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Temples of South India

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Photography and Videography  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1400 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Chennai. Arrive Chennai. Met on arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2: Chennai. Breakfast. Hotel pick up and departure for a visit to the city of Chennai which will include the Gandhi Memorial, downtown Kalashetra Indian Dance, Temple of Mylapore temple and the beautiful beach of Marina Beach known as one of the largest of India. Afternoon free to enjoy at your leisure in the city. Accommodation.

Day 3: Chennai - Tirupati - Chennai. After breakfast, hotel pick up and departure for a full day excursion to Tirupati (137 kms/03 hrs each way), known for hosting the ancient temple of Venkateswara (also known as "The Lord of the 7 hills" or ”Balajj"). After the visit of this temple sacred and important pilgrimage center, returned to Chennai and transfer to your hotel.

Day 4: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram. After breakfast at the hotel meeting with your guide and departure by road to Kanchipuram, the ancient capital of Pallavas, known as the City of the 1000 temples. Among the most interesting are the temples of Ekambaswera, Kailasanatha, Sri Kamakshi and Aradarajaswamy. After visiting these temples, then by road to Mahabalipuran. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Mahabalipuram - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry. After breakfast drive to Pondicherry (135 km, approx 3 hours). En route stop at Tiruvannamalai, an important pilgrimage center with its ancient temple dedicated to Shiva. After the visit of the temple, then to Pondicherry, where you can easily see the French colonial past in the architecture of the buildings. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 6: Pondicherry. Breakfast and departure to visit the Indian philosopher Aurobindo Ashram (10 kms from Pondicherry). Ashram promotes the philosophy of ideas about the merger of the spirituality of yoga with modern science. When done, visiting Auroville, a city created by Alfassa, Aurobindo's companion. Auroville International promotes community life, where men and women learn to live in peace and harmony, beyond all creeds, politics and nationalities. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 7: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Tanjore. Breakfast and departure to Chidambaram, famous for hosting the Temple of Nataraj, the Lord of the Dance. Continue to Tanjore, where we visit the Temple Brahadewara, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. Accommodation.

Day 8: Tanjore - Trichy. After breakfast, road to Trichy, the dininutivo Tiruchirapalli, a town on the banks of River Kaveri. Arrival. Afternoon visit Rock Fort and its temple, situated at a height of 23 meters. At the end, visit to Srirangam Temple and Jambukeshwar. Accommodation.

Day 9: Trichy - Madurai. Breakfast. Drive to Madurai, where we visit the Meenakshi Temple dedicated to the consort of Shiva, with its towers rising into the sky, hallways, pool, shops, the main sanctuary and atrium of the Thousand Columns, The Gothic style palace King Tirumala, and Alagar Tepakkulam Mariamman Kovil. Upon completion of the transfer to your hotel visits.

Day 10: Madurai. After the breakfast meeting with your guide to visit India's most sacred temple, Rameshwaram. Mythology According to India this is the place where Rama built a bridge across the sea to rescue his partner Sita kidnapped by Ravana. In the afternoon, return to Madurai and transfer to your hotel.

Day 11: Madurai - Kanyakumari. Breakfast and departure time indicated by road to Kanyakumari (242kms/05hrs), which forms the tip of the country and is bounded by the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. The city is a major pilgrimage center because of its temple dedicated to Goddess Amman Kanyakumari. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 12: Kanyakumari - Trivandrum. Early departure to see an unforgettable sunrise. Visit the Temple Suchindram center of pilgrimage for Hindus and Vaishnavites shaivaites. On the way to visit the Palace Trivandrum Padmanabhapuram and City Museum. The palace was built in the S. XVII and is an excellent example of traditional architecture of Kerala. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 13: Trivandrum – Onward destination. Breakfast. At the agreed time, hotel pickup and transfer to airport for flight back to your country.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation based on single/double/twin share basis in the mentioned hotels
- Air-conditioned vehicle (depending on the flow) on disposal as per the above mentioned itinerary
- English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing in respective cities as per the mentioned itinerary up to 05 pax traveling together
- English speaking tour Manager from the entire tour (Delhi to Delhi) from 5 pax onwards
- All entrances to the monuments visited as per the itinerary
- All applicable taxes.