Day 01: Arrive Chennai / Tirupati (160Kms, 4Hrs drive)
Post scheduled arrival in Chennai International Airport, our representative will greet you and introduce you to the chauffer. Depart for Tirupati which is famous for Temple of Lord Venkateshwara. Check into a hotel upon arrival. After freshen up head towards Balaji to pay obeisance to the Lord Balaji.
Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
Day 02: Tirupati / Thiruthani / Kanchipuram.
After breakfast at a hotel drive towards Thiruthani which is famous for Murugan temple. It is a Hindu temple in the hill of Thiruthani (in South India) dedicated to Lord Muruga. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. Later visit the temple for prayers. Continue drive towards Kanchipuram. Check into a hotel upon arrival. After freshen up step out for sightseeing of Kanchipuram. Visit Kailasanthar Temple, Ekambareshwarar Temple, the Vardarajanperumal Temple and Sakiswarar Temple as well as Crocodile Farm. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast in the hotel and drive towards Chidambaram – which is a major pilgrimage site for Shaivites as well as Vaishnavites. One of the holiest and most ancient temples of Hinduism, the Chidambaram temple, is located here.
Chidambaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and his form of the Cosmic Dancer – Nataraja. Later drive towards Swamimalai which is known for Swamimalai Murugan Temple. It is a Hindu temple located in the township of Swamimalai. Drive towards Tanjore for overnight stay.
Day 04 : Tanjore / Palani (178Kms,4Hrs drive)
Post breakfast step out for sightseeing tour of Tanjore. It was the capital of the ancient rulers – Cholas. Tanjore is popular for temples and paintings. Visit famous Brihadeeswarar temple housing a huge Shiva lingam and a stone sculpture of Nandi bull. Later drive towards Palani. It is the location of the renowned temple of God Kartikeya, visited by more than 7 million devotees each year. Palani is home to one of the most sacred shrines of God Subrahmanyan (as worshipped in the Hindu cult of Koumaram). Check into a hotel upon arrival in afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Palani/Tiruchendur (230Kms, 5Hrs drive)
After breakfast in a hotel drive towards Tiruchendur. It is famous for Murugan Temple on the beach. Tiruchendur temple is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal. The location of this temple draws a stream of devotees perennially. The temple overlooking the sea is really impressive. It has been venerated by Tamil Sangam Period work Tirumurugatruppadai and by 83 Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar. The other abodes are situated on top of hills; this one is located on the seashore in the southern part of the state. It is situated on Kanyamumari – Tuticorin – Rameswaram bus route. It is one of the most visited shrines in Tamil Nadu.
Check into a hotel upon arrival and stay there overnight.
Day 06: Tiruchendur / Madurai – Visit Temples at Pazhamudhircholai & Thiru paramkundram
Post breakfast in a hotel drive towards Madurai. Check into a hotel upon arrival. After freshen up explore this 2,600-years-old temple town. Visit famous Meenakshi Temple, Mariamman Teppakulam (Great Tank) and the Palace of Tirumalai Nayak. Later visit Pazhamuthircholai. It is located at a distance of about 20 km from Madurai. The temple of Muruga is flanked by Valli and Teyvayanai and is located amidst quiet and beautiful landscape.
Noopura Ganga is at the top of a hill. It is a perennial waterfall with a temple dedicated to Raakkayi Amman. Azhagar Kovil, the temple of Sri Narayana, is close to Pazhamuthircholai. Tirupparamkundran is at a distance of eight kilometres from Madurai in South India. This holy place is associated with the divine marriage of Muruga with Tevayanai. Tiru Jana Sambhandarand Sundaramurti Swamigal – two of the Saiva Samaya quartets visited Tiruparamkundram. Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
Day 07: Madurai / Pondicherry (315Kms, 6Hrs drive)
Post breakfast at a hotel drive towards Pondicherry. Check into a hotel upon arrival. After freshen up step out for sightseeing tour of Pondicherry. Visit famous Aurobindo Ashram located 10 km north of Pondicherry. The ashram promotes Aurobindo’s ideas in bringing about synthesis of Yoga and Modern Science to understand spirituality amidst physical world. Also visit Auroville – a unique experiment in international living – an environment where men and women from different nationalities stay under one roof in complete harmony. Spend rest of the day in leisure activities and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Pondicherry / Chennai (135Kms, 3.5Hrs drive)
Post breakfast in a hotel drive towards Chennai. Visit Fort St. George, St. Thomas Mount and Kapaleeswar Temple. Depart for Chennai airport to board a flight for respective destination. This concludes Lord Murugan Arupadai Temples Tour.