On your arrival at Trichy Airport / Railway Station, one of our representatives from South Tourism will receive and assist for your onward journey to Chennai. Reach, Chennai, the Gateway of South India. Check into the hotel and later in the evening, you can visit Kapaleeswarar Temple and Parthasarathy Temple. Overnight Stay at Chennai
Check out from the hotel and start your drive to Tirupati, world’s richest temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, named here as Lord Venkateswara, blessing His devotees in standing posture with a height of more than 9feet. This temple has many specialities to its credit as mega kitchen feeding more than one lakh devotees every day, popular Prasad Tirupati Laddu with GI Index tag, temple visited by more devotees from all parts of the world, temple celebrating more than 400 festivals round the year and lot more in the list. Visit Tirupati Temple and also His Consort in Alarmel Mangai Thayar Temple at Tiruchanur, the foot hills of Tirupati. Overnight stay in Tirupati.
Post breakfast, start your drive to Tiruvannamalai, one of Pancha Bootha Sthals. En-Route, visit Golden Temple at Vellore, dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. Reach Tiruvannamalai and check into the hotel. After relaxing a while, visit Tiruvannamalai Temple, dedicated to Lord Arunchaleswara. This temple represents Fire, one of the FIVE Cosmic Elements. It is believed the huge hill with the temple at the foot of the hill itself is considered as Lord Shiva. You can witness lakhs of devotees go around the circumambulatory path measuring around 14km around the foothill every full moon day. The Festival of Lights. Karthigai Deepam is the most popular festival here with lights lit up at hill top in huge cauldron, visible from several kilometre radius around. Return to hotel after day long visits. Overnight stay in Tiruvannamalai.
Check out from the hotel and start your drive to Salem. En-Route visit Mathurai Veeran Temple at Valappady, the temple dedicated to folk lore deity Mathurai Veeran. Reach Salem and check into the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Salem.
This day is for visiting popular temples in Salem which can include Kumaragiri Murugan temple, Kottai Mariamman Temple, Kandhashramam. You can also visit the Kurumbapatti Zoological park. Post lunch, start your drive to Namakkal, a popular business centre in Tamil Nadu. Reach Namakkal and check into the hotel. Relax for a while and later in the evening, visit Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple and Anjaneya Temple, the icons of Namakkal, situated adjacent to each other. Overnight stay in Namakkal.
Post breakfast, start your drive to Chidambaram. En-Route, visit prominent temples in Thuraiyur and Tittakudi. Reach Chidambaram and check into the hotel. Later in the evening, visit the magnificent Nataraja Temple, representing the cosmic element Sky. The dancing pose of Lord Nataraja is scientifically correlated with particles movement and Big Bang Theory. Spiritually, the Shiva Tandav is the very reason for every creature exsting in this world. Explore the splendid architecture and intricately designed facade towers of this temple with entrances on all four sides, which is a rare phenomenon in Indian temples. Reach hotel after a soulful experience at Nataraja Temple.Overnight stay in Chidambaram.
Reach Vadalur in one hour’s drive from Chidambaram. Visit Gnostic centre, Sathya Gnana Sabai, Darmasali, holy place of free food offering, Siddhi Vaalagam, the holy room of Vallalar, Karunguzhi, where the lights were once lit with water. Later proceed to Velankanni, a popular Christian spiritual centre, but visited by devotees of all religions. Reach Velankanni, check into the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Velankanni.
Visit Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, one of the most visited Roman Catholic Latin Rite Shrines. The church is India’s one of the biggest Catholic pilgrim centre and is acclaimed as “Lourdes of the East”. This 16th century church, situated very near to sea shore of Bay of Bengal, was built in Gothic Style and later on modified by Portuguese and others. The church witnesses 20 million pilgrims annually and mass services are conducted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and English at different timings. The church has survived the 2004 Tsunami attack despite its proximity to sea. Later, resume your drive to Trichy, check into the hotel. After relaxing a while, visit the most popular Uchi Pillayar temple, a three storeyed temple complex, built on a hillock which is older than Himalayas. Also visit Srirangam Ranganatha swamy temple, world’s largest functioning Temple complex, dedicated to Lord Vishnu in reclining posture. Return to hotel after visiting the shopping zones. Overnight stay in Trichy.
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel. Based on your departure schedule, you will be assisted to board your flight/train by one of our representatives. The special temple tour of Tamil Nadu ends with wonderful memories!