Indicative Pick Up Time: 6:00 AM
Indicative Drop Off Time: 6:00 PM
Pick Up from Your Hotel (6:00 AM): Your day begins with a prompt pick-up from your hotel in Chennai, setting the stage for a spiritual and historical journey to Kanchipuram and Vellore.
Journey to Vellore (Approx. 2.5 Hours): Relax and enjoy a scenic drive to Vellore, a city known for its rich history and iconic landmarks. On arrival, you'll explore the 16th-century Vellore Fort, an imposing structure surrounded by granite walls and a moat. Inside the fort, you'll visit the Jalakandeswarar Temple, adorned with intricate sculptures. Additionally, the Government Museum nearby houses prehistoric relics and fascinating natural history exhibits.
Visit Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple: Your next stop is the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, located within the serene Sripuram spiritual park at the foothills of lush green hills. This remarkable temple is adorned with an astonishing 1,500 kg of pure gold, surpassing even the iconic Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Explore Kanchipuram (Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes): En route back to Chennai, you'll visit Kanchipuram, often referred to as the "City of Thousand Temples." Here, you'll explore a selection of ancient temples that showcase exquisite architecture and intricate sculptures.
Kailasanathar Temple: This 8th-century temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and renowned for its remarkable architecture. As you wander through its premises, you'll discover 58 small shrines surrounding the main shrine compound wall.
Ekambareswarar Temple: Visit another ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple boasts a 2,500-year-old mango tree with four branches, each yielding different varieties of mangoes, adding to the site's unique charm.
Varadharaja Temple: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is celebrated for its exquisite sculptures and spiritual significance.
Vaikundhaperumal Temple: Explore a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, listed among the revered 108 Divyadesams.
Kamakshiamman Temple: Conclude your temple tour at the Kamakshiamman Temple, devoted to Goddess Kamakshi, one of the holy Shakthi worship places in India.
Drop Off at Your Hotel (6:00 PM): After a day filled with spiritual exploration and historical wonders, you'll be conveniently dropped off at your hotel in Chennai, concluding your memorable journey through Kanchipuram and Vellore.