Temple Tour Tamil Nadu
Kanchipuram is a famous Temple city & considerd one of the 7th Holiest city to the Hindus of India. This city is also known as a city of 1000 templs. Kanchipuram is famous for world renowned Kanchupuram Silk Sarees. Mahabalipuram is famous for its beach resorts & one of the most popular gateway from Chennai. Pondicherry is form of French coloney & famous for Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This is a popular beach gateway. Rameshwaram is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga or abode of Lord Shiva. Madurai city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Kanyakumari district, which lies in the southern most tip of Peninsular India, is famous for its majestic hills, virgin beaches, pristine rivers and meandering rivulets. Trichy - short name of Trichirapalli Visiting famous for Ranganath temple and Jambukeshwar Temple at Srirangam and Rock fort.
Daywise Itinerary for Religious Tour Tamil Nadu.
Day One : Arrive in Chennai , Visit Parthasarthy Temple,Kapaleeshwarar temple .
Day 2 : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Kanchipuram at Distance - 62 kms. Have darshan at Chitragupta Temple and Ekambeshwara Temple. Evening have darshan at Kailasanatha Temple. Overnight at Kancheepuram.
Day 3 : Kanchipuram - Thiruvanamalai - Chidambaram - From Kancheepuram travel to Thiruvanamalai (122 kms - 2.5 hours). Visit Arunachaleshwar temple. Proceed to Chidambaram (170 kms - 4 hours). Chidambaram is one of the foremost Saivite shrines; Have darshan at Sivakami Amman Temple .
Day 4 - Chidambaram - Karikal - Thiruvarur - Kumbakonam / Swamimalai - Early Darshan at Nataraja Temple and Proceed to Karikal (60 kms) visit the Sani temple and from here leave for Kumbakonam (100 kms). Enroute visit Sri Tyagaraja temple at Thiruvarur (Annual chariot festival held here in the month of April).
Day 5 - Kumbakonam / Swamimalai - This is the heart of Navagraha temples. There are at least 50 temples that can be visited in the area. Darasuram temple is also know and most visited. Option of two day extension to visit all the navagraha temple.
Day 6 - Kumbakonam / Swamimalai - Thanjavur - Trichy - Pudukottai Kumbakonam / Swamimalai to Thanjavur (40 kms). Thanjavur is home to the famous Brihadeeswara Temple, one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From Thanjavur to Trichy (55 kms). Trichy is a city home to Rockford Temple, Jambukaeshwar Temple. Evening Settle at Pudukottai (65 kms).
Day 7 - Puddukkottai - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Puddukkottai to Rameshwaram is about 160 kms. Visit the Jyotirlinga Shiva temple here and Proceed to Madurai (160 kms). Stay overnight at Madurai.
Day 8 - Madurai - Thirunelveli - Early visit to Meenakshi temple at Madurai. From Madurai travel to Kanyakumari. Enroute (150 kms from Madurai), visit Tirunelveli temple. Overnight at Courtallam (known for waterfalls) or Turicorin (Port / Beach). Option of one day extension and visit temples -Tiruchendur - Subramaniya Swamy Temple.
Day 9 - Tirunelveli - Kanyakumari - Early Departure from Turicorin or Courtallam to Kanyakumari (150 kms). During the day Visit Vivekananda Memorial and The Kumari Amman or the Kanyakumari Temple. This is the site where Swami Vivekananda meditated. Guests may also visit Suchindram Temple (13 kms). Make sure you are by the sea for the evening sunset and next day Sunrise.
Day 10 : Take train or flight (Trivandrum - 100 kms) for onward Journey .