SOUTH INDIA – 5D/4N Tirupathi, Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Mahabalipuram & Chennai

Departure to Chennai by early morning flight. You will be met on arrival at the airport. From Airport, proceed to Tirupathi. Enroute brief stop at Tiruttani Murugan temple. Check into Hotel. Short rest. In the evening visit the Kalahasti temple.

Overnight in Tirupathi Town.

Morning proceed to Tirumala (hilltop). Proceed to the foreigner’s registration counter. Pay Rs 300.00 along with passport details to be advised. This will offer quicker access to the temple. After prayers, return to Tirupthi town. Visit the Tiruchanoor Padmawathy temple. Afternoon departure to Tiruvanamalai. On arrival check into Hotel. This evening you may visit the Arunachala Temple.

Overnight in Tiruvanamalai.

Early morning you may perform the Girivallam i.e walk around the Arunachala Hills. Should take about 3 hours with visits to the 8 Lingams enroute. You may also visit the famous Ashrams located in this town – Ramana Maharishi’s Ashram, Seshadri Swamigal’s Ashram & Ram Surat Kumar Ashram. Late Afternoon departure to Kancheepuram. Check into Hotel. Visit Kanchi Kamakshi Temple this evening.

Overnight in Kancheepuram.

Morning visit Ekambareeswarar Temple and Varadarajaperumal Temple. Proceed to Mahabalipuram. After visit, proceed to Chennai. Enroute – optional – you may visit Dakshin Chitra – a good introduction to South Indian culture. On arrival in Chennai, check into Hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Chennai.

Morning you may visit one Temple in Chennai: eg Mylapore Kapaleeswarar or Asthalakshmi Temple. Rest of the day is free for shopping.  Night transfer to the airport to board your flight back.

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