Hill of Enlightenment: A Day Trip from Trichy to Tiruvannamalai
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Product Code : AGORA478
Embark on a spiritual journey to Tiruvannamalai, a sacred town at the foot of Mount Arunachala. Explore the ancient temples and ashrams, including the grand Arunachaleswarar Temple and the Sri Ramana Ashram. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside and witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Hill of Enlightenment. Experience the tranquility of the holy town and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of South India.
7:30 AM - Your journey begins with a prompt pick-up from your hotel in Trichy. Embark on a picturesque drive towards the sacred town of Tiruvannamalai.
9:30 AM - Arrive in Tiruvannamalai, renowned for the historic Annamalaiyar Temple, a significant pilgrimage site for Shiva devotees. Marvel at the temple's ancient architecture, towering gopurams, and immerse yourself in the spiritual rituals that transpire within. Your knowledgeable guide will share the temple's rich history, mythology, and cultural importance.
11:00 AM - Visit the tranquil Ramana Maharshi Ashram, nestled at the foothills of Annamalai Hill. This ashram is dedicated to the revered sage, Ramana Maharshi, renowned for his spiritual teachings. Explore the serene surroundings, delve into the life and wisdom of Ramana Maharshi, and bask in the peaceful ambiance of the ashram.
12:00 PM - Relish a delectable South Indian lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the authentic flavors of the region.
1:00 PM - Pay homage to the sacred Arunachala Hill, believed to be an embodiment of Lord Shiva. Experience the spiritual energy of the hill by partaking in the Girivalam, a circumambulation ritual followed by devotees. Opt for a leisurely walk or a scenic drive around the hill, immersing yourself in the tranquil environment.
3:00 PM - Explore the Skandashramam, a cave on Arunachala Hill where Ramana Maharshi spent years in profound meditation. The cave exudes a serene and spiritual atmosphere, offering a space for reflection and meditation. Discover the tranquility and solace that has drawn seekers from around the world for generations.
4:00 PM - Take some time to peruse the vibrant local markets and shops in Tiruvannamalai, where you'll find a diverse array of handicrafts, traditional textiles, and unique local products.
5:00 PM - Bid farewell to Tiruvannamalai as you commence your return journey to Trichy, cherishing the spiritual experiences of the day.
7:00 PM - Your day concludes as you arrive back in Trichy, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.