Private Cultural Tour Trip to Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai and Mahabalipuram

Cultural & Theme Tours, Chennai to Chennai

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Enjoy a private cultural tour to Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai and Mahabalipuram which showcases authentic South Indian culture, architecture, religion and spiritual experiences. Join our 05 Days Private Cultural Tour: Trip to Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai and Mahabalipuram on a comfortable air-conditioned transport along with english speaking guide as you make your way to two of historical places. Kanchipuram, 'The City of Thousand Temples’. Travel with your knowledgeable guide to some of the most iconic temples, including Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Kailasanathar Temple. Tiruvannamalai, head off to the famous Arunachaleshwara temple. Private cultural tour of Mahabalipuram visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mahabalipuram to explore its rock-cut cave temples and structures. See local artisans at work and gain insight into customs and traditions before wandering the halls of its small but impressive museum.
Day 01: Arrive Chennai to KanchipuramWelcomed by our Representative at Chennai airport and drive to Kanchipuram. Easily accessible from Chennai. Kanchipuram was once famous for its thousand temples. Today only about a 100 temples remain and are worth a visit. Apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. Woven from pure mulberry silk, the sarees woven in dazzling colours are embellished with fine gold thread (zari) and are available in a wide variety. You will visit few temples in Kanchipuram, including the Ekambareshwarar Temple, in which a legendary 3,500 year-old mango tree still bears fruit of four different flavors on its four major branches, representing the four Vedas. Kailasanathar temple visit would be the highlight of the day, which is one of the oldest remaining structural stone temple in Tamil Nadu and has 58 small shrines dedicated to various forms of Shiva. Day 02: TiruvannamalaiTravel to Tiruvannamalai which is known for eternal peace and divine. The city is proud to possess the sacred shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and many ashrams. It is a place of pilgrimage. Walking in the city, you meet a lot of sadhus and pilgrims from every corner of the country. Tiruvannamalai an important pilgrimage center that has an old temple of Lord Shiva .Tiruvannamalai is one of the Panchabhoota Stalams signifying the 5 elements of wind (Kalahasti), water (Tiruvanaikka), fire (Tiruvannamalai), earth (Kanchipuram) and space (Chidambaram). Evening visit Arunachaleshwara Temple Home to the largest Shiva temple in India dedicated to Lord Arunachaleshwara, the spectacular gopuram (tower) is 66m high and dates from 750 AD. Day 03: TiruvannamalaiToday you can visit Temple for morning prayer or you can experience the holiest feel by participating on Yoga Sessions. Enjoy the spiritual expereince by walking around the temple complex where you can witness the people offering prayers, doing meditations, and cultural influences.Day 04: MahabalipuramVisit Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is one of the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture and a jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu. In a land that is liberally strewn with some of the best in temple art, Mamallapuram holds its own and stands as a silent yet eloquent witness to the glory of its creators. Mamallapuram's wonders in rock leave visitors enthralled, conveying as they do, an impression of beauty and harmony. Enjoy the sightseeing tour of the famous World Heritage Monuments of Mamallapuram: the Shore Temple, built in the 7th century - the Arjuna’s Penance, a Bass Relief - the Five Rathas, which symbolizes equality of men and women and many cave temples.Day 05: Chennai AirportAfter breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Chennai airport for your onward flight.

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
  • Local guide at Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Chennai to Kanchipuram Welcomed by our Representative at Chennai airport and drive to Kanchipuram. Easily accessible from Chennai. Kanchipuram was once famous for its thousand temples. Today only about a 100 temples remain and are worth a visit. Apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. Woven from pure mulberry silk, the sarees woven in dazzling colours are embellished with fine gold thread (zari) and are available in a wide variety. You will visit few temples in Kanchipuram, including the Ekambareshwarar Temple, in which a legendary 3,500 year-old mango tree still bears fruit of four different flavors on its four major branches, representing the four Vedas. Kailasanathar temple visit would be the highlight of the day, which is one of the oldest remaining structural stone temple in Tamil Nadu and has 58 small shrines dedicated to various forms of Shiva.
Day 02: Tiruvannamalai Travel to Tiruvannamalai which is known for eternal peace and divine. The city is proud to possess the sacred shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and many ashrams. It is a place of pilgrimage. Walking in the city, you meet a lot of sadhus and pilgrims from every corner of the country. Tiruvannamalai an important pilgrimage center that has an old temple of Lord Shiva .Tiruvannamalai is one of the Panchabhoota Stalams signifying the 5 elements of wind (Kalahasti), water (Tiruvanaikka), fire (Tiruvannamalai), earth (Kanchipuram) and space (Chidambaram). Evening visit Arunachaleshwara Temple Home to the largest Shiva temple in India dedicated to Lord Arunachaleshwara, the spectacular gopuram (tower) is 66m high and dates from 750 AD.
Day 03: Tiruvannamalai Today you can visit Temple for morning prayer or you can experience the holiest feel by participating on Yoga Sessions. Enjoy the spiritual expereince by walking around the temple complex where you can witness the people offering prayers, doing meditations, and cultural influences.
Day 04: Mahabalipuram Visit Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is one of the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture and a jewel in the crown of Tamil Nadu. In a land that is liberally strewn with some of the best in temple art, Mamallapuram holds its own and stands as a silent yet eloquent witness to the glory of its creators. Mamallapuram's wonders in rock leave visitors enthralled, conveying as they do, an impression of beauty and harmony. Enjoy the sightseeing tour of the famous World Heritage Monuments of Mamallapuram: the Shore Temple, built in the 7th century - the Arjuna’s Penance, a Bass Relief - the Five Rathas, which symbolizes equality of men and women and many cave temples.
Day 05: Chennai Airport After breakfast, checkout your hotel and drive to Chennai airport for your onward flight.
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