgrimage. The tourists who visit this southern most tip of India would certainly enjoy the exuberant scenes of the sunsets, the sunrises especially on full moon days. The nature of the sand in the beaches of Kanyakumari is unique as it is multicolored.

 

Temple Trials of Southern India
Category From To Price
A 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 760
B 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 690
C 10/01/2013 03/31/2014 $ 620

 

Inclusions:

  • Complete transportation by Ac Indigo Car, which includes all sector drives, all airport / hotel transfers, all sight seeing as per the program.
  • Daily breakfast in the hotel.
  • Accomodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Governmet service tax as applicable.  

 

Exclusions:

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephones / fax calls etc.
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road blocks, weather conditions , natural calamities , accidents, medical evacuation , flight cancellation , rescheduling , delays etc
  • Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any guided visits 
  • Any local airfares. Visa fee or airport taxes.
  • Any guide.
  • Any other expenses apart from the ones mentioned above.