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Temple Tour of South India
5 Nights / 6 Days

South India Pilgrimage Tour

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Trichy - Madurai

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6 Days South India Pilgrimage Tour From Chennai

Connect with spirituality by embarking on this 6 days South India Religious Tour. With this trip, you will visit temples, seek blessings, and learn about ancient temples' legends and mythological touches. On this South India temple tour, prominent places include Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Trichy, and Madurai. During this tour, you will get an opportunity to explore Kanchipuram, famed as the city of a thousand temples. These ancient temples dotted around the landscapes of Kanchipuram greatly reflect the glorious traditions of South India with its noted temples.

Moreover, you will also visit Mahabalipuram to visit its famous Shore Temple. Enjoy visiting Pondicherry for its beautiful Aurobindo Ashram in the last leg of the journey. Another highlight of this tour includes a visit to the majestic Meenakshi Temple. This tour also includes meals, transfers, sightseeing, and stays to give you a hassle-free travel experience.

Note: This is a sample South India pilgrimage tour itinerary to give you an idea of what you might see during your trip. Feel free to contact us to bring any changes per your travel requirements.

Trip Highlights
  • Full-day temple tour in Kanchipuram 
  • Excursion to the famous Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
  • Half-day trip to Tiruvannamallai 
  • Visit the Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry
  • Sightseeing tour to the prime tourist attractions of Trichy 
  • Visit the prime tourist attractions in Madurai
Itinerary of 6 Days South India Pilgrimage Tour
Day 1: Chennai

Upon arriving at the Chennai railway station/airport, meet our Indian Holiday representative, who will escort you to one of our listed hotels. Check in at the hotel to relax in the cozy comforts of its room. In the evening, you may take a leisurely walk to explore the beautiful city of Chennai. Later return to the hotel for a lavish dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

In the morning, after breakfast, start driving towards Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples. On reaching Kanchipuram, visit the significant temples of Kanchipuram, including Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, and Devarajaswami Temple, etc.

In the afternoon, also visit the market to buy some world-famous silk sarees. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive straight to reach Mahabalipuram. On going to Mahabalipuram, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After straightening your back, move out to visit the famous Shore Temple. The temple is unique as lord Shiva and Vishnu are housed in the same sanctum sanctorum. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3:Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry (approx. 288 km/ 5 hr)

After enjoying a lavish breakfast the following day, drive straight to Pondicherry en route to visit Tiruvannamalai. It is an important pilgrim center dedicated to Lord Shiva and is visited by a large number of devotees all around the world. After the visit, resume your drive to Pondicherry. On the way, stop at a local lunch restaurant and continue driving to Pondicherry. After reaching Pondicherry, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Have dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Pondicherry – Trichy (approx. 208 km / 4 hr)

After breakfast, embark on a visit to Aurobindo Ashram, located 10 km from Pondicherry. After the visit, drive towards Trichy. On the way, visit the famous Nataraja temple situated in Chidambaram. The roof of the temple is plated with gold. Upon reaching Trichy, check in at one of our listed hotels. After resting and relaxing, set off for a sightseeing tour of Trichy - the prime tourist attractions include Jambukeshwar Temple, Srirangam Temple, and Rock Fort Temple. In the evening, return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Trichy - Madurai (approx. 132 km/ 2 hr)

Post breakfast, get transferred to Madurai. Get accommodated in Madurai at one of our listed hotels on reaching Madurai. After resting in your hotel room, visit the beautiful Meenakshi temple. The prime attractions in Madurai include King Tirumala's Palace, Gandhi Museum, and Great Tank. In the evening, return to the hotel for a lavish dinner and overnight stay

Day 6: Madurai Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Madurai railway station/airport to board a train/flight for your onward destination

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FAQs South India Religious Tour

Q: What are the places included in the South India Religious Tour?

Ans: The South India Religious Tour includes Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Trichy, and Madurai.

Q:Which are some of the best South India Religious Tours?
Q: Which are the must-visit temples of Chennai?

Ans: The must-visit temples of Chennai are Meenakshi Amman Temple, Rockfort Temple, Shore Temple, and Jambukeshwar Temple. However, you can book a South India Religious Tour from Indian Holiday for stress-free transfers; all these temples are covered in the package.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Chennai?

Ans: The best time to visit Chennai is from November to February, in winter when the atmosphere is quite cool, even during the daytime, and is a relief from the scorching heat.

Q: How Much Does the South India Temple Tour Cost?

Ans: South India Temple Tour costs vary depending on several factors, including duration, accommodations, transportation, meals, and any special preferences. Please complete the inquiry form and describe your requirements to receive a quote for South India pilgrimage tours.

Q: How to Plan a South India Pilgrimage Tour?

Ans: Plan your trip using our South India pilgrimage tour itinerary. If you aren't satisfied with South India temple tour packages, please contact one of our travel experts for assistance.

Q: What are the Two Famous Temples of South India?

Ans: There are two most famous temples in South India: Meenakshi Temple (Madurai) and Ramanathaswamy Temple (Rameshwaram). Additionally, there are famous temples such as Brihadeshwara Temple (Thanjavur), Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (Srirangam), and Virupaksha Temple (Hampi).

Q: Which is the Oldest Temple in South India?

Ans: The Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple is one of the oldest temples in South India, with inscriptions dating back to around 100 BCE.