One-Day Sacred Temples Tour: Chennai to Kanchipuram & Vellore
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Product Code : AGORA393
Embark on a one-day pilgrimage to explore the sacred treasures of South India with our "One-Day Sacred Temples Tour: Chennai to Kanchipuram & Vellore." This meticulously curated journey takes you on a spiritual adventure, commencing in Chennai and leading you to Kanchipuram, known as the "City of Thousand Temples." Discover the awe-inspiring Kamakshi Amman Temple, marvel at the ancient Ekambareswarar and Kailasanathar Temples, and explore the architectural wonders of Varadharaja Perumal Temple. After a traditional South Indian lunch, the tour continues to Vellore, where you'll be enchanted by the gilded splendor of the Golden Temple, followed by a visit to the historic Vellore Fort. This day of divinity and history culminates with a serene moment at Jalakandeswarar Temple Tank before returning to Chennai.
6:00 AM: Depart from Chennai, the bustling metropolitan city, for a journey to Kanchipuram, known as the "City of Thousand Temples." The morning air is fresh and cool as you set out on your exciting adventure.
7:30 AM: Arrive in Kanchipuram, where you'll begin your spiritual journey with a visit to the Kamakshi Amman Temple. This ancient and revered temple is dedicated to the goddess Kamakshi, a form of Parvati. Marvel at the exquisite architecture, intricate sculptures, and vibrant festivals that bring this temple to life. Explore the temple complex, where the towering Gopuram (tower), intricately carved pillars, and the sanctum sanctorum await your admiration.
9:00 AM: Your next destination is the Ekambareswarar Temple, one of the largest temples in Kanchipuram, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple's 57-meter-high Gopuram and the massive mango tree in the courtyard, believed to be over 3,500 years old, are major highlights.
10:30 AM: Continue your temple tour with a visit to the Kailasanathar Temple, one of the oldest temples in Kanchipuram, also dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple's Dravidian-style architecture, intricate carvings, and well-preserved frescoes will transport you back in time.
11:30 AM: The next stop is the Varadharaja Perumal Temple, a renowned temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Admire its exquisite architecture and beautiful sculptures. Don't miss the 100-pillar hall, a testament to ancient engineering marvels.
12:00 PM: It's time to savor a traditional South Indian lunch at a local restaurant in Kanchipuram, where you can enjoy the authentic flavors of the region.
1:00 PM: Depart from Kanchipuram to Vellore, a city steeped in history and spirituality.
3:00 PM: Arrive in Vellore and prepare to be awestruck by the Golden Temple, also known as Sripuram Mahalakshmi Temple. This spiritual and architectural marvel is covered with gold-plated sheets and adorned with intricate sculptures and carvings. Take your time to explore the temple complex and immerse yourself in the golden exteriors and the serene ambiance.
4:00 PM: Next, delve into history with a visit to Vellore Fort, a 16th-century marvel. The fort's impressive ramparts, surrounding moat, and an ancient Hindu temple within the fort complex make for a captivating visit. As you walk along the fort walls, you'll feel the history come alive and enjoy panoramic views of the surroundings.
5:00 PM: To unwind and soak in the peaceful atmosphere, visit Jalakandeswarar Temple Tank. Known for its tranquil ambiance and believed to have healing properties, it's a popular spot for meditation and reflection.
6:00 PM: Bid adieu to Vellore as you begin your journey back to Chennai. The evening drive offers a chance to reflect on the day's experiences and the rich history of the region.
8:30 PM: Arrive back in Chennai, concluding the tour with beautiful memories of the temples, their rich history, and the spiritual and architectural wonders you've explored.
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.