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South India Temples & Ayurveda Treatment

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Product Code : AGORA348

The "South India Temples & Ayurveda Treatment" tour offers a captivating journey through the cultural and spiritual heart of South India. Beginning in Chennai, the itinerary encompasses iconic landmarks such as the historic Fort St. George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mahabalipuram. The tour delves into the spiritual hubs of Pondicherry, Thanjavur, and Madurai, where ancient temples and sacred ashrams await exploration. Additionally, the itinerary includes a rejuvenating Ayurvedic retreat at Kalari Kovilakom, offering personalized treatments, yoga, and meditation. The tour concludes in Cochin, showcasing its colonial architecture, vibrant markets, and traditional Kathakali dance performances, providing a holistic experience of South India's rich heritage, spirituality, and wellness traditions.


Day 1: Arrival in Chennai

Upon landing at Chennai airport, you'll be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to your luxurious 5-star hotel. After settling in, begin your Chennai exploration by visiting the historic Fort St. George, a colonial-era fort housing a museum that chronicles the history of the British rule in India. Next, explore the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a Dravidian-style temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and end your day with a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Marina Beach, one of the longest urban beaches in the world.


Day 2: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (120km/3hrs approx)

Post breakfast, journey to Mahabalipuram with a stop at the ancient town of Kanchipuram, famed for its temples and silk sarees. Explore Ekambareswarar Temple, one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalams representing Earth. Visit Kamakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, and Kailasanathar Temple, the oldest temple in Kanchipuram dedicated to Lord Shiva. Continue to Mahabalipuram to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, a massive open-air bas-relief, and Pancha Rathas, a group of monolithic rock-cut temples.


Day 3: Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry (120km/3hrs approx)

Embark on a scenic drive to Pondicherry, checking in at a luxurious 5-star hotel. Explore the French Quarter's colonial architecture, reminiscent of its French colonial past. Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community founded by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and Auroville township, an experimental township promoting human unity and international cooperation. Enjoy a stroll along the Promenade Beach, lined with palm trees and colonial buildings.


Day 4: Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Gangaikonda Cholapuram - Darasuram - Thanjavur (180km/4hrs approx)

After breakfast, proceed to Thanjavur, visiting Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, dedicated to Lord Shiva in his dancing form. Explore Gangaikonda Cholapuram, a temple built by the Chola dynasty, and Darasuram, home to the Airavatesvara Temple known for its intricate carvings. Check in at a lavish hotel in Thanjavur and explore Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a marvel of Chola architecture.


Day 5: Thanjavur - Trichy - Chettinad (140km/3hrs approx)

Visit Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur, marveling at its towering gopuram and detailed sculptures. Proceed to Trichy to explore Rock Fort Temple, a fortress temple perched on a rock, offering panoramic views of the city. Visit Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, one of India's largest Hindu temples. Later, check in at a hotel in Chettinad and explore the region's heritage, characterized by its unique architecture and culinary delights.


Day 6: Chettinad - Madurai (90km/2hrs approx)

Explore Chettinad's architectural gems, including Chettinad Palace, a blend of Indian and European architectural styles, and various temples showcasing intricate craftsmanship. Later, drive to Madurai and check in at a hotel. Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple in the evening, an architectural marvel with towering gopurams, vibrant sculptures, and a bustling market inside.


Day 7: Madurai - Kalari Kovilakom (225km/5hrs approx)

After a city tour of Madurai, visiting Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and Gandhi Memorial Museum, drive to Kalari Kovilakom for a 5-night Ayurvedic retreat. Experience traditional Keralan Ayurvedic treatments, therapies, yoga, and meditation in a serene and tranquil environment.


Day 8 - 12: Kalari Kovilakom

Engage in personalized Ayurvedic treatments, including Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Panchakarma therapies, tailored to rejuvenate and restore balance to your body and mind. Participate in daily yoga and meditation sessions, and savor healthy vegetarian meals prepared according to Ayurvedic principles.


Day 13: Kalari Kovilakom - Cochin (255km/5hrs approx)

Say goodbye to Kalari Kovilakom and drive to Cochin. Check in at a hotel. Explore Fort Kochi, known for its colonial architecture, and witness a Kathakali dance performance, a traditional dance form depicting Indian epics, folklore, and mythology.


Day 14: Cochin - Departure

Embark on a Cochin sightseeing tour, visiting Dutch Palace, showcasing Kerala murals, Jewish Synagogue, adorned with Belgian chandeliers and hand-painted tiles, St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, and the famous Mattancherry Spice Market, a bustling market offering a variety of spices, tea, and local produce. Explore Fort Kochi's historic area before transferring to Cochin or Coimbatore airport for your departure, concluding your memorable South India journey.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 13 Nights' accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.