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Most accommodation is near the temple or the bus stand (500m southeast of the temple). The train station is 1km further southeast.


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$530 Cultural & Theme Tours

South India Devotional Tour Package

ItineraryDay 1: Trivandrum - KovalamStop At: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaShree Ananthapadmanabhaswami Temple is also one of the Diyadesam temple of Shree Vishnu. The deity of the temple is in sleeping posture i.e Yoga nitra Or ananta. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaChitra art gallery is filled with the rear paintings and art of artist like Ravi Varma. The paintings and the mural of all over India are displayed here Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaBeing the Palace the Royal families collections are displayed there. and also it displays many galleries Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, KeralaA Sandy beach with panoramic view of waving sea water in blue color . The reddish sky in the evening can rejuvenate your mind Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Sagara beach resort Or Similar - A 3 Star Resort Day 2: Kovalam - KanyakumariStop At: Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduIt is a memorial built for Swami Vivekananda, 15 minutes boating will be there to reach this place. Vivekananda rock memorial has two sections one is ‘Shripada Mandapam’ and the other one is ‘Vivekananda Mandapam’. Each sections consist of subsections out of which the meditation hall or Dhyana Mandapam in Vivekananda Mandapam is very spiritualDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduThis is the statue of Saint Thiruvallauvar a Tamil poet. boating service are available to reach this place is from Vivekananda rock memorial only. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bhagavathy Amman Temple, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduThe Name Kanyakumari is drives from Kanyakumari - meaning Virgin. Goddess Bhagavati ( Incarnation of Parvati) is about to got married to lord Shiva, failure of which she remind virgin for ever, Due to this this places is called as Kanyakumari and the Bhagavati amman is called as Kanyakumari Amman. 1000 yeas old temple worth to visit. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduKanyakumari beach is the place from one can see the Sunrise, It is very near to the Trivenisangam. in the early morning visit to see the panoramic view of Sunrise. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kanyakumari Wax Museum, Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari District, Tamil NaduWax Museum is located 1 kms from Kanyakumari local. the wax Sautes of great leaders are percent here also 3D paining are there for view. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel The Seashore Or Similar - 3 Star HotelDay 3: Kanyakumari - RameshwaramPass By: Pamban bridge, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduSee pamban bridge on the way to Rameshwaram, Pamban bridge the a fordable train bridge, constructed in British periodStop At: Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduAfter check in at hotel proceed to Dhanushkodi beach, a very good beach with some destructed places, as the place is now announced as non suitable for human living, by the governemt only tourist visit this place. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast provided in the HotelAccommodation included: Hotel Ashoka Or Similar - 3 StarDay 4: Rameshwaram - MadruaiStop At: Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil NaduOne of the jyothirlinga temple in India, Inside the temple there are 22 theerthas to take holy bath, but before proceeding to Ramanathaswamy temple just take a dip in AgnithirthamDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduAfter drashan in Rameshwaram Temple, Proceed to Madurai, Upon arrival check in to the hotel and Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple and see the 1000 piller hall. Get the blessings of goddess MeenakshiDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduThe Palace of Thirumalainayakar, A light and sound show about The history of Madurai. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotel Accommodation included: Hotel Astoria by Sparsa Or Similar - 3 Star Hotel Day 5: Madruai - TrichyStop At: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil NaduThis is one of the Vishnu temple in 108 Divya desam temples. Visit Shree Ranganathaswamy Temple and get the blessings. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jambukeswarar Temple, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil NaduVisit Jambhkeshwar temple, which is also called as Thiruvanaikaval temple. After darshan proceed to Hotel and leisure for the dayDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotelAccommodation included: Hotel Femina Or Similar - 3 Star Hotel Day 6: Trichy - Thanjavur - Kumbakonam Stop At: Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduBrihadeeshwara Temple is called as Periya Kovil, Thsis is one of the larges temple in India. Brihadeshwara temple is the fine art of Dravidian architecture. It was built in 1010 AD. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, Thanjavur, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduThanjavur Palace and Gallery consist of Paintings, Statue, History of Dravidian cultureDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamil NaduAfter thunjavur Sightseeing proceed to Kumbakonam, Upon arrival check in to the hotel. After check in Proceed to Visit Adi Kumbeshwarar temple - This is the Shiva Temple near the River cauvery bank Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotelsAccommodation included: Hotel Rayas Grand Or Similar - 3 star HotelDay 7: Kumbakonam - Chidambaram - Pondicherrry Stop At: Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil NaduIn the morning Check out hotel and proceed to Chidambaram. Upon arrival visit Chidambaram Nataraja Temple - is also known as Thillai Natarajar Temple the deity in this temple is Shiva in the posture of Rudrathandaam ( Dancing) Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Paradise Beach, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryUpon arrival check in to the hotel and Visit the Pondicherry and see the panoramic view of Sunset from the beach. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotelAccommodation included: Hotel Shenbagam Or Similar - 4 Star HotelDay 8: Pondicherry - MahablipuramStop At: Pondicherry Museum, Pondicherry, Union Territory of PondicherryAfter the breakfast Visit to the see Pondicherry museum - It consist the collections of fine lost wax bronzes, bronze sculptures etc of Chola empire. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil NaduCheck out hotel and proceed to Mahabalipuram, Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Visit Stone Sculptures, Pnchrath, The monuments in Mahabalipuram. In the evening Visit Mahabalipuram Beach and enjoy the sea foodsDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotels Accommodation included: Hotel Seabrezz Or Similar 3 star hotelDay 9: Mahabalipuram - TirupatiStop At: Tirumala Temple, Tirupati, Chittoor District, Andhra PradeshCheck out hotel and proceed to Tirupati, Upon arrival check in to the hotel and Visit Tirumala for Shree Balaji Darshan. After that Visit Almelumnga temple. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast in respective hotels Accommodation included: Hotel Pai Viceroy Or Similar 3 Star Hotel Day 10: Tirpupati - Chennai Airport Drop Stop At: Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil NaduCheck out hotel and proceed to Chennai Airport for DropDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest & Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil NaduIf you wish you can take boat ride for an hour oprated by TTDC to explore the mangrove  water ways and watch over 177 species of birds and different habitat types such as channels, creeks, gullies, mud flats and sand flats and adjacent sea shore offers ideal habitat for difference species of birds.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Tamil NaduVisit to famous Nataraja Temple this great temple complex (covering an area of 40 acres) is one of Tamil Nadu's Dravidian architectural highlights visit 4 gopurams, the north and the south ones towering 49 metres high. Two of the gopurams are covered with the 108 classical postures of Nataraja - Shiva in his role as the cosmic dancer. Other notable features of the temple are the 1000 pillar hall, the Nritta Sabha court looks like a gigantic chariot.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil NaduSame as Chidambaram Natarajar TemplePass By: Pitchavaram Backwater, Chidambaram, Cuddalore District, Tamil NaduSame as Pichavaram Mangrove ForestPass By: Pichavaram, Cuddalore, Cuddalore District, Tamil NaduSame as Pichavaram mangrove forest

$90 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from Pondicherry

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to the village of Pichavaram that is situated at a distance of 40 miles from Pondicherry.Upon reaching Pichavaram, you will be taken for a boat ride on the waters of the  mangrove forest that join the Bay of Bengal. There are around 20 different varieties of trees in the mangrove forest. The forest is spread over a diverse range of habitats - channels, creeks, gullies, mud flats and sand flats - and is home to over 200 species of birds. Among the birds seen here are Snipes, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Herons, Spoonbills and Pelicans. Many varieties of seaweed, fish, prawns, crabs, oysters, turtles, and otters can also to be seen here.After the tour of the mangrove forest, drive over to the town of Chidambaram, an half an hour’s drive away. Once in Chidambaram, visit the ancient 10th century Nataraja Temple, one of the few temples in India where God Shiva is worshipped in his dancing form called Nataraja. The huge temple complex is spread over 50 acres and has shrines dedicated to a few more Gods as well, among them are Devi, Vishnu, Surya, Ganesha and Nandi.Next enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.After lunch you will be driven back to Pondicherry and dropped off at your hotel.

$121 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from Pondicherry with lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and driven to the village of Pichavaram that is situated at a distance of 40 miles from Pondicherry.Upon reaching Pichavaram, you will be taken for a boat ride on the waters of the  mangrove forest that join the Bay of Bengal. There are around 20 different varieties of trees in the mangrove forest. The forest is spread over a diverse range of habitats - channels, creeks, gullies, mud flats and sand flats - and is home to over 200 species of birds. Among the birds seen here are Snipes, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Herons, Spoonbills and Pelicans. Many varieties of seaweed, fish, prawns, crabs, oysters, turtles, and otters can also to be seen here.After the tour of the mangrove forest, drive over to the town of Chidambaram, an half an hour’s drive away. Once in Chidambaram, visit the ancient 10th century Nataraja Temple, one of the few temples in India where God Shiva is worshipped in his dancing form called Nataraja. The huge temple complex is spread over 50 acres and has shrines dedicated to a few more Gods as well, among them are Devi, Vishnu, Surya, Ganesha and Nandi.Next enjoy lunch (beverage excluded) at a local restaurant.After lunch you will be driven back to Pondicherry and dropped off at your hotel