Same Day Excursion Chennai To Kanchipuram & Vellore Temples
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Product Code : AGORA393
On this full day excursion private tour you will visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in Vellore. This temple is gilded with 1500kg of pure gold, double the dome of the Golden Temple at Amritsar. Also visit 16th-century Vellore Fort & Jalakandeswarar Temple inside the fort which features many ornate sculptures. On the way back visit Kanchipuram known for being a culture and philosophical hub, a golden city of thousand temples, and beautiful Kanchipuram sarees. Private English speaking accompanied tour guide from Chennai, air-conditioned transport from pick up till drop off to your hotel, and entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.
Pick up from your hotel for full day private excursion to visit Kanchipuram & Vellore Temples.
Golden Temple Sripuram located on 100 acres of land and has been constructed by the Vellore-based charitable trust, Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by its spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as ‘Narayani Amma’. The temple with its gold (1500 kg) covering, has intricate work done by artisans specialising in temple art using gold. Every single detail was manually created, including converting the gold bars into gold foils and then mounting the foils on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 10 layers has been mounted on the etched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art has significance from the vedas.
The Vellore Fort built during Channa Bommi Nayaka and Thimma Reddy Nayaka in the 15th century and happens to be one of the best examples of military architecture in South India. These two who built Vellore fort were Chieftains under Sadashiva Raya who was the ruler of Vijayanagara at that time. It is one of the most massive forts built during its time and is considered as one of the unique forts in India. It is spread over an area of more than 500 meters, situated at an altitude of 220m. Located right in the centre of the city, it has a giant moat at its entrance, where 10,000 crocodiles used to swim earlier.
Jalakandeswarar Temple located, precisely within Vellore Fort. The temple is a magnificent representation of grand Vijayanagaram Architecture. One may also observe detailed sculptures dedicated to other Hindu deities such as Lord Vishnu, Goddess Mahalakshmi, Goddess Parvati, Lord Brahma, and Goddess Saraswathi. The Temple is a highly regarded landmark highlighting the architectural skill of ancient times, while showcasing the significance of special traditions upheld by the Hindu community, which invoke feelings of peace and a connection to the divine.
On the way back visit Kanchipuram known for being a culture and philosophical hub, a golden city of thousands of temples, and Kanchipuram sarees. The city is home to the famous Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, which is the highly revered abode of Kamakshi (Goddess Parvathi) - consort of Lord Shiva. The Kailasanathar Temple is known for its magnificent architecture. The highest, largest and most impressive temple in the town, spanning 40 acres and dating back to the Pallava period is the Ekambeshwarar Temple. Varadharaja Perumal Temple one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is of immense religious importance. The Devarajaswami Temple was constructed by the Vijayanagar kings.
After sightseeing return to Chennai and drop off to your hotel.
Private air-conditioned deluxe car for sightseeing and excursion as per...
Accompanied English speaking tour guide from Chennai.
Bottled drinking water in car.
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