Tamilnadu Pilgrimage Tours

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Overview

Come and delve into Tamil Nadu’s magical creations of natural wonder and scenic brilliance intact with tales of the past in its many destinations.  The temple tour will start from Chennai where you can relax in the beach and visit attractions like St. George Fort, St Mary’s Church, Kapaleeswarar Temple and Sri Parthasarathy Temple. Later, drive down to the fishermen town, Mahabalipuram and check – out some age-old work of stone sculptures in attractions such as Shore Temple, Caves, Krishna Mandapam, Five Rathas and Arjuna’s Penance. The Tamilnadu temple tour package will take you across six temple towns known to be sacred pilgrimage to the Hindu faith, in the Deccan Plateau. Starting from Chennai, in this 7 days spiritual journey you will visit the temples in Tanjore, Trichy, Rameshwaram, Madurai and Kanyakumari.  

Tour Plan

The friendly city of Chennai is the gateway to the temple state of Tamil Nadu. You'll start your journey off with the impressive temples of Kapaleeshwar, Kalikambal, and Vadapalani Murugan. Experience Chennai culture in the narrow streets of the Mylapore Tank and Mandavali areas with quaint shops, flower sellers, and street foods

Drive to the pilgrim city of Kanchipuram, also known as the town of a thousand temples. Here you'll visit the temples of Ekambaranathar, Kailasanatha, Varadharaja Perumal, and Kamakshi Amman. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk saris, and you'll have a chance to visit the silk weavers and learn about the history of this colorful fabric, which is an essential part of a South Indian bride’s trousseau. Then continue to the nearby town of Mahabalipuram for the night.

This 7th-century erstwhile port city of Mahabalipuram is famous for its historical stone carvings and rock-cut shore temples. Stop at the Shore Temple, Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna's Butterball, and the Five Rathas. Don't forget to leave time to enjoy the stunning views of the town and the sea from the lighthouse on the hill.

Another town of temples, Kumbakonam is known for its silk saris and brass work. It's also famous for the Navagraha Temples, dedicated to the nine major celestial bodies of Hindu astronomy. You'll visit the beautiful Vaitheeswaran Koil temple, devoted to Mars. You'll also stop at the Airavateswara temple and the Mahalingeswarar temple on your way, then overnight in Tanjore.

The ancient capital of the Chola empire, the town of Tanjore is known for the Brihadeeshwara Temple, an architectural masterpiece that you'll spend your day exploring. The temple is one of the tallest in the world and the world's first complete granite temple.

Another ancient city, Tiruchirappalli (also known as Trichy) is famous for its ancient temples. Start by visiting the temples of Srirangam and Jambukeswarar. Then continue to another special place, the Rock Fort Temple complex, perched on a rock from where you can enjoy splendid views of the city and the Kaveri river.

An island with mythological significance, Rameswaram is one of the holiest cities of Hinduism and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage. Experience the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple and the footprints of the god Ram.

An important pilgrimage destination, Madurai is famous for its Dravidian-style temples, most notably the famous Meenakshi Temple. You'll also visit the Subramanya Swamy and Pazhamudhir Solai temples.

Return to Chennai today to continue your adventure or head back home.

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