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South India Temple Tour – 09 Nights & 10 Days

Tirupathi - Tirumala - Vellore - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Trichy - Rameshwaram - DhanushKodi - Madurai - Meenakshi Temple - Pondicherry
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Duration

09 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Itinerary

Day 1

Reniguntha - Tirupati

Arrive at Renigunta, report to the coach proceed to hotel.

Day 2

Tirupati - Tirumala - Tirupati

Visit Lord Venkateshwara's temple - the richest and most visited place of worship in the world. Later Proceed to visit Padmavati Temple & ISKCON temple.

Extra Topping : Tea / Coffee / Soft Drink at Tirumala

Notes: For women the preferred dress code is Saree or half-Saree with blouse or Churidar with Pyjama and upper cloth and For men the dress code is dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.

Day 3

Tirupati - Vellore - Kanchipuram

Proceed to Kanchipuram. En-route visit Vellore – Sripuram Vellore Golden temple. In the evening visit Shiv Kanchi temple, Vishnu Kanchi temple and Kanchi Kamakshi Temple.

Extra Topping : Tea / Coffee / Soft Drink at Vishnu Kanchi temple.

Day 4

Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry

Proceed to Pondicherry. En-route visit Shore temple - classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Crocodile park, Arjuna Penance and Five Rathas at Mahabalipuram. On arrival Visit Shri Aurobindo Ashram, enjoy Pondicherry beach in the evening.

Extra Topping : Coconut water at Pondicherry Beach.

Day 5

Pondicherry – Chidambaram – Thanjavur

Visit Matru Mandir and Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Enroute visit Chidambaram temple – known as Thillai Natraja Temple. Proceed to Thanjavur and overnight stay at Thanjavur.

Extra Topping : Frooti at Thanjavur.

Day 6

Thanjavur - Trichy - Thanjavur

Proceed to Trichy. Visit the Brihadeeshwara temple - a World Heritage site and Vyonkoji Palace museum. Also visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world.

Extra Topping : Tea / Coffee / Soft Drink at Ranganath swamy Temple.

Day 7

Thanjavur - Rameshwaram

Proceed to Rameshwaram - the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. Arrive at Rameshwaram On arrival visit APJ Abdul Kalam Museum - Small museum in the childhood home of India’s one-time president Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. Later proceed to visit Ramanathan temple.

Notes: Please carry a separate handbagcontaining pair of clothes along with you for overnight stay at Rameshwaram.

Day 8

Rameshwaram - Madurai

Early morning take Sphatik linga Darshan at the famous Ramanathan temple - a Master piece in Dravidian architecture. Later proceed to Madurai. Visit Vibhishan Temple / Dhanuskodi. Later proceed to Madurai.

Extra Topping : Coconut water at Rameshwaram.

Day 9

Madurai - Meenakshi Temple

Visit Meenakshi temple – Madurai's claim to fame for its meticulous colorful carvings on the Gopurams (towers), in the vivid Dravidian image of Gods, Goddess, animal and mythical figures. Visit Mahatma Gandhi museum , Madurai palace light & sound show. Free time for shopping in the evening.

Extra Topping : Coconut water at Meenakshi Temple.

Day 10

Departure from Madurai

Board train/flight for your hometown. Tour Concludes.

Included/Excluded

Tour's Location

Tirupathi - Tirumala - Vellore - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Trichy - Rameshwaram - DhanushKodi - Madurai - Meenakshi Temple - Pondicherry

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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