Duration: 02 Nights/ 03 Days
3 days Kanchipuram Weekend Pilgrimage Tour
Moring pick-up from advised location/Airport in Chennai & drive to Kanchipuram. On arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up time for relaxation. After lunch proceed for half day temple tour of Kanchipuram. It is a city of thousand temples. One of the seven sacred cities of Hindus, it was the capital of the early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century BC. Kanchi was a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay
Morning at leisure. After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Kanchipuram which will include:
Kailasanatha Temple: It was constructed in the 8th century and has a beautiful panel depicting ‘Lord Shiva and Parvati’ during a dance. The Ardhanareeswarar is one of the best sculptural wonder.
Vaikunta Perumal Temple: This Vaishnavite temple dates back to the 8th century and was built by Nandivarman Pallava. Battle scenes depicting Pallava Valour are carved on the panels surrounding the main hall.
Varadaraja Temple : This 100 pillared hall of this temple stands testimony to the artistry of the sculptors of Vijaynagar. The annual Garuda Utsavam festival (May – June) is very colourful and draws thousands of devotees.
Kamakshi Amman Temple :Dedicated to the goddess Kamakshi (Parvati) is one of the three holy places of Sakthi worship in India and was built by me Cholas in the 14th century.
Lord Subramanya Temple at Tiruttani: Tiruttani, 42 km from Kanchipuram, has a temple which is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Situated on a hilltop, the temple is accessible by road as well as the 365 steps on the hill which are said to represent 365 days of the year. The Karthigai festival in December attracts lots of tourists.
Evening return back to the hotel at Kanchipuram for overnight stay.
Munch your breakfast and then leave for Pondicherry by afternoon. Pondicherry is 260 kms from Tirupati and it will take you around 6 hours to reach there. Pondicherry is a place which presents a unique amalgam of the eastern and western influences.
The place is a famous tourist destination and people from all over visit here to have a look at its beautiful attractions. On reaching Pondicherry, check-in to the hotel and freshen up yourself for sightseeing at the place. Begin with some relaxing time at the Promenade Beach.
Enjoy the pleasant weather of the place and capture some special moments at the beach. In the evening, you can go for some street shopping at the Nehru Street Market. After sightseeing all day, return to the hotel for dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.