India Travel destinations essentially include the South India Temples. Set off on a spiritual tour of these temples. When we talk about tourism in South India, tour of the temples is undoubtedly taken into account. These trips form part of Temple tour of South India.
Prior to entering the temples, make sure you are aware of the norms. For instance, few temples will require you to cover your head before entering; few will want you to wash your legs before entering the temple premises. In fact there are many temples in South India that have small ponds filled with water and separate area where there are series of taps.
Also important is the dress you wear. Although there is no prescribed format but you are required to wear clothes that don’t annoy other devotees.
Few South India temples have entry tickets while few fund their activities from the donations they receive.
Temple tour packages in India will allow you to explore the architectural splendors of these South Indian temples, which were built mainly during the era of Vijaynagar rulers, Cholas, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Nayakas, and Kakatiyas. If you are lucky, you may come across a temple wedding in South India.
Irrespective of whether you are visiting Kerala temples or temples in Tamil Nadu, every temple is unique. Given below are names of the top 5 temples in South India that you can eplore when you travel to South India.
Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala
Lord Vishnu is the deity to whom the temple is dedicated. The temple is located in Kerala’s Trichur District. It is also referred to as “Dwarka of South”, if you are interested in experiencing the pleasures of temple wedding in India, this temple is a must-see. It hosts the maximum number of weddings and related ceremonies.
The Rock Cut Temple in Mahabalipram
The rock cut temple in Mahabalipram speaks volumes about Pallava art and culture. Dating back to more than 2000 years, Lord Vishnu is the deity to whom this South India temple is dedicated. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai
The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai is one of the popular South India temples. It is located in Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu. This architectural splendor is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva.
ISCKON Temple in Bangalore
ISCKON Temple in Bangalore is another pilgrimage site in the southern part of India. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple is the world’s largest ISCKON temple.
Tirupati Tirumala Temple in Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati Tirumala Temple in Andhra Pradesh is another temple in South India that is located Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated on the Tirumala Hills.
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