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Ancient Temples Tour -The Guardians of Indian Cultural

Destination

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Pondicherry - Chennai

Duration

7 Days

Overview

Home to nearly 33000 ancient Hindu  Temples,Tamil Nadu  is a indian state and located in southern India.  Most of these temples are more than 1000 years old and few of them are more than 2000 years old. These temples give an unique  insight  in culture, the reach of art,  architecture  of that period. In fact the inscription on walls, sculptures  and official records tells a lot about the socio  and economic structure of that period.

Highlights

Itinerary

On arrival our executive will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure . In the evening visit the beach of Mahabalipuram. Dinner and overnight at Mahabalipuram.

Post breakfast visit Sea Shore temple, krishna butter ball, Krishna Mandapam and  Arjuna Penance. Post lunch visit sculptors  Pancha Rathas. In the evening visit Covelong beach. Dinner and overnight at Mahabalipuram. These  are a group of  Monuments of  Mahabalipuram which are designated as Unesco World Heritage Site.

Krishna Butter Ball is a 250 ton boulder with a shape of rock this boulder  is resting on an inclined rock.  In history attempts were  made to move that boulder but did not work.

Arjuna Penance or Descent of the Ganges  is a Rock Relief made on a  rock of size 29 m × 13 m. It was carved out on two monolithic rocks. Here  It is worthy to note  that relief has similarity with  Tapasya of Arjun and as well as Bhagiratha.  This is a perfect example of Symbolic artwork of ancient times.

Post breakfast proceed for Thanjavur by afternoon reach at Thanjavur. Post lunch visit Brihadishwara Temple(Lord Shiva Temple). Dinner and overnight at Thanjavur.

Brihadishwara Temple is also known as Rajeshwara  temple or Rajarajeshwaram. Entire temple is made of granite stone, surprisingly there is no granite stone quarry in 100 kms radius of the temple. Its cap stone weighs around 80 ton, here the question comes how they would have placed that capstone at top of Gupuram when there was no cranes or any other advanced engineering tool. This temple is epitome of DRAVIDIAN ARCHITECTURE and one of  the best monuments of India.

Post breakfast proceed  for Rameshwaram. By afternoon reach at Rameshwaram. On arrival check in rooms. Post lunch visit Agni Theertham followed by a visit to Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple. Dinner and overnight at Rameshwaram.

Agni Theertham is a sea shore where devotees take bath before entering in  Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple , here Arulmigu means shree and Ramanathaswamy means lord of Rama (refers to lord Shiva).

Post breakfast visit Dhanushkodi Beach. Dhanushkodi,  once a bustling town  now wears  a deserted look. After the 1964 cyclone no one permanently resides here. Visit the beautiful beach  of Danuskodi. Post lunch proceeds for Madurai. On arrival check in rooms. In the evening visit Meenakshi Temple. Dinner and overnight at Madurai.

For the last 2500 years Meenakshi temple has been open for its devotees, Sprawling in an area of 14 acres It is the largest temple complex in Tamilnadu. In this temple every pillar have life size sculptors and ceiling and walls are decorated  with murals.

Post breakfast proceeds for Puducherry. Post lunch visit Auroville, A universal city where more than 2500 people from different countries reside. Their way of life is an inspiration for many others.. In the evening visit Promenade Beach.Dinner and overnight at Puducherry.

Post breakfast visit 500 years  old Manakula Vinayagar(lord Ganesha) temple.

Accommodation Preferred Partners

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Destination
Resort name
1
Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Resort
2
Thanjavur
Hotel Sangam
3
Rameshwaram
Star Palace
4
Madurai
Hotel Royal Court
5
Puducherry
The Residency Towers

What is Included

What is Excluded

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How to Reach

This tour starts from Chennai Airport  and ends at Chennai  Airport. For customization please contact  us

Best Time To Avail This Package

As this itinerary covers temples so any time of year is a good time still from October to March is always the best time to opt for this itinerary as during these months temperature remains good.

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