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Spiritual Sojourn: Chennai to Tiruvannamalai Temple & Ashram Tour

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Product Code : AGORA394

Embark on a transformative journey with our Spiritual Sojourn private tour from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai. Explore the grand Arunachaleswarar Temple and delve into the spiritual teachings and practices of the revered sage Ramana Maharshi at his ashram. Visit Skandashramam, the cave where he meditated, and immerse yourself in the serene natural beauty of the surrounding hill. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Tiruvannamalai and return to Chennai with a deeper understanding of spirituality and self-realization.

6:00 AM - Depart from Chennai: Start your day early and depart from Chennai in a private car with a knowledgeable driver. Get ready for a day filled with spiritual exploration and cultural experiences.

10:00 AM - Arrival at Arunachaleswarar Temple: Arrive at Tiruvannamalai and head straight to the Arunachaleswarar Temple, one of the most revered Shiva temples in South India. Marvel at the grand architecture, intricate sculptures, and vibrant rituals that take place at the temple. Learn about the history, mythology, and spiritual significance of the temple from your guide.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Explore Arunachaleswarar Temple: Spend a couple of hours exploring the temple complex, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere, and witnessing the daily rituals and prayers of the devotees. Admire the ornate carvings, sculptures, and gopurams (temple towers) that adorn the temple premises.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch break.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Visit Ramana Maharshi Ashram: Drive to Ramana Maharshi Ashram, a serene spiritual retreat dedicated to the teachings of the renowned sage Ramana Maharshi. Explore the ashram and learn about the life, teachings, and spiritual practices of Ramana Maharshi, a revered saint and philosopher who advocated self-inquiry as a path to self-realization.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Visit Virupaksha Cave: Explore Virupaksha Cave, a cave associated with Ramana Maharshi, located on the foothills of Arunachala. This cave is where Ramana Maharshi is believed to have attained self-realization. Contemplate and meditate in the tranquil ambiance of the cave, and feel inspired by the spiritual energy of the place.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Visit Skandashramam: Drive to Skandashramam, another cave on the sacred Arunachala hill associated with the renowned sage Ramana Maharshi. Trek up the hill and visit the cave where Ramana Maharshi is said to have spent several years in deep meditation. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding natural beauty and experience the serenity of the place.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Explore Tiruvannamalai Town: Drive back to Tiruvannamalai town and spend some leisure time exploring the local markets. Discover unique handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region. Interact with the locals and immerse yourself in the local culture and way of life.

5:00 PM - Departure: Start your return journey back to Chennai, which is approximately 200 kilometers and takes around 4 hours to reach. Reflect on the spiritual and cultural experiences of the day as you travel back to Chennai.

9:00 PM - Arrival in Chennai: Arrive in Chennai by late evening and conclude your day trip to Tiruvannamalai with cherished memories of the sacred sojourn, enriched with spiritual insights and cultural discoveries.

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.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.