Temples of Tamilnadu

The land of majestic temples with gorgeous gopurams, intricate rock-cut architecture, exquisite carvings and rich historical background, Tamilnadu attracts millions of travelers all around the world. This blessed land of Dravidians has been ruled by several dynasties namely the Cholas, the Pandyas, the Pallavas and so on. They all left their mark in the form of huge temples which still pose its glory, even after centuries.

The rock-cut temples of Mahabalipuram, the “Big Temple” of Tanjore, the Madurai Meenakshi Temple at Madurai and the Airavateeswarar Temple at Kumbakonam are some of the finest pieces of architecture you would ever come across. These structures literally put the modern architects to shame. Even with the latest technologies, to copy the magnificence of these ancient temples is a daunting task, perhaps impossible.

Must do things in Temples of Tamilnadu

Visit the UNESCO recognized temples of Tamilnadu

Explore and enjoy the grandeur of the Dravidian architectural marvels at Tamilnadu.

Visit the Ramana Mahirshi Ashram

Spend some peaceful time meditating at the Ashram near the Arunachala Hill.

Experience the rich culture of Tamilnadu at Madurai

Take an early morning tour along the Madurai city and watch the morning rituals of Tamilnadu people.

Visit the local Bronze factory at Kumbakonam

Witness how the famous Kumbakonam Bronze Statues come to life.

How Our Guests Explored Temples of Tamilnadu

How you could tour Temples of Tamilnadu

Following itinerary is based on our past experience and what our past guests prefereance. However, our experts can help you further by helping chalk-out a tailor-made tour plan.

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01

Arrival at Chennai — On arrival at Chennai International Airport you’ll be met and assisted by our Indian Panorama Tour executive followed by a transfer to your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Chennai.

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02

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram — Morning - Post breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO Heritage Site. The cave temples of Mahabalipuram are the prime attraction. Later drive to Kanchipuram, so called the “Land of Thousand Temples”. Visit the Kamakshi Temple, Kailasanatha Temple and the Ekambareeswarar Temple. Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Kanchipuram.

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03

Kanchipuram - Tiruvannamalai — Morning - Post breakfast witness the silk-weaving process at Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram Silks are famous around the world. Later drive to Tiruvannamalai. Visit the Ramana Mahirshi Ashram and the Tiruvannamalai Temple, one among the Pancha Bhootha [five cosmic elements] Temples in India. Later check into your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Tiruvannamalai.

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04

Tiruvannamalai to Kumbakonam via Gangaikonda Cholapuram — Morning - Post breakfast drive to Kumbakonam. On the way visit the UNESCO Recognised temple, Gangaikondacholapuram. It is an exact miniature of the “Big Temple” at Tanjore.

On reaching Kumbakonam, visit yet another UNESCO Heritage monument, the Airavateeswarar Temple. The intricate, in- detail carvings of this temple is a delight for travelers. Overnight at Kumbakonam.

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05

Kumbakonam - Trichy via Tanjore — Morning - Post breakfast drive to Tanjore [45 kms] to visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple or better known as the “Big Temple”. Built by the mighty Cholans of Tamilnadu, it is one of the most celebrated architectural wonders in the Indian subcontinent. Afternoon: Visit the Tanjore Maratha Palace and Art Gallery. Later drive to Trichy. Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at Trichy.

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06

Trichy sightseeing — Morning - Post breakfast, your Trichy sightseeing starts. Visit the famous Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam, one of the 108 Divya Desams [Holy cities] of Lord Vishnu. It boasts of the tallest temple tower in Asia. Next up visit the Jumbukeeswarar Temple, one among the Pancha Bhootha [five elements of life] Shiva Temples in India. Evening: Visit the Rock Fort Temple built atop a rock which dates to billions of years ago, and is even older than the mighty Himalayas of the North. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at Trichy.

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07

Trichy to Madurai — Morning - Post breakfast, drive to Madurai. Check into your hotel, refresh and relax. Visit the Madurai Meenakshi Temple, the face of Tamilnadu Tourism. Stroll around and enjoy the brilliant architecture of the temple. Overnight stay at Madurai.

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08

Madurai sightseeing — Early Morning - Indulge yourselves in our exclusive “Vanakkam Madurai” city tour. Tour along with our Madurai city expert who will walk you through the city routes where you get exposed to some unseen sights of India. Finish the city tour with a traditional Tamilnadu breakfast. Later visit the Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, a beautiful 17th century palace. Evening you are free to explore Madurai city. Overnight stay at Madurai.

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09

Madurai Departure — Today as per your departure flight schedule, you will be transferred to Madurai International Airport to catch your flight back home. Tour Ends!

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