Arupadai veedu - Temples (9 Days & 8 Nights)

Out of the several temples dedicated for Lord Muruga, six of them are identified to be most auspicious and worshipped by thousands of devotees. They are called as Arupadai Veedu, that is, the six abodes of Lord Muruga. Though Tamilnadu is famous for the temples dotted across the state, the Six Murugan Temples deserve a special mention for their legacy, architecture and the devotion of the worshippers to Lord Muruga. The temples are located at Palani, Thiruparankunram, Pazhamudhir Solai, Swamimalai, Tiruchendur and Tiruthani. The temples are flocked by the devotees all through the year.Besides the Six abodes of Lord Muruga, this package has also included few tourist destinations which have been the pride of Tamil Nadu

Trichy > Rameshwaram > Thiruchendur > Kanyakumari > Madurai > Palani > Swamimalai > Kumbakonam > Chidambaram > Chennai > Thiruthani > Thiruvannamalai

Arrival at Trichy - Rameshwaram

Day 1 : Arrival at Trichy - Rameshwaram - Reach Trichy to begin the Arupadai Veedu tour and get introduced to the driver who will accompany you on the drive. Begin the journey to Rameshwaram and check in at the hotel on arrival. Later visit Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the 12 Jyothirlinga temples of Lord Shiva.Enjoy taking holy dips in 22 temple tanks (known as tirthas) located within the temple complex. Pray at various shrines at the temple and feel relaxed in the divine environment. Get back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 2 : Rameshwaram - Thiruchendur - Kanyakumari - Start the trip towards Thiruchendur that accommodates one of the six holy abodes (popularly called Arupadai Veedu temple) of Lord Murugan. Visit the Thiruchendur Murugan Temple where Lord Subramanya is worshipped as the main deity. Later proceed towards Kanyakumari and check in at the hotel on arrival. Later visit to Kumari Amman Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati, Vivekanatha Rock Memorial and evening witness the Sunset later return to the hotel for night stay.

Day 3 : Kanyakumari – Madurai - Drive towards Madurai and check in at the hotel on arrival. Later visit Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, the second of the Arupadai Veedu tour destinations. Carved in rock,the temple has spellbinding beauty and blend of architectural features. Next visit Pazhamudhircholai Temple, the third of the holy abodes. Admire the beauty of the surrounding hills and dense forests. Join the evening prayers at Meenakshi Amman Temple, another majestic temple in Madurai and retire to the hotel.

Day 4 : Madurai - Palani - Trichy - Next day of Arupadai Veedu tour, Leave Madurai and start the drive to Trichy. On that way you can visit the Arupadai Veedu temple called Palani Murugan Temple dedicated to Dandayudhapani Swami. Located on a hill, the temple has serene and spiritual environment. Start the drive to Trichy and visit the popular temples before getting to the hotel for night stay.

Trichy – Tanjore - Swamimalai - Kumbakonam

Day 5 : Trichy – Tanjore - Swamimalai - Kumbakonam - After breakfast visit Kumbakonam, a temple town, 10 kms away. It has many temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, located in and around the city. Apart from this, one can always meet Astrologers in this city to experience parrot astrology, palmistry, etc, if interested.

Day 6 : Kumbakonam – Chidambaram - Chennai - Start the journey towards Chidambaram and visit the Nadarajar Temple. Carry on with the drive to Chennai and check in at the hotel on arrival.

Day 6 : Kumbakonam – Chidambaram - Chennai - Drive to Thiruthani and visit the last of the six holy abodes, called Thiruthani Murugan Temple. It takes 365 steps to reach the temple located on a hill. Visit the grand Arunachaleshwar temple at Tiruvanamalai. Stay overnight in the hotel at Thiruvannamalai.

Day 7 : Chennai – Thiruthani – Thiruvannamalai - Drive to Thiruthani and visit the last of the six holy abodes, called Thiruthani Murugan Temple. It takes 365 steps to reach the temple located on a hill. Visit the grand Arunachaleshwar temple at Tiruvanamalai. Stay overnight in the hotel at Thiruvannamalai.

Thiruvannamalai – Trichy

Day 8 : Thiruvannamalai – Trichy - Drive back to Trichy and transfer to the hotel. Visit the popular temples like Rock fort Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Viralimalai Murugan Temple. Enjoy shopping for clothes and traditional jewelry before returning to the hotel.

Day 9 : Trichy departure - Transfer to the airport as per the departure schedule.