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Sacred Sripuram & Temple Treasures: A Day Tour from Chennai

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 15 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating day tour from Chennai to explore the spiritual and historical gems of Kanchipuram and Vellore. Delve into the rich heritage of Vellore Fort, an ancient citadel graced with the Jalakandeswarar Temple and the fascinating Government Museum. Then, witness the opulent magnificence of the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, adorned with a staggering 1,500 kg of pure gold. As you journey back, discover Kanchipuram, the “City of Thousand Temples,” with visits to renowned shrines like Kailasanathar, Ekambareswarar, Varadharaja, Vaikundhaperumal, and Kamakshiamman temples. A spiritual and historical odyssey awaits in this unforgettable day tour.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the historic Vellore Fort, an imposing 16th-century citadel surrounded by granite walls.
  • Visit the enchanting Jalakandeswarar Temple within the fort, adorned with intricate sculptures.
  • Discover the Government Museum, housing prehistoric relics and captivating natural history exhibits.
  • Marvel at the opulence of the Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, covered in an astonishing 1,500 kg of pure gold.
  • Journey through Kanchipuram, the "City of Thousand Temples," and explore ancient shrines with exquisite architecture and sculptures, including Kailasanathar, Ekambareswarar, Varadharaja, Vaikundhaperumal, and Kamakshiamman temples.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 256
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 489
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 744
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 947
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1171
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1427
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1683
8 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 1893
9 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 2103

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 6:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 6:00 PM

Tour Itinerary:

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.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottled drinking water (2 bottle per person)
  • Any meal
  • Tips to driver & guide
  • Monuments entrances
  • Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary

Languages

English

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